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In ‘quick fire’ Commons exchange, new terminology has usual meaning

File photo dated 07/08/13 of the Palace of Westminster, which contains the House of Commons and the House of Lords, in London, as support for House of Lords reform is predicted to increase if peers obstruct or delay Brexit, new research claims. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday February 20, 2017. An ICM survey for Change Britain, which campaigns on the terms of Brexit, found 43% of respondents are more likely to back abolition or reform compared to 12% who are less likely in such circumstances. See PA story POLITICS Brexit Poll. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

A senior Foreign Office minister answered a question on Gibraltar in the House of Commons this week and underlined the UK's commitment to uphold and defend “...the absolute rights of Gibraltar as a British sovereign Rock." In doing so, however, Sir Alan Duncan, the Minister for Europe and the Americas, raised eyebrows by using very...

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