Tag Archives: Philip Davies MP

Istanbul was shown a new day


My blog on Thursday was a call to MPs to stay away from their constituencies on the following day in order to vote on the Istanbul Convention as part of a private members bill. The convention is an international agreement … Continue reading

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Tomorrow is a new day


Tomorrow is Friday, certainly not the first or the last that most of us will experience. Every day is a new day, but most workplaces have a certain rhythm to them and Parliament is no exception. Fridays when Parliament is … Continue reading

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Time to reduce the level of noise?


There are many challenges facing the UK as it prepares for departure from the bloc of countries that make up our strongest trading relationships and come to terms with the out of control President of our closest ally outside of … Continue reading

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The man who will work for free


On Friday a small number of MPs and at least one Government Minister took part in the Parliamentary tactic known as Filibuster to prevent a Bill being voted on. The Bill in question was designed to ensure that interns would … Continue reading

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The glass sewer is broken


The idea of a male dominated world having some of its more powerful or influential roles opened up to women is often referred to as a break or crack in the glass ceiling. Yesterday in Parliament which is very male … Continue reading

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A short week in Politics


When I wrote last week about a speech made in Birmingham last Tuesday by Amber Rudd I had no idea that my criticism would be followed so quickly by that of her colleagues on both sides of the House of … Continue reading

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A very exclusive club


The use of Parliamentary time is incredibly valuable and costly. Even when the Government of the day is one that demonstrates values I don’t support, which is most of the time, what goes on in the Commons and Lords should be treated as … Continue reading

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