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Backbench Business in the House of Commons – What it does and doesn’t mean

Palestine vote: MPs take historic decision to recognise Palestinian state. That headline is from the Independent on 13 October 2014, the day the vote took place. I applaud this decision; indeed, think this is an immensely important moment. As other … Continue reading

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Welfare Cuts – the impact on disabled people

On 19 February, I posted a short blog about a report from the Centre for Welfare Reform called ‘Counting the Costs’ and mentioned that on 27 February 2014 there would be a debate in the House of Commons about this … Continue reading

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Syria – how did your elected representative do?

Waking up to the news of the UK House of Commons having defeated the government in its attempt to get parliamentary sanctions for military action in Syria, I was wondering how my representative did in this. Did she speak? Did … Continue reading

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