House of Commons

Total 10 Posts

Behind the scenes of Westminster – How government whips are losing their influence.

5 min read
Boris Johnson has burned so many commitments and bridges that it seems more than likely that the Tory whips will be unable to salvage them beyond 2022 even when using intimidation tactics to keep him in power.

The tactics Tory rebels could use to derail Boris Johnson.

5 min read
Boris Johnson wants to move on to other government businesses, but the PM’s opponents in the Conservative Party (and there are many) could bog down and/or derail his legislative agenda to contest his leadership.

Sue Gray report – Why hasn’t Boris Johnson resigned?

6 min read
The ministerial code states that misleading parliament is an offence requiring a resignation. But it’s the prime minister himself who decides if the rule has been broken.

How can Parliament discipline the PM?

4 min read
The more we understand the rules, the better we all can be at making sure MPs stick to them.

Angela Rayner, porn in parliament and a depressing week for British politics.

5 min read
Labour’s deputy leader was forced to justify her own response to comments made about her. How the responsibility shifted to Angela Rayner.

Partygate: Is Boris Johnson lying?

6 min read
The prime minister accepts he broke the law but the question now becomes, did he mislead parliament about it? Either he engaged in immoral behaviour by lying, misrepresented the truth or he didn’t understand his own rules – and must admit to incompetence.

Westminster: Where it’s a bigger sin to call out a liar for lying than it is to lie.

6 min read
It is clear both that Boris Johnson will not go quietly and it is unlikely that backbench Tories will find enough of a collective spine to unseat him as they are desperate to move on from the Downing Street parties.
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