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UKIP Candidate Claims Local Party Taken Over by 'Occult'

The UKIP parliamentary candidate for Wells has resigned, claiming his local party has been taken over by "Occultists". Jake Baynes had intended to run in next year's general election but has now decided to stand down as a UKIP candidate, according to the Daily Mail. Show More Summary

Lords say 'right to be forgotten' is unworkable

Credits: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text: The Google search page Parliamentary committee says that asking Google to police the web is unreasonable One-Minute Read Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:32am See related: New 'Hidden from...Show More Summary

Parliamentarians of the year

It is quite easy for the backbenchers, the parliamentary rank and file, who're not holders of grand office as ministers or party spokespersons, to fall into thinking of themselves as pondlife, but the last parliamentary year has provided an object lesson on what an individual MP or peer can achieve. Show More Summary

Ed Miliband’s ‘new politics’ update

Derision met Labour when news emerged that more than half of its prospective parliamentary candidates are former special advisers, party workers, researchers, lobbyists or ex-MPs. Ed Miliband (PPE, Corpus Christi… Continue reading The post Ed Miliband’s ‘new politics’ update appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

The IT Pricing Inquiry: One Year On, And Nothing Has Changed For Aussie Geeks

Editorial: One year ago today, the guns fell silent on the IT Pricing Inquiry. The Parliamentary Committee tasked with finding why we pays more for gadgets, software, music and movies fired the final shot in the form of a report to the government on how to solve the availability crisis Australia had found itself in. Show More Summary

Germany Has the Most Unequal Distribution of Wealth in the Eurozone

As a new European Commission prepares to settle into Brussels after the European Parliamentary elections, a new opportunity arises to address once again the central issue: Europe will only work for its citizens, and thus recover theShow More Summary

Week ahead

With the Commons long gone, the final three days of parliamentary action before the Lords followed them into the summer holidays looked pretty humdrum - until the controversy over the reshuffle flared up and motion was put down for peers to debate on Monday evening. Show More Summary

Three Reasons We Need a Parliamentary Election in Ukraine

First. It reflects the desires of our citizens. There is no inherent value in any mechanism of authority, unless there is popular support for it. About 70 percent of Ukrainians are in favor of early parliamentary elections, and it must be scheduled this fall. Show More Summary

Seat of the week: Goldstein

Covering established areas of southern coastal Melbourne, the electorate of Goldstein doesn't swing much, and has provided a safe base for Andrew Robb's parliamentary career since 2004.

Ukraine PM resigns amid parliamentary turmoil

Arseniy Yatsenyuk resigns in protest at the disbanding of the ruling coalition ahead of early parliamentary polls.

Disrupting elections with Kickstarter-like campaigning apps

last weekOdd : Boing Boing

The UK parliamentary farce over #DRIP showed us that, more than any other industry, the political machine is in dire need of disruption. Read the rest

Iraq: Kurdish Politician Massoum Named President

(BAGHDAD) — Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum has been named the new president of Iraq following a parliamentary vote. Massoum, 76, is one of the founders of current President Jalal Talabani’s Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party. He is considered a soft-spoken moderate, known for keeping good relations with Sunni and Shiite Arab politicians. The vote for…

Iraq: Kurdish politician Massoum named president

last weekNews : The Newsroom

BAGHDAD (AP) — Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum has been named the new president of Iraq following a parliamentary vote.

Gaeilgeoir ‘outrage’ at Joe McHugh a symptom of long term policy neglect of the Irish language

Joe McHugh has been the nearest thing Dublin has had to a Minister of State with responsibility for Northern Ireland. He’s made the most of his parliamentary role as Chair of the Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement, and co-chair of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly. As Harry McGee points out, more...

Stephen Gilbert tables Parliamentary motion on derelict buildings

Stephen Gilbert MP has tabled a Parliamentary Early Day Motion (EDM) calling for Government action to tackle derelict and abandoned buildings. The Liberal Democrat MP’s action comes in response to the growing number of abandoned hotel buildings in Newquay which pose a serious health & safety risk as well as being an eyesore and a […]

An Unprecedented Look Inside Iran From A Getty Photographer

Ever since Getty photographer John Moore visited Iran 10 years ago to cover parliamentary elections in Tehran, he's had an itch to experience the country behind the headlines. He finally got his chance this past June when he was approved to tour the country on a 1-week road trip from Shiraz to Tehran. Show More Summary

How could MPs and Lords make better use of digital technology?

Earlier this year, a Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy was established to investigate the opportunities digital technology can bring for parliamentary democracy in the UK. It will make recommendations in January 2015. One of the Commission members is Helen Milner, the Chief Executive of the Tinder Foundation, and one of those recently giving evidence was Lord […]

Berri: Lebanon president should be elected before the parliament

Lebanon Speaker Nabih Berri reiterated his position that a president should be elected before holding the parliamentary elections, according to a report by al-Joumhouria newspaper on Monday. “We cannot appoint a new prime minister before...Show More Summary

Peres leaves the stage

last weekNews : Newsbook

A NEW president in Israel, Ed Miliband's visit to the United States, parliamentary election results in Libya and the RoboCup in Brazil

Assisted dying bill: What next?

What happens next? As I write, the Lords are still debating the Second Reading of Lord Falconer's Assisted Dying Bill, and it is one of the best, and most moving, parliamentary debates I've ever reported. I very much doubt that the Bill...Show More Summary

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