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Open spaces: Scottish Parliament may decide the right to roam in the Highlands

A right to roam across Scotland's hills will be one of the first Bills to be passed by the Scottish Parliament, predict the walkers. But it's not something that those in the know are holding their breath about. Stephen Goodwin and

Our new MPs: young, but more interested in trivia than rebellion

House of Commons Reform

Leading Article: The problem with Parliament...

The week when politicians go on their no doubt richly deserved summer holidays is just the week to take a look at how well we are served by the Palace of Westminster. Why? Because the judgments of politicians themselves on the matter are very often worst of all: better for us to discuss the subject quietly, in their collective absence, and hope that they can be persuaded when they return to view their ingrown world from the outside.

Scots Tories to debate devolution

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Boys' club grudgingly gives room to women

Watch out, boys - they're coming. From now on, the House of Commons will no longer be a men-only club - albeit one which has grudgingly opened its doors to women.

Drawn to the truth: Cartoons chart women's battle for equality

The cartoon dates from 1928. "The Parliament of the future", it says, under a picture of an all-female House. If only, the sisters of the Nineties might reply.

Tartan dividend pays off for Scots

The tartan dividend, the difference between Whitehall spending in England and Scotland, has risen by two-thirds over five years.

Gorman 'insulted' by Chief Whip over referendum Bill

Teresa Gorman yesterday said she was "insulted" by the Chief Whip, Alastair Goodlad, as the Government attempted to force her to drop a backbench European referendum Bill which threatened an embarrassing split in the Government.

Full-time attack on Asda chief

Labour warned yesterday that the voters of Tunbridge Wells would be "short- changed" if they voted for the Tory candidate Archie Norman at the next election - because the Asda chairman believes that being an MP is not a full-time job.

Shopped: Tory whose tills share his toils

Labour warned yesterday that the voters of Tunbridge Wells would be "short-changed" if they voted for the Tory candidate Archie Norman at the election, because the Asda store chairman believes that being an MP is not a full-time job.

Precarious balance of power before the showdown

Alan Watkins on politics

Labour under fire over Police Bill

The new leader of the 9,000 barristers in England and Wales launched a stinging attack last night on the Labour Party for failing to oppose the Government's "law and order" programme.

Time to win some political gold medals

Parliament cannot win the public's trust without wholesale reform
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