State & Ceremonial

Speaker of the House, John Bercow, to block President Trump from addressing UK Parliament

Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, has said that he strongly opposes the matter of Donald Trump addressing the UK Parliament during his State Visit to the country later this year. Because of the Speaker’s opposition, President Trump will not be able to address Parliament in Westminster Hall, and it is looking unlikely that he will be able to make an address at all. Speaking in the…
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British politicians call for Donald Trump's State Visit to be cancelled

A significant number of British MPs, including two party leaders, have called for Donald Trump’s State Visit to the United Kingdom to be cancelled following travel restrictions he has put in place to some immigrants. The Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, has said that he is not happy for President Trump’s State Visit to go ahead while the controversial bans preventing people…
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State & Ceremonial

Arise Sir Andy Murray, Sir Mo Farah & Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill! New Year Honours in full

Team GB Olympians Andy Murray, Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill are among those being honoured in the 2017 New Year Honours list, which also recognises the achievements of other well-known faces, including Ken Dodd and Patricia Routledge. Andy Murray and Mo Farah will each be knighted in the New Year, alongside Jessica Ennis-Hill and Katherine Grainger who will become dames. Others receiving awards…
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The Queen - Britain's most powerful weapon

The United Kingdom now finds itself in a period of great uncertainty. After the vote for Brexit, the change in government and Donald Trump’s victory in the United States presidential election, nobody quite knows where the ancient kingdom is headed. Only one figure has the experience and stature to sell the UK on the world stage. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was there when Britain stood…
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