13 Feb 2015
February 13, 2015

IPSA’s latest FOI reply, and me

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IPSA is putting out a reply to an FOI request today which will say, amongst other things, that I owe the public thousands of pounds. This is my only comment upon that for the moment. Life is simply too short. In early December 2014, I was notified by IPSA of reply to an FOI request.. read more →

The meeja don’t seem sure what to make of Nigel Evans’ acquittal this week – I presume the ‘Westminster gay predator’ stuff was good to go so they just cracked on with it anyway. Last night, Channel 4 News managed to run a whole piece on the subject of how MPs’ staff don’t have meaningful.. read more →

09 Apr 2014
April 9, 2014

Official oversight of MPs’ work

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Maria Miller’s departure today raises the interesting question of whether the UK will now see, in effect, officials given full powers to ‘oversee’ the work of MPs. This seems to be the general run of argument in the press. The chair of the parliamentary expenses body (IPSA) Sir Ian Kennedy, argued last week that MPs.. read more →