Late last night there was support across the whole House for the report of the Select Committee into the Trade Union Bill, on which I served. I originally suggested this Committee to prevent the Tories attacking the union funding of the Labour Party while ignoring their own dependence on millionaire donors, despite manifesto promises to adopt . . . → Read More: This Government is getting too big for their electoral boots.
If you think Tory rivalry is at fever pitch, you ain’t seen nothing yet. The accidental coincidence of the forthcoming constituency boundary changes with the aftermath of the EU Referendum campaign may come to haunt David Cameron or his successor.
The imminence of the boundary review – with its planned reduction of Commons Members from 650 to . . . → Read More: Boundary changes focus the minds of Tory hopefuls
Last week saw the largest Government defeat yet in the Lords during this Parliament, putting a brake on Conservative plans to cut trade union funding to the Labour Party. The move they are attempting to make MUST be coupled with a fair cap on individual donations to get ALL the big money out of politics. Ministers . . . → Read More: Preventing the Tories tilting the political scales (again)