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Ten years ago today: a record-breaking rebellion in the House of Commons over Iraq

Ten years ago today, a record-breaking rebellion took place in the House of Commons. It was the largest backbench revolt, by members of any political party, on any subject since Sir Robert Peel’s administration repealed the Corn Laws in 1846, at a time when the franchise was enjoyed by just 5% of the population, and […]

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Five more things about the boundaries vote

The media caravan has already moved on, but for the record here are five more observations about the boundaries vote, in increasing order of importance. 1. Not that it really matters but we think the Commons authorities have miscounted.  The result was announced as 334 noes (to which need to be added the two tellers), […]

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