Black Rod

David Leakey, who served as the senior Commons official, claims Bercow would be "jumping up and down".
From the tradition of the Black Rod to what happens if parliament votes down the speech, this is all you need to know about today's announcement.
'If we don’t learn the Grenfell lesson, this building could burn down, just like it did in 1834.'
“Over many years I have been fortunate to work at the heart of some of the world’s most complex events and institutions. To
The State of the Union and the State Opening of Parliament – two often-tedious ceremonies watched through a haze of boredom
The Queen shocked onlookers by stepping out during a break in the State Opening of Parliament and telling Black Rod to "shut