Prime Minister Theresa May proved a bit of a push over instead of wielding the axe in her cabinet reshuffle.
The first secretary of state follows Michael Fallon and Priti Patel to the backbenches, leaving Theresa May with an ever shrinking pool from which to draw ministerial talent.
Despite apparently over-the-top tactics, Tory whips failed to stop backbenchers from voting against the government. So why wouldn't they do it again?
We can't solve this problem until we acknowledge some deep-rooted beliefs about male and female roles in sex and relationships.
If ever there was a time to think seriously about whether parliament represents the people, it's now.
Theresa May didn't fall victim to a major rebellion but she is about to face much more detailed scrutiny from some very unhappy backbenchers.
Key timings to watch as this important piece of legislation is scrutinised in the House of Commons.
What the Bill proposes and why it is so controversial.
This was not the plan. Not the plan at all.
The parliamentary year looks set to be focused on Brexit, and with battles ahead, Theresa May has backed out of a flurry of planned legislation.
Rolling coverage of the general election results from expert academics.
Making manifesto promises is a misleading trend that is distorting the role of politicians and parliament
If the purple vote turns blue...
The Irish republicans stand for parliament but don't attend when they win. It's high time that changed.
Wondering how the U.K. government can just decide to dissolve itself and call for a general election? As our expert explains, it's not uncommon.
A look at the pressure points for the contenders in this last minute election.
Even when a response goes to plan, lessons can be learnt.
Whatever you think of her politics, May's decision to rise above divisive tough talk was an admirable one.
There had been warnings and the city was on high alert. Police are now conducting a major terrorist investigation.
New research has found the UK parliament is fraught with institutionalised ableism