House of Commons

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Chris Pincher seeking professional help after drunken groping claims
Tory party and PM face mounting pressure over scandal as former deputy chief whip says he respects decision to suspend him

Miranda Bryant and Jane Clinton

02, Jul, 2022 @4:01 PM

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Chris Pincher loses Tory whip over misconduct allegations
Move comes after Conservative MP stood down as deputy chief whip after incident at private club

Rowena Mason and Aubrey Allegretti

01, Jul, 2022 @6:01 PM

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UK trade deal with Australia amounts to ‘offshoring’ pesticide use, MPs say
Select committee says ministers want to rush through deal allowing food imports that fall below UK environmental standards

Helena Horton Environment reporter

30, Jun, 2022 @4:53 PM

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Boris Johnson says UK defence spending set to rise to 2.5% of GDP by end of decade – as it happened
Prime minister tells Nato conference UK will spend 2.5% of GDP on defence by 2030

Andrew Sparrow

30, Jun, 2022 @4:47 PM

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Allowing babies in the Commons would humanise it | Letters
Letters: Rachel Phipps says we need to create a society where mothers with babies are welcomed not excluded. Plus letters from Martin Cooper and Jack Winter


30, Jun, 2022 @4:46 PM

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Banning babies from parliament shows just how out of touch Westminster is | Stella Creasy
If we want more women with children to become MPs we need family-friendly policies for parents like me in the Commons, says Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy

Stella Creasy

30, Jun, 2022 @12:25 PM

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Minister complains to Speaker about Labour rape conviction remarks
Victoria Atkins says Ellie Reeves should retract statement that government had ‘let off rapists and let survivors down’

Jessica Elgot

30, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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MPs should not bring babies into Commons, says cross-party review
The review into the rules was ordered by Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle in November

Aubrey Allegretti

30, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Rayner outwits a condescending Raab in a bloodless PMQs pantomime
The Convict had escaped, so the Tory and Labour deputies ran through the motions in a knockabout that was pure ritual

John Crace

29, Jun, 2022 @4:58 PM

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No 10 staff will be able to give evidence confidentially to inquiry into whether PM lied over Partygate – as it happened
Commons privileges committee will start taking oral evidence in autumn into whether Boris Johnson misled MPs

Andrew Sparrow

29, Jun, 2022 @4:02 PM

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Dominic Raab says right to abortion does not need to be in bill of rights
Deputy PM says matter is ‘settled in UK law’ and he would not want Britain to be in same situation as US

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

29, Jun, 2022 @12:47 PM

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Tory rebel seeks ‘meaningful vote’ over Northern Ireland protocol bill powers
Tory rebel Sir Bob Neill launched bid to force Boris Johnson to require parliamentary approval before bringing provisions into force

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

28, Jun, 2022 @6:12 PM

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