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

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

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

Dec 2nd 2018, 9:00 PM 23,320 Views 23 Comments

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
# House Of Commons

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

Nov 27th 2018, 9:24 AM 32,333 Views 80 Comments

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
# Brexit
# Brexit

House of Commons to vote on Brexit deal on 11 December

Nov 26th 2018, 6:23 PM 11,198 Views 43 Comments

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
# Private Members' Bill
# Private Members' Bill

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

Nov 21st 2018, 5:57 PM 7,517 Views 21 Comments

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
# Dup Says No

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

Updated Nov 20th 2018, 3:24 PM 51,769 Views 92 Comments

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
# Irish Language Act
# Irish Language Act

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

Oct 24th 2018, 5:39 PM 137,205 Views 53 Comments

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
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

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

Sep 20th 2018, 7:42 AM 9,578 Views 19 Comments

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
# Read Me
# Read Me

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

Sep 14th 2018, 7:00 AM 16,302 Views 15 Comments

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
# Fighting On
# Fighting On

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

Updated Jul 24th 2018, 4:07 PM 30,552 Views 47 Comments

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
# Sorry
# Sorry

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

Jul 19th 2018, 2:28 PM 26,482 Views 68 Comments

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'
# Brexit
# Brexit

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

Jul 18th 2018, 3:49 PM 20,152 Views 59 Comments

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
# Ceylon Farewell
# Ceylon Farewell

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

Jul 18th 2018, 12:40 PM 30,539 Views 60 Comments

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

Constance Markievicz to be formally honoured at House of Commons today
# Role Model
# Role Model

Constance Markievicz to be formally honoured at House of Commons today

Jul 18th 2018, 10:38 AM 49,733 Views 63 Comments

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
# White Paper
# White Paper

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

Jul 12th 2018, 1:22 PM 36,941 Views 93 Comments

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
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

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

Updated Jun 20th 2018, 6:39 PM 19,177 Views 39 Comments

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'
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

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

Jun 15th 2018, 5:46 PM 44,783 Views 48 Comments

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
# Deal Or No Deal
# Deal Or No Deal

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

Jun 12th 2018, 6:16 PM 30,119 Views 47 Comments

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
# Squeaky Bum Time
# Squeaky Bum Time

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

Jun 12th 2018, 7:25 AM 7,316 Views 26 Comments

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
# Brexit
# Brexit

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

Mar 16th 2018, 12:47 PM 15,822 Views 66 Comments

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

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

Most people want Sinn Féin to sit in Westminster to vote on Brexit - but would it make a difference?
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

Most people want Sinn Féin to sit in Westminster to vote on Brexit - but would it make a difference?

Mar 11th 2018, 7:30 AM 29,706 Views 141 Comments

It might in a tight vote.

# 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'

Dec 7th 2017, 8:18 AM 13,436 Views 57 Comments

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
# Budget
# Budget

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

Nov 14th 2017, 10:27 AM 11,973 Views 103 Comments

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'
# Mark McDonald
# Mark McDonald

Scottish junior minister resigns over 'inappropriate behaviour'

Nov 5th 2017, 10:09 AM 18,810 Views 42 Comments

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
# United Kingdom
# United Kingdom

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

Oct 30th 2017, 7:41 PM 14,846 Views 41 Comments

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

# house-of-commons - Friday 27 October, 2017

Theresa May wants to honour the first woman elected to House of Commons - republican Countess Markievicz
# Yaaasss Queen
# Yaaasss Queen

Theresa May wants to honour the first woman elected to House of Commons - republican Countess Markievicz

Oct 27th 2017, 12:15 AM 58,700 Views 80 Comments

Following querying from TheJournal.ie, it is unclear whether the Prime Minister was aware of who she would be celebrating when making the announcement this week.

# house-of-commons - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Irish government 'monitoring situation carefully' after UK Parliament cyber attack
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

Irish government 'monitoring situation carefully' after UK Parliament cyber attack

Jun 25th 2017, 2:40 PM 7,839 Views 16 Comments

Yesterday the House of Commons said it had discovered unauthorised attempts to access parliamentary user email accounts.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

The House of Commons has voted by 522 to 13 to hold a general election on 8 June
# Landslide
# Landslide

The House of Commons has voted by 522 to 13 to hold a general election on 8 June

Apr 19th 2017, 3:37 PM 10,931 Views 48 Comments

Theresa May stunned the country yesterday when she announced her plan for an early vote.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Britain's Foreign Office Minister tried to save London police officer
# Westminster Attack
# Westminster Attack

Britain's Foreign Office Minister tried to save London police officer

Mar 22nd 2017, 6:32 PM 56,189 Views 56 Comments

Tory MP Tobias Ellwood has previously served in the British Army.

As it happened: Four people, including police officer, killed in London attack
Live Mar 22nd 2017, 6:08 PM

As it happened: Four people, including police officer, killed in London attack

# house-of-commons - Monday 6 February, 2017

Watch: Donald Trump will NOT be allowed address the British Parliament, speaker says
# Trump Dumped
# Trump Dumped

Watch: Donald Trump will NOT be allowed address the British Parliament, speaker says

Feb 6th 2017, 6:44 PM 15,748 Views 38 Comments

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow said his resolve had hardened since the introduction of Trump’s infamous travel ban.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

'A jaw-dropping gaffe': Jeremy Corbyn thinks PSNI man died in shooting incident
# What's That Now?
# What's That Now?

'A jaw-dropping gaffe': Jeremy Corbyn thinks PSNI man died in shooting incident

Jan 25th 2017, 10:05 PM 23,255 Views 33 Comments

The officer sustained three shots to the arm in the attack and is alive and recovering.

# house-of-commons - Monday 26 December, 2016

A copy of this painting from the House of Commons now hangs in Leinster House
# State Art
# State Art

A copy of this painting from the House of Commons now hangs in Leinster House

Dec 26th 2016, 1:00 PM 10,178 Views 11 Comments

It was painted in 1914 when the Home Rule Act became law.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 8 December, 2016

'I'm not a victim, I'm a survivor': MP gives powerful speech about being raped at 14
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

'I'm not a victim, I'm a survivor': MP gives powerful speech about being raped at 14

Dec 8th 2016, 9:57 PM 19,625 Views 15 Comments

A number of MPs were moved to tears when Michelle Thomson recalled the ordeal.

# house-of-commons - Monday 20 June, 2016

"We've lost one of our very best" - UK parliament reconvenes to honour Jo Cox
# Tributes
# Tributes

"We've lost one of our very best" - UK parliament reconvenes to honour Jo Cox

Jun 20th 2016, 4:49 PM 11,789 Views 79 Comments

The House of Commons was recalled especially to honour the Labour MP, who was murdered in her constituency last week.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 19 May, 2016

Canadian prime minister apologises for elbowing opposition MP
# Sorry
# Sorry

Canadian prime minister apologises for elbowing opposition MP

May 19th 2016, 6:55 PM 18,980 Views 28 Comments

There was a heated exchange between Trudeau and leader of the New Democratic Party.

# house-of-commons - Friday 25 September, 2015

Mike Dean is 3,000 signatures away from being a potential House of Commons debate
# TOO FAR
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# TOO FAR

Mike Dean is 3,000 signatures away from being a potential House of Commons debate

Sep 25th 2015, 1:58 PM 7,743 Views 11 Comments

Over 97,000 fans and counting have signed the petition to stop Mike Dean from officiating an Arsenal game in future.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

Corbyn silences rowdy House of Commons by reading questions from the public
# Labour's Way
# Labour's Way

Corbyn silences rowdy House of Commons by reading questions from the public

Sep 16th 2015, 9:52 PM 19,296 Views 72 Comments

The new Labour party leader said he and his team sifted through 40,000 questions from members of the public and he put some to the Prime Minister today.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

BBC apologises after saying deaf MP was asleep in middle of debate
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

BBC apologises after saying deaf MP was asleep in middle of debate

Sep 15th 2015, 11:32 AM 42,841 Views 31 Comments

The image was shared widely on social media.

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

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

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

Jul 7th 2015, 9:09 PM 24,591 Views 35 Comments

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
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

MP says sorry for playing Candy Crush during committee meeting

Dec 8th 2014, 7:42 PM 9,039 Views 21 Comments

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