Tag Archives: Parliament

  1. Parliament didn’t block Brexit. Boris paused Brexit

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    December 5, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    Boris Johnson’s deal passed its second reading in Parliament. Yet the Conservative campaign is centred around Parliament blocking Brexit. Odd. …
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  2. Does a ‘meaningful vote’ on the Brexit deal mean it can be amended and rejected?

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    October 30, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    The Government has announced that the EU Withdrawal Bill will have its next appearance in Parliament on the 14th of …
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  3. EU Withdrawal Bill: Is Henry VIII coming back?

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    September 11, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    So today sees the big debate on the second reading of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. This significant Act of …
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  4. Chaos at the Commons as the Government tries to vote on the EAW without actually doing so

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    November 12, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    The word ‘chaos’ barely does it justice. The scenes at the House of Commons on Monday were simply farcical. It …
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  5. UK votes to join airstrikes in Iraq – but at what cost?

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    September 28, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    So the vote on whether to join in the air strikes on Islamic State (ISIL) was carried out on Friday …
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  6. Why we should have a free vote on whether to repeal the fox hunting ban

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    August 19, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    This week, Barney White-Spunner, the Chairman of the Countryside Alliance, threatened David Cameron with the withdrawal of helpers in the …
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  7. Mark Simmonds’s resignation highlights the unrealistic expectations we have of our MPs

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    August 14, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Mark Simmonds, the MP for Boston and Skegness in Lincolnshire and the Foreign Office Minister for Africa, announced this week …
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