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From TheJournal.ie New SDLP MP writes letter to Commons speaker protesting against oath of allegiance to the Queen Belfast South

New SDLP MP writes letter to Commons speaker protesting against oath of allegiance to the Queen

“My primary allegiance is to the people of South Belfast, in all their diversity,” Claire Hanna wrote to the House Speaker today.

From TheJournal.ie Junior minister in charge of Brexit no-deal planning resigns over Article 50 delays

Junior minister in charge of Brexit no-deal planning resigns over Article 50 delays

Chris Heaton-Harris said that he believes that parliament should have honoured the 2016 referendum result.

From TheJournal.ie Government whip resigns over the backstop on the eve of the Brexit vote GARETH Johnson

Government whip resigns over the backstop on the eve of the Brexit vote

“I cannot, in all good conscience, support a deal that would be detrimental to our nation’s interests,” the MP said.

An Australian politician proposed during a same-sex marriage debate and it was a lovely moment

“This debate has been the soundtrack to our relationship.”

From The42 World Cup 'dream' over for Scottish MP who missed debate to officiate in Champions League Football Politics

World Cup 'dream' over for Scottish MP who missed debate to officiate in Champions League

Douglas Ross has been heavily criticsed after missing a welfare policy vote to run the line at the Nou Camp.

From TheJournal.ie Ian Paisley Jr to refer himself to Westminster standards office after newspaper article Daily Telegraph

Ian Paisley Jr to refer himself to Westminster standards office after newspaper article

The Daily Telegraph claimed Paisley did not declare gifts received from a foreign government.

From TheJournal.ie ‘The best of our country’: Pensioner who tried to save Jo Cox from neo-Nazi killer dies Bernard Carter-Kenny

‘The best of our country’: Pensioner who tried to save Jo Cox from neo-Nazi killer dies

Bernard Carter-Kenny was awarded a George Medal for bravery for trying to save Cox.

From TheJournal.ie Conservative MP apologises 'unreservedly' for using n-word in Brexit discussion Racially Offensive

Conservative MP apologises 'unreservedly' for using n-word in Brexit discussion

Anne Marie Morris made the comments today while speaking on a eurosceptic panel in London.

From TheJournal.ie British MP says he was 'kind of a torturer' during the Troubles The Troubles

British MP says he was 'kind of a torturer' during the Troubles

The former colonel, who is now a Conservative MP, completed seven tours of the North.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm not a victim, I'm a survivor': MP gives powerful speech about being raped at 14 House Of Commons This post contains videos

'I'm not a victim, I'm a survivor': MP gives powerful speech about being raped at 14

A number of MPs were moved to tears when Michelle Thomson recalled the ordeal.

From TheJournal.ie Man who wrote 'hate-filled' articles about MP found guilty of racially-aggravated harassment Anti-semitic

Man who wrote 'hate-filled' articles about MP found guilty of racially-aggravated harassment

One of them was called The Legacy of Operation Filthy Jew B***h.

From TheJournal.ie Far-right extremist Thomas Mair will die in jail after he's handed life sentence for Jo Cox murder Old Bailey

Far-right extremist Thomas Mair will die in jail after he's handed life sentence for Jo Cox murder

The MP was murdered a week before Britain’s EU referendum.

From TheJournal.ie MP warns people to not light bonfires with petrol after he suffers 30% burns in accident Don't Be Like Me

MP warns people to not light bonfires with petrol after he suffers 30% burns in accident

Gordon Henderson said he could have died in the incident.

From TheJournal.ie "Jo would ask us not to fight with hate, but draw together": Funeral of Labour MP Jo Cox draws thousands RIP

"Jo would ask us not to fight with hate, but draw together": Funeral of Labour MP Jo Cox draws thousands

The MP for Batley and Spen, a prominent anti-Brexit campaigner, was shot dead while leaving a constituency clinic last month.

From TheJournal.ie 'We are devastated': Flowers laid at tearful vigil for murdered MP Jo Cox England

'We are devastated': Flowers laid at tearful vigil for murdered MP Jo Cox

The Labour MP died after being shot twice and stabbed outside a library near Leeds yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Husband of murdered MP: 'We will fight against the hate that killed Jo' Heartbreak

Husband of murdered MP: 'We will fight against the hate that killed Jo'

“Jo believed in a better world and she fought for it everyday of her life with an energy and a zest for life that would exhaust most people.”

From TheJournal.ie Watch this Labour MP get kicked out of parliament for calling David Cameron 'dodgy Dave' THINGS GET HEATED This post contains videos

Watch this Labour MP get kicked out of parliament for calling David Cameron 'dodgy Dave'

Dennis Skinner refused to withdraw the remark.

From TheJournal.ie The €1.4 million painting being used as a noticeboard That Old Thing?

The €1.4 million painting being used as a noticeboard

The painting was once used to raise money for Nelson Mandela’s legal fees.

From TheJournal.ie A British politician claimed back 9p for his 321-metre journey Expenses

A British politician claimed back 9p for his 321-metre journey

Rob Wilson has made 160 claims for under £1.

From TheJournal.ie Terminally ill welfare claimants are being asked when they think they're going to die Life Expectancy

Terminally ill welfare claimants are being asked when they think they're going to die

The claims have been made by English Labour MP Frank Field.

From TheJournal.ie Potential MP describes how she survived after her mother went to jail for killing her partner Candidate

Potential MP describes how she survived after her mother went to jail for killing her partner

Naz Shah wrote an open letter this week, detailing her family’s experience with abandonment, abuse and even murder.

UKIP politician asks his Twitter followers to 'play Hello Kitty World' with him

He blames his five-year-old daughter for the gaffe. A LIKELY STORY.

From TheJournal.ie MP says sorry for playing Candy Crush during committee meeting House Of Commons

MP says sorry for playing Candy Crush during committee meeting

And there will be an investigation – but not against Nigel Mills.

From TheJournal.ie Tory MP arrested over rape claim Mark Pritchard

Tory MP arrested over rape claim

48-year-old Mark Pritchard has been a Conservative MP since 2005.

From TheJournal.ie Now the 'curry my yoghurt' MP has been barred from speaking in Stormont... Can Cola Coalyer

Now the 'curry my yoghurt' MP has been barred from speaking in Stormont...

… but only for today, and he wasn’t there.

From TheJournal.ie Britain's first Ukip MP has been sworn in - and he looks pretty happy about it Westminster

Britain's first Ukip MP has been sworn in - and he looks pretty happy about it

Douglas Carswell defected from Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives and was re-elected in his old seat.

From TheJournal.ie Sex scandal MP to stand down from British Parliament Pants Down

Sex scandal MP to stand down from British Parliament

Brooks Newmark sent an explicit photo of himself online to a male freelance reporter posing as a young female party activist.

From TheJournal.ie He forgot to mention it in his speech ... but Ed Miliband insists the UK deficit is an "incredibly high" priority Ed's Balls-up

He forgot to mention it in his speech ... but Ed Miliband insists the UK deficit is an "incredibly high" priority

It’s one of the “perils” of speaking directly, instead of reading the precise text of a long party conference address, the Labour leader insisted.

From TheJournal.ie Man charged over "religiously aggravated" attack on MP Galloway Beating

Man charged over "religiously aggravated" attack on MP Galloway

The Respect Party MP for Bradford West suffered bruising to the face and possibly a broken rib in the attack.

From TheJournal.ie O’Leary says sorry for “making love to the Queen” joke Cheap Frills

O’Leary says sorry for “making love to the Queen” joke

“It’s always hard to judge the room”. He told the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly.

From TheJournal.ie Google exec grilled in UK over 'devious' use of Ireland to reduce tax Google

Google exec grilled in UK over 'devious' use of Ireland to reduce tax

MPs suggested that more sales activities are taking place in the UK than the company is willing to admit to.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie British MP arrested again after late-night incident at House of Commons bar Arrest

British MP arrested again after late-night incident at House of Commons bar

Eric Joyce, who previously admitted headbutting a Tory MP in a House of Commons bar last year, was arrested last night after an incident at a parliamentary bar.

From TheJournal.ie MP condemns those who "want Derry to be a theatre for destruction" Derry

MP condemns those who "want Derry to be a theatre for destruction"

Police in Northern Ireland found a suspicious object after intercepting a van in Derry last night.

From TheJournal.ie Martin McGuinness resigns as MP Resignation

Martin McGuinness resigns as MP

McGuinness said his move follows his party’s plans to phase out double-jobbing.

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 Manchester police investigate sexual abuse allegations towards late MP Investigation

Manchester police investigate sexual abuse allegations towards late MP

Manchester Police said that they are investigating any allegations that are said to have occurred from 1974 onwards.

Tory MP suspended over I’m a Celebrity appearance

Who else is going into the jungle?

From TheJournal.ie Hacking scandal: Journalists come to defence of arrested Sun reporter Hacking

Hacking scandal: Journalists come to defence of arrested Sun reporter

A Sun journalist was arrested in a dawn raid in London this morning.

From TheJournal.ie UK MP sacked after attending "Nazi" stag party UK

UK MP sacked after attending "Nazi" stag party

Aidan Burley was sacked after he “behaved in a manner which is offensive and foolish” by attending a friend’s Nazi-themed stag party.

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