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Liz Truss believes the prison system must do more to help offenders turn their lives around. The justice secretary talks to Alan Mak about rehabilitation, the British Bill of Rights and learning from Michael Gove
Next week’s Northern Ireland Assembly election comes at a time of increasing polarisation over Brexit. Historian and crossbench peer Paul Bew looks ahead to the vote
The decision to do away with wigs worn by the clerks in the House of Commons risks adding to the erosion of parliament's authority
Like Members’ top hats and tailcoats before them, the wigs worn by House of Commons Clerks are being retired. For practical and financial reasons it is the right thing to do, writes David Natzler
Young people are challenging the stigma around mental health. But this progress in society has not been matched by improvements in provision
Theresa May's trip to the US was a bold diplomatic stroke. But her offer of a 2017 state visit could backfire spectacularly.
Agnes Chambre sits down with parliamentarians to find out more about the human side of politics. This week, Ilford North MP Wes Streeting (and his office roommate, Peter Kyle)
Arctic waters have been the subject of great interest and activity recently, with China and Russia increasing their presence. Elisabeth Braw considers the implications for the UK and its allies
The Government's prison reforms are "doomed to fail" unless it takes heed of a damning select committee report released today, Shadow Justice Secretary Lord Falconer warns.
Our comprehensive guide to the Select Committees of the House of Commons
We must challenge the stigma around mental health – and the House of Commons is leading the way, writes the Speaker John Bercow
The disruptive conference recess leaves Parliament unable to function, and gives the executive freedom from scrutiny. It's time for change, writes the Speaker of the House of Commons
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Launched in partnership with The National Lottery, it aims to promote dialogue and support Parliamentarians working to nurture a more connected society.
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