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Canada makes Covid vaccines mandatory to all staff in House of Commons
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# Canada

Canada makes Covid vaccines mandatory to all staff in House of Commons

15 minutes ago 423 Views 2 Comments

The new requirement will apply to members of the House and their staff, but also to other workers.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Johnson questioned over £12 billion-a-year tax hike ahead of vote in parliament
# Social Care Costs
# Social Care Costs

Johnson questioned over £12 billion-a-year tax hike ahead of vote in parliament

Sep 8th 2021, 3:42 PM 19,384 Views 21 Comments

Johnson’s controversial plans are being criticised for offering more benefits to wealthy households in southern England.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 18 August, 2021

Johnson says idea UK could have prevented Afghan collapse ‘an illusion’
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

Johnson says idea UK could have prevented Afghan collapse ‘an illusion’

Aug 18th 2021, 1:54 PM 13,194 Views 20 Comments

The UK Prime Minister denied the government was unprepared for the Taliban takeover.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

UK Government announces statute of limitations on Troubles prosecutions, including British Army soldiers
# Troubles
# Troubles

UK Government announces statute of limitations on Troubles prosecutions, including British Army soldiers

Jul 14th 2021, 1:52 PM 38,304 Views 49 Comments

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the proposals are “measured” and “balanced”.

# house-of-commons - Sunday 20 June, 2021

Former UK speaker John Bercow defects to Labour, criticising ‘xenophobic’ Tories
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

Former UK speaker John Bercow defects to Labour, criticising ‘xenophobic’ Tories

Jun 20th 2021, 7:30 AM 25,511 Views 23 Comments

He stepped down as Speaker in 2019.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Ian Paisley Jr criticised for linking IRA activities to Catholicism
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Ian Paisley Jr criticised for linking IRA activities to Catholicism

Jan 27th 2021, 7:01 PM 63,721 Views 104 Comments

The comments were made at the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee earlier today.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

'A new and great future': Britain's EU trade deal clears the Commons
# Brexit
# Brexit

'A new and great future': Britain's EU trade deal clears the Commons

Updated Dec 30th 2020, 4:50 PM 19,191 Views 40 Comments

Britain will leave the European single market and customs union at 11pm tomorrow.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Boris Johnson announces tough new restrictions that could stay in place 'for six months'
# Second Wave
# Second Wave

Boris Johnson announces tough new restrictions that could stay in place 'for six months'

Updated Sep 22nd 2020, 1:35 PM 95,843 Views 45 Comments

Weddings are to be reduced to 15 people and penalties for not wearing face coverings are to be increased.

Former NI Secretary 'regrets' saying she didn't know that nationalists did not vote for unionist parties
# Karen Bradley
# Karen Bradley

Former NI Secretary 'regrets' saying she didn't know that nationalists did not vote for unionist parties

Sep 22nd 2020, 7:09 AM 59,213 Views 50 Comments

Karen Bradley made the comments in September 2018.

# house-of-commons - Monday 14 September, 2020

Boris Johnson's controversial Internal Markets Bill clears first hurdle in House of Commons
# Internal Markets Bill
# Internal Markets Bill

Boris Johnson's controversial Internal Markets Bill clears first hurdle in House of Commons

Updated Sep 14th 2020, 10:49 PM 54,400 Views 65 Comments

Former British prime ministers have all warned against the Internal Markets Bill proposed by Johnson.

Brexit rebellion: David Cameron raises concerns over controversial bill, making a clean sweep of former PMs
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

Brexit rebellion: David Cameron raises concerns over controversial bill, making a clean sweep of former PMs

Updated Sep 14th 2020, 8:53 AM 44,590 Views 46 Comments

Former attorney general Geoffrey Cox has also described it as ‘unconscionable’

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Abortion guidelines for Northern Ireland approved by MPs in House of Commons
# Abortion
# Abortion

Abortion guidelines for Northern Ireland approved by MPs in House of Commons

Jun 17th 2020, 8:13 PM 7,969 Views 24 Comments

Abortion is now legal in all circumstances in Northern Ireland in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

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

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

Jun 2nd 2020, 10:25 PM 24,443 Views 13 Comments

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

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Boris Johnson returns to PMQ dispatch box, warning MPs against comparing UK death toll internationally
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

Boris Johnson returns to PMQ dispatch box, warning MPs against comparing UK death toll internationally

May 6th 2020, 1:26 PM 30,161 Views 66 Comments

It was revealed that the UK has the highest death toll in Europe, surpassing Spain and Italy.

# house-of-commons - Friday 17 January, 2020

'Big Ben must bong for Brexit' GoFundMe page tops £160,000 but it could all be in vain
# Bong Bong Bong
# Bong Bong Bong

'Big Ben must bong for Brexit' GoFundMe page tops £160,000 but it could all be in vain

Jan 17th 2020, 12:34 PM 24,580 Views 48 Comments

The House of Commons Commission said it would be an “unprecedented approach” to fund the cost through public donation.

# house-of-commons - Friday 10 January, 2020

'It's heartbreaking': Concern for students amid fears UK will pull out of Erasmus programme post-Brexit
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

'It's heartbreaking': Concern for students amid fears UK will pull out of Erasmus programme post-Brexit

Jan 10th 2020, 12:05 AM 22,074 Views 27 Comments

Thousands of students from all over Europe, including the Republic of Ireland, go to the UK as part of the programme each year, and vice versa.

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

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

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

Jan 9th 2020, 5:43 PM 15,784 Views 28 Comments

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

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Johnson's Brexit Bill expected to sail through House of Commons as MPs return post-Christmas
# Trade Deal
# Trade Deal

Johnson's Brexit Bill expected to sail through House of Commons as MPs return post-Christmas

Jan 7th 2020, 6:45 AM 7,860 Views 10 Comments

Boris Johnson does not want the Brexit transition period extended beyond December 2020, but Ireland and Europe have said this may not be realistic.

# house-of-commons - Friday 20 December, 2019

'Go raibh maith agat': New Alliance MP makes first remarks to the House of Commons in Irish
# As Gaeilge
# As Gaeilge

'Go raibh maith agat': New Alliance MP makes first remarks to the House of Commons in Irish

Dec 20th 2019, 4:24 PM 41,323 Views 43 Comments

Stephen Farry said he wanted to “reflect the shared heritage of the language across all the traditions in Northern Ireland”.

Changed utterly: Boris Johnson's big majority sees Brexit bill sail through Commons by 124 votes
# Withdrawal Agreement
# Withdrawal Agreement

Changed utterly: Boris Johnson's big majority sees Brexit bill sail through Commons by 124 votes

Updated Dec 20th 2019, 2:31 PM 35,724 Views 54 Comments

The House of Commons now breaks for Christmas with Brexit on course for 31 January.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

'You ain't seen nothing yet': Johnson vows to work 'flat out' to deliver election promises
# Tory Victory
# Tory Victory

'You ain't seen nothing yet': Johnson vows to work 'flat out' to deliver election promises

Dec 17th 2019, 11:37 AM 9,305 Views 31 Comments

The prime minister has addressed the first meeting of Cabinet since last week’s election.

# house-of-commons - Friday 13 December, 2019

'Let's get Brexit done, but first let's get breakfast done': Johnson says he's humbled by resounding win
# UK Politics
# UK Politics

'Let's get Brexit done, but first let's get breakfast done': Johnson says he's humbled by resounding win

Dec 13th 2019, 8:23 AM 14,115 Views 16 Comments

Johnson said he was “humbled” by the support of former Labour voters.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 12 December, 2019

UK exit poll: Conservatives set for huge majority and mandate for Brexit
# Uk Election 19
# Uk Election 19

UK exit poll: Conservatives set for huge majority and mandate for Brexit

Updated Dec 12th 2019, 11:36 PM 64,681 Views 189 Comments

Tonight’s exit poll was released seconds after the polls closed at 10 pm.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 7 November, 2019

The North's only independent MP is standing down - get set for a potentially nasty battle for her seat
# Sylvia Hermon
# Sylvia Hermon

The North's only independent MP is standing down - get set for a potentially nasty battle for her seat

Nov 7th 2019, 9:12 AM 19,030 Views 21 Comments

Independent unionist Lady Sylvia Hermon is standing down as an MP.

# house-of-commons - Monday 4 November, 2019

Lindsay Hoyle to replace Bercow as new Speaker of the House of Commons
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

Lindsay Hoyle to replace Bercow as new Speaker of the House of Commons

Nov 4th 2019, 8:36 PM 25,520 Views 21 Comments

Bercow announced his resignation from the role in September.

UK MPs are set to vote on John Bercow's successor as Speaker - here's how the process works
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

UK MPs are set to vote on John Bercow's successor as Speaker - here's how the process works

Nov 4th 2019, 7:34 AM 12,396 Views 20 Comments

Labour’s Lindsay Hoyle and Harriet Harman are among the favourites to take on the role of Speaker.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Last Orderrrrs: John Bercow's tenure as Speaker comes to an end today - here's why he's been such a controversial figure
# Bercowing Out
# Bercowing Out

Last Orderrrrs: John Bercow's tenure as Speaker comes to an end today - here's why he's been such a controversial figure

Oct 31st 2019, 11:33 AM 30,920 Views 33 Comments

Here a look back at the career of one of Westminster’s most divisive politicians.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Boris Johnson will try again today to get MPs to back an early December election
# Here We Go Again
# Here We Go Again

Boris Johnson will try again today to get MPs to back an early December election

Oct 29th 2019, 7:15 AM 8,177 Views 18 Comments

Johnson failed in his bid last night to get enough MPs to trigger a poll in December.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Boris Johnson will ask MPs to back 12 December election if EU agrees to Brexit extension
# Brexit
# Brexit

Boris Johnson will ask MPs to back 12 December election if EU agrees to Brexit extension

Oct 24th 2019, 5:19 PM 33,588 Views 61 Comments

This comes as the EU is expected to formally announce its decision on an extension tomorrow.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

'Brexit is in purgatory': UK front pages react to last night's House of Commons votes
# Front Pages
# Front Pages

'Brexit is in purgatory': UK front pages react to last night's House of Commons votes

Oct 23rd 2019, 7:10 AM 27,867 Views 17 Comments

The EU will now consider what kind of extension to offer the UK.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

What was tonight's crucial Brexit vote all about, and what happens now?
# Brexplainer
# Brexplainer

What was tonight's crucial Brexit vote all about, and what happens now?

Oct 22nd 2019, 10:00 PM 27,033 Views 31 Comments

Let’s untangle the confusing jumble of Brexit legislation, amendments and Commons votes.

'I hope I don't follow the fate of Michael Collins': Veteran Tory MP namechecks Irish leader in Commons debate
# The Big Fella
# The Big Fella

'I hope I don't follow the fate of Michael Collins': Veteran Tory MP namechecks Irish leader in Commons debate

Oct 22nd 2019, 7:06 PM 31,662 Views 39 Comments

MP Owen Paterson quoted Collins’ speech during the December 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty debates in the Dáil.

Johnson threatens to pull Brexit deal and call general election if MPs don't back his plans
# Another Late Night
# Another Late Night

Johnson threatens to pull Brexit deal and call general election if MPs don't back his plans

Updated Oct 22nd 2019, 4:09 PM 18,782 Views 33 Comments

Two crucial votes this evening will determine whether Brexit is possible before 31 October.

Crunch time for Johnson as he tries to push through Brexit bill in three days
# Brexit
# Brexit

Crunch time for Johnson as he tries to push through Brexit bill in three days

Oct 22nd 2019, 7:28 AM 12,244 Views 16 Comments

He faces the first hurdle this evening when MPs vote on the timetable for the bill’s passage through the parliament.

# house-of-commons - Monday 21 October, 2019

House of Commons speaker under pressure to allow 'meaningful vote' on Brexit deal today
# Brexit
# Brexit

House of Commons speaker under pressure to allow 'meaningful vote' on Brexit deal today

Oct 21st 2019, 10:57 AM 28,818 Views 38 Comments

John Bercow could block the attempt to allow MPs to debate on Monday because of parliamentary rules.

Another showdown for Johnson in the Commons as Labour plots to hijack PM's plans
# Crucial Vote
# Crucial Vote

Another showdown for Johnson in the Commons as Labour plots to hijack PM's plans

Oct 21st 2019, 6:57 AM 18,766 Views 11 Comments

The prime minister believes he has the numbers to push his withdrawal agreement through parliament.

# house-of-commons - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Johnson sends Tusk letter seeking extension - along with another one saying further delay would be a mistake
# Forced Hand
# Forced Hand

Johnson sends Tusk letter seeking extension - along with another one saying further delay would be a mistake

Oct 19th 2019, 10:20 PM 177,457 Views 152 Comments

Johnson’s plans to pass a Meaningful Vote on his deal today have been scuppered.

As it happened: Defeat for Johnson as MPs force him to seek Brexit extension
Live Oct 19th 2019, 7:00 PM

As it happened: Defeat for Johnson as MPs force him to seek Brexit extension

Cries of 'shame' from MPs as Brexit secretary invokes memory of Mo Mowlam in Commons debate
# Brexit
# Brexit

Cries of 'shame' from MPs as Brexit secretary invokes memory of Mo Mowlam in Commons debate

Oct 19th 2019, 1:17 PM 35,291 Views 15 Comments

One senior Labour MP described the tactic as “deeply offensive”.

'This is a momentous occasion': Boris Johnson urges MPs to back his deal ahead of knife-edge vote
# Super Saturday
# Super Saturday

'This is a momentous occasion': Boris Johnson urges MPs to back his deal ahead of knife-edge vote

Oct 19th 2019, 11:29 AM 13,947 Views 9 Comments

Hardline Brexiteers in the ERG have indicated they intend to back the Brexit deal.

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