June, 2010

New girl in the Lords

Dianne Hayter  |  30 June 2010

Most new MPs settle into the Commons after weeks of concerted work to get selected, followed by months of hard foot-slogging to get elected. They must be exhausted, if exhilarated, as they emerge into the sunshine from Westminster tube station.

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New girl in the Lords

Dianne Hayter  |  30 June 2010

Most new MPs settle into the Commons after weeks of concerted work to get selected, followed by months of hard foot-slogging to get elected. They must be exhausted, if exhilarated, as they emerge into the sunshine from Westminster tube station.

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Harman v Cameron

Is David Cameron getting too repetitive at PMQs? why were 'peace pods' discussed at today's session, and how do vuvuzuelas comes into it? Conor Pope and Rob Chesworth watched today's exchange

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Cutting police rather than crime

Sam Townend  |  30 June 2010

The Tories are always useless on crime, says Sam Townend. Their apparent volteface on sentencing shows no more intelligence than did their ludicrous hardline rhetoric during the general election.

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Why VAT hits the poorest hardest

Angela Eagle MP  |  29 June 2010

The theatrically named Con Dem ‘Emergency Budget' is an ideological attack on role of the State which will certainly hit the poor and vulnerable hardest.

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Rebel MPs biting back

Anthony Wells  |  29 June 2010

Following the election, Labour's awkward squad is left with depleted numbers

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Out in the cold

Kate Green MP  |  28 June 2010

Kate Green finds little fairness in the coalition's first budget.

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We must harness the opportunity for radical policy

Judith Fisher  |  28 June 2010

Judith Fisher says Scottish Labour must embrace new ideas in their manifesto for next years Holyrood elections.

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Osborne’s Attack on Housing is the Cruellest Blow

Matthew Bennett  |  28 June 2010

Looking back on thirteen years of Labour government it's clear that our greatest shortcoming was to fail to deal adequately with housing. Despite great strides forwards with the Decent Homes Programme we didn't address the problem in its totality, we didn't correct the shortage of social homes after the Thatcher-Major years and the accompanying house price boom left all too many excluded, it's part of the reason for the growth of the BNP.

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Your local NHS, your elected NHS

Paul Richards  |  25 June 2010

The National Health Service (NHS) was famously the product of a political row. There was not only the titanic struggle with the British Medical Association (BMA), some of whose members called it ‘fascist', and the Conservative Party, which voted against it in Parliament.

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