Recently, the Independent published a brief list of the words that the current speaker of the House of Commons has banned from the debate floor. These include the kind of direct insults one might expect—idiot, rat, swine—if …
Today marks Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday. The day lands just before Ash Wednesday, which kicks off Lent.
Amid pomp and ceremony, Queen Elizabeth traveled to Westminster on Wednesday to deliver her annual speech to Parliament outlining the government’s plans for the upcoming year.
It’s perhaps not a particularly surprising piece of news that the Queen, in a pageant-laden speech to both houses of Parliament, pledged to “rededicate” herself to serving her country and her people. After all, public service is …
With tonight’s final episode of State of Play (10p/9c), we also offer our final installment of Infamous British Political Scandals. For now, anyway.
The News International phone hacking scandal has offered a parade of villains: unscrupulous journalists, spineless editors, sleazy private eyes, and corrupt law enforcement officials.