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#House Of Commons

# house-of-commons - Friday 11 January, 2019

'She broke free and came home': UK minister says Lassie holds a Brexit lesson

Jeremy Hunt was responding to questions from a Labour MP who compared Brexit no-deal preparations to The Invisible Chain.

Poll: Do you think MPs will back Theresa May's Brexit deal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think MPs will back Theresa May's Brexit deal?

A crucial House of Commons vote is taking place on Tuesday.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Sinn Féin seeks Downing St meeting after May makes backstop 'overture to DUP'

A white paper on Northern Ireland was published today, offering powers to the Stormont Assembly in relation to the Irish backstop.

Theresa May will have 3 days to present a new Brexit plan if her current deal fails

She would then have a further seven days to put a motion to the House of Commons.

# house-of-commons - Sunday 6 January, 2019

May says MPs who don't back her Brexit deal risk damaging democracy

The British Prime Minister is resisting calls for a second referendum on Britain leaving the EU.

# house-of-commons - Sunday 23 December, 2018

A Brexit bind: Here are the reasons why we haven't had a deal yet

There’s a Brexit deal on the table, but it looks increasingly unlikely that it will get through the House of Commons.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

A glimpse at UK's no-deal Brexit plan: 3,500 troops and fridges for medicines

“I’ve become the largest buyer of fridges in the world,” the British Secretary of State for Health and Social Care said.

# house-of-commons - Monday 17 December, 2018

Theresa May: second Brexit referendum would do 'irreparable damage' to integrity of British politics

The British Prime Minister will address the House of Commons today following a number of meetings in Brussels last week.

# house-of-commons - Sunday 16 December, 2018

From kidnapping to the Black Rod: Here are some weird House of Commons traditions

Earlier this week, a royal mace was removed from its place in the House of Commons, prompting the expulsion of a Labour MP.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 13 December, 2018

Ian Paisley under pressure again for undeclared family holiday to Maldives DUP

Ian Paisley under pressure again for undeclared family holiday to Maldives

BBC Spotlight Northern Ireland travelled to the Maldives to investigate the claims against the North Antrim MP.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

UK will not use potential food shortages in Ireland as Brexit bargaining chip, May says No Deal Brexit This post contains videos

UK will not use potential food shortages in Ireland as Brexit bargaining chip, May says

Tory MP Priti Patel had suggested that the UK government use potential food shortages in Ireland as leverage against the backstop.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Taser used and man wrestled to the ground at Westminster gates

The man was detained and arrested by police on suspicion of trespassing.

We're in Brexit limbo - so what could possibly happen next?

Theresa May has turned to European leaders today to try to find something that will make the Brexit deal more palatable.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 6 December, 2018

May tries to woo MPs with offer of more power in Brexit process as Channel 4 confirmed for debate

The House of Commons will vote on the crucial agreement on Tuesday, 11 December.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

After bruising Brexit-vote defeats, Theresa May to publish legal advice today

The opposition is attempting to have the legal advice published in full.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Why is Theresa May facing accusations of contempt in the House of Commons?

The last time an MP was expelled from parliament for contempt was in 1947 – and that’s an interesting story in itself.

# house-of-commons - Sunday 2 December, 2018

Ten days out from the UK Brexit vote: What number do they need to reach?

There are over 600 MPs – and Theresa May’s Tory’s barely have a majority with the support of the DUP.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Poll: Should British politicians vote for May's Brexit deal? House Of Commons This post contains a poll

Poll: Should British politicians vote for May's Brexit deal?

Theresa May needs 320 votes to pass the Brexit deal; at the moment it’s looking likely she won’t get that.

# house-of-commons - Monday 26 November, 2018

House of Commons to vote on Brexit deal on 11 December

May must now navigate the deal through a divided chamber in which she holds the slimmest working majority.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

'Give us choice': Irish actors call on Theresa May to decriminalise abortion in Northern Ireland

Aisling Bea and Sharon Horgan have signed the letter ahead of the reading of a bill that would decriminalise abortion across the UK.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

'Consequences were inevitable': DUP flexes muscles and votes against Tories in Brexit row Dup Says No This post contains videos

'Consequences were inevitable': DUP flexes muscles and votes against Tories in Brexit row

Sammy Wilson MP said that the decision was taken to show the party’s ‘displeasure’.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

British MP uses Irish language in address at UK House of Commons for first time since 1901

Liz Saville-Roberts spoke as Gaeilge as she urged Karen Bradley to implement an Irish Language Act in Northern Ireland.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Ian Paisley Jr keeps seat as recall petition for by-election fails

The petition followed Paisley’s failure to declare two family holidays that were paid for by the Sri Lankan government.

# house-of-commons - Friday 14 September, 2018

Opinion: Ian Paisley's facing into a possible by-election ... he can be heartened by his likely re-election

As Ian Paisley Jr endures a 30-day suspension from the House of Commons, Thomas Muinzer writes that it’s likely he’ll win back his seat in a possible by-election.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Ian Paisley Jr has been suspended from the House of Commons and the DUP

The suspension follows Paisley’s failure to declare two family holidays that were paid for by the Sri Lankan government.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Emotional Ian Paisley apologises for 'total failure' to disclose family holidays

Paisley said the statement came with “profound personal regret and deep personal embarrassment” .

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Boris Johnson tells House of Commons 'it's not too late to save Brexit'

Johnson gave his first speech to the House of Commons since resigning earlier this month.

Ian Paisley Jr suspended from House of Commons over paid Sri Lanka trips with his family

The trips included ‘business-class air travel and helicopter flights’.

Constance Markievicz to be formally honoured at House of Commons today

A portrait of the former Sinn Fein MP is set to be presented to the British Parliament later today.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Theresa May's Brexit plan criticised as a 'real blow' for London's finance sector

The controversial plan prompted the resignation of chief negotiator David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Theresa May fends off 'Remainer' Tories on a no-deal Brexit vote

MPs will vote on amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill this evening.

# house-of-commons - Friday 15 June, 2018

Bill to make upskirting an offence blocked after Tory MP shouts 'object'

Other MPs were heard shouting “shame” after Christopher Chope’s interjection.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Theresa May wins a key vote on Brexit bill, but it comes at a price

The legislation is to cover what will happen in a ‘no-deal’ scenario.

Theresa May faces a series of crucial Brexit votes today in her own parliament

Fifteen key amendments to Britain’s EU (Withdrawal) Bill will be put to a vote today.

# house-of-commons - Friday 16 March, 2018

There is 'no evidence' to back up claim that an 'invisible border' is possible, MPs say

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee has its doubts about the UK government’s plans.

# house-of-commons - Sunday 11 March, 2018

# house-of-commons - Thursday 7 December, 2017

David Davis admits UK hasn't produced any Brexit impact assessment as he's 'not a fan'

David Davis admits UK hasn't produced any Brexit impact assessment as he's 'not a fan'

Davis was called before the House of Commons Brexit committee after MPs expressed dissatisfaction in him.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

'This is British direct rule' says SDLP leader, as Westminster passes North budget

The Northern Ireland Budget Bill passed through the House of Commons yesterday.

# house-of-commons - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Scottish junior minister resigns over 'inappropriate behaviour'

Last week, the UK’s defence secretary resigned following accusations of inappropriate behaviour against two journalists.

# house-of-commons - Monday 30 October, 2017

House of Commons speaker condemns 'disturbing' allegations of culture of sexual harassment at Westminster

Theresa May has ordered an investigation into the behaviour of one minister.