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Emotional Speaker says he is 'guilty of looking after MPs' facing 'frightening' threats

Sky News Thursday, 22 February 2024
An emotional Sir Lindsay Hoyle said he never wants to pick up the phone "to find a friend has been murdered" - as he defended his actions in the Commons on Wednesday.
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Cleverly backs Hoyle as MPs call for Speaker to quit

Home Secretary James Cleverly gave his personal backing to Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle despite criticism of his handling of a Gaza ceasefire debate. Report by Ajagbef. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Govt: Starmer to blame for pressure on Speaker [Video]

Govt: Starmer to blame for pressure on Speaker

Claire Coutinho says Sir Keir Starmer is the "real culprit" for the pressure growing on Sir Lindsay Hoyle to step down as Speaker. The energy security secretary says the Labour leader put the speaker in an "intolerable position" over a House of Commons debate on a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war. Report by Brooksl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Sunak: Hoyle’s handling of ceasefire vote was ‘concerning’ [Video]

Sunak: Hoyle’s handling of ceasefire vote was ‘concerning’

Rishi Sunak has criticised Sir Lindsay Hoyle’s handling of the Gaza ceasefire vote as “very concerning” and warned parliamentarians should never be intimidated by “extremists”. The prime minister condemned the way the Commons speaker had changed the “usual ways in which Parliament works” by approving Labour’s bid to amend an SNP motion calling for an immediate ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war, a move that unleashed chaos in the chamber. Report by Covellm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Starmer denies pressuring Commons Speaker ahead of Gaza vote [Video]

Starmer denies pressuring Commons Speaker ahead of Gaza vote

Sir Keir Starmer has “categorically” denied threatening Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle to select Labour’s amendment in the Gaza ceasefire debate, in a move that unleashed parliamentary chaos. Sir Lindsay came under pressure amid accusations he helped the Labour leader avoid another damaging revolt over the Middle East issue by upending parliamentary convention in approving Labour’s bid to alter an SNP motion calling for an immediate ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war. Report by Covellm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Mordaunt condemns Labour's actions against Speaker [Video]

Mordaunt condemns Labour's actions against Speaker

House of Commons leader Penny Mordaunt has criticised Labour for provoking chaos in the chamber on Wednesday night, after speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle allowed a Labour amendment on a Gaza ceasefire to be voted on – instead of the SNP motion. Speaking the following day, Mordaunt has told her Labour shadow Lucy Powell, "I would never have done to him what the Labour Party have done to him." Report by Covellm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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PM leaves No 10 for first PMQs since Easter recess [Video]

PM leaves No 10 for first PMQs since Easter recess

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PM 'respects' Tory MPs who voted against smoking ban [Video]

PM 'respects' Tory MPs who voted against smoking ban

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak says he 'completely respects' MPs who voted against proposals for a phased smoking ban - including 57 of his own Conservative MPs, six of whom are serving Cabinet ministers. The Bill passed its first stage in the Commons on Tuesday, with support from Labour. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Cabinet ministers leave No 10 after meeting with PM [Video]

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Rishi Sunak: The conflict in Gaza must end [Video]

Rishi Sunak: The conflict in Gaza must end

Rishi Sunak said the conflict in Gaza "must end" as he addressed MPs in the House of Commons. The prime minister said he will be speaking to Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to express solidarity and to discuss how we can prevent further escalation. "Nothing that has happened over the last 48 hours affects our position on Gaza. The whole country wants to see an end to the bloodshed and to see more humanitarian support going in," he added. Report by Kennedyl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Dangerous moments in foreign affairs can bring a party together but Sunak faces his own domestic battles

MPs return to Westminster today after two weeks away, to the possibility of dangerous escalation in the Middle East.
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