Wednesday 19th January 2011 | 09:27
John Bercow's speech last night to the Institute for Government was a
noteworthy event in more ways than one.
The Speaker made an impressive case that Parliamentary scrutiny has
improved in recent years, and months, w...
Wednesday 19th January 2011 | 08:54
The barricades have gone up again around Parliament and this
afternoon we could be in for a major student protest.
Unlike tuition fees that come into force in a couple of years, losing
£30 a week is very much a here-a...
Tuesday 18th January 2011 | 16:27
As Mark Pritchard's outburst underlined in glorious technicolour last
week, there are a fair few Tory MPs who would be glad to see the back
of Speaker Bercow.
But until recently, the idea of ousting him - a la Sp...
Tuesday 18th January 2011 | 12:53
David Davis and Jack Straw are the hard men of their respective
parties. Have-a-go hero types, separated mainly by their different
views of civil liberties.
But on one issue they are fully in agreement: the wrong-head...
Tuesday 18th January 2011 | 11:27
It's been filibuster heaven in the Lords as Labour peers attempt to
hold up the progress of the AV bill.
For while the Government are undoubtedly well-organised -see James
Landale's excellent scoop on Parliament's new...