Parliaments

Boris facing revolt over ‘conga-line Parliament' plan as MPs back online voting

1 month ago   |   By Metro

Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg have been criticised for forcing MPs to return to parliament to vote
The prime minister a facing a revolt from his own party over controversial plans to ‘denying MPs the right to vote' by forcing MPs to attend Parliament amid the coronavirus crisis.
Critics say the move would exclude vulnerable MPs from fully representing their constituents and alternative online voting arrangements must be made.
Senior tories including select committee chairs and a former Cabinet minister have tabled amendments to Government plans to force all MPs to vote in person when...
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'Flora needs me': MP caring for wife hits out at Jacob Rees-Mogg's plan

'Flora needs me': MP caring for wife hits out at Jacob Rees-Mogg's plan

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Lib Dem Jamie Stone says forcing MPs back to parliament risks both his family and his Highland constituents Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Jamie Stone, the Liberal Democrat MP, hesitates before trying to explain why he is opening up about the running of baths, the opening of tins and holding of hands that he does for his wife, Flora, since she suffered a stroke 21 years ago. “Speaking about this is not easy. I am actually rather embarrassed to have to mention it. But I am so shocked by what Jacob Rees-Mogg is trying to shove through parliament that I am going...
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