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House of Commons of the United Kingdom: Lower house in the Parliament of the United Kingdom
The House of Commons, officially the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled, is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Like the upper house, the House of Lords, it meets in the Palace of Westminster. Owing to shortage of space, its office accommodation extends into Portcullis House.

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At best, EU summit can grant tentative approval of any Brexit deal

Any approval by European Union leaders at their Thursday-Friday summit in Brussels of a last-minute Brexit deal could only be conditional on the British House of Commons approving it later, three..
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UK cabinet to get Brexit talks update on Sunday

Britain's cabinet will be briefed on the current state of Brexit negotiations at 1145 GMT on Sunday, House of Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg told Sky News.
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Videos for House of Commons of the United Kingdom

Watch live: House of Commons begins Queen's speech debate [Video]Watch live: House of Commons begins Queen's speech debate

After the British monarch gave a Queen's speech, MPs in the House of Commons began to debate the contents.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:48Published

Michael Gove and Keir Starmer clash over no-deal preparations [Video]Michael Gove and Keir Starmer clash over no-deal preparations

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove gives a statement to the House of Commons regarding the government's preparations for a potential no-deal Brexit scenario. Mr Gove re-outlined..

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The state of the parties as Heidi Allen joins the Lib Dems [Video]The state of the parties as Heidi Allen joins the Lib Dems

A look at how the Government and opposition benches stand as Heidi Allen joins the Liberal Democrats. The former Tory MP is the sixth person to defect to Jo Swinson's party in recent weeks, bringing..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:46Published

Banksy Painting Sells For Record-Breaking $12.2 Million [Video]Banksy Painting Sells For Record-Breaking $12.2 Million

British artist Banksy's "Devolved Parliament," has sold at auction in London for a record-breaking £9,879,500. The oil painting is a satirical take on government depicting the House of Commons filled..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

MP shares with Commons her personal experience of domestic abuse [Video]MP shares with Commons her personal experience of domestic abuse

An MP has urged others to come forward if it is safe for them to do so after sharing during a Commons debate her own experience of coercive control. Canterbury MP Rosie Duffield received a standing..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:33Published

May makes first Commons speech since returning to backbenches [Video]May makes first Commons speech since returning to backbenches

Former prime minister Theresa May used her first speech in the Commons since returning to the backbenches to highlight the importance of domestic abuse policies. She described a new Bill about domestic..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:57Published

Banksy's 'Devolved Parliament' expected to fetch over £1.5 million at auction [Video]Banksy's 'Devolved Parliament' expected to fetch over £1.5 million at auction

Banksy’s portrayal of the House of Commons reduced to an assembly of parliamentary primates, will go on public display in London for the first time at Sotheby’s, just a mile away from Westminster...

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Husband of murdered lawmaker decries 'inferno of rhetoric' in UK politics [Video]Husband of murdered lawmaker decries 'inferno of rhetoric' in UK politics

The husband of Jo Cox, a British lawmaker murdered before the Brexit referendum in 2016, has urged the UK parliament to step back from a vicious cycle of language that he says makes violence and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:19Published

Jeremy Corbyn calls Boris Johnson a 'dangerous Prime Minister' [Video]Jeremy Corbyn calls Boris Johnson a 'dangerous Prime Minister'

Mandatory credit: Parliament Live Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn repeats his call for Boris Johnson to resign as Prime Minister in their first head-to-head since Parliament was recalled. Opposition..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:12Published

Boris Johnson: Protesters hurl abuse at PM on his return to Parliament [Video]Boris Johnson: Protesters hurl abuse at PM on his return to Parliament

Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street and arrives at Parliament to make his address to MPs in the House of Commons. The Prime Minister was forced to cut short his visit to the United..

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Barry Sheerman launches blistering attack on Attorney General [Video]Barry Sheerman launches blistering attack on Attorney General

Barry Sheerman, MP for Huddersfield, launches a blistering attack on Attorney General Geoffrey Cox in the House of Commons.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:42Published

Attorney General Geoffrey Cox berates 'cowardly' parliament [Video]Attorney General Geoffrey Cox berates 'cowardly' parliament

Geoffrey Cox called the House of Commons a disgrace and accused MPs of being cowards. "They don't like to hear it, Mr Speaker, twice they have been asked to make the electorate decide upon whether they..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:08Published

John Bercow: Parliament must resume after Supreme Court ruling [Video]John Bercow: Parliament must resume after Supreme Court ruling

House of Commons speaker John Bercow addresses the press on College Green, Westminster, where he welcomes the Supreme Court's ruling that the Government's prorogation of Parliament was unlawful. Mr..

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Boris Johnson must resign immediately - Ian Blackford [Video]Boris Johnson must resign immediately - Ian Blackford

Ian Blackford, leader of the SNP in Westminster, has called on Boris Johnson to resign as Prime Minister. “We must be back in Parliament immediately,” said the Ross, Skye and Lochaber MP. “We..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:28Published

UK's top court to rule on parliament suspension [Video]UK's top court to rule on parliament suspension

Britain's Supreme Court is to decide whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law when he suspended parliament for five weeks in the run-up to Brexit. His challengers say he aimed to thwart..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:53Published

MPs hopeful of overturning Parliament suspension by September 16 [Video]MPs hopeful of overturning Parliament suspension by September 16

MPs who appealed against an earlier ruling that the Prime Minister's prorogation of Parliament was lawful, say they are hopeful of being able to return to the House of Commons by early next week. Boris..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:42Published

Boris Johnson's Cabinet meet after Commons defeat [Video]Boris Johnson's Cabinet meet after Commons defeat

Ministers enter the first Cabinet meeting since the Government lost a key election vote last night in the Commons. Ministers visit Downing Street for a Cabinet meeting, following the prorogation of..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:36Published

Senior UK govt figures must publish Brexit WhatsApp messages [Video]Senior UK govt figures must publish Brexit WhatsApp messages

Communications on Parliament suspension must be handed over after House of Commons vote in latest Johnson defeat.

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Defeat for PM and opposition protest in night of high drama in Commons [Video]Defeat for PM and opposition protest in night of high drama in Commons

Boris Johnson lost his second bid to trigger a general election while opposition MPs staged a protest ahead of the prorogation of Parliament in the early hours of Tuesday.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:23Published

Boris Johnson's second bid to trigger general election fails [Video]Boris Johnson's second bid to trigger general election fails

Boris Johnson has suffered another humiliating Commons defeat after his second bid for a snap general election was rejected by MPs. The Prime Minister said he wanted to head to the polls next month to..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:01Published

Orderrrrrrrrr! UK parliament speaker John Bercow's memorable moments [Video]Orderrrrrrrrr! UK parliament speaker John Bercow's memorable moments

Britain's House of Commons Speaker John Bercow, known for his fiesty temperament and florid style, has said he would stand down from the role. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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Johnson Brexit Plan Falls Apart [Video]Johnson Brexit Plan Falls Apart

Boris Johnson's Brexit plan to win an election before taking Britain out of the EU at the end of October is in doubt. His government was forced to abandon its attempt to block a bill that could delay..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Boris Johnson defeated again; no snap UK election [Video]Boris Johnson defeated again; no snap UK election

Suffering a third defeat in the House of Commons in two days, Boris Johnson's Brexit plans lie in disarray.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:18Published

UK lawmakers vote to block a 'no-deal' Brexit [Video]UK lawmakers vote to block a 'no-deal' Brexit

Britain's House of Commons voted to approve a bill forcing the government to ask for an extension to Brexit and rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson's proposal for an early election. David Doyle..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:22Published

Commons vote breakdown: How MPs refused a general election [Video]Commons vote breakdown: How MPs refused a general election

MPs have voted against an early general election in the House of Commons, handing Prime Minister Boris Johnson another defeat. Many Labour MPs abstained from the vote, meaning it did not reach the..

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UK's Rees-Mogg: Government does not need to apologize to Queen Elizabeth

The British government does not need to apologize to Queen Elizabeth over the decision to ask her to suspend parliament, leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

UK's Rees-Mogg: DUP backing will bring in support for Brexit deal

Conservative and opposition lawmakers will likely vote through any Brexit deal that Prime Minister Johnson secures if the Northern Irish DUP party support it, Britain's House of Commons leader Jacob..
Reuters - Published

UK government discussing the timing of Queen's Speech

The British government is discussing the timing of a Queen's Speech with parliamentary authorities, the leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg, said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

UK parliament speaker says election cannot happen before October 31

The speaker of Britain's House of Commons John Bercow said on Thursday that, under existing rules, a national election could not be held before the country is due to leave the European Union at the end..
Reuters - Published

UK's ruling Conservatives to ask for parliamentary break to hold conference

Britain's ruling Conservative Party will on Thursday ask lawmakers to approve a short adjournment of parliament next week to allow the party to hold its annual conference, House of Commons leader Jacob..
Reuters - Published

UK House of Commons to sit on Wednesday: Speaker Bercow

Britain's lower house of parliament, the House of Commons, will sit on Wednesday after the Supreme Court ruled Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament was unlawful, Commons Speaker John..
Reuters - Published

UK Speaker Bercow says House of Commons must convene without delay

Britain's House of Commons must convene without delay, Speaker John Bercow said on Tuesday, welcoming a ruling by the Supreme Court that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament..
Reuters - Published

Outgoing Speaker Bercow: would not rule out second Brexit referendum

Outgoing speaker of the British House of Commons John Bercow would not rule out a second referendum to solve the country's Brexit impasse, he told an audience in Zurich on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

UK parliament's speaker promises 'creativity' to ensure PM Johnson obeys Brexit delay law

House of Commons speaker John Bercow, has promised to use "creativity" to ensure Prime Minister Boris Johnson does not ignore a law which would prevent him taking Britain out of the European Union..
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Speaker Bercow, champion of Britain's parliament in clash with Johnson, bows out

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow, champion of Britain's parliament in its move to rein in Prime Minister Boris Johnson over Brexit, said on Monday he would stand down, issuing a warning to the..
Reuters - Published

UK parliament Speaker John Bercow announces he will quit

Britain's House of Commons Speaker John Bercow, who played a key role in the three-year Brexit crisis, said on Monday he would stand down from the role, issuing a warning to the government not to..
Reuters - Published

UK government says parliament will vote on early election again on Monday

British lawmakers will on Monday hold another vote on a motion on whether to hold an early election, the leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

UK's Rees-Mogg says bid to block no-deal Brexit is constitutionally irregular

A bid by British lawmakers to take control of parliamentary time to try to stop Britain leaving the European Union without a deal is constitutionally irregular, leader of the House of Commons Jacob..
Reuters - Published

UK parliament speaker approves emergency Brexit debate

The speaker of Britain's House of Commons, John Bercow, approved an emergency debate in parliament on Brexit put forward by a group of lawmakers who are seeking to block leaving the EU without a deal.
Reuters - Published

Queen did not challenge suspension of UK parliament: Rees-Mogg

Britain's Queen Elizabeth did not question the government's request to suspend parliament for over a month ahead of Brexit, House of Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

UK says it is now up to EU: Insist on 'vassalage' and we leave without a deal

Britain's leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Thursday it was now up to the European Union to decide if they were prepared to renegotiate a "reasonable" Brexit deal or force Britain..
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UK government dares Brexit opponents: Change the law or change the government

Britain's Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg said lawmakers who want to stop a no-deal Brexit have two choices: change the law or change the government, and if they fail to choose, Britain..
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Britain's speaker aims to block parliament closure for Brexit: newspaper

The House of Commons speaker plans to block Prime Minister Boris Johnson from bypassing parliament to take Britain out of the European Union, the Telegraph newspaper reported on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

UK PM Johnson to make statement to parliament on Thursday

Britain's new prime minister, Boris Johnson, will make a statement to parliament on his priorities for government on Thursday, the office of the leader of the House of Commons said on Twitter.
Reuters - Published

UK PM Johnson appoints Rees-Mogg as leader of the House of Commons

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appointed Jacob Rees-Mogg as leader of the House of Commons late on Wednesday, giving the prominent Brexit supporter his first ever government role.
Reuters - Published

UK PM May fights back tears as she is applauded out of parliament

British lawmakers gave outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May a standing ovation as they applauded her out of the House of Commons chamber after her final, at times emotional, appearance as leader on..
Reuters - Published

No-deal Brexit tangled: UK House of Commons Speaker Bercow pledges to stay on

John Bercow, the speaker of Britain's House of Commons, plans to stay on despite previous expectations he was about to leave, risking the fury of hardline Brexiteers who believe he wants to thwart a..
Reuters - Published

Ex-House of Commons leader Leadsom enters race to be next British PM: media

Former House of Commons leader Andrea Leadsom will enter the race to be leader of UK's Conservative party and replace Theresa May as prime minister, British media reported on Saturday, citing a..
Reuters - Published

UK PM May appoints Mel Stride new Leader of House of Commons: statement

British lawmaker Mel Stride was appointed as the government's Leader of the House of Commons on Thursday, replacing Andrea Leadsom who quit in protest at Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy.
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UK government says it will introduce Brexit bill as soon as possible

The British government will introduce the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill to parliament as soon as possible in order to give lawmakers time to scrutinize it, the leader of the House of Commons Andrea..
Reuters - Published

Barnier: EU ready for Brexit delay, length depends on British argument

The European Union hopes cross-party talks in London will yield a majority in the House of Commons for the stalled Brexit deal and is willing to grant more time to achieve that, the EU's chief..
Reuters - Published

Compromise with Labour is possible to secure Brexit: UK's Leadsom

Britain's government has been forced to talk to Labour's Jeremy Corbyn to save Brexit, Andrea Leadsom, its leader in the House of Commons, said on Sunday, suggesting ministers were ready to compromise..
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Second Brexit vote would be 'ultimate betrayal': leader of lower UK parliament

A second public vote on Britain's membership of the European Union would be the "ultimate betrayal", Andrea Leadsom, the leader of the House of Commons or lower house of parliament, wrote in the Sunday..
Reuters - Published

May seems to prefer talking to Labour than asking lawmakers for Brexit preferences: BBC political editor

Theresa May's government looks set to keep talking to the opposition Labour Party to find a breakthrough in the Brexit process rather than asking lawmakers across the House of Commons for their..
Reuters - Published

UK lawmakers might need to sit on Brexit day

The lower house of Britain's parliament might need to sit on Friday, April 12, the day the country is currently due to leave the European Union, the government's leader in the House of Commons said on..
Reuters - Published

Brexit delay law approved by UK's House of Commons

The lower house of the British parliament on Wednesday approved legislation which would force Prime Minister Theresa May to seek a Brexit delay to prevent a potentially disorderly departure on April 12..
Reuters - Published

UK's House of Commons approves Brexit delay law

The lower house of Britain's parliament on Wednesday approved legislation which would force Prime Minister Theresa May to seek a delay to Brexit in order to prevent the risk of leaving without a deal..
Reuters - Published

British parliament rejects plan to hold more Brexit indicative votes on Monday

Britain's House of Commons on rejected a plan to hold more indicative votes on Brexit on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Brexit: May and Corbyn to Work Together on a Solution

brexit: may and corbyn to work together on a solution
by Simon Baxendale - The date for the UK to physically divorce the European Union has changed multiple times in a very short period. As British MPs struggle to find a consensus on what may be best for..
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UK lawmakers can secure May 22 Brexit delay by approving divorce deal on Friday: government

Britain's parliament will be able to secure a delay to Brexit to May 22 by approving the government's Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union in a vote on Friday, the leader of the House of..
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UK House of Commons speaker warns third Brexit vote must be different

The House of Commons speaker John Bercow again warned the government on Wednesday it could not bring forward proposals for a vote in parliament on its Brexit divorce deal unless it was in a..
Reuters - Published

UK parliament to vote on three proposed changes to May's next steps on Brexit

British lawmakers will on Monday have the opportunity to vote on up to three proposed changes to Prime Minister Theresa May's next steps on Brexit, the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow,..
Reuters - Published

EU's Tusk says short Brexit delay possible if UK backs divorce deal

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday that granting Britain a short postponement of Brexit was possible on the condition that Britain's House of Commons votes in favor of the stalled..
Reuters - Published

Long Brexit delay would need parliamentary approval, UK's Leadsom says

British Prime Minister Theresa May would have to put a long delay to Brexit to parliament if that is what the European Union offer in talks this week, the leader of House of Commons Andrea Leadsom said..
Reuters - Published

Theresa May's Brexit Deal: Third Vote Blocked

theresa may's brexit deal: third vote blocked
by Simon Baxendale - Brexit is creeping ever closer, and it it still seems as though there is much work to be done if the deadline of March 29th is ever going to be reached without the prospect of a..
One News Page Staff - Published

What does the speaker of Britain's parliament do, and who is John Bercow?

The speaker of Britain's House of Commons threw Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans into further turmoil this week by ruling that she could not put her divorce deal to a new vote unless it was..
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UK government hopes to go ahead with Brexit vote on Tuesday if numbers there: Hunt

Britain's government will only hold another meaningful vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal on Tuesday if it is certain that the divided House of Commons would back it at a third attempt,..
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UK lawmakers to vote on four possible changes to May's Brexit delay motion

British lawmakers will have the opportunity to vote on up to four amendments to Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed delay to Brexit on Thursday, Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow said.
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Reporting Brexit: Racing to break news in Britain's ancient parliament

The world's press packed in a gallery in the British House of Commons neo-gothic debating chamber late on Tuesday, watching out for clues of the outcome of a vote that would shake markets and deepen..
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EU says no more Brexit negotiations with UK, risk of no-deal jumps

The risk of a damaging no-deal Brexit has "increased significantly" and there will be no more negotiations with London on the divorce terms, the EU said on Tuesday after the House of Commons rejected..
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UK parliament's rejection of Brexit deal raises no-deal risk: Tusk's spokesman

The House of Commons' second rejection of the EU-UK Brexit deal has "significantly increased" the risk of a damaging "no-deal" divorce, a spokesman for European Council President Donald Tusk said on..
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EU's Barnier says Britain won't get transition without Brexit deal

Britain will not get a post-Brexit transition period unless the House of Commons ratifies the divorce package, the bloc's chief negotiator said on Tuesday as parliament in London seemed to be moving..
Reuters - Published

UK parliament speaker does not select any amendments for Brexit vote

The speaker of Britain's House of Commons, John Bercow, said on Tuesday he had not selected any amendments to the government's motion on approving Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal to be put to..
Reuters - Published

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