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Health Secretary Matt Hancock: ’We need compromise in the House of Commons’
We speak to the Health Secretary Matt Hancock who was in Llangollen and I ask him – does he accept the government’s best chance now is to do a deal with Labour?
House of Commons pays its respects to Mandela
Departmental question time is suspended in the House of Commons to allow MPs, including the party leaders, to honour the memory of former South African president Nelson Mandela.
Syria: House of Commons defeats motion for action
The Government motion to support military intervention in Syria was defeated by 285 to 272 votes tonight.
NHS reform bill passed by House of Commons
Despite threats of a LibDem rebellion, the government’s controversial bill to reform the NHS has cleared the House of Commons by a majority of 65.
The House of Commons reacts to Libya assault
Peter McHugh writes for Channel 4 News on the debate on Libya in the House of Commons, where despite widespread support for action there is still a niggling doubt if, legally, Gaddafi is a target.
Javid blasts Johnson aide in post-resignation Commons statement
Boris Johnson faced a stinging rebuke from his former Chancellor Sajid Javid.
Bercow to stand down as Commons Speaker
Just when you thought there could be no more political surprises today, there was one unexpected announcement by John Bercow.
The House of Lords debates no-deal Brexit bill as Tory/Labour talks continue
A water leak brought the House of Commons to an early close this afternoon. But at the other end of Parliament, the House of Lords is set to sit far into the night as pro Brexit Lords attempt to hold up progress on a bill that would force the Government to delay Brexit. A cross party group of…
Brexit: May suffers fresh set back after another Commons defeat ahead of meaningful vote
If Brexit is all about taking back control, MPs appear to have finally taken it to heart. Tory rebels joined the opposition to defeat Theresa May for the second time in 24 hours after a key decision by the Speaker of the House.
John Bercow under pressure to stand down as Commons Speaker
In the face of a barrage of accusations that he wasn’t the right person to lead a House of Commons free of bullying and harassment, the Speaker John Bercow remains in place, at least for now.
Report says culture of ‘deference and silence’ in Commons has allowed bullying to thrive
An inquiry into workplace behaviour in the House of Commons has said a culture of “deference and silence” has enabled bullying and sexual harassment to take place.
Does Labour’s plan to give 8,000 houses to the homeless actually work?
Jeremy Corbyn said a Labour government would “immediately purchase 8,000 properties across the country” to house homeless people. The policy has been effective in other countries, but Labour’s numbers are less convincing.
Theresa May is wrong: the number of workless households did not double under Labour
The number of workless households rose by about 7 per cent under Labour, not 100 per cent as the Prime Minister said today. David Cameron was called out for making the same mistake three years ago.
Tories have twice blocked Labour legislation to make rented homes – including council houses – safer.
We’ve updated this article since it was originally published on 16 June 2017. We’re grateful for input from Giles Peaker, who is a solicitor specialising in housing law. Housing safety standards have come into sharp focus since last week’s devastating fire in west London that left at least 79 people dead or presumed dead, and…