Posts tagged ‘Parliament Square’

Jack Straw proposes the end of hereditary peers in Lords reform bill

The election of hereditary peers to the House of Lords will be ended by new legislation proposed by the government.


Continue Reading July 21, 2009 at 3:52 pm 1 comment

Parliament Square looks like ‘Steptoe and Son set’ after Tamil protests

A Conservative MP has said that demonstrations in Parliament Square should be “sorted out” after 73 days of Tamil protests came to an end.

Continue Reading June 18, 2009 at 2:41 pm Leave a comment

Minister rules out using water cannon against Parliament Square protest by Tamils

The government has “no plans” to introduce water cannons in the policing of demonstrations.

Continue Reading May 19, 2009 at 1:50 pm Leave a comment

Foreign Office: Sri Lankan civilians caught in conflict our first concern

The Sri Lankan government was condemned for causing a civilian “bloodbath” by MPs in the House of Commons yesterday.

Continue Reading May 15, 2009 at 12:48 pm Leave a comment

MPs unhappy with one day of debate on new policing bill

Same-sex wards in NHS hospitals, the protests in Parliament Square and the disappearance of Chinese children were among the issues raised at Business Questions today.

Continue Reading May 15, 2009 at 9:01 am Leave a comment

MPs should “camp on Parliament Square” to avoid second home issue

A Conservative MP has suggested a novel rent-free option for Members considering a second home in London.

Continue Reading May 15, 2009 at 6:11 am Leave a comment

Tory MP suggests deploying water cannons against Parliament Square Tamils

A veteran MP has suggested tougher tactics against the ongoing Tamil protests in Parliament Square.

Continue Reading May 13, 2009 at 4:35 pm Leave a comment

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