House of Lords

MPs approve European Union Withdrawal Bill

MPs have voted in favour of passing the European Union Withdrawal Bill.<p>Politicians in the lower house of parliament approved the legislation by a …

Brexit

British lawmakers approve EU Withdrawal Bill

The Brexit Withdrawal Bill attracted more than 500 amendments which were discussed during more than 80 hours of debate in the chamber.

Brexit

MPs back Brexit legislation, stiffer tests yet to come

LONDON (Reuters) - British MPs voted in favour of the government’s legislative blueprint for Brexit on Wednesday, marking a victory for Prime Minister Theresa May over political opponents who want a softer approach to leaving the European Union.<p>But the legislation will now face scrutiny from …

Brexit

MP falls asleep while Ken Clarke talks about Brexit

Ken Clarke gave a big speech on Brexit in the Commons today – and an MP sitting right behind him fell asleep.<p>Clarke was speaking during a debate on …

Brexit

Tory minister forced to apologise for accusing Liverpool prison of spending 'not one pound' on cell refurbishment since 1994

A Tory minister was forced to make a humiliating apology today after he had previously accused Liverpool prison of spending "not one pound" on cell …

Brexit

Labour peer Lord Winston repeats claim that cycle lanes cause pollution

Cycling

Scorpio: Hogan Lovells declares 'disappointment' at Lord Hain accusations

British politician Peter Hain has accused Hogan Lovells of being tax boss Tom Moyane’s puppet that “white-washed” a report in order to spare his …

The City

Theresa May to appoint 10 peers for 'BLOODY' Brexit 'street fight' in the House of Lords

GETTYTheresa May will next week introduce 10 more Tory peers to the House of Lords<p>Opposition peers have threatened to water down the landmark EU …

Brexit

Plan for MPs to sit in ferries moored on the Thames as Parliament is repaired

ES News Email<p>A plan to turn the ageing Greenwich passenger ferries into a floating Parliament moored in the Thames has been submitted to MPs.<p>A London …

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Big Issue founder talks about homelessness and the House of Lords

John Bird has never been so loyal to a house. “Before we moved here, the longest place I’d lived was an orphanage when I was seven. I was there for …

Harvard

Crazy Lords Vote To Tame UK Press Must Be Opposed

What has the House of Lords done now? How could it narrowly vote in favour of a ridiculous rule that has previously, and sensibly, been kicked into …

Advertising Industry

Matt Hancock: Lords' Leveson 'yes' vote is blow to local press

Newly appointed culture secretary vows to fight upper chamber over press freedom as Gary Lineker tweets support for vote<p>Newly appointed culture secretary Matt Hancock has accused peers of voting to curb press freedom after they backed controversial regulation and the go-ahead to part two of the …

Brexit

The myth of an independent Lords: How peers take the whip

<b>By Darren Hughes</b><p>It is anticipated that Theresa May will appoint up to a dozen Tory peers this month - which could be joined by a handful of Labour …

Brexit

Parliament's Porn Problem: 24,000 tried to access smut in just 5 months

<b>More than 24,000 attempts to access pornographic websites were made in the UK’s Houses of Parliament between June and October 2017, according to</b> …

Gear & Gadgets

Stop 'lording it up' blasts SNP as House of Lords afternoon tea bill revealed

The unelected peers had more than 2100 separate high teas at £17 a head over the last year at taxpayer's expense.<p>Peers have been accused of filling …

Celtic Park

More money and tighter integration can save Britain’s NHS

There is nothing new about winter pressures in the National Health Service. What has changed is that those pressures have become relentless, …

Health Care

Airport bars could face hours limits to curb flight rage

<b>Restrictions on the sale of alcohol at UK airports could be introduced in an effort to reduce the number of drink-related rage incidents on planes.</b><p>Airports are currently exempt from legislation governing when they can sell alcohol.<p>In 2017, a House of Lords report found disruptive incidents on …

Aviation

The House Of Lords Is At Risk Of Becoming A Private Members' Club For Lobbyists

There is a very real risk in allowing retired peers unfettered access to politicians who still have a say<p>DAN KITWOOD via Getty Images<p>As if the House …

Brexit

Evan Davis UP IN ARMS on BBC Newsnight as panelist warns of '2018 House of Lords battle'

BBCThe comments from Mr Dale infuriated the Newsnight presenter who immediately confronted his panelist<p>LBC host Iain Dale declared the big Brexit …

Brexit

Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable says he could use House of Lords to block Brexit

Despite being a vocal critic of the upper house of Parliament, Cable said he would use the Lords to derail Brexit.<p>Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable has …

Brexit

Secrets of the House of Lords dining room: ‘It’s like entering a priestly sacred chamber’

Retired peers will now be allowed the privilege of returning to parliament to eat in the Lords’ exclusive restaurant. Open to the public for only a couple of weeks a year, what’s it like to eat there?<p>Pity the poor peer who once endured a pork escalope in one of the House of Lords’ restaurants. “It …

House of Lords: Former peers allowed to use subsidised Westminster dining rooms after stepping down

Retired members of the House of Lords are continuing to benefit from taxpayer-subsided meals in Parliament’s dining rooms for years after they step …

Paradise Papers

‘You’re UNELECTED’ House of Lords warned of public BACKLASH if peers attempt block Brexit

GETTY Theresa May has been warned to monitor the House of Lords<p>The Bow Group, chaired by former cabinet minister Lord Tebbit, alongside the …

Brexit

Nick Ferrari FORCES Vince Cable to come clean: 'You are planning a House of Lords REVOLT!'

LBC’s presenter Nick Ferrari asked Lib Dem leader Vince Cable if he was planning to stop Brexit with a House of Lords’ revolt on a vote on the …

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Peers' perks: Even after leaving the upper house, ex-Lords can enjoy subsidised wining and dining

The former peers can invite up to six guests for food and wine in the upper house dining rooms.<p>Former members of the House of Lords can avail …

Brexit

Public wants less religion in politics and bishops out the Lords

This is from Humanists UK:<p>A new survey conducted by YouGov for <i>The Times</i> has found that the British public overwhelmingly supports the removal of the …

Atheism

Artwork - The Kings submission to the Pope

Hansard<p>Read transcripts of debates in both Houses<p>Research briefings<p>Produced by Commons Library, Lords Library and Parliamentary Office Science and …

Magna Carta

House of Lords criticised for spending £70,000 on booze last Christmas

SNP MSP Clare Haughey said the spending demonstrated “the only thing happening in the upper house last Christmas was Lords-a-leaping to the bar”.<p>She …

Brexit

Ex-MP backs Lords reform

FORMER Torfaen MP Paul Murphy, who now sits in the House of Lords, has backed a proposal to cut the number of Peers by more than 200.<p>There are …

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