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The Queen’s Speech: devils in the detail

By Thierry Kelaart  

Revolting precedent?

Yesterday’s Queen’s speech hit the headlines, but according to the website Revolt,  run out of the university of Nottingham, there is growing disloyalty hidden behind HM’s gracious address and loyal opposition.

• Gordon Brown’s first complete parliamentary session as Prime Minister, saw Labour MPs defy their whips on 103 occasions. That compares to 96 occasions in Tony Blair’s whole first Parliament. The total also greater than any single session by members of the governing party for over 30 years.

• The rate of rebellion for the Parliament as a…

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