Parliament

Nigel Farage has spoken out against the High Court's Article 50 ruling

The unhinged backlash to the High Court’s Brexit ruling

4 November 2016 13:50

As a general rule, any day the government loses in court is a good day. So yesterday was an especially…

Theresa May will only regret it if she doesn’t call an early election

3 November 2016 14:30

Is there anything more absurd than hearing a bunch of Remainers claiming that they have achieved a great victory for…

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Parliamentarians vs Corbynistas – two tribes at war in the Labour Party conference

27 September 2016 12:35

Quite extraordinary scenes here at the Labour Party conference. I’m typing this in the main conference hall and have just…

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Labour MP climbs the greasy pole with Flora plug

5 September 2016 17:06

After the Government released its childhood obesity strategy last month, Theresa May stood accused of sidelining the issue. So, Mr S was…

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‘Our Jo’: MPs unite in grief to pay tribute to Jo Cox in Parliament

20 June 2016 15:03

MPs from all parties have gathered in the Commons to pay tribute to murdered Labour MP Jo Cox. Parliament was…

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Parliament is becoming an easy place for ministers to calm rows

12 April 2016 9:15

The government has had a messy few weeks: that much is clear. And the latest mess, which is the row…

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Listen: Justin Webb takes Amber Rudd to task on Today over her ‘plague of frogs’ Brexit claims

24 March 2016 10:24

Today Amber Rudd is doing her bit for the In campaign with a speech in which she will warn the nation that…

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Watch: Norman Smith’s live BBC broadcast interrupted by Parliament security

23 March 2016 15:02

While PMQs took place in the Commons this lunchtime, outside in the Central Lobby a protest could be heard. Disability campaigners…

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Parliament mystery: late night break-in at journalists’ bar

22 February 2016 12:34

This weekend saw a host of EU drama unfold, as a number of Cabinet Ministers rebelled against David Cameron on…

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Tories worry about plan to Short change opposition parties

21 January 2016 16:22

Labour is a very poor opposition at the moment, and no amount of money could fix that. But the government…

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Why is Parliament debating a petition written by ‘total bigots’?

22 September 2015 14:55

Shortly after MPs return from the conference recess, they will debate a petition that orders the government to ‘close all…

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Speaker Bercow: Corbyn will need to stick with new PMQs tone for months

22 September 2015 8:41

John Bercow has long made clear that he would like MPs to behave a little better at Prime Minister’s Questions,…

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PMQs sketch: Jeremy Corbyn’s master plan

16 September 2015 17:13

Jezza! What a genius. The master plan is clear at last. You spend four days plumbing new depths of political…

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PMQs: Corbyn’s defensive performance gets him through unscathed

16 September 2015 13:29

After the 72 hours that he has had, I suspect that Jeremy Corbyn is quite relieved to have got through…

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The best arguments from the assisted dying debate

11 September 2015 13:11

The debate currently taking place on the second reading of the Assisted Dying Bill in the Commons is one of…

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Podcast: Morality and privacy online, and how the SNP MPs may save the Union

23 July 2015 9:55

The hacking of adultery website Ashley Madison has raised the question of whether there is such a thing as privacy…

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Jeremy Corbyn reunites with his old ‘comrade’ Gerry Adams in Parliament

21 July 2015 18:04

Jeremy Corbyn just can’t help making friends wherever he goes. He previously described Hamas operatives as ‘friends’ and now he…

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Philip Davies moves on from Esther McVey

8 July 2015 9:30

When Esther McVey moved into Philip Davies’ flat in 2013, the pair were quick to dispel rumours that they were…

Lionel Ritchie attended a Jewish Care dinner with Lord Levy and Prince William

Lionel Richie is an unusual ‘Face in the Crowd’ on Parliament visit

15 June 2015 17:16

You might expect to see Lionel Richie pass outside your door, if you were in the Ivy last night, or…

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Revealed: the lords who haven’t paid their bar tabs

11 June 2015 14:49

Members of the House of Commons were reprimanded in the media for splashing out £11,000 in just one week in…

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RIP Charles Kennedy, but did we really need 27 tributes in the House of Commons?

4 June 2015 14:45

Is it too cynical to say that the tributes paid to Charles Kennedy in the House of Commons yesterday were…

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Ed Miliband returns to the Commons as Osborne announces £3bn of more cuts

4 June 2015 13:53

Ed Miliband has wasted little time in returning to speaking duties in the House of Commons. George Osborne came to…

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Introducing David ‘London’ Lammy and John ‘Flashy’ Whittingdale

20 May 2015 13:50

Given that a horde of new MPs have recently descended on Parliament, it’s understandable that staff may have some difficulty remembering…

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A very modern Parliament causes problems for the Tories

15 May 2015 11:56

With 190 women elected last week and the number of ethnic minority MPs hitting record levels, Parliament is slowly beginning…

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The one thing sadder than an ex-MP

14 May 2015 16:21

Tonight at midnight, something will change in Parliament. All the MPs who lost their seats in last week’s elections will…