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# house-of-lords - Thursday 9 January, 2020

Gay MP says she'll report matter to police after unionist Lord Maginnis allegedly called her a 'queer'

SNP MP Hannah Bardell has said she considered the alleged utterance to be a “hate crime”.

# house-of-lords - Saturday 16 November, 2019

Police probe into claims Tories offering Brexit Party candidates incentives to pull out of election race

Nigel Farage has claimed he’s been repeatedly offered a seat in the House of Lords to “go quietly”.

# house-of-lords - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Bill to delay Brexit will pass through House of Lords tomorrow. What then?

There are 56 days until the current Brexit deadline.

# house-of-lords - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Topshop billionaire Philip Green named as businessman at centre of UK #MeToo gagging order Parliamentary Privilege This post contains videos

Topshop billionaire Philip Green named as businessman at centre of UK #MeToo gagging order

Labour peer Peter Hain named Green in the House of Lords today.

# house-of-lords - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

'Is this the best use of £150m?': Ex-NI Secretaries of State say Troubles investigations should stop

The group says there needs to be a more ‘even-handed’ approach to investigations.

# house-of-lords - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

UK and EU 'have spent only one hour' discussing how security is going to look post-Brexit

A new report says that ‘time is running out’ to sort out what the security relationship between the two entities will be after March 2019.

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

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-lords - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

UK government defeated after Lords vote for powers to reject hard Irish border

“We cannot risk Conservative incompetence and Brexit dogma creating a hard border,” one Lord said.

# house-of-lords - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

'I thought it was a parody': Varadkar reacts to Lord's tweet calling him 'typical Indian'

Lord Kilclooney’s remark was met with condemnation and he received a significant amount of backlash online.

# house-of-lords - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Northern Ireland same-sex marriage bill passes first stage in House of Lords

Northern Ireland remains the only part of the UK where same-sex marriage is still banned.

# house-of-lords - Thursday 1 February, 2018

'It was unnecessary': Theresa May rejects resignation of minister who stood down for being late

'It was unnecessary': Theresa May rejects resignation of minister who stood down for being late

Lord Michael Bates declared his intention to resign over the “discourtesy” of arriving late to a half-hour questions session.

# house-of-lords - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Brexit has 'undermined political stability' and worsened divisions in Northern Ireland

A report from the European Union Committee of the UK’s House of Lords said that Northern Ireland will be “profoundly affected by Brexit”.

# house-of-lords - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

Politician filmed 'snorting coke off prostitute's body' steps down from House of Lords

“I want to apologise for the pain and embarrassment I have caused.”

# house-of-lords - Sunday 26 July, 2015

British Lord resigns after video shows him 'snorting cocaine off a prostitute's body'

The 69-year-old, who had been in charge of upholding House of Lords standards, quit today.

# house-of-lords - Saturday 13 June, 2015

The House of Lords spent a fair bit of time this week debating Ireland's head shop laws

Hundreds of ‘legal high’ vendors face closure across Britain. Some politicians there aren’t particularly taken with Ireland’s approach to the problem.

# house-of-lords - Monday 16 March, 2015

Beaten to the finish-line? Britain plans to have plain-pack smokes on the shelves next year

That’s a year quicker than us (all going to plan).

# house-of-lords - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Are 'buy one get one free' offers just filling up your bins?

A House of Lords Committee in the UK has blamed supermarkets for adding to high levels of food waste with these offers but experts in Ireland said everyone has their part to play in reducing this.

# house-of-lords - 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-lords - 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-lords - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Britain legalises gay marriage

The legislation is now expected to receive official assent from Queen Elizabeth II later this week.

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

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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-lords - 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-lords - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

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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-lords - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Ian Paisley returns home after three weeks in hospital

Northern Ireland’s former First Minister, 85, is released from the Ulster Hospital after being admitted with coronary problems.

# house-of-lords - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Paisley remains in intensive care after heart problems

The 85-year-old DUP leader remains in Ulster Hospital on the outskirts of Belfast after being admitted on Sunday afternoon.

# house-of-lords - Monday 6 February, 2012

DUP founder Ian Paisley ‘in intensive care’ in hospital

The 85-year-old former First Minister of Northern Ireland was rushed to the Ulster Hospital yesterday afternoon.

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

The CEO of Next offers €300,000 if you figure out how to leave the euro

Simon Wolfson, who is also in the House of Lords, offers a prize to anyone who comes up with a way to quit the currency.

# house-of-lords - Friday 17 June, 2011

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Lord Ferguson of Old Trafford? MPs lobby to make United boss a Lord

Two Labour MPs from Manchester are looking for House of Commons support to get Fergie into the House of Lords.

# house-of-lords - Tuesday 15 February, 2011

Paisley has pacemaker fitted after brief illness

Baron Bannside of North Antrim has a quick medical procedure after falling ill at a meeting in the House of Lords.