Andrea Leadsom

Chris Green raise issue of protectionism in Parliament

ALLUDING to the news that De La Rue, which has a base in Westhoughton, had lost the British passport contract, Bolton West MP Chris Green asked for a …

Manchester

Chopper's Brexit Podcast Episode 43: Andrea Leadsom defies David Lidington and John Bercow to say Big Ben must bong on Brexit Day 2019

Brexit day in 12 months' time should be marked by “huge celebrations” and the sounding of Big Ben, a leading Eurosceptic Cabinet minister says today.<p>The remarks by Andrea Leadsom, the Leader of the House of Commons, put her at odds with John Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons and David …

John Bercow

Theresa May Welsh walking holiday election fears of MP

Pete Wishart of the SNP has told MPs he fears an Easter walking holiday in Wales could once again inspire Theresa May to call a snap election, as she did in 2017.<p>As the Commons met on Thursday for its final session before recess, he jokingly told Welsh Labour MPs they should build a "hard border" …

United Kingdom

Military vehicles deal should be fair and open, Caerphilly MP says

<b>The process to award a £3bn deal for new military vehicles has been called "clandestine" by a Welsh MP.</b><p>Caerphilly MP Wayne David is concerned a German firm will get the contract to replace Scimitar armoured cars.<p>He called for a "fair and open process" with General Dynamics UK plants in south Wales …

Wales

Pressure grows on PM over Brexit Cambridge Analytica scandal

Campaigners demand Theresa May investigates what Michael Gove and Boris Johnson knew<p>The Cambridge Analytica scandal engulfing the official Brexit campaign reached No 10 on Sunday, as campaigners wrote to Theresa May demanding an investigation into what members of her cabinet and her own staff …

United Kingdom

UK marks first anniversary of Westminster Bridge attack

Britain on Thursday marked the one year anniversary of the terror attack on Westminster Bridge, the first in a series of assaults in the UK in 2017 …

Extremism

Theresa May's passport to an unhappy Brexit: Mirror Politics morning briefing

Theresa May travels to Brussels today and she would be advised not to flourish her passport when she sails through border control.<p>The decision to …

UK Politics

Philip May goes green

Since Michael Gove took over Defra, the Conservatives have been on a mission to rebrand as the party of the environment. However, some have questioned whether it’s a move that comes from the heart – or one which is down to more cynical reasoning. Theresa May’s former director of communications Kate …

Michael Gove

The Waugh Zone Thursday March 22, 2018

The five things you need to know about politics today.<p><b>1 ZUCKER PUNCH</b><p>Mark Zuckerberg has finally broken his silence to comment on the Cambridge …

Downing Street

May Criticised For Police Spending Claims

Theresa May has been criticised by the official statistics watchdog for wrongly claiming the Government was providing an extra £450 million for …

Andrea Leadsom

UK government claims ban on gay cure therapy could have ‘unintended consequences’

The government has issued its third contradictory response on gay cure therapy in just five months – after being slammed in Parliament for its …

LGBTQI

Independent Inquiry To Be Held Into Parliament Bullying Claims

An independent inquiry will be held into allegations House of Commons staff were bullied by MPs.<p>The House of Commons Commission – usually chaired by …

United Kingdom

Andrea Leadsom criticises handling of Westminster bullying claims

‘A woman in politics should not have to pay this price,’ leader of the Commons tells conference<p>Andrea Leadsom, the leader of the Commons, has strongly criticised the way allegations of bullying and harassment at Westminster have been handled.<p>Speaking the day after an independent inquiry was …

UK Politics

Independent inquiry to probe allegations MPs bullied House of Commons staff

An independent inquiry will be held into allegations House of Commons staff were bullied by MPs.<p>The House of Commons Commission - usually chaired by …

United Kingdom

Will Labour’s next general secretary tackle sexual harassment in the party?

The row speaks to Westminster’s wider post-Weinstein problem.<p>In October 2017, Westminster was rocked by the post-Weinstein wave of greater openness …

United Kingdom

Grenfell re-housing 'not good enough' - BBC News

Live Reporting<p>Housing Secretary Sajid Javid made a Commons statement to brief MPs about today's report from the official Grenfell recovery task force nine months after the fire.<p>Mr Javid said it was unlikely that all households will have been permanently housed by the first anniversary of the …

United Kingdom

6 Important Stories You Might Have Missed Because Of The Salisbury Nerve Agent Attack

1. Tory and DUP MPs voted to cut free school meals in England – despite protecting them in Northern Ireland.<p>The fallout from the Salisbury nerve …

United Kingdom

With the future of 1p and 2p coins under scrutiny, is your small change worth a fortune?

<b>The government has ruled out scrapping 1p and 2p coins, despite launching a consultation into the use of cash. And if you’re among the 60% of people</b> …

Finance

There has been a culture of bullying in Parliament for decades – and change isn't coming quickly enough

In 2001, the Commons Speaker, Michael Martin, summoned me to his ornate office and threatened to throw <i>The Independent’s</i> entire political team out of …

United Kingdom

Week ahead in Parliament

<b>Another week and still no sign of the big Brexit measures due before the Commons: the Trade Bill; the Taxation (Cross Border Trade) Bill; and less sign still of the promised proposals to reform the immigration system. Unsure of its fragile Commons position, the government is holding them back. So</b> …

United Kingdom

The Waugh Zone Friday March 16, 2018

The five things you need to know about politics today.<p><b>1 RESPONSIBLE OPPOSITION?</b><p>In case you missed it, Jeremy Corbyn launched his general election …

United Kingdom

Andrea Leadsom's bullying inquiry losing staff support

<b>The fix is in. A whitewash is coming. That is the view of House of Commons clerks, a week on from Newsnight's expose of the problem of bullying and harassment by MPs. Andrea Leadsom, Leader of the House of Commons, has proposed an inquiry into what we found. But, we now know, it is likely to be a</b> …

United Kingdom

Jeremy Corbyn's stance on Russia smashes Labour's fragile truce: Mirror Politics morning briefing

There is a long and disquieting history of the hard left apologising for abhorrent regimes.<p>Even after the Moscow show trials were revealed in the …

UK Politics

The Waugh Zone Tuesday March 13, 2018

The five things you need to know about politics today.<p><b>1 THE LIKELY VLADS</b><p>Theresa May impressed many on both sides of the Commons yesterday as she gave …

David Miliband

John Bercow criticised for chairing debate on bullying in Parliament despite allegations against him

John Bercow has come under fire for presiding over a House of Commons debate on bullying in Parliament, despite himself having been accused of …

John Bercow

Commons to launch investigation into bullying claims

Andrea Leadsom, Leader of the House of Commons, has said she will recommend a “short, independently led” inquiry into allegations of MPs bullying …

United Kingdom

John Bercow Told To Step Aside As Independent Inquiry Into Bullying Claims Ordered By Andrea Leadsom

Commons Speaker under fire directly from MPs<p>PA Archive/PA Images<p>Commons Speaker John Bercow faced direct criticism from MPs today as the Government …

United Kingdom

Inquiry into Parliament bullying claims backed by ministers

<b>Commons leader Andrea Leadsom has called for an inquiry into allegations of bullying in Parliament.</b><p>It is likely to consider whether all Commons staff should be covered by the independent grievance procedure, not just those working directly for MPs.<p>It follows a BBC investigation which reported …

United Kingdom

Labour: 'Paralysis' in Parliament - BBC News

Live Reporting<p>HoC<p>Commons mace is removed from the table, which means the proceedings have finished..<p>The Commons has finished for the day so that's where we'll leave our live coverage of Parliament.<p>Summary: Thursday in Parliament<p>MPs spent the afternoon debating Brexit with some impassioned speeches …

United Kingdom

Labour's welfare chief Debbie Abrahams forced to stand aside over bullying allegations

Labour's welfare chief has been forced to stand aside after being accused of bullying by members of her staff.<p>Debbie Abrahams, who has led the …

United Kingdom