Robert Walsh

What are filibusters, and why they could soon be banned under new parliamentary rules.

The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines a ‘filibuster’ as: The use of extreme dilatory tactics in an attempt to delay or prevent action especially in a legislative assembly. The filibuster is nothing...

A tragedy of errors: National Audit Office slams DWP performance

It seemed that little else could go wrong for Tory welfare reform. Reams of negative headlines, bad publicity, IDS seemingly as hapless and callous as ever regarding the effects...

The Bitterites are willing to unite. But only with themselves.

If, as I did, you watched the rise of New Labour, the side-lining of Old Labour, and now the tables being turned, you may feel a certain vindication in...

The life and crimes of Iain Duncan Smith. The ‘quiet man’ should have kept a little quieter.

Dear Mr Duncan Smith, As a disabled person, a welfare claimant, a taxpayer and a voter, I’ve followed your career trajectory with some interest. Given your fondness for regarding people...
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