MPs

What MPs need is an oath with consequences

10 January 2015 9:00 am

Before taking their seats in Parliament, all MPs must swear an oath of allegiance to the Queen. Mark Durkan, MP…

Must MPs always vote before we go to war?

4 October 2014 9:00 am

Jesse Norman was permitted three minutes for his speech to the Commons in last Friday’s debate. But the contribution from…

It costs £34,000 to become an MP. No wonder they expect higher pay

16 August 2014 9:00 am

Mark Simmonds has been in politics long enough to know not to expect much sympathy from his constituents. He resigned…

Mark Simmonds was just saying what a lot of MPs think

16 August 2014 9:00 am

I feel some sympathy for Mark Simmonds, the Conservative MP who’s resigned as a minister and is stepping down at…

Which party has the most MPs’ children in Parliament?

26 July 2014 9:00 am

Commons inheritance Emily Benn, granddaughter of Tony and niece of Hilary, has won the right to stand for Labour in…

Spectator letters: Bernard Jenkin and the cabbies fight back, rising school fees, Nigel Lawson on aid

8 February 2014 9:00 am

Private pain Sir: A line in Alec Marsh’s article (‘Britain’s one-child policy’, 1 February) caught my eye; that school fees…

Portrait of a Guardian music critic

8 February 2014 9:00 am

We critics seldom write our memoirs, perhaps because we skulk away our lives in dark corners, avoiding the public gaze,…

Charles Moore: Why not marry a dog?

6 July 2013 9:00 am

MPs are incomparable. This may seem an odd thing to say in the current climate of opinion, but I mean…

Am I politically correct enough to stand for Ukip?

22 June 2013 9:00 am

A few weeks ago I drove to Market Harborough for my test as a potential Ukip candidate. The process was…