parliament

  • April 29, 2011

    “Are you for King or for Parliament?” I was taught at a tender age to ask the burning question of mid 17th century England as a means of assessing an individual's take on society. It seems apposite once again.

  • March 22, 2011

    The engagement of UK forces in Libya without prior agreement from MPs has again raised the question of the need for parliamentary approval of military action.

  • November 10, 2010

    Reform group Unlock Democracy has welcomed the new Supreme Court ruling that MPs are not protected by parliamentary privilege over expenses claims.

  • May 31, 2010

    The Dissolution Honours List, made at the end of every Parliament to allow outgoing PMs to reward colleagues, has been described by democracy campaigners as a 'dishonours list'.

  • May 25, 2010

    The content of the Queen's speech is easily accessed in a digital age. The 23 Bills which it unveiled will be analysed and debated at length in the coming days and weeks.

  • February 3, 2010

    Having unelected male religious leaders from one denomination in an unelected legislative chamber is unfair, inappropriate and contrary to the Christian message of equality and justice, an audience in parliament heard this week.

  • January 23, 2010

    Apathy is born of impotence, not ignorance. Or so the amazing response to the Power 2010 vote to find the public's top ideas to fix politics would suggest with over 20,000 votes cast in under a week.

  • January 11, 2010

    Different possibilities for electoral reform will come under the parliamentary spotlight today, with Lord Alton's debate on the wider impact of party list systems taking place in the House of Lords on Monday 11 January 2010.

  • December 13, 2009

    Will the government introduce a piece of legislation within the life of this parliament that requires a public referendum on the introduction of an Alternative Vote electoral system for Westminster after the next election? Simon Barrow explores the current political terrain.

  • November 24, 2009

    Politicians must not be allowed to duck the challenge of systemic change, say campaigners responding to the publication of the House of Commons Reform Committee Report entitled 'Rebuilding the House'.