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# parliament - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Italian president seeks non-political government to lead
# Italy
# Italy

Italian president seeks non-political government to lead

Feb 2nd 2021, 10:30 PM 13,014 Views 12 Comments

Negotiations today failed to revive the collapsed coalition government.

# parliament - Friday 25 September, 2020

Argentina lawmaker suspended after kissing his partner's breasts during video conference
# Working From Home
# Working From Home

Argentina lawmaker suspended after kissing his partner's breasts during video conference

Sep 25th 2020, 5:25 PM 168,900 Views 44 Comments

Juan Emilio Ameri said he did not think he was connected to the internet at that particular moment.

# parliament - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Opinion: The idea that the Constitution stops the Dáil from operating with video technology is a nonsense
# Dáil
# Dáil

Opinion: The idea that the Constitution stops the Dáil from operating with video technology is a nonsense

Sep 17th 2020, 7:00 AM 24,209 Views 25 Comments

Legal experts David Kenny and Conor Casy say there is ‘too much at stake’ to do nothing about hybrid or virtual sittings.

# parliament - Thursday 23 January, 2020

Royal assent given to Brexit deal as Johnson hails 'crossing the finish line' despite ongoing negotiations
# It's Happening
# It's Happening

Royal assent given to Brexit deal as Johnson hails 'crossing the finish line' despite ongoing negotiations

Updated Jan 23rd 2020, 4:23 PM 22,120 Views 66 Comments

The British Prime Minister called for the “rancour and division” to be left behind.

# parliament - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Boris Johnson to legislate to prevent any further Brexit delays
# Westminster
# Westminster

Boris Johnson to legislate to prevent any further Brexit delays

Dec 17th 2019, 8:23 AM 11,176 Views 33 Comments

The re-worked Withdrawal Agreement Bill is due to come before the Commons this week.

# parliament - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

UK govt to appeal Scottish court ruling that suspension of parliament was 'unlawful'
# Prorogation
# Prorogation

UK govt to appeal Scottish court ruling that suspension of parliament was 'unlawful'

Updated Sep 11th 2019, 10:52 AM 18,018 Views 18 Comments

This case was initially brought by SNP MP Joanna Cherry.

# parliament - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

The UK Parliament has been suspended. So what happens next?
# Prorogued
# Prorogued

The UK Parliament has been suspended. So what happens next?

Sep 10th 2019, 7:15 AM 25,068 Views 33 Comments

After MPs rejected an early election once again, parliament has been suspended.

MPs reject Boris Johnson's second attempt to call general election
# Prorogued
# Prorogued

MPs reject Boris Johnson's second attempt to call general election

Sep 10th 2019, 12:41 AM 20,315 Views 17 Comments

Parliament will be suspended and will resume on 14 October.

# parliament - Saturday 7 September, 2019

How the Tory party lost its parliamentary majority to Brexit (and other rifts)
# How Bojo Lost His Mojo
# How Bojo Lost His Mojo

How the Tory party lost its parliamentary majority to Brexit (and other rifts)

Sep 7th 2019, 7:30 AM 11,882 Views 14 Comments

From Nick Boles’ speech after the indicative votes, to Dr Phillip Lee crossing the chamber this week, power has been ebbing away from Boris Johnson and the Tory party.

# parliament - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Theresa May says she's going to make a 'bold offer' to MPs to get them to support her Brexit deal
# Once More
# Once More

Theresa May says she's going to make a 'bold offer' to MPs to get them to support her Brexit deal

May 19th 2019, 8:31 AM 15,945 Views 37 Comments

MPs have rejected the deal May agreed with Brussels three times already.

# parliament - Thursday 3 January, 2019

'It's time to take stock': Former Brexit secretary urges Theresa May to delay Brexit vote again
# Deal Or No Deal
# Deal Or No Deal

'It's time to take stock': Former Brexit secretary urges Theresa May to delay Brexit vote again

Jan 3rd 2019, 8:55 AM 13,113 Views 17 Comments

David Davis said that it was time for the UK “to take stock” ahead of the planned crucial vote.

# parliament - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Canadian MPs vote to legalise cannabis for recreational use
# Canada
# Canada

Canadian MPs vote to legalise cannabis for recreational use

Jun 19th 2018, 7:31 AM 17,581 Views 57 Comments

Legalising weed was a 2015 campaign promise of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

# parliament - Monday 11 June, 2018

UK companies could have to reveal pay gaps between employees and their bosses
# Legislation
# Legislation

UK companies could have to reveal pay gaps between employees and their bosses

Jun 11th 2018, 1:07 PM 7,769 Views 10 Comments

Following public outcry UK firms will have to reveal boss-staff pay gaps under draft law for 2019

# parliament - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Powerful storm levels Tonga's parliament house and heads towards Fiji
# Cyclone Gita
# Cyclone Gita

Powerful storm levels Tonga's parliament house and heads towards Fiji

Feb 13th 2018, 7:44 AM 9,966 Views 0 Comments

Cyclone Gita caused power outages after tearing through the island nation just south of the capital.

# parliament - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Theresa May suffers big defeat on Brexit, with own MPs rebelling against her
# Brexit
# Brexit

Theresa May suffers big defeat on Brexit, with own MPs rebelling against her

Dec 13th 2017, 9:10 PM 31,228 Views 86 Comments

The defeat means MPs will have a final vote on any deal before the UK leaves the EU.

# parliament - Monday 4 December, 2017

Australian MP proposes during same-sex marriage debate in House of Representatives
# It's A Yes
# It's A Yes

Australian MP proposes during same-sex marriage debate in House of Representatives

Dec 4th 2017, 12:53 PM 14,330 Views 33 Comments

Tim Wilson has reportedly been engaged to Ryan Bolger for nine years.

# parliament - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Another Australian politician has resigned from parliament over dual citizenship
# Disqualified
# Disqualified

Another Australian politician has resigned from parliament over dual citizenship

Nov 22nd 2017, 11:08 AM 12,836 Views 22 Comments

Senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore found out on Friday that her mother was born with a British citizenship.

# parliament - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Jubilant scenes as Robert Mugabe resigns as president of Zimbabwe
# For Real
# For Real

Jubilant scenes as Robert Mugabe resigns as president of Zimbabwe

Nov 21st 2017, 3:55 PM 13,052 Views 44 Comments

The news comes in the wake of an debate in the country’s parliament regarding the impeachment of the 93-year-old ruler.

# parliament - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

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

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

Nov 14th 2017, 10:15 PM 9,876 Views 14 Comments

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

# parliament - Monday 13 November, 2017

'Take it or leave it': MPs will get a chance to turn down Brexit deal
# Crunch Time
# Crunch Time

'Take it or leave it': MPs will get a chance to turn down Brexit deal

Nov 13th 2017, 7:51 PM 16,218 Views 40 Comments

Brexit secretary David Davis said: “This agreement will only hold if parliament approves it.”

# parliament - Monday 14 August, 2017

Australia's deputy prime minister may not be eligible for parliament due to dual citizenship
# Ancestry
# Ancestry

Australia's deputy prime minister may not be eligible for parliament due to dual citizenship

Aug 14th 2017, 9:51 AM 22,231 Views 51 Comments

Barnaby Joyce is the latest politician in Australia to fall victim of the obscure citizenship rule.

# parliament - Saturday 15 July, 2017

Turkey marks year since 'epic' defeat of anti-Erdogan coup
# Commemoration
# Commemoration

Turkey marks year since 'epic' defeat of anti-Erdogan coup

Jul 15th 2017, 6:30 PM 5,616 Views 14 Comments

The authorities have declared 15 July an annual national holiday of ‘democracy and unity’.

# parliament - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Malta votes to legalise same-sex marriage
# Gay Marriage
# Gay Marriage

Malta votes to legalise same-sex marriage

Jul 13th 2017, 6:54 AM 10,338 Views 125 Comments

Malta, the EU’s smallest nation, becomes the bloc’s 15th member to legalise same-sex unions.

# parliament - 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 7,847 Views 16 Comments

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

# parliament - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Politician makes Australian history as she becomes the first to breastfeed in parliament
# Breastfeeding
# Breastfeeding

Politician makes Australian history as she becomes the first to breastfeed in parliament

May 10th 2017, 10:33 AM 20,810 Views 103 Comments

Senator Larissa Waters fed her two-month-old daughter as she returned to work for the first time since giving birth.

# parliament - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Four dead, around 40 injured: Here's what's known about today's terror attack in London
# Westminster
# Westminster

Four dead, around 40 injured: Here's what's known about today's terror attack in London

Mar 22nd 2017, 10:30 PM 87,925 Views 114 Comments

The dead include a police officer tasked with guarding the Houses of Parliament.

# parliament - Monday 6 March, 2017

'Outdated and sexist': MPs tell employers to stop making women wear high-heels
# Put Their Foot Down
# Put Their Foot Down

'Outdated and sexist': MPs tell employers to stop making women wear high-heels

Mar 6th 2017, 10:46 PM 14,742 Views 32 Comments

An online petition to prevent employers forcing female employees to wear high-heels got 150,000 signatures.

# parliament - 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 15,749 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.

# parliament - Sunday 15 January, 2017

The Dáil prayer: We're not the only parliament to have one
# Holy Words
# Holy Words

The Dáil prayer: We're not the only parliament to have one

Jan 15th 2017, 11:30 AM 17,615 Views 89 Comments

It is a requirement under the Dáil rules that a sitting cannot begin without the prayer being read.

# parliament - 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 10,193 Views 11 Comments

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

# parliament - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Indonesia parliament passes chemical castration laws for convicted paedophiles
# Indonesia
# Indonesia

Indonesia parliament passes chemical castration laws for convicted paedophiles

Oct 12th 2016, 9:36 PM 16,138 Views 81 Comments

The controversial laws were the subject of fierce debate, with two opposition parties voting against the measures.

# parliament - Saturday 24 September, 2016

Poland pushes ahead with near-total ban on abortion
# Poland
# Poland

Poland pushes ahead with near-total ban on abortion

Sep 24th 2016, 5:50 AM 16,670 Views 58 Comments

A poll published this week by the Newsweek Polska magazine showed that 74% of Poles want to keep the existing law.

# parliament - Saturday 2 July, 2016

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

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

Jul 2nd 2016, 9:45 AM 719 Views 127 Comments

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

# parliament - Saturday 20 February, 2016

'There's no glory in taking a man's life': Canadian ambassador to Ireland on stopping a terrorist attack
# Heroics
# Heroics

'There's no glory in taking a man's life': Canadian ambassador to Ireland on stopping a terrorist attack

Feb 20th 2016, 5:18 PM 20,020 Views 17 Comments

Kevin Vickers stopped a lone gunman from storming the Canadian parliament in 2014.

# parliament - Monday 18 January, 2016

Trump branded 'an idiot, a dangerous fool, and a wazzock' by British MPs
# Ban On Entry
# Ban On Entry

Trump branded 'an idiot, a dangerous fool, and a wazzock' by British MPs

Jan 18th 2016, 9:59 PM 19,919 Views 155 Comments

The Westminster debate was triggered by a public petition which has attracted more than 575,000 signatures from people who want the Republican presidential hopeful kept out.

# parliament - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

Indonesia to begin chemically castrating convicted paedophiles
# Punishment
# Punishment

Indonesia to begin chemically castrating convicted paedophiles

Oct 21st 2015, 8:55 PM 20,206 Views 77 Comments

It would be carried out by injecting paedophiles with female hormones.

# parliament - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Here's exactly what our politicians and civil servants were up to last year
# ALL IN A DAY'S WORK
# ALL IN A DAY'S WORK

Here's exactly what our politicians and civil servants were up to last year

Jul 1st 2015, 6:37 PM 10,677 Views 33 Comments

Hitting the gym, Oireachtas Committee meetings and learning languages were all on the agenda.

# parliament - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

So, Britain still announces major policy plans like this... Here's what the Queen had to say
# According To Liz
# According To Liz

So, Britain still announces major policy plans like this... Here's what the Queen had to say

May 27th 2015, 1:12 PM 26,278 Views 64 Comments

There were important things to announce (like that EU referendum) – but all the bizarre trappings of the ceremony were on show too..

# parliament - Sunday 8 March, 2015

In pictures: Police arrest man seen 'wandering around' on top of British parliament building
# Mystery Man
# Mystery Man

In pictures: Police arrest man seen 'wandering around' on top of British parliament building

Mar 8th 2015, 7:40 PM 30,148 Views 24 Comments

Was it a protest? No-one seems to know.

# parliament - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Zuma: I'm not racist, white people won't be chased out of South Africa
# Not A Racist
# Not A Racist

Zuma: I'm not racist, white people won't be chased out of South Africa

Feb 19th 2015, 6:14 PM 9,941 Views 42 Comments

However he said would never stop talking about history because children should know the country’s past to ensure that mistakes were not repeated.

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