Tag Archives: Filibuster

Government reverses one use of the Parliamentary F word


It is understandable that many people find the use of the F word deeply offensive, inside and outside of Parliament. However its use inside Parliament leads to certain arrogant individuals and the Government, preventing good policy changes from taking place … Continue reading

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Lets have some consistency in our democratic processes


When MPs misbehave in a repetitive manner over long periods of time it seems vital that there is some way of holding them to account or that the systems that are in place are changed to ensure that their actions … Continue reading

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A man lacking integrity or self awareness


The legacy of most MPs outside their constituency, unless they make it into Government is relatively modest. However the man pictured here is a depressing exception. His opposition to those seeking equality for society is well documented as is his … Continue reading

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Istanbul was shown a new day


My blog on Thursday was a call to MPs to stay away from their constituencies on the following day in order to vote on the Istanbul Convention as part of a private members bill. The convention is an international agreement … 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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The Government wants to be in control


The scene in Parliament on Friday of serial Filibusterer Sam Gyimah talking out yet another private members bill was not new, after all he has done it so many times that I have blogged about his ‘expertise’ in this anti-democratic … 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 gentle warrior speaks


This morning on Radio 4, the issue of parking at NHS hospitals was discussed following the news that some NHS trusts in England are making more than three million pounds a year from charging patients and their visitors to park at … Continue reading

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