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Travelling in Style (2)

My recent post about the expenses racked up by John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons, reminded me of this great track from the English rock group Free - 'Travelling in Style'

Travelling in Style

The BBC reports that the John Bercow's fondness for travelling in style, in his role as Speaker of the House of Commons, is costing the taxpayer a pretty penny. Now I can understand that some politicians have good security reasons for...Show More Summary

Downsizing? Don't Forget to Budget for These Costs

Getty Images By Susan Johnston It's a common bit of retirement advice: Downsize your housing after the kids leave the nest to cut costs. Interestingly, though, many baby boomers have no intentions of downsizing. Nearly two-thirds ofShow More Summary

Why Is This House Dangling From The Arm Of A Crane?

Remember, kids: drinking and construction work don't mix. 70 years after World War II, some places in Germany are still rebuilding. For this and other reasons, the sight of a construction crane is a common blight upon the German skyline. Show More Summary

The Welfare Bill has passed — and revealed a split in Labour

The Welfare Reform and Work Bill has, as expected, passed its second reading in the House of Commons, with 48 Labour MPs defying their party whip and voting against, while… Continue reading The post The Welfare Bill has passed — and revealed a split in Labour appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

The 16 seats to come

Back in 2011-12, we had prolonged discussions about the knock-on effects for Northern Ireland of the previous government’s proposals to cut the number of MPs in the House of Commons down to 600, which in Northern Ireland’s case would have meant a decrease from 18 MPs to 16. That didn’t happen in the end, as more...

General Assembly Cofounder Raises $7.3 Million For Housing Startup

Common is taking the coworking model to housing. The rent is too damn high, and a wave of startups wants to fix this problem for young professionals by coordinating group living situations. One of them, Common, announced on Thursday that it has raised $7.35 million in series A funding. Read Full Story

Mean What You Say (14/0715)

I think the SNP have made a mistake in deciding to take part in the vote on fox hunting in the House of Commons because this is what Nicola Sturgeon had to say on the subject as recently as 8 February 2015: “The SNP have a longstanding...Show More Summary

From bloodied knees to the House of Commons

Conservative MP Robert Halfon says his disability has helped him get to where he is.

How To Clean an Old Porcelain Enamel Bathtub or Sink — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

Kirsten's Bluebird of Happiness House Tour Pin it Cast-iron bathtubs and sinks are a common fixture in older homes, and now we're seeing them pop up in many newer remodels because of their unique vintage charm. Unfortunately, years of...Show More Summary

Melville House Is Publishing Pope Francis’ “Call to Action” Encyclical on Climate Change

Independent Brooklyn publisher Melville House has acquired the rights to be the first secular publisher of Pope Francis’ climate change encyclical: On Care for Our Common Home. The volume focuses on the fates of poorer nations, should current greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated. Show More Summary

Mean What You Say

I think the SNP have made a mistake in deciding to take part in the vote on fox hunting in the House of Commons because this is what Nicola Sturgeon had to say on the subject as recently as 8 February 2015: “The SNP have a longstanding...Show More Summary

Demand for an ENO Commons inquiry

The Hon Jesse Norman, MP Chair House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport committee   Dear Jesse Norman Sorry to be a few days late in congratulating you on the committee chairmanship. Your father, Torquil, who restored the Roundhouse as an arts centre, must be so proud. I am writing in the matter of English National […]

New study suggests that UKIP’s “2020 strategy” is going to be challenging

House of Commons Library blog – Steven Ayres In 5/6ths its 120 GE15 2nd places it faces majorities of 10%+ In the aftermath of May 7th UKIP was taking some comfort from the 120 second places it had chalked up suggesting that this provided a good platform for next time. Maybe. Steven Ayres on the […]

The Spectator at war: Commons courtesy

From ‘Parliament and Registration‘, The Spectator, 10 July 1915: The modern rigidity of the party system has enabled Ministers, once they have attained to power, to despise the House of… Continue reading The post The Spectator at war: Commons courtesy appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

AM News: House Passes, Senate Debates - Plus OR Common Core Results

Senate Rejects School Voucher Amendment During ESEA Debate PK12: Democrats cleared their first school choice policy hurdle, defeating a voucher amendment on the second day of debate on an Elementary and Secondary Education Act overhaul bill. Show More Summary

What the Modern Megachurch has in Common with A Prairie Home Companion

Though the conversation was nearly fifteen years ago, I remember it like it was yesterday. We were talking about a new megachurch that was experiencing meteoric growth, and the pastor said, “That church is a house of cards. As soon as ________ leaves, the whole thing collapses.” This is something I’ve heard expressed before in […]

Farewell to the House of Commons: Last words from departing MPs

A collection of final remarks from some of the 55 members of Parliament who will not be running for re-election The post Farewell to the House of Commons: Last words from departing MPs appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Calm down: English Votes for English Laws is a very minor modest proposal

Ed Miliband – remember him? – has just told the House of Commons that the government’s proposals for so-called English votes for English laws (EVEL) are a betrayal of everything for… Continue reading The post Calm down: English Votes for English Laws is a very minor modest proposal appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Harper will win

Quote: One of the ads mocked Trudeau for having been a camp counselor, rafting instructor, drama teacher and boasting one of the worst attendance records in the House of Commons. “Now he thinks he can run Canada’s economy?” – it sneered over footage of Trudeau undressing and prancing around on a stage wearing a tank […]

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