As a populist stunt, it is certainly a clever one.
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Just two Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) MPs turned up to vote against the bedroom tax in the House of Commons earlier today after a prosal to repeal the tax was put forward by Labour MP Ian Lavery.
Watch Shadow Leader of the House Angela Eagle bring down the house on the last day before Christmas this morning, injecting festive cheer to proceedings.
King of Labour’s Left Tony Benn today called for the Speaker of the House of Commons to be made President of Britain.
The coalition are starting to pray the price for making unrealistic promises on immigration and asylum, Ruth Grove-White explains
How do we embrace full democracy, reflect wider society, allow faith to flourish and treat people of all faiths and none equally; answer: a fully elected House of Lords.
Shadow chancellor Ed Balls, speaking at the Journalists’ Charity annual lunch today, said: “The global power of reporting these days can sometimes be bigger than the truth.”
Dr Stuart Wilks-Heeg analyses the failings, both historic and current, of the Fixed Term Parliaments bill and asks what this means for future reform.
It is “simply unacceptable” for the government to devote such little time to the Comprehensive Spending Review, and for there to be no vote, writes Hilary Benn.