Articles tagged with Queen's Speech
by Justin Cash / 08 May 2013 10:05
Today, in the formal start to the parliamentary year, the Queen will set out the government’s legislative agenda for the coming 12 months. It’s a significant moment in the political calendar made all the more salient after both the Tories and Lib Dems received a drubbing in local elections at the hands of UKIP last week. The coalition partners have had time to digest these results and also to contemplate a lurch to the right
by Philip Cowley / 10 May 2012 12:56
My usual rule is that it's a bit of a mug's game trying to identify in advance which bill announced in a Queen's Speech will trigger backbench rebellions. Even when you know what's actually in the bill - and in many cases at the moment all we've got is a title - it's difficult to work out which will cause trouble and which will sail through. Too much depends on how the bill is
by Max Burman / 02 Apr 2012 17:14
Since Friday’s by-election defeat to George Galloway and Respect in Bradford West, the media’s glare has returned once more to Labour leader Ed Miliband. Widely acknowledged as the most disastrous of weeks for the Coalition, his party went into Friday holding a double digit lead in many national polls and confident of a victory that would continue that momentum. Now the consensus seems to be that, local issues aside, Labour’s inability to decisively capitalise
by Amber Elliott / 23 Feb 2012 12:09
A Tory peer has described the threat earlier this week to sabotage the government's entire legislative agenda as "a warning shot".
Rebel Tory peers have said they would take action if a bill to reform the House of Lords goes ahead, the Times revealed earlier this week.
Apparently, a group of 20 peers are willing to withdraw support from any government bill that comes before the upper chamber in their effort