Bullying

Exclusive: How MPs could have averted Parliament’s harassment crisis

12 July 2019 19:15

MPs tried to set up an independent complaints process into sexual harassment and bullying as far back as 2016, but…

Will the House of Commons really change after the latest bullying report?

11 July 2019 18:00

Gemma White QC clearly heard many shocking individual cases as she was working on her report into bullying and harassment…

Labour chooses party political interest over tackling Commons bullying

16 October 2018 14:06

Why has Labour decided to give John Bercow at least a stay of execution as Speaker? Emily Thornberry was asked…

Can Parliament really end its toxic culture of bullying and harassment?

15 October 2018 14:52

How could the sort of bullying and sexual harassment detailed in Dame Laura Cox’s report on the treatment of House…

The Spectator Podcast: Putin’s toxic power

15 March 2018 17:35

On this week’s episode, we look at the situation with Russia, and whether diplomatic relations have been poisoned. We also…

MPs avoid turning bullying Urgent Question into a campaign against Bercow

12 March 2018 18:11

When she was moved to the Leader of the House position, it appeared as though Andrea Leadsom was being given…

The latest Labour bullying row highlights the need for an independent body

12 March 2018 17:15

Labour’s internal complaints body looks set to have a busy few weeks. After Debbie Abrahams was effectively suspended as Shadow Work and…

Keith Vaz fixes his fire on the Police Federation

16 May 2014 9:07

The Police Federation is in the firing line this morning, and not before time. The federation sounds like something out…

Who are the real bullies in the Scottish independence debate?

19 February 2014 10:27

Stewart Hosie, the SNP’s finance spokesman at Westminster, said something unwittingly revealing last night. Taking part in the latest of…

How much of homophobia is just generic macho stupidity?

21 November 2013 15:51

I fear that Stonewall are turning into those old colonels who used to write to the Telegraph complaining that the…

The Filth and the Fury

7 March 2010 12:25

On the back of Andrew Rawnsley’s revelations, I decided to write about Gordon Brown’s “bad citizens” for the politics column…

The Row Over Brown’s Temper Just Got Weirder

23 February 2010 10:15

The sight of two unelected members of the legislature and John Prescott lecturing Andrew Rawnsley about political propriety on Newsnight…