But neither the American President’s concession to Britain nor the question of double standards are likely to deter some Parliamentarians.
Posts Tagged: John Bercow MP
Rebecca Coulson: Breastfeeding in the Commons? Fine. But gender quotas for committee witnesses would be absurd.
The Speaker’s recent report on improving equality in Parliament makes some proposals which are irrelevant at best.
The Prime Minister’s victory oration in Manchester beat two celebrated maiden speeches and a cussed defence of the Speaker.
From Reggie to Dessie: It’s Mike Penning as Father Christmas – and carols led by Dr Coffey on a karaoke machine
Plus: Boris’s party is raided by the Vice and Drugs Squads. The Home Secretary says it was “a police operational decision”
Iain Dale: Europe. Cameron is ready to wave a piece of white paper declaring “An agreement for our time”
Plus: Osborne squeezes the rich till their pips squeak. Prime Minister Corbyn, and other fantasises. Stephen McPartland has balls of steel. And: No breast jokes here.
From Reggie to Dessie: Calling all Tory MPs. If in doubt of your sexuality, please consult Dr Sarah Wollaston or Dr Phillip Lee
Plus: Soames makes his way towards a gender-neutral loo. Lunch with Tyrie, lunch with Kirby. The Shipley Strangler strikes again. And: George Simpson saves the day.
The Prime Minister repeatedly condemned the official Opposition for being “enemies of aspiration”.
But there were the first signs of animosity between Labour and the SNP.
If he stays in Number Ten, Cameron must change – by sharing power with his top team. Brady should be Chief Whip.
The governing duopoly of the Prime Minister and Chancellor should be replaced by a collegiate top team – including the present ’22 Chairman as a new Chief Whip.
She’s gone – and, if has a shred of parliamentary integrity, Bercow must accept full responsibility for his choice.
Gove’s declaration that the Conservatives won’t have discussions with UKIP if the Commons is hung is tactically understandable but strategically wrong.
The Chamber’s culture change is for the worse – and it serves voters ill at a time when the country’s future is threatened.
Despite early optimism about allies among the Opposition, no Labour MPs voted Aye.
It’s a varied list, from Graham Brady to Sir Richard Shepherd, and Tracey Crouch to Jacob Rees-Mogg.
A mismanaged motion led to embarrassment and yet another odd turn in the bizarre tale of a controversial Speaker.