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French parliament Brexit meeting told Brit expats face cataclysmic changes

A special meeting dedicated to the effects of Brexit on British expats in France heard the UKâ??s divorce from the EU would have cataclysmic effects on expat rights. Members of Franceâ??s National Assembly were told Thursday that Brexit was on track to wreck the lives of tens of thousands of Britons living in the country. EU law... Expats Blog -

Let My People Build

After 160 years of suppression, Egypt makes room for new churches. “L ong live the crescent and the cross!” shouted Egypt’s parliament in joy. All 39 Christian members joined the two-thirds majority to vote to end a 160-year practice instituted by the Ottomans requiring Christians to get permission from the country’s leader before building churches. Show More Summary

Canada Defeats Bill Saying Unborn Baby is a Human Being When a Pregnant Woman is Killed

Members of Parliament Wednesday voted 209 – 76 against Bill C-225, also known as “Cassie and Molly’s Law.” This bill would have made it a crime to injure or kill a woman’s pre-born child during the commission of a crime against the mother. Currently, a pregnant woman victimized by violent crime has no recourse if […]

In Unprecedented Public Plea MPs Call on Judiciary to Reverse Narges Mohammadi’s Prison Sentence

Fifteen Iranian members of Parliament have called on the Judiciary to reverse the 10-year prison sentence of prominent human rights defender Narges Mohammadi, marking the first time since the Iranian revolution in 1979 that lawmakers publicly defended a person convicted of anti-state activities.  “We plead with you to show Islamic mercy and nullify the sentence […]

Australian MP Chansey Paech Declares His Pride in Moving Speech: ‘I Am Young, I Am Gay, I Am Black’

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Australian politician Chansey Paech has just become his country’s first aboriginal and openly gay member of parliament. After being sworn in to the Northern Territory Parliament on Wednesday, Chansey Peach delivered a stirring speech...Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders’s brother wants to replace David Cameron as a member of Britain’s Parliament

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

LONDON — After the defeat of Bernie Sanders at the hands of Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries, his brother wants to prove that the Sanders family can still win. Larry Sanders is currently running for Parliament in Britain after being selected as the candidate for the West Oxfordshire Green Party in September. Most likely, though, he will lose. The […]

Japan cabinet minister, MPs visit Yasukuni shrine for war dead

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese cabinet minister and dozens of members of parliament visited the Yasukuni Shrine for war dead on Tuesday to mark an autumn festival at the shrine, seen in China and the two Koreas as a symbol of Japan's past militarism.

FA chairman Clarke ashamed over football’s homophobia

4 days agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

London (AFP) – Football Association chairman Greg Clarke told members of parliament on Monday that he was ashamed of the sport’s homophobia and admitted the governing body must do more to tackle the issue. Clarke, who was speaking before...Show More Summary

Icelandic Lawmaker Breastfeeds Her Baby Like A Boss While Addressing Parliament

When Icelandic Member of Parliament Unnur Brá Konráðsdóttir was unexpectedly called upon to defend a bill in the middle of breastfeeding her infant daughter, the politician confidently strode up to the podium undeterred and continued...Show More Summary

Breastfeeding member of parliament

Breastfeeding MP in Iceland Parliament Lára Hanna Einarsdóttir/YouTube

French MEPs Introduce “You-Tube Tax” To Maintain “Virtuous Circle Of Financing Creation”

Submitted by Michael Shedlock via, French MEPs (Members of European Parliament) introduced a proposal to create a “virtuous circle of financing creation” via a “You-Tube Tax” on online advertising. My counter proposal is...Show More Summary

EU Parliament committee backs carbon market reform compromise

LONDON (Reuters) - Members of the European Parliament's industry committee voted on Thursday to back a compromise for reforming the European Union's carbon market, favoring a Commission proposal on the speed for removing permits from the market.

EU lawmakers in committee adopt report on carbon market reform

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Members of the European Parliament's industry committee voted in favor of a proposed compromise on reforming the bloc's carbon market that also seeks to protect European businesses.

Shipbuilder Sustainability Knowledge Base presented to Dutch Govt.

The Shipbuilder Sustainability Knowledge Base has been presented on sustainability day (10-10) to Salima Belha (member of the Dutch parliament) and Brigit Gijsbers (director of maritime affaires at Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment).

We really don't think this is a good idea

It's obviously wildly desirable that Members of Parliament get a good kicking. Not for any particular reason, just on general principles. However, this particular suggestion being made is not a good one in our view. The idea is that they're all waltzing off and earning cash doing something else other than serving their constituents. Show More Summary

Meet the Israeli lawmaker who wants to turn Jerusalem’s Islamic holy site into a Jewish temple

last weekNews : BlogPost

JERUSALEM — Yehuda Glick’s flaming red hair isn’t the only thing that makes him stand out. The Brooklyn-born rabbi, a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, is also one of Israel’s newest members of parliament. But he is best known as an activist who is demanding that Jews be allowed to pray at one of Islam’s […]

UKIP’s defence spokesman accused the politician he allegedly punched of 'faking' his collapse

UKIP defence spokesman Mike Hookem has accused Steven Woolfe, a fellow Member of the European Parliament, of faking his collapse following an altercation between the pair. Both give differing accounts of the story. Woolfe told the Daily...Show More Summary

Youtube took down MEP's videos about torture debate

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Marietje Schaake (previously) is a Dutch Member of the European Parliament who has a fantastic track-record for getting it right on issues related to technology, free speech, human rights, and privacy; she is the author of a report on export controls for spying technology used to identify dissidents to torture. (more…)

Putin Receives Hundreds of Roses From Parliament for His Birthday

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

Russian President Vladimir Putin may be celebrating his birthday in private but his members of parliament made an occasion of the date, sending him 450 roses—one from each lawmaker. Putin turns 64 on Friday and the Kremlin announced he will be holding no meetings, opting instead to mark the day with close friends and family. Show More Summary

Poland Rejects Proposal to Ban Abortions After Abortion Activists Engage in Violent Protests

In a disappointing move, the lower house of parliament in Poland rejected a pro-life bill on Thursday that would have recognized unborn babies’ right to life and banned all abortions. The BBC reports the members of parliament voted 352 to 58 against the citizen-led bill, which would have prohibited abortions except when the mother’s life […]

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