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Coronavirus: Discrimination row over MPs queuing up to vote

Image copyright UK Parliament/ Jessica Taylor Image caption The queue to vote in the House of Commons stretched into Westminster Hall MPs who cannot attend Parliament for age or medical reasons will be able to question the government remotely but not vote, says Jacob Rees-Mogg. It came as MPs trooped …

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UK seeks allies to help with potential Hong Kong ‘exodus’

Image copyright PA Media Image caption A pro-democracy demonstrator waves the British colonial Hong Kong flag during a protest The UK is in talks with allies about how to handle a potential “exodus” of people from Hong Kong, the foreign secretary has said. Dominic Raab told MPs “burden sharing” had …

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MPs to vote on future of virtual Commons

Image copyright JESSICA TAYLOR/UK PARLIAMENT Image caption MPs have been able to speak via video link during the coronavirus outbreak MPs will vote on the future of virtual proceedings later, amid a row over how Commons business can take place safely. The government says virtual tools allowing members to debate …

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MPs to vote on how to continue Commons proceedings

Image copyright JESSICA TAYLOR/UK PARLIAMENT Image caption MPs have been able to speak via video link during the coronavirus outbreak MPs will vote on how to continue Parliament proceedings later, amid a row over how Commons business can take place safely. The government says virtual tools allowing members to debate …

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Coronavirus: Primary schools back but mixed picture on turn-out

Image copyright Joe Giddens Image caption Parents bringing their children back to school on Monday in Norfolk Head teachers are reporting “highly variable” levels of attendance, ranging from 40% to 70%, as primary schools in England bring back more pupils. Geoff Barton, leader of the ASCL heads’ union, says the …

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Plan to scrap digital votes as Parliament returns

Image copyright JESSICA TAYLOR/UK PARLIAMENT Image caption MPs have been able to speak via video link during the coronavirus outbreak MPs will be required to vote in person after Parliament returns this week under a plan tabled by Jacob Rees-Mogg. The Commons leader wants to replace a temporary online voting …

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