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#House Of Commons

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Terminally ill welfare claimants are being asked when they think they're going to die

The claims have been made by English Labour MP Frank Field.

# house-of-commons - Monday 8 December, 2014

MP says sorry for playing Candy Crush during committee meeting

And there will be an investigation – but not against Nigel Mills.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 30 October, 2014

From The42 British MP makes bizarre claim that Mario Balotelli was at the House of Commons this morning Doppelganger

British MP makes bizarre claim that Mario Balotelli was at the House of Commons this morning

Italian was allegedly mistaken for a ’55 year-old dancer’.

# house-of-commons - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Everybody’s talking about Enda Kenny’s ‘McNulty-gate’ apology, Helen O’Driscoll, and new bank bailout developments.

# house-of-commons - Friday 26 September, 2014

British and Belgian politicians vote to join air strikes on Islamic State

Speaking today, David Cameron told MPs “there is no more serious issue than asking our armed forces to put themselves in harm’s way to protect our country”.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

"Ich bin ein Palestinian" - UK MP faces storm for saying he would fire Gaza rockets

David Ward is facing disciplinary action from his Liberal Democrat party.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

On this day in 1974 the IRA bombed the Houses of Parliament in London

During the year, 1974, there was an extensive number of bombings carried out in the UK by the IRA.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

'A closeness and warmth that once seemed unachieveble': Higgins' address to Westminster

In a speech to both Houses of Parliament, the President told members that Ireland and the UK “now look at each other through trusting eyes of mutual respect and shared commitments”.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Guardian editor defends publication of NSA leaks in the face of tough questioning

Alan Rusbridger said he was “surprised” when committee chairman Keith Vaz asked him: “Do you love this country?”

# house-of-commons - Monday 28 October, 2013

UK officials face questions over multinational tax affairs Tax

UK officials face questions over multinational tax affairs

The Commons’ Public Accounts Committee is said to be skeptical about Google’s explanations of UK ad sales booked through Ireland.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 17 October, 2013

DUP MP says republican "fixed committee" existed to deal with sex abuse claims

Gregory Campbell MP made the allegation in the House of Commons yesterday.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

House of Commons Deputy Speaker charged with rape and sexual assault

Nigel Evans MP has been charged with two counts of indecent assault, five counts of sexual assault and one count of rape. The charges related to seven alleged male victims.

Is this the end? British PM David Cameron debuts his glasses

It’s seen as a big deal in Britain.

# house-of-commons - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Politicians' places of work: what happens around the world?

TDs and senators may have spent six figures in Leinster House bars last year, but how do their perks compare with those of their international counterparts?

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Over 300,000 attempts to access porn in the British parliament

Figures obtained by the Huffington Post show that there were thousands of requests for pornographich websites in the Houses of Parliament in the last year.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 29 August, 2013

Shock result as David Cameron loses vote on Syria intervention

MPs voted against a government motion to support a military attack in Syria – and David Cameron says he will respect their decision.

# house-of-commons - Monday 10 June, 2013

British minister says report of UK access to US data is 'baseless'

William Hague says any proposals by British intelligence agencies to intercept data needs the approval of ministers.

# house-of-commons - Monday 3 June, 2013

British government vows new lobbying law after scandal

New laws to regulate lobbying have today been promised in the UK, after four politicians were filmed by undercover reporters offering to push lobbyists’ agendas in parliament in exchange for cash.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Cameron needs opposition's help as gay marriage vote is passed

The House of Commons has held its last vote on gay marriage in England and Wales, amid a Conservative revolt.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

VIDEO: NZ House of Reps sings Maori love song after gay marriage vote Pokarekare Ana This post contains videos

VIDEO: NZ House of Reps sings Maori love song after gay marriage vote

Warning: possible tearjerker.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Videos: Thatcher praised and criticised in Commons debate Thatcher This post contains videos

Videos: Thatcher praised and criticised in Commons debate

MPs paid tribute to the late Prime Minister in a special Commons and Lords debate today.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

UK to slash corporation tax rate and offer tax credits for fracking

George Osborne has halved his projections for economic growth for Britain this year, and offers a new mortgage stimulus.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Poll: Should Ireland legalise same-sex marriage? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland legalise same-sex marriage?

Last night MPs voted for a draft law to legalise same-sex marriage in England and Wales. Should Ireland follow suit?

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

David Cameron call for investigation into horse meat

However the British Prime Minister said ultimately retailers have to be responsible for what they sell and where it came from.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Martin McGuinness appointed Steward and Bailiff of the Manor of Northstead

An ancient British law requires resigning MPs to apply for a paid office of the British Crown in order to officially resign as James Martin Pacelli McGuinness, to give him his full name, said he would be doing earlier this week.

# house-of-commons - Sunday 30 December, 2012

Pics, video: Suffragette movement 100 years ago Suffragettes This post contains images

Pics, video: Suffragette movement 100 years ago

In 1912, the suffragettes were engaged in an increasingly confrontational campaign to secure voting rights for women which included bomb attacks and hunger strikes.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Foie gras off the menu in Britain's House of Lords

The sinful pate is already off the menu in the house of commons.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

From The Daily Edge Tory MP suspended over I’m a Celebrity appearance Get Me Out Of Here

Tory MP suspended over I’m a Celebrity appearance

Who else is going into the jungle?

# house-of-commons - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Special prosecutor to lead Hillsborough investigation - report

The Liverpool Echo reports that the British government will announce the highly-unusual move on Monday when the Hillsborough Independent Panel report will be debated in parliament.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 13 September, 2012

From The42 Hillsborough probe must end sick taunts - Rodgers Plea

Hillsborough probe must end sick taunts - Rodgers

The Liverpool manager also recalled the “propaganda” written about the event at the time.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

British watchdog to examine IT failure at Ulster Bank

The Financial Services Authority is to conduct an investigation into the systems failure at the Royal Bank of Scotland.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Big Ben clock tower to be renamed for Queen Elizabeth BONG This post contains videos

Big Ben clock tower to be renamed for Queen Elizabeth

The clock tower – which currently goes by the imaginative name of Clock Tower – is to be renamed Elizabeth Tower.

# house-of-commons - Monday 11 June, 2012

McGuinness to inherit Adams’ old British title under SF reorganisation

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness will become the new Crown Steward and Bailiff of the Manor of Northstead.

# house-of-commons - Friday 4 May, 2012

Waiters to be trained on how to refuse drink to boozed-up MPs

Staff in the House of Commons will be trained on how to refuse tipsy politicians, who will be served lower-strength drinks.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

Osborne cuts corporate tax, creates credits for video game industry

Chancellor George Osborne has also raised the thresholds for income tax and child benefit, as well as hiking excise on cigarettes.

# house-of-commons - Friday 24 February, 2012

British Labour MP charged with assault after incident at Westminster bar

Eric Joyce was arrested on Wednesday following an incident in a bar at the British Houses of Parliament.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 23 February, 2012

British Labour MP arrested for alleged assault in Commons bar

Eric Joyce, MP for Falkirk, has been suspended by Labour pending the outcome of a police investigation.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

DUP MPs warn that EU deal may hit Ireland's corporation tax

Ian Paisley Jr and Nigel Dodds tell the House of Commons that Ireland will face further pressure to raise the 12.5 per cent rate.

# house-of-commons - Monday 12 December, 2011

Cameron defends veto on EU deal, says he negotiated in 'good faith' Commons Clash This post contains videos

Cameron defends veto on EU deal, says he negotiated in 'good faith'

The opposition said he lost but the prime minister insisted he was defending his country’s interests over his veto of the EU deal.

Cameron to face Commons grilling after Clegg attacks EU veto

David Cameron will defend using his veto to the House of Commons – which his deputy prime minister said was “bad for Britain”.