Angela Rayner reveals contents of note passed in Commons on day of Queen Elizabeth II’s death

Describing the moment she first realised the monarch’s death was imminent, she said: “I read between the lines on that, because you don’t get a note saying the Queen is unwell if she’s got a bit of a cough or a cold.” Ms Rayner said “the gravity” of the situation was underlined by the fact … Read more

Sir Lindsay Hoyle ‘bans’ Chinese officials from late Queen’s lying in state

A delegation of Chinese government officials will not be allowed to attend Queen Elizabeth II’s lying in state in Parliament after Sir Lindsay Hoyle imposed a ban on Beijing representatives, it has been claimed. Sir Lindsay, the Commons Speaker, has reportedly refused a request for a Chinese delegation to enter Westminster Hall to pay their … Read more

Chinese delegation barred from viewing Queen Elizabeth’s coffin in parliament – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article LONDON — A Chinese government delegation has been refused permission by the House of Commons authorities to attend the queen’s lying-in-state, opening a fresh diplomatic rift with Beijing. House of Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle has told colleagues he declined a request for Chinese officials to be allowed to … Read more