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Monday, November 19, 2018

Monday, November 19, 2018

Labour’s Keir Starmer sets out plans to block no deal Brexit

Labour’s Keir Starmer sets out plans to block no deal Brexit

Labour’s Keir Starmer sets out plans to block no deal Brexit

Labour could try to bring down the Government in an effort to block a no-deal Brexit, Sir Keir Starmer has said.

Hackers jailed for stealing TalkTalk customers details in £77m attack

Hackers jailed for stealing TalkTalk customer details in £77m attack

Hackers jailed for stealing TalkTalk customer details in £77m attack

Two hackers have been jailed for their roles in a £77 million hack on the TalkTalk website.

Pupils from Northern Ireland schools walkout over in call for second EU vote

Pupils from Northern Ireland schools walkout calling for second EU vote

Pupils from Northern Ireland schools walkout calling for second EU vote

Hundreds of children from four schools in Northern Ireland have walked out of their classes to call for a referendum on the final Brexit deal.

NHS could ‘quite possibly’ face litigation over fake psychiatrist, says doctor

NHS could ‘quite possibly’ face litigation over fake psychiatrist, says doctor

NHS could ‘quite possibly’ face litigation over fake psychiatrist, says doctor

Dr Mike Smith has said that it was “quite possible” that the NHS could face litigation after a woman faked qualifications and was allowed to practice as a psychiatrist for 22 years.

Teenager looked up suicide methods before death

Teenager looked up suicide methods before death

Ben Walmsley made internet searches on ways to end his life while in lessons in the weeks before his death.

MPs react to water cannons sold at £300k loss

MPs react to water cannons sold at £300k loss

MPs react to water cannons sold at £300k loss

Members of Parliament have taken to social media over the news that Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has sold water cannons bought when Boris Johnson was in the position for a £300k loss.

Black cab rapist: John Worboys to remain in prison

Black cab rapist: John Worboys to remain in prison

Black cab serial rapist John Worboys will remain behind bars after the Parole Board reversed an earlier decision that he should be released.

Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan announces £13m funding to tackle serious youth violence

Sadiq Khan announces £13m funding to tackle serious youth violence

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced £13m of funding to tackle serious youth violence in the capital.

Ann Widdecombe

Ann Widdecombe: Women should not embrace the 'cult of victimhood'

Ann Widdecombe: Women should not embrace the 'cult of victimhood'

The former politician clashed with Badass Women's Hour host Harriet Minter over whether there should be a quota for the number of women in Parliament.

The feminist agenda is ‘toxic’, says writer Andy West

The feminist agenda is ‘toxic’, says writer Andy West

The feminist agenda is ‘toxic’, says writer

Writer Andy West has said that the feminist agenda is “toxic” and going to end up “holding men back”, which he thinks will not help women either.

Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP: Theresa May's Brexit deal is 'unacceptable'

Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP: Theresa May's Brexit deal is 'unacceptable'

The former Parliamentary private secretary has called Theresa May’s withdrawal bill “unacceptable", claiming it "won't pass through Parliament".

Theresa May

Theresa May: 'Let no one be in any doubt, I am determined to deliver Brexit'

Theresa May: 'Let no one be in any doubt, I am determined to deliver Brexit'

In a speech at the CBI conference in London the Prime Minister said she was "determined" to deliver Brexit, as speculation mounts over whether she will face a leadership challenge.

Teenage boy 'apologetic' after anti-gay attack on Gareth Thomas

Teenage boy 'apologetic' after anti-gay attack on Gareth Thomas

A teenage boy has apologised to former Wales rugby union captain Gareth Thomas after he attacked him over his sexuality.

Anti-Brexit campaigner

Brexit deal is the most 'expensive fudge in the history of the world', claims Stephen Kinnock MP

Stephen Kinnock MP: Brexit deal is the most 'expensive fudge' in world history

The Labour MP claimed Theresa May's draft Brexit deal is a "truck-load of fudge" during an appearance on the breakfast show.

Brexit transition period could be extended until 2022, says Michel Barnier

Michel Barnier: Brexit transition period could be extended until 2022

The Chief Brexit Negotiator is said to have proposed the extension in order to give more time for Britain to strike a full trade deal.

Grant Shapps mugs

Grant Shapps MP addresses his viral 'mug collection' tweet

Grant Shapps MP addresses his viral 'mug collection' tweet

Grant Shapps told Julia Hartley-Brewer his mug collection "brightened" his experience of reading the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement, after a posed photo of the MP surrounded by the colourful drinking vessels went viral.

Michael Gove

Michael Gove could lead Brexit if Theresa May 'went under a bus', says Lord Digby Jones

Gove could lead Brexit if Theresa May 'went under a bus', says Lord Digby Jones

If the Prime Minister "went under a bus", Michael Gove could be the leader the UK needs, Lord Digby Jones has claimed.

House of Lords

House of Lords must axe 200 peers, urge MPs

House of Lords must axe 200 peers, urge MPs

A group of MPs have called for the House of Lords to axe 200 peers, claiming it is no longer functioning effectively.

Dominic Raab

Dominic Grieve MP: It is 'impossible to believe' that Dominic Raab was surprised by draft Brexit deal

Dominic Grieve: It's 'impossible' that Dominic Raab was surprised by Brexit deal

Conservative MP Dominic Grieve has said he finds it "impossible" that the former Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab, did not know "the sort of direction" negotiations with the EU were travelling in.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Extinction Rebellion

Climate change activists block bridges across London

Climate change activists block bridges across London

Hundreds of activists have caused disruption in the capital by blocking five major bridges.

Crickets

Sainsbury's becomes first UK supermarket to sell edible insects

Sainsbury's becomes first UK supermarket to sell edible insects

Roasted crickets are now on the menu at Sainsbury's as it becomes the first UK supermarket to stock edible insects.

Theresa May

Cabinet Ministers in plan to change Theresa May's Brexit deal

Cabinet Ministers in plan to change Theresa May's Brexit deal

Five Cabinet Ministers are reportedly planning to try and persuade the Prime Minister to change her Brexit deal.

Crown Prince

Saudi Crown Prince ordered Khashoggi killing, officials say

Saudi Crown Prince ordered Khashoggi killing, officials say

US intelligence officials have concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a US official said.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018

 Gerard Batten: The EU ‘are laughing at us’ after seven resign over Theresa May's deal

Gerard Batten: The EU ‘are laughing at us’ after seven resign over Theresa May's deal

Gerard Batten: The EU ‘are laughing at us’

UKIP leader Gerard Batten has said that the European Union is “laughing at us” after Theresa May published her proposed EU Withdrawal Agreement.

Stephen Barclay promoted to Brexit Secretary after Dominic Raab resigns over May's EU agreement

Stephen Barclay promoted to Brexit Secretary after Dominic Raab resigns over May's EU agreement

Stephen Barclay promoted to Brexit Secretary

Leave-supporting Stephen Barclay has been promoted to Brexit Secretary from a ministerial role in the Department for Health.

Baroness Jenny Jones: Peers defending Lord Lester 'denigrated' the victim accusing the peer of sexual harassment

Baroness Jenny Jones: Peers defending Lord Lester 'denigrated' the victim accusing the peer of sexual harassment

Baroness Jenny Jones: Peers defending Lord Lester 'denigrated' the victim

Green Party peer Baroness Jenny Jones has said that Peers who voted against the immediate suspension of a Lord accused of sexual harassment "denigrated" the victim. 

Amber Rudd returns to Cabinet as Work and Pensions Secretary

Amber Rudd returns to Cabinet as Work and Pensions Secretary

Amber Rudd returns to Cabinet as Work and Pensions Secretary

Former Home Secretary Amber Rudd is set to return to the Cabinet as Work and Pensions Secretary, following the resignation of Esther McVey from the role.

Thirty people to go on trial over alleged child sex abuse in Huddersfield

Thirty people to go on trial over alleged child sex abuse in Huddersfield

Thirty people to go on trial over alleged child sex abuse in Huddersfield

Thirty people will go on trial charged with offences relating to the alleged sexual exploitation of vulnerable children in Huddersfield, a judge has ruled.

White House ordered to return CNN reporter’s pass

White House ordered to return CNN reporter’s pass

White House ordered to return CNN reporter’s pass

A federal judge in Washington has ordered the Trump administration to immediately return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta.

We are ‘the 99%’ not ‘middle-class lefties’, says environmental activist

We are ‘the 99%’ not ‘middle-class lefties’, says environmental activist

We are ‘the 99%’ not ‘middle-class lefties’, says environmental activist

Jamie Kelsey Fry from Extinction Rebellion, a climate change group, has said that his organisation is made up of “the 99%” not “middle-class lefties” and that they have people from “all backgrounds”.

Andrew Bridgen MP: Theresa May is 'hanging onto her deal like a political lifebelt'

Andrew Bridgen MP: Theresa May is hanging onto her deal like a 'political lifebelt'

Andrew Bridgen MP: May is hanging to her deal like a 'political lifebelt'

The Brexiteer MP Andrew Bridgen has said that the Prime Minister is clinging to her deal “like a political lifebelt” but that it will “drag her down”.

Andrea Jenkyns: 'I'll be surprised if May won vote of no confidence'

Andrea Jenkyns: 'I'll be surprised if May won vote of no confidence'

The MP has also claimed that a current government minister will be submitting a letter of no confidence.

Michael Gove: 'I absolutely do have confidence in the Prime Minister'

Michael Gove: 'I absolutely do have confidence in the Prime Minister'

He had been rumoured to be considering his resignation after fellow Cabinet members Dominic Raab and Esther McVey resigned on Thursday. 

Brexit withdrawal fallout: What could happen today?

Brexit withdrawal fallout: What could happen today?

Reports suggest we could see a vote of no confidence in Theresa May.

Nadine Dorries: Theresa May too 'incompetent' to negotiate a better Brexit deal

Nadine Dorries: Theresa May too 'incompetent' to negotiate a better Brexit deal

The MP for Mid Bedfordshire submitted a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister a few weeks ago.

EE and Virgin Media fined £13.3m for overcharging 500,000 customers

EE and Virgin Media fined £13.3m for overcharging 500,000 customers

Regulator Ofcom has fined the companies because they broke consumer protection rules.

Sarah Wollaston MP: Tory leadership challenge would be 'bonkers'

Sarah Wollaston MP: Tory leadership challenge would be 'bonkers'

The MP for Totnes has called for a People's Vote on the Brexit deal.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Nigel Farage’s comments branded as ‘pub chat’ by former SNP MP

Nigel Farage’s comments branded as ‘pub chat’ by former SNP MP

Nigel Farage’s comments branded as ‘pub chat’ by former SNP MP

Nigel Farage described the Prime Minister’s proposed EU Withdrawal Agreement as trying to “opt back into” the European Union, adding that it was a “betrayal” - but Mr Farage's comments where called "pub chat" by former SNP MP John Nicolson. 

Brexit mug with holes in brings witty fame to local Yorkshire village

Brexit mug with holes in brings witty fame to local Yorkshire village

Brexit mug with holes in brings witty fame to local Yorkshire village

A pottery firm from Yorkshire has gone viral after one of its potters made a Brexit-themed mug - complete with holes in its sides.

Katie Perrior: There was always going to be ‘bloodshed’ over the final Brexit deal

Katie Perrior: There was always going to be ‘bloodshed’ over the final Brexit deal

Katie Perrior: There was always going to be ‘bloodshed’ over the final EU deal

Former Communications Director for Downing Street, Katie Perrior has said that Parliament knew that when it came to the final deal “there would be some bloodshed”.

George Galloway: Jeremy Corbyn has played a 'blinder' during Brexit negotiations

George Galloway: Jeremy Corbyn has played a 'blinder' during Brexit negotiations

The talkRADIO host calls Theresa May's deal "the worst divorce deal in history."

Saud al-Mojeb

Death penalty sought for five suspects in Jamal Khashoggi murder

Death penalty sought for five suspects in Jamal Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor has recommended the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.

Pound Sterling falls after key Brexit ministerial resignations

Pound Sterling falls after key Brexit ministerial resignations

Pound Sterling falls after key Brexit ministerial resignations

The pound sterling has fallen after shock ministerial resignations from Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey over the Prime Minister’s Brexit agreement.

Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell: 'Theresa May is not the problem, Brexit is the problem'

Alastair Campbell: 'Theresa May is not the problem, Brexit is the problem'

Tony Blair's former director of communications has called for a People's Vote on Brexit, claiming there are "no winners" if the UK leaves the European Union.

Jacob Rees-Mogg threatens to put in a no confidence letter against Theresa May

Jacob Rees-Mogg hands in letter of no confidence against Theresa May

Jacob Rees-Mogg hands in letter of no confidence against Theresa May

The Brexiteer MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has handed in a letter of no confidence against Theresa May following the publication of her EU Withdrawal agreement on Wednesday night.

EU in 'no rush' to do trade deal with the UK, says Iain Duncan-Smith

EU in 'no rush' to do trade deal with the UK, says Iain Duncan-Smith

The former Conservative leader has said the UK will be trapped by May's withdrawal agreement.

Pro-Brexit supporters

Matt Hancock: Alternatives to Prime Minister's Brexit deal are 'ugly'

Matt Hancock: Alternatives to Prime Minister's Brexit deal are 'ugly'

The health secretary has defended Theresa May's Brexit deal, claiming that the alternatives of a second referendum or no-deal Brexit were "both ugly" options.

Andrew Bridgen: Theresa May should be 'removed' and replaced with a 'Brexiteer'

Andrew Bridgen: Theresa May should be 'removed' and replaced with a 'Brexiteer'

Andrew Bridgen expects there to be a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister.

Downing Street

Resignation watch: Who has resigned over the Brexit deal?

Resignation watch: Who has resigned over the Brexit deal?

Live updates on who has resigned over the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement.

Esther McVey becomes third minister to resign over May's Brexit deal

Esther McVey becomes third minister to resign over May's Brexit deal

Esther McVey has resigned from her role as work and pensions secretary, claiming she could not "look constituents in the eye" if she voted for it.

Leo Varadkar

Irish Prime Minister praises Theresa May for 'honouring promise' to avoid hard border with Brexit deal

Irish PM praises Theresa May for 'honouring promise' to avoid hard border

Leo Varadkar has praised the Prime Minister for "honouring" her promise to avoid a hard border in Ireland with the draft withdrawal agreement.

Dominic Raab

Brexit secretary Dominic Raab resigns over 'very real threat' to UK's integrity

Brexit secretary Dominic Raab resigns over 'very real threat' to UK's integrity

Dominic Raab has resigned as Brexit secretary, claiming the withdrawal agreement posed a "very real threat" to the integrity of the UK.

Theresa May

Theresa May's Brexit deal 'will result in a Corbyn government', says Peter Bone MP

Theresa May's Brexit deal 'will result in a Corbyn government', says Peter Bone

Conservative MP Peter Bone has slated Theresa May's Brexit deal, claiming it is "Brexit in name only", and claimed it could result in a "Corbyn government".

Shailesh Vara

Northern Ireland Minister resigns over 'halfway house' Brexit deal

Northern Ireland Minister resigns over 'halfway house' Brexit deal

Shailesh Vara has quit as Northern Ireland Minister, saying he cannot support Theresa May's Brexit agreement.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Cabinet backs Theresa May's Brexit agreement

Cabinet backs Theresa May's Brexit agreement

Cabinet backs Theresa May's Brexit agreement

In a statement outside 10 Downing Street after a five-hour Cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Theresa May said that Cabinet has agreed the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement.

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