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Saturday, Feb 29, 2020

House of commons

Jan 21, 2020 08:16
The Brexit legislation is now passing through the House of Lords, where the Boris Johnson government does not have a majority. While the upper chamber is not expected to block passage of the bill, it is seeking to make changes. read more
Jan 04, 2020 23:36
The National Secular Society (NSS) has written to speaker Lindsay Hoyle asking for a review of the practice of reciting Christian prayers in the UK parliament. It also highlighted a 2019 motion backed by MPs from across the political spectrum that called... read more
Dec 20, 2019 21:18
On January 31, the UK will cease to be an EU member, but in practice it will continue in the EU customs union, the single market and obey EU rules until the end of the transition period ending December 31, 2020. It will no longer be represented in the... read more
Dec 18, 2019 05:40
Members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords take an oath of allegiance to the crown. There is no set list of sacred texts MPs may use. read more
Dec 13, 2019 10:44
The result vindicated Johnson’s gamble on an early vote to break the deadlock in Parliament over Brexit that’s paralyzed the country. read more
Dec 13, 2019 10:27
The election of 15 MPs of Indian extraction is a new record for the 1.5 million-strong community: they include seven each from Conservative and Labour parties; and for the first time, one from the Liberal Democrats. read more
Nov 26, 2019 13:49
The 2017 election saw a record 12 Indian-origin MPs elected (seven Labour and five Conservative), but with the Conservative Party nominating candidates from the community in two of its strongholds, the number is likely to rise to at least 14. read more
Nov 16, 2019 22:24
If Johnson leads the Conservatives to a majority in the 650-member House of Commons, the UK will leave the EU on the next exit date of January 31. If he falls short by 15 or 20 seats, Westminster will be in for another round of Brexit-related blood-... read more
Oct 31, 2019 21:55
The suspension period of six months is the longest ever imposed on any MP in British parliamentary history. read more
Oct 23, 2019 08:17
Johnson, who earlier in the day said he would withdraw the bill if he lost the timetable motion and go for a general election, said after losing that he would “pause” it and discuss with EU leaders the next course of action. read more
Oct 09, 2019 14:42
Vara, who has been an MP since 2005 and held various ministerial roles under the prime ministership of David Cameron and Theresa May, resigned as minister for Northern Ireland in November 2018 to oppose the EU withdrawal agreement reached by May. read more
Oct 04, 2019 17:04
Devolved Parliament more than comfortably surpassed its estimated price tag of 1.5 million to 2 million pounds, with the auctioneer declaring “history being made” at one point. read more
Sep 28, 2019 13:48
Devolved Parliament, in which chimpanzees replace politicians, measures 13 feet (4 m) long, making it the largest known canvas by the secretive British street artist, according to Sotheby’s. read more