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This September take a family guided tour of #Parliament and discover how it has been rocked by fires, explosions and protests and yet has come through these turbulent times to remain the home of British #democracy. With stories of #HenryVIII of England​, #GuyFawkes​, #SamuelPepys​ and The Great Fire Of London​, this exciting one hour tour includes both Commons and Lords Chambers and is not to be missed http://goo.gl/PTDg3M
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A great way for children to learn history
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#PrinceAlbert was born #OnThisDay in 1819. He was the husband and Prince Consort of #QueenVictoria​. Albert initially felt constrained by his position as consort but over time he lent his support to many public causes, such as educational reform and the worldwide abolition of slavery, and took on the responsibilities of running the Queen's household, estates and office. He was Chair of #Parliament's Fine Arts Commission that oversaw the creation of art for the new Palace of Westminster in 1847. He died in 1861 http://goo.gl/cmt689
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I especially like his achievements on the educational reform and the worldwide abolition of slavery.He was a visioner, a sophisticated man with humanitarian core values. 
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Cosmetic companies should be banned from using plastic #microbeads in bathroom products - like exfoliating scrubs, toothpaste and shaving gel - because of the marine #pollution they are causing, the cross-party Environmental Audit Committee has demanded. Committee Chair Mary Creagh MP said "Most people would be aghast to learn that their beauty products are causing this ugly pollution. Cosmetic companies need to come clean and label their products containing plastics clearly." Read the report http://goo.gl/CqkZjs
Environmental Audit Committee publishes report on the environmental impact of microplastics
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Save our planet!!
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August 22 marks the 373rd anniversary of King #CharlesI raising his standard at Nottingham effecting beginning the #EnglishCivilWar‬. Discover how over the space of 20 years #England experienced civil war, regicide, a republic and military rule. At the heart of all these events was #Parliament. http://goo.gl/cnxMbZ
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""Thank god for oliver Cromwell !", "were it not for this great man we in england would be under the papists!", "therefore everything that happened in our live would have to be sanctioned by the pope in Rome!!", "much as it is in the republic of Ireland today!", "no one in their right mind wants that corruption!!".
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Are you a scholar interested in #Parliament​? The Parliamentary Archives​ are seeking #historians, political scientists and scholars of #law, government and other areas of public policy to help shape the future of the Parliamentary Web Archive. Places are available on a short afternoon workshop at Parliament on Tuesday 20th September https://goo.gl/SC0u96
Are you a scholar interested in Parliament? The Parliamentary Archives are seeking historians, political scientists and scholars of law, government and other areas of public policy to help shape the future of the Parliamentary Web Archive. Places are available on a short afternoon workshop at Parliament in London on Tuesday 20th September. We'll be working together to understand the kinds of research that scholars currently do using Parliament's ...
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I Francis Allan as a Citizen of the United Kingdom , Scotland , Northern Ireland and Wales , ask of the Parliament , House of Lords to recognize the achievements of the United States Secretary of State , John Francis Kerry in his marathon of peacekeeping in the time of our Worlds Olympics , in respect of the challenging social , economical conflicts , of the World we all live in , this man has shown more endurance than any Olympic athlete , I therefore , as a Citizen of the United Kingdom refer this man's deeds to the Crown , hopefully with consideration that this , United States Citizen , John Francis Kerry be considered as a candidate for the Crowns New Year Honors List . May God Bless all. 
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“I have made mistakes, but in all I did my object was the public good.”
Lord John Russell was born #OnThisDay in 1792. He was #PrimeMinister from 1846 to 1852 and 1865 to 1866. Russell was the principal architect of the #GreatReformAct in 1832 and was one of the main promoters of parliamentary reform in the nineteenth century. As Home Secretary, he reduced the number of criminal offences punishable by death, so that only murder and high treason could be punished by execution. http://goo.gl/sXuOSd
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Sir #RobertWalpole was born #OnThisDay in 1676. He was ‪#PrimeMinister‬ from 1721 to 1742 and is often viewed as the first British Prime Minister. He was First Lord of the Treasury for over twenty years and played an important role in restoring government credit after the the South Sea bubble financial crisis. Walpole lived in 10 #DowningStreet from 1735 having insisted that it become the residence of the First Lord of the Treasury, rather than being given to him personally. http://goo.gl/DmAudb
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""He was a priminister for the rich and landed gentry!", "the ordinary man was not allowed to vote!!", "his employer considered him as part of his vote!", "Walpole was a bigoted fool who lived off the poor like fungus!!".
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Internet giants are "consciously failing" to tackle #extremism on the web says the Home Affairs Committee. The Committee says these networks like #Facebook, #Twitter and #YouTube have become "the vehicle of choice in spreading propaganda and the recruiting platforms for terrorism". Read the report http://goo.gl/p6GWCA
Home Affairs Committee report on radicalisation finds failures in combatting promotion of terrorism online
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That's it blame the messenger. Of course it is nothing to do with your foreign policy, bombing their countries or supplying arms. You are the extremists, stop trying to blame others for what you have created. I am not fooled for a second. 😠 😭 😤
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#OnThisDay in 1791 Santo Domingo saw the beginning of the uprising that would play a crucial role in the abolition of the transatlantic #slavetrade‬ . Today this is recognised as an international day of remembrance. Find out how ‪#Parliament‬ shaped the progress, development and abolition of the slave system. http://www.parliament.uk/slavetrade
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We as one of the oldest democratic nations of the world cannot stand by and allow our ally to be deliberately manipulated and overrun by Islamic Barbarity , at the same time Putin's allys , China , North Korea , Iran , Palestine causing economic , terrorist mayhem in our Countries , we should be expelling these Chinese , Iranians , Palestinians , Turks , and taking the Fight to Putin's front door , sooner rather than later , let's give them World War 3 , they've asked for it .
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King #WilliamIV was born #OnThisDay 1765. He reigned from 1830-1837 inheriting the throne after the death of his brother #GeorgeIV. It was during his reign in 1834 that the medieval Houses of #Parliament burnt down. He was succeeded to the throne by his neice, who became #QueenVictoria. http://goo.gl/a4juxq
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When architect #CharlesBarry​ won the competition to build a new Houses of #Parliament he thought it was the chance of a lifetime. It swiftly turned into the most nightmarish building programme of the 19th century. ‘Mr Barry's War’ by Historian Caroline Shenton​ tells the story of how the greatest building programme in Britain for centuries produced the world's most famous secular cathedral to democracy. http://goo.gl/lNinyl
Book tickets for ‘Mr Barry’s War’: An evening with Caroline Shenton on 22 September
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The #Parliament Act 1911 had a profound effect on Parliament and politics in the 20th century. It followed the constitutional crisis which had begun in November 1909 when the Conservative-dominated House of #Lords rejected the Liberal #Government's 'People's Budget’. In the two general elections that had followed in 1910 the issue of the House of Lords had dominated debate. The Parliament Bill sought to remove the power of the House of Lords to reject money bills, and to replace the Lords’ veto over other public bills with the power of delay. In addition, it was proposed to reduce the maximum duration of a Parliament from seven years to five. The Parliament Act was passed by the House of Lords by a 131-114 vote #OnThisDay in 1911. http://goo.gl/3X7KyX
The Parliament Act 1911 had a profound effect on Parliament and politics in the 20th century. It followed the constitutional crisis which had begun in...
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