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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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Bercow attacks Brexit 'foreign policy blunder' [Video]Bercow attacks Brexit 'foreign policy blunder'

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Ex-Speaker Bercow attacks Brexit 'blunder' [Video]Ex-Speaker Bercow attacks Brexit 'blunder'

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Lindsay Hoyle is elected speaker of UK's House of Commons [Video]Lindsay Hoyle is elected speaker of UK's House of Commons

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Who is Sir Lindsay Hoyle? [Video]Who is Sir Lindsay Hoyle?

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Sir Lindsay Hoyle elected as new Commons Speaker to replace John Bercow [Video]Sir Lindsay Hoyle elected as new Commons Speaker to replace John Bercow

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UK parliament snubs Boris Johnson's Brexit deal [Video]UK parliament snubs Boris Johnson's Brexit deal

Prime Minister sends EU request to delay Brexit after losing vote in the House of Commons.

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Labour to push for Commons vote on new Brexit referendum [Video]Labour to push for Commons vote on new Brexit referendum

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Theresa May urges MPs to back new Brexit deal [Video]Theresa May urges MPs to back new Brexit deal

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Brexit vote: Boris Johnson departs for Parliament [Video]Brexit vote: Boris Johnson departs for Parliament

Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street, London, as he heads to the House of Commons to deliver a statement to the House on his new Brexit deal after the EU Council summit, on what has been..

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Lebanon's Speaker Berri postpones parliament session

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UK parliament elects Labour lawmaker Hoyle as Speaker

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UK parliament will have chance to vote on Monday for early election

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UK government not planning to debate Brexit deal law in parliament next week

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UK can still get Brexit deal approved this month: parliament speaker

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Britain's Raab: we have the numbers to pass a Brexit deal

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UK parliament speaker to rule on Monday if government can put Brexit deal to vote again

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UK parliament to debate Brexit deal on Monday: House of Commons leader

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UK parliament speaker selects Letwin amendment for vote

The speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, said on Saturday he had selected for a vote a proposal to withhold support for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal until formal ratification..
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Johnson told EU leaders he was relatively positive about Brexit deal passing UK parliament: official

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UK parliament will have straight deal or no-deal Brexit debate on Saturday

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UK's Rees-Mogg says DUP should find comfort in new Brexit deal

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At best, EU summit can grant tentative approval of any Brexit deal

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

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UK government discussing the timing of Queen's Speech

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UK parliament speaker says election cannot happen before October 31

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UK House of Commons to sit on Wednesday: Speaker Bercow

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UK Speaker Bercow says House of Commons must convene without delay

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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.
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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..
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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..
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UK parliament Speaker John Bercow announces he will quit

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

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

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

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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..
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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..
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Brexit: May and Corbyn to Work Together on a Solution

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Theresa May's Brexit Deal: Third Vote Blocked

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Brexit Talks 'Deadlocked' Ahead of Crucial Vote on Deal

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

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