Liberal Democrats force Government climb-down on Trade Union Bill

This evening sees the culmination of five months’ work, led by the Lib Dems, which will finally knock some fairness into the Government’s proposals for reforming the relationship between Labour and the Trade Unions.

Late last year, the Left was raging – with some justification – about a Tory plot to remove up to £6m a year . . . → Read More: Liberal Democrats force Government climb-down on Trade Union Bill

This Government is getting too big for their electoral boots.

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.

Boundary changes focus the minds of Tory hopefuls

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