Chris Bryant

Chris Bryant MP writes a column for The Independent

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Only a parliamentary charter will do for press regulation

The Privy Council must not crumble in the face of bullying

British Prime Minister David Cameron seems exasperated and irritated about Vladimir Putin's supposed snub

Cameron’s patronising attitude towards women will cost him the election

Ninety five years after women got the vote, the Tory Conference will see 128 fringe meetings at which not a single woman is due to speak

Damian McBridge has written a memoir about life inside Brown’s Treasury and Downing Street courts

A Westminster Life: The McBride saga shows the mutual feeding frenzy of press and politicians

Plus: Zero-hours gives the lie to recovery, the death of grassroots politics and family status ought not bind opinions

A Westminster Life: Why is it so hard to like Lib Dems? Is it the sanctimony, or the hypocrisy?

Plus: Freemasonry of the Commons persists and is this the job for Nadine Dorries?

David Cameron is seen addressing the House of Commons during the vote for intervention in Syria

A Political Life: Authority must be earned, and Cameron loses his each time he presumes it

The PM doesn't get that we need to be convinced before any intervention

The Coalitions chance to improve the UK's health has gone up in smoke

Plus: Politics in the civil service? Never. And tempers are rising along with pay

A Political Life: All of these Westminster squabbles mean nothing to the average voter

The truth is that whatever's said between the abbey and the river, all of this is just heard as a very distant rumble out in the country

Sorry, George Osborne, but we can’t go on suspending our disbelief for much longer

Plus: Expensive memories of war; Old jokes aren't the best Boris; A surgeon's dilemma and the dangers of shadow dancing

When the weather’s like this, it’s a very long wait until the next election

Five years is too long for a fixed-term parliament

A volunteer at a Trussell Trust food bank sorts donations to the charity in Salisbury, Wiltshire

A Political Life: So it’s advertising, not dire need, that is driving people to food banks

Poverty is a crisis largely unseen in the drawing rooms of Middle England. Plus, Julain Huppert isn't bullied in the Commons, he's just outnumbered

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