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01 Jul 2015 17:22
In the midst of the record-breaking heatwave in Britain, the Speaker has taken drastic action.
John Bercow today announced he was relaxing of the archaic dress code for male MPs and journalists, which dictates jackets and ties in the Commons.
The rules could be cast aside until the summer recess later this month, he said.
But Labour leadership hopeful Jeremy Corbyn wanted to go a step further.
Corbyn clearly thought it wasn't just MPs that
01 Jul 2015 12:54
Iain Duncan Smith and Rachel Reeves are among 19 MPs to have had their official credit cards suspended this year, it has emerged.
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority issues MPs with credit cards for to pay for items such as travel and accommodation. The politicians then have to prove the spending is genuine.
Former Labour MP Eric Joyce had his card blocked when he owed a tidy £12,919.61. Joyce, best known for assaulting a Tory MP in Strangers'
As Heathrow expansion gets green light, will Boris still lie down in front of bulldozers to stop it?
01 Jul 2015 08:34
The Airport Commission has come out in favour of building a third runway at Heathrow. So will Boris Johnson still lie down in front of the bulldozers to stop the runway being built, as he pledged earlier this year?
The London mayor appeared on the Today programme this morning and stated:
“As it happens I don’t think my services as a bulldozer blocker will be required for decades, if ever. I don’t think this is
30 Jun 2015 15:06
Former housing minister John Healey has urged the Labour party's leadership hopefuls: "Don’t lose sight of what worked as well as what didn’t."
Speaking to TP, Healey said the biggest problem for Labour in 2010-2015 was the way it drew a line over the successes of the Blair and Brown governments.
And he said that some of the Labour leadership candidates had been in a hurry to repeat the same mistake.
"I think early on
30 Jun 2015 09:33
Having stood down as Labour MP for Hampstead and Highgate, Glenda Jackson is returning to acting in a "mash-up" adaptation of novels by French writer Emile Zola.
Jackson will star in Blood, Sex and Money, based on the 20-novel series Les Rougon-Macquart charting the lives of members of a single family from the 19th century into the industrialised era.
The first instalment will be broadcast every day over a week on Radio 4 in November.
30 Jun 2015 08:06
EU bigwigs have not been mincing their words about the stakes for Sunday's referendum in Greece.
An emotional Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has led the chorus, accusing the Alexis Tsipras government of “egotism, tactical games, political games”.
He has also said a No vote to the creditors' proposals would be “suicide”.
Meanwhile on Twitter, Hollywood star Rob Lowe has given his considered verdict on the Greek debt crisis.
The West Wing star then became embroiled
29 Jun 2015 11:33
Grant Shapps has welcomed an apology from the BBC for failing to adequately report the former Tory party chairman’s innocence over alleged tampering of Conservative figures’ Wikipedia pages.
The Tory MP faced widespread mockery after it was claimed Wikipedia had banned an account believed to be "either run by Shapps directly" or by someone "under his clear direction" that made changes to his own page.
It was also suggested he made unflattering alterations to the pages of
29 Jun 2015 08:57
David Cameron has sought to put a good light on his fabled EU negotiations by claiming his first formal discussions with fellow leaders got a "very good reception".
The Prime Minister attended an EU summit in Brussels last week, where the main topics on the agenda were the migrant crises across Europe and the Greek debt calamity.
Rumours circulating the Prime Minister was only granted a token five-minute segment in which to begin the discussions,
26 Jun 2015 11:08
The SNP’s Mhairi Black became the youngest parliamentarian for nearly 350 years when she spectacularly ousted Labour’s Douglas Alexander at May’s general election.
The 20-year-old's hot streak has shown no sign of cooling, after she secured a first-class honours degree in politics from Glasgow University.
Black told BBC Radio Scotland:
"I'm really delighted, and looking forward to celebrating the day with my parents and the other students."
Black, who will attend her graduation today, confessed
26 Jun 2015 10:22
The Labour leadership contest still has another 11 weeks to run. But will that be long enough for any of the candidates to persuade Labour MP Graham Stringer that they are up to the job?
The member for Blackley and Broughton was on the panel for a Policy Exchange discussion last night about where next for the left.
Signs of Stringer's dissatisfaction were evident early on when chair John Rentoul asked what he thought of