Full Results: 13 Committee Chairs Elected Unopposed

27 Jan

The deputy speaker has just congratulated 13 new committee chairs who were successfully reappointed unopposed. The full list are: Backbench Business Committee – Ian Mearns Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Committee – Rachel Reeves Education – Robert Halfon Environment, Food & Rural Affairs – Neil Parish Brexit – Hilary Benn Home Affairs – Yvette Cooper Housing, […]

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Francois and #StandUp4Brexit Admit Big Ben Bong Defeat

27 Jan

Four days off Brexit day, the spearhead of the ‘Bung a bob for a big ben bong’ bid, Mark Francois, has finally admitted defeat that the campaign will fail. Despite loyal Brexiteers coughing up £270,000 of hard-earned cash for it… The money raised – which fell short of the ludicrously high £500,000 being cited by the […]

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War Hero Black Rod Says Bercow’s Bullying Was Most Brutal He’s Ever Seen

27 Jan

John Bercow’s bullying was the worst former Black Rod David Leakey has ever seen, he told Sky News. Quite something given Leakey’s terms commanding troops as lieutenant-general in Bosnia and Northern Ireland. Remainers, however, are still electing to deify him over his Brexit blocking… The startling account from the former senior member of the House of […]

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Bercow’s Bullying of his Chief Clerk was Well Known

24 Jan

The Sun has run as an exclusive today that John Bercow’s bullying of Robert Rogers – which the former Clerk of the Commons reported earlier in the week – was so bad his health collapsed and he was forced to take early retirement. Certainly tallies with his bullying of his secretary Kate Emms which resulted in […]

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The 3 Worst Virtue Signalling MPs in Britain

23 Jan

Holocaust Memorial Day is on Monday and on Tuesday, the Holocaust Educational Trust held an event in parliament hosted by Matt Chorley. Parliamentarians attended the event to hear from survivors, educators and a speech from the acclaimed historian Sir Antony Beevor. The event was invitation only. Eyebrows were raised by those who noticed that in […]

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Labour MP Accused of Exploitation Over Job Listing

23 Jan

The new Labour MP for Jarrow, Kate Osborne, has been accused of trying to exploit prospective parliamentary staffers after putting up a job listing for a ‘Senior Caseworker’ which goes well beyond the typical list of responsibilities for the role. One current staffer described it as being “senior caseworker and researcher and office manager” all […]

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Parliament Accidentally Wipes Active Casework

21 Jan

Parliamentary Digital Services (PDS) has today outdone itself by deactivating multiple active MPs’ staffers’ email accounts – and in the process deleting potentially years of correspondence and active constituents’ casework. PDS is often the bain of multiple staffers’ lives, and their move today has been true to form. Fibre-optic Fagins… Following an election, there is […]

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Which MP’s Still on His Christmas Holidays?

17 Jan

Two weeks into the new year, Guido would hope our £80,000-a-year representatives would be hard at work. Unfortunately, one key player in British politics clearly isn’t ready to return to the day job. A co-conspirator was shocked when emailing an MP on the 16th January to receive their Christmas out-of-office message, despite the automatic response […]

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Queen’s Former Private Secretary to Introduce Darroch to Lords in Trump Snub

16 Jan

Sir Kim Darroch – who stood down as American Ambassador last year after his diplomatic cables describing the Trump administration as “inept and insecure” were revealed by Steven Edgington – is being introduced to the Lords today. Accepting the peerage in Theresa May’s resignation honours… Eyebrows are being raised at one of his supporters (who […]

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Government Changing Law to Scrap Committee Chair Term Limits

16 Jan

Poring over the Order Paper as he always does, Guido spotted a fascinating Standing Order vote coming up later today and being pushed by the government – to abolish Committee Chairs’ term limits. Very Putinesque. Paving the way for grandees like Bernard Jenkin and Clive Betts to stay on without an election… There are many […]

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The Big Big Ben Brexit Bong Bung Bonanza

16 Jan

The biggest issue of our day continues to drag on – whether Big Ben will bong for Brexit. Despite Boris promising the Government was looking at a way for people to bung a bob for a Big Ben bong, it took StandUp4Brexit to launch an official crowdfunder last night, which in 14 hours has raised £47,000 […]

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Hoyle Cracks Down on Singing MPs for a Second Time

15 Jan

Sir Lindsay has had to crack the whip once again on MPs testing out their vocal cords in the chamber, this time with Plaid MP Liz Saville Roberts covering a Welsh protest song currently storming the iTunes charts. Hoyle was fairly courteous to this rule-breaking MP, in stark contrast to his bellowing when the SNP […]

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Parliament Pushing Ahead with Red Lion Nationalisation

15 Jan

Parliament’s workers today would have been hard-pressed not to notice a big new model that’s been set up in PCH showing off the new latest post-election proposals for the Restoration and Renewal scheme. See the full new estate below… Whilst there’s lots of interesting things to see, including Parliament’s new public entrance and House of […]

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Long-Bailey’s Husband’s Not So Green Deals

14 Jan

Rebbecca Long-Bailey’s husband, Stephen Bailey, works in the chemical industry as global marketing director for the firm BWA Water Additives. Over the weekend it was revealed that he drives a flashy £50,000 Audi A5, and is on a six-figure salary… Guido can further reveal that Bailey’s firm is heavily involved in supplying the fracking industry, […]

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Bercow Rips Off Taxpayer with £12,000 Leaving Parties and £1,000 Taxi

14 Jan

We hoped we’d seen the last of Bercow-induced rage stories but just when you thought he was finally out of the public consciousness it has now been revealed he expensed a £1,000 taxi to Nottingham and his various leaving parties to the tune of £12,000 in his last few months. This is expenses scandal level… […]

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Committee Chairmanship Battle Lines Drawn

13 Jan

A new Parliamentary term means new Select Committee Chair elections, and the races are already hotting up. Two of the more interesting battles are shaping up to be the Health and Social Care Committee, vacated by Sarah Wollaston, and the Transport Committee, which switches from Labour to Tory due to the size of the Government’s stonking […]

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MPs Will Be Sloping Off to Davos After All

8 Jan

It’s not just Sajid Javid who will be breaking Number 10’s ‘no sloping off to Davos’ rule this year. Multiple MPs will be jetting off to those glistening Swiss slopes for the annual ‘Parliamentary Ski Week’, three weeks after the World Economic Forum summit in the same alpine town. With great powder, comes great responsibility… […]

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MPs Stage Fight Against Parliamentary Staff’s Library Takeover

8 Jan

Sir Edward Leigh is leading a charge of MPs against parliamentary authorities over the seizure of Library rooms C and D for parliamentary office space. Guido noted disquiet from MPs over the move last year which is coming as the Norman Shaw North office building effectively shuts down for renovation in six months time. In […]

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38 Degrees to End Mass-MP Emails

7 Jan

An overwhelming sigh of relief is being heard in Westminster today from MPs and their staffers alike, as campaign website 38 Degrees has informed offices they are ending their identikit mass email-campaigns from constituents. One senior aide hopes the move “blanket reduces the amount of people who can be bothered to send”… Currently, people just have […]

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Bone Makes Deputy Speaker Pitch With Comedy Video

7 Jan

Nominations close for the role of Deputy Speaker today, with the election being held tomorrow. Guido brought you the list of candidates last year… Peter Bone, an underdog contender for the role, and has sent MPs a comedy video urging them to end his contribution from the backbenches by relegating him to the Speaker’s chair: […]

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