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  • 15 MPs agree to sign no-confidence motion against British PM Theresa May

    07/23/2017 5:31:59 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | Sunday, July 23, 2017 | PTI
    "No backbiting, no carping. The choice is me or (Opposition Labour leader) Jeremy Corbyn - and no one wants him," Conservative MPs who were present reported May saying. LONDON: Around 15 Conservative party MPs have agreed to sign a no-confidence motion against British Prime Minister Theresa May as part of a plot to oust her, according to a media report. Although the letter of no confidence falls short of the 48 names required to trigger a leadership contest, the UK Parliament's summer break could prove critical for May's future as British prime minister, 'The Sunday Times' reported. "The numbers change...
  • Parliament hit by cyber attack leaving MPs unable to access their emails remotely

    06/24/2017 8:15:25 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 24 JUNE 2017 • 4:10PM | Ben Riley-Smith, assistant political editor
    Parliament has been hit by a cyber attack that has left MPs unable to access their emails if not in Westminster. MPs were alerted to the hack on Friday night and have reported problems getting into their email accounts on Saturday. The attack comes just days after reports that passwords of ministers were being flogged online after hacking groups managed to gain access. The parliamentary authorities are working with the National Cyber Security Centre to protect the network and ascertain the scale of the damage.
  • Britain was just 2,000 votes from the abyss where Corbyn would have been Prime Minister

    06/11/2017 4:51:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 11, 2017 | Dan Hodges
    Just over an hour before the polls closed on Thursday, I took a call from a member of the Shadow Cabinet.  ‘There’s a strong possibility Jeremy’s going to resign tonight,’ they said. ‘He’s not going to Labour HQ from his count. They’re going to try to keep him away from people, and see if they can get him to change his mind.’ There was no need to keep him away from people. The people were coming to him – in numbers not seen for a Labour leader since the 2001 Blair landslide.
  • BREAKING: Iran parliament shooting: Several injured, one dead as explosion in Tehran

    06/07/2017 1:11:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 84 replies
    (UK) Express ^ | June 7, 2017 | Jon Rogers
    THE Iranian Parliament is under fire with a gunman shooting guards, with at least eight injured. Iranian state TV has reported that there were four attackers in parliament with one person killed and eight people injured. The situation is still ongoing, according to the broadcaster. [Snip] [Additionally] an armed man opened fire at the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in southern Tehran and wounded a number of people. A gunman opened fire at pilgrims at the late Imam Khomeini mausoleum in southern Tehran on Wednesday injuring a number of people. There are reports of witnesses saying that they heard an explosion...
  • May to seek snap election for 8 June (UK)

    04/18/2017 3:15:08 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 53 replies
    BBC ^ | 18th April 2017
    UK PM Theresa May announces plan to call snap general election on 8 June. She said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum.
  • Andreea Cristea, Who Fell Into Thames During U.K. Attack, Dies

    04/08/2017 1:53:11 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/7/17 | Dan Bilefsky
    Andreea Cristea, Who Fell Into Thames During U.K. Attack, Dies By DAN BILEFSKYAPRIL 7, 2017 Continue reading the main story Share This PageContinue reading the main story LONDON — A 31-year-old Romanian architect who plunged into the River Thames when a terrorist plowed a vehicle into pedestrians in London became the fifth victim to die as a result of the attack last month, the police said on Friday.PhotoAndreea Cristea Credit London Metropolitan Police, via European Pressphoto Agency
  • Breaking: Shots fired, explosion outside UK Parliament

    03/22/2017 7:47:58 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 429 replies
    REPORTS OF LOUD BANGS AND GUNFIRE OUTSIDE UK PARLIAMENT
  • CNN Finds Humor in UK Parliament Insulting Trump to Downgrade State Visit

    02/21/2017 6:49:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    CNN via Newsbusters ^ | February 20, 2017 11:55 PM EST | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Debate raged in the United Kingdom’s Parliament Monday over whether or not President Donald Trump should be extended the warm welcome of a full state visit. As insults targeting Trump flew back and forth, CNN seemed to get a good laugh out it all. “Insults flying over Trump's invitation for a formal state visit to the UK,” hyped Erin Burnett during her show OutFront, “One Member of Parliament today likening it to quote, “pimping out the queen.’” All while the on-screen headline read “Can God Save the Queen…From Trump?” “President Trump doesn't just get people stirred up at home. Look...
  • Speaker faces fight to hang on to his job amid backlash over his decision to BAN 'racist' Trump

    02/07/2017 1:48:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | February 7, 2017 | James Tapsfield
    John Bercow is facing a fight to hang on to his job amid a major backlash over his 'grandstanding' decision to ban Donald Trump from addressing parliament. Furious Tory MPs are considering forcing a vote of no confidence in the Speaker after an extraordinary intervention in which he branded the US President 'racist and sexist' and said he would not authorise the use of historic Westminster Hall during the impending state visit. The comments were cheered by many MPs in the chamber, who have been heavily critical of the travel ban imposed by the White House on nationals from seven...
  • Trump will be barred from speaking in Parliament

    02/06/2017 12:41:25 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 131 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 6, 2017 | Adam Payne
    LONDON — House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has announced that he intends to block US President Donald Trump from addressing Parliament when Trump visits the UK later this year. It is customary for visiting presidents to address MPs and members of the House of Lords in Westminster Hall when making state visits to Britain. As speaker of the House of Commons, however, Bercow is one of three people who has the authority to block visiting figures from doing this. The speaker said on Monday afternoon that addressing Parliament was an "earned honour" and not an invitation that came automatically...
  • MPs vote to back Government’s timetable on Article 50 (Brexit)

    12/07/2016 11:26:21 AM PST · by UKrepublican · 20 replies
    MPs have voted in favour of the Government's timetable to trigger Article 50 by March 2017.
  • ‘Tolls are coming’ to Germany’s autobahns

    11/20/2016 11:52:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Politico.eu ^ | November 4, 2016 | Janosch Delcker
    BERLIN — German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt’s political future is tied to the success of imposing a toll on foreign drivers using the country’s autobahns, and despite being slapped down by the European Commission he isn’t giving up on the idea.“The tolls are coming,” Dobrindt told the Bild newspaper on Friday, following news that the EU and Germany are about to settle their dispute over introducing the payments. “I am confident that we will be able to close negotiations with the EU Commission on a positive note in November.”Dobrindt told reporters he expected tolls to come into effect after national...
  • Brexit begins: Theresa May takes axe to EU laws

    10/01/2016 2:23:29 PM PDT · by NRx · 35 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10-01-2016 | Ben Riley-Smith
    Theresa May will on Sunday announce she will repeal the 1972 European Communities Act in a move that will formally begin the process of making Britain’s Parliament sovereign once again. Addressing the Conservative Party Conference for the first time as leader, Mrs May will declare that her government will begin work to end the legislation that gives European Union law supremacy in Britain. In its place, a new “Great Repeal Bill” will be introduced in Parliament as early as next year to put power for the nation’s laws back into the hands of MPs and peers. The announcement is Mrs...
  • Egypt MP Says Women Must Accept FGM Due to Country’s ‘Sexually Weak’ Men

    09/06/2016 11:45:32 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    Egyptian Streets ^ | September 3, 2016 | Egyptian Streets
    Egyptian member of parliament Elhamy Agina has encouraged women to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) to “reduce their sexual desires” to match that of Egypt’s “sexually weak” men, Parlmany reported. “We are a population whose men suffer from sexual weakness, which is evident because Egypt is among the biggest consumers of sexual stimulants that only the weak will consume,” Agina said. “If we stop FGM, we will need strong men and we don’t have men of that sort.” The parliamentarian, who hails from Daqahliya, said that it is therefore better for women to undergo FGM because it “reduces a woman’s...
  • Why Parliament has a duty to keep us in the EU

    08/22/2016 7:07:29 AM PDT · by SteveH · 14 replies
    Now We Know ^ | 8/9/2016 | AC Gayling
    Philosopher AC Grayling explains why he won’t stop restating the arguments until the folly of Brexit is reversed There are five fundamental points that have to be repeated without cease until the folly of Brexit is reversed and the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union is reaffirmed. Each one is obvious to Remainers, and has been clearly stated and restated already: but the point is to keep stating them all until everyone – but especially our Parliamentarians – is repeating them in their sleep. 1. Advisory referendum The referendum was not binding. It was held under the terms of...
  • Former Maoist rebel Prachanda elected as Nepal Prime Minister

    08/03/2016 3:53:30 AM PDT · by Cronos · 3 replies
    First post ^ | 3 August 2016 | Reuters
    Nepal's parliament elected former Maoist rebel chief Prachanda, who led a decade-long insurgency that toppled a Hindu monarchy, as prime minister on Wednesday after predecessor KP Oli resigned rather than face defeat in a vote of no confidence. Pushpa Kamal Dahal, 61, who still uses a nom de guerre that means "Fierce", won 363 votes out of the 573 cast in the 595-member parliament, Speaker Onsari Gharti said. He becomes the 24th prime minister in 26 years since the Himalayan nation adopted multi-party democracy in 1990 and the eighth since the 239-year-old monarchy was abolished eight years ago. ...Political change...
  • David Cameron's last Appearance in Parliament as PM (Prime Ministers Question Time)

    07/13/2016 8:18:31 AM PDT · by NRx · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 06-13-2016 | RT-UK
    Mr. Cameron's last appearance in the House of Commons for the weekly grilling known as Prime Ministers Question Time (PMQ). Sometime this afternoon he will go the Palace to hand in his resignation to the Queen and "advise" the Queen to ask Mrs. May to form the next Government as PM.
  • Out-of-Control Amanpour Badgers Pro-Brexit Official; He Pushes Back

    06/30/2016 11:57:23 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 29, 2016 | Matthew Balan
    CNN's Christiane Amanpour took her left-leaning, pro-European Union activism to a new level on Tuesday during an interview of pro-Brexit politician Daniel Hannan. Amanpour, who recently blasted the referendum as an example of "xenophobia", tried to implicate the British member of the European Parliament as somehow partially responsible for supposed post-vote "hate crimes." Hannan didn't take her clear bias sitting down, however: "You guys have been shouting 'racist' so long, you're not listening to what we were actually saying...if I was relying on CNN...I would think that this was nativist vote, a protectionist vote. It's the opposite." [video below] The...
  • Victorious Nigel Farage Addresses EU Assembly: ‘You’re Not Laughing Now Are You?’ (VIDEO)

    06/28/2016 8:57:04 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 66 replies
    Thegatewaypundit.com/ ^ | 6-28-2016 | Joe Hoft
    UKIP leader Nigel Farage stood in front of the European Union Tuesday for the first time since the Brexit results were announced last week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C5Q0Cw-69INigel told the assembly, “How things have changed… Isn’t it funny. When I came here 17 years ago and I said I wanted to lead a campaign to leave the European Union, you all laughed at me. Well I have to say you’re not laughing now are you?” This man has courage! Wow! Just spoke in the European Parliament, they were pleased to see me as you can tell. https://t.co/7TRJlBXLJl— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) June 28, 2016
  • Britain can't leave the EU without MPs voting for it, top lawyers say

    06/27/2016 7:56:30 PM PDT · by dennisw · 39 replies
    The country may just have voted 52% in favour of leaving the EU, but Brexit won’t become a reality unless voted for by members of Parliament, according to Geoffrey Robertson QC. The lawyer, who set up Doughty Street Chambers, says the referendum was “purely advisory”, and his sentiments have been echoed by Charles Flint QC in a letter to the Times. “Under our constitution, speaking as a constitutional lawyer, sovereignty rests in what we call the Queen in parliament,” Robertson told The Independent. “It’s the right of MPs alone to make or break laws, and the peers to block them....