I JOINED thousands of people from across Wales, including many from Penarth and Cardiff, to take part in the People’s Vote march in London last Saturday.

With an estimated one million people of all ages, from every corner of the UK and from all walks of life marching, the message was absolutely clear - that the people must be given a final say on this Brexit disaster.

The atmosphere on the day was electric, and it was a real pleasure to join so many MPs, many thousands of people from the Labour and Co-operative families, and friends old and new at what was an incredible public statement.

Meanwhile the petition that was launched calling for Article 50 to be revoked and for the UK to remain in the EU stood – at the time of writing this column – at 5.7 million signatures and climbing, with almost 11,000 signatures from this constituency (amounting to nearly 10 per cent of all constituents here).

On Monday, the Prime Minister suffered another humiliating defeat in the House, when MPs voted to take control of the parliamentary timetable in an unprecedented move to try to find a majority for any Brexit option.

The PM lost the vote by 329 votes to 302, with 30 of her own MPs voting against her, including three ministers.

She has lost complete control of her party, her cabinet and of the Brexit process.

Parliament has fought back - and now MPs must take responsibility for the process because the government is not doing its job.

As I write this, we are awaiting a series of indicative votes on Wednesday to find out what kind of Brexit has most support among MPs – with potential options including a "softer Brexit", a customs union with the EU and another referendum.

The aim of this is to test the will of Parliament to see what, if anything, commands a majority.

It really is astonishing that we have come to this – and yet Theresa May has already said there is no guarantee that she will abide by the wishes of the House.

Away from Brexit, my Home Affairs Committee colleagues and I held an evidence session as part our inquiry into serious violence.

We heard from, among others, Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, about the effectiveness of the Government and police service's activities to counter the recent increase in violent crime, and the challenges facing police in this time of cutbacks.