Tag Archives: Parliament

BRITAIN: PM Theresa May Suspends Tory MP After She Drops The N-Word In Public Discussion About Brexit

The BBC reports: A Conservative MP has been suspended from the party after it emerged she used a racist expression during a public discussion about Brexit. Anne Marie Morris, the MP for Newton Abbott, used the phrase at an event in London to describe the prospect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. She told the BBC: “The ...

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BREAKING: At Least A Dozen Injured After Shots Fired Outside Parliament, Policeman Stabbed Inside [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: Shots are reported to have been fired close to the Houses of Parliament in central London. Politicians and journalists have tweeted about hearing loud crashes outside the buildings. Witnesses said they saw people being treated for wounds and reported seeing a man with a knife in the grounds. Staff inside Parliament were told to stay inside their ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Parliament Debates Trump State Visit

Already underway. CNN reports: The political controversy over the decision to accord US President Donald Trump the honor of a state visit to the UK will be reignited in the British parliament on Monday. Members of Parliament will spend up to three hours discussing a petition calling for the visit to be downgraded because of Trump’s “well-documented misogyny and vulgarity.” ...

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BRITAIN: Parliament Abandons Plan For Address By Trump After Denouncement By Commons Speaker

The Guardian reports: The government has abandoned the idea of Donald Trump addressing the joint Houses of Parliament when he comes to Britain for a state visit later this year after objections by MPs led by the Commons Speaker John Bercow. The US president’s controversial visit is now expected to run from a Thursday to a Sunday in late summer ...

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BRITAIN: House Of Commons Speaker John Bercow Declares Trump Unwelcome To Address Parliament

The BBC reports: House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has said he would be “strongly opposed” to US President Donald Trump addressing the Houses of Parliament during his state visit to the UK. Mr Bercow told MPs “opposition to racism and sexism” were “hugely important considerations”. He was applauded by SNP MPs after his comments. President Trump was invited to ...

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BRITAIN: Life Sentence For White Supremacist Who Murdered MP Jo Cox While Shouting Pro-Brexit Slogan

The BBC reports: Thomas Mair has been jailed for life after being found guilty of the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox. The 53-year-old shot and stabbed to death the mother-of-two in Birstall, West Yorkshire, on 16 June, a week before the EU referendum vote. Mair shouted “Britain First” in the attack, but the judge said the true “patriot” was ...

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BRITAIN: MPs Shout “SHAME!” As Tory Justice Minister Kills Bill To Pardon Gay Men Convicted Of Sodomy

The Sun reports: There was widespread anger in the House of Commons as the Government talked out the Turing bill, which would automatically pardon gay men convicted of now abolished sexual offences. MPs shouted ‘shame’ and ‘shameful’ as Justice Minister Sam Gyimah killed off SNP MP John Nicolson’s private members bill. The Government has announced plans for thousands of gay ...

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BRITAIN: Parliament Flies Rainbow Flag For First Time

Pink News reports: Today the flag was raised above the Houses of Parliament for the first time – with the Speakers of the Commons and Lords both giving special permission to mark the weekend of London’s Pride festival. LGBT group ParliOUT had gifted a 12 foot rainbow flag for the occasion, with the flag set to fly until June 26. ...

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BRITAIN: MP Tossed From House Of Commons After Calling Prime Minister “Dodgy Dave” [VIDEO]

A notoriously combative MP was booted from the room after calling out Prime Minister David Cameron over his father being named in the Panama Papers leak. The Mirror reports: Labour veteran Dennis Skinner has been thrown out of the House of Commons chamber for calling the Prime Minister ‘dodgy Dave’. The infamous Beast of Bolsover made his attack as he ...

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BRITAIN: Labor MP Eviscerates “Poisonous” Donald Trump During Parliament’s Ban Debate [VIDEO]

Via the Los Angeles Times: British lawmakers on Monday debated whether Donald Trump should be banned from Britain, after an online petition calling for him to be denied entry for making controversial anti-Muslim comments amassed more than 570,000 votes. “His words are not comical. His words are not funny. His words are poisonous,” said the Labor Party’s Tulip Siddiq. “They ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Parliament Debates Trump Ban

Parliament’s debate on banning Donald Trump from entering the UK is due to begin at 11:30AM Eastern. Watch below. Most observers do not expect an actual vote, but the debate will certainly be entertaining. For his part, Trump has vowed to pull an alleged $1 billion in planned investments in Scotland should he be banned.

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SCOTLAND: Trump Threatens To Pull Alleged $1B In Investments Over Proposed Ban From Britain

The Donald is furious about the coming Parliament debate on banning him from UK. The Guardian reports: The US Republican presidential candidate, who became the focus of the petition after his call for Muslims to be banned from entering the US, reacted on Wednesday by saying his organisation had plans to invest more than £200m in the development of his ...

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OTTAWA: Parliament Gives Standing Ovation To Official Who Stopped Gunman

RELATED: The tinfoil hat crowd is already claiming that yesterday’s incident was a false flag attack: “Kevin Vickers Sergeant-at-Arms guy is tied in with the royal family and a bunch of other corrupt New World Order evilness so obviously he is an untrustworthy character!”

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LIVE VIDEO: Final Day Of Marriage Bill Report Stage In House Of Lords

The House Of Lords today wraps up the debate on the report stage of the marriage equality bill for England and Wales. Live streaming video is here.  Pink News is running a live blog here.  Earlier today an amendment that would have stipulated a difference between opposite and same-sex marriage was withdrawn. Amendment 85, introduced by Lord Armstrong of Ilminster, ...

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BRITAIN: Final House Of Lords Debate On Same-Sex Marriage Now Underway

Today the House Of Lords is debating same-sex marriage for the third and final day of the bill’s committee stage. Pink News is running a live-blog. Watch the video live-stream.

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LIVE VIDEO: House Of Lords Debates Marriage Equality Amendments

A committee in the House of Lords is today debating the many proposed amendments to Britain’s marriage equality bill. Watch live here. Pink News is running a live blog and you can follow along here.

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Another Stalling Tactic In House Of Lords

Three members of the House Of Lords have introduced an amendment that would stop the marriage equality bill from going into effect until after also being approved in a national referendum to be held two or three years from now. The amendment, tabled by Labour peer Lord Anderson of Swansea, Conservative peer Lord Cormack, and crossbench peer Lord Singh of ...

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BRITAIN: Former Archbishop Of Canterbury Proposes Separate Marriage Registry For Straight Couples

Gay Star News reports on the latest bid to torpedo Britain’s marriage bill: Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord George Carey is trying to wreck gay marriage in England and Wales by creating a new gold standard only straights can be part of – ‘traditional marriage’.  As a member of the House of Lords, he is proposing to amend the Marriage ...

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Christian TV Recaps House Of Lords Vote

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Church Of England Surrenders On Marriage

The Church of England today formally announced that it will no longer object to Britain’s same-sex marriage bill as it has become apparent to them that a clear majority of Parliament supports it. In a short statement, the established Church said that the scale of the majorities in both the Commons and Lords made clear that it is the will ...

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