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Charles Walker was deeply moved as he admitted he had been "played as a fool"

Tears in the Commons: Labour MPs stand up to applaud Tory MP's speech

Labour MPs have granted Conservative MP Charles Walker a standing ovation after he said he had been "played as a fool" on the final sitting day of the parliament.

Opinion Former Articles

  • IET Chief Executive gives evidence to MPs

    The head of Europe’s largest professional engineering institution has today given oral evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into ‘Engineering Skills’.

  • Commons win Lords v Commons clay shoot

    The House of Commons demonstrated its ascendancy over the House of Lords with a convincing win in the Lords v Commons clay shoot, organised by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation.

  • BASC: Commons beats Lords at clay shoot

    The House of Commons won this year’s Lords vs Commons clay shoot, beating the House of Lords by 41 points. The House of Commons team scored a total of 758 points against the Lords’ tally of 717.

  • If all EDMs were actually graffiti, they would probably look something like this

    How 'parliamentary graffiti' costs you £360 a pop

    In the post-expenses age when everything about MPs' spending is scrutinised closely, it seems extraordinary these motions survive. Still, this week it has emerged that under existing parliamentary rules they can spend hundreds of pounds of taxpayers' money simply by tabling an increasingly obscure bit of parliamentary procedure.

  • MPs are finding news ways of making parliament work for them

    Carswell and co: Parliament's liberated revolutionaries

    Douglas Carswell is the MP's jury of experts has declared to be parliament's 'most liberated' from the shackles of the party system.

  • Commons Speaker John Bercow faces criticism from Tory MP Rob Wilson

    Tory MP hits out at Speaker Bercow

    Speaker John Bercow will face a Commons becoming "increasingly dissatisfied and restless" with his performance, a Conservative MP has claimed.

  • Speaker John Bercow steps in

    PMQs sketch: The Speaker swats Cameron

    He delivered the killer blow which Ed Miliband has been missing for months. The Speaker, not the leader of the opposition, is now David Cameron's number one parliamentary enemy.

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