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# house-of-commons - Thursday 19 May, 2022

British MPs under investigation could be barred from Parliament as Tory accused of rape
# Westminster
# Westminster

British MPs under investigation could be barred from Parliament as Tory accused of rape

May 19th 2022, 10:56 AM 7,876 Views 0 Comments

Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle said discussions are ongoing to decide on the matter.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

‘Take John Hume’s name out of your mouth’: DUP MP invokes civil rights leader in Protocol debate
# Commons Clash
# Commons Clash

‘Take John Hume’s name out of your mouth’: DUP MP invokes civil rights leader in Protocol debate

May 17th 2022, 6:31 PM 69,812 Views 29 Comments

The House of Commons clash has since moved to the online realm.

# house-of-commons - Friday 13 May, 2022

Tory MP who resigned after watching porn in House of Commons won't rule out running in by-election
# Neil Parish
# Neil Parish

Tory MP who resigned after watching porn in House of Commons won't rule out running in by-election

May 13th 2022, 11:49 AM 8,422 Views 14 Comments

Neil Parish is considering using his support in the farming community to stand as an independent candidate.

# house-of-commons - Friday 29 April, 2022

Tory MP Neil Parish suspended pending investigation into House of Commons pornography claim
# United Kingdom
# United Kingdom

Tory MP Neil Parish suspended pending investigation into House of Commons pornography claim

Apr 29th 2022, 5:07 PM 25,531 Views 0 Comments

Senior Conservative colleagues had decried reports of the incident as “shameful”.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 28 April, 2022

Pornography in Commons ‘unacceptable’, Johnson says as Tory faces investigation
# Conservatives
# Conservatives

Pornography in Commons ‘unacceptable’, Johnson says as Tory faces investigation

Updated Apr 28th 2022, 7:29 PM 31,099 Views 16 Comments

Boris Johnson said the claims against the unnamed MP, if proven, would be ‘clearly totally unacceptable’.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Probe into claims Tory MP watched pornography in Commons chamber
# The Tories
# The Tories

Probe into claims Tory MP watched pornography in Commons chamber

Apr 27th 2022, 1:43 PM 17,356 Views 15 Comments

The Conservative chief whip is looking into the ‘wholly unacceptable’ allegations.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

British MPs vote to continue at-home abortion services in England
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

British MPs vote to continue at-home abortion services in England

Mar 30th 2022, 10:21 PM 10,697 Views 5 Comments

MPs supported retaining the service by 215 votes to 188, following a free vote.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

Zelenskyy invokes Churchill in Commons address, telling MPs Ukraine 'will fight to the end'
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

Zelenskyy invokes Churchill in Commons address, telling MPs Ukraine 'will fight to the end'

Mar 8th 2022, 5:39 PM 17,156 Views 17 Comments

The Ukrainian president invoked Churchill’s “fight them on the beaches” speech and one of Shakespeare’s most famous quotes.

'Serial liar': John Bercow banned from having Parliamentary pass after bullying claims upheld
# UK
# UK

'Serial liar': John Bercow banned from having Parliamentary pass after bullying claims upheld

Mar 8th 2022, 1:36 PM 28,036 Views 18 Comments

Bercow called the investigation a “travesty of justice”.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 8 February, 2022

'Shaggy dog' jibe made about efforts to save Boris Johnson's leadership sparks confusion in the Commons
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

'Shaggy dog' jibe made about efforts to save Boris Johnson's leadership sparks confusion in the Commons

Feb 8th 2022, 9:55 PM 30,071 Views 13 Comments

‘Operation Big Dog’ has been the name coined for the operation to keep Prime Minister Boris Johnson in post.

# house-of-commons - Saturday 6 November, 2021

Sleaze, dairy lobbying, and Tory MPs: What is the Owen Paterson controversy about?
# Full Fat U-turn
# Full Fat U-turn

Sleaze, dairy lobbying, and Tory MPs: What is the Owen Paterson controversy about?

Nov 6th 2021, 8:00 PM 24,262 Views 15 Comments

The former NI Secretary resigned this week, in what has become a huge controversy for Boris Johnson.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 4 November, 2021

Former NI Secretary resigns as MP amid row over alleged lobbying breaches
# Owen Paterson
# Owen Paterson

Former NI Secretary resigns as MP amid row over alleged lobbying breaches

Nov 4th 2021, 3:46 PM 12,795 Views 6 Comments

It comes after Boris Johnson U-turned on plans to prevent the former minister’s Commons ban for lobbying.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 3 November, 2021

Tories accused of ‘wallowing in sleaze’ as MP Owen Paterson spared suspension over lobbying
# Meaningful Vote
# Meaningful Vote

Tories accused of ‘wallowing in sleaze’ as MP Owen Paterson spared suspension over lobbying

Nov 3rd 2021, 9:15 PM 14,715 Views 9 Comments

Conservative MPs backed a plan to consider reviewing Owen Paterson’s case and tear up the Commons disciplinary process.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

Face coverings now mandatory for everyone in House of Commons - except MPs
# Face Coverings
# Face Coverings

Face coverings now mandatory for everyone in House of Commons - except MPs

Oct 27th 2021, 7:27 AM 17,668 Views 13 Comments

Commons authorities said it couldn’t compel MPs to wear masks as they are not deemed to be Parliament employees.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

Canada makes Covid vaccines mandatory to all staff in House of Commons
# Canada
# Canada

Canada makes Covid vaccines mandatory to all staff in House of Commons

Oct 20th 2021, 7:45 AM 8,520 Views 15 Comments

The new requirement will apply to members of the House and their staff, but also to other workers.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Johnson questioned over £12 billion-a-year tax hike ahead of vote in parliament
# Social Care Costs
# Social Care Costs

Johnson questioned over £12 billion-a-year tax hike ahead of vote in parliament

Sep 8th 2021, 3:42 PM 19,394 Views 21 Comments

Johnson’s controversial plans are being criticised for offering more benefits to wealthy households in southern England.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 18 August, 2021

Johnson says idea UK could have prevented Afghan collapse ‘an illusion’
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

Johnson says idea UK could have prevented Afghan collapse ‘an illusion’

Aug 18th 2021, 1:54 PM 13,203 Views 20 Comments

The UK Prime Minister denied the government was unprepared for the Taliban takeover.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

UK Government announces statute of limitations on Troubles prosecutions, including British Army soldiers
# Troubles
# Troubles

UK Government announces statute of limitations on Troubles prosecutions, including British Army soldiers

Jul 14th 2021, 1:52 PM 38,439 Views 49 Comments

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the proposals are “measured” and “balanced”.

# house-of-commons - Sunday 20 June, 2021

Former UK speaker John Bercow defects to Labour, criticising ‘xenophobic’ Tories
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

Former UK speaker John Bercow defects to Labour, criticising ‘xenophobic’ Tories

Jun 20th 2021, 7:30 AM 25,527 Views 23 Comments

He stepped down as Speaker in 2019.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Ian Paisley Jr criticised for linking IRA activities to Catholicism
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Ian Paisley Jr criticised for linking IRA activities to Catholicism

Jan 27th 2021, 7:01 PM 63,785 Views 104 Comments

The comments were made at the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee earlier today.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

'A new and great future': Britain's EU trade deal clears the Commons
# Brexit
# Brexit

'A new and great future': Britain's EU trade deal clears the Commons

Updated Dec 30th 2020, 4:50 PM 19,198 Views 40 Comments

Britain will leave the European single market and customs union at 11pm tomorrow.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Boris Johnson announces tough new restrictions that could stay in place 'for six months'
# Second Wave
# Second Wave

Boris Johnson announces tough new restrictions that could stay in place 'for six months'

Updated Sep 22nd 2020, 1:35 PM 95,861 Views 45 Comments

Weddings are to be reduced to 15 people and penalties for not wearing face coverings are to be increased.

Former NI Secretary 'regrets' saying she didn't know that nationalists did not vote for unionist parties
# Karen Bradley
# Karen Bradley

Former NI Secretary 'regrets' saying she didn't know that nationalists did not vote for unionist parties

Sep 22nd 2020, 7:09 AM 59,292 Views 50 Comments

Karen Bradley made the comments in September 2018.

# house-of-commons - Monday 14 September, 2020

Boris Johnson's controversial Internal Markets Bill clears first hurdle in House of Commons
# Internal Markets Bill
# Internal Markets Bill

Boris Johnson's controversial Internal Markets Bill clears first hurdle in House of Commons

Updated Sep 14th 2020, 10:49 PM 54,409 Views 65 Comments

Former British prime ministers have all warned against the Internal Markets Bill proposed by Johnson.

Brexit rebellion: David Cameron raises concerns over controversial bill, making a clean sweep of former PMs
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

Brexit rebellion: David Cameron raises concerns over controversial bill, making a clean sweep of former PMs

Updated Sep 14th 2020, 8:53 AM 44,609 Views 46 Comments

Former attorney general Geoffrey Cox has also described it as ‘unconscionable’

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Abortion guidelines for Northern Ireland approved by MPs in House of Commons
# Abortion
# Abortion

Abortion guidelines for Northern Ireland approved by MPs in House of Commons

Jun 17th 2020, 8:13 PM 7,973 Views 24 Comments

Abortion is now legal in all circumstances in Northern Ireland in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

'Insane idea': MPs queue and complain after being forced return to vote in the House of Commons
# House Of Chaos
# House Of Chaos

'Insane idea': MPs queue and complain after being forced return to vote in the House of Commons

Jun 2nd 2020, 10:25 PM 24,453 Views 13 Comments

The government said it expected some ‘teething problems’ to the new voting system.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Boris Johnson returns to PMQ dispatch box, warning MPs against comparing UK death toll internationally
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

Boris Johnson returns to PMQ dispatch box, warning MPs against comparing UK death toll internationally

May 6th 2020, 1:26 PM 30,173 Views 66 Comments

It was revealed that the UK has the highest death toll in Europe, surpassing Spain and Italy.

# house-of-commons - Friday 17 January, 2020

'Big Ben must bong for Brexit' GoFundMe page tops £160,000 but it could all be in vain
# Bong Bong Bong
# Bong Bong Bong

'Big Ben must bong for Brexit' GoFundMe page tops £160,000 but it could all be in vain

Jan 17th 2020, 12:34 PM 24,607 Views 48 Comments

The House of Commons Commission said it would be an “unprecedented approach” to fund the cost through public donation.

# house-of-commons - Friday 10 January, 2020

'It's heartbreaking': Concern for students amid fears UK will pull out of Erasmus programme post-Brexit
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

'It's heartbreaking': Concern for students amid fears UK will pull out of Erasmus programme post-Brexit

Jan 10th 2020, 12:05 AM 22,089 Views 27 Comments

Thousands of students from all over Europe, including the Republic of Ireland, go to the UK as part of the programme each year, and vice versa.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 9 January, 2020

The Withdrawal Deal Bill just sailed through the House of Commons by 330 votes to 231
# Brexit
# Brexit

The Withdrawal Deal Bill just sailed through the House of Commons by 330 votes to 231

Jan 9th 2020, 5:43 PM 15,798 Views 28 Comments

The deal covers areas including EU citizen’s rights, customs arrangements in Northern Ireland and and a transition period.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Johnson's Brexit Bill expected to sail through House of Commons as MPs return post-Christmas
# Trade Deal
# Trade Deal

Johnson's Brexit Bill expected to sail through House of Commons as MPs return post-Christmas

Jan 7th 2020, 6:45 AM 7,864 Views 10 Comments

Boris Johnson does not want the Brexit transition period extended beyond December 2020, but Ireland and Europe have said this may not be realistic.

# house-of-commons - Friday 20 December, 2019

'Go raibh maith agat': New Alliance MP makes first remarks to the House of Commons in Irish
# As Gaeilge
# As Gaeilge

'Go raibh maith agat': New Alliance MP makes first remarks to the House of Commons in Irish

Dec 20th 2019, 4:24 PM 41,400 Views 43 Comments

Stephen Farry said he wanted to “reflect the shared heritage of the language across all the traditions in Northern Ireland”.

Changed utterly: Boris Johnson's big majority sees Brexit bill sail through Commons by 124 votes
# Withdrawal Agreement
# Withdrawal Agreement

Changed utterly: Boris Johnson's big majority sees Brexit bill sail through Commons by 124 votes

Updated Dec 20th 2019, 2:31 PM 35,730 Views 54 Comments

The House of Commons now breaks for Christmas with Brexit on course for 31 January.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

'You ain't seen nothing yet': Johnson vows to work 'flat out' to deliver election promises
# Tory Victory
# Tory Victory

'You ain't seen nothing yet': Johnson vows to work 'flat out' to deliver election promises

Dec 17th 2019, 11:37 AM 9,308 Views 31 Comments

The prime minister has addressed the first meeting of Cabinet since last week’s election.

# house-of-commons - Friday 13 December, 2019

'Let's get Brexit done, but first let's get breakfast done': Johnson says he's humbled by resounding win
# UK Politics
# UK Politics

'Let's get Brexit done, but first let's get breakfast done': Johnson says he's humbled by resounding win

Dec 13th 2019, 8:23 AM 14,125 Views 16 Comments

Johnson said he was “humbled” by the support of former Labour voters.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 12 December, 2019

UK exit poll: Conservatives set for huge majority and mandate for Brexit
# Uk Election 19
# Uk Election 19

UK exit poll: Conservatives set for huge majority and mandate for Brexit

Updated Dec 12th 2019, 11:36 PM 64,696 Views 189 Comments

Tonight’s exit poll was released seconds after the polls closed at 10 pm.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 7 November, 2019

The North's only independent MP is standing down - get set for a potentially nasty battle for her seat
# Sylvia Hermon
# Sylvia Hermon

The North's only independent MP is standing down - get set for a potentially nasty battle for her seat

Nov 7th 2019, 9:12 AM 19,042 Views 21 Comments

Independent unionist Lady Sylvia Hermon is standing down as an MP.

# house-of-commons - Monday 4 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 4th 2019, 8:36 PM 25,532 Views 21 Comments

Bercow announced his resignation from the role in September.

UK MPs are set to vote on John Bercow's successor as Speaker - here's how the process works
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

UK MPs are set to vote on John Bercow's successor as Speaker - here's how the process works

Nov 4th 2019, 7:34 AM 12,400 Views 20 Comments

Labour’s Lindsay Hoyle and Harriet Harman are among the favourites to take on the role of Speaker.

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