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# house-of-lords - Thursday 29 July, 2021

UK and EU have 'fundamentally flawed' approach to NI protocol impasse – Lords
# House Of Lords
# House Of Lords

UK and EU have 'fundamentally flawed' approach to NI protocol impasse – Lords

Jul 29th 2021, 6:00 AM 15,691 Views 17 Comments

The House of Lords committee said that Northern Ireland risks becoming a “permanent casualty” of Brexit.

# house-of-lords - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

UK government vows to press on with Brexit bill despite Lords defeat
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK government vows to press on with Brexit bill despite Lords defeat

Nov 10th 2020, 7:42 AM 25,699 Views 24 Comments

Minister Simon Coveney told BBC2’s Newsnight the UK government’s stance had “undermined trust”.

# house-of-lords - Monday 9 November, 2020

Following criticism, former UUP deputy leader deletes 'appalling' tweet about Kamala Harris
# VP Elect
# VP Elect

Following criticism, former UUP deputy leader deletes 'appalling' tweet about Kamala Harris

Updated Nov 9th 2020, 7:43 PM 131,783 Views 78 Comments

John Taylor referred to Kamala Harris without using her name, and solely as “the Indian”. He later deleted the tweet.

# house-of-lords - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

UK government suffered 'biggest political defeat' in House of Lords over Brexit bill, TDs are told
# Peers
# Peers

UK government suffered 'biggest political defeat' in House of Lords over Brexit bill, TDs are told

Oct 21st 2020, 5:14 PM 30,302 Views 17 Comments

Members of the UK’s House of Lords addressed an Oireachtas Committee about the Internal Market Bill.

# house-of-lords - Monday 1 June, 2020

Further clarity needed on NI business and trade in UK's protocol plan, EU House of Lords committee says
# Brexit
# Brexit

Further clarity needed on NI business and trade in UK's protocol plan, EU House of Lords committee says

Jun 1st 2020, 6:30 AM 12,810 Views 3 Comments

It has been nearly two weeks since the UK published its proposal for the Northern Ireland protocol.

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

Gay MP says she'll report matter to police after unionist Lord Maginnis allegedly called her a 'queer'
# Hate Crime
# Hate Crime

Gay MP says she'll report matter to police after unionist Lord Maginnis allegedly called her a 'queer'

Jan 9th 2020, 4:23 PM 36,528 Views 93 Comments

SNP MP Hannah Bardell has said she considered the alleged utterance to be a “hate crime”.

# house-of-lords - Saturday 16 November, 2019

Police probe into claims Tories offering Brexit Party candidates incentives to pull out of election race
# Peerages
# Peerages

Police probe into claims Tories offering Brexit Party candidates incentives to pull out of election race

Nov 16th 2019, 2:34 PM 11,627 Views 15 Comments

Nigel Farage has claimed he’s been repeatedly offered a seat in the House of Lords to “go quietly”.

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

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 26,085 Views 62 Comments

There are 56 days until the current Brexit deadline.

# house-of-lords - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Topshop billionaire Philip Green named as businessman at centre of UK #MeToo gagging order
# Parliamentary Privilege
# Parliamentary Privilege

Topshop billionaire Philip Green named as businessman at centre of UK #MeToo gagging order

Oct 25th 2018, 4:51 PM 36,736 Views 0 Comments

Labour peer Peter Hain named Green in the House of Lords today.

# house-of-lords - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

'Is this the best use of £150m?': Ex-NI Secretaries of State say Troubles investigations should stop
# Historical Investigations
# Historical Investigations

'Is this the best use of £150m?': Ex-NI Secretaries of State say Troubles investigations should stop

Oct 10th 2018, 8:02 AM 11,035 Views 18 Comments

The group says there needs to be a more ‘even-handed’ approach to investigations.

# house-of-lords - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

UK and EU 'have spent only one hour' discussing how security is going to look post-Brexit
# Insecurity Complex
# Insecurity Complex

UK and EU 'have spent only one hour' discussing how security is going to look post-Brexit

Jul 11th 2018, 12:05 AM 13,141 Views 33 Comments

A new report says that ‘time is running out’ to sort out what the security relationship between the two entities will be after March 2019.

# house-of-lords - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Theresa May faces a series of crucial Brexit votes today in her own parliament
# Squeaky Bum Time
# Squeaky Bum Time

Theresa May faces a series of crucial Brexit votes today in her own parliament

Jun 12th 2018, 7:25 AM 7,317 Views 26 Comments

Fifteen key amendments to Britain’s EU (Withdrawal) Bill will be put to a vote today.

# house-of-lords - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

UK government defeated after Lords vote for powers to reject hard Irish border
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK government defeated after Lords vote for powers to reject hard Irish border

May 2nd 2018, 10:42 PM 58,458 Views 65 Comments

“We cannot risk Conservative incompetence and Brexit dogma creating a hard border,” one Lord said.

# house-of-lords - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

'I thought it was a parody': Varadkar reacts to Lord's tweet calling him 'typical Indian'
# Lord Kilclooney
# Lord Kilclooney

'I thought it was a parody': Varadkar reacts to Lord's tweet calling him 'typical Indian'

May 1st 2018, 5:44 PM 67,032 Views 106 Comments

Lord Kilclooney’s remark was met with condemnation and he received a significant amount of backlash online.

# house-of-lords - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Northern Ireland same-sex marriage bill passes first stage in House of Lords
# Marriage Equality
# Marriage Equality

Northern Ireland same-sex marriage bill passes first stage in House of Lords

Mar 28th 2018, 7:28 AM 25,306 Views 42 Comments

Northern Ireland remains the only part of the UK where same-sex marriage is still banned.

# house-of-lords - Thursday 1 February, 2018

'It was unnecessary': Theresa May rejects resignation of minister who stood down for being late

'It was unnecessary': Theresa May rejects resignation of minister who stood down for being late

Feb 1st 2018, 8:03 AM 19,423 Views 29 Comments

Lord Michael Bates declared his intention to resign over the “discourtesy” of arriving late to a half-hour questions session.

# house-of-lords - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Brexit has 'undermined political stability' and worsened divisions in Northern Ireland
# Divisions
# Divisions

Brexit has 'undermined political stability' and worsened divisions in Northern Ireland

Jul 19th 2017, 8:09 AM 13,278 Views 203 Comments

A report from the European Union Committee of the UK’s House of Lords said that Northern Ireland will be “profoundly affected by Brexit”.

# house-of-lords - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

Politician filmed 'snorting coke off prostitute's body' steps down from House of Lords
# John Sewel
# John Sewel

Politician filmed 'snorting coke off prostitute's body' steps down from House of Lords

Jul 28th 2015, 8:34 AM 21,333 Views 70 Comments

“I want to apologise for the pain and embarrassment I have caused.”

# house-of-lords - Sunday 26 July, 2015

British Lord resigns after video shows him 'snorting cocaine off a prostitute's body'
# House Of Cads
# House Of Cads

British Lord resigns after video shows him 'snorting cocaine off a prostitute's body'

Jul 26th 2015, 4:42 PM 32,510 Views 83 Comments

The 69-year-old, who had been in charge of upholding House of Lords standards, quit today.

# house-of-lords - Saturday 13 June, 2015

The House of Lords spent a fair bit of time this week debating Ireland's head shop laws
# House Of Drugs
# House Of Drugs

The House of Lords spent a fair bit of time this week debating Ireland's head shop laws

Jun 13th 2015, 8:45 AM 14,038 Views 17 Comments

Hundreds of ‘legal high’ vendors face closure across Britain. Some politicians there aren’t particularly taken with Ireland’s approach to the problem.

# house-of-lords - Monday 16 March, 2015

Beaten to the finish-line? Britain plans to have plain-pack smokes on the shelves next year
# Trail Of Smoke
# Trail Of Smoke

Beaten to the finish-line? Britain plans to have plain-pack smokes on the shelves next year

Mar 16th 2015, 9:25 PM 9,162 Views 39 Comments

That’s a year quicker than us (all going to plan).

# house-of-lords - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Are 'buy one get one free' offers just filling up your bins?
# Food Waste
# Food Waste

Are 'buy one get one free' offers just filling up your bins?

Apr 13th 2014, 8:00 AM 12,189 Views 24 Comments

A House of Lords Committee in the UK has blamed supermarkets for adding to high levels of food waste with these offers but experts in Ireland said everyone has their part to play in reducing this.

# house-of-lords - 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 17,269 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-lords - 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 8,360 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-lords - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Britain legalises gay marriage
# Britain
# Britain

Britain legalises gay marriage

Jul 17th 2013, 2:56 PM 6,422 Views 59 Comments

The legislation is now expected to receive official assent from Queen Elizabeth II later this week.

# house-of-lords - 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 7,789 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-lords - 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 6,565 Views 112 Comments

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

# house-of-lords - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Foie gras off the menu in Britain's House of Lords
# Foie Gras
# Foie Gras

Foie gras off the menu in Britain's House of Lords

Dec 20th 2012, 7:25 PM 8,100 Views 21 Comments

The sinful pate is already off the menu in the house of commons.

# house-of-lords - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Big Ben clock tower to be renamed for Queen Elizabeth
# BONG
# BONG

Big Ben clock tower to be renamed for Queen Elizabeth

Jun 26th 2012, 7:48 PM 10,233 Views 47 Comments

The clock tower – which currently goes by the imaginative name of Clock Tower – is to be renamed Elizabeth Tower.

# house-of-lords - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Ian Paisley returns home after three weeks in hospital
# Ian Paisley
# Ian Paisley

Ian Paisley returns home after three weeks in hospital

Feb 28th 2012, 10:46 AM 956 Views 6 Comments

Northern Ireland’s former First Minister, 85, is released from the Ulster Hospital after being admitted with coronary problems.

# house-of-lords - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Paisley remains in intensive care after heart problems
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Paisley remains in intensive care after heart problems

Feb 7th 2012, 10:28 AM 1,533 Views 19 Comments

The 85-year-old DUP leader remains in Ulster Hospital on the outskirts of Belfast after being admitted on Sunday afternoon.

# house-of-lords - Monday 6 February, 2012

DUP founder Ian Paisley ‘in intensive care’ in hospital
# Ian Paisley
# Ian Paisley

DUP founder Ian Paisley ‘in intensive care’ in hospital

Feb 6th 2012, 3:28 PM 5,817 Views 96 Comments

The 85-year-old former First Minister of Northern Ireland was rushed to the Ulster Hospital yesterday afternoon.

# house-of-lords - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

The CEO of Next offers €300,000 if you figure out how to leave the euro
# Quitting Time
# Quitting Time

The CEO of Next offers €300,000 if you figure out how to leave the euro

Nov 16th 2011, 1:26 PM 7,370 Views 30 Comments

Simon Wolfson, who is also in the House of Lords, offers a prize to anyone who comes up with a way to quit the currency.

# house-of-lords - Friday 17 June, 2011

Lord Ferguson of Old Trafford? MPs lobby to make United boss a Lord
# Political Football
From The42
# Political Football

Lord Ferguson of Old Trafford? MPs lobby to make United boss a Lord

Jun 17th 2011, 4:21 PM 601 Views 7 Comments

Two Labour MPs from Manchester are looking for House of Commons support to get Fergie into the House of Lords.

# house-of-lords - Tuesday 15 February, 2011

Paisley has pacemaker fitted after brief illness
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Paisley has pacemaker fitted after brief illness

Feb 15th 2011, 3:08 PM 631 Views 0 Comments

Baron Bannside of North Antrim has a quick medical procedure after falling ill at a meeting in the House of Lords.