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

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.

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.

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

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.

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’

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

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-commons - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

'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 - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

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.

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

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'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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# house-of-commons - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Last Orderrrrs: John Bercow's tenure as Speaker comes to an end today - here's why he's been such a controversial figure

Here a look back at the career of one of Westminster’s most divisive politicians.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Boris Johnson will try again today to get MPs to back an early December election

Johnson failed in his bid last night to get enough MPs to trigger a poll in December.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Boris Johnson will ask MPs to back 12 December election if EU agrees to Brexit extension

This comes as the EU is expected to formally announce its decision on an extension tomorrow.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

'Brexit is in purgatory': UK front pages react to last night's House of Commons votes

The EU will now consider what kind of extension to offer the UK.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

What was tonight's crucial Brexit vote all about, and what happens now?

Let’s untangle the confusing jumble of Brexit legislation, amendments and Commons votes.

'I hope I don't follow the fate of Michael Collins': Veteran Tory MP namechecks Irish leader in Commons debate

MP Owen Paterson quoted Collins’ speech during the December 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty debates in the Dáil.

Johnson threatens to pull Brexit deal and call general election if MPs don't back his plans

Two crucial votes this evening will determine whether Brexit is possible before 31 October.

Crunch time for Johnson as he tries to push through Brexit bill in three days

He faces the first hurdle this evening when MPs vote on the timetable for the bill’s passage through the parliament.

# house-of-commons - 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.

Another showdown for Johnson in the Commons as Labour plots to hijack PM's plans

The prime minister believes he has the numbers to push his withdrawal agreement through parliament.

# house-of-commons - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Johnson sends Tusk letter seeking extension - along with another one saying further delay would be a mistake

Johnson’s plans to pass a Meaningful Vote on his deal today have been scuppered.

As it happened: Defeat for Johnson as MPs force him to seek Brexit extension

Boris Johnson has been defeated in his bid to get his deal through the House of Commons.

Cries of 'shame' from MPs as Brexit secretary invokes memory of Mo Mowlam in Commons debate

One senior Labour MP described the tactic as “deeply offensive”.

'This is a momentous occasion': Boris Johnson urges MPs to back his deal ahead of knife-edge vote

Hardline Brexiteers in the ERG have indicated they intend to back the Brexit deal.

Extension amendment threatens to scupper Johnson's hopes of 31 October exit

The Letwin amendment could prove a major barrier to Boris Johnson’s plan to leave the EU on 31 October.

There are three main differences between Theresa May's Brexit deal and Boris Johnson's one

Boris Johnson has been bullish about the UK leaving the EU on 31 October – will these changes help him?

# house-of-commons - Friday 18 October, 2019

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Poll: Will Boris Johnson's Brexit deal pass in the House of Commons?

All eyes are on the DUP ahead of tomorrow’s vote.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

The Queen has approved another suspension of the UK's parliament

House of Commons business will be suspended until next Monday.

# house-of-commons - 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.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

'Shame on you': Chaos in House of Commons as MPs attempt to block suspension of parliament

The five-week suspension of parliament began in the early hours of this morning.

# house-of-commons - Monday 9 September, 2019

MPs vote to force UK government to disclose no-deal planning and prorogation communications

In a vote this evening, the motion was passed 311 votes to 302.

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