Peter Bone

Watch: Peter Bone’s concern for John Bercow’s lost voice

3 October 2019 11:32

Poor John Bercow is suffering from a lost voice this morning, which is somewhat unfortunate for a Speaker. But fortunately…

Big Ben, remembered

21 August 2017 13:48

There’s eleven days left of August and for many the end of silly season can’t come soon enough. With the…

The 75 worst things about 2016

31 December 2016 9:00

In the spirit of Ebenezer Scrooge, here, in no particular order, are my current irritants:   • Paddy Ashdown   • Lady…

Watch: Theresa May’s risqué PMQs joke about Mrs Bone

19 October 2016 12:35

Theresa May’s track record of telling jokes in the Commons isn’t good. Last month at Prime Minister’s Questions, her wise…

What kind of Out campaign will David Cameron be faced with?

17 February 2016 14:59

If all goes according to David Cameron’s plan, then the EU referendum campaign will be under way very shortly. Cameron…

While the ‘Out’ campaigns squabble, the ‘In’ campaign has splashed the cash

19 January 2016 14:47

The EU referendum is looming, but the biggest fight at present is not between the two sides of the argument…

Business as usual for Labour as shadow teams get to work

15 September 2015 13:21

If you’d missed Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Labour leader, and pitched up to business questions in the Commons today, you…

Civil service neutrality during the EU referendum poses a problem for the Tories

9 June 2015 18:32

The second reading of the EU referendum bill today was dominated by questions about the voting franchise and the neutrality of…

PMQs sketch: And they’re back

3 June 2015 16:33

‘Don’t gloat’. Cameron trotted along to the Commons today with this commandment ringing in his ears. He nearly managed it.…

The issue of the defence budget could force more Tory MPs to become rebels

9 March 2015 17:13

One of the really striking claims that Ed Balls made in his speech today was that the Tories would end…

The other awkward European vote

22 May 2014 18:31

When polls close tonight, another vote will open in one part of the country that could cause a bit of…

PMQs sketch: what Tony Blair knew about being a toff, and what Nick Clegg doesn’t

12 March 2014 17:37

Hattie Harman tried to crack Clegg today. The deputy prime minister, standing in for David Cameron, explained carefully that his…

Sticks and stones won’t break the Bones

15 July 2013 17:43

If you’re looking for the big Westminster row this week, chances are you’ve missed where the real action is. On…

Do you agree with the Tories’ Alternative Queen’s Speech?

27 June 2013 11:59

A bunch of back bench Conservative MPs have won the right to present to parliament, via the almost pointless conduit…

Nick Clegg faced Harriet Harman at today's Prime Minister's Questions. Picture: PA

Nick Clegg wins PMQs cheers from the most unlikely of MPs

7 November 2012 14:04

I have rarely seen Nick Clegg enjoy Prime Minister’s Questions as much as he did today. Freed from the tyranny…

Peter Bone MP gives the Lib Dems a red card

20 September 2011 14:55

Peter Bone MP: send them off!

Opposing the EU Bill

11 January 2011 13:57

The EU Bill is back in parliament today, amid speculation that Cameron has a Europe-fuelled rebellion on his hands. Despite…

The broken Lib Dem pledge that didn’t provoke riots

11 January 2011 11:01

Coalition politics sure does throw up some peculiar situations. Take today’s vote on the EU Bill. As part of the…