house of commons

  • February 26, 2007

    Parliamentary rebellion is not quite what it used to be. Many of us recall the colourful heyday of ‘the beast of Bolsover’, Dennis Skinner MP, the backbencher who usurped the best seats, scowling leftist disapproval of Thatcherite policies and Labour fudges. His acerbic wit was a refreshing antidote to the bland reassurances of routine political rhetoric.

  • March 19, 2003

    Christian MPs came out in overwhelming numbers last night to support the war with Iraq, raising