iOS app Android app

House of Lords

It's Taken 1,000 Years, But The UK Will Finally Stop Printing Laws On Animal Skin

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics

British lawmakers are in a tizzy over a new law that would end a 1,000-year-old tradition of printing laws onto calfskin. From April, all legisla...

Being at One With Desmond Tutu

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

Support for Death With Dignity from across the ocean is encouraging. And when it comes from Desmond Tutu it carries a particularly gratifying weight.

Our 'Unbalanced' First Amendment Promotes Freedom

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 10.12.2013 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Those favoring freedom of speech and behavior should bristle in response to a recent "critique" of U.S. law by a British Lord.

Fixing 2 Government Toilets Costs $152,000

AP | Posted 06.30.2013 | World

LONDON -- They will be toilets fit for nobility. Officials at Britain's Parliament plan to spend about 100,000 pounds ($152,000) to refurbish two toi...

British Government Set To Battle Sharia Courts

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 01.09.2013 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

A bill that challenges illegal discriminatory practices in U.K. shariah forums is gathering support in Britain's parliament. Its passage will be followed with interest in Western countries under pressure to recognize aspects of Islamic law.

Will Britain Ditch The Dukes?

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

LONDON — Can Britain's government ditch the dukes, eject the earls and kick out the cronies? Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday set out ...

Legal Highs Demonstrate Antiquated Drug Policy Legislation

Amanda Feilding | Posted 07.19.2011 | World
Amanda Feilding

The 40-year regime introduced by the Misuse of Drugs Act has been characterized by a non-stop escalation in the misuse of drugs. Surely it is time re-examine it

U.K.'s 'Bloated And Dysfunctional' House Of Lords

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 06.20.2011 | World

LONDON — Squeeze in Sir, excuse me Earl. Lawmakers say the red leather benches of Britain's House of Lords are packed to bursting – with P...

Britannia Rules the Ripples?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

The heydays of Beatlemania when the rock scene helped British exports seem a distant memory as Britons suffer the indignities of tightening their belts across increasingly widening girths.

U.K. Lifts Ban On Gay Ceremonies In Churches

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The House of Lords has agreed to an amendment to the U.K. Equality Bill, which would lift the ban on same sex couples holding civil partnership ceremo...

Mice Infest UK Parliament: House Of Lords Considers Cats For Westminster Palace

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — The House of Lords has a momentous decision to make: Should it get cats to chase the mice that have infested one of Britain's most famo...

British Expense Scandal: Four Lawmakers Face Criminal Charges

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Britain's chief prosecutor says four lawmakers will face criminal charges in the country's expense claims scandal. Keir Starmer, the d...

British Supreme Court To Open First Ever Session October 1

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — They've already ditched the wigs and hung up their ermine-trimmed robes. Now Britain's most senior judges are preparing to leave the Ho...

Hijab and Civil War in the House of Lords

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christina Patterson

One of the more cheering sights of the past week has been young women in hijab getting excited about politics.

British House of Commons: Demanding Justice For Armenians, Not Just Genocide Recognition

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

This continuum of massacres, genocide and deportations highlights the existence of a long-term strategy implemented by successive Turkish regimes from the 1890's to more recent times.

India: Rude Cell Phone Users Should Go To Prison

Times Online | Rhys Blakely | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A staggering rise in mobile phone usage in India has stoked an unacceptable surge in public rudeness and the most annoying offenders should be sent to...