Parliament

Nadine Dorries’ Kill Bercow email

18 May 2010 10:30

Via PoliticsHome. If anything sways hearts and minds, then I suspect it will be the name of Sir Menzies Campbell…

We should judge Bercow at the end of this Parliament

18 May 2010 9:11

Well, the news that Sir Menzies Campbell is lobbying to be made Speaker – asrevealed by Iain Dale last night…

The gathering storm over the 55 percent plan

17 May 2010 18:18

There is a massive difference between rebellious talk and actual rebellion. But some of the language surrounding the 55 percent…

The life of a Tory MP

16 May 2010 16:03

A Norwegian MP once told me that every time he thought life on the opposition benches was terrible he would…

Reform? Looks more like gerrymandering

13 May 2010 13:07

Much ado about this 55 percent proposal – whereby that proportion of the House, rather than just over 50 percent,…

John Butterfill won’t get a peerage…

23 March 2010 9:47

…confirms David Cameron, at his monthly press conference.  If you didn’t catch last night’s Dispatches, Butterfill is the Tory MP…

Byers, Hewitt and Hoon suspended from the Labour party…

22 March 2010 22:18

…according to the Beeb just now.  And if you watched tonight’s Dispatches programme, you’ll know exactly why. Nick Robinson comments…

Dirty money and dirtier politics

21 March 2010 11:00

Busted.  Yep, that’s the word which first sprung to mind when I read the Sunday Times’s expose of MPs and…

Hague gives Hattie a PMQs kicking

3 March 2010 15:37

Brown bunked off PMQs today, claiming a prior luncheon engagement with President Zuma of South Africa. Downing Street blamed the…

God stand up for bankers

25 February 2010 14:43

He’ll have to because nobody else will. As Robert Peston says ‘Poor RBS, poor Britain’ – today’s figures are catastrophic.…

The separation of powers

10 February 2010 18:28

If you want to understand what the Cameroon’s are thinking, Danny Finkelstein is essential reading. He used to work with…

A day to damage Brown?

9 February 2010 9:00

Contain yourselves, CoffeeHousers.  I know that we’re all really excited about today’s Parliamentary vote on an alternative vote referendum (it…

John Terry and politics

5 February 2010 17:44

John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting about what is considered a sackable offence in today’s world…

More fuel for the anti-politics fire

5 February 2010 15:00

Obviously, after the news that three Labour MPs and a Tory lord have been charged with various criminal offences over…

Four Parliamentarians to be charged over expenses

5 February 2010 11:13

It’s just been announced which Parliamentarians will face criminal charges over their expense claims. They are: David Chaytor Jim Devine…

Legg latest

4 February 2010 12:07

The Legg report is about 240 pages, if you can manage it.  But the message you can take from it…

It’s Legg time

4 February 2010 9:00

Consider the expenses wound well-and-truly reopened – not that it ever really closed in the first place.  Sir Thomas Legg’s…

Good advice for Dave

23 January 2010 12:35

Ok, ok – so PMQs may be of more interest inside Westminster than out.  But, love it or loathe it,…

Mea Culpa: I’m in the Electronic Stocks

23 January 2010 9:47

I have just received what I hope is the last of a series of letters from the parliamentary commissioner, John…

PMQs live blog

20 January 2010 11:48

Stay tuned for live coverage from 1200. 1200: Still waiting.   You can watch live coverage here. 1202: And here we…