Tag Archives: Cameron

Ed Balls and a defence of sledging at PMQs

Prime Minister’s Questions is one of the most extraordinary Parliamentary spectacles at Westminster, if not the world. Every week, while Parliament is sitting, the Prime Minister must come to Parliament and subject themselves to thirty minutes, (in recent times quite … Continue reading

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Cameron’s gone. What will he do and what is his legacy?

A slightly shorter version of this article was published in The Lincolnshire Echo. _________________________________ In a period of political upheaval David Cameron’s announcement that he is leaving the House of Commons with ‘immediate effect’ is not the most surprising news … Continue reading

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The not-so-invisible man

An excellent essay by Andy Beckett on the role of the Cabinet Secretary, Jeremey Heywood, in The Guardian‘s excellent long read series. No blog just read the article, ‘The most potent, permanent and elusive figure in British politics’.

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The implications of English votes for English laws

The House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee is currently conducting an inquiry into the issue of English votes for English laws, and the wider impact of these proposals on the future of the Union. This is a … Continue reading

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Shades of grey: a challenging frontbench recognition test

I’ve written before about the frontbench recognition test which I inflict upon my first year politics students (see ‘Is it Yvette Harman?’). The test involves showing the students a  small selection of photographs of members of the frontbench team of each of … Continue reading

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