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# mps - Monday 15 June, 2020

From The42 Marcus Rashford pleads for Government rethink on free school meal vouchers Open Letter

Marcus Rashford pleads for Government rethink on free school meal vouchers

The Manchester United and England striker has written an emotional open letter to MPs calling for free meals to continue through the summer holidays.

# mps - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

'Insane idea': MPs queue and complain after being forced return to vote in the House of Commons

The government said it expected some ‘teething problems’ to the new voting system.

# mps - Thursday 9 January, 2020

The Withdrawal Deal Bill just sailed through the House of Commons by 330 votes to 231

The deal covers areas including EU citizen’s rights, customs arrangements in Northern Ireland and and a transition period.

# mps - Monday 16 December, 2019

Boris Johnson will bring Brexit bill to parliament on Friday

Johnson has pledged to bring the Bill back before the Commons before Christmas.

# mps - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

'Back me and sack me': How the British papers covered MPs 'taking control' of House

MPs have voted to seize control of parliamentary business in an unprecedented move that the government called “dangerous”.

# mps - Monday 31 December, 2018

The ridiculous things UK politicians have said about Ireland and Brexit

“The Irish living in the UK have a great civic duty to educate the English.”

# mps - Sunday 9 December, 2018

Theresa May warns that parliament rejection of Brexit deal could leave Britain in EU

This Tuesday, 11 December, MPs will vote on whether they approve May’s Brexit deal.

# mps - Saturday 29 September, 2018

# mps - Saturday 28 July, 2018

British MPs want a levy on social media sites to stem fake news

A leaked report makes the suggestion.

# mps - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

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

MPs will vote on amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill this evening.

# mps - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Britain's government has survived the first parliamentary challenges to its Brexit bill

An amendment giving devolved legislatures – like Northern Ireland – a veto over the Brexit agreement was defeated.

# mps - Thursday 15 June, 2017

These Sinn Féin MPs were at Leinster House today to demand speaking time

Separately, Gerry Adams held talks with Theresa May. The British PM also spoke by phone with Leo Varadkar.

# mps - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Poll: Should Sinn Féin MPs from the North be allowed to speak in the Dáil? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Sinn Féin MPs from the North be allowed to speak in the Dáil?

The calls come as the DUP look set to enter a coalition with the Tories.

# mps - Monday 17 April, 2017

British MPs call for Asma al-Assad to lose citizenship

The British-born woman married Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in 2000.

# mps - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

UK MPs vote to back government Brexit bill

MPs backed legislation that would give Theresa May the power to trigger Article 50 and begin negotiations around Brexit.

# mps - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

British dentists aren't happy about a plan to check child migrants' ages by their teeth

The British Dental Association said Davies’ demands were “inappropriate and unethical”.

# mps - Saturday 2 July, 2016

The coup against Jeremy Corbyn is a case of elites trying to squash popular aspirations

Julian Mercille writes that the coming weeks could have fateful consequences for the Labour Party.

# mps - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Police looking into threatening tweets sent to MPs over Syria air strikes

Meanwhile, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has written to party members warning against abuse and intimidation.

# mps - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

Female MPs made to leave New Zealand parliament after talking about their sexual assault

This followed comments from PM John Key in the controversial Christmas Island detention centre.

# mps - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

UK leaders take "unprecedented" step to boost Scottish campaign

All three party leaders have pulled out of Prime Minister’s Questions to head north.

# mps - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Ukraine MPs fail to strike deal to weaken president's powers

In parliament, protest leader Vitali Klitschko – a former world champion boxer – called for an end to the ‘dictatorship”.

# mps - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Embarrassed UK politicians condemn their 11 per cent pay rise

One government minister denounced the proposed increase as “wholly inappropriate” – but there’s not a lot MPs can do about it.

# mps - 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.

# mps - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

Woolwich accused disrupts court hearings, shouting: ‘I’m a soldier’

Michael Adebolajo asked to be referred to as Mujaahid Abu Hamza, and accused the trial judge of trying to ‘stifle the truth’.

# mps - Sunday 2 June, 2013

Second man charged with murder of Lee Rigby

Michael Adebolajo has also been charged with attempted murder of two police officers.

# mps - Monday 7 January, 2013

Probe launched after girl, 13, dies in crash during police pursuit

The girl was a back-seat passenger in a car not involved in the pursuit. It was hit by another vehicle which was being followed by police.

# mps - Monday 10 December, 2012

Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs

A new report by MPs wants drug laws overhauled – and retailers of ‘legal highs’ to be held liable for any harm the products cause.

# mps - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Police to assess Jimmy Savile allegations, no investigation yet

Scotland Yard said it was too early to say how many allegations of sexual abuse there are.

# mps - Thursday 5 July, 2012

Six arrested in London in counter-terrorism operation

The five men and one woman were arrested in east and west London early this morning by the Met Police counter terrorism command.

# mps - 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.

# mps - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Watch: Murdoch rejects 'mafia' assertion in evidence to MPs Hacking This post contains videos

Watch: Murdoch rejects 'mafia' assertion in evidence to MPs

The News Corporation came under heavy attack as he gave more evidence to MPs today.

# mps - Thursday 4 August, 2011

British MPs may debate death penalty reintroduction

Capital punishment debate petition has been generating support online, but needs 100,000 signatures before being considered for House of Commons debate.

# mps - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

Murdochs and Brooks to face questions over hacking scandal

There have been a number of other developments in the story over the past 24 hours.