State & Ceremonial

BREAKING: John Bercow to stand down after four terms as Speaker

John Bercow has announced he is to step down as Speaker of the House of Commons on October 31st. Mr Bercow made the announcement in the Commons chamber on Monday afternoon, with MPs paying tribute to the 56-year-old who has served for four consecutive terms as Speaker. Mr Bercow has held the position of Commons Speaker for over ten years, having been elected to the role in 2009. He has…
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State & Ceremonial

Bercow rules that Queen's consent is not required for bill blocking no-deal Brexit

The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, has ruled that The Queen’s consent is not required for the bill being debated in the House of Commons on Wednesday which seeks to block a no-deal Brexit. This partly scuppers the government’s hopes to block the bill from coming into law should it be passed. The Queen’s consent and Royal Assent are different things and…
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State & Ceremonial

The 22 MPs set to bring down the government tomorrow

The United Kingdom is edging closer and closer to a General Election as Boris Johnson’s government looks set to lose its majority in the House of Commons. The government, which currently has a Parliamentary majority of just one MP, will likely be forced into an early general election as Conservative MPs face expulsion from the party. This comes after the Prime Minister issued a threat…
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The Yorks

Prince Andrew returns to the UK for 'crisis talks' with his aides

The Duke of York has jetted back to the UK for ‘crisis talks’ with his aides as the Jeffrey Epstein story intensifies. Prince Andrew came back from Spain alongside his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, to try and manage the situation which threatens to engulf the 59-year-old royal. Speaking to The Sun, a royal source said: “Andrew and Fergieflew back together on Wednesday. He…
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