Tag: Westminster

Why the resignation speech by Speaker Bercow matters

Why the resignation speech by Speaker Bercow matters

On 9 and 12 September John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons, gave two extremely important speeches in terms of promotion and defence of the rule of law and parliamentary democracy. Anybody attaching great value to those issues will hardly remain deaf to the words spoken by Mr. Speaker. The first speech is the one in which he announced

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House of Commons adopts a “contempt motion”

House of Commons adopts a “contempt motion”

Tuesday 4 December the House of Commons voted in favour of a “contempt motion” for the Government May’s failure to publish the legal advice by Attorney General Geoffrey Cox concerning the EU Withdrawal Agreement. With 311 votes in favor and 293 against, the British MPs approved a motion finding Ministers in contempt and establishing the immediate publication of the full

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Final legal opinion on Chilcot report

Final legal opinion on Chilcot report

Following the publication on 6 July 2016 of the much-awaited Chilcot Report on the role od the United Kingdom in the Iraq war, we publish an extract of the statement of 18 December 2017 by the Iraq War Families Campaign Group (IWFCG) outlining the reasons why no further legal action is possible in order to bring in court the British

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