Today’s proceedings were about as watchable as a game of cricket where the batsman does not actually have to face the bowling in person.
Posts Tagged: House of Commons (general)
Bob Seely: Lessons from the Cummings era about leadership, decentralisation, localism – and making more use of MPs
Compare and contrast how government works with what the Armed Forces do – and their practice of decentralised command.
We need more information, transparency and scrutiny. A committee on the model of the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards is required.
Fox floated a new Parliamentary committee to “determine that decisions across all parts of Government have been taken on the best available evidence”.
Johnson’s troops are issuing declarations of intent in public. His success will depend on his ability to learn from mistakes.
Ministers could not have handled the matter worse if they’d tried. But Paul Maynard, pictured, is championing a solution.
Mark Lehain: “The Government stands unequivocally against critical race theory.” The significance of Badenoch’s speech this week.
The Campaign for Common Sense has four simple, low-effort, suggestions as to how schools can be helped to get back on track.
He thinks it’s worth exposing himself to fire in order to move in for the kill both in Parliament and outside it.
Debate on the Agriculture Bill gives them the chance to call for more effective measures than those which independent assessments find wanting.
Anthony Browne: Are we really going to pass a law that would harm many of the world’s poorest people?
Such would be the effect of a well-intentioned but ill thought-out amendment to the Agriculture Bill that will come to the Commons tomorrow.
“I cannot support this policy”…”huge concerns”…”levelling over green fields with concrete”. Tory MPs on the Government’s housing plans.
Nineteen Conservative backbenchers spoke against the policy. It’s doubtful whether a top-down targets system will pass the Commons.
Growing anti-lockdown sentiment among northern Labour mayors and councils offer him new opportunities – and dangers.
These are early shots in the developing Tory backbench campaign against the restrictions, which are set to gain volume and velocity.
Iain Dale: Covid-19. There is no good reason why the arts sector should get a billion pound bailout while coach operators do not
Plus: If Johnson goes soon, it will be of his volition. And: these presidential debates are a train crash for America.
They can’t have been satisfied with the compromise reached yesterday over future votes on any changes to the Act’s provisions.