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# house-of-commons - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

'This is British direct rule' says SDLP leader, as Westminster passes North budget
# Budget
# Budget

'This is British direct rule' says SDLP leader, as Westminster passes North budget

Nov 14th 2017, 10:27 AM 11,982 Views 118 Comments

The Northern Ireland Budget Bill passed through the House of Commons yesterday.

# house-of-commons - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Scottish junior minister resigns over 'inappropriate behaviour'
# Mark McDonald
# Mark McDonald

Scottish junior minister resigns over 'inappropriate behaviour'

Nov 5th 2017, 10:09 AM 18,814 Views 42 Comments

Last week, the UK’s defence secretary resigned following accusations of inappropriate behaviour against two journalists.

# house-of-commons - Monday 30 October, 2017

House of Commons speaker condemns 'disturbing' allegations of culture of sexual harassment at Westminster
# United Kingdom
# United Kingdom

House of Commons speaker condemns 'disturbing' allegations of culture of sexual harassment at Westminster

Oct 30th 2017, 7:41 PM 14,856 Views 41 Comments

Theresa May has ordered an investigation into the behaviour of one minister.

# house-of-commons - Friday 27 October, 2017

Theresa May wants to honour the first woman elected to House of Commons - republican Countess Markievicz
# Yaaasss Queen
# Yaaasss Queen

Theresa May wants to honour the first woman elected to House of Commons - republican Countess Markievicz

Oct 27th 2017, 12:15 AM 58,739 Views 80 Comments

Following querying from TheJournal.ie, it is unclear whether the Prime Minister was aware of who she would be celebrating when making the announcement this week.

# house-of-commons - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Irish government 'monitoring situation carefully' after UK Parliament cyber attack
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

Irish government 'monitoring situation carefully' after UK Parliament cyber attack

Jun 25th 2017, 2:40 PM 7,851 Views 16 Comments

Yesterday the House of Commons said it had discovered unauthorised attempts to access parliamentary user email accounts.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

The House of Commons has voted by 522 to 13 to hold a general election on 8 June
# Landslide
# Landslide

The House of Commons has voted by 522 to 13 to hold a general election on 8 June

Apr 19th 2017, 3:37 PM 10,937 Views 48 Comments

Theresa May stunned the country yesterday when she announced her plan for an early vote.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Britain's Foreign Office Minister tried to save London police officer
# Westminster Attack
# Westminster Attack

Britain's Foreign Office Minister tried to save London police officer

Mar 22nd 2017, 6:32 PM 56,220 Views 56 Comments

Tory MP Tobias Ellwood has previously served in the British Army.

As it happened: Four people, including police officer, killed in London attack
Live Mar 22nd 2017, 6:08 PM

As it happened: Four people, including police officer, killed in London attack

# house-of-commons - Monday 6 February, 2017

Watch: Donald Trump will NOT be allowed address the British Parliament, speaker says
# Trump Dumped
# Trump Dumped

Watch: Donald Trump will NOT be allowed address the British Parliament, speaker says

Feb 6th 2017, 6:44 PM 15,753 Views 38 Comments

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow said his resolve had hardened since the introduction of Trump’s infamous travel ban.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

'A jaw-dropping gaffe': Jeremy Corbyn thinks PSNI man died in shooting incident
# What's That Now?
# What's That Now?

'A jaw-dropping gaffe': Jeremy Corbyn thinks PSNI man died in shooting incident

Jan 25th 2017, 10:05 PM 23,343 Views 33 Comments

The officer sustained three shots to the arm in the attack and is alive and recovering.

# house-of-commons - Monday 26 December, 2016

A copy of this painting from the House of Commons now hangs in Leinster House
# State Art
# State Art

A copy of this painting from the House of Commons now hangs in Leinster House

Dec 26th 2016, 1:00 PM 10,225 Views 11 Comments

It was painted in 1914 when the Home Rule Act became law.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 8 December, 2016

'I'm not a victim, I'm a survivor': MP gives powerful speech about being raped at 14
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

'I'm not a victim, I'm a survivor': MP gives powerful speech about being raped at 14

Dec 8th 2016, 9:57 PM 19,660 Views 15 Comments

A number of MPs were moved to tears when Michelle Thomson recalled the ordeal.

# house-of-commons - Monday 20 June, 2016

"We've lost one of our very best" - UK parliament reconvenes to honour Jo Cox
# Tributes
# Tributes

"We've lost one of our very best" - UK parliament reconvenes to honour Jo Cox

Jun 20th 2016, 4:49 PM 11,802 Views 79 Comments

The House of Commons was recalled especially to honour the Labour MP, who was murdered in her constituency last week.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 19 May, 2016

Canadian prime minister apologises for elbowing opposition MP
# Sorry
# Sorry

Canadian prime minister apologises for elbowing opposition MP

May 19th 2016, 6:55 PM 18,989 Views 28 Comments

There was a heated exchange between Trudeau and leader of the New Democratic Party.

# house-of-commons - Friday 25 September, 2015

Mike Dean is 3,000 signatures away from being a potential House of Commons debate
# TOO FAR
From The42
# TOO FAR

Mike Dean is 3,000 signatures away from being a potential House of Commons debate

Sep 25th 2015, 1:58 PM 7,756 Views 11 Comments

Over 97,000 fans and counting have signed the petition to stop Mike Dean from officiating an Arsenal game in future.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

Corbyn silences rowdy House of Commons by reading questions from the public
# Labour's Way
# Labour's Way

Corbyn silences rowdy House of Commons by reading questions from the public

Sep 16th 2015, 9:52 PM 19,303 Views 72 Comments

The new Labour party leader said he and his team sifted through 40,000 questions from members of the public and he put some to the Prime Minister today.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

BBC apologises after saying deaf MP was asleep in middle of debate
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

BBC apologises after saying deaf MP was asleep in middle of debate

Sep 15th 2015, 11:32 AM 42,854 Views 31 Comments

The image was shared widely on social media.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Terminally ill welfare claimants are being asked when they think they're going to die
# Life Expectancy
# Life Expectancy

Terminally ill welfare claimants are being asked when they think they're going to die

Jul 7th 2015, 9:09 PM 24,595 Views 35 Comments

The claims have been made by English Labour MP Frank Field.

# house-of-commons - Monday 8 December, 2014

MP says sorry for playing Candy Crush during committee meeting
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

MP says sorry for playing Candy Crush during committee meeting

Dec 8th 2014, 7:42 PM 9,039 Views 21 Comments

And there will be an investigation – but not against Nigel Mills.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 30 October, 2014

British MP makes bizarre claim that Mario Balotelli was at the House of Commons this morning
# Doppelganger
From The42
# Doppelganger

British MP makes bizarre claim that Mario Balotelli was at the House of Commons this morning

Oct 30th 2014, 2:06 PM 5,591 Views 4 Comments

Italian was allegedly mistaken for a ’55 year-old dancer’.

# house-of-commons - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Sep 27th 2014, 12:07 AM 11,510 Views 2 Comments

Everybody’s talking about Enda Kenny’s ‘McNulty-gate’ apology, Helen O’Driscoll, and new bank bailout developments.

# house-of-commons - Friday 26 September, 2014

British and Belgian politicians vote to join air strikes on Islamic State
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

British and Belgian politicians vote to join air strikes on Islamic State

Sep 26th 2014, 11:45 PM 10,487 Views 173 Comments

Speaking today, David Cameron told MPs “there is no more serious issue than asking our armed forces to put themselves in harm’s way to protect our country”.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

"Ich bin ein Palestinian" - UK MP faces storm for saying he would fire Gaza rockets
# The War At Home
# The War At Home

"Ich bin ein Palestinian" - UK MP faces storm for saying he would fire Gaza rockets

Jul 23rd 2014, 9:31 AM 11,789 Views 198 Comments

David Ward is facing disciplinary action from his Liberal Democrat party.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

On this day in 1974 the IRA bombed the Houses of Parliament in London
# Past
# Past

On this day in 1974 the IRA bombed the Houses of Parliament in London

Jun 17th 2014, 7:00 AM 11,763 Views 176 Comments

During the year, 1974, there was an extensive number of bombings carried out in the UK by the IRA.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

'A closeness and warmth that once seemed unachieveble': Higgins' address to Westminster
# Historic First
# Historic First

'A closeness and warmth that once seemed unachieveble': Higgins' address to Westminster

Apr 8th 2014, 5:35 PM 17,290 Views 129 Comments

In a speech to both Houses of Parliament, the President told members that Ireland and the UK “now look at each other through trusting eyes of mutual respect and shared commitments”.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Guardian editor defends publication of NSA leaks in the face of tough questioning
# The Guardian
# The Guardian

Guardian editor defends publication of NSA leaks in the face of tough questioning

Dec 3rd 2013, 5:03 PM 5,770 Views 17 Comments

Alan Rusbridger said he was “surprised” when committee chairman Keith Vaz asked him: “Do you love this country?”

# house-of-commons - Monday 28 October, 2013

UK officials face questions over multinational tax affairs
# Tax
# Tax

UK officials face questions over multinational tax affairs

Oct 28th 2013, 4:07 PM 5,327 Views 6 Comments

The Commons’ Public Accounts Committee is said to be skeptical about Google’s explanations of UK ad sales booked through Ireland.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 17 October, 2013

DUP MP says republican "fixed committee" existed to deal with sex abuse claims
# Gregory Campbell
# Gregory Campbell

DUP MP says republican "fixed committee" existed to deal with sex abuse claims

Oct 17th 2013, 9:33 AM 5,358 Views 59 Comments

Gregory Campbell MP made the allegation in the House of Commons yesterday.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

House of Commons Deputy Speaker charged with rape and sexual assault
# Rape
# Rape

House of Commons Deputy Speaker charged with rape and sexual assault

Sep 10th 2013, 10:14 PM 11,495 Views 0 Comments

Nigel Evans MP has been charged with two counts of indecent assault, five counts of sexual assault and one count of rape. The charges related to seven alleged male victims.

Is this the end? British PM David Cameron debuts his glasses
# Deja Vu
# Deja Vu

Is this the end? British PM David Cameron debuts his glasses

Sep 10th 2013, 9:45 PM 12,928 Views 17 Comments

It’s seen as a big deal in Britain.

# house-of-commons - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Politicians' places of work: what happens around the world?
# Dáil Bar
# Dáil Bar

Politicians' places of work: what happens around the world?

Sep 7th 2013, 8:30 AM 7,484 Views 38 Comments

TDs and senators may have spent six figures in Leinster House bars last year, but how do their perks compare with those of their international counterparts?

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Over 300,000 attempts to access porn in the British parliament
# Parliamentary Porn
# Parliamentary Porn

Over 300,000 attempts to access porn in the British parliament

Sep 4th 2013, 8:59 AM 8,381 Views 39 Comments

Figures obtained by the Huffington Post show that there were thousands of requests for pornographich websites in the Houses of Parliament in the last year.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 29 August, 2013

Shock result as David Cameron loses vote on Syria intervention
# Unexpected
# Unexpected

Shock result as David Cameron loses vote on Syria intervention

Aug 29th 2013, 11:09 PM 16,260 Views 278 Comments

MPs voted against a government motion to support a military attack in Syria – and David Cameron says he will respect their decision.

# house-of-commons - Monday 10 June, 2013

British minister says report of UK access to US data is 'baseless'
# Surveillance
# Surveillance

British minister says report of UK access to US data is 'baseless'

Jun 10th 2013, 4:59 PM 3,297 Views 12 Comments

William Hague says any proposals by British intelligence agencies to intercept data needs the approval of ministers.

# house-of-commons - Monday 3 June, 2013

British government vows new lobbying law after scandal
# Lobbying
# Lobbying

British government vows new lobbying law after scandal

Jun 3rd 2013, 6:37 PM 7,800 Views 16 Comments

New laws to regulate lobbying have today been promised in the UK, after four politicians were filmed by undercover reporters offering to push lobbyists’ agendas in parliament in exchange for cash.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Cameron needs opposition's help as gay marriage vote is passed
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

Cameron needs opposition's help as gay marriage vote is passed

May 21st 2013, 8:43 PM 8,206 Views 50 Comments

The House of Commons has held its last vote on gay marriage in England and Wales, amid a Conservative revolt.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

VIDEO: NZ House of Reps sings Maori love song after gay marriage vote
# Pokarekare Ana
# Pokarekare Ana

VIDEO: NZ House of Reps sings Maori love song after gay marriage vote

Apr 17th 2013, 3:47 PM 10,688 Views 54 Comments

Warning: possible tearjerker.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Videos: Thatcher praised and criticised in Commons debate
# Thatcher
# Thatcher

Videos: Thatcher praised and criticised in Commons debate

Apr 10th 2013, 7:57 PM 6,578 Views 112 Comments

MPs paid tribute to the late Prime Minister in a special Commons and Lords debate today.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

UK to slash corporation tax rate and offer tax credits for fracking
# British Budget
# British Budget

UK to slash corporation tax rate and offer tax credits for fracking

Mar 20th 2013, 1:54 PM 8,511 Views 43 Comments

George Osborne has halved his projections for economic growth for Britain this year, and offers a new mortgage stimulus.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Poll: Should Ireland legalise same-sex marriage?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland legalise same-sex marriage?

Feb 6th 2013, 9:28 AM 37,972 Views 434 Comments

Last night MPs voted for a draft law to legalise same-sex marriage in England and Wales. Should Ireland follow suit?