Runway Casualty: Greg Hands MP

Runway Casualty: Greg Hands MP

PARLIAMENT has a habit of drawing together unlikely bedfellows. On June 26th, an old-school Thatcherite and a socialist who lists one of his hobbies as “fermenting the overthrow of capitalism” were two of the 119 MPs opposed to the motion to build a third runway at Heathrow. Unfortunately for Greg...

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Churchill Season at Parliament starts this Saturday

Churchill Season at Parliament starts this Saturday

As the critically acclaimed release of ‘Darkest Hour’ hits UK cinema screens nationwide, the Houses of Parliament will be running ‘A Churchill Season’ every Saturday between 13th January and 17th February. Starring Gary Oldman as Sir Winston Churchill, ‘Darkest Hour’ is a British biographical film that casts light on the...

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Book now for ‘Unlock Parliament’ – a new and immersive experience

Book now for ‘Unlock Parliament’ – a new and immersive experience

Have you ever wanted to make your own laws? You can over the festive season on this unique and challenging experience inside the Houses of Parliament.  The mysterious ‘Agent N’ will set you a series of puzzles and other clues (including some via video link). Your objective is to move...

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Parliament Squared

Parliament Squared

We Brits gave the biggest sigh of relief when the Westminster Circus Act aka as the General Election ended at 10pm on 8th June 2017. Of the many mistakes the PM made during this May-hem was a) to call it and b) to call it late allowing eight weeks of...

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Parliament celebrates first London History Day on 31 May

Parliament celebrates first London History Day on 31 May

On Wednesday 31 May, the UK Parliament will take part in the first ever London History Day with a series of events on the theme 1,000 years of history…where history is still being written. Visitors will have the chance to attend a free talk about The Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) by...

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Prime Minister gives statement on Article 50

Prime Minister gives statement on Article 50

Prime Minister Theresa May gives her statement to the House of Commons following the triggering of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and officially beginning the two year Brexit process for the UK to leave the European Union: “Today, the Government act on the democratic will of the British people,...

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Mr Barry’s War

Mr Barry’s War

Caroline Shenton Oxford University Press 288 pps. £25 ISDBN 978-0-19-870719-6 The first thing to say about this book starts with the title, which is most misleading. Her previous volume was entitled The Day Parliament Burned Down, which, although has more than of a whiff of a disaster movie about it,...

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Temporary floating parliament proposed to cut refurbishment costs

Temporary floating parliament proposed to cut refurbishment costs

Worldwide architecture firm, Gensler, has proposed a temporary, floating parliament to accommodate the House of Commons and the House of Lords while an urgent six-year refurbishment takes place. Built between 1840 and 1870, the Palace of Westminster, also known as the Houses of Parliament, was designed by Charles Barry and...

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#OrderOrder campaign to mark Houses of Parliament summer opening

#OrderOrder campaign to mark Houses of Parliament summer opening

The Houses of Parliament have launched a major campaign highlighting that the Houses of Parliament are open to the public between 26 July and 3 September 2016. To promote the annual summer opening of Parliament, members of the public were given the unique opportunity to photograph and sit on a...

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Festive tours at the Houses of Parliament

The Houses of Parliament are opening their doors for tours this festive season with two options available: Festive family tours and activities on 29 and 30 December   These festive tours start at 11am and 2pm and take about an hour. Kids go free. Beginning in Prince’s Chamber, the tours...

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