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WATCH: May's false choices demand a real democratic response
After Theresa May’s Brexit deal failed again by a huge margin, CommonSpace journalist, David Jamieson, argues that this isn’t ‘resilience or ‘staying power’ but cynical authoritarianism.
The only option that wasn’t outlined by May in the House of Commons was returning to the public with a general election.
WATCH: Does democracy demand a general election
Following Theresa May's crushing defeat in the House of Commons, David Jamieson argues that its time to put this government to bed, and let the people decide with a General Election.
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Bullying at Westminster: What you need to know
In the wake of a recent damning review by Dame Laura Cox QC, how can UK politics combat bullying in the House of Commons?
IT IS “difficult to envisage” how the reforms needed to tackle widespread bullying and harassment at Westminster can be delivered under the House of Commons’ current administration, a damning report published on Tuesday (16 October) Dame Laura Cox QC concluded.
Scottish Labour plead for further talks following controversial Brexit bill abstention
Faced with SNP outrage over ‘dereliction of duty’, Labour claims it was between a rock and a hard place
FOLLOWING OUTRAGE over its abstention from Tuesday’s EU Withdrawal Bill vote in the House of Commons, Labour have called for yet another round of negotiations between the UK Government, the Scottish Government and all of Holyrood’s parties, describing the SNP and Tories as engaging in “petty politics”.
‘Democratic outrage’: SNP MPs walk out of the House of Commons at #PMQs
Speaker of the House John Bercow appeared confused about how to respond to SNP request for a vote
THE SNP’s MPs have walked out on mass at Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons, after the Speaker of the House refused a call by Ian Blackford to have an emergency vote and demanded he leave the chamber.
MPs put pressure on John Bercow to step down amid bullying claims
Tory MPs to lodge no confidence motion against Speaker John Bercow, as pressure for a formal investigation mounts
FOLLOWING allegations of bullying against Speaker of the House John Bercow which came to light in a BBC Newsnight report last week, Tory MP Andrew Bridgen – a longstanding critic of Bercow – has said he will lodge an early day motion of no confidence in the speaker on Monday.
The honourable gangsta: SNP deploys rapping MP and beatbox at Westminster over Brexit
Move over Eminem
SNP MP HANNAH BARDELL lit up the Commons this week when she channelled her inner rapper during a contentious Commons debate on trade agreements after Brexit.
Accompanied with beatboxing from Glasgow East MP David Linden, she used the unconventional method at the end of her speech to sum up the situation. Linden later started a speech by saying: “I start by commending my home dawg from the east side, my hon. Friend – my honourable gangsta – the Member for Livingston (Hannah Bardell) for an excellent rap.”
Kirsty Strickland: Hitting the Commons Bar is fine but breastfeeding is 'disruptive'? Get a grip, UK
Feminist writer and campaigner Kirsty Strickland blasts the "prehistoric views" of the DUP's Sammy Wilson MP on breastfeeding in the Commons
THE phrase "a week is a long time in politics" has been given a new lease of life in 2016. Since the Brexit vote, a week is enough time for a new prime minister to be chosen, Boris Johnson to become foreign secretary and the official opposition to implode.