Its name, which derives from the neighbouring Westminster Abbey, may refer to either of two structures: the Old Palace, a medieval building-complex destroyed by fire in 1834, or its replacement, the New Palace that stands today. The palace is owned by the monarch in right of the Crown and, for ceremonial purposes, retains its original status as a royal residence. Committees appointed by both houses manage the building and report to the Speaker of the House of Commons and to the Lord Speaker.

UK: BREXIT Delayed, ‘It wasn’t me’; British Prime Minister Theresa May protests

CRIMSON TAZVINZWA, AIWA! NO!|At a summit last week the EU agreed to delay Britain’s exit from the bloc from the previously scheduled date of March 29 until April 12 — or May 22, they assumed the UK prime minister would have finally won House of Commons vote for her Brexit deal – third time attempt; no ‘twice beaten twice shy’. Apparently, and unfortunately, there was no appetite for the third vote, this time May demurred because of short of numbers.