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Parliamentary Researchers: The unsung heroes of Westminster?

By Robert Dale

‘Much is written about the work of MPs, but comparatively less is written about their staff’ says John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons, in the forward to my book… 1,156 more words


Rookie MPs get a helping hand as they learn the ropes

For the more than 200 wide-eyed new members of Parliament who arrived in Ottawa last week, the transition to life as an elected federal politician will be an exciting period. 782 more words


DfE Confirms 'New Year' Code Consultation

In response to a written question from Wimbledon Conservative MP Stephen Hammond, the Schools Minister Nick Gibb has confirmed that, “Work is now underway to assess what other changes it might be appropriate to make to the Admissions Code. 387 more words


Oliver, Alexander, Duceppe among the notables who fell before the Liberal wave

Nothing says democracy quite as forcefully the unexpected toppling of notable incumbents. The strength of the Liberal revival became clear early Monday evening as several Conservative cabinet ministers went down to defeat, as did key members of the New Democratic Party’s shadow cabinet. 402 more words


Xenophobic, Racist, Little Englanders, Say 62% of People

Two things which are sure to signal to your audience that you don’t have a valid argument are: throwing out assertions, figures and stats that a three-year-old could see through and firing unwarranted insults at your opponent. 2,104 more words

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak Has been Unable To Shake Off 1MDB Money Scandal -- Possible no confidence motion

Najib Razak has sacked four ministers, his attorney general and deputy prime minister to stamp out dissent. Photograph by Olivia Harris, Reuters

could face a possible no confidence motion as parliament resumes for its final session of the year on Monday. 726 more words

The curse of the nice men

In the last thirty five years there have been eight Parliamentary General Elections in the United Kingdom.  In those eight elections, the Leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition has only beaten the incumbent Government on two occasions.   1,199 more words