House of Commons (UK)

Labour MP refuses six times to say Jeremy Corbyn is fit to be PM and hints he could be ousted as leader next month

JEREMY Corbyn could be gone within a month due to his refusal to apologise for laying a wreath for Palestinian terrorists, a Labour MP suggested …

Great Britain

UK parliament terrorism suspect a 29-Year-Old British citizen

Click for full view<p>Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner and the National Lead for Counter Terrorism Policing in the UK Neil Basu addresses the …

Counterterrorism

Tom Tugendhat 'changed nappy during live interview'

<b>An MP says he recently changed his daughter's nappy during a grilling on BBC Radio 4's Today programme.</b><p>Tom Tugendhat told the Politico website he navigated the telephone interview without host John Humphrys getting to the bottom of what he was up to.<p>The Conservative MP for Tonbridge and Malling …

Great Britain

The Tories want to punish cyclists – why do they hold us in such disdain?

When I first saw the Conservatives’ statement on social media yesterday saying “We’re launching a consultation into dangerous cycling so that our …

Opinion (UK)

More than 100 constituencies which backed Brexit now back Remain – but don't expect either of the main parties to care

That new research from a pro-EU campaign group shows that 112 constituencies that voted to leave now back remain is, of course, the latest …

Great Britain

DUP silent on meeting backing Ian Paisley as possible by-election looms

THE DUP was silent last night over whether it endorsed a meeting in support of shamed MP Ian Paisley.<p>The North Antrim representative remains …

Great Britain

KASSAM: ‘Boris, Speak For England!’

2:20 PM 08/13/2018<p>In a dramatic scene on the floor of the House of Commons in 1939, Conservative Member of Parliament Leo Amery stood to reprimand …

Boris Johnson

Who was Somnath Chatterjee?

Somnath Chatterjee, a 10-time Member of Parliament and former Speaker of the Lok Sabha, died today at 89. The veteran Marxist leader died at a …

India

Europe - what next?

Come and join us to hear two influential speakers update us on the latest news about our relationship with Europe, and what opportunities we have to …

Great Britain

Ian Paisley apologises at supporters' meeting

<b>The suspended DUP MP Ian Paisley has apologised for his behaviour to party supporters at a North Antrim meeting.</b><p>Mr Paisley was suspended by the House of Commons and the DUP for failing to declare family holidays paid for by the Sri Lanka Government.<p>He addressed about 60 supporters at the meeting …

Great Britain

Vince Cable says ‘centre of gravity’ shifting to second Brexit vote

The “centre of gravity” on Brexit is shifting towards a second referendum on the final deal, the Liberal Democrat leader has said. Vince Cable was speaking as thousands of opponents of Brexit in the south-west of England took part in the first of a series of regional days of action planned by the …

Great Britain

Boris Johnson’s father defends son's niqab comments and says he 'should have gone further'

Boris Johnson’s father has defended controversial remarks his son made about Muslim women who wear the niqab, saying he would have liked him to “go …

Great Britain

Summer interview special: Jacob Rees-Mogg | Financial Times

In the second of this series, the Financial Times speaks to the Conservative MP for North East Somerset and ardent Brexit supporter. We discuss …

Jacob Rees-Mogg

We may not be racists, but we are becoming callously indifferent

The plight of the “betrayed” child refugees you report on, the appalling treatment of the Windrush generation and the “hostile environment” towards …

Great Britain

NI weekly papers: Hockey heroes and boy racers

Thursday's Ballymena Guardian<p><b>Celebrations for the Irish women's hockey squad, a lamb attack and boy racers all feature in Northern Ireland's weekly papers.</b><p>Leading the Down Recorder is an appeal for dog owners to keep their pets under control.<p>It follows a savage attack on three lambs on a farm …

Northern Ireland

Motorsports academy could become lasting legacy of tragic racer William Dunlop

A Northern Ireland motorsports academy to train and develop young two and four-wheel sports talent could become the legacy of the late William Dunlop.<p>…

Northern Ireland

Is There Any Way Back For Chuka Umunna?

Handsome, ambitious, urbane: four years ago, Chuka Umunna was all set to be the next leader of the Labour Party — Britain’s Obama, our Macron, our Trudeau. But he pulled out of the leadership contest in 2015 and he's been in the wilderness ever since, a lonely liberal centrist left behind by a …

Great Britain

Rees-Mogg warns May not to use Labour votes to pass Brexit deal | Financial Times

Jacob Rees-Mogg, the head of a large group of pro-Brexit Conservative MPs, has warned Theresa May not to try to pass a Brexit deal with votes from …

Great Britain

The first use of a ‘recall petition’ in the UK

The first use of a ‘recall petition’, under Parliament’s <i>Recall of MPs Act</i><i>,</i> has been triggered after the House of Commons agreed to suspend Ian …

Great Britain

What will Liam Maxwell’s departure from government mean for digital? - Public Sector IT

<i>Will Liam Maxwell’s departure be the straw that broke the camel’s back when it comes to government’s progress on digital?</i><p>Earlier this week, news …

Business Technology

Britain’s friends have a duty to intervene on Brexit

<i>Robert G. Patman teaches international politics at the University of Otago. David A. Welch teaches global governance at the University of Waterloo.</i><p>“Friends don’t let friends drive drunk,” as the saying goes, and for similar reasons we call upon our respective governments to weigh in officially on …

Great Britain

What if: Britain Had Made Peace With Hitler?

In May 1940, Leopold Amery, a prominent Conservative member of the House of Commons, rose to castigate Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain for his …

Great Britain

United Kingdom profile - Timeline

<b>A chronology of key events:</b><p><b>1801</b> - United Kingdom formed by union of the kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland.<p><b>1815</b> - Role in defeating Napoleon's French Empire leads to Britain becoming pre-eminent imperial power.<p><b>1830s</b> - Electoral reform acts begin steady move towards primacy of House of Commons …

Great Britain

End 'macabre charade' of investigating Troubles soldiers: Ex-British Army chief

The former head of the British Army has urged the Government to put a stop to the "macabre charade" that could see Northern Ireland veterans facing …

Northern Ireland

Speeding Toward Brexit, Some Off-Ramps Emerge: A Dialogue With Lord Kerr

The Brexit clock is ticking as the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union (EU) is set to take place in March 2019. But is the UK ready to …

Great Britain

Boris Johnson facing investigation after burka comments spark row

Boris Johnson is to face investigation by an independent panel following complaints that his comments on the burka breached the Conservative Party's …

Boris Johnson

Right to recall. MPs facing checks and balances

WHEN the conduct of a MP has brought politics, and their constituency, into disrepute, local voters have invariably found themselves powerless to …

Great Britain

British democracy is dangerously vulnerable to tyranny

The UK's centralised political system and unwritten constitution are gifts to Trump-style authoritarians.<p>Could it happen here? In Britain, liberals …

Great Britain

DUP MP Ian Paisley Faces Recall From Parliament As Petition Opens To Remove Him

If 7,543 people sign there will be a by-election.<p>Charles McQuillan via Getty Images<p>Democratic Unionist Party MP Ian Paisley faces the first ever …

Great Britain

Reading East MP fights for third Thames Bridge in Parliament

The long-running saga of a third bridge crossing the River Thames has been discussed in Parliament by Reading East's MP.<p>Matt Rodda has been working …

England