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

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

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

Oct 30th 2014, 2:06 PM 5,587 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Sep 27th 2014, 12:07 AM 11,503 Views 2 Comments

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
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

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

Sep 26th 2014, 11:45 PM 10,479 Views 173 Comments

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
# The War At Home
# The War At Home

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

Jul 23rd 2014, 9:31 AM 11,770 Views 198 Comments

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
# Past
# Past

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

Jun 17th 2014, 7:00 AM 11,432 Views 176 Comments

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
# Historic First
# Historic First

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

Apr 8th 2014, 5:35 PM 17,253 Views 129 Comments

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
# The Guardian
# The Guardian

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

Dec 3rd 2013, 5:03 PM 5,760 Views 17 Comments

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
# Tax

UK officials face questions over multinational tax affairs

Oct 28th 2013, 4:07 PM 5,325 Views 6 Comments

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
# Gregory Campbell

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

Oct 17th 2013, 9:33 AM 5,345 Views 59 Comments

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
# Rape
# Rape

House of Commons Deputy Speaker charged with rape and sexual assault

Sep 10th 2013, 10:14 PM 11,482 Views 0 Comments

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
# Deja Vu
# Deja Vu

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

Sep 10th 2013, 9:45 PM 12,923 Views 17 Comments

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?
# Dáil Bar
# Dáil Bar

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

Sep 7th 2013, 8:30 AM 7,474 Views 38 Comments

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
# Parliamentary Porn
# Parliamentary Porn

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

Sep 4th 2013, 8:59 AM 8,358 Views 39 Comments

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
# Unexpected
# Unexpected

Shock result as David Cameron loses vote on Syria intervention

Aug 29th 2013, 11:09 PM 16,240 Views 278 Comments

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'
# Surveillance
# Surveillance

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

Jun 10th 2013, 4:59 PM 3,288 Views 12 Comments

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
# Lobbying
# Lobbying

British government vows new lobbying law after scandal

Jun 3rd 2013, 6:37 PM 7,784 Views 16 Comments

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
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

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

May 21st 2013, 8:43 PM 8,204 Views 50 Comments

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
# Pokarekare Ana

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

Apr 17th 2013, 3:47 PM 10,662 Views 54 Comments

Warning: possible tearjerker.

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

Videos: Thatcher praised and criticised in Commons debate
# Thatcher
# Thatcher

Videos: Thatcher praised and criticised in Commons debate

Apr 10th 2013, 7:57 PM 6,560 Views 112 Comments

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
# British Budget
# British Budget

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

Mar 20th 2013, 1:54 PM 8,508 Views 43 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland legalise same-sex marriage?

Feb 6th 2013, 9:28 AM 37,961 Views 433 Comments

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
# Horse Meat
# Horse Meat

David Cameron call for investigation into horse meat

Jan 16th 2013, 3:05 PM 9,493 Views 41 Comments

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
# Steward And Bailiff
# Steward And Bailiff

Martin McGuinness appointed Steward and Bailiff of the Manor of Northstead

Jan 2nd 2013, 5:08 PM 15,144 Views 84 Comments

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
# Suffragettes

Pics, video: Suffragette movement 100 years ago

Dec 30th 2012, 9:25 AM 7,414 Views 13 Comments

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
# Foie Gras
# Foie Gras

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

Dec 20th 2012, 7:25 PM 8,099 Views 21 Comments

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

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

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

Tory MP suspended over I’m a Celebrity appearance

Nov 7th 2012, 9:45 AM 9,728 Views 15 Comments

Who else is going into the jungle?

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

Special prosecutor to lead Hillsborough investigation - report
# Hillsborough
# Hillsborough

Special prosecutor to lead Hillsborough investigation - report

Oct 20th 2012, 2:32 PM 2,266 Views 2 Comments

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

Hillsborough probe must end sick taunts - Rodgers
# Plea
From The42
# Plea

Hillsborough probe must end sick taunts - Rodgers

Sep 13th 2012, 4:47 PM 7,929 Views 38 Comments

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
# Ulster Bank
# Ulster Bank

British watchdog to examine IT failure at Ulster Bank

Sep 5th 2012, 11:39 AM 3,505 Views 10 Comments

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
# BONG

Big Ben clock tower to be renamed for Queen Elizabeth

Jun 26th 2012, 7:48 PM 10,232 Views 47 Comments

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
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

McGuinness to inherit Adams’ old British title under SF reorganisation

Jun 11th 2012, 12:31 PM 3,186 Views 34 Comments

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
# Pipe Down
# Pipe Down

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

May 4th 2012, 6:45 AM 2,698 Views 12 Comments

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
# United Kingdom
# United Kingdom

Osborne cuts corporate tax, creates credits for video game industry

Mar 21st 2012, 3:12 PM 3,744 Views 31 Comments

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
# Eric Joyce

British Labour MP charged with assault after incident at Westminster bar

Feb 24th 2012, 11:18 AM 1,613 Views 9 Comments

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
# Eric Joyce

British Labour MP arrested for alleged assault in Commons bar

Feb 23rd 2012, 3:23 PM 2,116 Views 8 Comments

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
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

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

Dec 14th 2011, 8:34 AM 2,743 Views 23 Comments

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
# Commons Clash

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

Dec 12th 2011, 8:58 PM 1,935 Views 15 Comments

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
# Referendum
# Referendum

Cameron to face Commons grilling after Clegg attacks EU veto

Dec 12th 2011, 7:51 AM 1,537 Views 16 Comments

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

# house-of-commons - Sunday 11 December, 2011

Poll: Should Ireland change its time zone?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland change its time zone?

Dec 11th 2011, 1:34 PM 9,762 Views 88 Comments

An Oireachtas committee has debated the idea of moving all our clocks forward one hour to match central European time. What do you think?

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

London 2012 chairman backs Dublin visit for Olympic torch
# Olympics
From The42
# Olympics

London 2012 chairman backs Dublin visit for Olympic torch

Nov 16th 2011, 10:35 AM 1,211 Views 8 Comments

Sebastian Coe said a symbolic visit to the Republic “would speak eloquently and powerfully for sport”.