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30 years as a professor

This autumn marked the thirtieth anniversary of my appointment as Professor of Government at the University of Hull.  My claim to fame is that, when I was app… 348 more words

MP gets absolutely bollocked for wearing a silly hat

It’s not often you see props used in the House of Commons, and judging by John Bercow’s reaction you can see why. 

MP Peter Bone felt the Speaker’s wrath when he put on a hat, with tassels and ear flaps, to raise awareness of a breast cancer charity. 142 more words


House of Commons reduced to tears as MP Michelle Thomson reveals she was raped at 14

MPs were reduced to tears this afternoon as they listened in silence to a colleague reveal she was raped as a 14-year-old.

Michelle Thomson, the independent MP for Edinburgh West, said she felt “ashamed” after a man she knew took her into the woods and assaulted her as he walked her home from a youth event. 107 more words


Tuesday 8th July 2014

First meeting today is with Jenny Willot MP, who is possibly the youngest person I have interviewed so far.

She is the Lib Dem MP for Cardiff and a Deputy Government Whip. 248 more words


Sculpture celebrating women’s votes revealed in Parliament

A new light sculpture celebrating the 150th anniversary of the campaign for female suffrage has been revealed in the Houses of Parliament.

The artwork which is called: New Dawn was designed by Parliament’s Artist-in-Residence for Women’s Suffrage, Mary Branson, and will be permanently located above the St. 518 more words


Jeremy Hunt told off like a naughty schoolboy after using his phone in chamber

Hunt was accused of ‘impairing parliamentary decorum’ after he could be seen using his phone while Shadow Health Secretary Heidi Alexander led the debate.

Footage shows Bercow – who would obviously make a great head teacher – tell off Hunt only minutes into the debate. 521 more words