Tag Archive: House of Commons

Feb 09

Article 50 Bill passes House of Commons

The 'Tellers' give the results of the final vote on the Article 50 Bill to the Speaker

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

Houthis rebels guard the west of 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

US tanks being offloaded at Bermerhaven

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

David Burrowes also opposed 'gay marriage'.

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

Andrew Parker, head of MI5, the UK Security Service.

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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Aug 05

Who’s best for Labour?

Christian Voice has put together a video considering the voting records of the contenders for the Labour Party leadership. We hope this will help Christians in the Labour Party as they pray for the outcome and vote for the candidates. Jeremy Corbyn has been in the House of Commons the longest, since 1983.  Yvette Cooper entered …

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