MP’s ‘mock suicide’ in House of Commons sparks inevitable Twitter outrage

It all got a bit much for Labour MP Clive Lewis who decided to simulate shooting himself in the head during a House of Commons debate on the finance bill. The MP for Norwich South, and shadow treasury minister, was filmed shaking his head and laughing while his colleague Anneliese Dodds was interrupted by a […]

House of Commons will grill Pepper the Robot on the future of AI

The first non-human in history is set to testify before the House of Commons next week to discuss the fourth industrial revolution and what it means for the future of education in the UK. Pepper the robot, from Middlesex University, will appear before the Commons Education Select Committee on Tuesday, October 16. The committee is […]

Big Ben repairs & beefed up security to blame for £600mn House of Commons budget blowout

Published time: 3 Jan, 2018 17:34 The House of Commons budget is set to skyrocket this year, as MPs drain the coffers to pay for enhanced security measures and to fix crumbling buildings. Spending will jump 50 percent. Speaker of the House John Bercow signed off on the increase, which will cost the UK government […]

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Meet the witty Brexiteer who is the star of the commons

REX James Rees-Mogg is being tipped as the future prime minister He is known in Parliament as “The Honourable Member for the early 20th century”, has gained a reputation for his traditional dress sense, cut-glass accent and insistence on the importance of good breeding.  But this aloof image is delightfully subverted by genuine charm and […]

UK election sees record number of female MPs in House of Commons

REUTERS/Christopher Furlong/Pool (Mic) — Thursday’s U.K. election may have ended in a hung parliament, but there was at least one group that saw a decisive victory: women. According to the Guardian, a record number of women will take seats in Britain’s House of Commons this session, with at least 207 female MPs having been elected in […]