Phi Wire Hand Picked Politics - Live

  • Sam Jordison | Yorkshire Day? No thanks | Sam Jordison

    • source icon
    • 14:00
  • Chancellor @George_Osborne & I have announced £2m of funding to ensure Eastbourn...

    • source icon
    • 13:49
  • Jim Murphy | Even the hecklers get soaked in this old style political tour

    • source icon
    • 13:29
  • Norman Tebbit | Having your cake and eating it won't win you a majority in 2015, Mr Cameron

    • source icon
    • 13:17
  • Mark Wallace | Labour: Taxing you from cradle to grave

    • source icon
    • 13:00
  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

Story Tracker

Select Story:

Leaders 'set aside' collective responsibility

Leaders 'set aside' collective responsibility

David Cameron and Nick Clegg have formally agreed to "set aside" Cabinet collective responsiblity over boundary changes, Downing Street has revealed.

No.10 said the decision to suspend ministerial responsibility, agreed before a Lords vote yesterday, was "the first time it has happened under this Coalition".

Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood witnessed and minuted the formal agreement yesterday and considered it was permissible under current rules governing the ministerial code.

The Prime Minister also formally announced the move to Cabinet this morning, his spokesman said.

It gives the green light for Liberal Democrats to vote against the Government's legislation when it comes to the Commons.

It follows a vote from peers last night to delay the a boundary review until after the next election.

Lib Dem peers backed a Labour amendment to the Electoral Registration and Administration Bill pushing the review back until October 2018.

Mr Cameron's hopes of using the Parliament Act to overturn the amendment suffered a further setback after it emerged the SNP would join Labour and the Lib Dems in opposing the measures.

Green Box: Leaders 'set aside' collective responsibilityClick to open

+ Expand all - Collapse all

Recommended External Links

Full access for £22 a month...

PoliticsHome PRO Find out more

Related PRO Content

On air

Lord Rennard: In the long term we do want boundary reform

15/01/2013 on The Daily Politics, BBC 2