We hope that Finn, Newman and the rest of the new appointees provide a fresh sense of direction and purpose.
Posts Tagged: Jack Straw MP
Asserting the rights of Parliament over the EU is half the European mission. Asserting them over the ECHR is the other half.
Labour MP Sarah Champion is brave to speak out. Now research is needed to find out more by speaking to the victims.
When it comes to the Commons, who watches the watchmen? An independent regulator is impossible: it has to be us.
The Prime Minister himself has led from the front on confronting Islamist extremism – not merely Islamist terrorism.
Daniel Hannan MEP: Scrap IPSA, keep outside interests, adopt Recall – and free the Commons from professional politicians
Instead of prohibiting second jobs, we should treat serving as an MP as being a second job.
“So you don’t arrive at a decision because you’re a barrister and therefore you favour the bar or because you’re a solicitor and therefore you favour the solicitors’ firms.”
There are suggestions that the Conservatives should seek to impose emergency controls – and dare Nick Clegg to break up the Coalition.
The question for you in this Open Letter is whether you will continue, develop and deepen that Conservative pledge to put human rights at the heart of foreign policy.
Sweepingly-worded legislation passes power from elected leaders to unaccountable judges and the pressure groups whose cases they preside over.
While new women smiled on the Treasury Bench, scattered about the Chamber were ex-ministers who imagined they could afford to think for themselves.
The brouhaha that disrupted Queen’s Speech Day had more to do with personality than policy – as so often is the case.
Stephen Kinnock’s progress towards the Commons highlights a role reversal.
We are making a rod for our own backs. The Commons is set to become the preserve of the fanatical, the rich and the union-funded.
Former Home Secretary says Labour should “actively consider reopening the investigation” into the Falkirk scandal.