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The Speaker election row tells us two important things about parliament

On 26 March, its final sitting day, the House of Commons rejected government proposals to reform how the Speaker is elected at the start of the new parliament. 1,428 more words

Parliament

Peters versus Key, Auckland versus Northland

Winston Peters played Northland versus Auckland and Northland versus Wellington well in the by-election campaign. It looks like he is continuing to try and build a provincial constituency. 296 more words

John Key

A Little overshadowed in Parliament

Andrew Little has looked subdued and perhaps uncomfortable in Parliament this week. He is operating in the shadow of Winston Peters, who is at his best/worst at stirring up the House. 992 more words

John Key

Peters - kingmaker or King Cranky?

I had a brief hope that his win in Northland would give Winston Peters a new challenge in his old stomping ground, where he could work out his swan song for the good of his own people. 691 more words

Politics

Farewell to the Commons: Reflections on parliamentary change over 40 years

On 4 March Jack Straw and Sir George Young spoke at a Constitution Unit valedictory event where they considered how parliament has changed since the 1970s. 1,284 more words

Parliament

Gutless Government and Parliament avoiding euthanasia issue

Stuff reports that Politicians shy away from ‘risky’ euthanasia issue.

It’s more than being shy of a controversial issue. Parties and politicians are gutlessly avoiding addressing a serious issue that literally impacts on people’s lives and their right to choose when and how the may end their own lives. 671 more words

Issues

Three futile Members' Bills drawn

There was a Members’ bill draw today, with 68 competing in the ballot.

Convention Centre Act Repeal Bill – Tracey Martin (NZ First) – would repeal the Sky City legislation. 311 more words

Labour