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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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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

UK PM Johnson to make statement to parliament on Thursday

Britain's new prime minister, Boris Johnson, will make a statement to parliament on his priorities for government on Thursday, the office of the leader of the House of Commons said on Twitter.
Reuters - Published

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Jo Swinson prepared to do 'whatever it takes' to stop Brexit [Video]Jo Swinson prepared to do 'whatever it takes' to stop Brexit

Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson has said she is prepared to do "whatever it takes" to stop Brexit as she welcomed the party's latest MP Sarah Wollaston. Joined by the party's newest MP and Chukka..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:29Published

Boris Johnson's Commons majority cut to one as Conservatives lose Welsh seat to Liberal Democrats [Video]Boris Johnson's Commons majority cut to one as Conservatives lose Welsh seat to Liberal Democrats

"My very first act as your MP when I arrive in Westminster will be to find Mr Boris Johnson, wherever he’s hiding, and tell him loud and clear: stop playing with the futures of our communities and..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 04:28Published

Jeremy Corbyn: Boris Johnson will use NHS as bargaining chip in US trade deal [Video]Jeremy Corbyn: Boris Johnson will use NHS as bargaining chip in US trade deal

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn addresses crowds in Parliament Square following Boris Jonson's election as Tory leader and Prime Minister. Mr Corbyn spoke to supporters on Parliament Square, after his..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:04Published

Jeremy Corbyn slams Boris Johnson's lack of a Brexit plan [Video]Jeremy Corbyn slams Boris Johnson's lack of a Brexit plan

Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn has slammed Boris Johnson on his Brexit proposals during Mr Johnson's maiden speech as Prime Minister in the House of Commons. The Labour leader questioned Mr..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:26Published

UK PM Theresa May gives final speech outside Downing Street [Video]UK PM Theresa May gives final speech outside Downing Street

Prime Minister Theresa May gave her final speech outside Downing Street, as she prepares to leave after a three-year premiership that was mired by crises over Brexit. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

MPs give Theresa May standing ovation following final PMQs [Video]MPs give Theresa May standing ovation following final PMQs

MPs from across the House of Commons give outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May a standing ovating following her final PMQs as leader. Mrs May will visit the Queen on Wednesday to formally resign before..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:09Published

Theresa May tells Jeremy Corbyn: You should quit too [Video]Theresa May tells Jeremy Corbyn: You should quit too

Jeremy Corbyn debates with Theresa May for the last time during her final PMQs in the House of Commons. The Labour leader praised Mrs May's sense of public service, but the outgoing PM got one final..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:54Published

Theresa May defends Boris Johnson's record in final PMQs [Video]Theresa May defends Boris Johnson's record in final PMQs

Theresa May defended incoming Prime Minister Boris Johnson during her last PMQs in the House of Commons. Labour MP Ruth Cadbury attacked Mr Johnson's record, but Mrs May was quick to support her..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:11Published

 

UK PM Johnson appoints Rees-Mogg as leader of the House of Commons

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appointed Jacob Rees-Mogg as leader of the House of Commons late on Wednesday, giving the prominent Brexit supporter his first ever government role.
Reuters - Published

UK PM May fights back tears as she is applauded out of parliament

British lawmakers gave outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May a standing ovation as they applauded her out of the House of Commons chamber after her final, at times emotional, appearance as leader on..
Reuters - Published

No-deal Brexit tangled: UK House of Commons Speaker Bercow pledges to stay on

John Bercow, the speaker of Britain's House of Commons, plans to stay on despite previous expectations he was about to leave, risking the fury of hardline Brexiteers who believe he wants to thwart a..
Reuters - Published

Brexiteer Boris Johnson, UK environment secy, Commons leader among eight candidates to replace Theresa May as British PM

At least eight candidates, including hard Brexiteer Boris Johnson, have joined the fray to battle it out to take over the reins from British Prime Minister Theresa May as the UK's ruling Conservative..
Firstpost - Published

Ex-House of Commons leader Leadsom enters race to be next British PM: media

Former House of Commons leader Andrea Leadsom will enter the race to be leader of UK's Conservative party and replace Theresa May as prime minister, British media reported on Saturday, citing a..
Reuters - Published

UK PM May appoints Mel Stride new Leader of House of Commons: statement

British lawmaker Mel Stride was appointed as the government's Leader of the House of Commons on Thursday, replacing Andrea Leadsom who quit in protest at Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy.
Reuters - Published

UK government says it will introduce Brexit bill as soon as possible

The British government will introduce the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill to parliament as soon as possible in order to give lawmakers time to scrutinize it, the leader of the House of Commons Andrea..
Reuters - Published

British govt to put forward Brexit legislation in June; Withdrawal Agreement Bill to ensure 'swift exit' from EU

Downing Street said Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had agreed on a possible compromise that would end a deadlock on Brexit in Parliament.
Firstpost - Published

No apology for Jallianwala Bagh as Theresa May repeats deep regret

At a Vaisakhi reception at Downing Street in London Wednesday evening, Prime Minister May repeated words from her House of Commons statement last month as she referred to the "shameful scar" on British..
IndiaTimes - Published

UK govt fails to issue apology for Jallianwala Bagh massacre during Commons debate


IndiaTimes - Published

Barnier: EU ready for Brexit delay, length depends on British argument

The European Union hopes cross-party talks in London will yield a majority in the House of Commons for the stalled Brexit deal and is willing to grant more time to achieve that, the EU's chief..
Reuters - Published

Compromise with Labour is possible to secure Brexit: UK's Leadsom

Britain's government has been forced to talk to Labour's Jeremy Corbyn to save Brexit, Andrea Leadsom, its leader in the House of Commons, said on Sunday, suggesting ministers were ready to compromise..
Reuters - Published

Second Brexit vote would be 'ultimate betrayal': leader of lower UK parliament

A second public vote on Britain's membership of the European Union would be the "ultimate betrayal", Andrea Leadsom, the leader of the House of Commons or lower house of parliament, wrote in the Sunday..
Reuters - Published

May seems to prefer talking to Labour than asking lawmakers for Brexit preferences: BBC political editor

Theresa May's government looks set to keep talking to the opposition Labour Party to find a breakthrough in the Brexit process rather than asking lawmakers across the House of Commons for their..
Reuters - Published

UK lawmakers might need to sit on Brexit day

The lower house of Britain's parliament might need to sit on Friday, April 12, the day the country is currently due to leave the European Union, the government's leader in the House of Commons said on..
Reuters - Published

Brexit delay law approved by UK's House of Commons

The lower house of the British parliament on Wednesday approved legislation which would force Prime Minister Theresa May to seek a Brexit delay to prevent a potentially disorderly departure on April 12..
Reuters - Published

UK's House of Commons approves Brexit delay law

The lower house of Britain's parliament on Wednesday approved legislation which would force Prime Minister Theresa May to seek a delay to Brexit in order to prevent the risk of leaving without a deal..
Reuters - Published

British parliament rejects plan to hold more Brexit indicative votes on Monday

Britain's House of Commons on rejected a plan to hold more indicative votes on Brexit on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Brexit: May and Corbyn to Work Together on a Solution

brexit: may and corbyn to work together on a solution
by Simon Baxendale - The date for the UK to physically divorce the European Union has changed multiple times in a very short period. As British MPs struggle to find a consensus on what may be best for..
One News Page Staff - Published

Theresa May's Brexit proposal defeated for third time; UK must present alternative option by 12 April

MPs voted in the House of Commons against the terms of Britain's so-called divorce from the European Union (EU) by 344 to 286.
Firstpost - Published

UK lawmakers can secure May 22 Brexit delay by approving divorce deal on Friday: government

Britain's parliament will be able to secure a delay to Brexit to May 22 by approving the government's Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union in a vote on Friday, the leader of the House of..
Reuters - Published

UK House of Commons speaker warns third Brexit vote must be different

The House of Commons speaker John Bercow again warned the government on Wednesday it could not bring forward proposals for a vote in parliament on its Brexit divorce deal unless it was in a..
Reuters - Published

Theresa May admits to lack of support for third vote on Brexit bill; urges lawmakers to avert 12 April no-deal EU exit

UK Prime Minister Theresa May admitted that she did not have enough support to get her Brexit bill through the House of Commons in a third vote
Firstpost - Published

UK parliament to vote on three proposed changes to May's next steps on Brexit

British lawmakers will on Monday have the opportunity to vote on up to three proposed changes to Prime Minister Theresa May's next steps on Brexit, the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow,..
Reuters - Published

EU's Tusk says short Brexit delay possible if UK backs divorce deal

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday that granting Britain a short postponement of Brexit was possible on the condition that Britain's House of Commons votes in favor of the stalled..
Reuters - Published

Long Brexit delay would need parliamentary approval, UK's Leadsom says

British Prime Minister Theresa May would have to put a long delay to Brexit to parliament if that is what the European Union offer in talks this week, the leader of House of Commons Andrea Leadsom said..
Reuters - Published

Theresa May's Brexit Deal: Third Vote Blocked

theresa may's brexit deal: third vote blocked
by Simon Baxendale - Brexit is creeping ever closer, and it it still seems as though there is much work to be done if the deadline of March 29th is ever going to be reached without the prospect of a..
One News Page Staff - Published

What does the speaker of Britain's parliament do, and who is John Bercow?

The speaker of Britain's House of Commons threw Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans into further turmoil this week by ruling that she could not put her divorce deal to a new vote unless it was..
Reuters - Published

As Brexit looms, Theresa May holds crisis talks with ministers to save deal after Parliament Speaker's refusal to put plan to vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May held crisis talks with her ministers after the speaker of parliament threatened to derail her EU withdrawal plan just 10 days before Brexit day
Firstpost - Published

UK Speaker John Bercow rules out third vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal as crisis deepens ahead of 29 March deadline

Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May's crisis over the Brexit in the UK Parliament has worsened as House of Commons Speaker John Bercow disallowed any attempt to hold a third vote on her..
Firstpost - Published

UK government hopes to go ahead with Brexit vote on Tuesday if numbers there: Hunt

Britain's government will only hold another meaningful vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal on Tuesday if it is certain that the divided House of Commons would back it at a third attempt,..
Reuters - Published

UK lawmakers to vote on four possible changes to May's Brexit delay motion

British lawmakers will have the opportunity to vote on up to four amendments to Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed delay to Brexit on Thursday, Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow said.
Reuters - Published

British Parliament to honour Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel

State Congress general secretary Shailesh Nitin Trivedi said that the historic decisions taken by the Congress government in favour of tribals of Bastar region is being applauded not only in the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Reporting Brexit: Racing to break news in Britain's ancient parliament

By William James and Andrew MacAskill LONDON (Reuters) - The world's press packed in a gallery in the British House of Commons neo-gothic debating chamber late on Tuesday, watching out for clues of the..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

EU says no more Brexit negotiations with UK, risk of no-deal jumps

The risk of a damaging no-deal Brexit has "increased significantly" and there will be no more negotiations with London on the divorce terms, the EU said on Tuesday after the House of Commons rejected..
Reuters - Published

UK parliament's rejection of Brexit deal raises no-deal risk: Tusk's spokesman

The House of Commons' second rejection of the EU-UK Brexit deal has "significantly increased" the risk of a damaging "no-deal" divorce, a spokesman for European Council President Donald Tusk said on..
Reuters - Published

EU's Barnier says Britain won't get transition without Brexit deal

Britain will not get a post-Brexit transition period unless the House of Commons ratifies the divorce package, the bloc's chief negotiator said on Tuesday as parliament in London seemed to be moving..
Reuters - Published

UK parliament speaker does not select any amendments for Brexit vote

The speaker of Britain's House of Commons, John Bercow, said on Tuesday he had not selected any amendments to the government's motion on approving Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal to be put to..
Reuters - Published

EU's Juncker says agrees last chance Brexit package update with UK

By Gilbert Reilhac STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday he agreed an updated Brexit deal with British Prime Minister Theresa May to make the..
Firstpost - Published

EU, UK agree more assurances on Brexit backstop; will it fly in House of Commons?

The European Union and Britain on Monday announced additional agreements on the contentious Irish border backstop in a bid to make their stalled Brexit deal more palatable to the House of Commons.
Reuters - Published

EU's Juncker says UK parliament has last chance to back Brexit deal

The European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday he agreed updates to the Brexit deal with British Prime Minister Theresa May but warned the House of Commons would not get a third chance..
Reuters - Published

EU hopes House of Common backs Brexit deal on Tuesday

The European Union was hopeful but unsure whether the House of Commons would back on Tuesday the bloc's Brexit deal with Britain, EU sources said after a minister in Theresa May's cabinet said she had..
Reuters - Published

Brexit Talks 'Deadlocked' Ahead of Crucial Vote on Deal

brexit talks 'deadlocked' ahead of crucial vote on deal
by Stephanie Boyd - Theresa May’s attempts to arrange a deal between the UK and the European Union with regard to Brexit have been well-publicized. However, with the proposed deadline looming..
One News Page Staff - Published

UK parliament will vote on May's Brexit deal on March 12: Commons leader

British lawmakers will vote on whether to approve Prime Minister Theresa May's revised Brexit deal on March 12, the leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Brexit: Will the UK Have to Keep Paying the EU?

brexit: will the uk have to keep paying the eu?
by Simon Baxendale - Another week has gone by, and it has – as always – been another dramatic week for Brexit, and for UK Prime Minister Theresa May. In brief, May has managed to get..
One News Page Staff - Published

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