House of Commons

Parliament U-turns on exemption from nationwide 10pm curfew
Boris Johnson
In Brief

Parliament U-turns on exemption from nationwide 10pm curfew

Watering holes on the parliamentary estate will be forced to shut after MPs blast ‘tone deaf’ decision
28 Sep 2020
Conservative MPs to ‘refuse’ racial bias training
European Research Group
In Brief

Conservative MPs to ‘refuse’ racial bias training

Dozens of Tories to shun course designed to tackle racism as Commons authorities accused of ‘pandering to the woke agenda’
21 Sep 2020
What is waiting for Boris Johnson on his return to work?
Boris Johnson
In Depth

What is waiting for Boris Johnson on his return to work?

Packed agenda includes tackling fallout from Covid, Brexit and reopening of schools
1 Sep 2020
Tory MP accused of rape agrees to steer clear of Parliament
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In Brief

Tory MP accused of rape agrees to steer clear of Parliament

Conservative Party says the unnamed politician has agreed to steer clear of Commons when summer recess ends
17 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: MPs ‘just saved’ from reputational disaster
House of Commons debate
In Depth

Instant Opinion: MPs ‘just saved’ from reputational disaster

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 24 June
24 Jun 2020
Rees-Mogg loses vote on Westminster bullying debates
Jacob Rees-Mogg
In Brief

Rees-Mogg loses vote on Westminster bullying debates

Critics said proposal would undermine new independent panel and ‘re-victimise’ victims
24 Jun 2020
Virtual parliament: MPs warned flouting Commons rules
Virtual parliament
In Depth

Virtual parliament: MPs warned flouting Commons rules

Speaker Lindsay Hoyle says standards must not be allowed to slip
21 Apr 2020

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How virtual Parliament might work
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In Depth

How virtual Parliament might work

MPs set to vote on new arrangements including PMQs by video conferencing
14 Apr 2020
What happens if Parliament shuts for five months?
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In Depth

What happens if Parliament shuts for five months?

Chief medical officer and Commons speaker consider suspension over coronavirus
5 Mar 2020
Tracy Brabin: what are the conduct rules in the Commons?
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In Depth

Tracy Brabin: what are the conduct rules in the Commons?

Labour MP triggers online row by wearing off-the-shoulder dress at parliamentary debate
5 Feb 2020
John Bercow bullying claims: what we know so far
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In Depth

John Bercow bullying claims: what we know so far

The former Commons speaker’s hopes of a peerage could be dashed by fresh allegations about his treatment of staff
23 Jan 2020
House of Lords to move to the North
Peers in House of Lords
In Brief

House of Lords to move to the North

Plans to move peers permanently to York part of government pitch to consolidate gains in former Labour heartlands
20 Jan 2020
The strange traditions of the Queen's Speech
Queen state opening of parliament
In Depth

The strange traditions of the Queen's Speech

Rituals surrounding State Opening of Parliament are among strangest of the UK’s many unusual customs
19 Dec 2019
Who is new Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle?
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In Brief

Who is new Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle?

Labour MP is described as ‘avuncular’ and an ‘embodiment of the British constitution’
5 Nov 2019
Tory MP to quit after ‘fondling’ claim by Labour MP
Tory MP Ross Thomson
In Brief

Tory MP to quit after ‘fondling’ claim by Labour MP

Ross Thomson accused of ‘sexual touching’ of multiple men
4 Nov 2019
Keith Vaz: how the sex and drug saga unfolded
Keith Vaz
In Depth

Keith Vaz: how the sex and drug saga unfolded

Controversial Labour MP faces six-month parliamentary ban over 2016 scandal
29 Oct 2019
Homeopathy treatment: what the science says
Staff making up the controversial homeopathic remedies
In Depth

Homeopathy treatment: what the science says

Head of NHS urges medical watchdog to blacklist the ‘fundamentally flawed’ treatments
28 Oct 2019
What powers does the House of Commons speaker have?
John Bercow
In Depth

What powers does the House of Commons speaker have?

John Bercow angers Brexiteers by rejecting Boris Johnson’s request for simple vote on deal
22 Oct 2019
Johnson says he was ‘model of restraint’ in language row
Boris Johnson arrives in Downing Street
In Brief

Johnson says he was ‘model of restraint’ in language row

Prime minister rejects accusations he was dismissive of MP abuse
30 Sep 2019
Parliament prorogued as Johnson fails in snap election bid
House of Commons
In Brief

Parliament prorogued as Johnson fails in snap election bid

There were ‘chaotic scenes’ as the Commons was suspended until 14 October
10 Sep 2019
The legislation threatened by prorogation
An anti-Brexit demonstrator in front of Parliament
In Depth

The legislation threatened by prorogation

Government shutdown could halt 17 bills currently before Parliament
9 Sep 2019
How MPs are planning to block a no-deal Brexit
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In Depth

How MPs are planning to block a no-deal Brexit

Labour leads attempt to introduce legislation to prevent EU exit without trade agreement
12 Jun 2019
MPs back Brexit delay bill by one vote
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In Brief

MPs back Brexit delay bill by one vote

Yvette Cooper's bill comes as talks continue between May and Corbyn
4 Apr 2019
Cabinet crisis talks after MPs reject Brexit options
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In Brief

Cabinet crisis talks after MPs reject Brexit options

Second referendum or no-deal Brexit become more likely amid Commons gridlock
2 Apr 2019
Brexit indicative votes: what are MPs voting on tonight?
Theresa May speaks in the House of Commons
In Depth

Brexit indicative votes: what are MPs voting on tonight?

Prospect of a customs union with EU threatens to split Theresa May’s cabinet
1 Apr 2019
May under pressure as MPs reject Brexit deal again
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In Brief

May under pressure as MPs reject Brexit deal again

Senior Tories could ask prime minister to stand down this week
13 Mar 2019
How much are UK MPs paid?
House of Commons
In Depth

How much are UK MPs paid?

Latest inflation-busting wage hike of more than £2,000 triggers widespread anger
1 Mar 2019
Valentine’s Day votes: what will happen in Parliament?
The Houses of Parliament seen through an EU flag
In Depth

Valentine’s Day votes: what will happen in Parliament?

Theresa May is asking MPs to give her two more weeks to improve Brexit deal
12 Feb 2019
Commons MPs sent home early with ‘nothing to do’
House of Commons
In Depth

Commons MPs sent home early with ‘nothing to do’

Legislative logjam as Brexit impasse grinds on with just 50 days to go
7 Feb 2019
What Theresa May’s six Brexit ‘lessons’ teach us
Theresa May
In Brief

What Theresa May’s six Brexit ‘lessons’ teach us

The prime minister makes token concessions but holds firm on her main red lines
22 Jan 2019
What happens if May wins – or loses – a no-confidence vote?
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In Brief

What happens if May wins – or loses – a no-confidence vote?

The Week rounds up reaction and predictions after Tuesday’s historic Commons defeat for the prime minister
15 Jan 2019
Why tonight’s Brexit vote is so important
Theresa May
In Depth

Why tonight’s Brexit vote is so important

Commentators say Britain facing ‘prolonged period of chaos’
15 Jan 2019
Why has Labour not called a no-confidence vote?
Jeremy Corbyn
In Brief

Why has Labour not called a no-confidence vote?

Jeremy Corbyn accused of cowardice by other opposition parties, but is he just being clever?
12 Dec 2018
Brexit vote delay: what is Theresa May’s game plan?
Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street
In Depth

Brexit vote delay: what is Theresa May’s game plan?

PM expected to head back to Brussels to renegotiate controversial withdrawal agreement
10 Dec 2018
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