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Cam Direct. Grieve Indirect

The result of tonight's vote on prisoner votes has never been in doubt. The Commons has overwhelmingly voted for the Straw-Davis motion. What was always going to be most interesting was the Government's response. D...

Bercow helps Cam

David Cameron has often made gags at John Bercow's expense. But today the Speaker looks like he is going to give Number 10 a bit of breathing space on prisoner votes. Two separate sources tell me that the Speaker i...

SureStart Cherry Pickers

Ed Mili went in hard today on cuts to Sure Start children's centres. The PM responded by chucking back a quote from the DayCare Trust and 4Children to back his case. Labour rightly pointed out that in fact the cash...

No.10 shifts on prisoner votes

David Cameron came under a barrage of friendly fire in PMQs. But on the issue of voting rights for prisoners, it felt to me like a significant shift in tone - and possibly in policy. Tackled by Tory MP Priti Patel ...

The Speaker backs MPs on exes

John Bercow's submission to IPSA makes fascinating reading. He makes clear that an overhaul of the expenses system was long overdue and welcome. But the Speaker also stresses that, in his personal opinion, IPSA has to...

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