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Peer sorry for 'poor can't cook' remarks

Peer sorry for 'poor can't cook' remarks | A level Politics (AQA) Unit 2 | Scoop.it
Conservative peer Baroness Jenkin apologises after saying "poor people don't know how to cook".
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Commons votes to end automatic naming of arrested MPs - BBC News

Commons votes to end automatic naming of arrested MPs - BBC News | A level Politics (AQA) Unit 2 | Scoop.it
MPs who have been arrested will not automatically be identified in the Commons after MPs approved changes to its procedures.
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English votes system 'unstable' warn MPs - BBC News

English votes system 'unstable' warn MPs - BBC News | A level Politics (AQA) Unit 2 | Scoop.it
The system of 'English Votes for English Laws' is too complicated and may not last long due its lack of support, a committee of MPs warns.
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Do parliament's select committees wield too much power?

Do parliament's select committees wield too much power? | A level Politics (AQA) Unit 2 | Scoop.it
Parliamentary select committees have seen their profile grow over the past few years, but are they the right way of holding government to account?
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Great update including how membership to committees is now awarded!
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UK and US leaders in anti-terror vow

UK and US leaders in anti-terror vow | A level Politics (AQA) Unit 2 | Scoop.it
David Cameron and Barack Obama promise to defeat the "distorted ideology" of terrorism, ahead of talks between the two leaders in Washington.
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Hague unveils 'English votes' plans

Hague unveils 'English votes' plans | A level Politics (AQA) Unit 2 | Scoop.it
Commons Leader William Hague says "the consent of the majority" of English MPs is needed for English-only laws as he outlines options to Parliament.
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Update on West Lothian question
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Miliband hails transgender candidate

Miliband hails transgender candidate | A level Politics (AQA) Unit 2 | Scoop.it
Labour leader Ed Miliband says he is "so proud" his party has selected a transgender candidate to stand in May's election.
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Disability fund closure ruled lawful

Disability fund closure ruled lawful | A level Politics (AQA) Unit 2 | Scoop.it
A government decision to close a fund that helps disabled people to live and work in the community is lawful, the High Court rules.
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Oldest surviving law faces repeal

Oldest surviving law faces repeal | A level Politics (AQA) Unit 2 | Scoop.it
Parts of the oldest surviving law on England's statute books - the Statute of Marlborough - are set to be repealed after 747 years.
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GCHQ 'does not breach human rights'

GCHQ 'does not breach human rights' | A level Politics (AQA) Unit 2 | Scoop.it
The current system of UK intelligence collection does not currently breach the European Convention of Human Rights, a panel of judges has ruled.
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English votes plans 'by Christmas'

English votes plans 'by Christmas' | A level Politics (AQA) Unit 2 | Scoop.it
Proposals for English MPs to vote on English laws are to be brought in before Christmas, David Cameron says.
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Cameron on attack over English votes

Cameron on attack over English votes | A level Politics (AQA) Unit 2 | Scoop.it
David Cameron says he is the only leader offering English votes for English laws, in heated exchanges at the Commons Liaison Committee.
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Apples helped me lose 5st, says peer

Apples helped me lose 5st, says peer | A level Politics (AQA) Unit 2 | Scoop.it
Former Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer reveals he lost more than five stone by giving up most meals for a mixture of apples and diet cola.
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Ex-BP boss gets top Whitehall job

Ex-BP boss gets top Whitehall job | A level Politics (AQA) Unit 2 | Scoop.it
Former BP executive John Manzoni is appointed the first chief executive officer of the civil service.
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Spy law needs significant changes, says parliamentary committee - BBC News

Spy law needs significant changes, says parliamentary committee - BBC News | A level Politics (AQA) Unit 2 | Scoop.it
The draft internet monitoring bill needs "significant work", a committee of MPs and peers says.
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Former Attorney General on 'pointless' sovereignty law - BBC News

Former Attorney General on 'pointless' sovereignty law - BBC News | A level Politics (AQA) Unit 2 | Scoop.it
Dominic Grieve on David Cameron's suggestion that a new law could be passed to reassert the power of UK Parliament law over the EU
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Tories to offer English laws 'veto'

Tories to offer English laws 'veto' | A level Politics (AQA) Unit 2 | Scoop.it
English MPs would be given a veto over laws that apply only in England, under plans to be put forward by the Conservatives.
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Salmond calls for English referendum

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Alex Salmond calls for England to hold a "peasants' revolt type referendum" on its own constitutional future.
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Failed London bombers lose appeal

Failed London bombers lose appeal | A level Politics (AQA) Unit 2 | Scoop.it
Four men jailed over a failed plot to bomb the London transport network on 21 July 2005 lose an appeal at the European Court of Human Rights.
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A good example for the British Constitution Bill of Rights question
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Peer sorry for 'poor can't cook' remarks

Peer sorry for 'poor can't cook' remarks | A level Politics (AQA) Unit 2 | Scoop.it
Conservative peer Baroness Jenkin apologises after saying "poor people don't know how to cook".
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MP apologises for playing Candy Crush

MP apologises for playing Candy Crush | A level Politics (AQA) Unit 2 | Scoop.it
Conservative MP Nigel Mills apologises after being caught playing a popular puzzle game on his tablet computer during a parliamentary committee hearing.
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Call for surveillance laws overhaul

Call for surveillance laws overhaul | A level Politics (AQA) Unit 2 | Scoop.it
Surveillance laws that allow police to access the phone records of individuals are not fit for purpose, the Home Affairs Select Committee says.
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Mellor apologises for taxi outburst

Mellor apologises for taxi outburst | A level Politics (AQA) Unit 2 | Scoop.it
Former Conservative cabinet minister David Mellor apologises for an outburst against a London taxi driver, which was recorded and given to the Sun.
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Will Parliament ever be truly representative of the people?
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'Time is right' for new terror powers

'Time is right' for new terror powers | A level Politics (AQA) Unit 2 | Scoop.it
The police and security services should get new powers to defend the UK from a terror threat "perhaps greater than it has ever been", the home secretary says.
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MPs back EU justice powers after row

MPs back EU justice powers after row | A level Politics (AQA) Unit 2 | Scoop.it
The government wins its bid to sign up to 35 EU justice measures - including the European Arrest Warrant - following a dramatic Commons vote.
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New hereditary peer elected to Lords

New hereditary peer elected to Lords | A level Politics (AQA) Unit 2 | Scoop.it
The great-grandson of former Prime Minister Herbert Asquith is elected as a new hereditary member of the House of Lords.
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