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#House Of Commons

From TheJournal.ie Guardian editor defends publication of NSA leaks in the face of tough questioning The Guardian

Guardian editor defends publication of NSA leaks in the face of tough questioning

Alan Rusbridger said he was “surprised” when committee chairman Keith Vaz asked him: “Do you love this country?”

From TheJournal.ie UK officials face questions over multinational tax affairs Tax

UK officials face questions over multinational tax affairs

The Commons’ Public Accounts Committee is said to be skeptical about Google’s explanations of UK ad sales booked through Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie DUP MP says republican "fixed committee" existed to deal with sex abuse claims Gregory Campbell

DUP MP says republican "fixed committee" existed to deal with sex abuse claims

Gregory Campbell MP made the allegation in the House of Commons yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie House of Commons Deputy Speaker charged with rape and sexual assault Rape

House of Commons Deputy Speaker charged with rape and sexual assault

Nigel Evans MP has been charged with two counts of indecent assault, five counts of sexual assault and one count of rape. The charges related to seven alleged male victims.

From TheJournal.ie Is this the end? British PM David Cameron debuts his glasses Deja Vu

Is this the end? British PM David Cameron debuts his glasses

It’s seen as a big deal in Britain.

From TheJournal.ie Politicians' places of work: what happens around the world? Dáil Bar

Politicians' places of work: what happens around the world?

TDs and senators may have spent six figures in Leinster House bars last year, but how do their perks compare with those of their international counterparts?

From TheJournal.ie Over 300,000 attempts to access porn in the British parliament Parliamentary Porn

Over 300,000 attempts to access porn in the British parliament

Figures obtained by the Huffington Post show that there were thousands of requests for pornographich websites in the Houses of Parliament in the last year.

From TheJournal.ie Shock result as David Cameron loses vote on Syria intervention Unexpected

Shock result as David Cameron loses vote on Syria intervention

MPs voted against a government motion to support a military attack in Syria – and David Cameron says he will respect their decision.

From TheJournal.ie British minister says report of UK access to US data is 'baseless' Surveillance

British minister says report of UK access to US data is 'baseless'

William Hague says any proposals by British intelligence agencies to intercept data needs the approval of ministers.

From TheJournal.ie British government vows new lobbying law after scandal Lobbying

British government vows new lobbying law after scandal

New laws to regulate lobbying have today been promised in the UK, after four politicians were filmed by undercover reporters offering to push lobbyists’ agendas in parliament in exchange for cash.

From TheJournal.ie Cameron needs opposition's help as gay marriage vote is passed House Of Commons

Cameron needs opposition's help as gay marriage vote is passed

The House of Commons has held its last vote on gay marriage in England and Wales, amid a Conservative revolt.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: NZ House of Reps sings Maori love song after gay marriage vote Pokarekare Ana This post contains videos

VIDEO: NZ House of Reps sings Maori love song after gay marriage vote

Warning: possible tearjerker.

From TheJournal.ie Videos: Thatcher praised and criticised in Commons debate Thatcher This post contains videos

Videos: Thatcher praised and criticised in Commons debate

MPs paid tribute to the late Prime Minister in a special Commons and Lords debate today.

From TheJournal.ie UK to slash corporation tax rate and offer tax credits for fracking British Budget

UK to slash corporation tax rate and offer tax credits for fracking

George Osborne has halved his projections for economic growth for Britain this year, and offers a new mortgage stimulus.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland legalise same-sex marriage? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland legalise same-sex marriage?

Last night MPs voted for a draft law to legalise same-sex marriage in England and Wales. Should Ireland follow suit?

From TheJournal.ie David Cameron call for investigation into horse meat Horse Meat

David Cameron call for investigation into horse meat

However the British Prime Minister said ultimately retailers have to be responsible for what they sell and where it came from.

From TheJournal.ie Martin McGuinness appointed Steward and Bailiff of the Manor of Northstead Steward And Bailiff

Martin McGuinness appointed Steward and Bailiff of the Manor of Northstead

An ancient British law requires resigning MPs to apply for a paid office of the British Crown in order to officially resign as James Martin Pacelli McGuinness, to give him his full name, said he would be doing earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie Pics, video: Suffragette movement 100 years ago Suffragettes This post contains images

Pics, video: Suffragette movement 100 years ago

In 1912, the suffragettes were engaged in an increasingly confrontational campaign to secure voting rights for women which included bomb attacks and hunger strikes.

From TheJournal.ie Foie gras off the menu in Britain's House of Lords Foie Gras

Foie gras off the menu in Britain's House of Lords

The sinful pate is already off the menu in the house of commons.

Tory MP suspended over I’m a Celebrity appearance

Who else is going into the jungle?

From TheJournal.ie Special prosecutor to lead Hillsborough investigation - report Hillsborough

Special prosecutor to lead Hillsborough investigation - report

The Liverpool Echo reports that the British government will announce the highly-unusual move on Monday when the Hillsborough Independent Panel report will be debated in parliament.

From The42 Hillsborough probe must end sick taunts - Rodgers Plea

Hillsborough probe must end sick taunts - Rodgers

The Liverpool manager also recalled the “propaganda” written about the event at the time.

From TheJournal.ie British watchdog to examine IT failure at Ulster Bank Ulster Bank

British watchdog to examine IT failure at Ulster Bank

The Financial Services Authority is to conduct an investigation into the systems failure at the Royal Bank of Scotland.

From TheJournal.ie Big Ben clock tower to be renamed for Queen Elizabeth BONG This post contains videos

Big Ben clock tower to be renamed for Queen Elizabeth

The clock tower – which currently goes by the imaginative name of Clock Tower – is to be renamed Elizabeth Tower.

From TheJournal.ie McGuinness to inherit Adams’ old British title under SF reorganisation Sinn Féin

McGuinness to inherit Adams’ old British title under SF reorganisation

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness will become the new Crown Steward and Bailiff of the Manor of Northstead.

From TheJournal.ie Waiters to be trained on how to refuse drink to boozed-up MPs Pipe Down

Waiters to be trained on how to refuse drink to boozed-up MPs

Staff in the House of Commons will be trained on how to refuse tipsy politicians, who will be served lower-strength drinks.

From TheJournal.ie Osborne cuts corporate tax, creates credits for video game industry United Kingdom

Osborne cuts corporate tax, creates credits for video game industry

Chancellor George Osborne has also raised the thresholds for income tax and child benefit, as well as hiking excise on cigarettes.

From TheJournal.ie British Labour MP charged with assault after incident at Westminster bar Eric Joyce

British Labour MP charged with assault after incident at Westminster bar

Eric Joyce was arrested on Wednesday following an incident in a bar at the British Houses of Parliament.

From TheJournal.ie British Labour MP arrested for alleged assault in Commons bar Eric Joyce

British Labour MP arrested for alleged assault in Commons bar

Eric Joyce, MP for Falkirk, has been suspended by Labour pending the outcome of a police investigation.

From TheJournal.ie DUP MPs warn that EU deal may hit Ireland's corporation tax Eurozone

DUP MPs warn that EU deal may hit Ireland's corporation tax

Ian Paisley Jr and Nigel Dodds tell the House of Commons that Ireland will face further pressure to raise the 12.5 per cent rate.

From TheJournal.ie Cameron defends veto on EU deal, says he negotiated in 'good faith' Commons Clash This post contains videos

Cameron defends veto on EU deal, says he negotiated in 'good faith'

The opposition said he lost but the prime minister insisted he was defending his country’s interests over his veto of the EU deal.

From TheJournal.ie Cameron to face Commons grilling after Clegg attacks EU veto Referendum

Cameron to face Commons grilling after Clegg attacks EU veto

David Cameron will defend using his veto to the House of Commons – which his deputy prime minister said was “bad for Britain”.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland change its time zone? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland change its time zone?

An Oireachtas committee has debated the idea of moving all our clocks forward one hour to match central European time. What do you think?

From The42 London 2012 chairman backs Dublin visit for Olympic torch Olympics

London 2012 chairman backs Dublin visit for Olympic torch

Sebastian Coe said a symbolic visit to the Republic “would speak eloquently and powerfully for sport”.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Murdoch rejects 'mafia' assertion in evidence to MPs Hacking This post contains videos

Watch: Murdoch rejects 'mafia' assertion in evidence to MPs

The News Corporation came under heavy attack as he gave more evidence to MPs today.

From TheJournal.ie James Murdoch to appear before MPs to answer more hacking questions Hacking

James Murdoch to appear before MPs to answer more hacking questions

Murdoch is due to answer questions about evidence he gave in July which has subsequently been contradicted.

From The42 The sports week in pictures Snap Happy This post contains images

The sports week in pictures

Join us in taking a look back at the stories and images that defined the week.

THE UK’S House of Commons has this evening voted unanimously passed a motion calling for the release of all government documents relating to the Hillsborough Stadium disaster in 1989, in which 96 Liverpool fans were killed. The motion, which was triggered by a public petition, calls for the documents – including Cabinet minutes – to be released in an unedited format to the families of the 96 victims and the Hillsborough Independent Panel.

From TheJournal.ie LIVE: House of Commons debates release of Hillsborough documents Hillsborough This post contains videos

LIVE: House of Commons debates release of Hillsborough documents

MPs debate a motion calling for the release of all documents relating to the Hillsborough Stadium disaster of 1989.

From The42 Commons finally agrees to put Hillsborough question to debate Catharsis

Commons finally agrees to put Hillsborough question to debate

The House of Commons will this evening debate the public release of all 40,000 documents relating to the Hillsborough disaster.