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BBC News
Mar 12, 2017 5:30am GMT
george budget of 1909. those were governments of the left facing a conservative dominated house of lords. now the lords is more party political balance. the blair and brown governments faced confrontation with the lords of anti—terrorism measures and things like that all the time. and the need to respond to defeat and to negotiate and sometimes back down was well understood on the labour side and fairly familiar. for conservatives this is quite new. so the coming together of those two things makes it feel very important to the government but in some respects it is actually fairly routine and i think, as i have said, the lords will probably be back down, so it is not going to be one of those historic confrontations. and that key question is, to backbenchers wanted back down meg russell. it was a special parliamentary day on wednesday. philip hammond presented his first budget. and, curiously, it was also his last budget, at least his last one in the spring. from now on, the annual budget reverts to the autumn. the chancellor hoped new money for social care in england would be the good n
BBC News
Apr 23, 2017 5:30am BST
famous faces. george osborne, gisela stuart, and alanjohnson were some of the first to say they won't be standing again. but is it hello to some old faces? 73—year—old lib dem sir vince cable has declared he wants to come back. the conservative grandee ken clarke has cancelled his retirement. he is hoping to be voted in again. we won't know who will be sitting on these green benches for a little while yet but the occupant of the big green chair will be familiar. speakerjohn bercow has already said he'll be coming back — if he wins his election of course. gary connor, and that's it from us for now, but dojoin me on monday night at 11 for another round up of the day here at westminster. the house of lords is back from its easter break and both mps and peers will be busy as the government decides which bills it wants to push through before parliament dissolves for the general election. but for now from me, goodbye. hello there. with clear skies for many of us overnight, sunday dawns on quite a chilly note. there will be a touch of frost for some rural parts. this was the sunset on sat
BBC News
Apr 1, 2017 4:30pm BST
our congratulations on the birth of their baby boy this morning, clifford george. excellent news. i think it is right to congratulate the father. a total of 113 mps answered questions over three hours and one of the speakers started to get confused as he called angus macneil. he isjovial, let's put him out of his misery. we've already heard from him. i'd forgotten. i do apologise. no! once is enough! enough! let's give the last word to lord keer who wrote article 50. as this negotiation precedes, the country won't forget the house of commons is now on its easter break, the house of lords will be sitting as usual next week, we will be back on tuesday the 18th of april. in the meantime, look out for a review of the year so far with my colleague keith macdougall, but for now, from me, christina cooper, goodbye. a little bit of sunshine there. sunny spells and showers. the showers will fade away this evening becoming few far between. it will turn quite chilly, lingering into the latter part of the evening. they do tend to fade away. generally speaking, dry, winds,. it should be a lovely
BBC News
Jan 29, 2017 2:30pm GMT
the prime minister, lloyd george. as an exhibition in parliament reveals, the key vote proved to be a close one. here's ros ball. britain during the first world war. with men sent to the front, women did the jobs they left behind. an exhibition in parliament shows how, as the war dragged on, their contribution showed mps and peers electoral reform. of course, here were men in the middle of the war fighting and dying all over the world and it was politically acceptable and it wasn't politically acceptable to have a next general election on the basis. they had to give the vote to more men and because women had been playing such a great part in the war effort, they had to discuss whether to give the vote to some women as well. mps and peers debated the issue injanuary 1917 in a conference. it was andy dickinson who came up with this, as his granddaughter recalls. the final one, as you can see, this is where he made his proposition that women of a certain age, which only won by nine votes to eight. this accent into giving the vote to women with a property obligation. having more women in
BBC News
Apr 2, 2017 5:30am BST
and outwood on the birth of a baby boy this morning, clifford george. in congratulating the honourable member for morley and outwood on that excellent news to which you have just referred, i think it right also to congratulate the honourable gentleman, the member for filton and bradley stoke who i think had some hand in the matter as well! a total of 113 mps answered questions over three hours and one of the speakers started to get confused as he called angus macneil. he isjovial, let's put him out of his misery. we've already heard from him. i'd forgotten. i do apologise. no! once is enough! enough! let‘s give the last word to lord kerr, the man who wrote article 50. as this negotiation proceeds, the country will not forget what it was told and ministers will bejudged by their own words. wise words from the author of article 50. the house of commons is now on its easter break. the house of lords will be sitting as usual next week, we will be back on tuesday the 18th of april. in the meantime, look out for a review of the year so far with my colleague keith macdougall, but
BBC News
Jul 1, 2017 2:30am BST
with a rowdy chamber? labour mp ian austin found out in 2012. ian was shouting at george osborne as chancellor of the exchequer and he wouldn't let it go, so the usual "order! order!" just didn't work. and ijust stood up and i yelled at ian to shut up. and, basically, do you understand? do you understand ? and i remember, actually, glenda jackson coming up to me afterwards and saying, nigel, i was in my office and had the tv on on the parliament channel and you yelled at ian, even my office went quiet. and just a reminder of the key phrases that all speakers and deputies must use. a little bit of welsh lilt. order! nigel evans with a call to order. some of the new mps from the 2017 intake have been making their debuts in the commons this week. so, what are the key elements of a maiden speech? claire gould has our countdown. praise your constituency. it's the best place in the country full of the best people, and lib dem layla moran has a bold claim for abingdon in her oxford west constituency. it is the oldest town. colchester, go away and try harder. prove you're more than just a c
BBC News
Dec 19, 2016 2:30am GMT
backbencher in 13 years, george osborne harked back to a commons vote in 2013, when mps rejected david cameron's plans to take part in airstrikes against president assad's forces. i think we are deceiving ourselves in this parliament if we believe that we have no responsibility for what has happened in syria. the tragedy in aleppo did not come out of a vacuum, it was created by a vacuum, a vacuum of western leadership, of american leadership, british leadership. i take responsibility as someone who sat on the national security council throughout those years. parliament should take its responsibility because of what it prevented being done. meanwhile, a labour mp warned about the activities of russia. i don't think we have even begun to wake up to what russia is doing when it comes to cyber warfare, not only their interference, now proven in the american presidential campain, probably in our own referendum, we don't have the evidence, but i think it is highly probable. certainly in the french election, they will be involved, and there are already concerns that they have been interfering
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