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Giving second jobs a second thought?

Giving second jobs a second thought?

Ed Creedy October 19, 2017 0

Earlier this week Tory MP Douglas Ross was revealed to be missing a key Commons vote, to fulfil work commitments with his other employer. That his second job involved officiating Barcelona’s home Champions League

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PMQs sketch: Jezza joins Walking Dead party poopers in fancy dress frolic

PMQs sketch: Jezza joins Walking Dead party poopers in fancy dress frolic

James Symonds March 30, 2017 0

And so today was the day, as PMQs precluded the real story in the House – Theresa May’s triggering of Article 50. This should have been the pre-launch party – Tory backbenchers drowning in

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What should be done with The Lords?

What should be done with The Lords?

Harry Watson March 6, 2017 0

This week the government’s Article 50 bill failed to pass through the House of Lords by a majority vote of 358 to 256. The Lords rejected the bill in favour of an amendment that

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WATCH: William Hague’s final speech in the Commons

WATCH: William Hague’s final speech in the Commons

Alex MacDonald March 27, 2015 0

William Hague, the big name Tory, will stand down at the next election. Hague took his final words to reflect on his career and pay tributes to his colleagues. His career will be reflected

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Humiliated Government Fails to Oust Speaker

Humiliated Government Fails to Oust Speaker

Robert Tyler March 26, 2015 0

Bercow Survives Government ‘Backhanded Coup’ Backbenchers in Uproar Hague Reputation on the Line Tears on final day of Parliament The final day of this Parliament will certainly be one to remember as the Government

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Two Terms, Ten Years and One Kitchen! – Final PMQs of this Parliament review

Two Terms, Ten Years and One Kitchen! – Final PMQs of this Parliament review

Robert Tyler March 25, 2015 0

Today saw the last session of Prime Minister’s Questions of this Parliament before it being dissolved next week. This was Prime Minister David Cameron’s 146th appearance since taking the job in May of 2010.

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All-Women Shortlists Are Not the Answer to Under-representation

All-Women Shortlists Are Not the Answer to Under-representation

Sam Woolfe March 7, 2014 4

Women make up 52% of the general population, yet they are heavily under-represented in positions of political power. Only 23% of MPs in the House of Commons are female and only 4 out of

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PMQs Round-Up – 05/12/2012

PMQs Round-Up – 05/12/2012

Backbencher December 5, 2012 3

Victoria Monro   Nobody won today’s PMQs – that’s my verdict. Not because it was so close, so difficult to judge, so exceptionally high quality; instead, it’s because I can’t tell who was the

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EU budget vote; more harm than good?

Joe Ferris November 2, 2012 3

  Wednesday saw the biggest Tory rebellion of the coalition as backbench MP’s successfully passed an amendment calling for a cut in EU spending. The Government had expected to be increasing spending, but only

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CCHQ #EUDebate

CCHQ #EUDebate

Backbencher October 26, 2012 1

Welcome to The Backbencher’s live-blog from the House of Commons debate of Douglas Carswell’s Private Member’s bill for the repeal of the European Communities Act 1972, whose effect, if passed, would be to bring

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