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Legislature whose power and function are similar to those dictated by the Westminster system of the United Kingdom

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Parliament: Legislature whose power and function are similar to those dictated by the Westminster system of the United Kingdom
In modern politics and history, a parliament is a legislative body of government. Generally, a modern parliament has three functions: representing the electorate, making laws, and overseeing the government via hearings and inquiries.

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UK PM: Brexit opponents 'collaborating' with EU

The PM says opposition to Brexit in Parliament means the EU is less likely to compromise on a deal.
BBC News - Published

No-deal Brexit will be stopped, former finance minister Hammond says

Parliament will block a no-deal Brexit if unelected people behind Prime Minister Boris Johnson try to wrench Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31 without agreement, former finance minister..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Parliament

Boris Johnson holds first 'People's PMQs' [Video]Boris Johnson holds first 'People's PMQs'

Boris Johnson held his first "People's PMQs" session from Downing Street on Facebook. The Prime Minister addressed questions on Brexit, mental health, knife crime and the Union during the 12-minute..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:24Published

Jane Dodds: We burst Boris Johnson's bubble in the first week of premiership [Video]Jane Dodds: We burst Boris Johnson's bubble in the first week of premiership

The new Welsh Lib Dem leader Jane Dodds speaks following her by-election victory and calls for Boris Johnson to act on the climate crisis and rule out no-deal Brexit. The Liberal Democrats won the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:51Published

Boris Johnson divides opinion from Parliament to the streets of London [Video]Boris Johnson divides opinion from Parliament to the streets of London

New UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has proved a divisive figure through his entire career- and on the streets of London, people are more split than ever.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published

MPs back amendment which could thwart no-deal Brexit [Video]MPs back amendment which could thwart no-deal Brexit

MPs have defeated the Government on an amendment which could thwart efforts by the next prime minister to force through a no-deal Brexit. The Commons backed the move by 315 votes to 274, majority 41,..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:04Published

UK hit with recession warning as Brexit battle builds in parliament [Video]UK hit with recession warning as Brexit battle builds in parliament

Britain might be entering a full-blown recession that a no-deal exit from the European Union would compound, blowing a £30 billion hole in the public finances, a budget watchdog said on Thursday. As..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

US puts Hezbollah MPs in Lebanon on sanctions list for first time [Video]US puts Hezbollah MPs in Lebanon on sanctions list for first time

US Treasury announces sanctions on three Hezbollah figures, including two members of Lebanon's Parliament.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:34Published

Boris Johnson does not rule out proroguing Parliament [Video]Boris Johnson does not rule out proroguing Parliament

Boris Johnson has said it would be "absolutely folly" to rule out suspending Parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit against the will of MPs.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:09Published

Johnson refuses to rule out suspending Parliament to force through Brexit [Video]Johnson refuses to rule out suspending Parliament to force through Brexit

Boris Johnson has declined to rule out the option of suspending Parliament in order to force through Brexit. The Tory leadership frontrunner insisted he was "not attracted" to the idea of "proroguing"..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:13Published

 

UK must leave EU on Oct. 31, PM Johnson says when asked about prospect of resigning

Parliament should honor the 2016 Brexit referendum and leave the European Union on Oct. 31, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday when asked if he would resign if his government lost a..
Reuters - Published

Explainer: Parliament versus prime minister - Can a no-deal Brexit be blocked?

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set for a battle of wills with parliament over Brexit that will test the country's unwritten constitution.
Reuters - Published

Brexit: Guy Verhofstadt savages 'irresponsible' Boris Johnson as MEPs vow to veto his plan to ditch backstop

Parliament's Brexit steering group says backstop is not up for renegotiation
Independent - Published

Man who shouted abuse at MP Anna Soubry admits offences

James Goddard, 29, who was arrested outside Parliament, admits public order offences.
BBC News - Published

No-deal Brexit under fire: Parliament grabs brakes against Boris Johnson

British lawmakers on Thursday approved proposals to make it harder for the next prime minister to force through a no-deal Brexit by suspending parliament, showing again their resolve to stop a divorce..
Reuters - Published

UK MPs back bid to block Parliament suspension

The measure aims to stop a future PM bypassing Parliament to push through a no-deal Brexit.
BBC News - Published

Brexit vote: MPs pass amendment to block Boris Johnson from suspending parliament to force through no-deal

Crucial vote will force the new prime minister to stage debates and votes in Parliament in the run-up to the Halloween deadline
Independent - Published

UK's Johnson declines to comment on plan to facilitate a no-deal Brexit

Boris Johnson, favorite to be the next British prime minister, on Wednesday refused to say whether he would seek to shut Parliament to facilitate a no-deal Brexit but agreed such a plan could be..
Reuters - Published

Westminster car crash: Salih Khater guilty of attempted murder

Salih Khater drove at people in a "premeditated" attack before crashing his car outside Parliament.
BBC News - Published

Lebanon speaker says U.S. sanctions are an assault on parliament

New U.S. sanctions against Hezbollah officials, including two Lebanese lawmakers, amount to an assault on parliament and the country, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Austria passes smoking ban, snuffing out fallen government's flagship policy

Parliament on Tuesday passed a ban on smoking in Austria's bars and restaurants, extinguishing a flagship policy of the recently collapsed right-wing government which had scrapped the measure after it..
Reuters - Published

Theresa May says successor must 'work with Parliament' to secure Brexit deal, in warning to Boris Johnson

The prime minister has put her successor on notice that he cannot expect unconditional support from her over Brexit
Independent - Published

Cornwall man charged with UK and US bomb threat hoaxes

cornwall man charged with uk and us bomb threat hoaxes
Andreas Dowling is accused of making 31 threats including to Parliament, schools and the Super Bowl.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham LGBT school row: Parents' reaction 'bitter'

birmingham lgbt school row: parents' reaction 'bitter'
Roger Godsiff is speaking in Parliament over the teaching of LGBT rights in primary schools.
BBC News - Published

Georgia clashes: Parliamentary speaker forced to resign

georgia clashes: parliamentary speaker forced to resign
About 240 people were hurt as protesters stormed the parliament over the presence of a Russian MP.
BBC News - Published

UK MPs reject Labour plan for no-deal vote

MPs reject the chance to take control of Parliament's timetable, blocking the latest attempt to stop no-deal Brexit.
BBC News - Published

UK PM candidate Hunt says: Parliament likely to block a no-deal Brexit

Jeremy Hunt, one of the candidates vying to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May, said the British parliament would likely block a no-deal Brexit so the country needed a leader who could negotiate with..
Reuters - Published

Cystic fibrosis drug campaign to be heard in Parliament

cystic fibrosis drug campaign to be heard in parliament
The family of Harriet Corr join thousands pleading for access to cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi.
BBC News - Published

Politicians vying to be UK's PM clash over Brexit

politicians vying to be uk's pm clash over brexit
Esther McVey says ending Parliament's current session to deliver a no-deal Brexit is "not a priority".
BBC News - Published

Labour sees off Brexit Party in UK by-election

labour sees off brexit party in uk by-election
Nigel Farage's party fails to win its first Parliamentary seat in a close contest in Peterborough.
BBC News - Published

Anna Soubry: Second man charged with harassing MP outside Parliament

Brian Phillips to appear in court later this month
Independent - Published

Parliament confirms Thai coup leader Prayuth as prime minister

Thailand's new parliament confirmed military junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha as civilian prime minister on Wednesday, five years after he seized power from an elected government while he was..
Reuters - Published

Parliament frustrates new Ukraine president's election reform

Lawmakers dealt an early blow to Ukraine's new president Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday by rejecting proposed changes to the electoral system ahead of a snap parliamentary election due in July.
Reuters - Published

UK PM under fire over new Brexit plan

uk pm under fire over new brexit plan
The prime minister will make her case in Parliament later, as opposition against it seems to harden.
BBC News - Published

May to ask lawmakers to vote on a second Brexit referendum

British Prime Minister Theresa May said her government will include in her Withdrawal Agreement Bill a requirement for Members of Parliament (MPs) to vote on whether to hold another Brexit referendum.
Reuters - Published

Ministers' plans to tackle money laundering through UK property in 'jeopardy', MPs and peers warn

'Parliament should not enact unenforceable legislation, and legislation without teeth will be no deterrent'
Independent - Published

Taiwan gay marriage: Parliament legalises same-sex unions

taiwan gay marriage: parliament legalises same-sex unions
Taiwan's parliament becomes the first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage in a landmark ruling.
BBC News - Published

The system used to elect our MEPs is more complicated than you think

The EU mandates systems of proportional representation be used to elect its Parliament, but leaves the detail to member states, as Sean O'Grady explains
Independent - Published

Egypt's parliament backs constitutional changes to extend Sisi's term

egypt's parliament backs constitutional changes to extend sisi's term
Parliament approves constitutional changes that could let the president stay in power until 2030.
BBC News - Published

Final Say: Hammond says 'confirmatory referendum' deserves to be tested in Parliament

Chancellor describes option of taking Brexit deal to public vote as 'perfectly credible proposition'
Independent - Published

Brexit: Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn hold 'constructive' talks

The two party leaders agree a "programme of work" to try to break the Brexit deadlock in Parliament.
BBC News - Published

British MPs Reject Theresa May's Brexit Deal for a Third Time

british mps reject theresa may's brexit deal for a third time
by Simon Baxendale - On the day when the UK was set to leave the European Union, Brexit seemed to become even more complicated. Not just for British citizens, but for those in politics itself –..
One News Page Staff - Published

UK PM May vows to quit once deal is passed

uk pm may vows to quit once deal is passed
Theresa May has promised Tory MPs she will stand down after her deal has been passed by Parliament.
BBC News - Published

Revoke Article 50 petition: Government rejects plea by 5.8 million people to cancel Brexit

'We will honour the result of the 2016 referendum and work with Parliament to deliver a deal that ensures we leave the European Union'
Independent - Published

Revoke Article 50 petition to cancel Brexit to be debated by MPs next week, Parliament announces

A petition calling for Brexit to be halted by revoking Article 50 will be debated by MPs on 1 April, it has been announced.
Independent - Published

Theresa May Should 'Quit' to Help Brexit, Say Senior UK Figures

theresa may should 'quit' to help brexit, say senior uk figures
by Graham Pierrepoint - Brexit is due to occur as of March 29th. That is, at present, still very much the plan. However, the UK’s proposed divorce from the European Union has been thrown into..
One News Page Staff - Published

Revoke Article 50 petition calling for Brexit to be cancelled hits five million signatures

Petition rejected by Theresa May is most popular ever submitted to Parliament website with highest rate of sign-ups on record
Independent - Published

Revoke Article 50 petition calling for Brexit to be cancelled becomes most popular in Parliament website's history

Second most popular is 2016 petition calling for second EU referendum if winning vote did not reach 60 per cent threshold
Independent - Published

Online Petition to Cancel Brexit Crashes UK Parliament Website

online petition to cancel brexit crashes uk parliament website
by Simon Baxendale - If you have been paying attention to any news regarding the UK in recent weeks or months, you will likely know that the country’s divorce from the European Union is still..
One News Page Staff - Published

'Cancel Brexit' petition passes 1m signatures on Parliament site

'cancel brexit' petition passes 1m signatures on parliament site
A call to revoke Article 50 generates the fastest ever rate of signatures on Parliament's website.
BBC News - Published

What could happen next?

what could happen next?
After failing twice to get her Brexit deal through Parliament, Theresa May is now requesting an extension.
BBC News - Published

Brexit minister: Parliament will debate EU exit plans on Monday

Parliament will have the chance to discuss a motion on Brexit on Monday, Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said, confirming government plans to set out a process for parliament to find a way forward on..
Reuters - Published

Brexit: Theresa May will not ask EU for long extension

No 10 says the PM shares the public's "frustration" at Parliament's "failure to take a decision".
BBC News - Published

Pro-Brexit activist denies harassing MP Anna Soubry

pro-brexit activist denies harassing mp anna soubry
James Goddard pleads not guilty to three charges following protests outside Parliament.
BBC News - Published

UK MPs to vote on delaying Brexit

uk mps to vote on delaying brexit
The PM could also make a third attempt to get her deal through Parliament in the coming days.
BBC News - Published

Brexit: What happens now?

brexit: what happens now?
Theresa May has again failed to get her Brexit deal through Parliament. What might the next move be?
BBC News - Published

Parliament will wrest control of Brexit if PM fails to build consensus: UK lawmaker

Prime Minister Theresa May must find a way to build consensus in parliament over Britain's departure from the European Union, and if she fails to, parliament will try to take control of Brexit, a..
Reuters - Published

UK parliament must restore common sense to Brexit: Labour lawmaker

Parliament must try to "restore some commonsense" to Brexit in a vote later this week, a lawmaker from the main opposition Labour Party said on Sunday, proposing changes to stop Britain from leaving..
Reuters - Published

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