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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Brexit Party

EU election result 'proved how sophisticated' leave voters are

EU election result 'proved how sophisticated' leave voters are

Tory MP Nigel Evans said claims that leave voters were "thick" were false.

'Critical' that next Tory leader refuses to rule out no-deal Brexit

'Critical' that next Tory leader refuses to rule out no-deal Brexit

The IEA's trade policy chief Shanker Singham offered up some words of advice on negotiating Brexit to the Conservative leadership hopefuls.

Ian Blackford Jeremy Corbyn

SNP’s Ian Blackford: 'Work with us, Corbyn'

SNP’s Ian Blackford: 'Work with us, Corbyn'

The SNP's Westminster leader called for the Labour leader to work alongside his party and call for a second referendum.

Jess Phillips

Autobiography of Labour MP Jess Phillips to become TV drama

Autobiography of Labour MP Jess Phillips to become TV drama

Her book 'Everywoman: One Woman's Truth About Speaking The Truth' is being adapted by the makers of Happy Valley and Black Mirror.

Dame Margaret Hodge brands Labour antisemitism probe 'depressing'

Dame Margaret Hodge brands Labour antisemitism probe 'depressing'

A human rights watchdog has launched a formal investigation into whether the Labour Party "unlawfully discriminated against, harassed or victimised people because they are Jewish".

One in five Britons cannot swim, study finds

One in five Britons cannot swim, study finds

One in five Britons cannot swim, study finds

One in five adults cannot swim, a study has found.

Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell expelled from Labour Party

Alastair Campbell expelled from Labour Party

The People's Vote campaigner announced news of his expulsion on Twitter.

Brexit Party's David Bull: ‘There’s no leadership in this country’

Brexit Party's David Bull: ‘There’s no leadership in this country’

The Brexit Party remains “open to talking about a deal”, according to their newly-elected MEP Dr David Bull.

David Gauke: I am not an ‘obvious voter’ of Boris Johnson

David Gauke: I am not Boris Johnson's ‘obvious voter’

David Gauke: I am not Boris Johnson's ‘obvious voter’

The justice secretary has said that he is not Boris Johnson’s “obvious voter” after the former foreign secretary put his name forward to be the next Tory leader.

Vince Cable: Labour-Lib Dem pact ‘completely inconceivable’

Vince Cable: Labour-Lib Dem pact ‘inconceivable’

Vince Cable: Labour-Lib Dem pact ‘inconceivable’

The Liberal Democrat leader has said that a coalition between his party and Labour is “completely inconceivable” while Jeremy Corbyn is still leader.

Malaysia to return plastic waste to countries including UK

Malaysia to return plastic waste to countries including UK

Malaysia to return plastic waste to countries including UK

Malaysia has said it will send back some 3,000 metric tonnes of non-recyclable plastic waste to countries including the UK, US and Canada. 

Majority of Britons back Trump’s state visit, survey suggests

Majority of Britons back Trump’s state visit, survey suggests

Majority of Britons back Trump’s state visit, survey suggests

Donald Trump's state visit to the UK is backed by a majority of Britons, a survey has found.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019

Alastair Campbell: Boris Johnson as PM would be ‘catastrophe’

Alastair Campbell: Boris Johnson as PM would be ‘catastrophe’

Alastair Campbell: Boris Johnson as PM would be ‘catastrophe’

It would be a “catastrophe” if Boris Johnson became Prime Minister, Alastair Campbell has said.

Ed Vaizey MP: I will not ‘take part in this hypocrisy fest’

Ed Vaizey MP: I will not ‘take part in this hypocrisy fest’

Ed Vaizey MP: I will not ‘take part in this hypocrisy fest’

Conservative MP Ed Vaizey has said that he will not “take part in this hypocrisy fest” around Theresa May’s resignation.

Vince Cable to step down as Lib Dem leader on July 23

Vince Cable to step down as Lib Dem leader on July 23

Vince Cable to step down as Lib Dem leader on July 23

Vince Cable will step down as the leader of the Liberal Democrats on July 23.

Sculptor defends George Best statue

Sculptor defends George Best statue

The creator of a bronze statue of George Best that was ridiculed on social media has defended his work.

Theresa May branded ‘disgraceful’ by firefighters’ union

Theresa May branded ‘disgraceful’ by firefighters’ union

Theresa May branded ‘disgraceful’ by firefighters’ union

The Fire Brigade Union has said that Theresa May was “disgraceful” to mention Grenfell when she announced her resignation date on Friday.

Dog walkers at risk of ‘serious’ hand injuries, surgeons warn

Dog walkers at risk of ‘serious’ hand injuries, surgeons warn

Dog walkers at risk of ‘serious’ hand injuries, surgeons warn

Dog walkers could be putting themselves at risk of serious hand injuries by controlling their pets incorrectly, surgeons have warned.

Theresa May

Boris Johnson leads tributes to 'dignified' Theresa May

Boris Johnson leads tributes to 'dignified' Theresa May

Potential contenders to replace Mrs May as Conservative leader have lined up to pay tribute to the "dignified" manner in which she announced her resignation.

Mark Francois Theresa May

Mark Francois: May was 'the architect of her downfall'

Mark Francois: May was 'the architect of her downfall'

One of the constant critics of outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May has called her resignation “a very sad occasion”.

David Mellor

David Mellor: Theresa May had 'no leadership capability whatsoever'

David Mellor: Theresa May had 'no leadership capability whatsoever'

Theresa May was never a leader in the way the public “would expect a leader to be”, according to former Tory cabinet member David Mellor.

Theresa May

Tearful May announces resignation: 'I have done my best'

Tearful May announces resignation: 'I have done my best'

The Prime Minister has announced she will resign on June 7.

Alastair Stewart and Peter Bone

Peter Bone: 'I wouldn't bet my house' on May naming departure day

Peter Bone: 'I wouldn't bet my house' on May naming departure day

The Conservative MP said he was sceptical that the Prime Minister will announce her resignation date today.

Dominic Grieve

Dominic Grieve: 'Second referendum will break Brexit deadlock'

Dominic Grieve: 'Second referendum will break Brexit deadlock'

The former attorney general said a second referendum would give the country a "way out" of the Brexit impasse.

Brexit briefing: Theresa May to confirm resignation date

Brexit briefing: Theresa May to confirm resignation date

Theresa May is expected to set out when she will quit Number 10 after a Cabinet revolt over her Brexit plan.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Grenfell residents: 'Our skin has changed colour'

Grenfell residents: 'Our skin has changed colour'

Grenfell residents: 'Our skin has changed colour'

People living near Grenfell tower have told talkRADIO they have experienced cancer complications and breathing difficulties after the fire.

Cabinet ministers urge PM to ditch her Brexit Bill

Cabinet ministers urge PM to ditch Brexit Bill

Cabinet ministers urge PM to ditch Brexit Bill

Theresa May has been urged by Cabinet members to scrap her heavily criticised Brexit legislation as speculation mounts about her future.

School teaching LGBT lessons to close early due to protests

Birmingham school teaching LGBT lessons to close early

School teaching LGBT lessons to close early due to protests

A primary school facing protests from parents on Friday over the teaching of LGBT equality is to close early on Friday over safety fears.

Tory leadership candidates 'unsuitable' to be PM

Tory leadership candidates 'unsuitable' to be PM

Few of the Tory MPs considering a bid for the leadership have the “qualities” to be prime minister, according to Conservative MP Sir David Amess.

Oxford University can retire 'old' staff to boost diversity

Oxford University can retire 'old' staff to boost diversity

Oxford University can retire 'old' staff to boost diversity

Oxford University allowed to force 67-year-old professor to retire in order to boost diversity, a tribunal has ruled.

Sir Philip Green touched women’s breasts, peer claims

Lord Hain: Sir Philip Green 'touched women’s breasts'

Lord Hain: Sir Philip Green 'touched women’s breasts'

Topshop boss Sir Philip Green grabbed women’s breasts, slapped their bottoms and grabbed their thighs, a peer has claimed.

Hampstead Heath

Hampstead Heath Ladies' Pond opens up to transgender swimmers

Hampstead Heath Ladies' Pond opens up to transgender swimmers

Men who identify as women will be allowed to use the facility for the first time.

Theresa May’s Brexit bill pushed back after backlash from MPs

Theresa May’s Brexit Bill pushed back after backlash from MPs

Theresa May’s Brexit Bill pushed back after backlash from MPs

Theresa May has shelved plans to introduce key Brexit legislation to implement the Withdrawal Agreement in the first week of June following a major backlash from MPs.

Kate Hoey: Jeremy Corbyn is ‘outnumbered’ by anti-Brexit MPs

Kate Hoey: Jeremy Corbyn is ‘outnumbered’ by anti-Brexit MPs

Kate Hoey: Jeremy Corbyn is ‘outnumbered’ by anti-Brexit MPs

Brexiteer MP Kate Hoey has said that she “still defends” Jeremy Corbyn because he is “outnumbered” by Remain-supporting MPs within the Labour Party.

Bob Seely: Johnson, Hunt and Gove will be last contenders standing

Bob Seely: Johnson, Hunt and Gove will be last contenders standing

Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and Jeremy Hunt will be the last hopefuls standing in any Tory leadership battle, according to MP Bob Seely.

UK Eurovision

Eurovision: UK given five points too many after counting error

Eurovision: UK given five points too many after counting error

The UK's last-placed Eurovision Song Contest entry has had its score lowered by five points after a counting error.

Rats will 'thrive' in face of environmental destruction, study says

Rats will 'thrive' in face of environmental destruction, study says

Rats and rodents are likely to thrive as a result of environmental destruction, according to researchers at the University of Southampton.

Francesca Simon

Horrid Henry author 'shocked' at tech replacing bedtime stories

Horrid Henry author 'shocked' at tech replacing bedtime stories

Francesca Simon has expressed her concern at new research suggesting that a quarter of UK parents rely on technology to give their children a bedtime story.

Iain Duncan Smith

Iain Duncan Smith: A 'leading Brexiteer' has to lead Tory Party

Iain Duncan Smith: A 'leading Brexiteer' has to lead Tory Party

The former Conservative leader said the next person at the helm had to be a "leading Brexiteer".

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: Pressure on May to leave as Commons leader quits

Brexit briefing: Pressure on May to leave as Commons leader quits

Pressure is intensifying on Theresa May to resign after Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom quit the Cabinet over the Prime Minister's Brexit plan.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Andrea Leadsom resigns as Leader of the House of Commons

Andrea Leadsom resigns as leader of the House of Commons

Andrea Leadsom resigns as leader of the House of Commons

Andrea Leadsom has quit her role as leader of the House of Commons over Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

Philip Green closes 23 stores as part of Arcadia rescue plan

Philip Green's Arcadia Group announces closure of 23 stores

Philip Green's Arcadia Group announces closure of 23 stores

Sir Philip Green's Arcadia Group has announced plans to shut 23 stores, putting 520 jobs at risk, as part of a rescue plan.

Comedian Joe Lycett calls out local MP over anti-LGBT voting record

Comedian Joe Lycett criticises local MP over anti-LGBT voting record

Comedian Joe Lycett criticises local MP over anti-LGBT voting record

Comedian Joe Lycett has written to his local MP to call him out over his voting history on LGBT issues.

Rachel Gibson from Lowestoft Library with the book

'Embarrassed' reader returns library book after 52 years

'Embarrassed' reader returns library book after 52 years

A Suffolk library has received a £100 cheque to cover an overdue fine for a book returned 52 years late.

Women are better with money than men, study finds

Women are better with money than men, study finds

Women are better with money than men, study finds

Women are more financially responsible than men, a study has found.

Nigel Evans

Senior Tory Nigel Evans will 'push very hard' to overthrow May

Senior Tory Nigel Evans will 'push very hard' to overthrow May

The joint executive secretary of the 1922 Committee said he would be calling for a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister.

Alexa devices reinforce gender stereotypes, says UN report

Alexa devices reinforce gender stereotypes, says UN report

Alexa devices reinforce gender stereotypes, says UN report

Virtual assistants such as Alexa and Google Assistant reinforce gender stereotypes, including that women are "subservient", according to a UN report.

British Steel

British Steel collapse 'bad news for Britain'

British Steel collapse 'bad news for Britain'

The company has been placed into insolvency, putting thousands of jobs at risk.

Nadine Dorries

Boris Johnson the 'only person' who can save the Tory Party

Boris Johnson the 'only person' who can save the Tory Party

Conservative MP Nadine Dorries announced she would be backing Boris Johnson in a leadership contest.

Owen Paterson: 'I hope there'll be a coup against the PM'

Owen Paterson: 'I hope there'll be a coup against the PM'

The Tory MP said it was time for a new Prime Minister and cabinet.

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: 'Back my deal' May urges Corbyn

Brexit briefing: 'Back my deal' May urges Corbyn

Theresa May has urged the Labour leader to compromise and back her Brexit deal after the proposals received a hostile response from critics on her own side.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Vandals deface university sign with ‘snowflakes’

Vandals deface university sign with ‘snowflakes’

Vandals deface university sign with ‘snowflakes’

University officials have condemned vandals after the word “snowflakes” was spray-painted in large letters across the front entrance of the University of Bath.

Protests against primary school’s LGBT lessons to continue

Protests against primary school’s LGBT lessons to continue

Protesters demonstrating against the teaching of LGBT relationships at a primary school have vowed to continue action despite calls from police to stop. 

Theresa May: Withdrawal Agreement Bill to include vote on second referendum

Theresa May's Brexit bill to include vote on second referendum

Theresa May's Brexit bill to include vote on second referendum

The Prime Minister has said that the Withdrawal Agreement Bill will include “a requirement to vote on whether to hold a second referendum”.

University's campus cat given high-vis jacket after being hit by van

University's campus cat given high-vis jacket after being hit by van

University's campus cat given high-vis jacket after being hit by van

A cat on Warwick University's campus has been given a high-vis jacket after recovering from being hit by a van in February. 

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