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  • Brexit vote: Theresa May wins Commons approval to trigger Article 50... (494 to 122)

    02/08/2017 4:48:57 PM PST · by markomalley · 68 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/8/17 | Laura Hughes, et al
    Remainers had hoped it would be the night when they finally made a dent in Theresa May’s Brexit plans as they put forward a bewildering array of new clauses and amendments to the Article 50 bill. Nine proposals in all, ranging from the rights of EU migrants to the opinions of the Gibraltar Government, were put to the vote, and one by one all nine proposals were thrown out by MPs. It was a flawless night for Theresa May, as the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill was passed by 494 votes to 122 in its original, unamended form.
  • Miliband and Cameron get personal in TV debate row

    03/13/2015 3:56:43 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies ^ | 11 March 2015 | bbc
    Ed Miliband and David Cameron launched attacks on each other's character in angry Commons exchanges over televised election debates. The Labour leader accused the PM of "chickening out" of a debate with him, saying: "Like all bullies, when the heat is really on he runs for cover." Mr Cameron attacked Mr Miliband as "despicable and weak" for not ruling out a post-election deal with the SNP. It came amid a fresh effort to break the TV debate deadlock.
  • House of Commons - No special relationship between Britain and US

    03/27/2010 8:01:17 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 22 replies · 745+ views ^ | Mar 27, 2010 | Unattributed
    Snips: Talk of a "special relationship" between Britain and the United States should be dropped, a House of Commons committee said Sunday, adding the Iraq war carried important lessons for Anglo-US ties. The House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee said Britain should be "more willing to say no" to the United States and warned that London will probably not be able to influence Washington as much in future. It also noted that President Barack Obama's administration was taking a "more pragmatic tone" towards Britain than had been the case for some previous US administrations.
  • The Tragedy of the Commons

    11/21/2007 5:32:18 PM PST · by secretagent · 17 replies · 152+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 21, 2007 | John Stossel
    Every year around this time, schoolchildren are taught about that wonderful day when Pilgrims and Native Americans shared the fruits of the harvest. "Isn't sharing wonderful?" say the teachers. They miss the point. Because of sharing, the first Thanksgiving in 1623 almost didn't happen. The failure of Soviet communism is only the latest demonstration that freedom and property rights, not sharing, are essential to prosperity. The earliest European settlers in America had a dramatic demonstration of that lesson, but few people today know it. When the Pilgrims first settled the Plymouth Colony, they organized their farm economy along communal lines....
  • [Canadian] MPs pass motion calling for February election

    11/21/2005 5:02:03 PM PST · by Heatseeker · 3 replies · 422+ views
    CBC ^ | 11/21/05 | CBC
    Federal MPs have passed an NDP motion that calls on Prime Minister Paul Martin to dissolve Parliament in January for a Feb. 13 election. But the minority Liberals immediately said they would ignore the non-binding motion, clearing the way for a no-confidence motion expected to take down the government next week. The motion – which was introduced by NDP Leader Jack Layton and supported by the Conservatives and Bloc Québécois – passed by a vote of 167-129 on Monday night. After the vote, Layton said he hoped it would spur a change of heart from Martin, who has repeatedly rejected...
  • Muslims who hate us can leave us, British Conservatives say

    08/02/2005 9:12:59 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 58 replies · 1,809+ views ^ | Wed 3 Aug 2005 | GERRI PEEV
    MUSLIMS who resent the British way of life should leave the UK, regardless of whether they are citizens or not, a senior Conservative said last night in comments that have heightened already tense community relations. Gerald Howarth, the shadow defence minister, last night told The Scotsman that extremist Muslims who see the Iraq war as a conflict against Islam should be considered as treacherous as Soviet sympathisers during the Cold War. His remarkable claim shatters the tri-party consensus which Michael Howard, the Tory leader, sought to make with Tony Blair, the Prime Minister, and the Liberal Democrats. Mr Howarth said...
  • Racial and Religious Hatred Bill [Passes UK Parliament, blocked in House of Lords]

    07/12/2005 12:35:22 PM PDT · by John Filson · 21 replies · 746+ views
    Parliament's Official Website ^ | July 12, 2005 | UK Parliament - Session 2005-06
              House of Commons Session 2005 - 06Internet PublicationsOther Bills before Parliament Racial and Religious Hatred Bill   Racial and Religious Hatred Bill     EXPLANATORY NOTES Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Home Office, are published separately as Bill 11—EN. EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS Mr Secretary Clarke has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998: In my view the provisions of the Racial and Religious Hatred Bill are compatible with the Convention rights.   Bill 11                                                                                                  54/1       Racial and Religious Hatred Bill   Bill 11 54/1    ...
  • Sun 'bomber' in Commons: British reporter exposes lax security

    09/17/2004 12:00:11 PM PDT · by Stoat · 4 replies · 209+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | September 17, 2004 | ANTHONY FRANCE
    A SUN reporter could have BLOWN UP the House of Commons yesterday - less than 24 hours after the invasion by hunt protesters. Our man posed as a Commons waiter to smuggle in a fake bomb. At risk ... John Prescott would have been easy prey He exposed shambolic security to get the job with bogus references. And just hours before Wednesday's Commons drama he even served Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott. These are his words: I STOOD within 2ft of John Prescott at the House of Commons and could have blown him up on the spot. Having landed a...
  • Water Is Not "Different"

    12/09/2003 8:59:18 PM PST · by farmfriend · 10 replies · 136+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 12/09/2003 | Richard Tren
    Water Is Not "Different" By Richard Tren "Water must be declared and understood for all time to be the common property of all. No one has the right to appropriate it for profit." These are the words of the Canadian water activist Maude Barlow, but they could have been said by any number of leftist commentators and organisations that oppose any private water ownership or private provision of water services. Yet constantly repeating these water mantras is not going to magically improve the access the people have to clean water; in fact it will do quite the opposite and encourage...
  • Body found in Iraq expert search

    07/18/2003 4:46:45 AM PDT · by alnitak · 71 replies · 325+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, 18 July, 2003, 10:30 GMT 11:30 UK | unknown
    Police searching for the weapons expert named by the government as the possible source for a BBC story on Iraq say they have discovered a man's body. The body was found at 0920 BST by a member of the police team searching for Dr Kelly in a wooded area at Harrowdown Hill, near Faringdon, Oxfordshire, but has not yet been identified. Government adviser David Kelly, 59, went missing from his home in Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, at about 1500 BST on Thursday. The body was found around five miles from his home. Earlier this week, Dr Kelly denied being the BBC's...

    03/18/2003 6:04:33 AM PST · by MadIvan · 33 replies · 208+ views
    Sky News ^ | March 18, 2003 | Sky News
    The Prime Minister has appealed for MPs to back him in standing firm against Iraq as military action looms. Blair makes his case Facing possibly the biggest backbench rebellion of his premiership, Mr Blair admitted: "This is a tough choice, indeed, but it is also a stark one: to stand British troops down ... or hold firm to the course we have set. "I believe passionately we must hold firm to that course." Mr Blair said the government's actions "will determine the way that Britain and the world confront the central security issues of the 21st Century". "This crisis...
  • Labour mutiny leaves Blair out on a limb

    02/26/2003 5:18:20 PM PST · by InShanghai · 7 replies · 313+ views
    UK-Times Online ^ | February 27, 2003 | Philip Webster
    Labour mutiny leaves Blair out on a limb By Philip Webster, Political Editor Case for Iraq war rejected in biggest-ever government rebellion A MASS mutiny by more than 120 Labour MPs over war with Iraq left Tony Blair facing a perilous moment in his premiership last night. The rebels were among 199 MPs — almost a third of the Commons — who voted against early military action to disarm President Saddam Hussein. It was the biggest revolt against any governing party in parliamentary history and it served notice on the Prime Minister that he will have to win a second...