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Labour to Put Women’s Safety at Centre Stage

Women’s safety is at the heart of Labour’s agenda, the shadow home secretary, Yvette Cooper, told Jane Martinson in the Guardian as she discussed plans to introduce a watchdog for women’s safety. 181 more words

Labour Party

Is it time to get rid of the royal family?

Imagine, at a time when you are struggling to pay for the basic necessities of life such as food and water, a multi-millionaire telling you that austerity is necessary. 746 more words


From DB to DC... But for how much longer?

There has been much talk surrounding pensions changes lately, following the 2014 Budget and the recent Queen’s Speech. One of the most controversial changes is the potential ban on the transfer from Defined Benefit (DB) schemes to Defined Contribution (DC) schemes. 447 more words


'Govt: Child cruelty law will not punish religious parents' - The Christian Institute

The Ministry of Justice has written to The Christian Institute and confirmed that the new Serious Crime Bill will not criminalise religious parents who teach their children biblical principles. 150 more words

The Christian Institute

Over here, Your Majesty....

For the State Opening of Parliament, the chamber of the House of Lords is completely reconfigured.  The Table is removed, a boxed seating area for the Diplomatic Corps created, and the bar of the House brought forward to create more space for MPs.  759 more words

Paul Tyler: What Acts do we need to reconsider? (via Lib Dem Voice)

On Wednesday, I spoke in the House of Lords debate on the Queen’s Speech.  There has been much made of how ‘light’ the legislative programme is, even if it still contains more than one bill a month for the coming session and carries over five (including the gargantuan HS2 Bill) from the last session.

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Laying down the law

You may have seen that the State opening of Parliament took place last week. This is when Her Majesty blocks the traffic in central London to go to the House of Lords and deliver ‘the Queen’s Speech’. 521 more words

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