March 2014

27 March 2014

MPs renew demand for Commons votes on use of war-making powers

MPs have reiterated that the government must enshrine in law its commitment to consult the House of Commons before using its war-making powers. In 2011, Foreign Secretary William Hague said MPs would formally be given a say over the powers, which remain legally the preserve of the government. The Political and Constitutional Reform Committee, which Graham chairs, complained that ministers had since done little to follow through on this pledge. It is attempting to force the issue. 'No progress' Graham said: "The decision to take military action is the most momentous a government can make, and so it is crucial that the role of the UK Parliament in conflict decisions be clarified and formalised, and not left to the discretion of the prime minister". You can read the full article below. Read more >

14 March 2014

New Anti-Social Behaviour Crime & Policing Act (2014)

New Anti-Social Behaviour Crime & Policing Act (2014) Read more >

13 March 2014

Local MP “I will be voting against the badger cull today

Local MP “I will be voting against the badger cull today Read more >

13 March 2014

Judges commenting on public policy-postal votes

Judges commenting on public policy-postal votes Read more >

11 March 2014

BBC attack postal voters, ignore millions without the vote

BBC attack postal voters, ignore millions without the vote Read more >