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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Brexit: Former Prime Minister David Cameron defends decision to hold EU referendum

Brexit: David Cameron says he held referendum to drain poison from British politics

David Cameron defends decision to hold Brexit referendum

Cameron resigned as Prime Minister within hours of the referendum result

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Emmanuel Macron vows not to punish UK for Brexit if he wins the French election

Emmanuel Macron vows not to punish UK for Brexit if he wins the French election

Emmanuel Macron vows not to punish UK for Brexit if he wins the French election

The election candidate made it clear he wanted a good working relationship with the UK on the day Article 50 is triggered

#BrexitDay - Twitter reacts to the impending triggering of Article 50

'Here's to the impending collision with reality:' Twitter reacts to #BrexitDay

'Here's to the impending collision with reality:' Twitter reacts to #BrexitDay

The reaction is mixed, to say the least

MPs leave meeting in protest of 'gloomy' post-Brexit report

Article 50: MPs leave meeting in protest at 'gloomy' post-Brexit report

MPs leave meeting in protest at 'gloomy' post-Brexit report

The Tory MPs were said to have left a private meeting of the Exiting the EU Committee over a report prepared before Article 50 was triggered

Brexit: James Max argues with The New European Editor Matt Kelly over the EU before formal beginning of Article 50

Article 50: James Max clashes with Remainer who believes we can still stop Brexit

Article 50: James Max clashes with Remainer who believes we can still stop Brexi

Matt Kelly said there's still time for people to change their minds - prompting a frank and passionate exchange of views

Brexit: Sir Keir Starmer lays out what he wants to hear from Theresa May ahead of Article 50 triggering

Brexit: Sir Keir Starmer lays out what he wants to hear from Theresa May ahead of Article 50 triggering

Sir Keir Starmer says what he wants to hear from Theresa May

The shadow Brexit secretary spoke to Paul Ross ahead of the beginning of the formal negotiation period

Brexit decision 'the biggest mistake UK has made in peacetime', says Lord Heseltine ahead of formal Article 50 triggering

Brexit: Lord Heseltine calls Nigel Farage 'a replica' of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen as Article 50 triggered

Brexit would be Margaret Thatcher's worst nightmare, says Lord Heseltine

The Tory grandee also said Nigel Farage was 'a replica' of Marine Le Pen in withering attack on Leave campaign

Nick Clegg: 'People like Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, and Nigel Farage have to deliver campaign promises now' ahead of formal Article 50 triggering

Article 50 day: 'Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, and Nigel Farage have to deliver on their Brexit promises now' says Nick Clegg

'Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, Nigel Farage have to deliver now' says Nick Clegg

The former leader of the Liberal Democrats spoke to Paul Ross ahead of the formal triggering of exit negotiations from the European Union.

'UKIP will be the guard dogs of Brexit on campaign goals', says Suzanne Evans

'UKIP will be the guard dogs of Brexit on campaign goals', says Suzanne Evans

Theresa May is to formally trigger Article 50 on Wednesday afternoon, marking the start of the two-year negotiation period

Brexit: Article 50 to be triggered by Theresa May today

Brexit: Article 50 triggered by Theresa May

Brexit: Article 50 triggered by Theresa May

The Prime Minister has formally notified the European Union of the beginning of the negotiation period

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

David Davis firmly states UK won't pay £50 billion EU divorce bill

David Davis firmly states UK won't pay £50 billion EU 'divorce bill'

David Davis firmly states UK won't pay £50 billion EU 'divorce bill'

The Brexit Secretary made his stance clear in an appearance on BBC Question Time

Monday, March 27, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn's Brexit ultimatum to Theresa May leads to accusations of sabotaging the upcoming negotiations

Jeremy Corbyn accused of sabotaging Brexit with 'unrealistic' ultimatum

Jeremy Corbyn accused of sabotaging Brexit with 'unrealistic' ultimatum

Mr Corbyn said Labour MPs would only vote for a deal which grants unfettered access to the single market

Theresa May to halt Nicola Sturgeon's plans for Indyref 2 ahead of Article 50 triggering

Theresa May to tell Nicola Sturgeon once and for all: No new independence referendum before Brexit

May to tell Sturgeon once and for all: No new referendum before Brexit

The Prime Minister and Scottish First Minister are to meet two days ahead of the formal triggering of Article 50

Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

Brexit: 'The European Investment Bank could owe us money,' says MEP Syed Kamall in response to Jean-Claude Juncker's claims

London MEP hits back at Juncker on Brexit: 'EU could actually owe us money'

London MEP hits back at Juncker: 'EU could actually owe us money'

The MEP for London spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the European Commission President's claims of a fee owed to the EU

Anti-Brexit groups in turmoil over status of weekend March for Europe protest

Anti-Brexit groups in turmoil over status of weekend March for Europe protest

Anti-Brexit groups in turmoil over status of weekend protest

Pro-EU campaigners have received mixed messages as to whether the march has been cancelled or not in the wake of the Westminster terror attack

Brexit is 'a tragedy and failure', says European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker

Brexit is 'a tragedy and failure', says European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker

Brexit is 'a tragedy and failure', says president Jean-Claude Juncker

The European Commission President was speaking to the BBC ahead of the negotiations being triggered by Article 50

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Brexit: Early deals ready for after Article 50 triggering, says website report

Brexit: Early deals ready to go when Article 50 triggered - reports

Brexit: Early deals ready to go when Article 50 triggered - reports

'Informal talks' have reportedly been held with the German government, despite the EU line forbidding talks before negotiations begin

BBC Brexit coverage: 'Letter is not a bashing, I'm concerned they're not connecting, says Julian Knight MP

Brexit 'bias' claims: MP who wrote letter says 'BBC staff see themselves as citizens of the world... but most people don't'

MP who wrote BBC 'bias' letter: 'I simply want them to connect with public'

Julian Knight, the Tory MP for Solihull, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the letter he wrote to the BBC's director-general about the coverage of Brexit

BBC criticised by MPs over Brexit coverage

BBC criticised by MPs over Brexit coverage

BBC criticised by MPs over Brexit coverage

More than 70 MPs have written in a letter to the BBC director-general Lord Hall

Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

George Galloway opening monologue: 'If the Tories lose their majority, what happens to Brexit?'

George Galloway: 'If the Tories lose their majority over expenses scandal, what happens to Brexit?'

George Galloway: 'If the Tories lose their majority, what happens to Brexit?'

Our host delivered a powerful opening monologue about the state of the Conservative party in the wake of an incredibly difficult week

Jonny Gould has called for Tony Blair to "rethink his think tank".   Over the weekend, the former Prime Minister created the Institute for Global Change, a think tank which he is insisting will fill the gap in the "centrist middle ground" of British politics.   The think tank will fight the rise of "authoritarian populism", which Mr. Blair believes is currently undermining democracy.   Our presenter said the former Prime Minister was underestimating the resolve of Leave voters.  He said: "His [Blair's] new

Brexit: 'Tony Blair needs to rethink his thinktank thinking' says Jonny Gould

Brexit: 'Tony Blair needs to rethink his thinktank thinking' says Jonny Gould

The former PM started up a new thinktank to combat the rise of populism over the weekend

Kezia Dugdale: 'Nicola Sturgeon calls for Brexit clarity, but SNP have had four different stances on EU membership'

Kezia Dugdale: 'Nicola Sturgeon calls for Brexit clarity - but she can't make up her own mind on EU'

Kezia Dugdale: 'Sturgeon calls for Brexit clarity, then keeps changing her mind'

The leader of the Labour Party in Scotland popped by the studio for a discussion with Julia Hartley-Brewer

'Snap election suicide for the Labour Party, but some who see no option to remove Jeremy Corbyn', says Sun Columnist Trevor Kavanagh

Snap election: 'Some Labour MPs are willing to commit political suicide to remove Jeremy Corbyn'

'Some Labour MPs are willing to destroy their party to remove Corbyn'

Trevor Kavanagh spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the chances of Theresa May calling an early election

Friday, March 17, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

Theresa May to form more "united nation" as Brexit process is due to begin

Theresa May vows to form more 'united nation' as Brexit process begins

Theresa May vows to form more 'united nation' as Brexit process begins

The Prime Minister is to give a keynote speech at the Conservative Spring Forum in Cardiff

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

'EU leaders were worried a Geert Wilders win would have boosted Marine Le Pen', says Telegraph editor Peter Foster

EU leaders were worried Geert Wilders would fuel Marine Le Pen triumph, says Telegraph editor

'EU leaders were worried Geert Wilders would fuel Marine Le Pen triumph'

Peter Foster, the Telegraph's Europe Editor, spoke to Paul Ross about the recent elections in the Netherlands and the impact EU leaders worried it could have

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Pro-Erdogan hackers deface top accounts as crisis with Turkey escalates

Justin Bieber and Borussia Dortmund Twitter accounts defaced with Nazi slur by pro-Erdogan hackers

Justin Bieber Twitter account defaced with Nazi slur by pro-Erdogan hackers

There's been tension between Turkey and a number of EU member states after several rallies supporting him in the upcoming election

Nicola Sturgeon to abandon EU bid after poll showing record Scottish Euroscepticism emerges, say reports

Nicola Sturgeon 'to abandon EU bid after poll shows Scots more eurosceptic than ever'

Sturgeon 'to drop EU bid after poll shows Scots more eurosceptic than ever'

The Scottish First Minister is reportedly dropping her plan to try to keep Scotland in the European Union, one day after announcing plans for a new independence referendum

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Scottish independence: 'Nicola Sturgeon's announcement is only a diversion', says Ian Murray MP

Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon's announcement is an appalling diversion, says Ian Murray MP

Nicola Sturgeon announcement is an appalling diversion, says Scottish Labour MP

Ian Murray, Labour's only MP in Scotland for Edinburgh South, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the Scottish First Minister's referendum vote announcement

Scottish Independence: Theresa May to block Nicola Sturgeon's referendum until after Brexit, say reports

Scottish Independence: Theresa May to block Nicola Sturgeon's referendum until after Brexit, say reports

May 'to block Scottish referendum until after Brexit'

The Prime Minister, who has previously accused the SNP of 'tunnel vision', looks set to block the First Minister's independence referendum plans until after the UK leaves the EU

Nicola Sturgeon: 'Scots uninterested in her jack-a-byte, bonnie prince Charlie independence nonsense', says UKIP's David Coburn

Scots don't care about Nicola Sturgeon's 'Bonnie Prince Charlie independence nonsense' says UKIP's David Coburn

Nicola Sturgeon: UKIP's David Coburn blasts the Scottish First Minister

Coburn insisted 'Scots aren't interested in her jack-a-byte, bonnie Prince Charlie independence nonsense' in an interview with Paul Ross

Brexit: Theresa May authorised to trigger Article 50 as bill clears Parliament

Brexit: Theresa May gets green light to trigger Article 50 after Lords backs down

Governments gets green light to trigger Article 50

The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill worked its way through Parliament after the Lords backed down over the amendments they made to the bill

Monday, March 13, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

Brexit: "There's no clarity on whether meaningful vote applies in the event of no EU deal', says MP Alistair Burt

Article 50 vote: Tory MP Alistair Burt hints he'll rebel if David Davis doesn't guarantee 'no deal' vote

'There's no clarity if meaningful vote applies in the event of no EU deal'

Alistair Burt, MP for North East Bedfordshire, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the Brexit bill, which has returned to the House of Commons

Brexit: 'There are large numbers of Tory MPs concerned about Parliament's role' if no EU deal is obtained, says Dominic Grieve MP

'Tory Brexit Rebel' Dominic Grieve says he doesn't want to defy Theresa May on Article 50 vote

'Tory Brexit Rebel' Dominic Grieve says he doesn't want to defy Theresa May

Dominic Grieve, the MP for Beaconsfield, spoke to Paul Ross he simply wants 'reassurance' before supporting the Government

Friday, March 10, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017

Brexit: Theresa May urged to ignore EU divorce bill by Boris Johnson

Brexit: Theresa May urged to emulate Thatcher and ignore EU divorce bill by Boris Johnson

Brexit: Theresa May urged to ignore EU divorce bill by Boris Johnson

The Foreign Secretary has urged the Prime Minister to take a stance against the proposed fee of £50bn to leave the European Union, citing Margaret Thatcher as an example

Brexit: 'British citizens should be able to keep EU membership benefits', says Guy Verhofstadt

Brexit: 'British citizens should be able to keep EU membership benefits' says top Brussels negotiator

Brexit: 'British citizens should be able to keep EU membership benefits'

The European Parliament's chief negotiator, Guy Verhofstadt, spoke to BBC Radio 4 on Friday morning about citizens' rights after Brexit

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Mr Tusk's election could bring problems with Poland

Brexit hardliner Donald Tusk re-elected European Council president

Brexit hardliner Donald Tusk re-elected European Council president

Mr Tusk has previously said Britain's departure from the EU would bring 'chaos'

Dispute between UK and European leaders looms over potential fine by EU watchdog

Brexit: Dispute between UK and EU leaders looms over watchdog fine threat

Dispute between UK and EU leaders looms over watchdog fine threat

The Office Européen de Lutte Antifraude (OLAF) insisted Britain is liable for allowing illegal Chinese goods to flood European black markets

Phillip Hammond defends National Insurance increase after Budget is unveiled

Hammond blames Brexit for 'broken election promises' on national insurance

Hammond blames Brexit for 'broken election promises' on national insurance

The Chancellor is to raise the contributions towards National Insurance made by self-employed people by 2%

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Government 'always dismissed me a funny old fart,' Lord Heseltine tells Julia Hartley-Brewer

Lord Heseltine says 'Theresa May and the Daily Mail will dismiss me as a funny old fart' over Brexit

Lord Heseltine says 'Theresa May will dismiss me as a funny old fart'

The Tory peer, who has been sacked from his advisor position to the Government, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer in the wake of his rebellion over Brexit

Lord Heseltine removed from Government advisor position after Brexit House of Lords vote rebellion

Lord Heseltine sacked by Theresa May after House of Lords Brexit rebellion

Lord Heseltine sacked by Theresa May after House of Lords Brexit rebellion

The Tory peer backed an amendment to give Parliament a meaningful vote over the terms of the final deal

Chancellor Phillip Hammond to unveil "positive assessment" of UK economic prospects in the new Budget

Budget 2017: Phillip Hammond to unveil "positive assessment" of UK prospects after Brexit

Chancellor Phillip Hammond to unveil "positive" Budget

The Chancellor of the Exchequer's Budget is expected to come today

David Davis blasts House of Lords after Government loses Brexit bill vote

David Davis blasts House of Lords after Government loses Brexit bill vote

David Davis blasts House of Lords after Government loses Brexit bill vote

The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill was amended to ensure Parliament gets a meaningful vote on the terms of the final deal

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Theresa May won't call a general election despite William Hague's urging

Theresa May won't call a general election despite William Hague's urging

Theresa May won't call a general election despite William Hague's urging

Former Foreign Secretary William Hague urged Mrs May to call an election to win a majority in the House of Commons

'Final discussion in the House Lords a last-ditch attempt to stop Brexit by Remain enthusiasts', says Lord Andrew Green

Final Article 50 debate is the last-chance saloon for Remainers, says Lord Green

Final Article 50 debate is the last-chance saloon for Remainers, says Lord Green

Lord Green, chair of Migration Watch UK, spoke to Paul Ross about the Article 50 bill on the eve of its final debate in the upper chamber

Hungary is known for its uncompromising approach to migrants

Hungary approves detention of all asylum-seekers

Hungary approves detention of all asylum-seekers

Asylum-seekers to be locked in border camps made of shipping containers until their cases are decided

William Haque calls for Theresa May to hold early election, blasts Jeremy Corbyn

Theresa May urged to hold early election - before Labour replace Jeremy Corbyn with someone better

William Hague calls for Theresa May to hold early election, blasts Jeremy Corbyn

The former Foreign Secretary insisted the Prime Minister should hold the election as he argues she needs a bigger majority in the Commons to implement Brexit

Jonny Gould: 'Did the House of Lords consider a plan for integration after EU citizens amendment?'

Jonny Gould: 'Did the House of Lords consider a plan for integration after EU citizens amendment?'

'Did the Lords consider an integration plan after EU citizens amendment?'

Our host made a crucial observation in the wake of the House of Lords voting through an amendment for the Government to guarantee the rights of EU citizens in the UK

Monday, March 6, 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017

George Galloway: NI Assembly election result 'a major step towards Irish unity'

George Galloway: Sinn Fein needs to convince unionists they have nothing to fear

Galloway: Sinn Fein needs to convince unionists they have nothing to fear

Our presenter spoke in the wake of the election results in Northern Ireland

Phillip Hammond's 'sensible to have a contingency plan' in £60bn 'war chest' in budget , says think tank director Shanker Singham

Philip Hammond's £60bn Brexit warchest is sensible, says thinktank director

Philip Hammond's £60bn Brexit warchest is sensible, says think tank director

Shanker Singham, the director Of Economic Policy & Prosperity Studies at the Legatum Institute thinktank, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the Chancellor's reported plan to guard against negotiation failure

Brexit: UK must give up EU membership perks after leaving, says Francois Hollande

Think Trump will help you after Brexit? Bad choice, Hollande tells Britain

Think Trump will help you after Brexit? Bad choice, Hollande tells Britain

The French president has maintained his position the UK should not hold onto any of the bonuses of EU membership after its departure from the union

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Brexit: Britain needs to take 'moral high ground', says Baroness Altmann after House of Lords deal defeat to Government

Lords Brexit amendment: Tory peer says this doesn't have to delay Article 50

Lords Brexit amendment: Tory peer says this doesn't have to delay Article 50

Baroness Altman says the Government should 'unilaterally commit to doing the right thing' on EU migrants' rights

Government Ministers seek to overturn House of Lords demand after first bill defeat

Government ministers vow to overturn Brexit defeat in Lords

Government ministers vow to overturn Brexit defeat in Lords

The Lords defied Theresa May over an opposition amendment to guarantee the rights of EU nationals

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Theresa May set for defeat over EU national rights in House of Lords

Theresa May set for Brexit Lords defeat over EU national rights

Theresa May set for Brexit Lords defeat over EU national rights

The Lords want a clause put in the Article 50 bill that EU citizens already in the UK will have the same rights to live and work after Brexit

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

John Major's attack on Theresa May's vision Brexit "hypocritical", says Peter Bone MP

John Major's attack on Theresa May's vision Brexit "hypocritical", says Peter Bone MP

John Major's attack on Theresa May's Brexit vision "hypocritical", says MP

Peter Bone, MP for Wellingborough, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the former Prime Minister's attack on Theresa May's vision for post-Brexit Britain

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

George Galloway: 'Will the liberal classes fall for the toxicity of Tony Blair?'

George Galloway: 'Will the liberal classes fall for the toxicity of Tony Blair?'

George Galloway: 'Will the liberal classes fall for the toxicity of Tony Blair?'

Our host was responding to a listener's question on his show

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