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Brexit at Westminster: can parliament play a meaningful role?

On March 13 the Constitution Unit hosted a seminar on Brexit at Westminster, exploring the role parliament has played in the lead up to the triggering of Article 50 and that it might play in the forthcoming negotiations. 1,602 more words


Green MP's "disgusting legacy"

Steffan Browning hasn’t got the most illustrious of legacies in his parliamentary career. He has been in Parliament since 2011. From a video on his party profile: 356 more words


John Key's valedictory speech

John Key gave his final speech in Parliament today.

Draft transcript:


Rt Hon JOHN KEY (National—Helensville): I rise to address this House for the very last time. 4,756 more words

John Key

Brexit presents parliament with daunting challenges but steps are being taken to help it meet them

Brexit presents parliament with daunting challenges, both politically and procedurally. In this post Arnold Ridout, Counsel for European Legislation at the House of Commons, highlights some of these and explains what steps are being taken to held ensure that parliament performs its role effectively. 1,374 more words


No more party election broadcasts

Parliament voted 108-12 yesterday to end the political party broadcasts that clogged up prime time TV and radio for little useful purpose. NZ First opposed. 555 more words


RMA Bill passes 2nd reading

The Government’s contentious Resource Legislation Amendment Bill passed it’s second reading in Parliament yesterday thanks to the votes of the two Maori Party MPs.

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Andrew Little's 'hard-hitting' speech

Labour on Facebook have referred to Andrew Little’s speech in the General Debate yesterday in Parliament as ‘hard-hitting’.

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