Debate from the vault: Home Rule Scotched

by Nik Darlington / 14 Jan 2014

Scottish independence has long been mooted, finds Nik Darlington

When the lights went out

When the lights went out

by Nik Darlington / 18 Nov 2013

Nik Darlington shines a torch on the Commons, 13 December 1973, during a previous energy crisis

Debate from the vault: Royal babes

Debate from the vault: Royal babes

by Nik Darlington / 08 Jul 2013

Nik Darlington sits in on discussions of a regal birth in the House of Commons, 24 June 1982

Debate from the vault: Budget revolution

Debate from the vault: Budget revolution

by Nik Darlington / 15 Mar 2013

Nik Darlington recalls a Budget that shook the nation, 29 April 1909

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Debate from the vault: Brewing up trouble

by Nik Darlington / 25 Jan 2013

Nik Darlington raises a glass to the 2 May 1895 beer duty debate

Debate from the vault: End of the line

Debate from the vault: End of the line

by Nik Darlington / 28 Nov 2012

Nik Darlington recalls rail privatisation on the agenda in November 1993

1962 Jamaican independence talks revisited

1962 Jamaican independence talks revisited

by Nik Darlington / 10 Aug 2012

Nik Darlington revisits the first Jamaican independence talks, on 31 May 1962

Debate from the vault: A drinking problem

Debate from the vault: A drinking problem

by Nik Darlington / 26 May 2012

Nik Darlington reopens the 1860 debates on alcohol taxes in both Houses

Review: Why Spencer Perceval Had To Die

by Nik Darlington / 11 May 2012

Nik Darlington reviews a rollicking read that fails to provide the new revelations its title promises

The original Falklands debate

The original Falklands debate

by Nik Darlington / 24 Mar 2012

Nik Darlington looks back at the Falklands war debate on 3 April 1982

When the lights went out

by Nik Darlington / 03 Jan 2014

Nik Darlington shines a torch on the Commons, 13 December 1973, another energy crisis

Debate from the vault: Squirreled away

Debate from the vault: Squirreled away

by Nik Darlington / 11 Oct 2013

Nik Darlington walks into a forest of debates, from 1937 to 1973, over culling

Debate from the vault: Maggie's last stand

Debate from the vault: Maggie's last stand

by Nik Darlington / 13 Jun 2013

Nik Darlington looks back at Margaret Thatcher’s last appearance in the House of Commons in November 1990

Debate from the vault: Clashing views

Debate from the vault: Clashing views

by Nik Darlington / 25 Feb 2013

Nik Darlington looks back to a messy 1902 debate on saving a famous view

Debate from the vault: Pressing matters

Debate from the vault: Pressing matters

by Nik Darlington / 13 Dec 2012

A free press was the hot topic on 20 June 1836, says Nik Darlington

Debate from the vault: Metropolitan mayhem

Debate from the vault: Metropolitan mayhem

by Nik Darlington / 09 Nov 2012

Nik Darlington revisits the Commons in February 1886 for a discussion on rioting - not so far removed from last summer's turmoil

A short history of marriage legislation

A short history of marriage legislation

by Nik Darlington / 25 Jul 2012

Nik Darlington looks back on a Lords debate on matrimony from 11 July 1836

European Parliament must find a bigger voice amidst the chaos

by Nik Darlington / 14 May 2012

Few follow its happenings, but the European Parliament has an unenviable opportunity to offer democratic leadership on Europe's economic troubles

Debate from the vault: Peak power

Debate from the vault: Peak power

by Nik Darlington / 28 Apr 2012

A Commons debate on 3 May 1866 shows the Victorians had concerns about energy sourcing, says Nik Darlington

Debate from the vault: An ancient tunnel

Debate from the vault: An ancient tunnel

by Nik Darlington / 25 Feb 2012

Nik Darlington opens the archives on parliamentary debates that made history. This month, the House of Commons debates the Channel Tunnel on 27 June 1888

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