08.07.2016

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The Simple Politics guide to next week in Parliament.
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A lady Prime Minister!

So there we have it. We're going to have a woman at number 10. And, as they've both ruled out an early election, the winner is likely to be safely in Downing Street until 2020 at the earliest. With the Labour Party having gone all quiet about their leadership, it's possible that she'll be up against Jeremy Corbyn when that contest does roll around. 

There are two weeks left of Parliament. They don't appear to be in any mood to make laws. Instead they are very carefully going through the Wales Bill and the Investigatory Powers Bill. They're unlikely to look at anything else major.

Wales Bill
 

This is another go at the Wales Bill started last year. It'll clarify division of powers between Assembly and Westminster, give extra powers for energy, transport and elections (I'd imagine we'll have Welsh votes for 16s soon) and gives the assembly more power over their own affairs.

Expect passion from Plaid Cyrmu MPs!

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Investigatory Powers Bill

This is meant to prevent terrorism. It gives security services the power to monitor people‚Äôs internet history by making internet companies keep records for a year.


Critics say it infringes on human rights and say it's being rushed through. Timetabling it in the Lords right now won't help.

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Chilcot Inquiry

On Wednesday and Thursday, the House of Commons will be debating the contents of the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq War.

There was a few initial reactions in the chamber on Wednesday, but it's such an important subject there will be two full afternoons dedicated to it. Corbyn will have another chance to criticise the war he opposed so bitterly at the time.
Simple Politics guide to: the Wales Bill!
Here's our 30 second summary of the Wales Bill.
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