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The six strangest moments from Parliament’s prorogation protest

10 September 2019 11:25

Early this morning at around 2am, the Commons witnessed some of the most extraordinary behaviour seen in the Chamber in living memory,…

The vices and virtues of Theresa May’s honours list

10 September 2019 7:41

An awful lot of Theresa May’s resignation honours list is awful. In no particular order: Knighting Geoff Boycott would be…

Who will replace John Bercow as Speaker?

10 September 2019 7:35

Now that John Bercow has announced his imminent departure, an inevitable political bun fight will surely follow. The outgoing Speaker…

May’s ‘sickening’ knighthood U-turn

10 September 2019 0:02

David Cameron notably came under fire from all quarters when his Resignation Honours list was released in 2016. The former PM’s…

Full list: Theresa May’s resignation honours

10 September 2019 0:01

Resignation Honours 2019   CH   The Rt Hon Sir Patrick MCLOUGHLIN MP Member of Parliament for Derbyshire Dales and…

Grieve’s attempt to politically assassinate Cummings

9 September 2019 23:28

Dominic Grieve’s successful ‘humble address’ motion, to force disclosure of WhatsApp and other digital messages sent by Boris Johnson, is…

John Bercow’s nauseating farewell

9 September 2019 18:37

I didn’t think the smug triumphalism of the Remainer Alliance could get any more nauseating, but this afternoon it did.…

John Bercow has been a necessary defender of Parliament

9 September 2019 18:28

John Bercow’s decision not to stand for re-election will bring some satisfaction to Brexiteers after several miserable weeks. The Speaker…

John Bercow and the abandoning of the Speaker’s impartiality

9 September 2019 18:14

According to John Bercow he has chosen to step down on 31 October because it would be the ‘least disruptive…

Watch: Tory MPs refuse to applaud John Bercow

9 September 2019 16:36

In a long, winding, and emotional speech in the Chamber this afternoon, John Bercow informed MPs that he would be…

John Bercow offers a parting shot as he announces plans to quit

9 September 2019 16:19

Whatever happens in this evening’s election vote, John Bercow will not be the House of Commons Speaker come 1 November.…

Full text: John Bercow’s resignation speech

9 September 2019 16:13

John Bercow has promised to resign as Speaker of the House of Commons by the end of October. Below is his…

We angry Remainers must listen to Leave voters – or risk losing again

9 September 2019 14:24

As a Remain voter who believes that Britain must leave the European Union, I’m finding the Brexit seas ever harder…

Do Remain MPs understand the mood of the country?

9 September 2019 13:40

That the obsessions of Westminster do not necessarily coincide with those of the country has been obvious for a long…

How much collateral damage can the Tory party take?

9 September 2019 13:00

Amber Rudd’s resignation has clearly been a blow to the government, but it wasn’t a huge surprise that she went…

Does Macron grasp what Corbyn would mean for France?

9 September 2019 12:31

I had supper on Saturday with an old friend. She’s a committed French socialist, a schoolteacher in the Parisian suburb…

Ex-Tory rebels plot to reintroduce Theresa May’s Brexit deal

9 September 2019 9:41

The rebel MPs kicked out of the Tory party held a phone conference last night to plot their next move,…

Could civil servants ask the EU for a Brexit extension?

9 September 2019 9:35

It’s very interesting that former Supreme Court judge, Jonathan Sumption, says a court could authorise a civil servant to sign…

In defence of trophy hunting

8 September 2019 7:41

‘Why would anyone want to destroy something so beautiful, then stuff its poor lifeless body to keep as some kind…

James O’Brien and the Carl Beech witch-hunt

7 September 2019 10:23

There is an awful lot going on at present. But there is something that happened recently that I should like…