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Phone hacking: Met and DPP clash over legal advice on stolen voicemails – The Guardian

“The phone-hacking scandal has spilled over into an extraordinary public clash between the Metropolitan police and the director of public prosecutions, with each side implying the other has misled parliament.”

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The Guardian, 24th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

MPs’ expenses: strict new rules to be eased – Daily Telegraph

“The rules governing MPs’ expenses are to be relaxed this week following months of complaints that the current system is unfair.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

The House of Lords is keeping ministers’ Henry VIII powers in check – The Guardian

“The government’s little-reported announcement last week that it will no longer bypass parliament when it abolishes public bodies is a sign that the House of Lords is working effectively: even ministers now understand that the best thing to do when they find themselves in a hole is to stop digging.”

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The Guardian, 9th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

MPs’ expenses: Eric Illsley jailed for 12 months – The Guardian

“The former Labour MP Eric Illsley has been jailed for 12 months at Southwark crown court after pleading guilty to charges of false accounting concerning nearly £14,500 in parliamentary expenses.”

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The Guardian, 10th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Prisoners’ right to vote: Q&A – The Guardian

“MPs are set to debate on a motion calling for Britain to defy the European court of human rights over giving prisoners the right to vote on Thursday.”

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The Guardian, 10th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

The campaign against proposed legal aid cuts gains public support – Law Society’s Gazette

“Last week’s adjournment debate on legal aid cuts in the House of Commons marked a change in tone among MPs who, before Christmas, had not made much of the Ministry of Justice’s proposed £350m annual cut to the legal aid budget. What became evident in the debate, secured by Labour MP Yvonne Fovargue, is that MPs are starting to feel the pressure on this issue at a constituency level – from solicitors, citizens advice bureaux, barristers and groups who work with, and represent, vulnerable people.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 10th February 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Government electoral reform dealt Lords blow – The Guardian

“The government suffered a narrow defeat in the House of Lords on Monday night when rebel Tories joined forces with Labour peers to make the planned referendum on electoral reform non-binding if turnout falls below 40%.”

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The Guardian, 7th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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