Houses of Parliament

The Trivialisation of Democracy: The View From Parliament Square?

Tom Fielder | Posted 23.10.2014 | 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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

John Bercow: Too Many Women MPs Are Quitting

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Politics

The House of Commons is losing far too many of its female MPs, John Bercow has warned. The Speaker of the House of Commons told MPs on Monday after...

The Final Straw

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.12.2013 | UK Politics

Labour's elder statesman Jack Straw is to stand down as an MP at the next general election, he announced on Friday. The former home secretary, foreign...

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Meets With UK Parliamentary Speaker's Delegation in Burma

Valerie Vaz | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Politics
Valerie Vaz

Following a request from Daw Suu Kyi, leader of the opposition in the Burmese Parliament, the Speaker of the House of Commons Rt Hon John Bercow MP led a parliamentary delegation to Burma which included Sir Malcolm Bruce MP, Fiona Bruce MP, two Officers of the House and me.

Lucy Sherriff

'A Bit Disappointed'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Margaret Thatcher was a figure who divided a generation, but, as thousands flocked to St Paul's for the former prime minister's funeral, what did she ...

LOOK: Mining Town Makes Thatcher Feelings Clear

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK

When Margaret Thatcher won the 1979 election she quoted St Francis of Assisi on the steps of Number 10: "Where there is discord, may we bring harmo...

Boos & Chants Of 'Scum' As Margaret Thatcher's Funeral Procession Passes Through Ludgate Circus

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK

Protesters booed, chanted “scum” and “what a waste of money” as Margaret Thatcher’s funeral procession passed through London’s Ludgate Cir...

Thatcher Funeral Protesters Hang Effigy Of Former PM

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK

As Margaret Thatcher's coffin lay in St Paul's Cathedral, the former Prime Minster continued to prove as divisive in death as in life, with many unabl...

Margaret Thatcher's Funeral Takes Place At St Paul's Cathedral

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK

Margaret Thatcher's funeral service has finished at St Paul's Cathedral after a procession through the streets of London. The Bishop of London, the...

Glasgow Prepares To Rally Against 'Despair And Poverty' Under Thatcher

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK

A rally to remember the "industries and communities who suffered" under Baroness Thatcher will take place within hours of the former prime minister's ...

Spectators Sleep On The Streets Ahead Of Thatcher's Funeral

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK

The first spectators around Downing Street for the funeral of Baroness Thatcher dragged themselves from their beds at the crack of dawn, while others ...

The Final Bow

PA | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK

Baroness Thatcher's coffin was taken to Westminster on Tuesday as the former prime minister paid her final visit to Parliament. Draped in a Union f...

PICTURES: Now That's What We Call House Music!

PA | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

Fatboy Slim has become the first DJ to "play" the Houses of Parliament. The legendary turntablist was right here, right now at the Mother of all Pa...

MPs Dodge Their Bar Bills

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK Politics

MPs are failing to settle their bar bills after wining and dining in the Commons, it has been revealed. Some have run up bills of hundreds of pound...

WATCH: House Of Commons Harlem Shake

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK Comedy

Well, it was only a matter of time before British MPs got in on the Harlem Shake craze, wasn't it..? (Made for Huffington Post UK Comedy by David S...

Tom Moseley

Parliamentary Canteens In The Clear After Horse Meat Scare

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Moseley | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Politics

MPs can breathe a sigh of relief - the parliamentary chefs have not been serving them horse meat. And the canteens serving embattled environment Se...

A State Funeral for Richard III?

Jon Ashworth | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Politics
Jon Ashworth

So we have received the news that Richard III fans have been waiting for. The skeletal remains found last year in Greyfriars car park in my Leicester South constituency are indeed those of Richard III, the last Plantagenet King of England.