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The Commons and Claps

John Bercow – who rebuked SNP MPs for clapping in the Commons – says it is up to MPs to lift the applause ban.

Speaking at the Edinburgh Festival, the Commons Speaker said: “If the House wants to change its procedures, it can, if they vote to do so.”

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Party Politics

Bercow? Mindful of costs?

The speaker of the house of commons John Bercow, has racked up £31,400 in travel expenses last year.

One cost was £13,331.88 for a trip to Australia. 102 more words

Green MP criticises tactics of government u-turn on fracking in wildlife sites

Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, has accused the government of using legislative small print to hide its policy reversal on fracking in important wildlife sites. 343 more words


The Hansard. Britain's funniest website?

From yesterday’s debate in the commons on NHS funding:

Mr Speaker: Emulating Strangford brevity, perhaps, I call Mr Greg Mulholland.

Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West) (LD): Thank you, Mr Speaker.

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Messaged From The Outhouse

Speaker John Bercow just lost it and kicked an MP out of the Commons

John Bercow has a black belt in politely slapping down belligerent MPs.

But even he loses his rag occasionally.

This time, it was Liberal Democrat MP Greg Mulholland who drew the ire of the House of Commons Speaker. 144 more words


UQ if you want to: John Bercow's impact on Urgent Questions

The following piece presents the research findings of a final year undergraduate dissertation based at the University of Hull.

By Ben Goldsborough

Speaker John Bercow has repeatedly reaffirmed his belief that increased use of Urgent Questions (UQs) in the chamber of the House of Commons has made… 1,052 more words


27th May 2015 - The Queen's Speech

It’s been almost 20 years since The Queen last announced a legislative programme for a Conservative only government. There were more than 20 bills included in the Queen’s Speech which is of course written by the government. 2,799 more words

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