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Putting the NHS before politics

by Dr Kailash Chand / 20 Mar 2012 11:06

In reference to your article 'Miliband's adviser calls for BMA to strike' I wish to make clear my own views. It is not true that I am Ed Milliband's adviser; I was on the panel appointed by John Healey, then shadow secretary for health,  to review the long term expectations of older people. The panel met only once. It was obvious from the outset that my membership was based on my long-term work

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Backbench worries over their committee

Backbench worries over their committee

by Amber Elliott / 08 Mar 2012 15:55

Paul Waugh has the story that there is "trouble afoot" for the backbench business committee.

But it may not be as bad as some MPs fear.

PoliticsHome says: "The government motion seeks to amend Standing Orders so that more MPs can be put on the committee. Critics fear that this is a way for the executive to pack the body with government stooges and whips' choices."

However, chair of

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Parliament Week and contributing to democracy

Parliament Week and contributing to democracy

by Natascha Engel / 31 Oct 2011 16:41

To mark the beginning of Parliament Week, Natascha Engel MP, Member of Parliament for North East Derbyshire, and Chair of the Backbench Business Committee, writes her story of democracy.

I was born and raised, until I was ten, in Cold War Germany. The country was divided, and occupied West Berlin, where I lived, was surrounded by a wall. The Wall.

We knew how lucky we were to grow up in the

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Why the EU referendum motion will die

Why the EU referendum motion will die

by Martin Shapland / 21 Oct 2011 10:42

We’re about to witness the biggest coalition screw up since, well, last week. With an economic crisis on the continent, stagnating economy at home and 50 bigger issues on the agenda, the government was hoping to keep a firm lid on Major's Maastricht ghost.

Currently as many as 100 Conservatives and 10 Lib Dems could rebel against a government three line whip, with a number of threatened resignations from junior ministers and parliamentary

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