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The truth about House of Lords appointments

Yesterday Prime Minister David Cameron, seemingly undeterred by the already negative media coverage about the Lord Sewel affair, gave strong indications that he intends to make yet more appointments to the Lords. 1,587 more words


Paid parental leave bill drawn again

Sue Moroney has been twice lucky with her Paid Parental leave Bill being drawn from yesterday’s Member’s Bill ballot.

A similar bill was drawn, debated and voted on last term as well – it also sought six months paid parental leave. 207 more words


James Shaw on crowing

A funny wee contradiction from Green co-leader James Shaw.

From NZ Herald today in Twelve Questions: James Shaw

10. Is the National Party persuadable on this?

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Hide: "Never been a successful privilege claim of misleading the House"

Rodney Hide, in response to a post on Grant Robertson’s breach of privilege complaint against John Key, says:

To the best of my knowledge in the history of the Westminster system there has never been a successful privilege claim of misleading the House in any commonwealth jurisdiction.

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John Key

More confusion between Treasury and Inland Revenue

In his Breach of Privilege complaint to be laid against PM Grant Robertson has claimed Key has misled Parliament, saying “Inland Revenue told John Key” and “Inland Revenue actually said” – but there’s no evidence of what Inland Revenue told Key despite confusion connections being made by Robertson and The Standard. 313 more words

The Standard

Breach of privilege complaint against Key

Grant Robertson has made a formal breach of privilege complaint against John Key for allegedly misleading the house a week after the budget in May. 731 more words

John Key

‘English Votes for English Laws’ —a viable answer to the English Question?

Daniel Gover and Michael Kenny outline the government’s detailed proposals for introducing EVEL that were published last Thursday. They argue that, while incremental and modest in some respects, the proposals do raise wider points of constitutional principle which suggest English Votes could be the start rather than the end of a much longer process of finding viable answers to the English Question. 1,928 more words