Labour’s attempts to replace two select committee members who have quit the party to sit as independent MPs would be a worrying reassertion of the power of the party whips over the select committee system, warns Dr Hannah White.
Philip Hammond is poised to use his Spring Statement to once again dangle the prospect of a Brexit “deal dividend” in front of MPs. At best the Chancellor would be offering no more than a temporary fillip, argues Dr Gemma Tetlow.
Trade unions and the Labour Party are right to say that the Government’s guarantees on workers’ rights offer only limited protection. But there are limits to what any UK government can do unilaterally, argues Raphael Hogarth