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To Corbyn or not to Corbyn?

To Corbyn or not to Corbyn? That is the question for some people. Amidst all the shuffling of seats in the Tory Government’s new cabinet and all the shenanigans in the Labour Party, the debates on the Chilcot Report on Iraq have been quietly side-lined in the mainstream media (though BBC Radio 4 has managed to continue to cover the issue in a measured way in their PM programme). 613 more words

Personal Reflections

‘Speaking in Parliament: History, politics, rhetoric’ conference report

Last week, in collaboration with Professor Christopher Reid (Queen Mary, University of London, author of ‘Imprison’d Wranglers: the Rhetorical Culture of the House of Commons’) we hosted a conference dedicated to the art and history of parliamentary rhetoric. 1,359 more words

Early Modern History

HS2 IN HANSARD 22/03/16


The Minister of State, Department for Transport (Mr Robert Goodwill): I have today laid before Parliament a departmental minute from the Department for Transport describing the contingent liability arising from an indemnity that will be provided to Affinity Water Ltd, protecting them from financial loss as a result of any construction damage to at-risk water resources from the construction of the Phase One, London to West Midlands HS2 rail line. 367 more words

Parliamentary Debate

HS2 in Hansard 21/03/16

The Secretary of State for Transport (Mr Patrick McLoughlin): Today HS2 Ltd has published its reporton “Broad options for upgraded and high speed railways 55WS Written Statements 21 MARCH 2016 Written Statements 56WS to the North of England and Scotland.” I am grateful to HS2 Ltd for its report, which fulfils the remit we gave it, exploring options to: improve journey times from Edinburgh and Glasgow to cities further south, including options that could reduce journey times to London to 3 hours or under; provide additional passenger and freight capacity where it is projected that future demand will not otherwise be met. 349 more words

Parliamentary Debate

HS2 in Hansard 10/03/2016

High Speed 2
12.MrSteveBaker(Wycombe) (Con):When construction
of High Speed 2 is planned to begin.
The Minister of State, Department for Transport
(Mr Robert Goodwill): A great deal of work has already… 326 more words

Parliamentary Debate

The SNP, UK Space Policy and the Politics of Parliamentary Debate

By Alexandra Kelso

On 14 January 2016, a debate was held on UK space policy in the House of Commons, timed to coincide with a spacewalk undertaken by British astronaut Major Tim Peake as part of his mission to the International Space Station (ISS). 1,077 more words