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#House Of Commons

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Three Tories quit party to join breakaway ex-Labour MPs in Independent Group Brexit

Three Tories quit party to join breakaway ex-Labour MPs in Independent Group

Anna Soubry said her party had “shifted to the right”.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 14 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May suffers another Brexit defeat as MPs vote down motion Amendable Motion

Theresa May suffers another Brexit defeat as MPs vote down motion

Votes on amendments to Theresa May’s deal will be held today and possibly on 27 February, too.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May says UK still wants the backstop tweak, and tees up another vote Brexit

Theresa May says UK still wants the backstop tweak, and tees up another vote

A debate on the Brexit withdrawal deal was due to be voted on by tomorrow – as there’s been no change, that’s been pushed back.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie MPs don't want the Irish backstop. Europe won't budge. So now what? Explainer

MPs don't want the Irish backstop. Europe won't budge. So now what?

Another vote is promised by 13 February – if the Withdrawal Agreement isn’t approved then, it’s looking like a no-deal Brexit.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: UK parliament votes to bin the backstop and go back to renegotiate in Brussels Seven Deadly Amendments

As it happened: UK parliament votes to bin the backstop and go back to renegotiate in Brussels

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is going back to the EU.

# house-of-commons - Saturday 26 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Ian Paisley Jr may be indestructible but he's increasingly becoming a sideshow Teflon

Ian Paisley Jr may be indestructible but he's increasingly becoming a sideshow

Revelations about the MP have been piling up of late.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May offers her battered Brexit deal to MPs again - so what's different? A Rose By Any Other Name

Theresa May offers her battered Brexit deal to MPs again - so what's different?

The Grieve and Cooper amendments are the most likely to gain the support of the House of Commons – so what are they?

# house-of-commons - Monday 21 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie UK government to scrap £65 'right to stay' fee for EU citizens Brexit

UK government to scrap £65 'right to stay' fee for EU citizens

She said anyone who has already applied will receive a refund.

# house-of-commons - Sunday 20 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'There won't be a border because we don't want it!': What Brexiteers think of the backstop Border Lines

'There won't be a border because we don't want it!': What Brexiteers think of the backstop

We spoke to some Brexiteers outside Westminster about what they think of the ‘Irish protocol’.

# house-of-commons - Friday 18 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Standing still: At the end of a historic week, where exactly are we with Brexit? Brexit Means...

Standing still: At the end of a historic week, where exactly are we with Brexit?

Mary Lou McDonald says she told Theresa May over the telephone that a no-deal Brexit would mean a unity referendum in Ireland.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How will today's no confidence motion play out - and what happens next? Theresa May

Explainer: How will today's no confidence motion play out - and what happens next?

The vote on Jeremy Corbyn’s motion is at 7pm tonight. May is expected to survive.

From TheJournal.ie Despite largest government defeat in modern British history, May looks set to survive confidence vote Brexit Stage Left

Despite largest government defeat in modern British history, May looks set to survive confidence vote

The Conservative Party and the DUP will back her, but Europe has warned “time is almost up”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Brextinct' and 'historic humiliation': UK papers lambast May after huge defeat Biggest Defeat

'Brextinct' and 'historic humiliation': UK papers lambast May after huge defeat

Criticism of the prime minister was scathing ahead of the confidence vote today.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie After tonight's shellacking, for how long more can Theresa May survive? Analysis

After tonight's shellacking, for how long more can Theresa May survive?

Her government suffered a monumental defeat.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland to intensify preparations for a disorderly Brexit Commons Vote

Ireland to intensify preparations for a disorderly Brexit

A Government statement said it regretted the outcome of tonight’s House of Commons vote.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May's Brexit deal crushed in House of Commons by 432 votes to 202 Brexit Vote

Theresa May's Brexit deal crushed in House of Commons by 432 votes to 202

May now faces a no confidence vote in Westminster tomorrow.

# house-of-commons - Sunday 13 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie All eyes are on Westminster again, but what can Theresa May do if her vote fails? Meaningful Vote

All eyes are on Westminster again, but what can Theresa May do if her vote fails?

Warning: this article contains a lot of ifs and buts.

From TheJournal.ie May tells MPs not backing her Brexit deal would be 'catastrophic' as Corbyn says he's ready for election Mayday This post contains videos

May tells MPs not backing her Brexit deal would be 'catastrophic' as Corbyn says he's ready for election

The House of Commons is set to vote on the deal on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Brexiteers were furious with Westminster's House Speaker this week - so what's the latest row about? John Bercow

Brexiteers were furious with Westminster's House Speaker this week - so what's the latest row about?

A ‘Bollocks to Brexit’ sticker, an argument over the meaning of “forthwith” and fiery exchanges all make for an entertaining incident.

# house-of-commons - Friday 11 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'She broke free and came home': UK minister says Lassie holds a Brexit lesson Jeremy Hunt

'She broke free and came home': UK minister says Lassie holds a Brexit lesson

Jeremy Hunt was responding to questions from a Labour MP who compared Brexit no-deal preparations to The Invisible Chain.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think MPs will back Theresa May's Brexit deal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think MPs will back Theresa May's Brexit deal?

A crucial House of Commons vote is taking place on Tuesday.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin seeks Downing St meeting after May makes backstop 'overture to DUP' Stormont Assembly

Sinn Féin seeks Downing St meeting after May makes backstop 'overture to DUP'

A white paper on Northern Ireland was published today, offering powers to the Stormont Assembly in relation to the Irish backstop.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May will have 3 days to present a new Brexit plan if her current deal fails Uncharted Territory

Theresa May will have 3 days to present a new Brexit plan if her current deal fails

She would then have a further seven days to put a motion to the House of Commons.

# house-of-commons - Sunday 6 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie May says MPs who don't back her Brexit deal risk damaging democracy House Of Commons

May says MPs who don't back her Brexit deal risk damaging democracy

The British Prime Minister is resisting calls for a second referendum on Britain leaving the EU.

# house-of-commons - Sunday 23 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie A Brexit bind: Here are the reasons why we haven't had a deal yet Stalemate

A Brexit bind: Here are the reasons why we haven't had a deal yet

There’s a Brexit deal on the table, but it looks increasingly unlikely that it will get through the House of Commons.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie A glimpse at UK's no-deal Brexit plan: 3,500 troops and fridges for medicines House Of Commons

A glimpse at UK's no-deal Brexit plan: 3,500 troops and fridges for medicines

“I’ve become the largest buyer of fridges in the world,” the British Secretary of State for Health and Social Care said.

# house-of-commons - Monday 17 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May: second Brexit referendum would do 'irreparable damage' to integrity of British politics Brexit

Theresa May: second Brexit referendum would do 'irreparable damage' to integrity of British politics

The British Prime Minister will address the House of Commons today following a number of meetings in Brussels last week.

# house-of-commons - Sunday 16 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie From kidnapping to the Black Rod: Here are some weird House of Commons traditions Commons Sense

From kidnapping to the Black Rod: Here are some weird House of Commons traditions

Earlier this week, a royal mace was removed from its place in the House of Commons, prompting the expulsion of a Labour MP.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 13 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Ian Paisley under pressure again for undeclared family holiday to Maldives DUP

Ian Paisley under pressure again for undeclared family holiday to Maldives

BBC Spotlight Northern Ireland travelled to the Maldives to investigate the claims against the North Antrim MP.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie UK will not use potential food shortages in Ireland as Brexit bargaining chip, May says No Deal Brexit This post contains videos

UK will not use potential food shortages in Ireland as Brexit bargaining chip, May says

Tory MP Priti Patel had suggested that the UK government use potential food shortages in Ireland as leverage against the backstop.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Taser used and man wrestled to the ground at Westminster gates House Of Commons

Taser used and man wrestled to the ground at Westminster gates

The man was detained and arrested by police on suspicion of trespassing.

From TheJournal.ie We're in Brexit limbo - so what could possibly happen next? Come What Theresa May

We're in Brexit limbo - so what could possibly happen next?

Theresa May has turned to European leaders today to try to find something that will make the Brexit deal more palatable.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 6 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie May tries to woo MPs with offer of more power in Brexit process as Channel 4 confirmed for debate Brexit

May tries to woo MPs with offer of more power in Brexit process as Channel 4 confirmed for debate

The House of Commons will vote on the crucial agreement on Tuesday, 11 December.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie After bruising Brexit-vote defeats, Theresa May to publish legal advice today House Of Commons

After bruising Brexit-vote defeats, Theresa May to publish legal advice today

The opposition is attempting to have the legal advice published in full.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Why is Theresa May facing accusations of contempt in the House of Commons? Explainer

Why is Theresa May facing accusations of contempt in the House of Commons?

The last time an MP was expelled from parliament for contempt was in 1947 – and that’s an interesting story in itself.

# house-of-commons - Sunday 2 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Ten days out from the UK Brexit vote: What number do they need to reach? House Of Commons

Ten days out from the UK Brexit vote: What number do they need to reach?

There are over 600 MPs – and Theresa May’s Tory’s barely have a majority with the support of the DUP.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should British politicians vote for May's Brexit deal? House Of Commons This post contains a poll

Poll: Should British politicians vote for May's Brexit deal?

Theresa May needs 320 votes to pass the Brexit deal; at the moment it’s looking likely she won’t get that.

# house-of-commons - Monday 26 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie House of Commons to vote on Brexit deal on 11 December Brexit

House of Commons to vote on Brexit deal on 11 December

May must now navigate the deal through a divided chamber in which she holds the slimmest working majority.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Give us choice': Irish actors call on Theresa May to decriminalise abortion in Northern Ireland Private Members' Bill

'Give us choice': Irish actors call on Theresa May to decriminalise abortion in Northern Ireland

Aisling Bea and Sharon Horgan have signed the letter ahead of the reading of a bill that would decriminalise abortion across the UK.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Consequences were inevitable': DUP flexes muscles and votes against Tories in Brexit row Dup Says No This post contains videos

'Consequences were inevitable': DUP flexes muscles and votes against Tories in Brexit row

Sammy Wilson MP said that the decision was taken to show the party’s ‘displeasure’.

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