Category Archives: House of Commons

Labour put down amendment which would have given Tories tax cut for richest they wanted – and which Lib Dems stopped

I realise that Parliamentary shenanigans and point scoring isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, but it’s worth pointing out that Labour today squandered a relatively good position going into the first PMQs of the new Parliamentary term. Ed Miliband had an … Continue reading

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Welfare Reform Bill: what I said to Lib Dem MPs

This Wednesday, the Government will attempt to overturn the amendments to its Welfare Reform Bill made by the Lords in the House of Commons. Last week I reported that over 50 former Lib Dem candidates, including several Leadership Programme hopefuls … Continue reading

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>Bercow re-elected as Speaker as Dorries humiliated by coup failure

>Sometimes I wonder if I’m still in a dream, that I had a nap when the polls closed on election day and I haven’t woken up yet. There was a feeling of unreality which I switched on the tv to … Continue reading

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