Today in Parliament
TiP: A Zombie Parliament?12/19/14
Mark D'Arcy examines the state of the House of Commons now with Labour's Meg Hillier, the Liberal Democrat Julian Huppert, the Conservative Angie Bray and the Plaid Cymru leader in Westminster Elfyn Llwyd
Today in Parliament: 19/12/2014
Mark D'Arcy reports from Westminster.
TiP: 18 Dec 14 : Winter Blues
MP's clash on the NHS. There's new cuts for town halls. And what's it like to demonstrate for democracy in Hong Kong?
Today in Parliament: 18/12/2014
Peter Mulligan reports from Westminster.
TiP: Army Murder Claims "Lies"
MPs welcome a report that forund abuse claims against British troops in Iraq were "baseless"... and PMs Question Time sees fresh clashes over cuts
TiP: MPs argue over English votes for English laws
William Hague faces robust questions over plans to allow only English MPs to vote on English issues and David Cameron warns that a "lone-wolf" terrorist could strike in Britain at any time.
TiP: May denies influencing CIA torture report
The Home Secretary, Theresa May, says she did not ask for any details about the UK security services to be redacted from a report about alleged torture by the CIA. But Britain did make sure sensitive security information was blacked out.
TiP: A useful freedom or quack's charter?
Lords debate new medical procedures
TiP: Fears Over "Poisioned" Chicken
Ministers accused of being "Mouthpiece of the Poisoners" after a bug is found in supermarket chicken.
TiP: Deputies duel at PMQs
With David Cameron abroad, it was left to the deputies to slug it out a Prime Minister's Questions. Labour's deputy leader, Harriet Harman, accused the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, of being out of touch with women's lives.
TiP: Coalition splinters
The Lib Dem Danny Alexander criticises Conservative economic policy from the despatch box.
TiP: Hunger in the UK
MPs clash on why the poor go hungry, anger over corporate tax breaks, more fears about fracking, and driverless cars could be coming to a town near you.
TiP: MPs back International Aid Bill
MPs back Bill to commit UK to spend minimum 0.7% of GDP on International Aid. Also, Lords call for greater use of "Soft Power" to tackle modern day terrorism
TiP: Stamp duty reform
MPs give the thumbs up to George Osborne's housing changes. There's a debate on sport. And fears about cuts to legal aid
TiP: Osborne v Balls
The Autumn Statement. Questions over the deficit. Reform of stamp duty. And jibe and counter jibe.
TiP: The Trouble With China
MPs react angrily after China bans them from visiting Hong Kong. The Home Secretary argues her case for temporarily blocking suspected British fighters from returning to the UK. And why antifreeze is fatal for pets.
TiP: Health and Road budgets
Ahead of the autumn statement, Mps debate health service funding and planned road improvements.
TiP: Row as new bill evicted
Plans to deal with rogue landlords are evicted from the Commons. And a Home Office minister defends David Cameron's policy on EU migration.
TiP: Scotland's historic day?
As new powers are announced for Scotland, is it an historic day or just modest progress?
TiP: PM: NHS is "under pressure"
The Prime Minister has admitted the NHS is "under pressure" but claims Labour could not run it any better, as it could not provide a strong economy to fund it.
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