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The commons is the cultural and natural resources accessible to all members of a society, including natural materials such as air, water, and a habitable Earth. These resources are held in common even when owned privately or publicly. Commons can also be understood as natural resources that groups of people manage for individual and collective benefit. Characteristically, this involves a variety of informal norms and values employed for a governance mechanism. Commons can also be defined as a social practice of governing a resource not by state or market but by a community of users that self-governs the resource through institutions that it creates.
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MP wells up in Commons as she describes difficulties for nephew with Down's syndromeAn MP welled up in the House of Commons as she described the battles her sister and her nephew, who has Down's syndrome, have gone through.
Labour to force vote on banning MPs from 'dodgy second jobs'Labour will force a Commons vote this week on whether MPs should be banned from taking paid consultancies or directorships, Sir Keir Starmer has said.
Cabinet minister questions future of Commons sleaze investigator after MPs block suspensionA cabinet minister has questioned the future of parliament's sleaze investigator after her recommendation of a 30-day suspension for a Conservative MP was blocked by the prime minister and his Tory..
Former minister avoids suspension as Tory MPs back standards process overhaulA Conservative former minister has avoided a suspension after Tory MPs backed a government-sanctioned amendment to stop it in a Commons vote, despite anger at a decision Labour claim will inflict..
Tory MP and ex-soldier gets round of applause for emotional Afghanistan Commons speechA Conservative MP who served in Afghanistan received a round of applause after delivering an emotional speech in an emergency Commons debate on the crisis there.
MPs pack Commons for first time in 17 months - but make different choices on face masksThe House of Commons has seen packed benches for the first time since COVID gripped the UK - with different choices being made by MPs across the chamber on whether to wear a face mask.
Labour MP right to call PM a liar in Commons - StarmerA Labour MP was right to call Boris Johnson a liar in the Commons, party leader Sir Keir Starmer has said.
MPs to vote on foreign aid budget cuts, but tax rises are threatened if government losesBoris Johnson has called the bluff of rebel Tory MPs demanding a Commons vote on Rishi Sunak's controversial decision to cut spending on overseas aid.
Labour MP fights back tears as he tells Commons of struggle with addictionA Labour MP fought back tears in the Commons as he revealed his addiction to alcohol almost killed him on two occasions.
Equalities minister slams 'bad faith' critics of race reportThe equalities minister has criticised "bad faith" attempts to discredit a government-commissioned race report as she faced MPs in the Commons.