Expose the Hidden Persuaders

Although I had to table my Question in the Lords weeks ago it could not have been more topical, with the former boss of Cambridge Analytica  interrogated by the Commons Select Committee the day before, and the eminence grise of the Leave campaign summoned that very afternoon to appear before MPs.

 

The subject of my question ?   . . . → Read More: Expose the Hidden Persuaders

PARLIAMENT TAKES BACK CONTROL

Members of both Houses of Parliament are revolting …. not in terms of personal hygiene, but in their proper, constitutional role.

 

On Wednesday last week a cross-party amendment – which I signed and spoke on for the Liberal Democrats – was carried against the Government in the House of Lords by a record majority of 128.   The . . . → Read More: PARLIAMENT TAKES BACK CONTROL

Play-by-play account of last week’s defeat on the Withdrawal Bill

Last Wednesday (April 26th) The Government suffered its largest defeat so far on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.  This Cross Party amendment, led by Lord Tyler for the Lib Dems, which is now added to the Bill, raises the legal bar which Ministers must meet in order to exercise “Henry VIII” and other executive powers

The Government’s . . . → Read More: Play-by-play account of last week’s defeat on the Withdrawal Bill