Masks to be mandatory again in parliament for staff but not MPs
It was humbling to pay tribute to my friend and colleague Sir David Amess in the Scottish Parliament today. My thoughts and prayers remain with David’s wife Julia and their five children. Rest in peace, Sir David.
By-elections require resignation. I'm not sure if any have yet resigned from Parliament.
The Turkish parliament ratified today a motion that extends the government’s mandate of carrying out cross-border military operations in Iraq and Syria for another two years. via @NazlanE1
The German parliament has convened for the first time since last month's elections. The occasion was used by outgoing president Wolfgang Schäuble to appeal for respect for core democratic principles.
Appeal to EP: You should be open to a long extension, if the UK wishes to rethink its strategy. 6 million people signed the petition, 1 million marched. They may not feel sufficiently represented by UK Parliament but they must feel represented by you. Because they are Europeans.
A Māori politician in New Zealand who was thrown out of Parliament for not wearing a Western tie was allowed back, after uproar. Ties are no longer mandatory. Rawiri Waititi called ties a "colonial noose" and a product of racist systems designed to subjugate Indigenous people.
I’m still trying to get action on PM’s systematic lying in parliament The BBC asks whether people care about it Please RT if you do
Singing of Auld Lang Syne starts in the European Parliament as the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement is approved by MEPs