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Sir Keir enjoys the vetting process

Christian Wakeford’s shock defection from the Conservative party to Labour has been the talk of Westminster this week – with Sir Keir Starmer surprising almost everyone – including his own MPs. The high stakes move by Labour’s leader to let the MP for Bury South into the Party has raised questions as to whether Labour…

Politics.co.uk’s New Year predictions

Happy new year! 2021 threw up a bunch of surprises, resignations and more kissing that we’d like to have seen. But what does 2022 have in store? We reached out to commentator James Ball, pollster Matt Singh and journalist Mutaz Ahmed to ask what their political predictions are for the coming year.The post Politics.co.uk’s New…

Parliament’s funniest moments 2021

While the Palace of Westminster is usually a serious place discussing important issues, occasionally a few jokes and mistakes slip into the debates.   With work from home issues, a football tournament and several high-profile gaffes, 2021 threw up plenty of comedic moments.   From Rayner to Rees-Mogg, relive some of the quirkiest and funniest moments…

​Politics.co.uk presents: Naughty or Nice?

​It’s Christmas Eve and Santa’s on his way. He knows if you’ve been bad or good, and there will be a few MPs receiving a bag of coal down their chimney’s this year. It’s been an eventful year, full of scandals. But who has been naughty and who has been nice? To go through this…

UK gun laws: the public’s view

The UK has some of the strictest gun laws in the world, with those laws recently being tightened further following the shooting in Plymouth during the summer when five people were killed. This contrasts strongly with the United States where the second amendment grants people the right to bear arms, and where 80% of people…

‘Christmas ends on February 2nd’ says Rees-Mogg

Whilst many people sigh when Christmas decorations go up in November, Leader of the House Jacob Rees-Mogg appeared to suggest that Christmas goes on until February 2nd today in the Commons. Responding to Thangam Debbonaire’s question on whether the online harms bill would be brought to parliament before Christmas, Rees-Mogg went on a colourful tangent…

Conservative MP links male violence to women playing male roles in films

Nick Fletcher, the Conservative MP for Don Valley, has linked an increase in male violence to women being given acting roles previously only played by men, such as Dr Who, during a debate on International Men’s Day.   Speaking in Westminster Hall, Fletcher said: “Every male character or good role model must have a female…

Should MPs have second jobs?

Sleaze and cronyism has dominated the frontpages recently as a spotlight has been swung onto MPs’ second jobs. Notably Geoffrey Cox was paid as much as £6 million for work outside of parliament, leading to the government announcing a crackdown on outside work. But do the public think MPs should be allowed second jobs? Our…

£81,932: Do MPs earn enough money?

Do MPs earn enough money? It is a question that is polarising opinion in Westminster, as revelations of MPs second jobs show that many earn five and six-figure salaries aside from their day job. The father of the house, Sir Peter Bottomley, has in recent weeks called for MPs to be paid more to prevent…

The Prince Charles Manifesto

One day, Prince Charles will be king, and will have a weekly audience with the prime minister. In 2015, his letters to ministers between 2004 and 2005 were revealed to the public, later named the “black spider memos”. Putting together these policies and interests, Politics.co.uk has put together a sort-of ‘Prince Charles’ Manifesto’. The post…

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