Tag Archives: Yvette Cooper

Is the Home Office issuing more Ukrainian visas now?


Last Wednesday a debate took place called Preventing Crime and Delivering Justice. That came the day after the Opening of Parliament and the Minister who opened the discussion was Prit Patel. Following her statement Yvette Cooper responded and during her … Continue reading

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We will bring it back to this House for a vote


Tragically last week the Government persuaded sufficient Conservative MPs to vote for the Nationality and Borders Bill at its third reading and they also prevented any changes being achieved. The eight clauses and one schedule were attempts to reduce the … Continue reading

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Second day of the Nationality and Borders Bill


As I wrote yesterday there were six clauses that were debated and all of which were an attempt to make this Bill far less dangerous to the people who seek asylum in our nation. Sadly all six got rejected by … Continue reading

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Some words and some votes from last night


In the debate under the title of Committee on Standards after many voices were expressed, two votes took place. Although the Conservatives managed to succeed they only just managed to do so by a few votes. In both vote issues … Continue reading

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The very few Parliamentary words about the Bristol attacks


Following the appalling actions from Sunday evening in Bristol there were a small number of comments made in the House of Commons yesterday. They were all set out in a session on topical questions involving Priti Patel as the Home … Continue reading

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MPs like Yvette and Sajid need to use social media carefully


The way many of us refer to MPs and Parliament as a whole can vary enormously from treating them as the leaders of our nation to pointing out that they are our public servants. This must place anyone who is … Continue reading

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Two blasts from the past


This week the Government has been forced to address two matters that have been bubbling away for more than a year. The High Court judgement over the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers (DRIP) Act which I wrote about extensively last … Continue reading

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