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Parliament of the United Kingdom: Supreme legislative body of the United Kingdom
The Parliament of the United Kingdom is the supreme legislative body of the United Kingdom, the Crown dependencies and the British overseas territories. It alone possesses legislative supremacy and thereby ultimate power over all other political bodies in the UK and the overseas territories. Parliament is bicameral but has three parts, consisting of the sovereign (Crown-in-Parliament), the House of Lords, and the House of Commons. The two houses meet in the Palace of Westminster in the City of Westminster, one of the inner boroughs of the capital city, London.

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Coronavirus Live Updates: British Parliament Looks to Meet in Cyberspace

The House of Commons is ill-suited to social distancing, meaning the ancient institution could soon become a virtual one. In Russia, a system built to fight the bubonic plague now faces the..
NYTimes.com - Published

UK's House of Lords debates CAA, expresses concern over impact

The peers in the Upper House of the UK Parliament held a debate over the impact of India's Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and sought representations by the UK government to counterparts in India..
IndiaTimes - Published

London terrorist was convicted for PoK terror training

london terrorist was convicted for pok terror training
The man who stabbed and killed two people in the London Bridge terrorist attack on Friday has been identified as a convicted terrorist who was jailed seven years ago over a plot to bomb the London..
WorldNews - Published

UK Parliament to elect new speaker after John Bercow's departure

British MPs will on Monday select the new speaker of the House of Commons, once an unremarkable event but one now charged with significance following the previous occupant's role in Brexit.
France 24 - Published

John Bercow: The sharp-tongued Speaker of British Parliament

"The house must calm itself. Zen. Restraint. Patience." For centuries, the Speaker of the House of Commons has been a neutral arbiter pinned to the sidelines. But John Bercow has put himself at center..
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Calling for order during shouting matches in parliament over Brexit

For over three years, British Parliament has raged over Brexit. Sunday, 60 Minutes speaks to John Bercow, the man who was charged with bringing order to the madness
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Britain starts unpredictable election battle over Brexit

britain starts unpredictable election battle over brexit
Prime Minister Boris Johnson locked horns Wednesday with his rivals in a fiery launch to an unpredictable early general election aimed at breaking Britain's protracted Brexit deadlock. A handout..
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British Parliament to vote on Brexit bill

"If Parliament refuses to allow Brexit to happen... in no circumstances can the government continue with this," Boris Johnson says
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Boris Johnson pushes for Brexit vote after British Parliament's snub

Boris Johnson wants lawmakers to vote on and pass a Brexit deal after an earlier attempt was sabotaged by opposition and rebel parliamentarians.
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U.K. Parliament meets for Brexit deal vote in rare Saturday session

"If they wish to avoid a no deal outcome, the single best thing they could do is vote for this deal tonight," Boris Johnson says
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Brexit deal: Five reasons EU is happy with revised deal

EU leaders have hailed the agreement as a big step even though it still has to get through the UK Parliament.
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UK Parliament suspended until October 14

Britain's Parliament was suspended Tuesday evening so that a new session can begin next week with a major policy speech from Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative government. (Oct. 9)  
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‘Monkey Business’: Banksy painting of primates in British Parliament sold for $12.2 million

‘monkey business’: banksy painting of primates in british parliament sold for $12.2 million
A Banksy painting entitled “Devolved Parliament” depicting primates conducting business as usual in British Parliament fetched a whopping 9.88 million Euros at an auction ($12.2 million) on..
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UK Parliament would back Johnson's Brexit plan: Gove

A new Brexit plan from Prime Minister Boris Johnson would likely win enough support to be approved by Britain's Parliament, senior minister Michael Gove said on Wednesday, adding that Brussels should..
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Angry exchanges in UK Parliament over suspension

Emotions run high as MPs return to work after Tuesday's Supreme Court verdict, ruling prorogation unlawful.
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UK Parliament reopens amid turmoil, Brexit crisis

British MPs returned to parliament on Wednesday following a momentous Supreme Court ruling that struck down Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend the house weeks before the Brexit..
France 24 - Published

Suspending UK Parliament unlawful says historic ruling

UK PM Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks was unlawful, Supreme Court rules.
BBC News - Published

UK Parliament suspension battle back in Supreme Court

Lawyers will continue their arguments over the legality of the suspension of Parliament.
BBC News - Published

UK PM Johnson denies lying to Queen over Parliament suspension

uk pm johnson denies lying to queen over parliament suspension
London: UK's embattled Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday denied that he lied to Queen Elizabeth II when he sought the suspension of Parliament last month, even as Opposition parties intensified..
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Scottish Court Rules British Parliament Suspension Unlawful

scottish court rules british parliament suspension unlawful
A Scottish court ruled Wednesday that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's move to suspend parliament was unlawful. The judges did not order the suspension overturned, but rather said the matter..
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Court rules suspension of British Parliament illegal

Decision to suspend legislative body was motivated by the "improper purpose of stymying Parliament," the court says
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UK parliamentary suspension ruled 'unlawful'

Boris Johnson’s suspension of UK Parliament is unlawful, judges at Scotland’s highest civil court rule
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UK Parliament suspended after Boris Johnson's latest Brexit defeat

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered multiple setbacks on his Brexit plans this week, following outrage over his decision to suspend Parliament. CBS News senior foreign correspondent Mark..
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Boris Johnson shuts down UK Parliament as second early election bid blocked

The Prime Minister gave the controversial command to prorogue to avoid scrutiny of his Brexit plans. ......
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Brexit and 'no-deal': What just happened in the UK Parliament?

Boris Johnson's Brexit plans have been dealt a major blow. Here's a guide to what just happened.
BBC News - Published

What the British Parliament said about 'illegally occupied' Gilgit-Baltistan

Post the abrogation of Article 370 in J&K, Pakistan has accused India of undermining the rights of the Kashmiri people. However, not too long ago, Pakistan was left red-faced when the UK Parliament..
IndiaTimes - Published

Legal challenge to prevent Johnson from suspending UK Parliament delayed in Scottish court

The first legal challenge to prevent British Prime Minister Boris Johnson from suspending Parliament amid the UK's Brexit crisis was delayed in a Scottish court on Friday.
France 24 - Published

UK Parliament suspension sparks furious backlash

Almost a million people sign a petition against the plan as anger from across the political spectrum builds.
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AP Top Stories

Here's the latest for Wednesday, August 28th: Hurricane Dorian strikes the US Virgin Islands; 16-year-old climate activist arrives in New York by sailboat; British Parliament suspended amid Brexit..
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Study Finds 3 Out Of 4 British Lawmakers May Have Mental Health Issues

study finds 3 out of 4 british lawmakers may have mental health issues
Three out of four members of the British Parliament probably or definitely suffer from poor mental health, the first study of psychological wellbeing among parliamentarians at Westminster has found,..
WorldNews - Published

UK should draft better visa and immigration policies to reset relationship with India, says British Parliament inquiry

The UK is falling behind in the global race to engage with a rising India, a new British parliamentary inquiry report concluded on Monday.
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UK falling behind in race to engage with India, warns UK Parliament inquiry


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Theresa May Asks the EU for Brexit Extension - While a Year ‘Flextension’ May Be on the Cards

theresa may asks the eu for brexit extension - while a year ‘flextension’ may be on the cards
by Simon Baxendale - Will a year-long 'Flextension' offer Britain a second chance to resolve its Brexit deadlock? Brexit – the complicated divorced between the UK and European Union – was..
One News Page Staff - 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

British MPs Vote Against 'No Deal' - What Now for Brexit?

british mps vote against 'no deal' - what now for brexit?
by Simon Baxendale - In what is continuing to be a dramatic week as far as Brexit voting is concerned, British Parliament has narrowly voted against the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit..
One News Page Staff - Published