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The Lords' declining reputation: The evidence

This week the House of Lords has been in the news for all the wrong reasons – with widespread criticism of David Cameron’s latest round of appointments, which have seen the already oversized chamber grow further still. 2,123 more words


Is David Cameron actually seeking to destroy the Lords?

Yesterday’s new peerage appointments attracted almost universal criticism for further adding to the inexorable growth in size of the House of Lords under David Cameron. But could the gradual erosion of the Lords’ reputation actually benefit the government by weakening parliament? 1,513 more words


Ardern on State of Care report

Having been the centre of much discussion this week afret being promoted by NZ Herald as apotential Labour leader it’s worth checking Jacinda Ardern in action. 2,391 more words


McLay has learnt the correct answer

In Question Time in Tuesday Todd McLay, speaking for the Minsiter of Trade, four times avoided answering a reopeated question from Russel orman on the TPP. 1,035 more words


Todd McClay: arrogant stonewalling

Question Time is an important part of our democratioc and parliamentary process. There is a requiremet for Ministers to answer questions put to them by the Opposition. 888 more words

Russel Norman

The Constitutional Standards of the House of Lords’ Constitution Committee: A valuable tool for enhancing scrutiny

To mark the launch of the second edition of The Constitutional Standards of the House of Lords Constitution Committee, Jack Simson Caird considers the role that a set of constitutional standards could play in the current government. 1,584 more words


Little has a sense of humour

In Question Time in Parliament today Andrew Little asked several questions on the Health and Safety Bill, starting with:

Does he have confidence in the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, given his decision not to include sheep, beef, and dairy farming in his Proposed Schedule of High Risk Industries?

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John Key