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Time for gay marriage

There are many things that make me proud about having been a Labour Minister – being the Bill Minister for the Civil Partnerships Act is well up the list. Compared to some of the other legislation I was responsible for...

What goes up can come down!

With two weeks to go to the budget, everyone’s making their bids for tax cuts. Last week 500 business people called on the chancellor to reduce the 50p top rate of income tax. I thought their argument that reducing the...

Spare the whips?

I really enjoyed my time as government chief whip, but who’d want the role at the moment! This week, parliament expert Professor Philip Cowley from Nottingham University reported that the number of government rebellions...

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