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House of Commons manager compensated after colleagues sat in her ‘special chair’

A House of Commons manager has been awarded compensation after colleagues sat in her special chair and bosses tried to discipline her for asking them not to….

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All spin? The 2019 General Election reimagined as, er… a giant mobile

Godbold, a series of 18 religious drawings with ironic titles on the backs of electoral leaflets. Roberts submitted 12 large-format photographs and 1,696 documentary snaps, and Parker…

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Labour MP’s aide paid £400,000 by oil firms linked to Kurdistan

An MP’s aide has been paid £400,000 by oil companies linked to a regime accused of human rights abuses, amid concerns over foreign influence in Parliament, The…

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Priti Patel’s underling gives off a ‘computer says maybe’ vibe in face of Ukrainian visa complaints

“This is Kafkaesque! What on earth is going on?” shrieked Yvette Cooper.  The eve of parliamentary recess beckoned, but the shadow home secretary had squeezed in a…

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Jamie Wallis praised by MPs after coming out as trans

A Conservative politician who has become the first transgender MP won plaudits from across the Commons for his bravery on Wednesday. Jamie Wallis shared a statement in…

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I’m proud of my time in Parliament, but now it’s time to retire

My health has been getting a good deal worse since the beginning of this year. I have been getting a lot of pain, particularly from the damage…

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I made friends and incurred enemies – but I wasn’t a bully

In 2018, BBC Newsnight alleged that I bullied staff between 2009 and 2011. I honestly denied those allegations and continued my work as MP and Speaker during…

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Sir Lindsay Hoyle: ‘The shock of my daughter’s death made me diabetic’

Hoyle grew up in politics. His father, the Lord Hoyle, was a Labour MP in Lancashire from the Seventies through to the Nineties. Sir Lindsay worked as…

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Mob harassment of Sir Keir Starmer shows society ‘forgetting God’, says Justin Welby

On Monday, protesters followed Sir Keir and Mr Lammy, the shadow foreign secretary, along Victoria Embankment after they left a Ministry of Defence briefing.  As the pair…

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Wes Streeting goes too far… and Sajid Javid cuts him down to size

So, plenty of points for Streeting to score. His supporters say he is pragmatic, working class and a spokesman for the left behind (I can confirm this…

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Boris Johnson and Priti Patel ‘misled’ public over 14 per cent fall in crime

Sir David Norgrove, the statistic authority’s boss, said in a letter to Mr Carmichael: “I agree that Office for National Statistics (ONS) measures of crime must be…

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Boris Johnson’s troubles deepen as four key advisers, including Martin Reynolds and Dan Rosenfield, quit

Lord Blackwell, a former head of Sir John Major’s policy unit, said Mr Johnson should “radically slim down” his Downing Street operation, which has ballooned to incorporate…

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No 10 policy chief resigns over Boris Johnson’s Jimmy Savile slur

Speculation over Ms Mirza’s husband Her departure has sparked speculation that her husband Dougie Smith, a special adviser at No 10, will also walk out and that…

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Boris Johnson can’t go on if ‘organised circus’ needed to sustain him, warn Tory rebels

Rebels Andrew Bridgen and Sir Roger Gale, who have both submitted no confidence letters, also voiced fresh doubts about whether Mr Johnson’s Commons apology would wash with…

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Boris Johnson in the dock over claim that Keir Starmer failed to prosecute Jimmy Savile

Sir Keir was the director of public prosecutions between November 2008 and November 2013, but was not the reviewing lawyer for an investigation into Savile, who is…

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An erotic vision in the Commons … and that was even before Matt Hancock stepped up

Matt’s plea in the House for Rishi to exercise caution just happened to be exactly what he wanted to hear. The strongest economic line the Government has…

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Theresa May accuses Boris Johnson of believing that his own lockdown rules did not apply to him

“I didn’t hug my siblings, I didn’t hug my parents, I gave the eulogy and then afterwards I didn’t even go to her house for a cup…

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Team Boris supporters were confident they had backed the right horse. Then he opened his mouth

Poor Boris. Just when you think he is out of the soup, he falls flat face back in it – and once again, he tripped over his…

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Lord Hughes of Woodside, Scottish Labour politician and anti-apartheid activist who opposed devolution – obituary

Robert Hughes was born at Pittenweem, Fife, on January 3 1932. He began his education at Robert Gordon’s College, Aberdeen, but when he was 15 his parents…

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Is Angela Rayner a new ‘Boris’ in the making?

Stepping out on Sunday in leopard-print boots, it is a photograph that brings new meaning to the idea that Angela Rayner is “on manoeuvres”. The image of…

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Double trouble for Boris Johnson as he could face two leadership challenges in six months

Boris Johnson could face a second leadership challenge within six months – even if he were to survive one in the coming weeks – under “live” proposals…

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Parliamentary privilege is uncancellable

It ought to be possible to engage in free and fair debate without facing investigation by the authorities. This certainly ought to be true of Parliament, where…

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Chief knife-wielder David Davis proves Parliament is not just for backstabbing

The Eeyores of British politics insist dolefully that the institution of Parliament is in steady decline. Gone are the Speaker’s wigs and noteless speeches. Even the political…

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Inside the Tory whips’ office: How flailing enforcers are pushing MPs away from Boris Johnson

Many blame Covid for the “disconnect” between the current crop of new MPs and their whips, with lockdown restrictions having put paid to the face-to-face interaction they…

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‘Christian Wakeford has saved Boris’: Up to seven no confidence letters withdrawn by nervous Tory MPs

Between three and seven letters of no confidence were withdrawn on Wednesday night by Conservative MPs apprehensive about booting Boris Johnson out of Number 10. Senior sources…