Parliament

Is this misunderstanding behind the rise of populism?

26 August 2019 7:00

The latest stage in a series of arcane gambits and cunning plans designed to frustrate Britain’s exit from the EU…

Why October 10th is Boris Johnson’s best bet for a snap election

15 August 2019 7:00

Boris Johnson thrives on risk. His political life so far has consisted of a succession of gambles that have paid…

Jacob Rees-Mogg and the mystery of the conference recess

12 August 2019 10:12

“What is going on with the conference recess?” asked Valerie Vaz during Jacob Rees-Mogg’s first outing for Business Questions as…

Why MPs’ mental health matters

3 July 2019 9:41

Given the level of threats that they face, and the bizarre life they often lead, it’s no surprise that MPs…

This is MPs’ chance to reinvigorate democracy. Will they take it?

27 March 2019 11:52

MPs are rather bewildered today. It’s not just that some of them are trying to understand the intricacies of the…

Not even God knows what happens to Brexit now

22 March 2019 9:06

After yesterday’s historic negotiations between EU leaders here in Brussels – while Theresa May was out of the room –…

The EU has just given parliament more time to take control of Brexit

22 March 2019 7:18

Last night, the EU27 unanimously rejected Theresa May’s request for a June Brexit extension and told her 22 May at…

Why we are still no closer to a Brexit prognosis

10 February 2019 20:19

I have this mental image of Brexit Britain on a hospital ward waiting for treatment that never comes. We are…

MP’s best friendship lies lost in the Commons

14 January 2019 14:45

As the Brexit vote looms closer, the whips are on a hunt for MPs. Not so much to discover how…

Has Speaker Bercow outstayed his welcome?

10 January 2019 15:12

John Bercow has been an excellent, reforming Speaker of the House of Commons. He has supercharged backbenchers with greater use…

Why aren’t there more women MPs?

21 November 2018 15:17

It’s 100 years today since women were able to stand for Parliament, and the Women and Equalities Committee marked it…

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…

How ordinary people are priced out of Parliament by the most expensive job interview on earth

3 September 2018 13:39

Could you afford to go into politics? Chances are that the answer is no, unless you’ve got a spare £10,000…

The Tories only have themselves to blame for the ‘upskirting’ row

15 June 2018 18:25

How embarrassing for Tory MPs: one of their own has managed to block the unblockable: a bill creating a new…

MPs in mess over new data protection laws

14 May 2018 17:31

MPs are frantically deleting casework emails after being mistakenly advised that new regulations mean they have to clear the data…

MPs are making the refit of Parliament all about them. It isn’t.

27 January 2018 16:07

Theresa May likes to avoid awkward rows at all costs: that much we already know. Today’s papers carry two stories…

A guide to Parliament’s Brexit tribes

8 December 2017 15:08

There’s relief in No 10 today after Theresa May and Jean Claude Juncker finally reached deal on the Irish border,…

Twenty years on, Brass Eye is still the best – as this film of unreleased material proves

3 November 2017 18:10

‘Drug use among children has for many an education and with obvious alarm for both parents on the increase almost…

These late night sittings will make Parliament much less productive

13 September 2017 16:12

One of the most noticeable things about MPs as they amble around Westminster today is how tired so many of…

Parliament needs to do far more than just stand up to the latest government power grab

8 September 2017 19:19

What a surprise: a government trying to make it easier to get legislation through the House of Commons. Today’s Huffington…