This will be a weekly feature where contributor Max Booth outlines the week ahead in parliament. Monday 24th April Non-Domestic Rating Bill – Second Reading This bill proposes: • Business rates valuations made more frequent, from 3 years to 5 … Continue reading This week in parliament: Week commencing 24 April
This week seems to have thrown up similar topics of conversation to last; the SNP’s leadership, and Keir Starmer, among other things. The Labour leader, after ruling out Corbyn’s return to the Parliamentary Labour Party last week, is forging on … Continue reading This week in British Politics #4: A guide through the headlines (Monday 20 Feb to Friday 24 Feb)
Two big events that will have significant ramifications have taken place this week, both concerning party leaders from the 2019 general election. Sir Keir Starmer has announced that Jeremy Corbyn, who led the Labour Party in the 2019 election, will … Continue reading This week in British Politics #3: A guide through the headlines (Monday 13 Feb to Friday 17 Feb)
This week, unbelievably, something Sheffield-related is front page news and it is my great pleasure to fill you in on it, though I’m sure many of you will have read all about it already. Some of you will probably remember … Continue reading This week in British Politics #2: A guide through the headlines (Monday 6 Feb to Friday 10 Feb)
For those of us who dislike the Tories, and specifically Boris Johnson’s current cabal of rule breakers and liars, the defection of Bury South MP Christian Wakeford to the Labour party is a welcome development. However, for those of … Continue reading There must be a by-election in Bury South.
On Wednesday, Boris Johnson stood in front of the House of Commons during PMQ’s and took what can only be described as an embarrassing beating from the opposition bench and his own backbench. ‘PartyGate’ no doubt persists in sparking anger … Continue reading How much more of Johnson’s incompetence can this country take?
Electoral reform is an ever-present topic of debate within British politics. Although many people will remember the 2011 referendum on Alternative Vote that garnered a catastrophic turnout of just 42.2%, the mood on proportional representation, at least among the left, … Continue reading It’s Time for Labour to Back the Changing Tide on Electoral Reform