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# House Of Commons

This month
September 2023
Annie Mac tells UK govt that women have to fight for their right to safety in music industry
The Dublin-born DJ, broadcaster and writer told of her experience in the music industry to the House of Commons’ Women and Equalities Committee.
MI5 warned Tories that MP candidates could be Chinese spies
The claims will fuel debates about the UK’s relationship with China following the arrest of the staffer under the Official Secrets Act.
This year
MPs approve report that found Boris Johnson lied to the UK Parliament over partygate
The report was approved by MPs by 354 votes to seven.
Third by-election on the way for Tories as second Boris Johnson ally quits
Nigel Adams’ resignation follows Boris Johnson’s dramatic decision to stand down from the Commons in a row over MPs’ partygate probe.
Johnson rejects criticism as 'complete nonsense' at committee over Partygate
‘If anyone thinks I was partying during lockdown, they are completely wrong,’ said Johnson.
Boris Johnson tops list of UK MPs with biggest outside earnings
The former UK prime minister has earned £2.3 million (€2.6 mil) since leaving office, making him the highest-earning MP in the past year.
Brexiteer MP Andrew Bridgen stripped of Tory whip for comparing vaccines to Holocaust
Fellow Tories as well as Holocaust remembrance groups have slammed Bridgen’s remarks on Covid-19 vaccines.
Last year
Abortion services ‘will be commissioned in Northern Ireland’, UK minister tells MPs
A Labour MP urged the UK Government to act, warning that for three years ‘abortion might be legal, it is not accessible’.
Truss's morning on the brink amid Braverman resignation and chaos in the House of Commons
There were mounting calls for the Prime Minister to step down, before did at lunchtime today.
Liz Truss says she is 'sorry' for mistakes after gruelling day in British politics
Jeremy Hunt earlier rolled back almost all of the tax measures within the UK Government’s mini-budget.
UK Labour leader offers condolences to Creeslough families on second day of funerals
Starmer said that Donegal is a special place for his family
Opinion: Boris has left his party with a tough choice - a leader to the right or hard right
Peter Flanagan says the new leader of Britain will be decided by a small number of people and the choice isn’t great.
Brian Rowan: Boris Johnson's damage to Northern Ireland cannot be easily repaired
The former BBC correspondent says the soon-to-be ex-PM has left in Northern Irish politics in chaos.
'Utterly shameful' Troubles legacy legislation clears the House of Commons
MPs voted 282 to 217 to give the Northern Ireland Troubles Bill a third reading.
Westminster pushes forward with NI Protocol Bill after lengthy debate
MPs voted 295 to 221 to give the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill a second reading, clearing the way for more detailed scrutiny in the coming weeks.
British MPs under investigation could be barred from Parliament as Tory accused of rape
Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle said discussions are ongoing to decide on the matter.
‘Take John Hume’s name out of your mouth’: DUP MP invokes civil rights leader in Protocol debate
The House of Commons clash has since moved to the online realm.
Tory MP who resigned after watching porn in House of Commons won't rule out running in by-election
Neil Parish is considering using his support in the farming community to stand as an independent candidate.
Tory MP Neil Parish suspended pending investigation into House of Commons pornography claim
Senior Conservative colleagues had decried reports of the incident as “shameful”.
Pornography in Commons ‘unacceptable’, Johnson says as Tory faces investigation
Boris Johnson said the claims against the unnamed MP, if proven, would be ‘clearly totally unacceptable’.
Probe into claims Tory MP watched pornography in Commons chamber
The Conservative chief whip is looking into the ‘wholly unacceptable’ allegations.
British MPs vote to continue at-home abortion services in England
MPs supported retaining the service by 215 votes to 188, following a free vote.
Zelenskyy invokes Churchill in Commons address, telling MPs Ukraine 'will fight to the end'
The Ukrainian president invoked Churchill’s “fight them on the beaches” speech and one of Shakespeare’s most famous quotes.
'Serial liar': John Bercow banned from having Parliamentary pass after bullying claims upheld
Bercow called the investigation a “travesty of justice”.
'Shaggy dog' jibe made about efforts to save Boris Johnson's leadership sparks confusion in the Commons
‘Operation Big Dog’ has been the name coined for the operation to keep Prime Minister Boris Johnson in post.
All time
Sleaze, dairy lobbying, and Tory MPs: What is the Owen Paterson controversy about?
The former NI Secretary resigned this week, in what has become a huge controversy for Boris Johnson.
Former NI Secretary resigns as MP amid row over alleged lobbying breaches
It comes after Boris Johnson U-turned on plans to prevent the former minister’s Commons ban for lobbying.
Tories accused of ‘wallowing in sleaze’ as MP Owen Paterson spared suspension over lobbying
Conservative MPs backed a plan to consider reviewing Owen Paterson’s case and tear up the Commons disciplinary process.
Face coverings now mandatory for everyone in House of Commons - except MPs
Commons authorities said it couldn’t compel MPs to wear masks as they are not deemed to be Parliament employees.
Canada makes Covid vaccines mandatory to all staff in House of Commons
The new requirement will apply to members of the House and their staff, but also to other workers.
Johnson questioned over £12 billion-a-year tax hike ahead of vote in parliament
Johnson’s controversial plans are being criticised for offering more benefits to wealthy households in southern England.
Johnson says idea UK could have prevented Afghan collapse ‘an illusion’
The UK Prime Minister denied the government was unprepared for the Taliban takeover.
UK Government announces statute of limitations on Troubles prosecutions, including British Army soldiers
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the proposals are “measured” and “balanced”.
Former UK speaker John Bercow defects to Labour, criticising ‘xenophobic’ Tories
He stepped down as Speaker in 2019.
Ian Paisley Jr criticised for linking IRA activities to Catholicism
The comments were made at the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee earlier today.
'A new and great future': Britain's EU trade deal clears the Commons
Britain will leave the European single market and customs union at 11pm tomorrow.
Boris Johnson announces tough new restrictions that could stay in place 'for six months'
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 made the comments in September 2018.
Boris Johnson's controversial Internal Markets Bill clears first hurdle in House of Commons
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
Former attorney general Geoffrey Cox has also described it as ‘unconscionable’