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Does some parliamentary convention prevent Diane Abbott from speaking at this PMQs?

There was no parliamentary convention preventing Abbott from being called to ask a supplementary question by the Speaker. While Abbott was not successful in the week's ballot to be placed on the order ...
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Why is legal advice provided to the Government rather than to Parliament

The notion that "Parliament is Sovereign" means that the institution acting in according with its rules and processes has no limits on its legal authority to do anything it decrees. It does ...
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Why is legal advice provided to the Government rather than to Parliament

In the context of the article linked to by the OP's comment, the legal advice is that provided by the Law Officers to the Government about Government powers: Cameron urged to publish Foreign Office ...
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Would paying a candidate to defect to your party be bribery or break some other rule?

The House of Commons has the power to suspend MPs who violate parliamentary standards. MPs who are suspended for 10 days or more can be subject to a recall election under the Recall of MPs Act 2015, ...
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Do some countries officially limit the number of parties that can contest elections, to a number >1?

I'm not aware of any current examples, but Djibouti operated under a four-party limit from the adoption of the new constitution in 1992 until 2002, when President Guelleh introduced a full multiparty ...
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