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The Spectator at war: The call of one’s country

From The Spectator, 26 December 1914: Under the heading ” Success of Recruiting Canvass,” the Times of Tuesday declares that the canvass conducted by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee is “progressing… Continue reading The post The Spectator at war: The call of one’s country appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

UKIP Parliamentary Candidate Claims 'Gay Donkey' Attempted to Rape His Horse - WATCH

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Video has surfaced of John Rees-Evans, a candidate running for a parliamentary seat as a member of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), regaling protesters with an account of saving his horse from being raped by a “gay donkey.” Rees-Evans brought...

Ukraine takes historic step toward joining NATO

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Ukraine took a historic step toward NATO on Tuesday in a parliamentary vote certain to stoke Russia’s anger ahead of talks on ending the ex-Soviet state’s separatist war. Lawmakers in the government-controlled chamber overwhelmingly adopted a bill dropping Ukraine’s non-aligned...

Young Endeavour Sets Sail on World Voyage

The Royal Australian Navy operated Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour set sail from Sydney today for a 12-month voyage, circumnavigating the globe. Parliamentary

Ugandan Parliament Adjourns for the Year Without Passing Anti-Homosexuality Bill

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Ugandan parliamentary member Latif Ssebaggala’s attempt at pushing through a revised version of the country’s draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill has stalled after running into significant political hurdles, Buzzfeed reports. Earlier this year Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni first signed into law an...

'Poofters' and Painkillers

Here's how the BBC reported the resignation of another 'fruitcake' from UKIP, Kerry Smith, who was forced to step down as a UKIP Parliamentary candidate over vile and offensive remarks he made in a phone call, which he had the bare-faced cheek to blame on painkillers. Show More Summary

Right-wing UK Candidate Resigns After Being Exposed Calling Gays 'Disgusting' - AUDIO

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Kerry Smith, a now former parliamentary candidate for the United Kingdom’s Independence Party was met with abrupt pushback earlier this month after being recorded referring to Chinese minorities as “chinky” and gay people as “disgusting old poofters.” According to UKIP’s...

Europe Must follow Through on votes in Favor of Palestine Recognition

By John V Whitbeck European parliamentary resolutions urging their governments to recognise the State of Palestine must be followed by actual recognitions of the State of Palestine The European Parliament, after a…

A Knesset without Arab parties?

The fate of Israel’s embattled Arab parties is in the balance as Israel's next parliamentary elections approach. The election season officially started this week when Knesset formally dissolved itself setting an unconfirmed date at the polls of March 17, 2015. Show More Summary

New Zealand Labor Party Won’t Resubmit Bill Legalizing Assisted Suicide

Right to Life commends the Labour Party for its decision not to resubmit the contentious “End of Life Choice” bill to the Parliamentary ballot. The Labour leader Andrew Little,  has said that the caucus will concentrate on supporting a Private Members bill to seek improved working conditions for workers. The electorate will not be deceived […]

Santa Cruz

It was easy to miss on a cluttered DC weekend. But Ted Cruz pulled a parliamentary maneuver this weekend which inadvertently allowed Senate Democrats to push through two dozen nominations they would have had to gone begging to Republicans for next year.

Three reasons why the Japanese elections matter to the United States

last weekNews : BlogPost

  TOKYO -- Japanese voters went to the polls on Sunday – well, about half of them did anyway. Turnout was a record low of 52 percent, a sign both that many people did not believe there was a need for a snap parliamentary election now, and that they do not have great affection for Prime […]

UKIP - power struggle, not soap opera

A parliamentary candidate resigns having tried blaming his racist comments on taking painkillers. This comes days after an alleged sex scandal at UKIP head office in which the party's chief executive did - or did not - sleep with another...Show More Summary

Haiti's Prime Minister To Step Down

last weekNews : The Two-Way

Laurent Lamothe says he will resign following violent protests in the impoverished Caribbean country. Anti-government demonstrators are angered over a long delay in holding parliamentary elections.

UK lawmakers demand access to secret parts of Senate torture report

last weekNews : The Raw Story

A powerful British parliamentary committee will ask the United States to hand over blacked out parts of a report into the CIA, to try to establish whether British spies were complicit in torture or rendition, its chairman said on Sunday. If parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee...

Week ahead

It's the last parliamentary week of 2014, with 12 or so sitting weeks after that, before the next election. Parliament's due to be dissolved on 30 March - but may actually cease operations a bit before, perhaps as early as 19 March....triggering,...Show More Summary

East Jerusalem Cannot Breathe

In another non-binding parliamentary vote, Ireland joined a growing number of its European neighbors to declare support for a Palestinian state. Meanwhile, Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein was killed in disputed clashes with Israeli...Show More Summary

Bolter Misspelt Name Of Her 'Own' Oxford College On UKIP Application

Natasha Bolter, the UKIP member at the centre of allegations against party General Secretary, Roger Bird misspelt the name of the Oxford University college she claimed to have attended on her application to be a parliamentary candidate. Show More Summary

Swans, weddings, suits and tax

The Wales Bill's parliamentary journey may be over but its last leg was not uneventful. Deputy Speaker Dawn Primarolo found herself having to keep order over a debate she said was degenerating into a Christmas party with MPs shouting...Show More Summary

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