Commons Vote

'Momentous Step' Towards Standardising Tobacco Packaging

PA | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK

Plans to hold a pre-election Commons vote on enforcing standardised tobacco packaging offer the chance of a "momentous step" in creating a smoke-free ...

Commons Votes To Recognise Palestine

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Politics

MPs have backed the recognition of the state of Palestine alongside Israel in an historic symbolic vote in the House of Commons. The vote of 274 to 12...

Middle East Minister's Warns 'You Can Only Play This Card Once'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK

Britain will recognise a Palestinian state when it believes it will help the peace process, the Middle East Minister said, amid pressure for the Gover...

MPs Vote In Favour Of Banning Smoking In Cars With Children Passengers

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK

Parliament has opened the door for legislation that would prevent children from being exposed to second-hand smoke in cars following a vote in the Com...

Former FCO Minister Says Cameron's Syria Decision Led To 'Constitutional Mess'

Guardian | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Britain has landed itself in a "constitutional mess" in the wake of the summer vote against military action in Syria, in which the Commons can be guar...

Has the Commons Changed the International Game

Jasdev Singh Rai | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Politics
Jasdev Singh Rai

Where to British Foreign Policy now? More importantly will it transform the way the west deals with international tensions? The Parliamentary decision brings a chance of shifting the paradigm in British Foreign policy.

'Reasonable And Right To Wait'

PA | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Politics

Former defence secretaries have backed the decision to wait for a report from UN weapons inspectors before taking action against Syria. Tory Liam F...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: MPs Will Get A Vote

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday 7 June 2013... 1) MPs WILL GET A VOTE From the Independent's splash: "MPs have been promised a vot...

Labour Claims Press Deal Involves "A Bit Of Statute"

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK

A cross-party deal to reform the press in the UK has been reached, according to Labour. But party leaders appeared at loggerheads over what had act...

'A Real Solution'

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Politics

Culture secretary Maria Miller has expressed hope that a cross-party deal on press regulation could still be struck ahead of a showdown in the Commons...

Miliband: 'Stand With Victims On Press Regulation'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK

Ed Miliband urged MPs to "stand up for the victims" of press abuse by enshrining a new press regulator in law in a crunch Commons vote. "Monday is ...

Felicity A Morse

Welfare Cuts Could Lead To 'Lord Of The Flies Style Civil Unrest' | Felicity A Morse | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Politics

A damning picture of communities stricken by poverty, crime and unrest, tenants savagely competing "Lord of the Flies" style for housing, has been dra...

Benefits Bill Passes First Commons Vote

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

The Government’s controversial plans for a real-terms cut in working-age benefits have cleared their first Commons hurdle by 324 votes to 268, major...

Felicity A Morse

Welfare Uprating Bill Will 'Punish The Poorest' | Felicity A Morse | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Politics

As MPs gather to vote on plans to cap benefits and slash a further £5 billion from the welfare bill, a single mother affected by the cuts told the Hu...

'Standing Up For Hardworking People'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

Ahead of Tuesday's Commons vote on benefits uprating, the Conservatives have launched an in-your-face poster campaign across London. Grant Shapps, ...