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Donald Trump’s United Kingdom Visit Protested, Debated By British Parliament

Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in towns and cities across Britain on Monday to protest as Members of Parliament debate on whether U.S. President Donald Trump should be allowed to visit the United Kingdom. Protesters gathered...Show More Summary

‘I am not an enemy of democracy — I am part of democracy!’: Muslim UK MP blisters Trump’s bigotry

5 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The United Kingdom’s House of Commons on Monday debated whether or not to invite President Donald Trump to the country for an official state visit, and one member of parliament gave a particularly fiery speech arguing against Trump’s invitation. Labour Party MP Naz Shah delivered a...

LIVE VIDEO: Parliament Debates Trump State Visit

7 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Already underway. CNN reports: The political controversy over the decision to accord US President Donald Trump the honor of a state visit to the UK will be reignited in the British parliament on Monday. Members of Parliament will spend...Show More Summary

Can Tony Blair stop Brexit?

Earlier this month, British members of Parliament (MPs) overwhelmingly voted to back Brexit, citing deference to the will of the people. Speaking at an event for Open Britain, which wants Britain to maintain access to the single market, Tony Blair declared that the Brexit discussion was far from over. Show More Summary

Blank Cheque Brexit

William Keegan used a recent column in The Observer to make the important point that members of parliament are representatives rather than mere delegates - a fine distinction and one with particular significance over the Brexit vote....Show More Summary

Russian Spy Whistleblowers Turn on Putin

3 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

A husband and wife who were members of the Russian parliament have defected to Ukraine. The Kremlin calls them ?enemies of the people.? Enemies of Putin is more like it.

'Get Out Of My Country': Canadian Politician Reads Her Hate Mail In The House Of Commons

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Canadian politician Iqra Khalid stood before the House of Commons this week to remind her colleagues of something she knows all too well: “Islamophobia is real.” Khalid, a Liberal member of Parliament who is Pakistani-Canadian, has received...Show More Summary

FINLAND: Parliament Rejects Last Ditch Attempt To Stop Same-Sex Marriage, Weddings Start March 1st

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Finland’s national broadcaster reports: Finnish MPs defeated a bill to strike down same-sex marriage on February 17. Opposition to the proposal was strong, as 120 parliamentarians voted against it, with 48 in support. Two members of parliament voted absent and 29 MPs did not cast a vote. Show More Summary

funk legend Walter "Junie" Morrison, RIP

Walter "Junie" Morrisson, who was a founding member of The Ohio Players and was also in Parliament Funkadelic, has died. Among his contributions, he cowrote Funkadelic's classic "(Not Just) Knee Deep" (which was then sampled by De La Soul on "Me Myself and I")... Continue reading…

Revolutionary Guards Try to Silence US-Based Iranian Dissident by Arresting Her Sister

Leila Haghighatjou, the sister of Fatemeh Haghighatjou, an outspoken critic of the Islamic Republic, was arrested by the Revolutionary Guards to intimidate the former member of Parliament, an informed source told the Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “The reality is that they want to put Fatemeh’s sister, Leila, under pressure to force Fatemeh to […]

INTERTANKO Pans EU ETS Shipping Vote

By majority vote, the Members of the European Parliament have agreed to include shipping in the European Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) Directive as of 2023, unless there is a comparable system agreed under the auspices of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) by the end of 2021.

Nigel Farage Warns European Parliament: "You're In For A Bigger Shock In 2017"

Submitted by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, The always entertaining Nigel Farage was on fire again today in European Parliament. Farage correctly warned EP members about their desire for “more Europe” when citizens of nearly every country...Show More Summary

EU Parliament backs call for F1 probe

Members of the European Parliament have supported a call for an investigation into anti-competition behaviour in Formula 1…

Formula 1: Euro MPs back call for inquiry into 'anti-competitive' sport

Members of the European Parliament back calls for an investigation into 'anti-competitive' Formula 1.

India's database with biometric details of its billion citizens ignites privacy debate

"Indians in general have yet to understand the meaning and essence of privacy," says Member of Parliament, Tathagata Satpathy.  But on Feb. 3, privacy was the hot topic of debate among many in India, thanks to a tweet that showed random...Show More Summary

Writer-turned-politician amuses a nation in his quest to coin the world's shortest pangram

Shashi Tharoor has a way with words. Be it the Oxford Union debate or his non-fiction prose, the former UN official and member of India's parliament can certainly stimulate and provoke with words. On Sunday afternoon, Tharoor chose a...Show More Summary

Right-Wing Activists Blast Canadian Anti-Islamophobia Motion As 'Blasphemy Law'

Right-wing activists are attacking a motion in Canadian Parliament intended to combat anti-Islamic racism and religious discrimination as a crackdown on free speech. Iqra Khalid, a Liberal member of Parliament who is Muslim, introduced the non-binding motion in December as a response to rising anti-Muslim sentiment. Show More Summary

Right-Wing Activists Blast Canadian Anti-Islamophobia Motion As 'Blasphemy Law'

Right-wing activists are attacking a motion in Canadian Parliament intended to combat anti-Islamic racism and religious discrimination as a crackdown on free speech. Iqra Khalid, a Liberal member of Parliament who is Muslim, introduced the non-binding motion in December as a response to rising anti-Muslim sentiment. Show More Summary

Who is Somalia's new president?

last weekNews : USAToday: News

War-torn Somalia elected Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo on Wednesday after two rounds of voting by members of parliament.        

Conservative shreds ‘draft-dodger’ Trump over Yemen raid: ‘This isn’t sports — this is war’

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Conservative former Member of the U.K. Parliament Louise Mensch tore into Pres. Donald Trump on Thursday over his attacks on Sen. John McCain, a situation she described as an “American zero” attacking “an American hero.” Anchor Stephanie Ruhle was leading a panel discussion...

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