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Parliament Tag Archive

Out of Order – John Bercow

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On 31st October, one promise to leave was kept. John Bercow stood down. The news was met by a mixture of delight and despair, as is the new normal when anything is announced in UK...

Why another Brexit extension is a bad idea

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There has been yet another day and yet another time where the Brexit date has been postponed by a few more months. Just when you think the world’s longest running soap opera...

Why another Brexit extension is a good idea

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Whilst the process of Brexit seems neverending, an eternal Brexit is infinitely preferable to crashing out of the EU with no deal. Having yet another extension to our leave,...

Does Bo Jo Stand for Botched Job?

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With fresh talks in the works, the question of Boris Johnson’s intention when it comes to Brexit is becoming increasingly confused. It seemed apparent: the Prime Minister would...

Prorogation ruled “unlawful” by the Supreme Court, so what is it still doing in the rulebook?

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Ella Bending debates Boris Johnson's decision to prorogue parliament. ...

If the government doesn’t think it should abide by the law, then why should any of us?

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At 5.30am on Tuesday morning in New York, Boris Johnson awoke to find the Supreme Court’s damning verdict that he had encouraged the Queen to act in an unlawful manner and...

Boris’ pesky parliament prorogation

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Boris Johnson has prorogued Parliament, or shut it down, without calling a general election. The building usually used to give Britons everywhere a voice and to make major...

Is this what democracy looks like? Parliament prorogation and “the will of the people”

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The years since the Brexit referendum have taught me that if you ask any number of people what democracy means you will get as many answers back.   I could try to give my own...

Parliament Prorogation: why all the fuss?

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Prorogation is an official mechanism that is used to end a session of parliament. Typically, it lasts only a short time until parliamentary proceedings begin again with a new...

Boris Johnson’s rise to power: the country will pay

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In recent years an already unstable political climate has hit global turbulence....