Parliament

Me? Sleight of hand?

18 January 2010 19:15

Two weeks ago, Barry Sheerman opened a second front against Brown’s premiership by attacking Ed Balls’ appointment of Kathleen Tattersall…

And so it rumbles on…

18 December 2009 9:10

Expenses, expenses, expenses.  This morning’s Telegraph splashes with the news that the junior culture minister Sion Simon paid over £40,000…

What will today mean for the expenses saga?

17 December 2009 9:08

So MPs have until the end of today to declare whether they’re appealing against Sir Thomas Legg’s request that they…

Things the Speaker shouldn’t discuss in public

14 December 2009 14:28

As Andrew Sparrow says, it’s well worth reading Iain Dale’s interview with John Bercow in the latest issue Total Politics. …

Committee overload

11 December 2009 15:16

We all know how bureaucratic and convoluted a lot of Parliamentary practice is, but this reminder from Heather Brooke of…

Behind the expenses curve

10 December 2009 12:02

And so the expenses scandal rumbles inevitably on.  If you want the latest on all the dubious claims our, erm,…

Dodgy expenses referred to the CPS

23 November 2009 17:08

And so the expenses scandal rumbles on.  This morning’s Telegraph lead with home-flipping allegations against Andrew Dismore, a member of…

Nothing to see here

18 November 2009 11:59

Blink and you missed it.  After seven minutes, the Queen had rattled through the Government’s legislative agenda for the next…

Dave misses his opportunity

28 October 2009 15:08

Does Cameron fluff PMQs on purpose? Some theorists say he lets Brown off the hook in order to keep the…

PMQs Live Blog

28 October 2009 12:00

Stay tuned for live coverage from 1200. 1159: Still waiting for the main event.  You can watch it here, by…

If you see an MP wandering around with a stopwatch, this is why…

28 October 2009 9:13

So the details of Sir Christopher Kelly’s review into expenses are starting to leak ahead of their formal publication next…

Brown’s lose-lose position will prevent our broken politics from being fixed

21 October 2009 13:30

An intriguing item in today’s Telegraph, which suggests Brown is planning to offer MPs a pay-rise to stem backbench anger…

When will they learn?

20 October 2009 9:08

Why argue your case when you can smear your opponent’s name? According to this morning’s Telegraph, that’s the approach that…

A few honest men

19 October 2009 13:06

Right, wrong, or somewhere in between?  I imagine that a few people who were fervently behind the Legg letters started…

Bercow defends the Legg letters

16 October 2009 10:57

The BBC reports that John Bercow will defend Sir Thomas Legg’s commission in an interview to be broadcast tomorrow. The…

Speaker Bercow asserts himself

15 October 2009 17:25

Despite the circumstances of his election, Speaker Bercow is showing scant regard for the party who secured his election. First,…

Put up or shut up?

15 October 2009 15:02

One of the main questions arising out of the Legg controversy is whether MPs should put up or shut up. …

What do the Legg letters mean for the Kelly Review?

14 October 2009 10:47

As the Legg controversy continues along its unedifying course, I can’t help but wonder what it all means for Sir…

Only the catharsis of a general election can end the expenses saga 

14 October 2009 8:57

I’ve just had a novel and very disturbing experience: I agreed with Harriet Harman. This was no Pauline conversion, but the Leader…