State & Ceremonial

The Queen's Christmas holiday at Sandringham likely to be disrupted if Boris Johnson wins General Election

The Queen’s Christmas holiday may be interrupted if the Conservative Party is voted back to government in the upcoming General Election. If Boris Johnson is returned to Downing Street on December 12, he has promised to bring his EU withdrawal deal back to Parliament before Christmas. This means The Queen’s Speech and the State Opening of Parliament will take place on Thursday…
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State & Ceremonial

Sir Lindsay Hoyle physically dragged to the Speaker's Chair by MPs

Sir Lindsay Hoyle was dragged to the Speaker’s Chair on Monday evening following his election victory in a tradition which dates back many centuries. After being declared as the new House of Commons Speaker, Sir Lindsay was grabbed by the arms and was physically moved from the backbenches to the grand Speaker’s Chair. Speaker-Elect Sir Lindsay Hoyle is dragged to the Speaker’s…
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"I like Ike!" President Dwight D. Eisenhower and royal orders

One of, if not the, most decorated man to have served as President of the United States was Dwight D. Eisenhower or “Ike” as he was commonly known. The reason for his long list of US and foreign honours relates to his time serving in World War Two where he was General, the Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force, Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, and helped orchestrate the…
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State & Ceremonial

Supreme Court declares prorogation of Parliament is null and void

The Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that the prorogation of Parliament was illegal and have quashed the suspension with immediate effect. The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, will now be tasked with recalling Parliament. On Tuesday, the highest court in the land has unanimously ruled that Prime Minister Boris Johnson misled The Queen over the prorogation of…
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