How John Bercow keeps Keith Vaz’s secrets

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In the 17th century, England had a problem with laws on sedition. MPs could not speak freely about the king’s policies for fear of judges. To solve that problem, we adopted a special guard against tyranny: “parliamentary privilege”. Now, John … Continue reading

House of Commons abuse cases ‘tolerated and concealed’

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“Disturbing” cases of bullying and sexual harassment have “long been tolerated and concealed” in the House of Commons, according to a report. The report, by Dame Laura Cox QC, said there was a culture of “deference, subservience, acquiescence and silence”. … Continue reading

We’ve got to stop these Corbyn opponents out to destroy Labour: McDonnell

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SHADOW chancellor John McDonnell has lashed out at opponents of Jeremy Corbyn, accusing them of trying to “destroy” the Labour Party in order to get rid of their leader. Mr McDonnell said there was a “small group” within the party … Continue reading

John Bercow ‘avoiding scrutiny’ of alcohol problems at Westminster

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John Bercow ‘avoiding scrutiny’ of alcohol problems at Westminster John Bercow has been accused of dodging scrutiny by suppressing reports detailing the scale of alcohol problems at parliament. The Speaker has invoked a controversial loophole in the Freedom of Information … Continue reading