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Modi looks east

7 hours agoNews : Newsbook

INDIA'S prime minister travels to Japan, the NATO summit in Wales and, in London, Members of Parliament return to the House of Commons after the summer recess

An Open Letter to the Prime Minister of Greece

The Hon. Antonis Samaras, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic Honourable Prime Minister: As you may be aware, earlier today a member of your national parliament and recent founder of the Greek Christian-Democratic Party? used anShow More Summary

The UK's Conservative Government Just Suffered An Embarrassing Defection To An Anti-Europe Fringe Party

Conservative MP Douglas Carswell just announced that he is leaving the party to join the U.K. Independence Party (Ukip), temporarily giving the nationalist party one member of parliament and forcing a byelection. We saw the news first on The Huffington Post: "It's not enough that I leave the Conservative Party and join Ukip," he said. Show More Summary

Tory MP Douglas Carswell Defects To UKIP

Tory MP Douglas Carswell has defected to UKIP in a sensational press conference in Westminster that is still taking place. He is currently Member of Parliament for Clacton, having been first elected as MP for Harwich in 2005. Developing...

It says it won’t accept a “gentlemen’s club” but how gender-balanced is the European Parliament itself?

Jean-Claude Juncker and his people have rightly expressed concern over the lack of female European Commission candidates put forward by member states. It’s raining men in Brussels as we put it recently.Never slow to jump on a bandwagon,...Show More Summary

Why Activists Sent 128 Tomatoes to Every Single Member of Lebanon's Parliament

Fearing that lawmakers will once again extend their term without elections, Lebanese are saying #NotoExtension in protests on and offline.

Galloway Suing Activist Who Accused Him of Supporting Terrorism

Controversial Member of Parliament George Galloway is suing a Northern Irish campaigner over allegations that Galloway supports terrorism, made during a protest outside Galloway’s Saturday night show in Belfast. Despite local councillors...Show More Summary

Labour MP: British Muslims Are Doing 'Humanitarian Work' in Iraq/Syria, Joining ISIS No Different to Joining Israeli Army

Labour Member of Parliament Yasmin Qureshi has caused outrage after comparing the idea of young British Muslims joining ISIS to the idea of young Jewish Britons joining the Israel Defence Forces. Qureshi, who has previously had to apologise...Show More Summary

Iran's Hardliners Impeach Moderate Minister Over 2009 Green Movement Protests

Minister of Science, Research and Technology Reza Faraji-Dana was blasted by conservative members of parliament for allowing university students who were expelled because of the protests to return to school.

S.Africa parliament collapses in chaos as president grilled

last weekNews : The Newsroom

South Africa's parliament collapsed into unprecedented chaos Thursday as a group of radical lawmakers hijacked presidential question time, standing and yelling repeatedly at President Jacob Zuma: "Pay back the money". Members of theShow More Summary

Aoun’s bloc proposes a draft law for direct election of the president

The Change and Reform bloc MPs submitted Thursday a draft law to the parliament to amend the constitution allowing the Lebanese people to directly elect the president, LBC television reported. MP Ibrahim Kanaan, a member of the blocShow More Summary

Tensions Mount in Belfast over George Galloway Saturday Night Speech

Questions are being asked over the wisdom of the decision by Belfast City Council to let divisive Member of Parliament George Galloway hire the city's taxpayer-funded main hall to give a speech this weekend. Writing in an op-ed for the...Show More Summary

Quick to condemn Palmer after the fact but not during the rant

I found Clive Palmer’s outburst on Q&A on Monday night pretty awful and something we shouldn’t see from a Member of Parliament. I do however wonder why Tony Jones or Penny Wong didn’t step in to disagree? I find it a very ‘Australian’ thing to do. To stand by and smile while someone spews vile statements that [...]

Tory MPs Slam Sainsbury's Over Kosher Food Removal

Conservative Members of Parliament have today slammed the decision by British supermarket Sainsbury's to remove kosher food from its shelves during an anti-Israel demonstration this weekend. As reported by Breitbart London, the Holborn...Show More Summary

SHOCK: Government Report Admits Government Is Bad At Managing Big Projects

In an announcement guaranteed to astonish everyone, Members of Parliament have revealed that government is really bad at managing big projects. The Public Accounts Committee today published a report into the Major Projects Authority (MPA), reports the BBC, in which Margaret Hodge, the chairman of the committee, commented on the findings. Show More Summary

UKIP politician apologises for using 'outrageous' term

last weekNews : The Newsroom

A UK Independence Party (UKIP) politician has apologised for calling a Thai woman "ting tong". Janice Atkinson, a Member of the European Parliament, was recorded on Monday by the BBC making the comments after meeting Fa Munday, a food seller in Kent and UKIP supporter. Show More Summary

Israel correctly fears its ‘delegitimizers,’ says leftwing member of Irish parliament

What Israel fears most are the "delegitimizers," says Richard Boyd Barrett, member of Irish parliament: people who say, No no no, this isn't just about this or that assault on Gaza, Israel is a dysfunctional racist apartheid state that needs to be internationally isolated and dismantled.

British MP: 'No Jews,' Only Hamas

George Galloway, U.K. Member of Parliament, declared a ban on Jews, Jewish goods, and Jewish tourists. Galloway was once banned from Canada and the United States for raising funds for Hamas calls for Hitler style cleansing methods and tactics in Bradford, England. Follow The United West on Twitter @TheUnitedWest

I Visited Pirate Bay’s Peter Sunde in Prison, Here’s What he Had to Say

This week Julia Reda, Member of the European Parliament for the Pirate Party, visited Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde in prison to show her support. Today she shares a detailed account of the visit on TorrentFreak, with Sunde sharing his thoughts on prison life, the commercialized Pirate Bay, and the future that lies ahead. Show More Summary

Vian Dakhil, Iraq's Only Yazidi MP, Took to Mount Sinjar to Save Her People

It is near impossible to imagine a Western representative collapsing on the legislature's floor in tears or publishing unflattering hospital photos in the aftermath of a crash. Vian Dakhil, Iraq's only Yazidi member of Parliament, has...Show More Summary

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