Parliament Pass-Holders Mystery

Dizzy raises a valid point that despite the legislative process being in full swing, the offices allocated and the newbies all sworn in and jetted off for the summer, there is still no Register of Members’ Interests. How hard can it be to get them to fill out a form? Actually…

Last week Guido was trying to get hold of an updated list of Parliamentary assistants, researchers and other assorted pass-holders. He put in a call, and after going through four different people who sounded like they were scratching their heads, he was told such a list wouldn’t be compiled until the end of August. Why? The police and pass office have background checked all pass-holders and will have their own list. Why can’t this be published?

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Quote of the Day

Dominic Raab wrote in his letter of resignation…

“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”


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