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The UK Covid-19 Inquiry

03 Aug 2023

Alex Walker explains what a public inquiry is, why the Covid-19 Inquiry was established, what it aims to find out and how it is structured.

The Privileges Committee

13 Jun 2023

Peter Jurkovic and Alex Walker set out the role of the Privileges Committee and explain why it conducted an inquiry into Boris Johnson.

MPs’ second jobs and outside interests

12 Jan 2023

Sophie Stowers looks at the rules around MPs and financial interests, and the receipt of money from external sources such as second jobs.

Party conferences

22 Sep 2022

Alan Wager explains the purpose of political party conferences and the difference between the annual Labour and Conservative events.

Northern Ireland Assembly Election – #NIA22

29 Apr 2022

In a new explainer article, Lisa Claire Whitten unpacks the 2022 Northern Ireland Assembly Election, from candidates to the electoral system.

Parliamentary standards and MPs’ behaviour

11 Nov 2021

The breaching of parliamentary standards is all over the news lately. What does it mean and what are the consequences? Alan Wager explains.

The culling of healthy pigs

18 Oct 2021

Catherine Barnard, Dan Tucker and Milorad Radakovic explain why the UK has begun culling healthy pigs and the impact on farms and farmers.

May 2021 elections: what is at stake?

16 Apr 2021

What is at stake in the May 2021 elections? How do the devolved and local elections work? And what should you look out for in the results?

Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol

08 Feb 2021

Clare Rice looks at the Article 16 Protocol what it entails, how it works and what would using it mean for UK, EU and Ireland trade relations

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