HOC photo By Hazel Speed Prime Minister’s Question Time yesterday, (followed by the Prime Minister’s statement, then debate, after which a vote took place in respect of a snap General Election), was such a loud, bawdy and undignified affair, that I am sure the historic Hellfire Club would seem more sedate in comparison.
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PA photo By Hazel Speed Yesterday morning, Mrs May made a surprise announcement outside No 10 Downing Street that she will be putting forth a Motion in Parliament on Wednesday in accordance with the Fixed Term Parliament Act in the hope she will achieve a two thirds vote to have a General Election on […]
Reuters photo By Hazel Speed Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis MP, presented the Great Repeal Bill which is necessary in order to expedite the transfer of thousands of pieces of EU Legislation (40 years’ worth), into and under the Sovereign Powers of the UK Parliament now Brexit has been […]
DPA photo By Hazel Speed What a historic day! Prime Minister Theresa May signed her letter triggering Article 50 on Tuesday and on Wednesday 29th March 2017, UK Ambassador Sir Tim Barrow, handed it over to EU Council Chief Donald Tusk, who subsequently commented that it was not a happy occasion – and his […]
Reuters photo By Hazel Speed The Scottish Referendum issue was debated and voted for successfully, but that is about as far as it will go until at least post Brexit.
Reuters photo By Hazel Speed The morning after. The United Kingdom is hurting, but the words from all today is that terrorism will not deter democracy, as can be seen by the earlier clip in Parliament.
Richard Pohle/Reuters By Toby Melville and William James Five people were killed and about 40 injured in London on Wednesday after a car ploughed into pedestrians and a suspected Islamist-inspired attacker stabbed a policeman close to Britain’s parliament.
AFP photo By Hazel Speed I had planned to write an article about the second day of debate and vote in the Scottish Parliament regarding Nicola Sturgeon’s quest for another Scottish Referendum. No sooner had I switched to BBC TV – Parliament network, when a news flash scrolled across the screen advising of a […]
PA photo By Hazel Speed When Democracy can be too Democratic for its own good
Reuters photo By Tom Arms There was a massive elephant in the British House of Commons on Wednesday. It was rampaging back and forth across the chamber, overturning tables, loudly trumpeting and waving his trunk from side to side. Its name was Brexit.
AFP photo By Hazel Speed The live UK Budget broadcast had a most surprising twist for this writer, but first let us consider the presentations in the order they took place. I leave the fine detail to the link herein but rather, my observations were as follows.
Reuters photo By Hazel Speed Peers were advised, apparently, to take a camp bed into the House of Lords, if necessary, the night before to ensure their presence on Tuesday where they debated and voted first of all on Amendment 1 to the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill at the report stage.
AFP photo By Hazel Speed The UK Parliament yesterday held a three hour debate as to whether President Trump’s state visit should be revoked following a petition signed by 1.8 million people to date.
PA photo By Hazel Speed It was quite interesting the other day to watch The House of Lords commence their early debates on Brexit, a most sedate and honourable debate (no pun intended).
PA photo By Hazel Speed This latest news does not surprise many. The only wonder was its timing, no doubt delayed so as not to affect the important outcome of the Brexit Vote on Wednesday.
AFP photo By Hazel Speed Prime Minister’s Question Time in UK Parliament on Wednesday was another rowdy affair.
AP photo By Hazel Speed Many have been astonished by the comments made by the Speaker of the UK Parliament during a debate in the House of Commons on Monday.
Neil Hall/Reuters By Hazel Speed It is a bit rich that the members of the British public who voted to leave Europe, and who were referred to as not understanding what they had voted for (despite months of media bombardment on the subject prior thereto), suffered such a verbal indignity when, in comparison, Parliament […]
Stefan Wermuth/Reuters By Michael Holden and Estelle Shirbon Prime Minister Theresa May must give parliament a vote before she can formally start Britain’s exit from the European Union, the UK Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday, giving lawmakers who oppose her Brexit plans a shot at amending them.
Stefan Rousseau/PA By Hazel Speed It never ceases to amaze me how Mr Cameron is grazing in pastures new while Mrs May and the Citizens of this Country are following him with a bucket and spade!
Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP By Hazel Speed There are very few people I would listen to for 45 minutes. Even more so anyone representing the Conservative Party, but that said Mrs May’s Statement today is of such importance to the UK’s exit of the European Union that I wanted to hear every word she had to […]
By Siddhartha Rastogi …..To protect the country and not the party alone
Niklas Hallen/AFP By Hazel Speed MPs voted on a Government amendment to Labour’s Opposition Day Motion on the Government’s Plan for Brexit. The Amendment accepts the need to publish a plan for Brexit and calls for Article 50 to be triggered by 31st March 2017.
AFP photo By Alan Share … even though the High Court was right! The Law needs to be predictable so people know where they stand. Judges see it as their remit to make it so. They worship precedent. They like the status quo. Their independence underpins it. That is why the High […]
AFP photo By Alan Share Methinks the Bar Council doth protest too much!
PA photo By Hazel Speed How embarrassing, not only in front of European Countries, but now in respect of the whole world.
Niklas Halle’n/AFP By Hazel Speed Brexit means Leave Europe. That is what people voted for. One can leave a job, leave a Country, leave a party, leave a spouse, but cannot Leave Europe it would seem.
Reuters By Kylie MacLellan and Anirban Nag Britain’s vote to leave the European Union continued to reverberate through financial markets, with the pound falling to its lowest level in 31 years, despite government attempts to relieve some of the confusion about the political and economic outlook.
By Waqar Haider D-Chowk is situated in the Red Zone area of Islamabad. The famous Chowk is always crowded by activists, people against the government or opposition parties. D-Chowk has been witness to so many protests and sit-ins held from 1980 to the present day.
By Robert Ssewankambo The High Court in Kampala last week nullified the Speaker’s earlier dismissal of journalists Sulaiman Kakaire and David Tash Lumu from covering news in Parliament over a story entitled ‘How Kadaga, Oulanyah fought over petition’ published in the Ugandan bi-weekly newspaper The Observer, in January 2013.