Houses of Parliament

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 09.08.2016 | 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 14.04.2016 | 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 14.12.2015 | 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.

PHOTOS: The State Opening of Parliament 2014

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK

Queen Elizabeth II formally opened a new session of Parliament this morning with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at her side. The State Opening of...

Asa Bennett

House Of Lords Bought HOW Many Thousands Of Champagne Bottles? | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Politics

The House of Lords has bought in over 17,000 bottles of champagne since the coalition began, enough to give each peer just over five bottles of bubbly...

Doomed: Nigel Farage, UKIP and the Battle for Brussels

Ben Acheson | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

It's all about UKIP. It always has been. They've made a routinely uneventful and uninspiring process the political event to watch. Thanks to them, this year's European election cycle will be the most exciting, or the least boring, ever.

MPs Demand Investigation Into Prosecutions After Nigel Evans Case

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK

A committee of MPs has called for an investigation into the way prosecutors handle high-profile cases involving alleged sex offences following the acq...

Parliament Has Spent Over £100,000 Fighting Employment Tribunals

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Politics

Update: The House of Commons said it had records of 8 employment tribunal causes involving MPs' staff since May 2010, but refused to disclose any mor...

MPs' Champagne Bill Soars Under The Coalition

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics

MPs' appetite for champagne has not been affected by the coalition's austerity programme, as parliamentary officials bought in increasingly larger num...