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Why are suspensions from the Commons on the rise?

By: Angus Brown

Since the 2019 General Election, sixteen Members of Parliament have been suspended from the House of Commons, with some suspended for up to six weeks. Of that number, three were subsequently recalled by their constituents, and one more, the MP for … [Read more...] about Why are suspensions from the Commons on the rise?

‘Carriegate’: should we conclude the Prime Minister is corrupt?

By: Robert Barrington

Media reports claim that Boris Johnson attempted to use his influence to land his then girlfriend, now wife, top jobs.[1] Is this corrupt? Assessing whether something is 'corrupt' is notoriously hard, usually due to obfuscation, a lack of … [Read more...] about ‘Carriegate’: should we conclude the Prime Minister is corrupt?

The prime minister can strengthen the system for upholding standards in government without giving up his role as the ultimate arbiter

By: Tim Durrant

The furore around Matt Hancock’s resignation. The questions about who first paid for the Downing Street flat refurbishment. The outrage that followed lobbying by former prime minister David Cameron. A series of recent events have raised questions … [Read more...] about The prime minister can strengthen the system for upholding standards in government without giving up his role as the ultimate arbiter