House of Lords - updates

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Cayetano says Velasco is behind ouster plot

Feb 27, 2020 - 12:48 PM

(UPDATED) House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco has been doing the rounds offering funds and chairmanships

UNEASY RESTS. File photo of House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Brexit bill passes UK upper house in blow for Johnson

Sep 06, 2019 - 10:54 PM

The law, which would require Boris Johnson to seek a three-month delay to Brexit if he does not manage to strike a deal with the EU in October, will now go for formal approval by Queen Elizabeth II

APPROVED. Pedestrians walk past the Palace of Westminster, housing the Houses of Parliament, pictured from Westminster Bridge, in central London on August 28, 2019. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP)

UK Parliament backs Brexit bill

Mar 14, 2017 - 7:00 AM

The prime minister could then trigger Article 50 of the EU s Lisbon Treaty at any time starting two years of talks that will end with Britain becoming the first country to leave the bloc

BACKING EU. A protester draped in a European Union flag takes part in a protest in support of an amendment to guarantee legal status of EU citizens, outside the Houses of Parliament in London on March 13, 2017. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Lords defy May for a second time on Brexit

Mar 07, 2017 - 9:03 PM

UPDATED The House of Lords votes to give parliament the final say on how Britain leaves the European Union

THERESA MAY. British Prime Minister Theresa May, including most members of the parliament's lower House of Commons, voted to remain in the European Union. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Brexit bill delayed as Lords back EU nationals' rights

Mar 02, 2017 - 7:20 AM

In a major defeat for the government peers voted by 358 to 256 for an amendment requiring ministers to protect the rights of more than 3 million European citizens after Britain leaves the bloc

A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows a general view of the House of Lords Chamber at the start of the second day of The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Committee Stage, in London on March 1, 2017. PRU/AFP

British MPs approve bill to start Brexit

Feb 09, 2017 - 8:45 AM

The unamended two clause bill now moves to the House of Lords where there may be more opposition from unelected peers – and where May s Conservative party does not have a majority

START OF BREXIT. In a still image taken from footage broadcast by the UK Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) on February 8, 2017 Members of Parliament react as the deputy speaker Lindsay Hoyle announces the results of the main vote on the EU Notification of Withdrawal Bill to the members of parliament in the House of Commons in central London on February 8, 2017. Photo by PRU/AFP

'White powder' sparks security alert at UK parliament

Jul 07, 2016 - 9:45 PM

UPDATED The security alert reportedly sparked by a letter sent to a peer containing white powder lasts for an hour and a half before police declare the incident over

Rappler Talk: How can PH make the peace process work?

Oct 08, 2015 - 2:22 PM

The British government has been a key supporter of the peace process in the Philippines