At the time of writing this the Brexit chaos is continuing, and it won’t be clear what the outcome of this week’s events and votes will be until after this column is published – so I’ll come back to the subject next week.

Despite being in this most crucial of times, MPs are still incredibly busy with other matters.

I attended a very informative session with the National Police Air Service, as part of my behind-the-scenes insights with the Parliamentary Police Scheme and informing my work on the Home Affairs Committee in Parliament. The work of these skilled police officers and pilots in helping to fight crime is amazing.

Yet these are challenging times for all areas of the police, and it was disappointing to hear the Prime Minister say there is no link between Tory police cuts and the rise in knife crime and serious violence across the country. I think that’s a shameful view to take.

Despite my long running campaign with our Labour Police and Crime Commissioner, the Tories have yet to ensure fair funding for Cardiff and for South Wales Police.

Officers here are doing a great job across south Wales, in community centres, schools and shops, raising awareness of knife crime and the dangers of carrying a knife.

But just last week the Chief Constable stressed that if properly funded to cover the needs of policing a capital city with the additional pressures that presents, he could put 60 additional officers onto issues such as this.

It’s simply not good enough from the Prime Minister, when knife crime is on the increase.

Meanwhile my constituency appointments included a visit to the Salvation Army-run Tŷ Gobaith Lifehouse just across the Bay, to see how they are helping people rebuild their lives and escape homelessness.

I spoke to some of the people who are staying at the centre having become homeless for a whole range of reasons, and heard some incredible stories of lives being turned around.

It was inspiring to hear how, thanks to the dedicated staff, they are getting a fresh start in life, building up their confidence through life skills training, adult education and counselling.

I was also delighted that our Penarth and Vale Labour councillors have been fighting to secure an agreement from the Vale of Glamorgan Council to allocate funds to ensure the 95a/b bus services through Llandough, including the hospital, can continue.