Parliament

A history of MPs murdered in office
Tributes are left at the scene of the fatal stabbing of MP David Amess
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A history of MPs murdered in office

Death of Southend West MP comes just five years after Jo Cox was killed
18 Oct 2021
Parliament U-turns on exemption from nationwide 10pm curfew
Boris Johnson
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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
How Boris Johnson headed off a Brexit rebellion
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How Boris Johnson headed off a Brexit rebellion

PM agrees compromise with Tory critics of controversial bill that will break international law
17 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: is virtual parliament providing scrutiny?
Virtual parliament
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Instant Opinion: is virtual parliament providing scrutiny?

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 7 May
7 May 2020
Virtual parliament: MPs warned flouting Commons rules
Virtual parliament
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Virtual parliament: MPs warned flouting Commons rules

Speaker Lindsay Hoyle says standards must not be allowed to slip
21 Apr 2020
How virtual Parliament might work
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How virtual Parliament might work

MPs set to vote on new arrangements including PMQs by video conferencing
14 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: UK to launch ‘virtual parliament’
House of Commons
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Coronavirus: UK to launch ‘virtual parliament’

Commons speaker requested move to allow MPs to scrutinise government’s crisis response
3 Apr 2020

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Coronavirus bill: can police detain coronavirus patients?
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Coronavirus bill: can police detain coronavirus patients?

Police detain man on the Isle of Man for failing to self-isolate
20 Mar 2020
What happens if Parliament shuts for five months?
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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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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
Unspeakable: five takeaways from John Bercow’s autobiography
John Bercow
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Unspeakable: five takeaways from John Bercow’s autobiography

Controversial former Commons boss says David Cameron is ‘24-carat snob’ and claims Boris Johnson cheats at tennis
5 Feb 2020
Will Big Ben bong for Brexit day?
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Will Big Ben bong for Brexit day?

Eurosceptics defying Bercow ban to demand ringing of Great Bell
19 Dec 2019
Why we celebrate Guy Fawkes Night
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Why we celebrate Guy Fawkes Night

What happened in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 and why we ritualise an attempted act of terrorism
5 Nov 2019
Instant Opinion: ‘We are all tactical voters, aren’t we?’
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Instant Opinion: ‘We are all tactical voters, aren’t we?’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 5 November
5 Nov 2019
Keith Vaz: how the sex and drug saga unfolded
Keith Vaz
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Keith Vaz: how the sex and drug saga unfolded

Controversial Labour MP faces six-month parliamentary ban over 2016 scandal
29 Oct 2019
Brexit ‘paused’ - what happens next?
Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street
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Brexit ‘paused’ - what happens next?

General election seems likely after MPs reject Boris Johnson's timetable
23 Oct 2019
What powers does the House of Commons speaker have?
John Bercow
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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
Was Boris Johnson’s Brexit extension tactic lawful?
Boris Johnson
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Was Boris Johnson’s Brexit extension tactic lawful?

Remain campaigners say PM broke promise to court with bid to thwart Parliament
21 Oct 2019
Instant Opinion: Boris Johnson ‘needs to calm down’
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Instant Opinion: Boris Johnson ‘needs to calm down’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 27 September
27 Sep 2019
Who is in charge of Britain?
Lady Hale delivers the Supreme Court ruling on prorogation
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Who is in charge of Britain?

Supreme Court ruling is revolutionary for the country’s governance
25 Sep 2019
What is the prorogation of parliament?
Downing Street
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What is the prorogation of parliament?

Supreme Court says Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament was ‘unlawful’
24 Sep 2019
Why everyone’s talking about Gina Miller
Gina Miller at the Supreme Court
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Why everyone’s talking about Gina Miller

The businesswoman is central to the Brexit legal challenges
18 Sep 2019
The legislation threatened by prorogation
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The legislation threatened by prorogation

Government shutdown could halt 17 bills currently before Parliament
9 Sep 2019
Could Boris Johnson be sent to jail?
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Could Boris Johnson be sent to jail?

The prime minister could be held in contempt if he refuses to ask EU for Brexit extension
9 Sep 2019
What is behind the surge in crimes reported in Parliament?
House of Commons
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What is behind the surge in crimes reported in Parliament?

Significant increase in threatening letters received by MPs among latest offences
1 Jul 2019
Why the Queen’s Speech has been delayed
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Why the Queen’s Speech has been delayed

Theresa May accused of leading ‘zombie government’ as she tries to postpone key Brexit vote
30 Apr 2019
What are party whips and what does a three-line whip mean?
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What are party whips and what does a three-line whip mean?

Ongoing Brexit saga shines new light on party discipline in Parliament
4 Apr 2019
Commons MPs sent home early with ‘nothing to do’
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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
Labour MP Tulip Siddiq delays giving birth for Brexit vote
Tulip Siddiq
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Labour MP Tulip Siddiq delays giving birth for Brexit vote

The staunch Remainer says she has no faith in Parliament’s ‘pairing’ system after Tory broke agreement
15 Jan 2019
Homeless man dies outside entrance to Houses of Parliament
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Homeless man dies outside entrance to Houses of Parliament

News comes as Office of National Statistics reveals nearly 600 rough sleepers died on the UK's streets last year
20 Dec 2018
How the DUP could make Theresa May’s job impossible
Theresa May and Arlene Foster
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How the DUP could make Theresa May’s job impossible

Northern Irish party is abstaining from votes on crucial legislation in protest at Irish backstop plans
20 Nov 2018
Will anyone in Parliament back Theresa May’s Brexit plan?
An anti-Brexit campaigner walks outside the Houses of Parliament
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Will anyone in Parliament back Theresa May’s Brexit plan?

PM ‘confronted by enemies on all sides’ as she fights to get deal through Commons
14 Nov 2018
Theresa May announces draft Brexit deal done
Prime minister Theresa May announces Brexit deal draft
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Theresa May announces draft Brexit deal done

Hard-Brexit Tories and DUP call for ministers to block proposed withdrawal agreement
14 Nov 2018
How parliamentary privilege undid Philip Green
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How parliamentary privilege undid Philip Green

British businessman named in the House of Lords as man behind #MeToo injunction
26 Oct 2018
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