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# house-of-commons - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

British MPs have voted against a no-deal Brexit. So, what now?
# Brexit
# Brexit

British MPs have voted against a no-deal Brexit. So, what now?

Mar 13th 2019, 7:59 PM 109,745 Views 145 Comments

Chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier said today that one of the current risks is an ‘accidental no-deal Brexit’.

As It Happened: MPs rule out no-deal Brexit in any circumstances after muddled House of Commons vote
# Deal Or No Deal
# Deal Or No Deal

As It Happened: MPs rule out no-deal Brexit in any circumstances after muddled House of Commons vote

Updated Mar 13th 2019, 7:55 PM 66,528 Views 46 Comments

MPs are due to vote again today at 7pm – this time, it’s whether to rule out a no-deal Brexit.

'Croaky Horror Show': How Britain's newspapers are covering the latest Brexit defeat
# 16 Days To Go
# 16 Days To Go

'Croaky Horror Show': How Britain's newspapers are covering the latest Brexit defeat

Mar 13th 2019, 7:11 AM 30,094 Views 30 Comments

A glum Theresa May features on many front pages this morning.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Theresa May’s ‘improved’ Brexit deal defeated by 149 votes - here’s what happens now
# Thumping Defeat
# Thumping Defeat

Theresa May’s ‘improved’ Brexit deal defeated by 149 votes - here’s what happens now

Mar 12th 2019, 9:30 PM 100,887 Views 100 Comments

We’ll have another vote tomorrow on the no-deal option, May told MPs after another heavy defeat.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

May says MPs WILL get to vote to extend Article 50 (but a few things have to happen first)
# Brexit
# Brexit

May says MPs WILL get to vote to extend Article 50 (but a few things have to happen first)

Feb 26th 2019, 12:58 PM 20,535 Views 29 Comments

There could be three crucial votes in the House of Commons in as many days next month.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Three Tories quit party to join breakaway ex-Labour MPs in Independent Group
# Brexit
# Brexit

Three Tories quit party to join breakaway ex-Labour MPs in Independent Group

Updated Feb 20th 2019, 11:56 AM 20,483 Views 61 Comments

Anna Soubry said her party had “shifted to the right”.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Theresa May suffers another Brexit defeat as MPs vote down motion
# Amendable Motion
# Amendable Motion

Theresa May suffers another Brexit defeat as MPs vote down motion

Updated Feb 14th 2019, 5:55 PM 38,585 Views 72 Comments

Votes on amendments to Theresa May’s deal will be held today and possibly on 27 February, too.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Theresa May says UK still wants the backstop tweak, and tees up another vote
# Brexit
# Brexit

Theresa May says UK still wants the backstop tweak, and tees up another vote

Feb 12th 2019, 1:13 PM 20,053 Views 51 Comments

A debate on the Brexit withdrawal deal was due to be voted on by tomorrow – as there’s been no change, that’s been pushed back.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

MPs don't want the Irish backstop. Europe won't budge. So now what?
# Explainer
# Explainer

MPs don't want the Irish backstop. Europe won't budge. So now what?

Jan 30th 2019, 1:35 PM 29,725 Views 62 Comments

Another vote is promised by 13 February – if the Withdrawal Agreement isn’t approved then, it’s looking like a no-deal Brexit.

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

As it happened: UK parliament votes to bin the backstop and go back to renegotiate in Brussels
# Seven Deadly Amendments
# Seven Deadly Amendments

As it happened: UK parliament votes to bin the backstop and go back to renegotiate in Brussels

Updated Jan 29th 2019, 9:37 PM 35,263 Views 31 Comments

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is going back to the EU.

# house-of-commons - Saturday 26 January, 2019

Ian Paisley Jr may be indestructible but he's increasingly becoming a sideshow
# Teflon
# Teflon

Ian Paisley Jr may be indestructible but he's increasingly becoming a sideshow

Jan 26th 2019, 9:01 PM 40,573 Views 48 Comments

Revelations about the MP have been piling up of late.

Theresa May offers her battered Brexit deal to MPs again - so what's different?
# A Rose By Any Other Name
# A Rose By Any Other Name

Theresa May offers her battered Brexit deal to MPs again - so what's different?

Jan 26th 2019, 9:30 AM 31,411 Views 38 Comments

The Grieve and Cooper amendments are the most likely to gain the support of the House of Commons – so what are they?

# house-of-commons - Monday 21 January, 2019

UK government to scrap £65 'right to stay' fee for EU citizens
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK government to scrap £65 'right to stay' fee for EU citizens

Jan 21st 2019, 5:00 PM 14,716 Views 18 Comments

She said anyone who has already applied will receive a refund.

# house-of-commons - Sunday 20 January, 2019

'There won't be a border because we don't want it!': What Brexiteers think of the backstop
# Border Lines
# Border Lines

'There won't be a border because we don't want it!': What Brexiteers think of the backstop

Jan 20th 2019, 6:30 AM 22,498 Views 38 Comments

We spoke to some Brexiteers outside Westminster about what they think of the ‘Irish protocol’.

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

Standing still: At the end of a historic week, where exactly are we with Brexit?
# Brexit Means...
# Brexit Means...

Standing still: At the end of a historic week, where exactly are we with Brexit?

Jan 18th 2019, 5:37 PM 15,345 Views 21 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald says she told Theresa May over the telephone that a no-deal Brexit would mean a unity referendum in Ireland.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Explainer: How will today's no confidence motion play out - and what happens next?
# Theresa May
# Theresa May

Explainer: How will today's no confidence motion play out - and what happens next?

Jan 16th 2019, 1:08 PM 16,641 Views 13 Comments

The vote on Jeremy Corbyn’s motion is at 7pm tonight. May is expected to survive.

Despite largest government defeat in modern British history, May looks set to survive confidence vote
# Brexit Stage Left
# Brexit Stage Left

Despite largest government defeat in modern British history, May looks set to survive confidence vote

Jan 16th 2019, 7:15 AM 13,397 Views 25 Comments

The Conservative Party and the DUP will back her, but Europe has warned “time is almost up”.

'Brextinct' and 'historic humiliation': UK papers lambast May after huge defeat
# Biggest Defeat
# Biggest Defeat

'Brextinct' and 'historic humiliation': UK papers lambast May after huge defeat

Jan 16th 2019, 7:14 AM 15,157 Views 19 Comments

Criticism of the prime minister was scathing ahead of the confidence vote today.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

After tonight's shellacking, for how long more can Theresa May survive?
# Analysis
# Analysis

After tonight's shellacking, for how long more can Theresa May survive?

Jan 15th 2019, 10:10 PM 21,580 Views 34 Comments

Her government suffered a monumental defeat.

Ireland to intensify preparations for a disorderly Brexit
# Commons Vote
# Commons Vote

Ireland to intensify preparations for a disorderly Brexit

Jan 15th 2019, 10:01 PM 15,493 Views 56 Comments

A Government statement said it regretted the outcome of tonight’s House of Commons vote.

Theresa May's Brexit deal crushed in House of Commons by 432 votes to 202
# Brexit Vote
# Brexit Vote

Theresa May's Brexit deal crushed in House of Commons by 432 votes to 202

Updated Jan 15th 2019, 8:06 PM 112,136 Views 191 Comments

May now faces a no confidence vote in Westminster tomorrow.

# house-of-commons - Sunday 13 January, 2019

All eyes are on Westminster again, but what can Theresa May do if her vote fails?
# Meaningful Vote
# Meaningful Vote

All eyes are on Westminster again, but what can Theresa May do if her vote fails?

Jan 13th 2019, 8:30 PM 41,060 Views 31 Comments

Warning: this article contains a lot of ifs and buts.

May tells MPs not backing her Brexit deal would be 'catastrophic' as Corbyn says he's ready for election
# Mayday
# Mayday

May tells MPs not backing her Brexit deal would be 'catastrophic' as Corbyn says he's ready for election

Updated Jan 13th 2019, 11:27 AM 14,319 Views 32 Comments

The House of Commons is set to vote on the deal on Tuesday.

Brexiteers were furious with Westminster's House Speaker this week - so what's the latest row about?
# John Bercow
# John Bercow

Brexiteers were furious with Westminster's House Speaker this week - so what's the latest row about?

Jan 13th 2019, 10:58 AM 15,601 Views 26 Comments

A ‘Bollocks to Brexit’ sticker, an argument over the meaning of “forthwith” and fiery exchanges all make for an entertaining incident.

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

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

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

Jan 11th 2019, 6:14 PM 20,267 Views 16 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Jan 11th 2019, 9:24 AM 29,387 Views 54 Comments

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'
# Stormont Assembly
# Stormont Assembly

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

Jan 9th 2019, 7:11 PM 25,587 Views 41 Comments

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
# Uncharted Territory
# Uncharted Territory

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

Updated Jan 9th 2019, 6:00 PM 23,931 Views 35 Comments

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
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

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

Jan 6th 2019, 12:29 PM 13,175 Views 80 Comments

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
# Stalemate
# Stalemate

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

Dec 23rd 2018, 8:00 PM 24,901 Views 44 Comments

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
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

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

Dec 18th 2018, 9:30 PM 19,969 Views 36 Comments

“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
# Brexit
# Brexit

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

Dec 17th 2018, 7:09 AM 16,635 Views 41 Comments

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
# Commons Sense
# Commons Sense

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

Dec 16th 2018, 10:00 AM 18,050 Views 26 Comments

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
# DUP

Ian Paisley under pressure again for undeclared family holiday to Maldives

Dec 13th 2018, 10:15 AM 40,018 Views 56 Comments

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
# No Deal Brexit

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

Dec 12th 2018, 12:59 PM 54,851 Views 99 Comments

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
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

Taser used and man wrestled to the ground at Westminster gates

Dec 11th 2018, 1:40 PM 9,730 Views 6 Comments

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

We're in Brexit limbo - so what could possibly happen next?
# Come What Theresa May
# Come What Theresa May

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

Dec 11th 2018, 11:47 AM 16,176 Views 16 Comments

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
# Brexit
# Brexit

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

Updated Dec 6th 2018, 6:20 PM 17,311 Views 36 Comments

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
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

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

Updated Dec 5th 2018, 7:10 AM 40,158 Views 53 Comments

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?
# Explainer
# Explainer

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

Dec 4th 2018, 2:19 PM 11,235 Views 16 Comments

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