An informal part of the Westminster process has come under the spotlight during voting on a key piece of Brexit legislation.
Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May.
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Scotland's decision to reject the Brexit Bill may herald a national constitutional crisis.
British politics is ancient, tribal and ossified. It won't make room for a new party without putting up a fight.
Oh, this is just how we do things.
Intimidating, archaic, crumbling. The building that houses MPs is part of the problem when they abuse their power.
Loud and proud.
The bell is a noisy and much loved national icon.
After monumental successes in the 2017 general election, the Scottish Conservative leader could be a real threat to Theresa May. Then again...
Move over Westminster – political watchers may need to keep an eye on the Irwell rather than the Thames.
Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland not being listened to.
Holyrood won't get a veto, but the Supreme Court has done the union no favours.
Gema Ruiz Puerto
A parliamentary committee says all MPs and peers should clear out of the national parliament so that major repairs can take place. But it's not just the building that needs attention.
Attorney-General George Brandis, speaking on Q&A to host Tony Jones and Deputy Leader of the Opposition Tanya Plibersek.
When Attorney-General George Brandis was asked on Q&A about a parliamentary vote on the decision to go to war, he said that was not part of the Westminster tradition. Is that right?
That’s no Sturgeon .
The two women at the top of UK politics could be heading for a disagreement.
The hard sell to come.
England and Scotland see Europe differently and the EU question could hasten the end of the Union.
Lobbyists still welcome.
More and more countries are shining lights on lobbyists' efforts to shape policy. For all the hope of a new politics after the Scottish indyref, the SNP government is offering a limp biscuit.
Jeremy Corbyn wants UK politics to be less theatrical – but the Palace of Westminster is the perfect stage for confrontation.
Holyrood’s main debating chamber.
If Westminster and Holyrood don't do the right deal over the Scotland Bill, here's why they will be storing up more trouble for the future.
‘Men have forgotten this truth,’ said the fox. ‘But you must not forget it.’
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In threatening to derail a vote on fox hunting in England, the SNP has undermined its credibility as a voice for Scotland.
It’s this or the knacker’s yard, champs.
There is no avoiding it – the UK’s electoral process is well past its sell-by date. In 2010 the first-past-the-post system failed to deliver a single-party majority government and it is very unlikely to…
Most in the UK don’t have any other choice.
Holyrood is far better at female representation than Westminster. Here are some reasons for the difference.
Meet Dave, the former lobbyist who promised to sort out political lobbying.
Five years ago the prime minister was elected on promises that he would clean up lobbying. The result is a big disappointment.
It may not have been the best investigative journalism, but just because they are easy targets doesn't mean it's a pointless exercise.