Parliament Realises it Needs Coronavirus Experts

25 Mar

54 days since Coronavirus arrived in Britain, and 435 deaths later, the House of Lords and Commons have started recruiting for “Biological Science and Health Advisers”. The roles will provide “independent and balanced analyses to both Houses of Parliament on public policy issues with a basis in science and technology” and require graduates with a 2:2 […]

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Parliamentary Votes Likely Cancelled This Week

16 Mar

It’s not just members of the public that may miss the chance to vote soon. Senior parliamentary sources tell Guido it is thought the Government has been considering agreements to avoid Parliamentary votes in the coming week, with both budget-related legislation and coronavirus measures potentially just being nodded through without the need for MPs to […]

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Highlights from the European Parliament Vote on Approving the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement

29 Jan

Guy Verhofstadt concedes that Brexit is happening…  .@guyverhofstadt “In my opinion, yes, Brexit is also a failure of the Union… There is a lesson to learn from it, and this lesson is not to undo the Union, as some are arguing here. No, this lesson is to deeply reform the Union.” pic.twitter.com/N1KVQN7wYE — BrexitCentral (@BrexitCentral) […]

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Withdrawal Agreement Bill clears final Commons hurdle as MPs give it a Third Reading with a 99 majority

10 Jan

Boris Johnson’s Withdrawal Agreement has cleared its final hurdle in the House of Commons after MPs voted to give a Third Reading to the European Union Withdrawal Agreement Bill by 330 votes to 231, a majority of 99. 330 MPs voted for the Bill (332 if you include the two tellers), all of whom were […]

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Highlights from the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill Third Reading

9 Jan

Brexit Minister James Duddridge opens the debate… Brexit Minister @JamesDuddridge “This Bill will implement in UK law the Withdrawal Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union; ensuring that the United Kingdom departs from the European Union with a deal at the end of this month.” pic.twitter.com/CmrFjmwaxb — BrexitCentral (@BrexitCentral) January 9, 2020 Shadow […]

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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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MPs give the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill a Second Reading by a stonking 3-figure majority – how every MP voted

20 Dec

The House of Commons has voted to give a Second Reading to the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill by 358 votes to 234, a majority of 124 (although the division lists show that there were in fact 359 MPs who voted in the Aye lobby, meaning that in fact there was a majority of 125). 359 […]

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