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    1. May 18, 2015

      ‘Giant’ John Bercow back in the Speaker’s seat as MPs reconvene

      John Bercow, the colourful and often controversial Speaker of the Commons, was returned to his post and hailed as a...

    2. March 27, 2015

      The highs and lows of the departing Commons

      As Britain prepares for a general election around 40 days from now, the public could be forgiven for paying scant...

    1. March 26, 2015

      Conservatives kick off UK election campaign with own goal

      David Cameron’s efforts to rally his party before the general election backfired on Thursday as the prime minister...

    2. March 26, 2015

      Government loses attempt to oust Speaker

      David Cameron’s authority was dealt a blow by his own backbenchers, after his attempt to oust the Speaker of the House...

    3. March 25, 2015

      Rules change puts John Bercow’s future as Speaker in doubt

      The future of John Bercow, the Commons Speaker, was thrown into doubt on Wednesday night after William Hague used his...

    4. March 2, 2015

      Commons refit could cost £3bn, says Speaker

      The House of Commons may have to move out of its Gothic home by the river Thames to allow for refurbishment works, John...

    5. September 2, 2014

      Attempt to split Commons clerk role is no ‘power grab’

      John Bercow, the speaker of the House of Commons, has hit back in the row over his plans to appoint a “top-flight...

    6. August 27, 2014

      A brouhaha in the British parliament

      John Bercow has received a mixed press since becoming Speaker of the House of Commons in 2009. To an outsider this can...

    7. August 27, 2014

      Westminster disorder as Bercow backs Australian for venerable job

      For more than 650 years, the post of clerk of the House of Commons has seldom entered the public consciousness, but...

    8. March 10, 2014

      MP Nigel Evans used role to abuse young men, court told

      Nigel Evans, a former deputy Speaker of parliament, used his senior position to abuse young men hoping for a political...

    9. February 19, 2014

      Speaker faces tough task to curb rowdy prime minister’s questions

      Once a week, the British parliament, reporters and members of the public file into the cramped surrounds of the House...

    10. November 27, 2013

      Bercow outlines plans to allow online voting

      British voters could soon be allowed to cast their general election ballot online under plans being pushed by John...

    11. November 14, 2013

      Twitter drives a change in libel law – and how companies engage

      Libel used to be so much simpler. Once, when a company was maligned in print or by broadcast, it was via content...

    12. November 12, 2013

      Libel case threatens free speech in Westminster

      John Bercow, the Speaker of the Commons, has voiced “grave concerns” about a libel case being brought by an...

    13. July 10, 2013

      Political rancour deepens over party funding

      David Cameron faced a barrage of hostile questions about the Conservative party’s reliance on donations from City hedge...

    14. June 10, 2013

      Ken Clarke denies Bilderberg is part of global conspiracy

      Ken Clarke, the UK cabinet veteran, on Monday denied that the Bilderberg Group of politicians, business leaders and...

    15. May 20, 2013

      Police search office of Nigel Evans in Commons

      Police have searched the Commons office of the Tory MP and deputy speaker Nigel Evans in relation to “a serious...

    16. October 19, 2012

      Bercow sparks new row over MPs expenses

      The Speaker of the House of Commons has spurred a new row over MPs expenses after asking the independent regulator not...

    17. October 17, 2012

      Bercow raises expenses fears

      John Bercow, the Commons Speaker, has written to the expenses watchdog to urge him not reveal the identities of MPs’...

    18. April 30, 2012

      Cameron’s Churchillian speech remains enigma

      David Cameron had hoped to rally Conservative support for this week’s local elections with a rousing speech at...

    19. March 20, 2012

      Queen ‘rededicates’ herself to UK

      Queen Elizabeth II rededicated herself to the “service of our great country” in an address to both houses of parliament...

    20. Westminster Blog

      October 18, 2011

      Werritty met other defence ministers UPDATED

      As Westminster waits for the publication of Sir Gus O’Donnell’s report into whether Liam Fox broke the ministerial code...

    21. July 19, 2011

      Commons committees return power to parliament

      The world’s mightiest media figure was bustled into parliament on Tuesday, harried by protesters and accompanied by the...

    22. May 22, 2011

      Giggs named as gag order footballer

      The professional footballer Ryan Giggs was on Monday named as the celebrity at the centre of a “super-injunction”...

    23. April 25, 2011

      City asked to fund political intern scheme

      The City is being asked to help fund a new work experience scheme at parliament aimed at tackling the growing...

    24. April 6, 2011

      Speaker’s budget rise fuels MPs’ anger

      Frayed relations between John Bercow and the backbenches looked set to worsen on Thursday as it emerged that the annual...

    25. March 25, 2011

      Shake-up of MPs’ expenses to cost £4m

      Ipsa, the independent body in charge of MPs’ expenses, has bowed to pressure from politicians including David Cameron...

    26. Westminster Blog

      February 28, 2011

      Cameron: Britain may arm the Libyan rebels

      There were some fascinating exchanges in the Commons after David Cameron’s statement on Libya. Here are some of the...

    27. Westminster Blog

      February 8, 2011

      John Bercow tries to win MPs' support over the IPSA row

      John Bercow, the Speaker, has published his submission to the review by IPSA, the parliamentary standards body. He has...

    28. November 24, 2010

      Cameron wants Laws back ‘soon’

      David Cameron has said he wants David Laws back in his cabinet “soon”, in what would be a remarkably swift...

    29. November 8, 2010

      Woolas to fight ruling before by-election

      Phil Woolas, the former Labour immigration minister, can challenge the legal ruling that saw him stripped of his seat...

    30. November 5, 2010

      Woolas is stripped of parliamentary seat

      Mr Woolas said he would contest the ruling but he was immediately suspended from the Labour party. Harriet Harman,...

    31. Westminster Blog

      November 5, 2010

      Nigel Farage returns to leadership of UKIP

      Nigel Farage, as anticipated, has become the leader of UKIP once again: He picked up 6,085 votes, far ahead of his...

    32. September 7, 2010

      MPs to hold emergency debate on phone-hacking

      An emergency Commons debate has been called to examine newspaper phone hacking, it was announced on Wednesday amid...

    33. Westminster Blog

      August 25, 2010

      Further reading

      George Osborne’s Budget was not progressive, says IFS – FT David Cameron is in danger of turning into a “Heathite” -...

    34. August 24, 2010

      Civil servants in plea over jobs cull

      John Bercow, the Commons Speaker, is being urged to stop ministers from rushing through legislation that will slash...

    35. Westminster Blog

      July 22, 2010

      Clegg suffers a slap on the wrist for Iraq gaffe

      Nick Clegg Ouch. After suffering a string of negative headlines for his performance at prime minister’s questions...

    36. Westminster Blog

      July 21, 2010

      Clegg v Straw: The battle of who lost more badly

      Nick Clegg and Jack Straw This blog tries not to resort to negative cynicism about politics and our politicians: other...

    37. Westminster Blog

      July 20, 2010

      Labour uses Forgemasters as a stick to beat Cable

      Steel works at Sheffield Forgemasters The coalition is slowly learning it might be worth getting the details right when...

    38. July 8, 2010

      Gove apologises for school errors

      Michael Gove, education secretary, on Wednesday night made an “unreserved apology” to the Commons over the publication...

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