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Britain's Brexit Secretary David Davis speaks in the House of Commons, London, Monday, March 13, 2017. Britain’s top official for leaving the European Union says lawmakers should pass an EU exit bill “without further delay” so the government can start formal divorce talks with the bloc. Brexit Secretary David Davis …

UK Brexit Chief Faces Lawmakers After Summer Recess

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator will face questions from lawmakers returning from summer recess Tuesday as the government plans to “intensify” talks with the European Union.

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MPs Give Final Approval to Brexit Bill

The House of Commons has given its final approval to the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill granting the Prime Minister the ability to begin the formal Brexit process. MPs passed the bill by 494 to 122 after three days

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Britain’s Parliament Debates Brexit Bill Ahead of Vote

LONDON (AFP) – British MPs are expected Wednesday to approve the first stage of a bill empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to start pulling Britain out of the European Union. The House of Commons will hold its first vote on

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Arch-Europhile Ken Clarke Applauded by MPs After Saying UK Should Remain in EU

Ken Clarke, the arch-europhile Tory MP who once called for the British parliament to be reduced to the status of “a council chamber” in the European Union (EU), received rapturous applause from MPs after making the case for remaining in the bloc, despite the public voting to leave in June 2016.

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Tory MP On Saudi Payroll Accused of Being Shill for Regime

The Conservative Member of Parliament who last year convinced Prime Minister David Cameron to refer to Islamic State as “Daesh” has been revealed to be in the pay of the Saudi regime, allegedly taking a monthly sum in return for

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Trump: I’ll Pull £700m UK Investment If MPs Ban Me

U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw a £700 million investment due to be made in two golf courses he owns in Scotland if British Members of Parliament vote to ban him from the country. A spokesman for Mr

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British Parliament To Get Transgender Toilets

Britain’s House of Commons could have transgender toilets in the near future, despite the fact there isn’t a single transgendered Member of Parliament (MP) or staff. Conservative Speaker of the House John Bercow has hired a professor of gender and

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Half of Britons Agree: ‘The Government Interferes Too Much’

The alarming extent of government disconnect from the British people has been laid bare in a new poll, which reveals that more than three-quarters of Britons feel they have little or no influence over government decision making. In addition, a

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Canadian Election 101 for the Uninitiated

The Canadian federal election is today, and Breitbart News thought it newsworthy to provide an introduction to the essentials of Canada’s electoral system for the uninitiated.

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You Can Now Be A ‘Genderless’ Member of Parliament

Members of the British Parliament can now be ‘genderless’ after what the Metro newspaper has called a “huge step forward for transgender rights” — where MPs can opt to be sworn in without traditional gender titles. Previously, Members of Britain’s

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Order, Order! Rowdy MPs to be Thrown in ‘Sin Bin’

Labour Members of Parliament want to introduce a “sin bin” for rowdy colleagues. Under their proposed system, Parliamentarians would be treated much like sportsmen: those handed a yellow card for poor conduct would be barred from a debate for an

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Two Former Foreign Secretaries Accused In Cash For Access Sting

Two former British Foreign Secretaries have been accused of offering cash for access, in a sting by Channel4 and the Daily Telegraph. Labour’s Jack Straw and the Conservative Sir Malcolm Rifkind were secretly filmed by journalists pretending to represent a