The House of Lords, the UK's Upper House of Parliament, has been rocked by scandals this year. Now Prime Minister David Cameron's creation of 45 new peerages is raising political hackles.
For many years, his claim to fame was keeping a pet tarantula under his desk. Gavin Williamson's rise to power has been rapid — but his latest promotion has enraged many of his Conservative colleagues.
The Conservative government has won a late night vote in Parliament on withdrawal from the European Union. A few opposition votes and abstentions prevented a government defeat, despite its lack of an overall majority.
The lower chamber of the UK parliament has rejected two amendments proposed by the House of Lords, the country's upper chamber, to launch Brexit. The Prime Minister can now trigger exit neogtiations from the EU any time.
Is Angela Merkel's Christian conservatism similar to Theresa May's? Why doesn't the SPD use the word "Labour"? Just how different can two "liberal" parties be? And has the AfD soaked up all the ugliest aspects of UKIP?
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