Portcullis House

Fight For Your Monkey Closet!

Dr Richard Biddle | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK
Dr Richard Biddle

The fact is, being able to access a toilet while you are out and about is vital to everyone, regardless of age or gender. For some groups in society it is particularly important. Take people with bowel and bladder conditions, sometimes they simply can't wait. The same applies to small children.

Soldiers Armed With Machine Guns Descend On Parliament As UK Adjusts To New Threat Level

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK

Armed soldiers began their patrols of UK streets and high-profile targets on Wednesday in the wake of the deadly Manchester Arena bombing. Monday’s ...

Attending the World Youth Organization's Official Launch

Shaniqua Benjamin | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Shaniqua Benjamin

I can't wait to see what comes from the WYO and I'm looking forward to seeing how they will change the world -- maybe we'll even get the chance to work together some day. So in the words of Kieran Goodwin, "Here's to the future of the World Youth Organization."

Scrutiny of Parliament Spending Is Only Right, But That Scrutiny Must Be Informed

John Percival | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Politics
John Percival

MPs' offices and the Parliamentary estate are funded by public money. It is only right that their spending is properly scrutinised. It is vital however that this scrutiny is properly informed. The media have a duty to report MPs' and Parliamentary spending responsibility. MPs' and the Parliamentary estate have a duty of care to their employees.

The Future of Education is Now

Christina Robert | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Christina Robert

In an effort to get out of the house and away from the blood vessel popping effort to keep my mouth shut, I recently went to hear the wunderkind of modern education speak at Portcullis House. In case you are old and backward like me, his name is Salman Khan.

Cost Of Parliament Trees Snipped

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Politics

The bill for maintaining indoor fig trees at Parliament has been slashed, it has been revealed. The 12 trees and external shrubs at Portcullis Hous...

Downing Street Twigs to Bercow's Fig Idea

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 24.02.2012 | UK Politics

Downing Street has backed Commons Speaker John Bercow over calls to end the £30,000-a-year cost to the taxpayer of renting 12 fig trees to decorate a...