Events then hold some uncomfortable echoes of today’s politics. What, if anything, can we learn?
Posts Tagged: Peter Bottomley MP
Plus: Two funerals and me. My life as an Agony Uncle. Why Grayling is wrong about prison books. Sympathy for Mark Menzies. And finally: My mother’s pride.
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.
Almost as many Conservative MPs yesterday supported some prisoners voting as opposed all prisoners voting
By Paul GoodmanFollow Paul on Twitter It might be assumed that the overwhelming majority of Tory MPs are adamantly opposed… Read more »
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. Robert Halfon, the Member of Parliament for Harlow, and one of the most successful… Read more »
Labour wouldn’t reverse the 50p cut, and all parties agreed it was temporary: Tory MPs note Labour’s opportunism
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter Earlier this week I covered some of the Budget debate contributions from backbenchers. On Thursday,… Read more »
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter Yesterday, a Private Member's Bill by Rebecca Harris, the Member for Castle Point, which… Read more »
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. Yesterday in the Commons, the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009 was debated. The 2009 Act created… Read more »
By Joseph Willits Follow Joseph on Twitter Proposals to give Parliament the power to take action on ministers who leak announcements to… Read more »
Alistair Burt refuses to be drawn on whether the Government would support a Palestinian statehood bid
By Joseph Willits Follow Joseph on Twitter In an over-subscribed Urgent Question debate in the Commons yesterday, on the Palestinian statehood bid,… Read more »
Nicholas Soames and Sir Peter Bottomley are the only Tory MPs to support EDM in favour of Palestinian statehood
By Joseph Willits Follow Joseph on Twitter Nicholas Soames and Sir Peter Bottomley are the only Tory MPs who have signed an… Read more »
By Paul GoodmanFollow Paul on Twitter. In February, Kris Hopkins and Lord Janner, the co-Chairman of the putative group, resigned… Read more »
Sir Peter Bottomley seeks a memorial service to the man who started the Parliament Square peace camp
By Jonathan IsabyFollow Jonathan on Twitter Sir Peter Bottomley has a thing about Early Day Motions – the virtually never… Read more »
By Jonathan Isaby In advance of yesterday's debate on votes for prisoners, the man moving the motion, David Davis, made… Read more »
by Paul Goodman That, in effect, is the question being put to Parliament by Robert Halfon, the MP for Harlow. … Read more »