@ACooper1989 Of course it will work The Queen jumps in her Horse Drawn Carriage high tails it up to York makes a Queens speech in York for the state opening of the House of commons in London
A few hundred keep fit civil servents running back and forth
Black rod runs up and down
RT @IRR_News: Gypsy & Traveller organisations have written to the new House of Commons speaker pointing out that MPs are breaching parliame…Sue Conlan, PhD @sueconlan • 19 Jan 12:55 GMT
@DehennaDavison Goodman's grotesque exaggerated cackling during a Kate Hoey Brexit speech in the Commons chamber must have appalled any fair-minded person who witnessed it.Johnny Foxhole @JohnnyFoxhole • 19 Jan 12:50 GMT
RT @IRR_News: Gypsy & Traveller organisations have written to the new House of Commons speaker pointing out that MPs are breaching parliame…Rebecca Roberts @reberrama • 19 Jan 12:41 GMT
Can’t wait to see Black Rod and MPs travelling back and forth between the House of Lords in York and the House of Commons in London for the State Opening of Parliament. https://t.co/MVk9seUf0wJames Parker, Esq. @JamesSWParker • 19 Jan 12:36 GMT
RT @irinimalliaraki: Along with the Market and the State, Commons & Peer to Peer form a new system of production based on the practices and…Dagmar Steffens @dagmarsteffens • 19 Jan 12:23 GMT
@GrahamSmith_ @BorisJohnson @10DowningStreet And WHO is going to PAY for ALL the ADDITIONAL TRAVELLING between London (Commons) & York (Lords) on official business? BORIS (he suggested it)? NOT the UK tax payer!!! https://t.co/oURJzIzZsySMC @23mesutozil • 19 Jan 12:21 GMT
@DavidGauke Brexit supported mostly by Northern and rural blaming foreigners for lower standards of living yet taking no Personal Responsibility.
Conservative Party abandoning a core value (Personal Responsibility) for Majority in House of Commons.
@stevenmaxson @GMPM1972 @LeaveEUOfficial Bercow's terrific. He undertook quite a journey himself - from young, Thatcherite, reactionary right winger - to mature, reasonable, collegiate, reformist. The Legislature is the most important part of Parliament. Not the Executive. And Bercow stood up for the House of Commons.Spare Head 3 @hsmjohnston4000 • 19 Jan 12:11 GMT
Is he trying to get them as far away from the Commons as he can?
We need proper Lords reform. Making the Lords even more isolated from the Commons doesn’t help anything and just makes the situation even worse.
Sir @LindsayHoyle_MP is the new Speaker of the House of Commons.
We have coordinated a letter asking Sir Lindsay Hoyle to use his position to address the hostile language used in Parliament when talking about Gypsies and Travellers.
@AlanMembury Before recent election the House of Commons were trapped without a majority. Risk of that again with proportional representation. People locally need to choose their own mp by majority, to do things locally. It’s not just about who will be prime minister, or govern;local key alsoNewcastle Birder @PaulBuskin • 19 Jan 11:58 GMT
The Lords will NOT move up north. Legislation needs compromise, meetings, networking etc. That won’t happen with the Commons and Lords in separate places.Fony Blair @FonyBlair • 19 Jan 11:54 GMT
I’m not drastically opposed to this. While we’re a long way off having an elected and accountable upper house this is a positive step providing it is more than just symbolic! How about moving the Commons to a new city? Share the economic and political wealth! https://t.co/1TuQkDq2VtMatthew Lowe @Matt_BCCC • 19 Jan 11:50 GMT
Gypsy & Traveller organisations have written to the new House of Commons speaker pointing out that MPs are breaching parliamentary rules of behaviour by persistently dehumanising Gypsies & Travellers. Read more in our calendar of racism & resistance here: https://t.co/1zq5PKOkng https://t.co/875g7MNswxInstitute of Race Relations @IRR_News • 19 Jan 11:50 GMT
@woodstockjag Someone's going to clock up the mileage when the Lords and Commons get into "ping-pong" mode on a bill!Mike Peters @_mike_pete • 19 Jan 11:45 GMT
If by that they mean they want a greater mutual understanding between the people and the government, they'd be better off moving the Commons. That is, by making the dangerous assumption that this isn't a power grab. https://t.co/21vUPVlL75Only Mostly Had enough of Twitt£r @sephjnr • 19 Jan 11:45 GMT
They've moved this sign now. Today it points towards the House of Commons for some reason that I can't quite think of. https://t.co/Mv5Tdig09iDavid James @djphotocouk • 19 Jan 11:36 GMT
@LBC Moving Parliament around will only cost more money. Have it in one place. I would reduce the lords to around 150. One elected lord for each UK county and the rest installed as: Defence, business, medical, tech. Etc experts. I’d also reduce the commons to 500.Sleepy ️ Greenie @matelotjonah • 19 Jan 11:31 GMT
@Independent Couod we move the commons to. Brussels please ..oh sorry if course it is going to Washington!Giles simper @chesterpuss • 19 Jan 11:21 GMT
Assuming the House of Commons stays in London, how would the Queens Speech be managed?
Would all the MPs have to travel to the HoC in a fleet of coaches - at taxpayers expense? or would the Constitution allow it by Skype? https://t.co/ssewtYMkD1
@thesundaytimes That's going to be a long walk for Blackrod when summoning the Commons to see the Queen.George Boyle @fmcbadger • 19 Jan 11:14 GMT
So Johnson plans to move the House of Lords to York, when he should be moving the House of Commons to Bradford and the Duke of York to Pitcairn Island, meanwhile #ReleaseTheRussiaReport https://t.co/afyocVeSnYLibDemFightBack #StopBrexit #JailMoscowJohnson @libdemfightbac • 19 Jan 11:12 GMT
@LBC The state opening of parliament will have to change or be abolished it would be better if the House of commons sat in the North on certain occasions but then we're doing a similar thing to what we hate in the eu moving between two places Brussels and StrasbourgEverything Cool @Hi675445 • 19 Jan 11:08 GMT
Like so many of Boris’ ideas, moving the Lords to somewhere so far from the commons and the the government is completely daft. https://t.co/VyK3LDVcrGJames Grindrod @JamesGrindrod • 19 Jan 11:02 GMT
@LBC So, when a bill passes the commons, it has to be transported, I assume under guard, to York, and then back to London, or wherever the Queen is, for Royal Assent. Assuming, of course, there are no Lords' amendments, otherwise it'll have to go back to the commons, etc etc.TM @ThatGuyTreyM • 19 Jan 11:00 GMT
@Andrew_Adonis Surely if any of PMT is going to be moved, arguably it should be the commons to a more central location to get out of the London bubbleSami Garratt @SammGarratt • 19 Jan 10:49 GMT
@LeaveEUOfficial Boris can turn it around and reform the HOL thus stopping Bercow if he wants .
It needs reforming anyway its far too large and many there add nothing to its key role of scrutiny of the Commons bills etc
House of Lords to move to York & the House of Commons to go on tour. - https://t.co/TTldNSO1tvurban75 chat @urban75chat • 19 Jan 10:43 GMT
House of Lords to move to York & the House of Commons to go on tour.: And, no it's not the… https://t.co/GVbWSUqs7Turban75 chat @urban75chat • 19 Jan 10:43 GMT
RT @kiwiting: Breaking News: Black Rod stuck on the East Coast Main Line on her way to summon MPs in the House of Commons for the Queen's s…Gill James @GillJames54 • 19 Jan 10:42 GMT
As long as the Commons remain in London, I will be fine! https://t.co/iQcHc51w0qPenny Longstocking #StandUp4Brexit @pennylongstckng • 19 Jan 10:35 GMT
I mean, what's the end-goal of Labour's peerage nominations? To stack the House of Lords with antisemites like Ken Livingstone, after trying with the Commons?Frances Weetman @francesweetman • 19 Jan 10:27 GMT
Do it properly, move the House of Commons. https://t.co/dSb6zo0LeRAlison Torrens @AliTorrens • 19 Jan 10:27 GMT
RT @kiwiting: Breaking News: Black Rod stuck on the East Coast Main Line on her way to summon MPs in the House of Commons for the Queen's s…Simon Hix @simonjhix • 19 Jan 10:21 GMT
When the average MP in the House of Commons is tested they don't know what digital alchemy is, nor how money is even made? #SmartModelMarie Donelly @PleasureEthics • 19 Jan 10:03 GMT
PM wants to put 200 miles between the Tory-dominated Commons and Parliament's revising chamber. Why am I not surprised? https://t.co/yOpu5P2OzqTerry O'Connor @osteoconnor • 19 Jan 10:01 GMT
RT @nigelfletcher: Doing this now so I can just retweet it until the idea is inevitably dropped. The Lords, like the Commons, exists to hol…Nigel Fletcher @nigelfletcher • 19 Jan 09:27 GMT
@hannahrosewoods If only history could provide some sort of warning...Time for the Commons to move to Lancaster too? I can see the transpennine transport links undergoing big improvements as a resultEmma Dux @Duxie_Em • 19 Jan 09:24 GMT
RT @holland_tom: Also a fan of Parliament going peripatetic. “A migratory House of Commons would be one that had returned to its very begin…Phil Gabe @Gabe55Gabe • 19 Jan 08:50 GMT
@holland_tom Has anybody spared a thought for poor old Black Rod? It's quite a walk from York to the Commons chamber!Paul B @Sedona_Red • 19 Jan 08:35 GMT
@mrjstephenson1 The story also had the Commons moving to various locations, and the Lords and Commons are two parts of the same legislature. Take the blinkers off.David Henig @DavidHenigUK • 19 Jan 08:34 GMT
RT @holland_tom: Also a fan of Parliament going peripatetic. “A migratory House of Commons would be one that had returned to its very begin…john Hajdar @uk_haj • 19 Jan 08:26 GMT
🤣🤣 a ‘travelling commons.’ Does Boriz the Fat think he’s some medieval koenig? I give it 3.1 months before someone first tries to assassinate him! https://t.co/APzubf5OKcSandeep Jaitly @Bullionbasis • 19 Jan 08:22 GMT
Jeremy Corbyn has nominated John Bercow, the former Commons Speaker, for a peerage, The Sunday Times can reveal https://t.co/NzBZOjcKVrThe Sunday Times @thesundaytimes • 19 Jan 07:05 GMT
So, apparently COMMONs and BBCs are ONLY Koreans now lmao@kiarawho @Kiara_Kurt77 • 19 Jan 06:47 GMT
@gasw_ It’s moronic to have the second chamber 200+ miles away from the Commons. This isn’t going to please anybody up here and as you say, maybe invest in the North instead of silly proposals like this. Nobody is going to vote Tory because Johnson moved the Lords to York🙄[AJ]🇪🇺🏳️ @YorkshireLad_87 • 19 Jan 06:07 GMT
The plans do not include Big Ben chiming, after Commons authorities said the cost could not be justified
RT @LeaveEUOfficial: Boris tells the Commons that Soleimani supplied arms to terrorists who murdered British troops and Jez still condemns…Phillip @Phillip1899 • 19 Jan 04:14 GMT
RT @LeaveEUOfficial: Surprise, surprise! The same week that Brexit finally passes through the House of Commons, Airbus drops its pathetic t…Phillip @Phillip1899 • 19 Jan 04:10 GMT
Plans explicitly linked to the Restoration and Renewal project - but this would be very different to the devi made in principle by both Houses in Jan 2018, which committed to the Palace remaining the permanent home of both the Commons and the Lords #WestminsterRR https://t.co/5jW4ejj0EODr Alexandra Meakin @A_Meakin • 19 Jan 03:14 GMT
RT @strattontories: Well Done Alex Worsley 4136 pieces of Lego, a self made House of Commons Card game, and some well written very interest…Stratton Tories @strattontories • 19 Jan 03:01 GMT
Well Done Alex Worsley 4136 pieces of Lego, a self made House of Commons Card game, and some well written very interesting articles. #veryproudparentsStratton Tories @strattontories • 19 Jan 03:00 GMT
@andrewsibley15 Never seen any flags in the house of commons.
And delusional rubbish you actually are denying the EU made all MEP's remove their nations flags from their desks.
O dear you poor poor thing
@LeaveMnsLeave Commission has made a statement saying if the Commons votes for its ringing there’s not a thing they can do. It’s become more of a principle that people’s wishes are not being carried out. @BorisJohnsonJoe Public - @JOEPUBLIC20171 • 19 Jan 01:46 GMT
@LauraTorrancex He's the biggest badge kisser at Parkhead since Commons and his supporters bus missus. He got himself a lovely new contract by waving a tricolour then went on the sick. A waster that Celtic want to, but can't, get rid of. It's glorious.Daaviid Logan @David_Logan81 • 19 Jan 01:32 GMT
Can EVERYONE just chill! We would be all totes emosh if something bad happened to Haza and Megs! I would much rather keep our rebel prince safe than pay for the Motley crew in House of Commons! It also will mean @piersmorgan can’t access Megs! She will be safe #HarryandMeghanshay @shaymolloy • 19 Jan 01:25 GMT
@adamgarriereal I wonder if a simple compromise would work..say the Lords could suggest amendments once only, then if the Commons voted against their recommendations, the Lords were automatically overruled and that was the end of it ? No ‘ping-pong’ .David Wilson @davidwilson1517 • 19 Jan 01:20 GMT
@Brian_JTC @CroPage @Gabriel_Pogrund @UKChange No, it's a sign across the board how he lost the respect for the post due to abandoning the neutrality.
The government don't give outgoing Speakers peerages - the Commons traditionally passes a resolution petitioning the Monarch directly to maintain the neutrality. Nobody ...
Corbyn just cementing his position as the biggest knob ever to sit in the House of Commons. https://t.co/lk9LPaNglDRod Bishop @rodbishop15 • 19 Jan 00:34 GMT
RT @nigelfletcher: Doing this now so I can just retweet it until the idea is inevitably dropped. The Lords, like the Commons, exists to hol…(((Graham Pointer))) @grahampointer72 • 19 Jan 00:00 GMT
RT @HouseofCommons: The Commons have started debating the Queen's Speech. Today the debate will focus on health and social care.
Sending HM & parading the Commons up there for the Queen's speech would be entertaining. Would Zac and Co still be able to be ministers?
I don't think they've even started to think this through, though I guess it'd be like Strasbourg and Brussels -- it could be made to work. https://t.co/yMcdUKFj9j
Moving the house of lords half way across the country from the commons = funny because it's awkward & a way of making policymakers take regional issues more seriouslyJeevan Jones @jeevanjones • 18 Jan 23:31 GMT
Black rod summoning the Commons to York https://t.co/TCsOnqdBbeAndrej @AndrejNkv • 18 Jan 23:26 GMT
@Gabriel_Pogrund Speaker Whitley who stood down in 1928 declined a peerage, Knighthood and any other honour. He also continued public service after leaving the Commons.Peter Golds @going4golds • 18 Jan 23:14 GMT
@BrugesGroup At this point, the Liberals aren’t even in the Commons, they’re on the children’s table outside of the chamber playing with crayonsJames Fox @CleverFoxer • 18 Jan 22:55 GMT
@jamesrbuk The tradition used to be that every member of the House of Commons would sign a letter recommending the speaker to the House of Lords. It only skipped the chap that tried to cover up the MPs expenses scandal.Dr Andrew Garthwaite @AndGarth • 18 Jan 22:54 GMT
@LBC @toryboypierce @NSoames Nicholas Soames when an MP had to apologise to an SNP colleague Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikhfor making a "woof" noise at her in the House of Commons. Don't think his comments on opposition women MPs are worth much.susannah tarbush @starbie99 • 18 Jan 21:58 GMT
@NatashaJahnse It made me remember when parl was prorogued & Bercow sat shaking hands with or hugging all the Labour mps in the commons after the Tories had swanned out. I found it very moving.Clare Frances @missdaisyfdoo • 18 Jan 21:32 GMT
@BergdahlJB And she lost loads of vote share and doesn't have any power. The point is both main parties were absolute scum this election and didn't deserve any seats. It should have been a 2nd ref to sort out Brexit but nobody has any common sense in the commons so we had a worthlesselectionMichael Carthew @forgetstoeat • 18 Jan 19:18 GMT