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UK made grave errors over Hinkley nuclear project: MPs

Britain made "grave strategic errors" in its handling of the Franco-Chinese Hinkley Point nuclear project, a critical parliamentary report concluded Wednesday.

Kangaroo court: Committee on Irish abortion law ‘ridiculously biased’

Pro-life medical experts are calling the parliamentary committee tasked with considering the repeal of the 8th Amendment – the Irish abortion law – a “kangaroo court.” The committee is currently hearing testimony on repealing the amendment...Show More Summary

Russian presidential hopeful declares intention to abolish president’s post

18 hours agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Russian journalist and singer-songwriter Ekaterina Gordon, who recently announced plans to take part in the 2018 presidential race, said that once elected she would abolish the presidential post and make Russia a parliamentary republic. Read Full Article at RT.com

Parliamentary Agreement scorecard: What the Labor-Greens deal has done for the ACT

Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Greens leader Shane Rattenbury have both hailed the progress of the Parliamentary Agreement between Labor and the Greens while releasing a report on its progress during the ninth Legislative Assembly. With all but a small number of commitments completed, Mr Barr said that while there had to be compromises at times, […]

Street Celebrations Break Out in Zimbabwe After Homophobic Leader Robert Mugabe Resigns

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Street celebrations broke out in Zimbabwe after dictator Robert Mugabe resigned following 37 years in power. The Guardian reports: The announcement came during a parliamentary hearing to impeach him, following a military takeover last week. A letter… Read The post Street Celebrations Break Out in Zimbabwe After Homophobic Leader Robert Mugabe Resigns appeared first on Towleroad.

Angela Merkel Isn’t Going Anywhere

Amy Davidson Sorkin on the fallout of the recent parliamentary elections in Germany and on the suggestion that Chancellor Angela Merkel might resign.

Lebanese expats urged to register to vote in 2018 election before Nov 20 deadline

Lebanese expatriates are being urged by various organizations  to register to vote in the country’s general election, slated for next year before the November 20th deadline Lebanese legislators ratified a new parliamentary election law in June that will allow Lebanese in the Lebanese Diaspora to vote from their countries of residence instead of having to travel […]

Britain's May weathers new challenges on Brexit plan, more to come

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May withstood new attempts to force concessions on her blueprint for leaving the European Union on Wednesday, the second day of a parliamentary debate that is deepening divisions over Brexit.

Republicans Aren’t Sweating The Procedural Obstacles To Tax Reform

Maybe they should worry, since a parliamentary quirk gives Democrats some leverage.

Head of Afghan election body sacked, raising doubts over 2018 ballots

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani sacked the chairman of the country's Independent Election Commission on Wednesday, raising doubts over whether parliamentary and council ballots scheduled for next year will take place as planned.

Embattled PM embarks on parliamentary Brexit clash

British Prime Minister Theresa May begins a major parliamentary battle over Brexit on Tuesday, as tensions rise within her own scandal-hit cabinet. Lawmakers will have their first chance to scrutinise the EU Withdrawal Bill, which would formally end Britain's membership of the European Union and transfer four decades of EU legislation into UK law. Show More Summary

UK lawmakers warn of customs chaos after Brexit

A parliamentary committee is warning of catastrophic consequences if Britain fails to put a new customs system in place before the U.K. leaves the European Union in 2019. The Public … Click to Continue »

Embattled PM embarks on parliamentary Brexit clash

British Prime Minister Theresa May begins a major parliamentary battle over Brexit on Tuesday, facing competing demands by MPs to change her strategy as tensions rise among her scandal-hit ministers. MPs will have their first chanceShow More Summary

The British government maelstrom

The British government is currently experiencing some, ahem, internal turbulence. The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, told a parliamentary committee last week that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, an Iranian-British woman currently in jail in Tehran accused of being a British spy, had been “simply teaching people journalism”. Show More Summary

Failure to publish Gaddafi report casts doubt on intelligence oversight | Letters

Peter Gill calls for the parliamentary intelligence and security committee to be reconstituted Ian Cobain (How Britain did Gaddafi’s dirty work, 9 November) reminds us of the structural inadequacy of parliamentary oversight of intelligence. Show More Summary

Parliamentary Privilege – white feather stuff

It is a parliamentary convention, upheld in law, that parliamentarians can make defamatory and libellous statements inside the Chamber without fear of being sued. This is so that debate on issues can be without fear of repercussions and can be robust and emotive as well as factual and well considered. But defamatory comments can be […]

Discover the design secrets of the People’s House

The ayes have it. Parliament House is an iconic building and an outstanding example of public architecture. For a behind-the-scenes look at this special place on the Hill, the Department of Parliamentary Services is conducting 60-minute walking tours in collaboration with the DESIGN Canberra Festival 2017. DPS says if you are a fan of Grand Designs or […]

Catalan speaker says independence declaration not legally binding: sources

MADRID (Reuters) - The parliamentary speaker who enabled Catalonia's declaration of independence said on Thursday the document was not legally binding, sources said, in a comment that could undermine the region's secessionist push.

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