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Parliament needs to adapt fast to the coronavirus crisis

There’s a contradiction at times of crisis like this. The need for scrutiny increases, as crucial measures are pushed through that affect all our lives. Yet the time for scrutiny is understandably limited. That means...

Posted 24 Mar 2020

MPs and Peers to be able to contribute to debates and voting from home

Another chance to scrap an absurd Parliamentary quirk

A Bill to phase out one of Parliament’s more absurd procedures is making some progress, after being talked out of time by Lords last year. Lord Grocott’s Hereditary Peers (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill underwent its...

Posted 17 Mar 2020

Lord Grocott’s Hereditary Peers Abolition of By-Elections Bill is back