Tags : Parliament

Theatre Review: This House // National Theatre

Written by the mind behind ITV’s Quiz and directed by People, Places and Things’ Jeremy Herrin, This House is a witty, heartfelt insight into the struggles of the Labour Government in the late 1970s. I was worried that my lack of knowledge of 1970s politics would hinder my enjoyment of This House, but that couldn’t […]Read More

Prorogation Unlawful: What Happened in the Supreme Court

Yesterday we all witnessed something quite unprecedented. The UK’s highest court led by its President Lady Hale held that the British government’s decision to prorogue Parliament in the run up to the impending Brexit deadline was unlawful and, therefore, void. This past week has seen our major constitutional players – the judiciary, the government and […]Read More

Boris Johnson: Britain’s Bumbling Dictator?

On the 28thAugust, the Queen formally gave consent to Boris Johnson and his government to suspend Parliament from no later than the 12thSeptember until the 14thOctober 2019. Johnson’s inventive plan is the latest tactic from his aggressively pro-Brexit government to push through a so-called ‘No-Deal Exit’ with the minimum of input from Parliament, most notably […]Read More

The People’s Vote: Democracy or Heresy?

Brexit: it’s a word that is on everyone’s lips at the moment (though begrudgingly for most of us). Over two years have elapsed since one of the most historic and divisive political controversies in recent times. Two years, several legal challenges and a host of ministerial resignations later, very little seems to have been resolved. […]Read More

Sports Direct: A catalogue of failures?

We’ve all been there. We’ve dragged our feet under the giant red, white and blue sign, collapsed through the doors and entered the maze of unfolded clothes and crammed in ‘99% OFF’ offers that is, in a nutshell, Sports Direct. Its boss Mike Ashley eventually mustered up the courage to appear before the Commons Business Select […]Read More