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House of Commons of the United Kingdom: Lower house in the Parliament of the United Kingdom
The House of Commons, officially the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled, is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Like the upper house, the House of Lords, it meets in the Palace of Westminster. Owing to shortage of space, its office accommodation extends into Portcullis House.

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The SNP wants us to know we're facing a constitutional crisis. Unfortunately for them, no one cares

The crisis announced this afternoon in the House of Commons by Ian Blackford is so serious that as many as three MPs looked up from their phones
Independent - Published

UK House of Commons rejects changes to Brexit legislation

The lower house of Britain's parliament on Wednesday overturned changes made by the upper house to the legislation needed to ratify the country's divorce agreement with the European Union.
Reuters - Published

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Matt Hancock on coronavirus: We have put in place proportionate, precautionary measures [Video]Matt Hancock on coronavirus: We have put in place proportionate, precautionary measures

Matt Hancock updates the House of Commons on the coronavirus outbreak. He said the Department of Health and Social Care has put in place 'proportionate, precautionary measures'. The DHSC said measures..

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Gordon Brown says people not at ease with country [Video]Gordon Brown says people not at ease with country

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has claimed that despite the Conservative Party holding a majority of 80 seats in the House of Commons, people are not at ease with the country.

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Boris Johnson departs Number 10 for PMQs [Video]Boris Johnson departs Number 10 for PMQs

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has left 10 Downing Street for Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons. Report by Connerv. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on..

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MPs discuss Flybe and Air Passenger Duty in House of Commons [Video]MPs discuss Flybe and Air Passenger Duty in House of Commons

Transport minister Paul Maynard refused to comment on calls to reform air passenger duty (APD), amid concerns over the future of airline Flybe, saying it was a "matter for the Treasury", Report by..

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House of Commons passes Brexit bill for UK departure from EU on January 31 [Video]House of Commons passes Brexit bill for UK departure from EU on January 31

House of Commons passes Brexit bill for UK departure from EU on January 31

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Brexit a step closer as Withdrawal Bill clears House of Commons [Video]Brexit a step closer as Withdrawal Bill clears House of Commons

The UK’s exit from the European Union moved a step closer after Boris Johnson’s Brexit Bill cleared the Commons. The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill was given a third reading by 330..

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Johnson Brexit Passes [Video]Johnson Brexit Passes

Boris Johnson's Brexit legislation has been backed by Members of Parliament by 330 votes to 231. This marks a historic moment in the Brexit process. The vote comes ahead of the UK's scheduled departure..

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Boris Johnson departs Downing Street for PMQs [Video]Boris Johnson departs Downing Street for PMQs

Boris Johnson has departed from Downing Street this morning, ahead of today's Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn..

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Cabinet depart Downing St after meeting with PM [Video]Cabinet depart Downing St after meeting with PM

Members of the Cabinet leave 10 Downing Street following a meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Parliament is to resume later this afternoon with Mr Johnson making a statement regarding the..

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John Bercow delivers Channel 4’s Alternative Christmas Message [Video]John Bercow delivers Channel 4’s Alternative Christmas Message

Former Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow is to deliver this year’s Channel 4 Alternative Christmas Message. In a tumultuous year in politics, Mr Bercow will deliver a pro-democracy and..

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Jacob Rees-Mogg thanks Brexiteers outside Parliament [Video]Jacob Rees-Mogg thanks Brexiteers outside Parliament

Jacob Rees-Mogg took some time out of his day to go and personally thanks pro-Brexit group outside of Parliament. The Leader of the House of Commons spoken to the group following the approval of Boris..

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Queen opens new session of UK parliament [Video]Queen opens new session of UK parliament

Queen Elizabeth II formally opened a new session of Britain's Parliament on Thursday, with a speech giving the first concrete details of what Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to do with his..

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Boris Johnson's opening remarks after Queen's Speech [Video]Boris Johnson's opening remarks after Queen's Speech

The Prime Minister delivers his opening remarks in a lively House of Commons after today's Queen's Speech. Report by Woodsli. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter..

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SNP's new MP protests during royal swearing-in oath [Video]SNP's new MP protests during royal swearing-in oath

SNP MP Steven Bonnar clearly crosses fingers as he is sworn into the House of Commons, in protest at the oath made to the Queen. The MP for Coatbridge Chryston & Bellshill made what seems to be a..

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UK parliament Speaker Hoyle re-elected [Video]UK parliament Speaker Hoyle re-elected

British lawmakers re-elected Labour's Lindsay Hoyle as Speaker on Tuesday who vowed to be impartial and fair in a moderating role which saw his predecessor John Bercow accused of breaking convention to..

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New MPs to be sworn into Parliament over next two days [Video]New MPs to be sworn into Parliament over next two days

Hundreds of MPs have arrived at the House of Commons to be sworn into the new Parliament. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at..

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Jeremy Corbyn cheered by Conservatives on return to Commons [Video]Jeremy Corbyn cheered by Conservatives on return to Commons

Conservative MPs cheered Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as he took he seat on Parliament's return to the House of Commons. It's the first sitting since a disastrous election for Labour in which they lost..

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New Cabinet arrive at 10 Downing St [Video]New Cabinet arrive at 10 Downing St

Ministers of the reshuffled Cabinet arrive at 10 Downing Street as Prime Minister Boris Johnson chairs a meeting. MPs are to take an oath of allegiance in the House of Commons during a swearing-in..

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Boris Johnson welcomes his new MPs to Westminster [Video]Boris Johnson welcomes his new MPs to Westminster

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has welcomed the 109 newly elected Conservative Members of Parliament to Westminster. Mr Johnson's party won 365 of the 650 seats in the House of Commons in Thursday's..

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PM welcomes new Tories to House of Commons [Video]PM welcomes new Tories to House of Commons

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has welcomed new Tory MPs to the House of Commons following his victory in last week's General Election. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at..

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Politics: The state of the parties as Tories return with huge majority [Video]Politics: The state of the parties as Tories return with huge majority

A look at how the Government and opposition benches stand as Parliament returns after the general election - with the Conservatives now holding a huge majority in the House of Commons

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Leo Varadkar 'relieved' over Tory majority [Video]Leo Varadkar 'relieved' over Tory majority

Irish premier Leo Varadkar congratulates Boris Johnson and welcomes his outright majority after Thursday’s election. "It’s a positive thing that we have a decisive outcome in Britain in their..

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Conservatives win overall majority in 2019 General Election [Video]Conservatives win overall majority in 2019 General Election

The Conservative Party has secured the 326 seats required to win an overall majority in the House of Commons, with several constituencies still to declare. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at..

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Conservatives win House of Commons majority [Video]Conservatives win House of Commons majority

Conservative leader Boris Johnson is set to lead his party with a large majority as his gamble on a snap General Election paid off handsomely.

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British PM Johnson hails 'historic' election [Video]British PM Johnson hails 'historic' election

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK's election appeared to have given him a powerful mandate for Brexit.

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Tory MPs ask Boris Johnson for autograph after Brexit deal passed

House of Commons votes in favour of withdrawal agreement bill, with country set to leave EU on 31 January
Independent - Published

Canada's Conservative leader Andrew Scheer resigns

Canada's Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer, who lost the October election to Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, announced on Thursday in the House of Commons that he has decided to resign.
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson says politicians who lie 'should be made to go on their knees through House of Commons'

Prime minister again draws laughter on subject of trust
Independent - Published

Lebanon is a sinking ship, parliament speaker warns

Lebanon is like a sinking ship that will go under unless action is taken, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri was quoted as saying on Monday, referring to the country's deep economic and political crisis.
Reuters - Published

Canadian parliament to reconvene on December 5: PM's Office

Canada's parliament will sit for the first time since last month's election on Dec. 5, when the House of Commons will elect a new speaker and hear the Throne Speech, the prime minister's office said on..
Reuters - Published

Lebanon's Speaker Berri postpones parliament session

A session of the Lebanese parliament scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed for a week due to security considerations, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said.
Reuters - Published

UK parliament elects Labour lawmaker Hoyle as Speaker

Opposition Labour lawmaker Lindsay Hoyle was elected speaker of Britain's House of Commons on Monday and will take on the role of refereeing the next parliamentary installment of the country's exit..
Reuters - Published

Lindsay Hoyle: Labour MP elected new House of Commons speaker, replacing John Bercow

Sir Lindsay Hoyle has been elected as the next Commons speaker after John Bercow stood down from the post.
Independent - Published

Jo Swinson's parliamentary office evacuated as 'suspicious powder' sparks police investigation

Police have evacuated the House of Commons office of Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson after she was sent a parcel containing suspicious powder.
Independent - Published

MPs to elect John Bercow's successor as House of Commons speaker

Eight candidates expected to stand in election that could influence Brexit outcome
Independent - Published

John Bercow ends decade as Commons speaker with furious spat with Tory MP

'To the fag end of your tenure in that chair, you are defending the indefensible', Andrew Bridgen tells outgoing speaker during debate over suspension of Labour MP
Independent - Published

Speaker John Bercow, UK parliament's Brexit umpire-cum-player, steps down

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow will step down on Thursday, ending a 10-year term in which he has become a central player in Britain's protracted Brexit debate - feted by the "Remain" side but..
Reuters - Published

UK Speaker Bercow, scourge of Brexiteers, to go up in smoke as a bonfire effigy

An effigy of John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons and bete noire of Brexiteers, will go up in flames on Saturday as part of an English town's bonfire night celebrations marking the failure of a..
Reuters - Published

MP Keith Vaz facing six-month suspension after offering to buy cocaine for male prostitutes

The House of Commons' standards watchdog has recommended a six-month suspension for Labour MP Keith Vaz after finding that he signficantly damaged the reputation of parliament by offering to buy..
Independent - Published

General election: Boris Johnson reveals 'plan B' to force pre-Christmas poll if he loses Commons vote

No 10 explores bringing forward a Bill - allowing a poll with a simple majority in Commons - despite dismissing identical Lib Dem-SNP plan as 'gimmick'
Independent - Published

UK parliament will have chance to vote on Monday for early election

British lawmakers will have a chance on Monday to vote on whether to hold an early national election, the leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg said.
Reuters - Published

UK government not planning to debate Brexit deal law in parliament next week

Britain's government is not planning to continue debating the legislation needed to implement Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal in parliament next week, according to a statement on upcoming..
Reuters - Published

November's budget could be postponed if MPs fail to pass Brexit deal in next week

November's budget could be postponed if the House of Commons fails to ratify Boris Johnson's Brexit deal within the next week.
Independent - Published

Brexit: PM to push for election if EU offers longer delay

It comes as Boris Johnson "pauses" his Brexit bill after MPs reject his fast-track Commons timetable.
BBC News - Published

For seventeen spectacular minutes, the House of Commons actually had an opinion on Brexit

Brexit only starts to make sense once you work out you're meant to be hopelessly confused
Independent - Published

UK parliament to resume Queen's Speech debate on Wednesday: government

Britain's parliament will resume its debate on the government's legislative program on Wednesday, the leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg said, after lawmakers rejected the timetable for a..
Reuters - Published

A vote against Brexit timetable is a vote against October 31 departure: UK government

British lawmakers who do not support the government's planned timetable to pass legislation to ratify its Brexit deal will be voting not to leave the European Union on Oct. 31, the leader of the House..
Reuters - Published

UK can still get Brexit deal approved this month: parliament speaker

The British government still has the opportunity to get its Brexit deal through parliament in time to leave the European Union at the end of October, the speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson Brexit deal derailed again as Bercow blocks second attempt at 'meaningful vote'

Speaker of the House of Commons says there is no justification for the government to force another vote just two days afer MPs voted to withhold their approval
Independent - Published

Labour set to whip MPs to back a Final Say referendum in 'significant' step towards public vote

Boris Johnson to make a second attempt to win MPs' approval for his Brexit deal in the House of Commons
Independent - Published

Britain's Raab: we have the numbers to pass a Brexit deal

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the government seemed to have the numbers in the House of Commons to pass Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal.
Reuters - Published

What does today's vote say about the numbers for the Brexit deal?

The best guess based on the vote on the Letwin amendment is that Boris Johnson's deal could pass the House of Commons with a majority of five
Independent - Published

UK parliament speaker to rule on Monday if government can put Brexit deal to vote again

The speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow said he would rule on Monday if he will allow the government to put forward a vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal.
Reuters - Published

UK parliament to debate Brexit deal on Monday: House of Commons leader

British lawmakers will debate and vote on Monday on whether to approve Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, the leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson: Vote derailing PM's Brexit deal passed in Commons, triggering law forcing him to seek fresh extension from EU

Prime minister defeated by 322 votes to 306 but insists he 'will not negotiate a delay with the EU'
Independent - Published

UK parliament speaker selects Letwin amendment for vote

The speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, said on Saturday he had selected for a vote a proposal to withhold support for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal until formal ratification..
Reuters - Published

Brexit vote in Commons could be delayed in extraordinary move by MPs to prevent risk of no-deal

Saturday's vote to decide Brexit is set to be delayed, after an extraordinary procedural move by MPs who fear the UK could still crash out of the EU without a deal.
Independent - Published

Brexit: Johnson 'very confident' MPs will back deal

The PM is facing an uphill battle to get his new Brexit deal through the House of Commons on Saturday.
BBC News - Published

Johnson told EU leaders he was relatively positive about Brexit deal passing UK parliament: official

Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his fellow European Union leaders that he was relatively positive about their new Brexit deal passing the House of Commons, an EU official said after the British..
Reuters - Published

UK parliament will have straight deal or no-deal Brexit debate on Saturday

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to make a statement to parliament on Saturday and then lawmakers will debate whether to approve his new Brexit deal or leave the EU without a deal, leader of..
Reuters - Published

UK's Rees-Mogg says DUP should find comfort in new Brexit deal

Britain has secured a good deal with the European Union which ensures the whole United Kingdom is one customs union and should provide comfort to the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP),..
Reuters - Published

At best, EU summit can grant tentative approval of any Brexit deal

Any approval by European Union leaders at their Thursday-Friday summit in Brussels of a last-minute Brexit deal could only be conditional on the British House of Commons approving it later, three..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson mocked in parliament after winning first vote in 8 attempts as PM

Vote marks Mr Johnson's first victory in Commons since replacing Theresa May at No 10 almost three months ago
Independent - Published

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