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# House Of Commons

This year
# Boris Johnson
Johnson rejects criticism as 'complete nonsense' at committee over Partygate
‘If anyone thinks I was partying during lockdown, they are completely wrong,’ said Johnson.
# House Of Commons
Boris Johnson tops list of UK MPs with biggest outside earnings
The former UK prime minister has earned £2.3 million (€2.6 mil) since leaving office, making him the highest-earning MP in the past year.
# House Of Commons
Brexiteer MP Andrew Bridgen stripped of Tory whip for comparing vaccines to Holocaust
Fellow Tories as well as Holocaust remembrance groups have slammed Bridgen’s remarks on Covid-19 vaccines.
Last year
# House Of Commons
Abortion services ‘will be commissioned in Northern Ireland’, UK minister tells MPs
A Labour MP urged the UK Government to act, warning that for three years ‘abortion might be legal, it is not accessible’.
# commons chaos
Truss's morning on the brink amid Braverman resignation and chaos in the House of Commons
There were mounting calls for the Prime Minister to step down, before did at lunchtime today.
Liz Truss says she is 'sorry' for mistakes after gruelling day in British politics
Jeremy Hunt earlier rolled back almost all of the tax measures within the UK Government’s mini-budget.
# Donegal
UK Labour leader offers condolences to Creeslough families on second day of funerals
Starmer said that Donegal is a special place for his family
Opinion: Boris has left his party with a tough choice - a leader to the right or hard right
Peter Flanagan says the new leader of Britain will be decided by a small number of people and the choice isn’t great.
Brian Rowan: Boris Johnson's damage to Northern Ireland cannot be easily repaired
The former BBC correspondent says the soon-to-be ex-PM has left in Northern Irish politics in chaos.
# Northern Ireland
'Utterly shameful' Troubles legacy legislation clears the House of Commons
MPs voted 282 to 217 to give the Northern Ireland Troubles Bill a third reading.
# Brexit
Westminster pushes forward with NI Protocol Bill after lengthy debate
MPs voted 295 to 221 to give the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill a second reading, clearing the way for more detailed scrutiny in the coming weeks.
# westminster
British MPs under investigation could be barred from Parliament as Tory accused of rape
Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle said discussions are ongoing to decide on the matter.
# Commons clash
‘Take John Hume’s name out of your mouth’: DUP MP invokes civil rights leader in Protocol debate
The House of Commons clash has since moved to the online realm.
# neil parish
Tory MP who resigned after watching porn in House of Commons won't rule out running in by-election
Neil Parish is considering using his support in the farming community to stand as an independent candidate.
# United Kingdom
Tory MP Neil Parish suspended pending investigation into House of Commons pornography claim
Senior Conservative colleagues had decried reports of the incident as “shameful”.
# Conservatives
Pornography in Commons ‘unacceptable’, Johnson says as Tory faces investigation
Boris Johnson said the claims against the unnamed MP, if proven, would be ‘clearly totally unacceptable’.
# the tories
Probe into claims Tory MP watched pornography in Commons chamber
The Conservative chief whip is looking into the ‘wholly unacceptable’ allegations.
# House Of Commons
British MPs vote to continue at-home abortion services in England
MPs supported retaining the service by 215 votes to 188, following a free vote.
# House Of Commons
Zelenskyy invokes Churchill in Commons address, telling MPs Ukraine 'will fight to the end'
The Ukrainian president invoked Churchill’s “fight them on the beaches” speech and one of Shakespeare’s most famous quotes.
# UK
'Serial liar': John Bercow banned from having Parliamentary pass after bullying claims upheld
Bercow called the investigation a “travesty of justice”.
# House Of Commons
'Shaggy dog' jibe made about efforts to save Boris Johnson's leadership sparks confusion in the Commons
‘Operation Big Dog’ has been the name coined for the operation to keep Prime Minister Boris Johnson in post.
All time
# full fat u-turn
Sleaze, dairy lobbying, and Tory MPs: What is the Owen Paterson controversy about?
The former NI Secretary resigned this week, in what has become a huge controversy for Boris Johnson.
# Owen Paterson
Former NI Secretary resigns as MP amid row over alleged lobbying breaches
It comes after Boris Johnson U-turned on plans to prevent the former minister’s Commons ban for lobbying.
# meaningful vote
Tories accused of ‘wallowing in sleaze’ as MP Owen Paterson spared suspension over lobbying
Conservative MPs backed a plan to consider reviewing Owen Paterson’s case and tear up the Commons disciplinary process.
# face coverings
Face coverings now mandatory for everyone in House of Commons - except MPs
Commons authorities said it couldn’t compel MPs to wear masks as they are not deemed to be Parliament employees.
# Canada
Canada makes Covid vaccines mandatory to all staff in House of Commons
The new requirement will apply to members of the House and their staff, but also to other workers.
# social care costs
Johnson questioned over £12 billion-a-year tax hike ahead of vote in parliament
Johnson’s controversial plans are being criticised for offering more benefits to wealthy households in southern England.
# House Of Commons
Johnson says idea UK could have prevented Afghan collapse ‘an illusion’
The UK Prime Minister denied the government was unprepared for the Taliban takeover.
# Troubles
UK Government announces statute of limitations on Troubles prosecutions, including British Army soldiers
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the proposals are “measured” and “balanced”.
# House Of Commons
Former UK speaker John Bercow defects to Labour, criticising ‘xenophobic’ Tories
He stepped down as Speaker in 2019.
# Northern Ireland
Ian Paisley Jr criticised for linking IRA activities to Catholicism
The comments were made at the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee earlier today.
# Brexit
'A new and great future': Britain's EU trade deal clears the Commons
Britain will leave the European single market and customs union at 11pm tomorrow.
# Second wave
Boris Johnson announces tough new restrictions that could stay in place 'for six months'
Weddings are to be reduced to 15 people and penalties for not wearing face coverings are to be increased.
# karen bradley
Former NI Secretary 'regrets' saying she didn't know that nationalists did not vote for unionist parties
Karen Bradley made the comments in September 2018.
# Internal markets bill
Boris Johnson's controversial Internal Markets Bill clears first hurdle in House of Commons
Former British prime ministers have all warned against the Internal Markets Bill proposed by Johnson.
# House Of Commons
Brexit rebellion: David Cameron raises concerns over controversial bill, making a clean sweep of former PMs
Former attorney general Geoffrey Cox has also described it as ‘unconscionable’
# Abortion
Abortion guidelines for Northern Ireland approved by MPs in House of Commons
Abortion is now legal in all circumstances in Northern Ireland in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
# House of Chaos
'Insane idea': MPs queue and complain after being forced return to vote in the House of Commons
The government said it expected some ‘teething problems’ to the new voting system.
# House Of Commons
Boris Johnson returns to PMQ dispatch box, warning MPs against comparing UK death toll internationally
It was revealed that the UK has the highest death toll in Europe, surpassing Spain and Italy.
# bong bong bong
'Big Ben must bong for Brexit' GoFundMe page tops £160,000 but it could all be in vain
The House of Commons Commission said it would be an “unprecedented approach” to fund the cost through public donation.