Politics

Monday, September 24, 2018

Monday, September 24, 2018

Labour announces plans to nationalise water industry and oust high-salaried bosses

Labour announces plans to nationalise water industry and oust high-salaried bosses

Labour plans to nationalise water industry and oust high-salaried bosses

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell revealed plans to return the water industry to public ownership and re-advertise executive roles on reduced salaries

Shadow cabinet ministers blame New Labour for fuelling Islamophobia

Shadow cabinet ministers blame New Labour for fuelling Islamophobia

Shadow cabinet ministers blame New Labour for fuelling Islamophobia

Two members of Jeremy Corbyn’s Shadow Cabinet have blamed the previous Labour government for fuelling Islamophobia and helping to create the anti-immigrant “hostile environment”.

Former Home Secretary Alan Johnson reveals ‘glaring’ inaccuracy in BBC’s Bodyguard

Former Home Secretary Alan Johnson reveals ‘glaring’ inaccuracy in BBC’s Bodyguard

Former Home Secretary Alan Johnson reveals inaccuracy in BBC’s Bodyguard

Former Home Secretary Alan Johnson has said there was a “glaring” mistake in the BBC hit series Bodyguard.

Labour Conference: What's Labour's position on Brexit and what new taxes are planned for homeowners?

Labour Conference: What's Labour's position on Brexit and what new taxes are planned for homeowners?

Labour Conference: What are the policies announced so far?

Some of the key policies Labour has covered at its annual conference so far include a second home tax, alcohol care, and a preference for a general election over a second Brexit referendum

John McDonnell: ‘I think the next Labour leader should be a woman’

John McDonnell: ‘I think the next Labour leader should be a woman’

John McDonnell: ‘I think the next Labour leader should be a woman’

John McDonnell has said that he thinks the next Labour leader should be a woman but that Jeremy Corbyn “will be the leader” as they go into the next election.

Workers could be £500 a year better off under Labour, says John McDonnell

Workers could be £500 a year better off under Labour, says John McDonnell

Workers could be £500 a year better off under Labour, says John McDonnell

John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer has said that workers could be £500 a year better off under Labour’s new plans to expand employee ownership of large companies.

John McDonnell: ‘We’ll have a People’s Vote only if we can’t get a General Election’

John McDonnell: ‘We’ll push for a People’s Vote only if we can’t get a General Election’

John McDonnell: ‘We’ll push for People’s Vote only if we can’t get an Election'

John McDonnell has said that the Labour party is pressing “for a General Election” but would “push for a People’s Vote” if they don’t get an election.

Dominic Raab

Dominic Raab brands calls for a second referendum as "nonsense" and "undemocratic"

Dominic Raab brands calls for a second referendum as "nonsense"

Brexit secretary Dominic Raab has told Julia Hartley-Brewer he thinks Labour's calls for a second referendum are "nonsense" and "undemocratic".

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Hounslow Council's ruling Labour group pledges support for a second referendum

Hounslow Council's ruling Labour group pledges support for a second referendum

Hounslow Council's ruling Labour group pledges support for a second referendum

Hounslow Council will pass a motion set by the Chair of its ruling Labour group to formally support the People's Vote campaign for a second Brexit referendum

Friday, September 21, 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018

The UK has grown in strength as part of the EU, says People’s Vote campaigner

The UK has grown in strength as part of the EU, says People’s Vote campaigner

The UK has grown in strength as part of the EU, says People’s Vote campaigner

Femi Oluwole, the co-founder of Our Future, Our Choice has said that the UK has grown “in strength as a member of the EU”.

Kate Hoey MP: ‘Everyone in Labour would support having a General Election’

Kate Hoey MP: ‘Everyone in Labour would support having a General Election’

Kate Hoey MP: ‘Everyone in Labour would support having a General Election’

Kate Hoey has said that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn are likely to want a General Election and “everyone in Labour would support” it.

Theresa May ‘is not going to be bullied’, says DUP Deputy leader

Theresa May ‘is not going to be bullied’, says DUP Deputy leader

Theresa May ‘is not going to be bullied’, says DUP Deputy leader

Prime Minister Theresa May’s stern statement to the European Union has been praised by DUP Deputy Leader Nigel Dodds.

Theresa May: ‘I have always said that no deal is better than a bad deal’

Theresa May: ‘I have always said that no deal is better than a bad deal’

Theresa May: ‘I have always said that no deal is better than a bad deal’

Prime Minister Theresa May has said that “no deal is better than a bad deal” but that the “best outcome” was to leave with a deal.

Gerard Batten UKIP

'I've never criticised Muslims' UKIP leader says

'I've never criticised Muslims' UKIP leader says

After being accused of endorsing an anti-Muslim rally, Gerard Batten sets the record straight with Julia Hartley-Brewer.

Theresa May

Lord Adonis: A people's vote on Brexit is needed at this 'moment of 'crisis'

Lord Adonis: A people's vote on Brexit is needed at this 'moment of 'crisis'

Labour peer, Lord Adonis, has called for a people's vote on Brexit, claiming the public are becoming "increasingly alarmed".

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Priti Patel MP to Eamonn Holmes: The EU ‘has humiliated our Prime Minister’

Priti Patel MP to Eamonn Holmes: The EU ‘has humiliated our Prime Minister’

Priti Patel MP to Eamonn Holmes: The EU ‘has humiliated our Prime Minister’

Priti Patel has said that the way the EU has treated Theresa May is “shameful” and that they had “humiliated our Prime Minister”.

'Chequers goes pop': Remain and Leave-aligned MPs urge Theresa May to come up with a new proposal

'Chequers goes pop': Remain and Leave-aligned MPs urge Theresa May to come up with a new proposal

Remain and Leave-aligned MPs urge Theresa May to come up with a new proposal

As Donald Tusk says Chequers 'will not work', MPs on both sides of the Brexit divide urge Theresa May to come up with another solution

Head of Prison Services asked to step down amid concerns of drugs and violence

Head of Prison Services asked to step down amid concerns of drugs and violence

Head of Prison Services asked to step down amid concerns of drugs and violence

The head of the prison and probation system in England and Wales has been asked to stand down, amid an ongoing crisis in the prison service.

Rail industry is ‘crying out’ for nationalisation, says Labour

Rail industry is ‘crying out’ for nationalisation, says Labour

Rail industry is ‘crying out’ for nationalisation, says Labour

The rail industry is “crying out” for nationalisation after a summer of travel chaos, Labour’s Shadow Rail Minister has said.

No ‘self-respecting democracy’ would accept Chequers deal, says former Brexit Secretary David Davis

No ‘self-respecting democracy’ would accept Chequers deal, says former Brexit Secretary David Davis

No ‘self-respecting democracy’ would accept Chequers deal, says David Davis

No “self-respecting democracy” would accept the terms for Britain’s future relationship with the EU set out in Theresa May’s Chequers plan, the former Brexit Secretary David Davis has said.

Sex expert to Eamonn Holmes: ‘I have never heard of a toadstool-shaped penis’

Sex expert to Eamonn Holmes: ‘I have never heard of a toadstool-shaped penis’

Sex expert to Eamonn Holmes: ‘I have never heard of a toadstool-shaped penis’

Tracey Cox has said that “there isn’t a standard model” for male genitalia but that she has “never heard of a toadstool-shaped penis”.

Former Northern Ireland Secretary Shaun Woodward: Jeremy Corbyn would make a 'better leader' than Theresa May

Former Northern Ireland Secretary Shaun Woodward: Jeremy Corbyn would make a 'better leader' than Theresa May

Shaun Woodward: Jeremy Corbyn would make a 'better leader' than Theresa May

Former Northern Ireland secretary Shaun Woodward told James Whale he supports Jeremy Corbyn and plans to vote Labour in the next election

Welsh UKIP leader to James Whale: ‘Nigel Farage wants a cult, not a political party’

Welsh UKIP leader to James Whale: ‘Nigel Farage wants a cult, not a political party’

Welsh UKIP leader to James Whale: ‘Farage wants a cult, not a political party'

Neil Hamilton has said that Nigel Farage was “probably the most significant politician” outside of Parliament but that he “doesn’t want a political party, he wants a cult behind him”.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Momentum bans The Sun from attending its The World Transformed event

Momentum bans The Sun from attending its The World Transformed event

The event, taking place in Liverpool, is set to run alongside the Labour Party conference.

Theresa May pledges £2bn to housing associations over next 10 years

Theresa May pledges £2bn to housing associations over next 10 years

Theresa May pledges £2bn to housing associations over next 10 years

Prime Minister Theresa May has told housing associations they will be given £2bn worth of investment over the next 10 years, in a bid to ease the house-building crisis.

Nicky Morgan tells James Whale: 'Trolling is the worst thing about Brexit'

Nicky Morgan tells James Whale: 'Trolling is the worst thing about Brexit'

Nicky Morgan tells James Whale: 'Trolling is the worst thing about Brexit'

Remainer Nicky Morgan told James Whale that the abuse received online is the worst part of Brexit discourse

Michel Barnier says EU wants to 'de-dramatise' Irish border issue

Michel Barnier says EU wants to 'de-dramatise' Irish border issue

Michel Barnier says EU wants to 'de-dramatise' Irish border issue

Chief negotiator Michel Barnier said the EU was working on 'improved' proposals around the Irish border issue

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

EU migrants should not receive preferential treatment, says migration report

EU migrants should not receive preferential treatment, says migration report

The report suggests migration is not a "major determinate" of the wages of UK-born workers.

Honda boss says no-deal Brexit will cost the car company 'tens of millions'

Honda boss says no-deal Brexit will cost the car company 'tens of millions'

Honda boss says no-deal Brexit will cost the car company 'tens of millions'

A no-deal Brexit would cost car manufacturer Honda tens of millions of pounds, the company’s European boss has warned.

Willie Rennie: The SNP need to 'get off the fence' and back a second Brexit referendum or 'just shut up'

Willie Rennie: The SNP need to 'get off the fence' over second Brexit referendum

The Scottish Lib Dem leader has said the SNP need to "put their money where their mouth" is and join the campaign for a second Brexit referendum.

Vince Cable 2018 Lib Dem Conference

Sir Vince Cable: Brexiteers get 'erotic spasm' from thinking about leaving the EU

Vince Cable: Brexiteers get 'erotic spasm' from thinking about leaving the EU

The insult is "a colourful metaphor", Sir Vince said, intended to highlight the economic damage he says hard Brexiteers are intent on wreaking on the UK.

Damian Hinds

Damian Hinds MP: 'I see no reason why Britain should be second to anybody'

Damian Hinds MP: 'I see no reason why Britain should be second to anybody'

Education secretary Damian Hinds tells Julia Hartley-Brewer his hopes for Britain's education system after touring schools in Germany and Holland.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018

News round-up: The week's top stories

News round-up: The week's top stories

News round-up: The week's top stories

In case you missed it, here's our guide to the top news stories over the last week.

Labour calls for ban on early baby gender tests

Labour calls for ban on early baby gender tests

The call comes amid concerns that some could choose to terminate the pregnancy because of a fetus's sex.

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British soldier calls for help from Jeremy Hunt after being sentenced to jail for fighting ISIS

Former soldier sentenced to jail for fighting ISIS

A former soldier sentenced to jail in Turkey after fighting the Islamic State terror group is "begging" for a firm intervention from the UK Government.

Sir Vince Cable

Sir Vince Cable on Brexit: 'Remain is almost certain to be a good deal better'

Sir Vince Cable on Brexit: 'Remain is almost certain to be a good deal better'

Lib Dem leader, Vince Cable, has clashed with Julia Hartley-Brewer after claiming a second Brexit referendum is needed as the "world has moved on enormously" since the original vote.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Friday, September 14, 2018

Labour unlikely to back government on Brexit deal, says Emily Thornberry

Labour unlikely to back government on Brexit deal, says Emily Thornberry

She said they would not vote for a "flimsy bit of paper" simply because the government said the alternative was no-deal.

Lord Heseltine

Lord Heseltine tells James Whale his solution to Brexit

Lord Heseltine's solution to Brexit

The Conservative politician has revealed his three step solution for a successful Brexit

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Brian McFadden: ‘I have a strong feeling we might see a united Ireland’ after Brexit

Brian McFadden: ‘I have a strong feeling we might see a united Ireland’ after Brexit

Brian McFadden: ‘I have a feeling we might see a united Ireland’ after Brexit

Brian McFadden has said that he has “a strong feeling” that Brexit could force a united Ireland because “most people in Northern Ireland don’t want Brexit”.

No-deal Brexit papers: The key points

No-deal Brexit papers: The key points

A new batch of no-deal contingency plans have been published by the government.

James Cleverly MP on Tory leadership battle: ‘Who would you put your money on? Usain Bolt or Mo Farah?’

James Cleverly MP on Tory leadership battle: ‘Who would you put your money on? Usain Bolt or Mo Farah?’

James Cleverly on Tory leadership battle: ‘It's between Usain Bolt and Mo Farah’

James Cleverly, the Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party asked talkRADIO’s James Whale who he would put money on for a running race, Usain Bolt or Mo Farah to explain why “there is no point now speculating who the best leader is going to be until we know what the challenges are”.

'Corbynistas' encourage 'aggressive action', says Robert Halfon on Jacob Rees-Mogg protest

'Corbynistas' encourage 'aggressive action', says Robert Halfon on Jacob Rees-Mogg protest

'Corbynistas' encourage 'aggressive action', says Robert Halfon

Robert Halfon MP told Julia Hartley-Brewer that 'Corbynistas' encourage aggression against Conservatives

Treasury officials ‘too young and inexperienced’ to make good decisions, says think tank

Treasury officials ‘too young and inexperienced’ to make good decisions, says think tank

Treasury officials ‘too inexperienced’ to make good decisions, says think tank

Treasury officials are “too young and inexperienced” to make good decisions about how to spend taxpayers’ money, said a think tank.

Ian Bone

Ian Bone: Who is the protester who harassed Jacob Rees-Mogg?

Ian Bone: Who is the protester who harassed Jacob Rees-Mogg?

Anarchist protester Ian Bone has come under fire after confronting Jacob Rees-Mogg's children, but who is the man behind the headlines?

Mobile phone firms urged to avoid EU roaming charges after Brexit

Mobile phone firms urged to avoid EU roaming charges after Brexit

The Government would legislate to introduce a cap on charges if there is a no-deal scenario.

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Chris Heaton-Harris MP: Cabinet meeting will 'mitigate all risk' of a no-deal Brexit

Cabinet meeting will 'mitigate all risk' of no-deal Brexit says MP

Today's meeting of the cabinet will "mitigate all risk" of a no-deal Brexit, Chris Heaton-Harris has told Julia Hartley-Brewer

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Confronting Rees-Mogg's children was 'really scummy' says Neil Coyle MP

Confronting Rees-Mogg children was 'really scummy' says MP

The approach on Jacob Rees-Mogg's children by protestors was "a really, really scummy thing to do" Neil Coyle MP has said.

Theresa May to hold cabinet meeting on no-deal Brexit plans

Theresa May to hold cabinet meeting on no-deal Brexit plans

Theresa May to hold cabinet meeting on no-deal Brexit plans

Prime Minister Theresa May will address the cabinet today to discuss plans for a no-deal Brexit, as documents setting out the UK's contingency plans are published

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Chris Williamson: ‘Jeremy Corbyn has spent his entire life fighting discrimination’

Chris Williamson: ‘Jeremy has spent his entire life fighting discrimination’

The Labour MP accused the "establishment" of putting a “black mark” against Corbyn in his three years in charge.

Why did Jeremy Corbyn have wheat in his pocket at PMQs?

Why did Jeremy Corbyn have wheat in his pocket at PMQs?

Why did Jeremy Corbyn have wheat in his pocket at PMQs?

Jeremy Corbyn and other MPs confused some viewers by wearing wheat on their lapels at Prime Minister's Questions

Tom Watson reveals his Type 2 diabetes is in 'remission' after lifestyle change

Tom Watson reveals his Type 2 diabetes is in 'remission' after lifestyle change

Labour's deputy has lost more than seven stone and reversed his condition.

Ian Bone to the Rees-Mogg children: 'Your daddy is a totally horrible person'

Ian Bone to the Rees-Mogg children: 'Your daddy is a totally horrible person'

Jacob Rees-Mogg and his family were confronted by protestors outside their London home.

Theresa May

Fifty MPs hold meeting on ousting Theresa May

Fifty MPs hold meeting on ousting Theresa May

Around 50 Conservative MPs are believed to have gathered to discuss ways of unseating the Prime Minister

Chequers proposal 'designed to keep us in the EU', Brexiteer economist tells Julia Hartley-Brewer

Chequers proposal 'designed to keep us in the EU', Brexiteer economist tells Julia Hartley-Brewer

Chequers proposal 'designed to keep us in the EU', says Brexiteer economist

Professor Patrick Minford, one of the authors of a report endorsed by Jacob Rees-Mogg AND Boris Johnson, says a no-deal Brexit could lead to economic growth

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Jacob Rees-Mogg: ‘Boris will not be the first or last politician to have issues with his marriage’

Jacob Rees-Mogg: ‘Boris will not be the first or last politician to have issues with his marriage’

Jacob Rees-Mogg: ‘Boris is not the first to have issues with his marriage'

Jacob Rees-Mogg has said that the controversy around Boris Johnson and his divorce will not affect the Brexit cause, after the Economists for Free Trade event at Parliament.

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