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# 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 30,925 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 8,182 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 33,590 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 27,889 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 27,043 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 31,695 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 18,784 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 12,247 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 28,822 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 18,770 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 177,469 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 35,296 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 13,952 Views 9 Comments

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

Extension amendment threatens to scupper Johnson's hopes of 31 October exit
# Letwin Amendment
# Letwin Amendment

Extension amendment threatens to scupper Johnson's hopes of 31 October exit

Oct 19th 2019, 8:29 AM 17,519 Views 20 Comments

The Letwin amendment could prove a major barrier to Boris Johnson’s plan to leave the EU on 31 October.

There are three main differences between Theresa May's Brexit deal and Boris Johnson's one
# Brexit
# Brexit

There are three main differences between Theresa May's Brexit deal and Boris Johnson's one

Oct 19th 2019, 8:00 AM 43,592 Views 7 Comments

Boris Johnson has been bullish about the UK leaving the EU on 31 October – will these changes help him?

# house-of-commons - Friday 18 October, 2019

Poll: Will Boris Johnson's Brexit deal pass in the House of Commons?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will Boris Johnson's Brexit deal pass in the House of Commons?

Oct 18th 2019, 9:24 AM 40,384 Views 69 Comments

All eyes are on the DUP ahead of tomorrow’s vote.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

The Queen has approved another suspension of the UK's parliament
# Prorogued
# Prorogued

The Queen has approved another suspension of the UK's parliament

Oct 8th 2019, 5:21 PM 49,015 Views 22 Comments

House of Commons business will be suspended until next Monday.

# house-of-commons - Saturday 14 September, 2019

A look back at John Bercow - a divisive figure who embodies the Brexit-era politician
# House Speaker
# House Speaker

A look back at John Bercow - a divisive figure who embodies the Brexit-era politician

Sep 14th 2019, 10:00 PM 28,558 Views 26 Comments

From “Order! Order” to “Division! Clear the Lobby!” here’s a look back at the colourful House Speaker.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

'Shame on you': Chaos in House of Commons as MPs attempt to block suspension of parliament
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

'Shame on you': Chaos in House of Commons as MPs attempt to block suspension of parliament

Sep 10th 2019, 7:06 AM 49,240 Views 28 Comments

The five-week suspension of parliament began in the early hours of this morning.

# house-of-commons - Monday 9 September, 2019

MPs vote to force UK government to disclose no-deal planning and prorogation communications
# Operation Yellowhammer
# Operation Yellowhammer

MPs vote to force UK government to disclose no-deal planning and prorogation communications

Sep 9th 2019, 7:57 PM 19,005 Views 20 Comments

In a vote this evening, the motion was passed 311 votes to 302.

As it happened: No breakthroughs as Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar met in Dublin
Live Sep 9th 2019, 6:00 PM

As it happened: No breakthroughs as Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar met in Dublin

What happens during a prorogation ceremony?
# MONTH OFF
# MONTH OFF

What happens during a prorogation ceremony?

Sep 9th 2019, 5:44 PM 19,143 Views 15 Comments

The UK parliament is set to be suspended, but not before a formal ceremony.

# house-of-commons - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Boiled heads and chlorinated chickens: Standout quotes from an epically odd week on Planet Brexit
# Increasingly Strange
# Increasingly Strange

Boiled heads and chlorinated chickens: Standout quotes from an epically odd week on Planet Brexit

Sep 7th 2019, 8:00 PM 15,353 Views 11 Comments

That escalated quickly.

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 11,894 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.

# house-of-commons - Friday 6 September, 2019

House of Lords approves bill to seek three-month Brexit extension
# Snap Election
# Snap Election

House of Lords approves bill to seek three-month Brexit extension

Updated Sep 6th 2019, 3:50 PM 45,365 Views 47 Comments

The legislation would ensure Britain does not crash out of the European Union if an agreement cannot be reached by 19 October.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Boris Johnson's brother just announced he's quitting as an MP and minister
# Jo Johnson
# Jo Johnson

Boris Johnson's brother just announced he's quitting as an MP and minister

Sep 5th 2019, 11:34 AM 48,514 Views 39 Comments

“In recent weeks I’ve been torn between family loyalty and the national interest,” he said.

Bill to delay Brexit will pass through House of Lords tomorrow. What then?
# GE19
# GE19

Bill to delay Brexit will pass through House of Lords tomorrow. What then?

Sep 5th 2019, 8:42 AM 26,090 Views 62 Comments

There are 56 days until the current Brexit deadline.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

MPs reject Boris Johnson’s motion to hold general election on 15 October
# Brexit
# Brexit

MPs reject Boris Johnson’s motion to hold general election on 15 October

Updated Sep 4th 2019, 10:17 PM 92,182 Views 78 Comments

Members of Parliament earlier voted to delay Brexit in a bid to stop Britain leaving the EU without a deal.

As it happened: No early election as MPs vote to delay Brexit
Live Sep 4th 2019, 9:50 PM

As it happened: No early election as MPs vote to delay Brexit

A swear word and clapping in the Commons: Boris Johnson's first PMQs were an explosive affair
# Ah Here Here
# Ah Here Here

A swear word and clapping in the Commons: Boris Johnson's first PMQs were an explosive affair

Sep 4th 2019, 3:19 PM 36,529 Views 24 Comments

The usually smooth talker stumbled through his answers and let some things slip through this afternoon.

Another Brexistential crisis: So what happens now?
# Benn Bill
# Benn Bill

Another Brexistential crisis: So what happens now?

Sep 4th 2019, 6:45 AM 69,755 Views 82 Comments

Boris Johnson’s first Commons defeat as Prime Minister raises more questions on the long and winding Brexit road.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

MPs vote to take control of Parliament in effort to avoid no-deal Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

MPs vote to take control of Parliament in effort to avoid no-deal Brexit

Updated Sep 3rd 2019, 10:30 PM 67,140 Views 104 Comments

The motion was passed by 328 ayes to 301 noes.

As It Happened: Boris Johnson loses his majority as he addresses MPs for second time as PM
Live Sep 3rd 2019, 6:00 PM

As It Happened: Boris Johnson loses his majority as he addresses MPs for second time as PM

Boris Johnson will meet Leo Varadkar for talks on Monday
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Boris Johnson will meet Leo Varadkar for talks on Monday

Sep 3rd 2019, 3:57 PM 12,294 Views 30 Comments

The British Prime Minister confirmed the meeting in the House of Commons today.

Boris Johnson to seek 14 October general election if MPs vote to block no-deal Brexit today
# Snap Election
# Snap Election

Boris Johnson to seek 14 October general election if MPs vote to block no-deal Brexit today

Sep 3rd 2019, 7:28 AM 18,605 Views 49 Comments

Johnson met with ministers and ruled out another Brexit extension last night.

The House of Commons returns today - what's Boris got planned?
# Playing House
# Playing House

The House of Commons returns today - what's Boris got planned?

Sep 3rd 2019, 6:05 AM 7,401 Views 2 Comments

Rumours of a general election to be held on 17 October engulfed the British political sphere yesterday – so what’s the PM up to?

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

The Queen has approved the suspension of parliament ahead of the Brexit deadline
# Prorogued
# Prorogued

The Queen has approved the suspension of parliament ahead of the Brexit deadline

Updated Aug 28th 2019, 5:35 PM 92,634 Views 217 Comments

Boris Johnson’s move has been met with outrage by opposition parties, and a court challenge is being brought forward.

# house-of-commons - Saturday 17 August, 2019

Circle the date ... Here's why 9 September is set to be a red letter Brexit day in Westminster
# All Kicking Off
# All Kicking Off

Circle the date ... Here's why 9 September is set to be a red letter Brexit day in Westminster

Aug 17th 2019, 9:30 AM 55,319 Views 41 Comments

It’s all set to kick off again in the Commons from the start of next month – here are the key dates.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 25 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 25th 2019, 11:09 AM 67,762 Views 53 Comments

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