Plan to move 40,000 Bedouin citizens into government townships was not expected to pass a parliamentary vote.
Robbo sez, "In order to receive their negotiated raises and any holiday bonus, Parliament Hill staffers are being required to sign a lifetime confidentiality agreement, with hefty penalties for any breach, designed to thwart whistleblowers.
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has released its final report on MPs’ pay today. It’s pretty much what was expected — a big salary bump, paid for by cutting back… Continue reading The post Five things you need to know about Ipsa’s final report on MPs’ pay appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
by Thaddeus Baklinski WARSAW, December 11, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A Polish appeals court ruled on Dec. 9 that a crucifix placed over the doors of the parliamentary debating chambers in 1997 may stay where it is. “The presence of a cross in parliament does not infringe on [the defendants'] personal rights,”…
The cost of a stalled waterway project to link France's Seine river to Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands could be cut by around 40 percent to 4.5 billion euros ($6.2 billion), a parliamentary report showed on Wednesday.
Westminster MPs are back in the headlines thanks to the recommendation by IPSA (Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority) that Westminster MPs should receive a big 11% pay increase - boosting their salaries to over £74,000 a year. Show More Summary
No fewer than 10 of Wales's 40 MPs spoke during yesterday's parliamentary tributes to Nelson Mandela. Some speeches were more personal than others. Peter Hain, who grew up in South Africa and made his name fighting apartheid, remembered...Show More Summary
Media coverage of the government's introduction of Bill C-13, the lawful access/cyberbullying bill, quickly focused on the inclusion of provisions that seemingly had little to do with cyberbullying, including errorism and theft of cable. Show More Summary
THE Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, IPSA, will issue a report on Thursday arguing that MPs' pay should rise 11% to £74,000 from 2015. Ministers and MPs are already lining up to condemn the idea. "Utterly incomprehensible,"...Show More Summary
Jeremy Scahill, a national security journalist joining a new independent media venture with Glenn Greenwald, talked about the British parliamentary hearing over the Guardian's NSA scoops on Democracy Now! Thursday, and ended up going after the Obama White House's hostility to adversarial journalism, mixed with their preference for friendly "state media" outlets like MSNBC.
Well, if you didn’t see Vincent Browne last night on TV3, try and catch it here. Padraig MacLochlainn is the latest of the party’s talented southern parliamentary team sent out to sell ‘the legitimacy of the armed struggle’. I’ll let others be the judge of how well he does in selling the chosen narrative of ‘a […]
The editor of The Guardian said Tuesday at a parliamentary hearing in England that his newspaper has published just one percent of 58,000 pages it has received from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, and denied that the paper had placed lives or national security at risk. Show More Summary
The Media Party is ecstatic over Conservative MP Michael Chong's private member parliamentary reform bill. This report aired on The Source December 4 2013....
When Bhutan began its transition into a parliamentary democracy in 2006, its media scene exploded. People in the remote Himalayan country, which lies between India and China, had lived in relative seclusion for decades--television and the internet only arrived in 1999--and there was just one, state-owned newspaper. Show More Summary
More reaction to Michael Chong's proposals
The Guardian has only published about 1% of some 58,000 files leaked by Edward Snowden—and it's unlikely to "publish a huge amount more," says editor Alan Rusbridger. He spoke to a British parliamentary committee as he faces scrutiny over whether the paper had weakened national security with the...
During hearings Tuesday before a British parliamentary committee, Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger defended his paper's decision to publish information obtained from leaked materials provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. A particularly difficult moment came when one MP asked Rusbridger, "Do you love this country?"
In response to Obama Healthcare Speech Sounds Like Same Old Campaign Script: The ignominious means by which Obama's signature legislation was passed and implemented can no longer be denied. First, sweetheart deals and parliamentary tricks were employed to pass a government takeover of 1/6 of the economy, and it passed on a party line vote. Show More Summary
The Guardian has only published about one percent of the material leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, according to statements made by the outlet’s editor to a British parliamentary committee Tuesday. From the Associated Press via the Washington Post:
Alan Rusbridger defends newspaper that published Snowden leaks on mass surveillance to UK parliamentary committee.