Parliament

Are the OBR’s growth forecasts too optimistic?

13 July 2010 15:43

Much ado about the Office for Budget Responsibility’s growth predictions in the Treasury Select Committee earlier, especially as an OBR…

A sensible policy change

5 July 2010 18:04

Tucked away in Nick Clegg’s statement confirming that the referendum on AV was going to be on the 5th of…

Sleeping beauties

1 July 2010 16:09

We can’t really let today go by without mentioning Nicholas Cecil’s extraordinary scoop in the Standard.  Here’s a snippet: “MPs…

The trimmers mobilise

27 June 2010 10:57

The Independent on Sunday reports that a cabal of four disgruntled/horrified Lib Dem MPs have held secret talks with Labour…

Hughes and Davis fomenting rebellion?

24 June 2010 18:08

From opposing sides of the coalition’s strait, two warning shots have been fired across the government’s bows. David Davis has…

Budget 2010 – live blog

22 June 2010 12:26

1343, PH: Harman has sat down now, so we’ll draw the live blog to a close.  I’ll write a summary…

Worrying developments

17 June 2010 17:30

Paul Waugh has news that the Treasury asked a broadcaster to sign a written legal agreement that they would not…

Laughs, politics and sincerity

25 May 2010 17:04

The opening of the Queen’s speech debate is, traditionally, a light-hearted affair. Peter Lilley opened up with a rather witty…

The debate begins in lively fashion

25 May 2010 16:21

The initial exchanges of the Queen’s Speech Debate have just come to a close – and, I must say, it…

What Harriet Harman can do for us all

25 May 2010 13:23

Today’s the day, I suspect, when it will really hit home with Labour that they are now in Opposition.  Attacking…

The Queen’s Speech: full text

25 May 2010 11:46

Via PoliticsHome: HER MAJESTY’S MOST GRACIOUS SPEECH TO BOTH HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT TUESDAY 25 MAY 2010 MY LORDS AND MEMBERS…

A day of pomp and positivity

25 May 2010 11:04

The sun is filtering through the garden at 22 Old Queen Street, and a brass band is marching around St…

A show of Cameron’s adaptability

24 May 2010 20:07

Great to hear that David Cameron has decided to keep the 1922 committee reinstated. This is a significant, unexpected development…

Ministers won’t be able to vote in 1922 elections

24 May 2010 18:58

So it turns out that John Redwood’s uncertainty was well-placed. According to Jonathan Isaby over at ConservativeHome, the Tory chief…

John Redwood "not sure" whether ministers will vote in 1922 Committee

21 May 2010 15:08

John Redwood is interviewed by Andrew Neil on Straight Talk this weekend, and there’s a rather eyecatching exchange where the…

The latest expenses battle

21 May 2010 13:22

IPSA, IPSA, IPSA.  If there’s one thing exercising MPs across all parties at the moment, then it’s the new expenses…

Cameron has won the 1922 Committee vote…

20 May 2010 11:55

…by 168 to 118 votes, according to Paul Waugh.  Comfortable, but not comfortable enough to suggest that there won’t be…

The 1922-2010 Committee

19 May 2010 17:45

In a move of breath-taking audacity, David Cameron has just announced that there will be a ballot of the parliamentary…

Bercow remains Speaker, as Parliament reconvenes

18 May 2010 15:00

David Cameron sat alongside Nick Clegg on the government benches, with Harriet Harman two sword-lengths away as leader of the…