House of Lords

Sorrell faces House of Lords grilling on the future of advertising

WPP chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell will be questioned by the House of Lords on a number of topics related to the future of advertising.<p>To …

Brexit

Tech giants face stricter regulation on how they gather data and target teenagers

Silicon Valley giants could be facing stricter rules on how they gather data on teenagers as part of a proposed amendment to the data protection bill.<p>…

Privacy

Kit Harington Plots To Blow Up The House Of Lords In The Upcoming HBO Mini-Series 'Gun Powder'

"Gun Powder" premieres December 18th.

Kit Harington

Late edition: 5 things to know on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

The Tragically Hip invested into the Order of Canada, why gas prices fall slowly, how NAFTA affects Indiana, and watching the Earth breathe. Plus, a …

Gord Downie

Sarah Clarke: First female Black Rod appointed in 650-year history of House of Lords

A senior Wimbledon boss has been appointed as the first female Black Rod in the 650-year history of the House of Lords.<p>Sarah Clarke, Championships …

Brexit

Peers Are Claiming Without Contributing To Our Democracy - The Lords Needs A Clear-Out

<b>The past two years have not been good for the House of Lords.</b><p>Despite legislation to expel those who commit crimes or fail to attend, there are still …

Brexit

'Inappropriate powers' in Sanctions Bill says Lords Committee

The Constitution Committee today warns that the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, the first Brexit bill to be scrutinised by the House of …

Surveillance

JPMorgan says fears Brexit day upheaval if UK clearing houses cut off

LONDON (Reuters) - Financial markets face Brexit day upheaval if clearing houses in Britain are abruptly cut off from continental customers, a senior JPMorgan bank official said on Wednesday.<p>Sally Dewar, international head of regulatory affairs at the U.S. bank, said that without European Union …

Brexit

WATCH: HRH Princess Beatrice on Pretzels and Positivity

As anti-bullying week got underway, HRH Princess Beatrice, spoke out at a House of Lords event, to celebrate the launch of <i>Be Cool Be Nice</i>, a new …

Celebrity News (UK)

British government criticised for support of Saudi Arabia despite ’illegal acts’ in Yemen

The British Government is foolish to back Saudi Arabia, including with arms sales, while it is carrying out "clearly illegal acts" in Yemen, Liberal …

Middle East

England’s Houses of Parliament Host Fashion Events

Two fashion industry events took place on consecutive nights: one that had to do with Graduate Fashion Week and the other with a new antibullying …

Fashion Week

JPMorgan calls for UK-EU financial services free trade deal post-Brexit

JPMorgan has called for a free-trade agreement between the UK and the European Union to cover financial services as a way to ensure mutual access …

Brexit

No peer pressure as hundreds at House of Lords rake in more in TAX-FREE expenses than the average Brit's annual salary

Despite the House sitting just 141 days over the year, 455 members claimed more than £22,226 for turning up and, in some cases, doing little or …

Of Pints and Predators: Inside the U.K. Parliament’s Boozy Hangouts

LONDON — A plaque on a wall at the Sports and Social Club, a dingy and stuffy bar located next to garbage cans in the basement of the Houses of Parliament in London, reads: “The Code of the Man Cave. What happens here stays here! Violators will be shot — survivors will be shot again.”<p>That jokey …

World News

Bank staffing moves under Brexit becoming clearer

JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) has begun telling staff whether or not they'll be relocating out of the U.K., according to <i>The Telegraph</i>. Operations are set to be …

Business

House of Lords under fire as peers who didn't speak once claim almost half a million in expenses

Campaigners have criticised “couch-potato peers” in the House of Lords who took part in less than a quarter of votes and did not speak at all in …

Brexit

EU Withdrawal Bill: Is this the week Theresa May's Brexit plans could truly unravel?

MPs are preparing to wage parliamentary warfare over Brexit as the much-delayed European Union (Withdrawal) Bill returns to the Commons on</b> …

Brexit

NI budget to go before the House of Lords

<b>The Northern Ireland Budget Bill is to go before the House of Lords later on Tuesday.</b><p>The bill passed through the House of Commons on Monday, backed by all parties without a vote.<p>Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire said that public services would begin to run out of money if a budget was …

Brexit

UK parliament to have full vote on final Brexit deal with EU, Davis says

David Davis, the UK Brexit secretary, has offered a major concession to pro-EU Conservative MPs, agreeing that parliament will have a full vote on …

Brexit

The campaign against Brexit must go beyond Parliament: it must persuade the people

The EU (Withdrawal) Bill returns to Parliament on Tuesday, as Theresa May resumes her bumpy journey towards Brexit. Sir Vince Cable, the Liberal …

Brexit

Publication

A free illustrated brochure drawing on examples to describe what the House of Lords does and how it has made a difference. This edition relates to …

UK Parliament

'Obnoxious old pervs': Parliament bar manager claims Labour MP grabbed her 'aggressively'

It is the latest in a series of allegations to come from Westminster.<p>A former bar manager at the House of Lords has claimed that around 30 MPs …

Paradise Papers list: The highest profile individuals named in the leaked documents so far

A trove of 13.4 million leaked files from law firm Appleby over the weekend exposed the financial dealings of dozens of companies in tax havens …

Corruption

South Africa shows why collaboration is key to tackling global crime networks

<i>Lord Peter Hain tabled a series of allegations in the UK’s House of Lords relating to the possible role of British banks in alleged money laundering</i> …

South Africa

Japan, North Korea, Paradise Papers: Your Monday Briefing

<i>Good morning.</i><p><i>Here’s what you need to know:</i><p><b>•</b> <b>President Trump</b> talked tough as he kicked off a 12-day, five-country tour through Asia. Speaking at an American base in Japan, he said the U.S. military stood ready to “overpower” its adversaries.<p>Here’s an overview of Mr. Trump’s trip, which could include …

North Korea

Readers’ letters - October 31

Irony of universal credit and the unelected Lords<p>It must be the supreme irony that, when Parliament is agonising over universal credit with all its …

Manchester

Is House of Lords a retirement home for MPs?

Adam Boulton, Editor At Large<p>Our politicians find themselves in hot water because of their failure to put their own house in order (apologies for the …

Brexit

What is a chief whip and what role do they play in politics?

A Chief Whip in a political party is an elected politician whose job it is to ensure that other members of the political party attend and vote as the …

Brexit

'Sexist' sign taken down from House of Lords bar amid Westminster sexual harassment scandal

A “sexist” sign which hung in a leisure club bar in the House of Lords has been taken down in the wake of the Westminster sex scandal.<p>Lewis Bassett, …

Brexit

Report suggests cutting the House of Lords to 600 seats – but that won't be enough for some

Objections to the House of Lords persist in both public and political circles, sometimes to the point of outrage. Now a report has recommended …

Brexit