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# westminster - Last week 20th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

Keir Starmer plans to abolish House of Lords
# Oh Lord
# Oh Lord

Keir Starmer plans to abolish House of Lords

Nov 20th 2022, 8:27 AM 22,294 Views 15 Comments

The UK Labour leader wants to radically reform constitutional politics with a new elected chamber.

# westminster - Last month November 2022

Portrait of Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume unveiled at Westminster
# SDLp
# SDLp

Portrait of Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume unveiled at Westminster

Updated Nov 7th 2022, 9:03 PM 21,412 Views 20 Comments

Painted by the critically acclaimed artist Colin Davidson, the portrait of the former SDLP leader will hang in Portcullis House.

# westminster - This year 2022

As it happened: Rishi Sunak confirmed as new UK Prime Minister
Live Oct 25th 2022, 3:09 PM

As it happened: Rishi Sunak confirmed as new UK Prime Minister

As It Happened: PM hopefuls need 100 nominations from Tory MPs to enter race to replace Truss
Live Oct 20th 2022, 8:02 PM

As It Happened: PM hopefuls need 100 nominations from Tory MPs to enter race to replace Truss

Channel 4 News’ Krishnan Guru-Murthy taken off air for swearing at Steve Baker
# Channel 4
# Channel 4

Channel 4 News’ Krishnan Guru-Murthy taken off air for swearing at Steve Baker

Updated Oct 20th 2022, 2:18 PM 43,042 Views 16 Comments

The broadcaster said the remark followed a ‘robust interview’ with the Tory MP but it was ‘beneath the standards I set myself’.

'I will lead the Conservatives into the next election', Truss declares
# Apology
# Apology

'I will lead the Conservatives into the next election', Truss declares

Oct 17th 2022, 10:24 PM 23,137 Views 34 Comments

The British prime minister said her fiscal policies “went too far and too fast”.

Truss defends vast tax cuts will herald 'decade of dynamism' amid hostile reception
# UK
# UK

Truss defends vast tax cuts will herald 'decade of dynamism' amid hostile reception

Updated Sep 24th 2022, 7:16 PM 30,898 Views 23 Comments

British Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng unveiled the biggest programme of tax cuts for 50 years yesterday.

Heathrow airport cancels flights to reduce noise near queen's funeral procession
# London
# London

Heathrow airport cancels flights to reduce noise near queen's funeral procession

Sep 14th 2022, 11:28 AM 21,785 Views 54 Comments

More flights are expected to be axed during the queen’s funeral on Monday.

As it happened: Liz Truss rewards allies in cabinet reshuffle following first speech as UK PM
Live Sep 6th 2022, 9:29 PM

As it happened: Liz Truss rewards allies in cabinet reshuffle following first speech as UK PM

UK parliament closes TikTok account after MPs raise China concerns
# Tiked Off
# Tiked Off

UK parliament closes TikTok account after MPs raise China concerns

Aug 3rd 2022, 2:13 PM 9,143 Views 3 Comments

A pilot scheme aimed at using the app to get young people interested in Parliament has ended early.

Sacked Labour spokesman says he ‘absolutely’ believes Starmer should become UK Prime Minister
# Here For Keir
# Here For Keir

Sacked Labour spokesman says he ‘absolutely’ believes Starmer should become UK Prime Minister

Jul 30th 2022, 1:40 PM 16,365 Views 4 Comments

Sam Tarry was sacked from the front bench on Wednesday hours after joining strikers at an RMT picket line at Euston station.

Call for investigation into claims Johnson lobbied for job for young woman in abuse of power
# Westminster
# Westminster

Call for investigation into claims Johnson lobbied for job for young woman in abuse of power

Jul 10th 2022, 7:35 AM 32,842 Views 10 Comments

Eight Tories have so far put themselves forward to replace Johnson as prime minister.

Brian Rowan: Boris Johnson's damage to Northern Ireland cannot be easily repaired
# The Brexit Boy
# The Brexit Boy

Brian Rowan: Boris Johnson's damage to Northern Ireland cannot be easily repaired

Updated Jul 8th 2022, 7:14 AM 23,719 Views 10 Comments

The former BBC correspondent says the soon-to-be ex-PM has left in Northern Irish politics in chaos.

Boris Johnson: Four recent polls indicate where the UK crisis is heading
# Opinion
# Opinion

Boris Johnson: Four recent polls indicate where the UK crisis is heading

Jul 7th 2022, 8:25 AM 16,838 Views 4 Comments

Hannah Bunting and Daniel Devine look at the embattled UK prime minister and why his mandate no longer exists.

Neale Richmond: Boris' Protocol Bill is an insult to everyone in Northern Ireland and the EU
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Neale Richmond: Boris' Protocol Bill is an insult to everyone in Northern Ireland and the EU

Jun 29th 2022, 9:11 AM 20,925 Views 24 Comments

The Fine Gael TD says the latest Tory moves in Westminster show a blatant disregard for the will of the people.

Westminster pushes forward with NI Protocol Bill after lengthy debate
# Brexit
# Brexit

Westminster pushes forward with NI Protocol Bill after lengthy debate

Updated Jun 27th 2022, 10:21 PM 42,859 Views 33 Comments

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.

Brandon Lewis plans to cut MLA pay ‘soon’ if Stormont does not return
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Brandon Lewis plans to cut MLA pay ‘soon’ if Stormont does not return

Jun 26th 2022, 5:59 PM 28,209 Views 25 Comments

Westminster moved to cut MLA pay in 2017 after the executive collapsed over an energy scheme row.

Johnson dismisses claims he is a ‘habitual liar’, insists he will not quit over partygate
# Partygate
# Partygate

Johnson dismisses claims he is a ‘habitual liar’, insists he will not quit over partygate

Jun 1st 2022, 10:00 PM 22,577 Views 19 Comments

He cited ‘huge pressures’ on the economy, the war in Ukraine and his ‘massive agenda which I was elected to deliver’.

British MPs under investigation could be barred from Parliament as Tory accused of rape
# Westminster
# Westminster

British MPs under investigation could be barred from Parliament as Tory accused of rape

May 19th 2022, 10:56 AM 8,027 Views 0 Comments

Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle said discussions are ongoing to decide on the matter.

Johnson refuses to withdraw accusation that Labour leader failed to prosecute Jimmy Savile
# Westminster
# Westminster

Johnson refuses to withdraw accusation that Labour leader failed to prosecute Jimmy Savile

Feb 2nd 2022, 1:29 PM 22,424 Views 13 Comments

Keir Starmer said the UK Prime Minister is “parroting the conspiracy theories of violent fascists to try to score cheap political points”.

# westminster - Last year 2021

Boris Johnson endures day of questions over Westminster sleaze rows
# Sleaze Scandal
# Sleaze Scandal

Boris Johnson endures day of questions over Westminster sleaze rows

Nov 17th 2021, 7:24 PM 16,624 Views 24 Comments

The issue dominated politics today in Britain.

Sleaze, dairy lobbying, and Tory MPs: What is the Owen Paterson controversy about?
# Full Fat U-turn
# Full Fat U-turn

Sleaze, dairy lobbying, and Tory MPs: What is the Owen Paterson controversy about?

Nov 6th 2021, 8:00 PM 24,300 Views 15 Comments

The former NI Secretary resigned this week, in what has become a huge controversy for Boris Johnson.

Campaigners returning to Westminster to demand end to Troubles ‘amnesty’ plan
# Troubles
# Troubles

Campaigners returning to Westminster to demand end to Troubles ‘amnesty’ plan

Oct 17th 2021, 11:36 AM 8,924 Views 4 Comments

The UK Government is proposing a statute of limitations that would protect veterans from future prosecutions.

Johnson says idea UK could have prevented Afghan collapse ‘an illusion’
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

Johnson says idea UK could have prevented Afghan collapse ‘an illusion’

Aug 18th 2021, 1:54 PM 13,227 Views 20 Comments

The UK Prime Minister denied the government was unprepared for the Taliban takeover.

UK Government moves to scrap ten day quarantine for Covid contacts who are fully vaccinated
# Back To Normality
# Back To Normality

UK Government moves to scrap ten day quarantine for Covid contacts who are fully vaccinated

Jun 21st 2021, 3:33 PM 13,742 Views 9 Comments

Under the plan, the ten day quarantine period could be axed in favour of daily lateral flow tests.

Westminster MPs back extension of England's Covid-19 restrictions until 19 July
# Lifting
# Lifting

Westminster MPs back extension of England's Covid-19 restrictions until 19 July

Jun 16th 2021, 8:04 PM 5,838 Views 6 Comments

MPs voted 461 to 60 to approve regulations delaying the easing of the measures.

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 25,372 Views 22 Comments

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

# westminster - All time

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 14,935 Views 25 Comments

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

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 19,476 Views 15 Comments

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

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 22,577 Views 7 Comments

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

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 42,008 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.

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 15,464 Views 12 Comments

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

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 53,607 Views 34 Comments

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

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 17,208 Views 42 Comments

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

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 26,161 Views 159 Comments

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

'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 24,472 Views 13 Comments

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

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 17,556 Views 29 Comments

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

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 28,936 Views 21 Comments

The incident is not being treated as terror-related.

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 38,900 Views 125 Comments

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

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 19,584 Views 41 Comments

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

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