Houses of Parliament

Here's Why Britain Is Losing Its Mind Over Silencing Big Ben

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK

Big Ben has gone silent for what will be the longest period in its 157-year history. The British are meant to be reluctant to show emotion but at midd...

Disabled Protesters Block Entrance To House Of Commons In Campaign Against Cuts

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Politics

Disabled protesters blocked the MPs’ entrance to the Commons chamber to campaign against cuts to care services. The group, all members of the Disabl...

Tory Minister Mocked For Refusing To Take Questions From MPs Not Wearing Ties

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK

A Tory minister has been mocked for refusing to take questions from any MP too “sartorially challenged” to wear a tie. Speaker John Bercow has rel...

Man 'Tasered' Outside Houses Of Parliament Amid Knife Panic

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK

A man was tasered outside the Houses of Parliament on Friday after reaching for for a knife, police have said, adding that they “remain open minded ...

London Has Not Fallen - Thoughts Following Westminster Attack

Shaukat Warraich | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK
Shaukat Warraich

The hallmark of great people and a strong nation is defined in the face of adversity. For communities across the UK, the attack on Westminster should inspire more community efforts that help build resilience in people and institutions. Part of the process requires communities to understand the important role they play in facilitating efforts to eradicate hatred from society.

How The Terror Attack On Westminster Unfolded Before Our Eyes

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Politics

It was the day everyone at Westminster had been dreading. The Houses of Parliament, with their iconic ‘Big Ben’ clocktower, are the defining sym...

Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Rape After Alleged Parliament Attack

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Conservative MP Craig Mackinlay’s chief of staff named as the young man facing rape claim. Police are investigating an alleged rape in Parli...

MPs Should Vacate Parliament For Six Years To Avoid "Single, Catastrophic Event"

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Politics

MPs should vacate the Houses of Parliament for six years to allow for a multi-billion pound refurbishment, a committee has said. A senior parliamenta...

The Lords Are Not Our Saviour

Adrienne Macartney | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Politics
Adrienne Macartney

We illegally bomb 'democracy' into foreign lands that happen to possess resource or geopolitical value. We all play a role in these 'liberty' crusades. We are all culpable proselytizers of democracy at any price. Yet the dis-united Kingdom remains a feudal land.

How You Can Honour The Hero Miner Who Tried To Save Jo Cox

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK

A petition is gathering pace to award the George Cross to the man who tried to defend Jo Cox when she was shot and stabbed last week. Bernard Kenny in...

This Could Be The First Woman To Sit Alongside 11 Men In Parliament Square

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK

Campaigners are calling for the first statue of a woman in Parliament Square to be of famous suffragist Millicent Fawcett. On the 150th anniversary of...

This LEGO Houses Of Parliament Set Will Push You To Your Limits

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Tech

The Master Builders at LEGO have been hard at work producing one of their most incredible designs to date - the Houses of Parliament. The completed ...

Dennis Skinner's 7 Fiercest Takedowns Of Tory Ministers After Queen's Speech Quip

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK

Dennis Skinner has unleashed a withering quip at the government, as is his usual custom, when the Queen visited Westminster today. The Bolsover MP ha...

We Need to Stop Filibustering - The Politial Equivalent of a Team Taking the Ball to the Corner Flag for Ninety Minutes

Justin Madders | Posted 15.04.2017 | UK Politics
Justin Madders

If the Government of the day do not wish to see a Private Members Bill passed, then they should have the courage to say so. We owe it to the public to ensure that important matters are debated on their merits and not subjected to the parlour games that discredit us all.

Parliament To 'Decamp To Whitehall' During 6-Year Renovation

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Politics

Parliament will not be relocated out of London during a multi-billion pound refurbishment – but could move to the Foreign Office, Department of Heal...

World Youth Organisation Launch Set For January 2016

Tom Hinchcliffe | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Hinchcliffe

With the launch imminent, the World Youth Organisation have said they intend to finalise the guest list, which already contains various figures from the charity alongside MPs, members of the youth parliament and notable journalists.

9 Fearless Moments That Will Have You Cheering For John Bercow

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Politics

John Bercow's scathing scolding of MPs has won him the support of millions of Parliamentary spectators, and quite a few MPs too. The Speaker's som...

It Could Cost £5.7bn To Fix Parliament

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Politics

Fixing the crumbling Houses of Parliament could cost £5.7bn if MPs and peers refuse to move out of the building, a report published on Thursday after...

What Did Magna Carta Do for Women?

Frances Scott | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Politics
Frances Scott

On 15th June, 800 years ago the unpopular King John met with his unruly Barons at Runnymede to sign Magna Carta...

In 100 Years We'll All Live In Floating Cities And Have Underground Homes

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Tech

The British landscape could soon include 3D printed homes, underwater cities and spaceports that will get us to moon and Mars. Well, when experts s...

The Surprising Thing I've Learnt About Politics

Serena Cowdy | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Politics
Serena Cowdy

The parties and their policies are certainly not all the same. And I do think you should vote if you can. Because, apart from anything else, voting is like making any other choice in life. Sometimes, you've just got to look at the information on offer, hope for the best and put your faith in someone.

Police Don't Know Why A Trespasser Was On The Roof Of Parliament

PA | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK

A man who sparked an alert after getting onto the roof at the Palace of Westminster has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and trespassing....

The Trivialisation of Democracy: The View From Parliament Square?

Tom Fielder | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Politics
Tom Fielder

Real democracy is messy, like the Houses of Parliament is rocky and uneven; an organic structure in the Gothic style... It should not be made clean, and it should not be made smooth. Winston Churchill, for one, was not afraid of the fight. And neither, one may hope, are #OccupyDemocracy.

Bercow Faces Mutiny Over Commons Aussie Clerk Debacle

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Politics

The House of Commons will find itself in a "terrible mess" if the proposed candidate for the senior official's role takes office, a senior MP has warn...

The Shoe Tattoo

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

I've sometimes toyed with the idea of getting a tattoo, but there's something about the permanency and probably the pain that stops me entering through those parlour doors. However, I recently came across Oliver Sweeney offering the option of getting a tattoo on their shoes, and this instantly seemed like a much more painless option.