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MPs scrum down for rugby debate

As parliamentary debates go, "UK media and Welsh rugby" is one of the more unusual titles. It drew a small crowd of Conservative and Liberal Democrat MPs for a debate led by Montgomeryshire Conservative MP Glyn Davies. Perhaps other MPs were distracted by political events elsewhere. Show More Summary

Britain’s Parliamentary Pedophile Ring

After years of child sex abuse accusations against 10 current and former MPs and little or no investigation, the government has finally announced an unprecedented public inquiry.

Sadr urges Maliki’s parliamentary bloc to pick new leader

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s coalition should withdraw its support for his bid for a third term and pick another candidate, Shi’ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr urged, amid parliamentary deadlock over the formation of a new government. Show More Summary

‘Foolish’ to feel safe: Britain's terrorist watchdog

Britain's top terrorist watchdog is warning that the public’s vigilance has hit a “simply foolish” lull as the country marks Monday’s ninth anniversary of London’s 9/11. Sir Malcolm Rifkind, chairman of the parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee, said terrorists are deploying “devilish technical skill” to create bombs undetectable by airport scanners.

Rai urges Berri to hold daily parliamentary sessions until a president is elected

The Patriarch of the Christian Maronites Beshara Boutros al-Rai condemned on Sunday the vacuum in the presidency and said that Speaker Nabih Berri should call for daily sessions until a new Lebanese president is elected. He also condemned the failure of the parliament to elect a president describing it as a “great shame”. Show More Summary

Berri ,Jumblatt agree to extend Lebanon parliament term

Lebanon Speaker Nabih Berri   and  Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt agreed  on Saturday  that the  parliamentary elections should not  be staged before  the election of a new president, to replace Michel Suleiman whose term ended last may 25th,  al-Akhbar newspaper reported. Show More Summary

Farage Parliamentary Announcement Delayed By Tory Ruse

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been forced to delay his final decision to run for Thanet South in the 2015 general election because the Conservatives have not yet selected their candidate. Local Tories are desperate to select local councillor...Show More Summary

Seat of the week: Dickson

Health Minister Peter Dutton's parliamentary career began when he unseated Cheryl Kernot in 2001, and he was sufficiently doubtful of his capacity to keep the northern Brisbane seat out of Labor hands to seek refuge elsewhere before the 2010 election.

Week ahead

Next week's edgiest parliamentary event will be the debate on Thursday on the government's approach to opting in and out of an assortment of EU cooperative arrangements on justice and home affairs. Although this is only a general debate...Show More Summary

Suspected double agent spied on German NSA committee for the US, reports claim

5 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

In what may turn out to be the biggest diplomatic upset yet to emerge from the surveillance scandal, German authorities have arrested a German intelligence employee who reportedly confessed to spying on a parliamentary NSA inquiry committee, on behalf of U.S. intelligence.

NSA Whistleblowers Testify on ‘Totalitarian Mentality’ of NSA at German Parliamentary Committee Hearing

National Security Agency whistleblowers William Binney and Thomas Drake testified before a German parliamentary committee as part of an inquiry into NSA surveillance in Germany. According to Deutsche Welle, Binney argued that the NSA had abandoned nearly all rule of law principles. Show More Summary

MP backs calls for a Parliamentary debate on hospital parking charges

Stephen Gilbert, Lib Dem MP for St Austell & Newquay, has joined with MPs from across the country to ask for a debate about parking charges at local hospitals. The request was made yesterday to a meeting of the Backbench Business Committee, which gives groups of backbench MPs the opportunity to raise issues which are […]

Iraq's PM hopes for deal on new government that could see him go

last weekNews : The Newsroom

Baghdad can't afford another parliamentary delay, and Maliki's political career may be the first casualty of a fresh government.

Hammond Commends DP World London Gateway

The UK’s Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport and Wimbledon MP, Rt. Hon. Stephen Hammond MP has paid a visit to DP World London Gateway to congratulate the team on their success.

MPs ask: Have you packed for Wales?

When an MP finds time during parliamentary proceedings to tweet "Welsh affairs committee this morning is rather quiet and polite" a headline-hungry hack fears for the worst. Guto Bebb tweeted his observation during this morning's meeting...Show More Summary

Want to Get Money Out of Politics? Pay Close Attention to Today's City Council Meeting

City of Seattle GOOD GUYS ON PUBLIC FINANCING: Council Members Kshama Sawant, Sally Bagshaw, Nick Licata, and Mike O'Brien. Today at 2 p.m., Seattle City Council Member Mike O'Brien will attempt the equivalent of a parliamentary end-run around Council President Tim Burgess in order to introduce a public financing law for municipal campaigns. Show More Summary

David Ward welcomes Government review of penalties for uninsured drivers

Liberal Democrat MP for Bradford East David Ward, has received confirmation from the Government that they are reviewing the penalties that can be given to those caught driving without car insurance. In a written Parliamentary Question to the Ministry of Justice, David Ward has received confirming from Jeremy Wright MP, a Minister in the Department […]

Tomato Sauce Strategy

Parliamentary sketch writers, more often than not, confine their observations to the goings on at Westminster, but in this example Ann Treneman from The Times shares her thoughts about Labour's plans to get fought on welfare. Fighting...Show More Summary

Iraqi political divide widens amid fighting

Former PM Iyad Allawi calls on supporters to boycott crucial parliamentary vote on formation of new government.

Parliamentary Staff Logged Onto Gaming Websites 4 Million Times In A Year

Users of the UK Parliament's internal network, including MPs, Lords and their staff logged onto gaming websites four million times in the last year. The most popular sites were the Premier League’s fantasy football league, the quiz site sporcle.com and the role playing site wizards.com. Show More Summary

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