John Bercow

Good Morning Britain’s Ben Shephard forced to turn down Strictly Come Dancing

The television presenter revealed he'd been asked for the first time - but had to say no<p>Good Morning Britain stars from Susanna Reid to Charlotte …

Strictly Come Dancing

Ian Paisley could make unwelcome history for DUP

MP would be unseated if 10% of North Antrim electorate support petition

Great Britain

Philip Hammond caught up in sexism storm after calling a Tory MP a 'stupid woman'

Philip Hammond was caught in a sexism storm last night after being spotted mouthing “stupid woman” at a female Tory MP in the Commons.<p>The Chancellor …

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Philip Hammond was caught in a sexism storm last night after being seen mouthing slur at Tory MP Andrea Jenkyns

PHILIP Hammond was at the centre of a fresh sexism storm last night after being seen mouthing “stupid woman” at a female Tory MP in the Commons.<p>The …

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Picture of first elected woman MP, Constance Markievicz, displayed in Parliament

A picture of the first woman elected to the House of Commons, Constance Markievicz, has been gifted to the UK Parliament by the Irish Parliament

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Ian Paisley: How DUP MP could lose his seat... and the likely effects

Ian Paisley's 30-day ban from the House of Commons has the potential to trigger a by-election in North Antrim.<p><b>How could this happen?</b><p>The Recall of MPs …

County Antrim

Constance Markievicz honoured in Westminster event

Reproduction of 1901 oil painting of the Countess will go on permanent display<p>5 minutes ago<p>Speaker John Bercow has accepted a picture of Constance …

Great Britain

Abstentionist Irish rebel MP finally enters Westminster

Grandmother of abstentionism and the first woman MP, Constance Markievicz has finally entered Parliament - 100 years after winning her seat.<p>Her portrait, donated by the Irish parliament, has been received by Speaker John Bercow on behalf of the House of Commons.<p>The painting forms part of the UK …

Politics

Commons suspended as Brexit paper arrives

Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab was updating the Commons on the government's new EU White Paper - but unhappy MPs said they had not yet seen it.<p>As copies were delivered to them, Speaker John Bercow suspended proceedings for five minutes, saying it was "most regrettable".<p>Mr Raab later apologised and …

UK Politics

Speaker John Bercow: LGBT rights ‘must trump’ religious freedom

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has said that respect for LGBT people should be prioritised over ‘religious freedom’, in a speech at the …

LGBTQI

Speaker John Bercow hits out at media ‘muddying the waters’ on transgender rights

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has hit out at anti-trans voices in the media in a speech at the PinkNews summer reception in Parliament.<p>Speaker …

LGBTQI

Gavin Williamson interrupted by Siri during Commons statement

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson appeared to be interrupted by Siri on his iPhone as he addressed MPs in the Commons about Syria.<p>It led him to pause his statement on the fight against Islamic State as Speaker John Bercow remarked on the "very rum business".<p>Mr Williamson apologised for the …

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PMQs: Bercow calms noisy MPs in Corbyn-May exchanges

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/av_pv7_pa3/modav/bUnknown-b525c35b-e61d-46de-985f-49ee47ac5dce_p06c70q5_cUnknown_1530105480057.mp4?__gda__=1534396995_e905817421d7234a37056a39a534999d<p>Noisy MPs were warned that the contributions of Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn "must be heard" and the Prime …

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Brexit: Queen approves law that will end membership of EU

London - Britain's Queen Elizabeth granted royal assent to Prime Minister Theresa May's flagship Brexit legislation on Tuesday, ending months of …

Great Britain

Brexit Bill becomes law

A Bill enacting Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (E.U.) has become law after months of debate, the Speaker of Parliament announced on …

Great Britain

Queen approves Brexit law that will end membership of EU

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Queen Elizabeth granted royal assent to Prime Minister Theresa May’s flagship Brexit legislation on Tuesday, ending months of debate over the legislation that will formally end the country’s European Union membership.<p>FILE PHOTO: Horse Racing - Royal Ascot - Ascot …

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Queen Elizabeth approves Brexit law that will end EU membership - World

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth granted royal assent to the UK’s Brexit legislation on Tuesday, ending months of debate over the legislation that will …

Great Britain

Queen Elizabeth approves Brexit law that will end membership of EU

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth granted royal assent to Prime Minister Theresa May’s flagship Brexit legislation on Tuesday, ending months of debate over …

Great Britain

Brexit Bill Becomes Law, Conservative MPs Celebrate

Britain's Queen Elizabeth granted royal assent to the Brexit legislation on Tuesday, bringing closure to months of debate over the bill that will …

Middle East

British Queen approves Brexit law that will end membership of EU

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth granted royal assent to Prime Minister Theresa May's flagship Brexit legislation on Tuesday, ending months of debate over the legislation that will formally end the country's European Union membership.<p>The House of Commons speaker John Bercow said the EU …

Great Britain

Defiant Commons Speaker John Bercow declares he's not 'going anywhere' - officially breaking pledge to quit

Defiant Commons Speaker John Bercow has faced down his critics by insisting that he has "no intention of going anywhere".<p>The MP famously declared he …

UK Politics

John Bercow under pressure over £2.4m 'gag clauses' for House of Commons staff

John Bercow has been accused of presiding over a system which has seen millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money used to silence House of Commons employees during his tenure as Speaker.<p>The House of Commons has routinely used non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements totalling more than £2.4 …

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John Bercow aims to stay on as Speaker to oversee Brexit process

John Bercow is planning to stay on as Speaker of the House of Commons until after the UK leaves the European Union in order to oversee the “challenging” period when MPs will thrash out Brexit laws.<p>Bercow will resist attempts to topple him by critical Conservative MPs as he believes the Commons …

UK Politics

John Bercow's behaviour shows we must overhaul sleaze watchdog, former members of public on committee say

The first members of the public chosen to help oversee the behaviour of MPs have called for an overhaul of the sleaze watchdog on which they sat, in the wake of the body's decision not to investigate John Bercow's behaviour.<p>In an unprecedented intervention, Peter Jinman, Walter Rader and Sharon …

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John Bercow will stay on as Speaker for year to ensure Brexit vote

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PMQs review: The SNP walk out as John Bercow loses control

The nationalist party stunned the Speaker with a well-crafted stunt.<p>The SNP’s Westminster leader Ian Blackford, unlike his predecessor Angus …

Great Britain

Speaker John Bercow tells Claire Perry: No dilation

Energy minister Claire Perry has accused Speaker John Bercow of sexism and "demeaning" language after he told her to avoid "dilation" during a Commons session.<p>Ms Perry had responded to complaints that she was taking too long to answer questions by remarking that "the last time I talked about …

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John Bercow is a sexist, says top woman minister Claire Perry

A senior minister today accused Commons Speaker John Bercow of being “sexist” — piling pressure on him to stand down.<p>Business minister Claire Perry …

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John Bercow rebuttal on bullying allegations: Accuse other people

Chris Cook @xtophercook on Twitter<p><b>Today, we learn, the House of Commons authorities have acknowledged there may have been recent bullying relating to the Speaker. Specifically, they are worried that there has been bullying of the Speaker. By me.</b><p>The BBC's Freedom of Information wizards (in this …

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Minister accuses John Bercow of making 'sexist' and 'demeaning' comments

A minister has attacked John Bercow for his “sexist” treatment of women, highlighting "demeaning" comments he has made to her over several years.<p>Claire Perry, the energy minister, has written to the Speaker accusing him of having a “woman problem” and complaining of his “overly aggressive” comments …

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