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European Lawmakers’ Plan To Break Up Google

Members of the European Parliament, backed by German officials, are preparing a draft resolution calling for the breakup of Google.

Ukip’s Mark Reckless wins Rochester by-election

Mark Reckless has become Ukip’s second member of Parliament, winning the Rochester and Strood by-election by 2,920 votes — or 42 percent. It was a poorer result than the polls,… Continue reading The post Ukip’s Mark Reckless wins Rochester by-election appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Police fire tear gas in Nigeria parliament

Police lock out members who were meeting to discuss extending the state of emergency in states overrun by Boko Haram.

A Member of the European Parliament Dissents on Climate

Climate mitigation on the Kyoto model is probably unnecessary; certainly ineffectual; and ruinously expensive.

Tolerance - for Women and Girls in Afghanistan, not Silence

There was an assassination attempt in Kabul last week. Shukria Barakzai, Afghan feminist leader, member of parliament, and outspoken politician who was critical of Taliban was targeted for assassination this week. She survived. But 3 bystanders, including a young girl, did not. Show More Summary

Official: European members prefer to fondle Apple iPads

Only 7 of 50 parliamentarians plump for Samsung Galaxy S The European Parliament’s IT department is attempting to drag MEPs kicking and screaming into the digital age… by letting them play with the latest tablets.…

British parliament votes out pub ‘tie’

Members of Parliament have voted to allow British pub tenants to buy beer from any supplier they want, effectively ending the “beer tie” that has required landlords to buy beer from the companies that own their pubs. The MPs voted 284-269 against the government and for a clause in the Small Business Bill that allows […]

Brickbat: Solid Allies

last weekNews : Reason

The British government is returning around 350 Libyan army cadets it had brought to England for training after two of them were charged with raping a local man. The member of Parliament for the area where the raining was taking place...Show More Summary

Solid Allies

last weekNews : Reason

The British government is returning around 350 Libyan army cadets it had brought to England for training after two of them were charged with raping a local man. The member of Parliament for the area where he training was taking place...Show More Summary

Iranian Conservatives Want to Punish Dog Owners With 74 Lashes

Having a dog for a pet is already rare in Iran, but it may soon become illegal if certain Iranian politicians have their way. A law submitted in draft form and signed by 32 members of parliament states, in part: "Anyone who takes a pet...Show More Summary

In Pictures: Nigel Farage and UKIP Activists Protest Against European Arrest Warrant

UKIP members gathered outside Parliament today ready to lobby MPs over the vote tonight on the European Arrest Warrant. The vote is expected to be a huge embarrassment for the government as a large number of Tory backbenchers are set to rebel against the whips. Show More Summary

Historicist: Colonel Rankin’s Lancers

Colonel Arthur Rankin is arrested at the Rossin House Hotel for inviting Canadians to the American Civil War. In October of 1861, Colonel Arthur Rankin, the sitting member of parliament for Essex, paid a visit to the city of Toronto, staying at the Rossin House Hotel at the corner of King and York. Show More Summary

Iran, Mindful of Islamic Doctrine, Contemplates Punishing Pet Lovers For Owning and Walking Their Dogs

Thirty-two members of the Iranian parliament are currently pushing a bill that proposes this:... walking dogs, trading them or keeping them at home will be punishable by 74 lashes or a fine of 1m to 10m Tomans [an equivalent of $320Show More Summary

Dog lovers could face 74 lashes as Iran cracks down on pets in public

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Dog lovers in Iran could face up to 74 lashes under plans by hardline lawmakers that would ban keeping the pets at home or walking them in public. A draft bill, signed by 32 members of the country’s conservative-dominated parliament, would also authorise heavy fines for offenders, the...

UK Parliament Minister Prods ITV Over WGA Impasse

A prominent member of the British Parliament has called on UK media giant ITV to make a deal with the WGA East. The union has been trying to get a contract with the company for the last four years covering writers and producers employed by ITV Studios America's reality TV shows. Show More Summary

British Parliament Votes 181-1 to Declare Sex-Selection Abortions Illegal

Members of the British Parliament today voted 181-1 to declare sex-selection abortions illegal. The vote came on a motion brought forward by a cross-party alliance of MPs to end questions about whether doctors can be criminally prosecuted for doing an abortion on the grounds of the sex of the unborn baby. The confusion came when […]

Iraq's Brain Trust on ISIS

ISIS was originally birthed by its sponsors to sow "controlled instability" in the Shiite crescent, but is now wreaking "uncontrolled instability," said Mowaffak al Rubaie -- a member of the Iraqi Parliament and Iraq's former National...Show More Summary

Iraq's Brain Trust on ISIS

ISIS was originally birthed by its sponsors to sow "controlled instability" in the Shiite crescent, but is now wreaking "uncontrolled instability," said Mowaffak al Rubaie -- a member of the Iraqi Parliament and Iraq's former National...Show More Summary

Shake the Tree

Unlike Tommy Sheppard, I'm not a member or even a supporter of the SNP but I heartily agree with Tommy's call for a 'Yes' alliance in the run up to next May's election to the Westminster Parliament. Because there's no doubt in my mind...Show More Summary

Israel’s Knesset upholds longest suspension in state’s history against Haneen Zoabi

For the next three months Israeli Knesset member Haneen Zoabi (Balad) will not be allowed to speak on the parliament floor or introduce committee discussions. Though she will be allowed to put on a suit, enter the building of Israel’s Knesset in Jerusalem, and sit quietly. Show More Summary

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