Tag Archive: House of Commons

Mar 10

Abortion Bill would apply up to birth

Diana Johnson's Abortion Bill ignores modern medicine and imaging. This baby at six weeks already has a beating heart.

A bill to decriminalise abortion is being brought before Parliament at 2.30pm on Monday 13th March 2017. Diana Johnson’s Reproductive Health (Access to Terminations): Ten Minute Rule Bill calls for abortion to be decriminalised.  It does this by repealing anti-abortion sections of the Offences against the Person Act 1861. Of course that will make the …

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Mar 03

Magistrate who convicted preachers is Freemason

Bristol Magistrate Robert Stacey in his Freemason regalia.

The chairman of the Bristol Magistrates who convicted two Christian preachers of a Public Order offence earlier this week is a leading Freemason, Christian Voice can disclose. Robert Stacey convicted Michael Overd and Michael Stockwell on Tuesday 28th February.  He handed down £2016 worth of fines and costs each.  He even refused a stay of execution …

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Mar 02

Anti-Transgender bus banned from Barcelona

The anti-transgender bus is currently impounded in Madrid

A bus with an anti-transgender message in Spanish has been banned from Barcelona and not allowed to move in Madrid. And now a judge has supported Madrid’s capture of the bus, reports the BBC.  Jose Juan Escalonilla said the bus could not move until the slogans, including “if you are born a man, you are …

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Feb 09

Article 50 Bill passes House of Commons

The Article 50 Bill, more properly the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, has passed all its stages in the House of Commons. The SNP tabled a whole raft of amendments at Committee Stage.  Labour tabled some others.  The House voted on some of them and defeated all it voted on. That meant there was no …

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Feb 02

Article 50 Bill – How your MP voted

Rt Hon David Davis arguing for Article 50 in the House of Commons

Members of Parliament have voted on principle to allow Theresa May to trigger Article 50 and begin the UK’s process of leaving the European Union. The House of Commons defeated a negating amendment, tabled by the Scottish Nationalist Party, by a majority of 236 votes.  MPs then carried the Second Reading of the Bill by …

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Jan 11

MPs debate Saudi violence in Yemen

MPs will debate the catastrophe of Yemen tomorrow (Thursday 12th January 2017). According to the Parliament website, a fairly innocuous motion has been put down by Stephen Twigg (Labour) and Chris White (Conservative). It says: “That this House notes the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen and the impact of the conflict on civilians; condemns any breach of International Humanitarian Law; and …

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Jan 10

NATO rattles its sabre in Europe

According to reports in the Daily Express, the Independent and RT among others, the US has just landed the biggest shipment of military equipment since the Cold War at Bremerhaven in Germany as part of a NATO build-up. The Express said hundreds of tanks had been off-loaded at the port and are now trundling across Europe …

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Mar 10

Sunday stays sort of special

The House of Commons has rejected Government plans to relax the law on Sunday trading. A motion to remove the measure was carried by 317 votes to 286.  Read the actual debate here and follow it through to see how your MP voted.  A vote for ‘Aye’ is for Sunday. A vote ‘No’ is for …

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Oct 06

Syria – Sense and Compassion

The Russian air strikes in Syria have set fur flying in Westminster.  But despite the strutting ministers, some people are speaking with sense and compassion, among them former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr George Carey and Crispin Blunt, a little-known MP who chairs one of the most influential select committees in the House of Commons. Firstly, …

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Sep 18

Assad essential to UK security

The head of Britain’s Security Service has said that the ‘situation in Syria’ affects the threat of terrorism in the UK. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on 17th September 2015, MI5 Director General Andrew Parker said terrorism is ‘a threat which is continuing to grow largely because of the situation in Syria and how that affects our …

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