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How do Americans elect their President?
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I wonder how Trump is going to persuade rich US companies to stay in the US and invest in its citizens ,,, equality how long will the Clintons and Democrats get away with alleged corruption , and even the recent news that the Democrats had Bernie Sanders beaten up at the Dem Conference , yip , this year's hopefuls come with that famous bible saying ,, Look for you're own Salvation , with fear and Trembling .
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Now that the UK has voted to leave the #EU what will happen next? When the UK government​ starts to negotiate the withdrawal process the current situation in a range of policy areas – from fisheries to human rights – is likely to change. On Thursday 10 November the UK Parliament​ is hosting a conference, aimed at academics, to discuss the impact of #Brexit. https://goo.gl/T3hCUU
This conference is an opportunity to hear from academics working in your policy areas and build relationships with specialists from other Libraries and institutions.
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It's really funny.
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In 1896 a women's #suffrage petition and Special Appeal to #Parliament was signed by over 257,000 people. In September's #Petitionofthemonth find out the story around this and how you can create your own petition to the Parliament​ https://goo.gl/FomlQs
The 1866 petition that called for women's suffrage
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The UK Parliament​ has teamed up with FutureLearn​, a social learning platform, to develop its first course “Introduction to the UK Parliament: people, processes and public participation”. The course, being launched as part of #UKParliamentWeek, will provide an open and accessible opportunity for members of the public to learn more about #Parliament and how it is essential to #democracy. This three week introductory course is free to join, and is designed to increase public engagement and understanding of the work and role of the Parliament. The course opens for registration on Thursday 15 September and will launch on Monday 14 November 2016. http://goo.gl/cBjmJ2 #UKPW16
Parliament has teamed up with FutureLearn for a course entitled 'Introduction to the UK Parliament'
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The UK government must move quickly to set out a realistic timetable for delivering #HS2 and clarify important details about its second phase and plans for the wider rail network reports the Public Accounts Committee. Meg Hillier MP, Chair of the Committee, said: "The Government has promised significant benefits to taxpayers in return for their investment in HS2, expected to run to more than £55 billion. Despite this, UK Parliament and the public are still in the dark about crucial details – not least when the railway will open, how much it is expected to cost and precisely where it will go.
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I have always had a bad feeling about this project. Is it that important to shave half an hour off journey times to the Midlands at such an immense cost?
Or is it just that without huge infrastructure projects funded by ourselves as taxpayers the capacity to undertake this type of activity is lost?
Another viewpoint is that it keeps a hell of a lot of people employed, but at what cost in terms of ripping up yet more of the countryside?
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The Transport Committee warned the UK government​ that they should not proceed with 'all lane running' schemes while major safety concerns exist. The Committee argued that the permanent conversion of the hard shoulder into a running lane is a radical change to the nature of #motorways and creates a real challenge for motorists. However, Ministers seem determined to press ahead with the latest design of all lane running schemes, ignoring the concerns expressed by MPs and other motoring organisations. Read the Government response https://goo.gl/zIyryO
Transport Committee concerned by Government response to report on 'all lane running' motorway scheme
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“Wisdom is at no times more conspicuous, nor more amiable, than in the acknowledgement of error.” Augustus Henry FitzRoy​, 3rd Duke of Grafton was born #OnThisDay in 1735. He was #PrimeMinister from 1768-1770. His short period of office was taken up with issues surrounding #America. https://goo.gl/WhquME
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We in Scotland do not want Westmonster nor Whitehall
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UK Parliament Week is a programme of events and activities that connects people with the UK Parliament​. There is something for everyone: whether you attend or organise an event or simply take part in the conversation online using the hashtag #UKPW16. Organisations across the UK run events and activities throughout UK Parliament Week which explore what the UK Parliament means to them and their community. http://www.ukparliamentweek.org
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Andrew #BonarLaw​ was born #OnThisDay in 1858. He was #PrimeMinister from 1922 to 1923 following the collapse of the coalition government under David Lloyd George​. Law’s 'Tranquillity Manifesto’ was an attempt to allow Britain to recover from war damage. Though elected, he lasted just 209 days in office. He resigned in May 1923 due to ill health, and died of throat cancer 6 months later. http://goo.gl/mQntWv
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Everyone involved in protecting children must be made aware of, and prevent, female genital mutilation (#FGM), a form of child abuse when practiced on girls reports the Home Affairs Select Committee. The duty on front line professionals to report incidences of FGM must be enforced with stronger sanctions. The Committee says it is "beyond belief" that 30 years after FGM was made illegal in the UK there has been not one successful prosecution: a "lamentable record" that will deter those brave enough to come forward to report and address this violent crime. The Committee says that the ongoing failure to bring a successful prosecution for FGM is a "national scandal that is continuing to result in the preventable mutilation of thousands of girls".
Read the report https://goo.gl/Ens2wZ
Home Affairs Committee report on female genital mutilation calls for mandatory reporting duty
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This is the official Google Plus account for the Parliament of the United Kingdom
 
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Parliament is made up of the House of Commons and House of Lords which discuss laws and scrutinise government policies. www.parliament.uk
 
The work of Parliament is carried out by the House of Commons, the House of Lords and Select Committees of both Houses. Find out more about how Parliament works: http://www.parliament.uk/about/how/
 
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