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#westminster

# westminster - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Foster backs call for Stormont restoration as NI abortion to be decriminalised by Westminster

The move to decriminalise abortion will only be halted if the Stormont executive is restored by 21 October.

# westminster - Monday 14 October, 2019

Man who drove into crowd in Westminster jailed for life

Salih Khater drove his car at pedestrians, cyclists and two police officers in August 2018.

What can we expect from the Queen's Speech?

The ceremony has existed in its current form since 1852, and kickstarts the British government’s legislative agenda.

# westminster - Friday 4 October, 2019

‘Poor judgment’ caused police failures in Westminster sex abuse claims case, report says

Carl Beech was jailed for fabricating a series of claims of rape, torture and murder by high-profile figures.

# westminster - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Four climate protestors arrested after spraying fake blood on UK Treasury building

The environmental campaign group said 1,800 litres of fake blood was used.

# westminster - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Man detained after dousing himself with suspected flammable liquid by Parliament gates in London

The scene was made safe by units from the London Fire Brigade.

# westminster - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Labour MP Jess Phillips says a man was arrested after trying to 'smash the windows' of her constituency office

Phillips says her staff had to be locked in the office.

Boris Johnson stands firm and ignores appeals to apologise over Jo Cox comments

There have been calls from UK parliamentarians on all sides to tackle a “toxic” political culture.

# westminster - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

As it happened: Angry exchanges in Commons as Attorney General declares 'parliament is dead'

“The time is coming when even these turkeys won’t be able to prevent Christmas,” Attorney General geoffrey Cox told MPs.

# westminster - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Hilary Benn on granting a Brexit extension: Will the EU push the UK over a cliff edge?

Labour MP Benn is in Dublin today to meet with Simon Coveney, Drew Harris and others about Brexit progress.

# westminster - 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.

# westminster - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Brexit: Mary Lou rules out special SF conference on party taking seats in Westminster

‘There is no appetite for us to enter Westminster,’ said the Sinn Fáin party leader.

# westminster - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Jacob Rees-Mogg addresses proroguing parliament in his first speech as Leader of the Commons

Rees-Mogg has just given his first statement in the House of Commons as a member of the British government.

# westminster - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Senior Tories say they're stepping down after Boris Johnson confirmed as new party leader

Boris Johnson was announced as the new Conservative Party leader this afternoon.

Boris Johnson has been elected the new Conservative Party leader

The Conservative Party’s 1922 committee made the announcement this morning at Westminster’s Queen Elizabeth II conference centre.

# westminster - Thursday 18 July, 2019

MPs in London back move to prevent the next prime minister from suspending parliament

Boris Johnson had not ruled out suspending parliament if he become prime minister.

# westminster - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

'This was not an accident': Westminster attacker found guilty of attempted murder

Salih Khater circled Parliament Square four times before accelerating into cyclists stopped at traffic lights and then crashing into a police barrier.

# westminster - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Same-sex marriage and abortion to be legalised in North if no power-sharing by 21 October

Amendments relating to same-sex marriage and abortion were passed in the House of Commons today.

# westminster - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Speaker John Bercow called upon to break Commons deadlock after 310-310 tie on more indicative votes

The House Speaker John Bercow had the deciding vote, and voted against the amendment, quoting precedent from 26 years ago.

# westminster - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Sinn Féin taking Westminster seats 'would only heighten political temperature'

Minister for Health Simon Harris last night criticised the party for its abstention from Westminster.

# westminster - Monday 25 March, 2019

'Take back control': MPs vote to hold series of Brexit votes on Wednesday

A minister resigned in order to vote to hold indicative votes on Wednesday, a proposal which Theresa May opposes.

# westminster - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

As It Happened: MPs rule out no-deal Brexit in any circumstances after muddled House of Commons vote

MPs are due to vote again today at 7pm – this time, it’s whether to rule out a no-deal Brexit.

# westminster - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

'Treating us as if we're stupid?': Minister pressured to answer direct question on border in Morning Ireland interview

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed was involved in a tense interview on Morning Ireland today.

# westminster - Monday 21 January, 2019

UK government to scrap £65 'right to stay' fee for EU citizens

She said anyone who has already applied will receive a refund.

# westminster - Sunday 20 January, 2019

'There won't be a border because we don't want it!': What Brexiteers think of the backstop

We spoke to some Brexiteers outside Westminster about what they think of the ‘Irish protocol’.

# westminster - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Police probe 'Nazi' badgering of MP as presence is beefed up around Westminster Brexit This post contains videos

Police probe 'Nazi' badgering of MP as presence is beefed up around Westminster

Far-right protesters have been intimidating people outside Westminster, MPs say.

# westminster - Friday 14 December, 2018

Who was your Irish MP in 1918? Here's a list of everyone elected in that historic election

A 32-county ballot that changed the course of Irish history.

# westminster - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Taoiseach tells Mary Lou that talking about a border poll now is 'disruptive and destructive'

The Sinn Féin leader said a “crash” no-deal Brexit moves the timeline for a border poll on a united Ireland forward.

Taser used and man wrestled to the ground at Westminster gates

The man was detained and arrested by police on suspicion of trespassing.

'Mayday Mayday': How the British media reacted to the cancelled Brexit vote

The prime minister deferred the House of Commons’ crucial vote on the Brexit deal.

# westminster - Sunday 9 December, 2018

# westminster - Saturday 8 December, 2018

Everything you need to know about Theresa May's historic Brexit vote this Tuesday

The Labour Party’s Chris Bryant said the future relations declaration was “no more deliverable than a letter to Santa Claus”.

# westminster - Monday 20 August, 2018

Terror suspect in court over UK parliament 'attack'

Sudanese-born British national Salih Khater is accused of driving into a group of cyclists.

# westminster - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Man charged with attempted murder after crashing car into barriers in Westminster

The case is being treated as terrorism.

# westminster - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

London terror suspect remains in custody as UK police search three homes

Specialist terror police have also been deployed in London.

# westminster - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Terror attack remains 'highly likely' after 'shocking' incident outside Westminster

A car was driven into the barriers outside the Houses of Parliament in London today.

Westminster car crash: Man arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences

The Met’s Counter Terrorism Command is now leading the investigation.

# westminster - Sunday 15 July, 2018

British minister resigns over lewd messages to women

Andrew Griffiths said he was “deeply ashamed” and would seek professional help.

# westminster - Friday 15 June, 2018

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

Other MPs were heard shouting “shame” after Christopher Chope’s interjection.

# westminster - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Six Labour MPs resign before Brexit vote in another turbulent day at Westminster

MPs have just voted against having a “Norway model” arrangement with the EU after Brexit.

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