08 September 2017

Emma Norris tracks the state of key policies and legislation as Parliament returns

15 September 2017

The Government continues to receive criticism for its manoeuvres to control debate and scrutiny in the House of Commons. Dr Catherine Haddon argues that such battles also show the opportunities parliamentarians have to assert themselves.

31 July 2017

International evidence – and the scale of the challenges facing Britain – mean that the UK minority government is unlikely to last a full term, argues Professor Jonathan Boston of Victoria University in Wellington in this guest blog.

13 July 2017

Aron Cheung tells you all you need to know about the chairs of the new House of Commons select committees in six charts.

13 July 2017

Seven MPs will take the helm of a select committee for the first time. Hannah White offers them five pieces of advice on how to make an impact.

11 July 2017

Theresa May issued a plea to the opposition to work together on the nation’s big policy problems. Emma Norris says tactic or not, cross-party consensus is key to dealing with the UK’s major policy issues. 

26 June 2017

Akash Paun considers the implications of the Conservative-DUP ‘confidence and supply’ deal for government over the coming years.

22 June 2017

If the Conservative Party secures a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), it will be more confident of winning key votes in the House of Commons. But parliamentary committees will remain tricky, says Dr Hannah White.

21 June 2017

The Queen’s Speech doesn’t contain the type of high-profile announcements we’ve come to expect following an election. Julian McCrae says this is a good thing.

21 June 2017

Minority government can work surprisingly effectively, argues Akash Paun, but the Government will need to change its approach if it is to pass the necessary Brexit legislation through Parliament before the clock runs out.

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