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David Cameron and Michael Gove to abstain on key Recall Bill vote – to keep Lib Dems happy

27 October 2014 19:32

MPs have a free vote tonight on Zac Goldsmith’s amendment to the Recall Bill. But I have learned that instead of voting with their Tory colleague, the Prime Minister and… Continue reading

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Miliband takes on Cameron over Freud; Ukip gets a dig on recall

15 October 2014 13:48

When Ed Miliband started speaking at PMQs today you could tell straight away that he had a foul sore throat. Combine that with the promising unemployment figures out today and… Continue reading

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Who is the rogue person asking MPs about attacks on Syria?

24 September 2014 13:22

MPs are still waiting to hear confirmation that Parliament is being recalled on Friday, although many have been told to expect a sitting to discuss military intervention against Isis. The… Continue reading

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Patrick Mercer, whose involvement in a lobbying scandal led him to stand down as an MP. Should his Newark constituents have been able to trigger a by-election? Image: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

After Mercer, Hancock, Miller and now Ruffley, we need a proper MPs Recall Bill

29 July 2014 10:30

There seem to have been few people who did not offer their two cents on David Ruffley. From domestic violence charities to his political opponents, in the chattering classes and… Continue reading

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MP recall is a populist gesture that cheapens our democracy

5 June 2014 10:58

Anger is a bad counsellor. A lot of voters are angry with MPs and want to punish them. They believe that during the recent economic crisis, many MPs had only… Continue reading

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Podcast: The Queen’s Speech and the farce of recall and the fight for Ukip’s soul

5 June 2014 10:35

Was this year’s Queen Speech a waste of time? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, the Conservative MPs Zac Goldsmith and Chris Skidmore discuss the government’s plan for the… Continue reading

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Video: Zac Goldsmith says Queen’s Speech is ‘conning’ the public over recall of MPs

4 June 2014 16:58

Four years after promising a recall system for MPs, the coalition has delivered on its promise in today’s Queen Speech. Or has it? The Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith doesn’t think… Continue reading

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Downing Street confirms Coffee House scoop on Cabinet row

4 March 2014 13:24

As James exclusively revealed on Coffee House this morning, an ambush took place at this morning’s Cabinet meeting on legislation for an EU referendum and recall of MPs. Downing Street… Continue reading

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Members Of The New Coalition Cabinet Arrive For Their First Cabinet Meeting

Primaries and recall elections may be nice ideas, but they won’t transform British politics

3 June 2013 13:14

Say at least this for those twin gadflies Douglas Carswell MP and Daniel Hannan MEP, they are optimists in a political scene often dominated by a certain brand of dreary… Continue reading

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