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Dennis Skinner Told Other MPs To Get Their Skates On So The Queen Wouldn't Miss Ascot

Dennis Skinner has been heckling Black Rod during the opening of parliament since the 1980s.

Marie Le Conte • One year ago

Labour Has Demanded An Explanation For Why Ministers Apparently Ignored Fire Safety Warnings

Labour's shadow housing secretary has written to ask about allegations made by BBC Panorama that four ministers ignored warnings that fire safety regulations were inadequate for high-rise residential buildings.

Marie Le Conte • One year ago

Some Lords Could Be About To Cause A Major Headache For Theresa May

The House of Lords is normally expected to support the manifesto promises of a government, but without a Tory majority that may be off the table.

Marie Le Conte • One year ago

This Tory Minister Is Offering A Six-Month Unpaid Internship In Parliament

"I cannot see how anyone in all conscience can take someone on for so long without pay, least of all a member of parliament," Labour MP Justin Madders told BuzzFeed News.

Marie Le Conte • One year ago

MPs Are Paying Tribute To Jo Cox, One Year After Her Death

"We have far more in common with each other than things that divide us."

Marie Le Conte • One year ago

People Are Comparing Theresa May And Jeremy Corbyn After Their Grenfell Tower Visits

The prime minister was criticised for talking only to police officers and emergency services at the scene of the fire, while Jeremy Corbyn spoke to those who have been left homeless.

Marie Le Conte • One year ago

Here's What The Final 9 Opinion Polls Are Predicting For The General Election

While all the pollsters agree that a Tory majority is the likeliest outcome, ICM and BGM have Theresa May's party on 46%, while Survation has it on only 41% – but will they get it right this time?

Marie Le Conte • One year ago

At Least 7 Dead After Terrorist Attack In London

A van rammed into pedestrians on London Bridge late Saturday, and several people were stabbed nearby, in what police are describing as a terrorist incident. Updates on the attack here.

Jim Waterson • One year ago

Theresa May Met With A Pastor Who Campaigned Against LGBT Equality

The prime minister visited Agu Irukwu – who once signed a letter insisting that churches should not "promote the idea that homosexuality is equal to heterosexuality" – on Sunday.

Marie Le Conte • One year ago

The Evening Standard Published An Advert From A "Pray The Gay Away" Church

The newspaper printed an advert for an event organised by the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, whose founder has published prayers aiming to "free" people from "homosexuality, lesbianism, masturbation, [and] prostitution".

Marie Le Conte • One year ago

These Are The Touching Artworks People Are Sharing In Solidarity With Manchester

The moving images range from song lyrics from Manchester bands, to makeup inspired by Ariana Grande, to drawings of bees – the city's symbol.

Marie Le Conte • One year ago

Here's Why The Tory Manifesto Could Be Bad News For Universities

By trying to drastically reduce immigration, Theresa May risks putting the country's higher education in danger, senior figures in the sector told BuzzFeed News.

Marie Le Conte • One year ago

Jeremy Corbyn Just Had To Tell The Crowd To Stop Booing The Media At Labour's Manifesto Launch

The audience at the launch booed a question about immigration from Channel 5's political editor and cheered when the Morning Star asked Corbyn about the "shockingly biased media".

Marie Le Conte • One year ago

Jeremy Corbyn Says A Labour Government Wouldn't "Hold Hands" With Donald Trump

Speaking at Chatham House on Friday, the Labour leader also insisted that he's not a pacifist and would be prepared to carry out military action "under international law and as a genuine last resort".

Marie Le Conte • One year ago

A Candidate Who Was Banned By The Lib Dems For Anti-Semitism Is Now Standing Against Them

Former MP David Ward says he wants to make a point "about Israel and supporters of Israel deciding who should be candidates in British elections".

Marie Le Conte • One year ago

How TV Broadcasters Are Scrambling To Cover The Snap General Election

How do you plan for an election in weeks when it normally takes more than a year? Senior figures from Sky, ITV, and the BBC tell BuzzFeed News how they're making the best of a tricky situation.

Marie Le Conte • One year ago

Can You Say "Strong And Stable Leadership" As Much As Theresa May?

The Prime Minister managed to mention her "strong and stable leadership" 57 times in 10 days, but how many times can you type the phrase in one minute?

Marie Le Conte • One year ago

We Used That Viral Face App On 13 Politicians And It Will Make You Say "Nope"

Jeremy Corbyn with long blonde hair. Child Theresa May. Old Ed Miliband. So wrong. So, so wrong.

Marie Le Conte • One year ago

Here Are The MPs Who Are Standing Down Next Month

Since Theresa May announced there would be an early general election on 8 June, more than 25 MPs (so far) have said they are stepping aside.

Marie Le Conte • 2 years ago

The Government Is Issuing New Guidelines To Tackle "Damaging" Dress Codes

Following a petition signed by over 150,000 people to ban compulsory high heels at work, the government has announced that it is working on new guidelines on sexist dress codes.

Marie Le Conte • 2 years ago