John Bercow

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Boris Johnson: will not seek an extension to the transition period but he does want a deal with the EU. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

At the end of its second week back from recess, when Jacob Rees-Mogg put a stop to remote voting and promised a return to business as usual, the Palac(...)

Big Ben: campaigners want its bell to chime for the first time since restoration work began in 2017 to mark Britain’s departure from the EU on January 31st. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

An online fundraising campaign seeking to have Big Ben ring to welcome in Brexit at 11pm on January 31st has raised more than £150,000 (€175,000). St(...)

 Former speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow opened his address in Dublin with “ciúnas, ciúnas!”; the nearest Irish equivalent to “order, order!” File photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

The former speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow said he would prefer to speak about values for the future rather than talk about Brexit during (...)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn during an election campaign event in Dinnington, near Sheffield, on the final day of campaigning on Wednesday. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images

With opinion polls classifying dozens of constituencies as too close to call, Britain’s election night is set to be a long one, with some of the most (...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Conservative leader Boris Johnson. Photograph: PA/AFP

There was an elegiac quality to exchanges in the House of Commons this week as MPs paid tribute to Speaker John Bercow, who has left after 10 years in(...)

Artist Andrea Deans walks past an  effigy of Speaker John Bercow, holding the heads of UK prime minister Boris Johnson and Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn, at an annual bonfire celebration in Edenbridge, Kent. Bercow’s term as Speaker ends on Thursday. Photograph:  Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Thursday, October 31st – John Bercow’s last day as Speaker Monday, November 4th – A House of Commons election will take place to choose a new Speaker(...)

Boris Johnson is expected to call on MPs once again to support his quest for a pre-Christmas election in order to break the Brexit deadlock. Photograph by HO/PRU/AFP/ Getty Images)

MPs in the House of Commons have voted for a UK general election to be held on December 12th. The vote, on the Early Parliamentary General Election B(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson urging MPs to back his Brexit deal in the House of Commons this week.

It was a case of eighth time lucky for UK prime minister Boris Johnson as he finally won a vote in the House of Commons this week. And it was not an i(...)

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in the House of Commons this week. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/EPA

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn failed on Wednesday to agree a timetable for pressing ahead with the “paused” Brexit bill. After the British prime mi(...)

Members of the UK parliament awaiting the results of the vote on the programme motion proposing a timetable for the passage of the Brexit Withdrawl Agreement Bill in the House of Commons in London.

So what happened? The bill seeking to put Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal into law was passed by MPs in the House of Commons on its second reading, the i(...)

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