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Why the game of thrones matters on Game of Thrones

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

I’m on vacation until Wednesday, but that doesn’t mean that we missed Game of Thrones—or missed being able to do a House Slate video about it. I’ve been seeing a bit of common wisdom about the “Hardhome” episode—which was fucking awesome—shaping up,...

The SNP packs the House of Commons Chamber to send a powerful message

As the new SNP MPs settle in to their new life in the House of Commons, a picture is doing the rounds on social media showing a Commons Chamber that… Continue reading The post The SNP packs the House of Commons Chamber to send a powerful message appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

David Herdson says that the Battle of Skinner’s Seat is only the beginning

Salmond: the new Parnell in Westminster The House of Commons can be a pretty rowdy place at times but it does at least have rules and conventions to which its members are expected to adhere. At one time, it had far fewer rules and rather more conventions (as the Lords still does). The reason why […]

The Pros and Cons of Buying A House In College

With college students moving this fall, a common question is whether these millennials should buy a house or continue to rent.

Is This Any Way to Run a Country?

On March 30 the House of Commons dissolved and Great Britain entered five weeks of campaigning to determine a new government. David Cameron's five years as prime minister in the coalition government was over; it was time for voters to...Show More Summary

Getting EVEL through will be a tough fight for the Tories

The next move is with John Bercow A significant moment on this historic day in the commons was a point of order by Alex Salmond about the Tory plans to introduce EVEL (English Votes for English Laws) by changing the House’s standing orders. Salmond argues that this is a major constitutional issue and that the […]

Boris Johnson makes his first intervention in the House of Commons

Boris has finally spoken. Intervening on his Tory colleague Cheryl Gillan, who was complaining about a lack of funding for rural public services and transport, the new MP for Uxbridge… Continue reading The post Boris Johnson makes his first intervention in the House of Commons appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

You (Really) Can Remedy These 6 Common Clutter Problem Spots

Barry's Howlin' House and Store Pin it When it comes to a messy house, these areas are the repeat offenders, returning again and again to commit the crime of clutter. Closets, stairs, counters all attract stuff, and never seem completely clear of accumulation. We've got tons of tips and strategies for dealing with these trouble spots. READ MORE »

The 'Goons'

The SNP's new MPs have been clued 'goons' for shaking up the ways of the House of Commons and their dastardly deeds include occupying a particular place on the green baize benches which Labour's Dennis Skinner seems to think belongs to him just because he's been there an awful long time. Show More Summary

Energise Ryanair (21/10/13)

I enjoyed this opinion piece by John Rentoul in the Independent which reviewed the performance of the Big Six energy companies in front of a House of Commons select committee - to which he seems to have concluded that the cuckoo in the nest (Ovo) came out the real winner. Show More Summary

UK Labour to Back Holding Brexit Referendum by 2017 – Party Leader

The Labour Party will support the EU referendum bill when it comes before the House of Commons, according to the party's acting leader Harriet Harman.

Closing The Gap - Why There Should Be More Female Entrepreneurs In The UK

2015 was a good year for women in British public life. After a close fought election, voters returned 191 female MPs to the House of Commons, representing 29% percent of the total. Not enough, certainly, but a definite improvement on the previous figure of 147. Progress is being made in [...]

Conservative MP: Lobby senators, including Tories, on Reform Act

Michael Chong: 'It would be an abomination if the Senate were to block a democratic reform bill of the House of Commons' The post Conservative MP: Lobby senators, including Tories, on Reform Act appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Photos: 93,000 People Applied To Live In These "Affordable" Queens Apartments

      Last weekend, the first wave of extremely lucky residents moved into 31 units at Hunter's Point South Commons?one of two government-subsidized 'affordable' housing towers in Long Island City that broke ground as part of Mayor Bloomberg's affordable housing plan in 2013. [ more › ]

The Kick-Butt World of Cutthroat Compounds

The following post was excerpted from Sentence First: An Irishman's blog about the English language. A houseboat is a type of boat; a boathouse is a type of house. This illustrates a common pattern in English morphology: the rightmost part of a compound (houseboat) is usually the ‘head’. Show More Summary

Better Together: 5 Clever Ways to House Multiple Generations Under One Roof

A very literal approach in Yonago, Japan—Photo by Yohei Sasakura/Sasa No Kurasha via Designboom In many parts of the world, multiple generations living in one house is common, if not the norm. In the United States, multigenerational housing declined after...

Prinzhorn Dance School – “Reign (Shit Robot Remix)”

Prinzhorn Dance School, the terse UK postpunk duo, and Shit Robot, the playful New York house producer, are both longtime fixtures of the DFA label. But the two acts have basically nothing in common musically besides a love of elemental rhythm. So it’s cool to hear them come together, with Shit Robot remixing Prinzhorn Dance […]

Understanding Scotland's Historic Election Result

This week, a historic new class of fifty-six pro-Scottish independence Members of Parliament is being sworn into the House of Commons in London. With a record high turnout -- significantly higher than the rest of the UK -- Scots voted...Show More Summary

Beastie Boy

The Independent reports on the bust-up which took place in the House of Commons the other day over one of the most important issues facing the country's MPs - who gets to sit where on the green benches. For some reason Labour's Dennis...Show More Summary

Crunch Time For College Students

When people think of crunch time, their first thought isn’t always about housing for college students. Instead, it is probably more common for them to think of the last couple of weeks before finals. Crunch time number two is the time from now until when school starts again for the upcoming school year. Show More Summary

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