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

Keith Vaz to be investigated by Commons sleaze watchdogs after male escort scandal


An investigation into disgraced Labour MP Keith Vaz has been launched by Commons sleaze watchdogs. The probe by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards will determine whether Mr Vaz, who resigned as chairman of the powerful Commons Home Affairs Committee following … Continue reading