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Fox floated a new Parliamentary committee to “determine that decisions across all parts of Government have been taken on the best available evidence”.
Philip Davies, a famously long-standing and committed Brexiteer, is among their number.
We need to inspire young people into these careers if we are to deliver our ambitious infrastructure agenda and the industrial strategy.
Corbyn waited in vain for silence, his demeanour that of a geography teacher who wonders what the world is coming to when it won’t listen to him.
The latest social action project undertaken by the Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists.
In this marginal seat on the Thames estuary, Team Jackie take to an open-top bus in an attempt to foil UKIP and Labour, and Farage gains a Hitler moustache.
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. Yesterday in Parliament, Richard Bacon, a Conservative backbencher, tried to introduce a Bill which would repeal the Human Rights Act 1998. One of Mr Bacon's lines of argument was that the legal requirement for Ministers to amend legislation – without a vote in Parliament – in order to comply with European […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. The Daily Mail this morning reports on the 118 Conservative MPs who have written to constituents indicating their opposition to gay marriage proposals. The Mail says "Their opposition has been expressed in letters and emails sent to constituents who have contacted them with their own concerns", and points out that […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. After last week's reshuffle of the Secretaries and Ministers of State, and this week's reshuffle of Parliamentary Private Secretaries, it's possible to investigate the state of a dying breed: the backbenchers who've always been loyal. The list below features the Conservative MPs who meet the following criteria: Are not currently […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. Robert Halfon, the Member of Parliament for Harlow, and one of the most successful campaigning MPs in Parliament, has organised a motion, backed by 60 MPs from all parties, and including 41 Tories, calling for the Office of Fair Trading to investigate allegations of price-fixing by British oil companies. […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. On Friday, 50 MPs, including 34 Conservatives, wrote a letter to the Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, expressing their "serious concerns" with the Department of Health’s proposal to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products. The letter stated that: "There is no reliable evidence that plain packaging will have any public health […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter The company Key Business Insight's "Commons Performance Cockpit" ranks MPs by their total cost – that is, staffing costs, travel expenses, office costs, salary, and so on. The majority of the 50 "most efficient" MPs, in terms of total cost, are Conservatives. The top 50 "most efficient" MPs between […]
By Jonathan Isaby Stephen Metcalfe won the new South Basildon and East Thurrock seat at the general election and made his maiden speech last Thursday during the committee stage of the Academies Bill: “I will be eternally grateful to the good people of South Basildon and East Thurrock for sending me here. They have put […]
Well over one 150,000 people have been killed, at least nine million people are internally displaced and two and a half million refugees.