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  • Brexit talks and opening of Parliament next week


    BREXIT negotiations and the state opening of Parliament will both begin next week, the government confirmed yesterday.

    European Commission chief negotiator Michel Barnier and Brexit Secretary David Davis agreed to start formal talks over Britain’s exit from the EU on Monday June...

    Friday 16th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Opening of Parliament a royal farce


    SHOUTS of “give us a clue” and “chaos” were yelled from the Labour benches yesterday after Speaker John Bercow confirmed he remains unclear about when Parliament will officially return.

    Uncertainty remains over whether the Queen’s Speech will take place...

    Thursday 15th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Quartet vie for SNP top spot in Westminster


    FOUR MPs have put themselves forward to be the SNP’s new Westminster leader after Angus Robertson lost his seat in the general election.

    Ian Blackford (Ross, Skye and Lochaber), Joanna Cherry (Edinburgh South West), Drew Hendry (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey) and...

    Wednesday 14th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Did new Tory MP turn green benches blue?


    SOCIAL MEDIA users were in a frenzy as they tried to work out whether a Tory MP was looking at porn in the House of Commons yesterday.

    Business Minister Anna Soubry had sent a tweet from the green benches which read: “Is this the first Parliament where everyone thinks...

    Wednesday 14th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • MPs investigate £4bn cost of refurbishing Parliament


    MPs will launch a probe today into the planned multibillion-pound overhaul of the crumbling Palace of Westminster amid concerns about the huge costs.

    Commons Treasury committee chairman Andrew Tyrie said that insufficient evidence had been produced to justify the restoration plan,...

    Monday 16th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Anger as MPs are awarded more pay-cap busting raises


    MPs are set for a 2017 pay rise that will overshoot the 1 per cent cap imposed on other public-sector workers such as nurses, police officers and teachers, it was revealed yesterday.

    Their pay will inflate from £74,962 to £76,011 from next April — an increase of 1.4...

    Thursday 15th Dec 2016

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • Aleppo: the untold story


    Treating the murderous religious extremists who have occupied East Aleppo for four years as heroes is distorting the reality of this terrible war

    Tuesday 13th Dec 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Pop-up foodbank highlights people struggling this winter


    SHADOW chancellor John McDonnell was among Labour MPs who joined a pop-up foodbank at Parliament yesterday to raise money and food for starving families over Christmas.

    General union Unite’s Hope Not Hunger campaign intends to raise much-needed cash ahead of the busiest time of...

    Thursday 8th Dec 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Public still ‘in the dark’ over who’s behind lobbying


    by Sofia Lotto Persio

    PEOPLE are still “in the dark” about who’s lobbying politicians despite the government’s 18-month-old register of interests, Labour’s Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe warned yesterday.

    The existing register is a “very...

    Saturday 10th Sep 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Give allowances not expenses to MPs, says Flynn


    by Our News Desk

    LABOUR frontbencher Paul Flynn has called for MPs to be given an allowance instead of expenses to ensure the system isn’t abused.

    The shadow Commons leader described the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa), set up in 2009 in the wake of...

    Thursday 1st Sep 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain


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