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House of Commons

Total 14 Posts

Prime Minister’s Quarrelling

6 min read
There’s pointlessness, and then there’s Prime Minister’s Questions, where democracy goes to kill itself.

70 years of data suggest the Conservatives will suffer a big defeat at the next election

5 min read
Polling only provides a snapshot of the current moment but modelling across decades can help us predict the next election result.

Why bullying in politics is a matter of democracy

4 min read
When civil servants and MPs can’t speak up against ministers, they can’t do their jobs properly.

Boris Johnson’s claim of a ‘mandate’ from the people isn’t accurate.

5 min read
Fact-check: The ministers’ revolt against Boris Johnson wasn’t anti-democratic – it’s representative democracy in action. As for his claim to have a mandate from the people, it is misguided.

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.
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