The final scores

If you signed this e-petition then ‘Thank you!’. If you signed it recently and haven’t clicked on the confirmation email you were sent then it might be worth finding it quickly (though it might already be too late). Here’s the list of constituencies with more than 200 signatures, an entirely random cut off point, with…

Dissolution of Parliament

The Government has tabled a motion proposing that an early general election be held. The motion is in the terms set out in section 2(2) of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011. If agreed to by a super-majority of the House of Commons, an early election will take place in accordance with that Act.In the event…

The RSPB and game shooting

Saturday’s welcome announcement from the RSPB that they are reviewing their position over game shooting is just that – welcome. None of us yet knows what that review will look like nor what, if anything, the RSPB has in mind might change; but we can guess. First, you don’t announce a review if your attention…

Waiting for a debate date

There are only six open petitions on the Westminster parliament website which have overtopped the 100,000 signatures and are therefore eligible for a debate in Westminster Hall. Of those, one is about to become largely irrelevant (and is talked about incessantly anyway), two have been debated, one has had a debate date set and two,…