The Speaker, and some leaders, may say they and the public hate the Punch and Judy name calling moments, but then they cannot resist the odd jibe at their rivals.
Labour’s Yvette Cooper wouldn’t be drawn this morning on the Today programme on her party’s precise plans for Brexit. When pressed that the party didn’t know what they wanted, Cooper, who is also the chair of the home affairs committee, referred to what the committee was doing instead. She did add that the Labour party […]
The House of Lords has defied the government and voted for a new inquiry into the British press. Last week in the House of Commons ministers saw off a bid to force them to implement a second stage of the Leveson inquiry. But now peers have voted in favour of the move by 252 to […]
Ministers have backed down in a row over paying higher disability benefits to 164,000 people by saying they will not contest a High Court decision. Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey said she would not appeal December’s judgement over payments to people with mental health conditions. Ministers had sought to limit those suffering psychological distress […]