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Moldova Next? Voters Asked to Choose Between Europe, Russia

The stark choice Moldovans face in parliamentary elections is reminiscent of recent events in Ukraine.

Social media sites must simplify their terms, UK parliamentary committee says

Social media sites should drastically simplify their terms and conditions, according to a new report from the UK parliament’s Science and Technology Committee. Running the risk of stating the obvious, MPs say the complexity of the terms and conditions means many users aren’t fully aware of how their data can be used. Show More Summary

Report: ISIS Executes Two Female Parliamentary Candidates in Iraq Following Sharia Death Sentence

Islamic State militants executed two former female parliamentary candidates in Mosul after they were sentenced to death in a Sharia court established by the brutal jihadist gang, Kurdish media service Rudaw reports. “ISIS gunmen executed...Show More Summary

Police Launch Investigation into House of Lords Expenses Scandal

The Police have launched an investigation after a member of the House of Lords was found to have wrongly claimed £3,300 in expenses. Lord Hanningfield signed for £300 a day yet he did little or no parliamentary work. An investigation...Show More Summary

Ugandan Lawmaker Wants to Pass New, Harsher Anti-gay Bill as 'Christmas Gift' to Nation

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A Ugandan lawmaker who helped draft the country's revised anti-gay law is hoping to have the bill passed this year as a "Christmas gift" for Ugandans, Reunters reports: Abdu Latif Ssebagala, a member of a parliamentary committee formed in September...

Caught out! Facebook can tell which of your friends are UKIP supporters

They may have just won two byelections and gained their first parliamentary seats, but there’s still a certain… stigma attached to being an out-and-proud UK Independence Party (UKIP) supporter. But Facebook’s all-seeing eye means that there is an easy way of discovering the truth (because Facebook is a trusted source, obviously). Show More Summary

Trouble Doubled for UK's Tories

(Reuters) Yet another embarrassing defeat for Britain's ruling Conservative party. UK Independence Party's Mark Reckless is sworn into parliament after winning the second parliamentary seat Prime Minister. Follow Breitbart London on Twitter @BreitbartLondon

Bahrain: opposition boycotts the first election since the 2011 protests

ON THE face of it, voting has never been easier in Bahrain. Citizens can use a smartphone app to register to vote in the parliamentary elections on November 22nd, and ballot boxes have been organised for citizens abroad. But it will be a skewed event with a pre-ordained result: while the government is laying on […]

Bahrain election: What's behind the boycott?

Shia opposition groups refuse to take part in parliamentary polls in Sunni-ruled island kingdom.

Week ahead

Further attempts to beef up the voters' rights to sack their MP between elections (Monday) and the possibility of detailed allegations about historic child abuse (Thursday) supply the main possibilities for parliamentary drama next week. One...Show More Summary

Loch Ness Monster

I laughed at this parliamentary sketch in The Herald the other day which reports that the Prime Minister, David Cameron, has developed a potentially lethal put down of the Labour leader with the observation that more voters in Scotland believe in the Loch Ness Monster than in the leadership qualities of Ed Miliband. Show More Summary

U.K. Independence Party Wins Second Parliamentary Seat in Byelection

The key win, six months before the general election, puts pressure on David Cameron

UK politics thrown up in the air

UKIP, seeking EU exit, wins second UK parliamentary seat.

The Best Of The Dish Today

America isn’t the only place where immigration is now an extremely hot issue. In Britain, it’s threatening to destroy the Tory party. On Thursday another parliamentary defector to the UK Independence Party, which is anti-immigration and anti-EU, is fighting for a very safe Tory seat. The Tory candidate is busy pandering to the worst xenophobic […]

Saturday Interview: Kate Godfrey

Kate Godfrey is the Labour prospective parliamentary candidate for Stafford, where she faces the Conservative incumbent Jeremy Lefroy with a 5,500 vote majority. Kate has also been at the forefront of the battle to save Stafford Hospital and the campaign against plans to hive off £1.2bn worth of cancer care services to the private sector. Show More Summary

Smug Filled Rooms

The only “stupid” people involved in the ObamaCare fiasco were the Democrats who -- without a single Republican vote -- twisted parliamentary procedure to pass it into law.

Seven Things to Watch For in Bahrain's Upcoming Elections

On Saturday, U.S. ally Bahrain will have its first parliamentary elections since the 2011 mass demonstrations calling for democratic reform. The troubled kingdom has been rocked by nearly four years of political unrest since these demonstrations were violently suppressed by the government. Show More Summary

With Japan in recession, Abe calls elections in bid to delay tax hike

With his nation in an unexpected recession, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday called early parliamentary elections to seek public backing for a delay in a scheduled tax increase that could worsen economic conditions.

Week ahead

We could see not one, but two parliamentary votes on the controversial European Arrest Warrant next week. Not only have Labour promised to use their Opposition Day debate on Wednesday to force the Commons vote that, er, didn't quiteShow More Summary

Lords debate shape of devolution

The Wales Bill returned to the House of Lords this afternoon. The bill, which paves the way for the Welsh government to get responsibility for raising some of the money it spends, is nearing the end of its parliamentary journey. At times today's proceedings had the feel of a constitutional seminar. Show More Summary

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