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# westminster - Monday 22 February, 2021

Neale Richmond: Unionist push against NI Protocol is the wrong move at the wrong time
# Brexit
# Brexit

Neale Richmond: Unionist push against NI Protocol is the wrong move at the wrong time

Feb 22nd 2021, 2:59 PM 25,185 Views 22 Comments

Neale Richmond says the legal action by unionists is ill-judged and will further entrench political views.

# westminster - Monday 19 October, 2020

Manchester restrictions row rumbles on as local leaders continue to resist calls for toughest measures
# Impasse
# Impasse

Manchester restrictions row rumbles on as local leaders continue to resist calls for toughest measures

Oct 19th 2020, 10:58 AM 14,898 Views 25 Comments

The mayor of Greater Manchester has called on the House of Commons to vote to break the impasse.

# westminster - Saturday 3 October, 2020

New Covid-19 restrictions in place for more than a third of the UK from today
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

New Covid-19 restrictions in place for more than a third of the UK from today

Oct 3rd 2020, 6:30 AM 19,457 Views 15 Comments

Liverpool, Warrington, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough are all now under local lockdowns.

# westminster - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

British government delay in closing borders 'accelerated' spread of Covid-19, Westminster report finds
# London
# London

British government delay in closing borders 'accelerated' spread of Covid-19, Westminster report finds

Aug 5th 2020, 7:42 AM 22,555 Views 7 Comments

The Government was also criticised for treating children ‘as an afterthought’ during the pandemic.

# westminster - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Conservative MP arrested over rape and sexual assault allegations
# Westminster
# Westminster

Conservative MP arrested over rape and sexual assault allegations

Aug 2nd 2020, 2:18 PM 41,951 Views 0 Comments

The ex-minister, who has not been named, is alleged to have assaulted a woman and forced her to have sex, the Sunday Times and Mail on Sunday reported.

# westminster - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

British government's approach to Northern Ireland protocol condemned by MPs
# Brexit
# Brexit

British government's approach to Northern Ireland protocol condemned by MPs

Jul 14th 2020, 8:37 AM 15,442 Views 12 Comments

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee said businesses had been left in the dark.

# westminster - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Boris Johnson's car involved in collision after protester runs onto road
# Westminster
# Westminster

Boris Johnson's car involved in collision after protester runs onto road

Updated Jun 17th 2020, 8:33 PM 53,551 Views 34 Comments

The demonstrator ran into the road outside the gates to Parliament at around 2.30pm.

# westminster - Monday 15 June, 2020

Man (28) jailed for 14 days after admitting urinating next to memorial in Westminster
# London
# London

Man (28) jailed for 14 days after admitting urinating next to memorial in Westminster

Jun 15th 2020, 2:43 PM 17,178 Views 42 Comments

The judge said the incident had caused “public revulsion”.

# westminster - Friday 12 June, 2020

Winston Churchill statue boarded up for protection as Boris Johnson hits out at statue toppling movement
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Winston Churchill statue boarded up for protection as Boris Johnson hits out at statue toppling movement

Jun 12th 2020, 3:31 PM 26,096 Views 159 Comments

The British Prime Minister said on Twitter: ‘We cannot now try to edit or censor our past.’

# westminster - 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 24,437 Views 13 Comments

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

# westminster - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

SNP Westminster leader calls for 'legitimate and legal route' to Scottish independence
# Scotland
# Scotland

SNP Westminster leader calls for 'legitimate and legal route' to Scottish independence

Mar 10th 2020, 10:52 PM 17,386 Views 29 Comments

It is the latest in a series of calls for a second referendum on independence.

# westminster - Monday 9 March, 2020

Man ‘brandishing knives’ shot dead by police in London's Westminster
# UK
# UK

Man ‘brandishing knives’ shot dead by police in London's Westminster

Mar 9th 2020, 7:13 AM 28,912 Views 21 Comments

The incident is not being treated as terror-related.

# westminster - Sunday 2 February, 2020

Lise Hand in London: 'Empires end, not with a bang, but with a last burst of delusion'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Lise Hand in London: 'Empires end, not with a bang, but with a last burst of delusion'

Feb 2nd 2020, 10:22 AM 38,867 Views 125 Comments

The party was a bit flat and the Prime Minister was not often spotted. Lise Hand reports from London.

# westminster - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Jeffrey Donaldson replaces Nigel Dodds as DUP's Westminster leader
# Shake Up
# Shake Up

Jeffrey Donaldson replaces Nigel Dodds as DUP's Westminster leader

Dec 17th 2019, 8:22 PM 19,517 Views 41 Comments

Meanwhile, Sammy Wilson MP has been elected as the DUP’s chief whip.

Boris Johnson to legislate to prevent any further Brexit delays
# Westminster
# Westminster

Boris Johnson to legislate to prevent any further Brexit delays

Dec 17th 2019, 8:23 AM 11,176 Views 33 Comments

The re-worked Withdrawal Agreement Bill is due to come before the Commons this week.

# westminster - Monday 9 December, 2019

Column: The results of the UK general election could hugely impact the Irish border - and not for the first time
# Uk Election 19
# Uk Election 19

Column: The results of the UK general election could hugely impact the Irish border - and not for the first time

Dec 9th 2019, 6:40 AM 12,068 Views 7 Comments

A December election does not come around often, writes Cormac Moore.

# westminster - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

'Shameful': Hillary Clinton slams UK government for not publishing report into Russian interference
# Boris Johnson
# Boris Johnson

'Shameful': Hillary Clinton slams UK government for not publishing report into Russian interference

Nov 12th 2019, 9:36 AM 25,184 Views 69 Comments

A report was sent to PM Boris Johnson a month ago but has not been published

# westminster - Friday 25 October, 2019

When will we know if we're getting a Brexit extension?
# Extension In The Offing
# Extension In The Offing

When will we know if we're getting a Brexit extension?

Oct 25th 2019, 6:00 AM 10,556 Views 15 Comments

A UK election could fast-track the EU’s decision on whether to grant an extension – but for how long will it be?

# westminster - 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 27,019 Views 31 Comments

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

Boris Johnson loses crucial Commons vote on his Brexit deal, as EU to consider a third extension
# Brexit Crisis
# Brexit Crisis

Boris Johnson loses crucial Commons vote on his Brexit deal, as EU to consider a third extension

Oct 22nd 2019, 7:15 PM 62,832 Views 49 Comments

Donald Tusk said that he would recommend that the EU’s 27 leaders accept the UK request for an extension until 31 January 2020.

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 12,240 Views 16 Comments

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

# westminster - Monday 21 October, 2019

'I can't think properly': Julian Assange appears in London court for extradition hearing
# Westminster
# Westminster

'I can't think properly': Julian Assange appears in London court for extradition hearing

Oct 21st 2019, 12:48 PM 15,081 Views 0 Comments

Assange is accused of leaking US government secrets.

# westminster - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Foster backs call for Stormont restoration as NI abortion to be decriminalised by Westminster
# Stormont
# Stormont

Foster backs call for Stormont restoration as NI abortion to be decriminalised by Westminster

Oct 15th 2019, 8:59 PM 33,296 Views 51 Comments

The move to decriminalise abortion will only be halted if the Stormont executive is restored by 21 October.

# westminster - Monday 14 October, 2019

Man who drove into crowd in Westminster jailed for life
# Attempted Murder
# Attempted Murder

Man who drove into crowd in Westminster jailed for life

Oct 14th 2019, 10:54 PM 20,248 Views 27 Comments

Salih Khater drove his car at pedestrians, cyclists and two police officers in August 2018.

What can we expect from the Queen's Speech?
# Royals
# Royals

What can we expect from the Queen's Speech?

Oct 14th 2019, 11:06 AM 11,013 Views 26 Comments

The ceremony has existed in its current form since 1852, and kickstarts the British government’s legislative agenda.

# westminster - Friday 4 October, 2019

‘Poor judgment’ caused police failures in Westminster sex abuse claims case, report says
# Carl Beech
# Carl Beech

‘Poor judgment’ caused police failures in Westminster sex abuse claims case, report says

Oct 4th 2019, 1:28 PM 14,537 Views 0 Comments

Carl Beech was jailed for fabricating a series of claims of rape, torture and murder by high-profile figures.

# westminster - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Four climate protestors arrested after spraying fake blood on UK Treasury building
# Extinction Rebellion
# Extinction Rebellion

Four climate protestors arrested after spraying fake blood on UK Treasury building

Oct 3rd 2019, 12:02 PM 17,364 Views 58 Comments

The environmental campaign group said 1,800 litres of fake blood was used.

# westminster - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Man detained after dousing himself with suspected flammable liquid by Parliament gates in London
# Westminster
# Westminster

Man detained after dousing himself with suspected flammable liquid by Parliament gates in London

Oct 1st 2019, 12:07 PM 8,338 Views 14 Comments

The scene was made safe by units from the London Fire Brigade.

# westminster - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Labour MP Jess Phillips says a man was arrested after trying to 'smash the windows' of her constituency office
# Birmingham
# Birmingham

Labour MP Jess Phillips says a man was arrested after trying to 'smash the windows' of her constituency office

Sep 26th 2019, 5:26 PM 12,574 Views 23 Comments

Phillips says her staff had to be locked in the office.

Boris Johnson stands firm and ignores appeals to apologise over Jo Cox comments
# Westminster
# Westminster

Boris Johnson stands firm and ignores appeals to apologise over Jo Cox comments

Updated Sep 26th 2019, 4:48 PM 28,604 Views 42 Comments

There have been calls from UK parliamentarians on all sides to tackle a “toxic” political culture.

# westminster - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

As it happened: Angry exchanges in Commons as Attorney General declares 'parliament is dead'
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Angry exchanges in Commons as Attorney General declares 'parliament is dead'

Updated Sep 25th 2019, 1:30 PM 43,014 Views 6 Comments

“The time is coming when even these turkeys won’t be able to prevent Christmas,” Attorney General geoffrey Cox told MPs.

# westminster - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Hilary Benn on granting a Brexit extension: Will the EU push the UK over a cliff edge?
# Dublin Visit
# Dublin Visit

Hilary Benn on granting a Brexit extension: Will the EU push the UK over a cliff edge?

Sep 19th 2019, 5:13 PM 17,198 Views 18 Comments

Labour MP Benn is in Dublin today to meet with Simon Coveney, Drew Harris and others about Brexit progress.

# westminster - 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 26,079 Views 62 Comments

There are 56 days until the current Brexit deadline.

# westminster - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Brexit: Mary Lou rules out special SF conference on party taking seats in Westminster
# Interview
# Interview

Brexit: Mary Lou rules out special SF conference on party taking seats in Westminster

Aug 8th 2019, 6:15 AM 16,526 Views 103 Comments

‘There is no appetite for us to enter Westminster,’ said the Sinn Fáin party leader.

# westminster - 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 67,665 Views 53 Comments

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

# westminster - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Senior Tories say they're stepping down after Boris Johnson confirmed as new party leader
# Brexit Mayhem
# Brexit Mayhem

Senior Tories say they're stepping down after Boris Johnson confirmed as new party leader

Updated Jul 23rd 2019, 12:35 PM 43,258 Views 37 Comments

Boris Johnson was announced as the new Conservative Party leader this afternoon.

Boris Johnson has been elected the new Conservative Party leader
# Tories
# Tories

Boris Johnson has been elected the new Conservative Party leader

Jul 23rd 2019, 12:05 PM 36,078 Views 119 Comments

The Conservative Party’s 1922 committee made the announcement this morning at Westminster’s Queen Elizabeth II conference centre.

# westminster - Thursday 18 July, 2019

MPs in London back move to prevent the next prime minister from suspending parliament
# Westminster
# Westminster

MPs in London back move to prevent the next prime minister from suspending parliament

Jul 18th 2019, 3:14 PM 16,587 Views 31 Comments

Boris Johnson had not ruled out suspending parliament if he become prime minister.

# westminster - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

'This was not an accident': Westminster attacker found guilty of attempted murder
# London
# London

'This was not an accident': Westminster attacker found guilty of attempted murder

Jul 17th 2019, 12:47 PM 13,490 Views 0 Comments

Salih Khater circled Parliament Square four times before accelerating into cyclists stopped at traffic lights and then crashing into a police barrier.

# westminster - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Same-sex marriage and abortion to be legalised in North if no power-sharing by 21 October
# Westminster
# Westminster

Same-sex marriage and abortion to be legalised in North if no power-sharing by 21 October

Jul 9th 2019, 5:48 PM 49,283 Views 92 Comments

Amendments relating to same-sex marriage and abortion were passed in the House of Commons today.

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