Tag Archives: David Nuttall

Please plan the next election carefully


My column in todays Argus is as follows, written on Friday morning: As I write this column it is far from clear what the medium term outcome from Thursdays election will be. It seems certain that Theresa May will be … Continue reading

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Groundhog Parliament


Our nation has only one Parliament and it is vital that it is cared for and not misused, it is a costly resource and the only place in which laws can be made. Tragically when MPs from outside of the … Continue reading

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The man who will work for free


On Friday a small number of MPs and at least one Government Minister took part in the Parliamentary tactic known as Filibuster to prevent a Bill being voted on. The Bill in question was designed to ensure that interns would … Continue reading

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The glass sewer is broken


The idea of a male dominated world having some of its more powerful or influential roles opened up to women is often referred to as a break or crack in the glass ceiling. Yesterday in Parliament which is very male … Continue reading

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A very exclusive club


The use of Parliamentary time is incredibly valuable and costly. Even when the Government of the day is one that demonstrates values I don’t support, which is most of the time, what goes on in the Commons and Lords should be treated as … Continue reading

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A revealing debate


So much of what our broadcasters and newspapers show us of Parliament focuses on either childish behaviour at Prime Minister Questions (now becoming Prime Minister ignoring questions) or the contrast between the full chamber when things matters to MPs such as … Continue reading

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