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# british-parliament - Monday 4 November, 2019

Lindsay Hoyle to replace Bercow as new Speaker of the House of Commons

Bercow announced his resignation from the role in September.

# british-parliament - Monday 21 October, 2019

House of Commons speaker under pressure to allow 'meaningful vote' on Brexit deal today

John Bercow could block the attempt to allow MPs to debate on Monday because of parliamentary rules.

# british-parliament - Saturday 28 September, 2019

The UK is in 'uncharted constitutional waters' yet again - so what are the prospects for a written constitution?

Boris Johnson’s attempt to prorogue parliament shows the need for a written constitution, some argue.

# british-parliament - Saturday 14 September, 2019

A look back at John Bercow - a divisive figure who embodies the Brexit-era politician

From “Order! Order” to “Division! Clear the Lobby!” here’s a look back at the colourful House Speaker.

# british-parliament - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Parnell and Rees-Mogg: The ‘Uncrowned King of Ireland’ and the unworkable British parliament

Historian Donal Fallon writes about Charles Stewart Parnell, and how the Irish Parliamentary Party brought filibustering to Westminster.

# british-parliament - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

MPs vote to take control of Parliament in effort to avoid no-deal Brexit

The motion was passed by 328 ayes to 301 noes.

# british-parliament - Sunday 30 December, 2012

Pics, video: Suffragette movement 100 years ago Suffragettes This post contains images

Pics, video: Suffragette movement 100 years ago

In 1912, the suffragettes were engaged in an increasingly confrontational campaign to secure voting rights for women which included bomb attacks and hunger strikes.

# british-parliament - Monday 21 May, 2012

Investigation launched into donations for British culture secretary

The British parliament’s commissioner for standards has opened an inquiry into allegations Jeremy Hunt failed to register donations from media companies.

# british-parliament - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Cameron: "The fightback has well and truly begun"

Speaking in the Commons today, the British prime minister said the army would not be drafted in to help deal with unrest, but said police would be given extra powers.

# british-parliament - Thursday 4 August, 2011

British MPs may debate death penalty reintroduction

Capital punishment debate petition has been generating support online, but needs 100,000 signatures before being considered for House of Commons debate.