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BRITAIN: MPs Shout “SHAME!” As Tory Justice Minister Kills Bill To Pardon Gay Men Convicted Of Sodomy

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The Sun reports: There was widespread anger in the House of Commons as the Government talked out the Turing bill, which would automatically pardon gay men convicted of now abolished sexual offences. MPs shouted ‘shame’ and ‘shameful’ as Justice Minister Sam Gyimah killed off SNP MP John Nicolson’s private members bill. Show More Summary

It is always true that small companies produce the employment growth

The House of Commons library has compiled figures to show that it is small, not large, companies that produce employment growth in the economy. This should not be news to anyone although sadly it is. For it is small companies which provide almost all of the forward impetus of the economy. Show More Summary

Mysterious Great Fire manuscript goes on show at Museum of London

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The Museum of London has recently acquired a mysterious and highly unusual piece of manuscript evidence believed to be direct reportage from a House of Commons committee investigating the causes of the Great Fire. The hastily pennedShow More Summary

Matt Chaban, Business and Housing Move in Together in Crowded Cities

Matt Chaban, Business and Housing Move in Together in Crowded Cities: The building, Eos, at 855 Avenue of the Americas, is expanding New York’s most central business district while employing an increasingly common practice throughout New York, and the world. Show More Summary

MPs will be given a chance to vote on Brexit — but it will be far too late make a difference

It looks like British MPs will be given the chance to vote on the Brexit deal Theresa May's government manages to negotiate — but it will be far too late to have a meaningful impact. The House of Commons will be asked to ratify any agreement...Show More Summary

Common Plays Over/Under

On the latest episode of Pitchfork’s ‘Over/Under’, Common ranks performing at the White House, Halloween, Kanye’s production, Will Smith’s rap skills and rocking the baldie. The new album, Black America Again, drops November 4th and features appearances from Stevie Wonder, Bilal, Marsha Ambrosius, BJ The Chicago Kid, John Legend and others. Full tracklist below. 1. “Joy […]

Understanding Boris Johnson's call to protest Russia

On Tuesday, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson made an unusual suggestion during his debut appearance at the House of Commons as a representative of the government. 'I would certainly like to see demonstrations outside the Russian embassy', he said, in agreement with a Labour Party MP who had raised the idea in a debate on Aleppo. Show More Summary

What Boris Johnson Should Have Said About Syria

Sumantra Maitra Security, It is quite disconcerting to see the foreign policy of a once-proud Britain being reduced to weeping MPs in the House of Commons. There’s obviously a lot of questions on whether Boris Johnson is a buffoon or...Show More Summary

MP Vicky Foxcroft gives moving speech about losing her baby

Several members of Commons in tears during Labour MP’s emotional account of her five-day-old daughter’s death A heartbreaking speech by a Labour MP moved several members of the House of Commons to tears during a debate on stillbirths, as Vicky Foxcroft described being pregnant at 16 and losing her baby after just five days. Show More Summary

NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert -- Common @ The White House

'This Tiny Desk Concert was a convergence of art and soul, mixing politics with heart. Common's choice of songs dealt with incarceration as the new slavery, imagined a time where women rule the world and honored the man he looked up to all his life, his father. Show More Summary

Ed Miliband has begun his quixotic campaign to get the House of Commons to stop Brexit

Ed Miliband fired the first official shot in his quixotic personal war to derail Theresa May's "hard Brexit" plan today. Speaking from the backbenches, the former Labour leader stood up in the House of Commons and demanded that parliament...Show More Summary

British PM May allows MPs to scrutinise Brexit plan

British Prime Minister Theresa May signalled ahead of a House of Commons debate Wednesday that she would let parliament scrutinise her plan for Brexit before she begins the formal process to exit the EU. The move caused the pound toShow More Summary

Manhattan-based real estate investment trust invests in Coney Island

A new amphiteater and 135 units of affordable housing represent two different land uses along a single Coney Island block that have one thing in common: iStar, a real estate investment trust that is... To view the full story, click the title link.

Donald Trump Slams Paul Ryan, Republican Party; Crazy Tweets About The GOP He Wants You To See

Donald Trump and Paul Ryan have exactly one thing in common: their party. Despite having similar views on big-bill issues like healthcare, the Speaker of the House has never really gotten along with Trump. Ryan has said many times in the past that he is “not ready” to endorse Trump for President, though he did... Show More Summary

Boris Johnson: I would like to see protests outside Russian embassy – video

Boris Johnson speaks in the House of Commons on Tuesday stating intentionally attacking a hospital does amount to a war crime when referring to the Syria conflict. In his first speech as foreign secretary, Johnson says he would likeShow More Summary

Boris Johnson Calls for Protests at Russian Embassy over Syria Strikes

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Britain’s foreign secretary has called for protests outside the Russian embassy, and warned that the country was in danger of becoming a “pariah state.” Speaking in the House of Commons on Tuesday, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said...Show More Summary

Destruction in Aleppo - in pictures

As the House of Commons holds an emergency debate on the situation in Aleppo, ordinary Syrians carry on amid daily bombardments and destruction Continue reading...

If someone abducted your children, would you have things to say?

Alison Azer does. Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion jeered and gave a thumbs-down gesture in the House of Commons Thursday when the Conservatives raised the case of four Canadian children abducted by their Iranian-Kurdish father, an incident their mother says she witnessed in disbelief and shock. Alison Azer was in the visitors’ gallery in the […]

OH GOP chair’s wife won’t let him put Trump sign on lawn

She seems to have a lot of courtesy and common sense: The chairman of the Ohio Republican Party does not have a Trump 2016 yard sign in front of his house — because his wife won’t let him. Matt Borges told the Cincinnati Enquirer that while he supported his state’s Republican Gov. John Kasich in [...]

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