Tag: House of Commons

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  • UK govt publishes Brexit deal bill ahead of parliament debate

    UK govt publishes Brexit deal bill ahead of parliament debate

    The bill was published just hours after the speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, rejected a government's bid for a meaningful vote on the London-Brussels Brexit agreement in the day.

    October 22, 2019
  • Brexit: UK govt goes for another attempt at passing Johnson’s deal in parliament

    Brexit: UK govt goes for another attempt at passing Johnson’s deal in parliament

    Johnson's Brexit deal ditches the backstop, the "insurance policy" designed to prevent a return to physical checks on the Irish border which will, in effect, draw a new customs border in the Irish Sea, because goods which could then travel onwards to Ireland will have to pay a duty tax.

    October 21, 2019
  • UK PM Boris Johnson addresses Parliament for new Brexit deal

    UK PM Boris Johnson addresses Parliament for new Brexit deal

    Johnson is currently making a statement to lawmakers, after which there will be a debate and then votes on amendments and finally - if all goes according to the government's plan - his deal.

    October 19, 2019
  • Opposition plans new course to stop PM from no-deal Brexit

    Opposition plans new course to stop PM from no-deal Brexit

    The main opposition Labour Party said the parties agreed that stopping a no-deal Brexit was a priority.

    September 27, 2019
  • UK parliament faces shutdown after PM Boris Johnson’s failure in Ireland

    UK parliament faces shutdown after PM Boris Johnson’s failure in Ireland

    The chaos unfolded in the early hours of Tuesday morning, after a day of high drama in which Johnson lost his sixth parliamentary vote in as many days and Bercow announced his impending retirement as Speaker.

    September 10, 2019
  • UK PM brother Jo Johnson quits from govt amid Brexit turmoil

    UK PM brother Jo Johnson quits from govt amid Brexit turmoil

    Taking to Twitter, Jo said, "In recent weeks I've been torn between family loyalty and the national interest — it's an unresolvable tension and time for others to take on my roles as MP & Minister".

    September 5, 2019
  • British MPs approve bill to prevent no-deal Brexit

    British MPs approve bill to prevent no-deal Brexit

    The bill also requires ministers to report to the House of Commons over the next few months. potentially providing more opportunities to take control of the timetable.

    September 5, 2019
  • UK falling behind in global race to engage with rising India: Report

    UK falling behind in global race to engage with rising India: Report

    The report 'Building Bridges: Reawakening UK-India ties', called for a reset of ties through better visa and immigration policies for Indian tourists, students and professionals.

    June 24, 2019
  • Different shades of democracy

    Different shades of democracy

    The list of Prime Ministers who had to resign despite having a majority in the house, is a fairly lengthy one, indicating the strength of a parliamentary democracy.

    June 2, 2019
  • Unavoidable anathema

    Unavoidable anathema

    The nub of the matter must be that Mrs May leads a party in which an influential minority group considers the idea as harmful in terms of their identity.

    April 4, 2019
  • Nightmare that is Brexit

    Nightmare that is Brexit

    Brexit is turning to a nightmare, now threatening to bring down yet another British Prime Minister. There is no sign of light yet in the dark tunnel. The British have made a mess of the issue, the House of Commons once a dazzling, sparkling ground of the greats of the empire, is now like a school with quarrelling kids. The lingering desire of hanging on to memory and nothing much else, the parliamentarians, now referred to as lawmakers, can’t even produce a sensible law. To me, like many others of my generation, the spectacle is terribly sad, the worst thing that can happen to any nation is not to be able to take any positive decision.

    March 31, 2019
  • Historic rebuff

    Historic rebuff

    As the country’s Prime Minister, Mrs May has widened the rift within her party, rather than address the conundrum.

    January 18, 2019
  • Brexit after the Commons defeat

    Brexit after the Commons defeat

    She spent most of last year trying to persuade her cabinet to sign up to a compromise Brexit deal that came to be known as “Chequers”.

    January 17, 2019
  • Jolt for Mrs May

    Jolt for Mrs May

    Indeed, in an unusual conjunction of the opposition and a section of the ruling Tories, Labour and Conservative MPs have demonstrated the strength of parliamentary opposition to leaving the European Union without a deal.

    January 12, 2019
  • A pregnant reprieve

    A pregnant reprieve

    A confidence vote in parliament is generally provoked by the actions of the leader; it is a quirk of Britain’s constitutional narrative that Thursday’s vote was necessitated by what she did not do.

    December 18, 2018
  • A PM on the run!

    A PM on the run!

    The outlook for Brexit is as fogbound as the damp English winter. European Union leaders have let it be known that there can be “no further renegotiation of the terms of the United Kingdom’s departure”.

    December 13, 2018
  • Brexit: France warns to prepare for ‘no deal’

    Brexit: France warns to prepare for ‘no deal’

    France's minister for European affairs, Nathalie Loiseau, sounded the alarm bells in Brussels as Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May embarked on a lightning mini-tour of EU capitals to beg for support.

    December 11, 2018