Thursday, 2 October 2008
In Britain the conference season has ended. Parliament returns on Monday. The next few weeks will be busy. It may all start today. There are expectations that Gordon Brown will announce a reshuffle. Some ministers have already indicated that they want to stand down - Ruth Kelly being the most high profile. Whether, in the current climate, Brown will feel able to announce a major reshuffle - or just a few necessary changes - remains to be seen.
There is much business to be completed before the end of the 2007/09 session - (The new season is due to begin with the Queen's Speech on December 3rd). The progress on bills can be seen at
A parliamentary calendar can be found at http://services.parliament.uk/calendar/default.aspx
Expect some action in the House of Lords, particularly over the Counter Terrorism Bill and the Planning Bill - both are being considered next week (and beyond).