This week's session marked a return to combat as usual
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Saturday 17 December 2011
Friday 16 December 2011
Backbench discontent with Miliband is brewing again after his Commons performance this week against Cameron
Thursday 01 December 2011
You're probably too young to remember the 1970s. Piles of unburied bodies on the streets. We had to sell our miners to Poland, you know, and the Arabs had a timeshare on Buckingham Palace. Freelance sketch-writers went door-to-door selling their wares. Knock, knock. "Yes?" "You're a pompous idiot and your wife has the face of a weasel. That'll be £750, cash or card, sir?"
Friday 06 May 2011
A serving MP may have taken out a super-injunction preventing details of their activities being exposed, it was disclosed yesterday. The revelation came in the Commons as MPs discussed future parliamentary business – including whether to debate creeping judge-made privacy laws and the use of gagging orders.
Wednesday 16 February 2011
MPs have overturned a proposal to make a referendum on the Westminster voting system non-binding unless 40 per cent of the electorate take part in the poll. Peers backed the measure earlier this month but the Commons rejected the proposal by a majority of 70.
Tuesday 01 February 2011
Ichiro Ozawa, the power broker of the Japanese ruling party, was charged yesterday over a funding scandal, adding to Prime Minister Naoto Kan's woes as he struggles to survive in the face of a divided parliament and sagging support.
Thursday 06 January 2011
The watchdog that oversees parliamentary expenses has hit back at criticism of it by MPs and warned they have not convinced the public the system has been cleaned up.
Friday 10 September 2010
For Lloyd George, "there is no friendship at the top". If the titanic Blair-Brown feud bore out the dictum of a Westminster street-fighter who gave as good as he got, then their intimate enmity has parallels over two centuries.
Monday 05 July 2010
Grateful for Archie Bland’s clarification of the argument about the squatter camp in Parliament Square.
Monday 05 July 2010
I was pleased to see John Rentoul’s post about the encampment in Parliament Square.
Wednesday 04 November 2009
After PMQs, a quick statement by the Speaker on the new chairman of what we have to call IPSA, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, who is Professor Sir Ian Kennedy, who I suppose we should refer to as PSIK.
Wednesday 21 October 2009
BNP leader Nick Griffin will no longer be entitled to a House of Commons pass following a decision taken by MPs.
Monday 12 October 2009
I only found out the day before we came up here that I was going to be getting onto the roof of the mother of all Parliaments."
Sunday 22 October 2006
Thursday 01 June 2006
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Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Scottish Independence Referendum: Salmond described as 'arrogant, ambitious and dishonest' by Scottish women
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 2 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 A third of employers never check job applicants' qualifications, survey finds
- 5 James Foley beheading: Fox news presenter Megyn Kelly annoyed by Ferguson update during broadcast about murdered journalist