Coalition chasm widens over Lords reform vote
Today, the UK government faces its most disruptive rebellion since taking power. With Conservative MPs set to defy their leaders on Lords reform, the split in the coalition is widening.
Politicians clash over elected House of Lords
The House of Lords contains over half of UK lawmakers. Whether chosen by birth or by the Queen, not one of them is elected by popular vote. But now that may set to change.
Agenda for Britain laid out in Queen’s Speech
At the State Opening of Parliament yesterday, following ancient royal tradition, the Queen set out a list of bills for MPs to vote on this year. But did anyone outside Westminster pay attention?
Parliament delivers stinging verdict on Murdoch
MPs investigating the News of the World phone-hacking scandal have reached an unexpectedly damning verdict: Rupert Murdoch is ‘not a fit person’ to run an international company.
The Westminster ‘bear pit’: politics or panto?
Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons. A valuable lesson in holding government to account? Or an excuse for aggression and showing off?
Parliament Square anti-war protestor dies
Brian Haw, a peace campaigner who spent ten years camped outside the Houses of Parliament, has died of lung cancer. Has the nation lost a hero or a nuisance?