17 July 2018

Andrea Leadsom is proposing modest changes to how Parliament deals with bullying and harassment. The fact that only this baby step forward is possible highlights the problems with that culture –  and may entrench it further, argues Dr Hannah White.

12 July 2018

Setting aside a telling-off by the National Audit Office and a stunt from Labour, Esther McVey has escaped unscathed from the Universal Credit row. Effectively she has not been held to account, says Benoit Guerin.

27 June 2018

A joint report from two select committees has called for a cross-party parliamentary inquiry to reform social care funding. Lucy Campbell says this approach is the best chance to break the current political deadlock.

25 June 2018

The EU Withdrawal Bill finally finished its parliamentary journey last week. Dr Alice Lilly looks at what else has been happening in Parliament in the past year, and finds the Government’s status as a minority—and Brexit—has significantly curtailed its legislative programme.

15 June 2018

The pitched battle over the ‘meaningful vote’ amendment is a battle between two Conservative factions to get the Brexit they want without risking a general election, argues Jill Rutter.

15 June 2018

On Monday the House of Lords will consider the Commons’ verdict on the amendments it made to the EU Withdrawal Bill. Maddy Thimont Jack says that this will inevitably lead to a second showdown on a ‘meaningful vote’ in the Commons later in the week.

29 May 2018

The Government is using newly-introduced ‘technical directions’ to help deliver Brexit. Benoit Guerin says these directions should not become the norm when it comes to making spending decisions.

21 May 2018

The former senior MP has been made a Conservative peer. Daniel Thornton argues that this is incompatible with his position as chair of the Competition and Markets Authority

10 May 2018

Following the Government’s defeats on Brexit in the House of Lords, Iain Duncan Smith and others have called for reform of the upper house. Why only now, asks Dr Catherine Haddon.

01 May 2018

Amber Rudd had to stand down, but the case raises questions about the quality of advice to ministers at the Home Office as well as the coherence of immigration policy. Benoit Guerin and Bronwen Maddox say her successor must sort these out.

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