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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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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..
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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

Videos for House of Commons of the United Kingdom

Watch live: House of Commons begins Queen's speech debate [Video]Watch live: House of Commons begins Queen's speech debate

After the British monarch gave a Queen's speech, MPs in the House of Commons began to debate the contents.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:48Published

Michael Gove and Keir Starmer clash over no-deal preparations [Video]Michael Gove and Keir Starmer clash over no-deal preparations

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove gives a statement to the House of Commons regarding the government's preparations for a potential no-deal Brexit scenario. Mr Gove re-outlined..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:42Published

The state of the parties as Heidi Allen joins the Lib Dems [Video]The state of the parties as Heidi Allen joins the Lib Dems

A look at how the Government and opposition benches stand as Heidi Allen joins the Liberal Democrats. The former Tory MP is the sixth person to defect to Jo Swinson's party in recent weeks, bringing..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:46Published

Banksy Painting Sells For Record-Breaking $12.2 Million [Video]Banksy Painting Sells For Record-Breaking $12.2 Million

British artist Banksy's "Devolved Parliament," has sold at auction in London for a record-breaking £9,879,500. The oil painting is a satirical take on government depicting the House of Commons filled..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

MP shares with Commons her personal experience of domestic abuse [Video]MP shares with Commons her personal experience of domestic abuse

An MP has urged others to come forward if it is safe for them to do so after sharing during a Commons debate her own experience of coercive control. Canterbury MP Rosie Duffield received a standing..

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May makes first Commons speech since returning to backbenches [Video]May makes first Commons speech since returning to backbenches

Former prime minister Theresa May used her first speech in the Commons since returning to the backbenches to highlight the importance of domestic abuse policies. She described a new Bill about domestic..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:57Published

Banksy's 'Devolved Parliament' expected to fetch over £1.5 million at auction [Video]Banksy's 'Devolved Parliament' expected to fetch over £1.5 million at auction

Banksy’s portrayal of the House of Commons reduced to an assembly of parliamentary primates, will go on public display in London for the first time at Sotheby’s, just a mile away from Westminster...

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:35Published

Husband of murdered lawmaker decries 'inferno of rhetoric' in UK politics [Video]Husband of murdered lawmaker decries 'inferno of rhetoric' in UK politics

The husband of Jo Cox, a British lawmaker murdered before the Brexit referendum in 2016, has urged the UK parliament to step back from a vicious cycle of language that he says makes violence and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:19Published

Jeremy Corbyn calls Boris Johnson a 'dangerous Prime Minister' [Video]Jeremy Corbyn calls Boris Johnson a 'dangerous Prime Minister'

Mandatory credit: Parliament Live Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn repeats his call for Boris Johnson to resign as Prime Minister in their first head-to-head since Parliament was recalled. Opposition..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:12Published

Boris Johnson: Protesters hurl abuse at PM on his return to Parliament [Video]Boris Johnson: Protesters hurl abuse at PM on his return to Parliament

Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street and arrives at Parliament to make his address to MPs in the House of Commons. The Prime Minister was forced to cut short his visit to the United..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:30Published

Barry Sheerman launches blistering attack on Attorney General [Video]Barry Sheerman launches blistering attack on Attorney General

Barry Sheerman, MP for Huddersfield, launches a blistering attack on Attorney General Geoffrey Cox in the House of Commons.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:42Published

Attorney General Geoffrey Cox berates 'cowardly' parliament [Video]Attorney General Geoffrey Cox berates 'cowardly' parliament

Geoffrey Cox called the House of Commons a disgrace and accused MPs of being cowards. "They don't like to hear it, Mr Speaker, twice they have been asked to make the electorate decide upon whether they..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:08Published

John Bercow: Parliament must resume after Supreme Court ruling [Video]John Bercow: Parliament must resume after Supreme Court ruling

House of Commons speaker John Bercow addresses the press on College Green, Westminster, where he welcomes the Supreme Court's ruling that the Government's prorogation of Parliament was unlawful. Mr..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:25Published

Boris Johnson must resign immediately - Ian Blackford [Video]Boris Johnson must resign immediately - Ian Blackford

Ian Blackford, leader of the SNP in Westminster, has called on Boris Johnson to resign as Prime Minister. “We must be back in Parliament immediately,” said the Ross, Skye and Lochaber MP. “We..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:28Published

UK's top court to rule on parliament suspension [Video]UK's top court to rule on parliament suspension

Britain's Supreme Court is to decide whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law when he suspended parliament for five weeks in the run-up to Brexit. His challengers say he aimed to thwart..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:53Published

MPs hopeful of overturning Parliament suspension by September 16 [Video]MPs hopeful of overturning Parliament suspension by September 16

MPs who appealed against an earlier ruling that the Prime Minister's prorogation of Parliament was lawful, say they are hopeful of being able to return to the House of Commons by early next week. Boris..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:42Published

Boris Johnson's Cabinet meet after Commons defeat [Video]Boris Johnson's Cabinet meet after Commons defeat

Ministers enter the first Cabinet meeting since the Government lost a key election vote last night in the Commons. Ministers visit Downing Street for a Cabinet meeting, following the prorogation of..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:36Published

Senior UK govt figures must publish Brexit WhatsApp messages [Video]Senior UK govt figures must publish Brexit WhatsApp messages

Communications on Parliament suspension must be handed over after House of Commons vote in latest Johnson defeat.

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Defeat for PM and opposition protest in night of high drama in Commons [Video]Defeat for PM and opposition protest in night of high drama in Commons

Boris Johnson lost his second bid to trigger a general election while opposition MPs staged a protest ahead of the prorogation of Parliament in the early hours of Tuesday.

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Boris Johnson's second bid to trigger general election fails [Video]Boris Johnson's second bid to trigger general election fails

Boris Johnson has suffered another humiliating Commons defeat after his second bid for a snap general election was rejected by MPs. The Prime Minister said he wanted to head to the polls next month to..

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

Orderrrrrrrrr! UK parliament speaker John Bercow's memorable moments [Video]Orderrrrrrrrr! UK parliament speaker John Bercow's memorable moments

Britain's House of Commons Speaker John Bercow, known for his fiesty temperament and florid style, has said he would stand down from the role. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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Johnson Brexit Plan Falls Apart [Video]Johnson Brexit Plan Falls Apart

Boris Johnson's Brexit plan to win an election before taking Britain out of the EU at the end of October is in doubt. His government was forced to abandon its attempt to block a bill that could delay..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Boris Johnson defeated again; no snap UK election [Video]Boris Johnson defeated again; no snap UK election

Suffering a third defeat in the House of Commons in two days, Boris Johnson's Brexit plans lie in disarray.

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UK lawmakers vote to block a 'no-deal' Brexit [Video]UK lawmakers vote to block a 'no-deal' Brexit

Britain's House of Commons voted to approve a bill forcing the government to ask for an extension to Brexit and rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson's proposal for an early election. David Doyle..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:22Published

Commons vote breakdown: How MPs refused a general election [Video]Commons vote breakdown: How MPs refused a general election

MPs have voted against an early general election in the House of Commons, handing Prime Minister Boris Johnson another defeat. Many Labour MPs abstained from the vote, meaning it did not reach the..

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UK cabinet to get Brexit talks update on Sunday

Britain's cabinet will be briefed on the current state of Brexit negotiations at 1145 GMT on Sunday, House of Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg told Sky News.
Reuters - Published

UK's Rees-Mogg: Government does not need to apologize to Queen Elizabeth

The British government does not need to apologize to Queen Elizabeth over the decision to ask her to suspend parliament, leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Jess Phillips abuse: Police called to MP's home three times

Jess Phillips says she has seen a "massive recent increase" in abuse after a heated Commons debate.
BBC News - Published

UK's Rees-Mogg: DUP backing will bring in support for Brexit deal

Conservative and opposition lawmakers will likely vote through any Brexit deal that Prime Minister Johnson secures if the Northern Irish DUP party support it, Britain's House of Commons leader Jacob..
Reuters - Published

House of Commons refuses to release data visible online over 'national security risk'

'It's a weirdly backwards decision because the data has been in the public domain for years,' says expert
Independent - Published

UK government discussing the timing of Queen's Speech

The British government is discussing the timing of a Queen's Speech with parliamentary authorities, the leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg, said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

UK parliament speaker says election cannot happen before October 31

The speaker of Britain's House of Commons John Bercow said on Thursday that, under existing rules, a national election could not be held before the country is due to leave the European Union at the end..
Reuters - Published

MPs vote to reject Boris Johnson's motion to shut down parliament in latest blow to PM

The House of Commons has voted to reject a government request for a recess which would have shut down parliament until next Thursday to allow the Conservative annual conference to go ahead as planned.
Independent - Published

UK's ruling Conservatives to ask for parliamentary break to hold conference

Britain's ruling Conservative Party will on Thursday ask lawmakers to approve a short adjournment of parliament next week to allow the party to hold its annual conference, House of Commons leader Jacob..
Reuters - Published

UK House of Commons to sit on Wednesday: Speaker Bercow

Britain's lower house of parliament, the House of Commons, will sit on Wednesday after the Supreme Court ruled Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament was unlawful, Commons Speaker John..
Reuters - Published

MPs to return to parliament tomorrow morning after Boris Johnson's suspension ruled illegal, Speaker John Bercow says

The House of Commons is to sit on Wednesday at 11.30, with "full scope for urgent questions, ministerial statements and applications for emergency debates", Commons Speaker John Bercow has announced.
Independent - Published

UK Speaker Bercow says House of Commons must convene without delay

Britain's House of Commons must convene without delay, Speaker John Bercow said on Tuesday, welcoming a ruling by the Supreme Court that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament..
Reuters - Published

Outgoing Speaker Bercow: would not rule out second Brexit referendum

Outgoing speaker of the British House of Commons John Bercow would not rule out a second referendum to solve the country's Brexit impasse, he told an audience in Zurich on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

UK parliament's speaker promises 'creativity' to ensure PM Johnson obeys Brexit delay law

House of Commons speaker John Bercow, has promised to use "creativity" to ensure Prime Minister Boris Johnson does not ignore a law which would prevent him taking Britain out of the European Union..
Reuters - Published

Brexit: John Bercow pledges 'creativity' to stop no-deal

The Speaker is also warning the government not to ignore laws passed by the House of Commons.
BBC News - Published

Speaker Bercow, champion of Britain's parliament in clash with Johnson, bows out

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow, champion of Britain's parliament in its move to rein in Prime Minister Boris Johnson over Brexit, said on Monday he would stand down, issuing a warning to the..
Reuters - Published

Brexit: MPs order Boris Johnson to hand over government communications about parliament suspension and no-deal planning

Boris Johnson's government has suffered another humiliating Commons defeat, as MPs ordered the release of internal communications between the prime minister's top advisers over the decision to suspend..
Independent - Published

UK parliament Speaker John Bercow announces he will quit

Britain's House of Commons Speaker John Bercow, who played a key role in the three-year Brexit crisis, said on Monday he would stand down from the role, issuing a warning to the government not to..
Reuters - Published

John Bercow quits: Commons speaker announces he will resign on Brexit deadline day

John Bercow has announced he will stand down as speaker of the House of Commons on the Brexit deadline of October 31 if MPs do not vote for a general election.
Independent - Published

John Bercow: Conservatives will contest Speaker's seat in break from convention

Throughout his time sitting at head of House of Commons, speaker has ruffled feathers of his former Conservative colleagues
Independent - Published

UK government says parliament will vote on early election again on Monday

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

The moment MPs back Brexit delay bill

The bill has passed its stages in the House of Commons and now heads to the House of Lords.
BBC News - Published

PM loses key vote on Brexit

Boris Johnson loses key Brexit vote as MPs opposed to no deal take control of House of Commons business
BBC News - Published

Brexit vote result: Rebel MPs defy threats from Boris Johnson in vote against no-deal

Rebel MPs tonight defied threats from Boris Johnson to defeat the government in a crunch Commons vote on Brexit.
Independent - Published

UK's Rees-Mogg says bid to block no-deal Brexit is constitutionally irregular

A bid by British lawmakers to take control of parliamentary time to try to stop Britain leaving the European Union without a deal is constitutionally irregular, leader of the House of Commons Jacob..
Reuters - Published

UK parliament speaker approves emergency Brexit debate

The speaker of Britain's House of Commons, John Bercow, approved an emergency debate in parliament on Brexit put forward by a group of lawmakers who are seeking to block leaving the EU without a deal.
Reuters - Published

Brexit debate: Behind the scenes in Parliament

Newsbeat’s politics editor Jim Connolly has had exclusive access to the House of Commons before the MPs take their seats later today.
BBC News - Published

UK says it is now up to EU: Insist on 'vassalage' and we leave without a deal

Britain's leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Thursday it was now up to the European Union to decide if they were prepared to renegotiate a "reasonable" Brexit deal or force Britain..
Reuters - Published

Queen did not challenge suspension of UK parliament: Rees-Mogg

Britain's Queen Elizabeth did not question the government's request to suspend parliament for over a month ahead of Brexit, House of Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

UK government dares Brexit opponents: Change the law or change the government

Britain's Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg said lawmakers who want to stop a no-deal Brexit have two choices: change the law or change the government, and if they fail to choose, Britain..
Reuters - Published

Parliament suspension: Boris Johnson says Queen's Speech will be delivered on 14 October

The Queen's Speech will be held on 14 October, requiring the House of Commons to be suspended for a period, prime minister Boris Johnson has confirmed.
Independent - Published

Britain's speaker aims to block parliament closure for Brexit: newspaper

The House of Commons speaker plans to block Prime Minister Boris Johnson from bypassing parliament to take Britain out of the European Union, the Telegraph newspaper reported on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson news – live: MPs plot to seize control in Commons to block no-deal Brexit, as Labour attacks PM's 'bogus' announcements

Follow all the latest developments
Independent - Published

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