MPs

Total 43 Posts

Coronavirus emergency powers: Parliament must not waste its third and final chance to review them.

4 min read
MPs should resist attempts to accumulate further executive power, and ensure the government respects parliament’s role at the heart of the UK’s constitution.

David Amess killing: Threats of violence and harassment have become commonplace for politicians.

6 min read
Politics has become a low-trust, high-blame environment that has left public servants under near-constant threat of attack.

Fake letters to politicians: It’s OK to test whether MPs reply to constituents.

5 min read
If we care that MPs treat all their constituents fairly, we should support work that tests them on their biases – even the implicit ones.

Why parliamentary scrutiny and approval of treaties matters.

2 min read
Scrutiny matters, especially when you are trying to make international agreements that might last for a long time, Professor Simon Usherwood writes.

Are we all experts now, then?

3 min read
“Family” and “human rights” are not things you can simply pick and choose to care about whenever it is convenient to you. Politicians should acknowledge the limits of their knowledge and expertise.

The pandemic has changed parliament. Will it be forever?

6 min read
Working from home has enabled MPs to visually represent their constituencies and constituents, and thereby relate to them in a new way.

Open Letter to the Education Secretary — Eradicate holiday hunger by providing Free School Meals.

2 min read
The National Education Union is asking people to support and sign an open letter to the Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, calling upon him to eradicate holiday hunger by providing Free School Meals to all children who need them over the school holidays.
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