Eyebrows were raised in the Commons on Monday after Iain Duncan Smith overreached himself — attacking Labour’s new Brexit shadow Keir Starmer, one of the country’s top barristers, as:
The full MP expenses for 2014/15 are out. This year IPSA has included a list of MPs who have run up bad debts to the taxpayer through over-claimed/ineligible expense claims — including via publicly-funded corporate Barclaycards. They have all been contacted several times — but have refused to pay it back.
A journalist from the Times or Sunday Times looks to have registered an Ashley Madison account to parliament’s postcode in an attempt to unmask Westminster’s philanderers, analysis by Political Scrapbook would suggest.
Ex-Home Office minister denies using Ashley Madison website Account was registered from Parliament during late sitting Mother’s maiden name ‘matches answer to security question’ Login name is surname of female shadow minister Personal information linked to Tory MP Damian Green is present in the leaked Ashley Madison database, Political Scrapbook can exclusively reveal.
Having finally quit the Lords, it has emerged that alleged coke and prostitutes fiend Lord Sewel is not only entitled to carry on using his title but apparently to:
The retirement of 82-year old Lord Luke has triggered a by-election for hereditary peers wishing to join 89 other titled noblemen who for reasons passing understanding are still permitted to vote in the upper chamber. The printed prospectus of candidate statements is something to behold.
Parliamentary officials attempted to censor the media from reporting on a protest by disability activists — banning them from filming it or even speaking into their microphones.
A new parliament … and some new camera angles for the Commons. A slight relaxation in the (still very strict) rules on what us proles are allowed to see and hear in our own parliament sees an additional device mounted near the speaker’s chair — giving the opposite perspective from the ‘traditional’ view.
With the first episode of the BBC’s four-part documentary Inside The Commons broadcast last night, David Cameron was interviewed claiming that the Houses of Parliament — a royal palace and UNESCO world heritage site — look “half like a school”. After all, doesn’t everyone attend schools with chapels that, like the Palace of Westminster, are a noted examples of Perpendicular […]
It seems there are still Commons staff (or indeed MPs) who don’t realise that anonymous edits to Wikipedia from within the parliamentary estate can be tracked. There is even a Twitter account dedicated to doing precisely that. In the latest cack-handed attempt at airbrushing, one parliamentary pass holder took exception to the mention of Robert Walter MP’s support for the […]