Politics

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Saturday, October 20, 2018

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‘We want to make sure young people’s voices are heard’, says anti-Brexit campaigner

‘We want to make sure young people’s voices are heard’, says pro-EU campaigner

Founder of anti-Brexit campaign For Our Future’s Sake Jason Arthur has said that the People's Vote March was about preventing the UK from becoming "poorer and more isolated". 

More than half a million protesters anti-Brexit march through London

More than half a million anti-Brexit protesters march through London

More than half a million anti-Brexit protesters march through London

People’s March organisers claim more than 560,000 anti-Brexit campaigners joined a march through London calling for a second EU referendum.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Friday, October 19, 2018

Dan Wootton to People's Vote director: 'Why are you so against a democratic vote?'

Dan Wootton to People's Vote director: 'Why are you so against a democratic vote?'

Dan Wootton on People's Vote: 'Why are you so against a democratic vote?'

Dan Wootton clashes with People's Vote director James McGrory on the eve of the March for the Future, which will see protesters calling for a second Brexit referendum

Donald Trump baby blimp flown above Los Angeles

Donald Trump baby blimp flown above Los Angeles

Donald Trump baby blimp flown above Los Angeles

A blimp of Donald Trump as an orange, nappy-clad baby holding a mobile phone has been flown above Los Angeles.

Russia picked on ‘weak’ Britain in Salisbury attack, says ex-MI6 chief

Russia picked on ‘weak’ Britain in Salisbury attack, says ex-MI6 chief

Russia picked on ‘weak’ Britain in Salisbury attack, says ex-MI6 chief

The Salisbury Novichok attack was done by Russia because it believed Britain was “weak and isolated” after the EU referendum, a former MI6 chief has said.

Jacob Rees-Mogg would demand 'best of three' if Remain won second referendum

Jacob Rees-Mogg would demand 'best of three' if Remain won second referendum

Jacob Rees-Mogg would demand 'best of three' if Remain won second referendum

Jacob Rees-Mogg told James Whale Brexiteers would demand a 'best of three' if a second Brexit referendum resulted in a Remain win

Jeremy Hunt warns there will be ‘consequences’ if Saudi journalist is dead

Jeremy Hunt warns there will be ‘consequences’ if Saudi journalist is dead

Jeremy Hunt warns there will be ‘consequences’ if Saudi journalist is dead

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said there will be “consequences” for UK relations with Saudi Arabia if the UK is shown that the Saudis murdered missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Emmanuel Macron to introduce visas for UK tourists in event of no-deal Brexit

Emmanuel Macron to introduce visas for UK tourists in event of no-deal Brexit

The French president has announced contingency plans in the event of a no-deal.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Theresa May demands 'very serious' response to Commons bullying probe

Theresa May demands 'very serious' response to Commons bullying probe

The Prime Minister said the report from High Court judge Dame Laura Cox should "worry all of us."

EU 'would probably' take legal action if divorce bill isn't paid, warns economist

EU 'would probably' take legal action if divorce bill isn't paid

Phillip Hammond reportedly warned cabinet ministers the UK could still have to pay the EU up to £36bn of the £39bn divorce bill.

Jamal Khashoggi

Jeremy Hunt says he is 'very troubled' by disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Jeremy Hunt says he is 'very troubled' by disappearance of Saudi journalist

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and his G7 counterparts have said they are "very troubled" by the disappearance of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.

Barry Gardiner

Shadow international trade secretary says UK should be 'co-decision makers' with EU post-Brexit

Barry Gardiner says UK should be 'co-decision makers' with EU post-Brexit

The shadow international trade secretary has called for Theresa May to put forward the idea of becoming "co-decision making partners" with the EU to advance Brexit negotiations.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Spokesperson for The Speaker plays down quit claims

Spokesperson for The Speaker plays down quit claims

Reports suggested the Speaker had told friends he intended to quit next year.

Facebook to launch tool to improve political ad transparency

Facebook to launch tool to improve political ad transparency

The social media network announced a new authorisation scheme to approve organisations before they can run political adverts on the site.

Recorded hate crime increases by 17%

Recorded hate crime increases by 17%

Data released by the Home Office showed a 40% rise in religious hate crime.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

Universal Credit could lead to 'surge' in food bank use, says former shadow work secretary

Universal Credit could lead to 'surge' in food bank use, says former shadow work secretary

Universal Credit could lead to 'surge' in food bank use, says former secretary

Former shadow work and pensions secretary Stephen Timms said Universal Credit does not 'work properly' and could lead to increased reliance on food banks

Theresa May will not agree a Brexit deal that “traps” UK in customs union, says Downing Street

Theresa May will not agree a Brexit deal that 'traps' UK in customs union, says Downing Street

May will not agree a deal that 'traps' UK in customs union, says Downing Street

Prime Minister Theresa May would never agree a Brexit deal that “traps” the UK in a customs union, Downing Street has said.

UK talent: What will happen to live music after Brexit?

UK talent: What will happen to live music after Brexit?

UK talent: What will happen to live music after Brexit?

Last weekend, an open letter from UK musicians warned that Brexit would silence UK music in a “self-built cultural jail” and the industry would suffer from extra costs to travel to and from EU countries.

Kanye West says Donald Trump makes him feel like ‘superman’ during Oval Office meeting

Kanye West says Donald Trump makes him feel like ‘superman’ during Oval Office meeting

Kanye West says Trump makes him feel like ‘superman’ during Oval Office meeting

Kanye West, one of the President’s most high-profile supporters, met with Donald Trump for a lunch in Washington DC on Thursday.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Drew Galdron

Faux BoJo: 'There were points last year where I’d burned my scalp from too much bleaching'

What is life like as a professional Boris Johnson lookalike?

Professional Boris Johnson lookalike, Drew Galdron, says resembling the high-profile politician is "both a blessing and a curse".

Universal Credit needs £2 billion more to succeed, says Iain Duncan Smith

Universal Credit needs £2 billion more to succeed, says Iain Duncan Smith

Universal Credit needs £2 billion more to succeed, says Iain Duncan Smith

The architect of Universal Credit has said the Government’s welfare reform needs an additional £2 billion to work as planned.

Firms may be forced to reveal ethnicity pay gap

Firms may be forced to reveal ethnicity pay gap

Firms may be forced to reveal ethnicity pay gap

Businesses could be forced to reveal their ethnicity pay gap under plans unveiled by the Prime Minister to help ethnic minority employees at work.

‘There has to be consequences’ if Theresa May breaks DUP red lines, says DUP Brexit spokesman

‘There has to be consequences’ if Theresa May breaks DUP red lines, says DUP Brexit spokesman

‘There are consequences’ if May breaks DUP red lines, says DUP Brexit spokesman

The Democratic Unionist Party’s Brexit Spokesman Sammy Wilson has said that “there has to be consequences” if Theresa May does break the DUP’s red lines.

Sir John Major: Universal Credit could repeat Poll Tax problems

Sir John Major: Universal Credit could repeat Poll Tax problems

Sir John Major: Universal Credit could repeat Poll Tax problems

Former Conservative Prime Minister John Major has said the Government needs to rethink its national roll-out of Universal Credit, warning most Britons will think current plans are unfair.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Joe Biden: US's interest in UK 'diminished' after Brexit

Joe Biden: US's interest in UK 'diminished' because of Brexit

Joe Biden: US's interest in UK 'diminished' because of Brexit

Former US Vice President Joe Biden said the United States' interest in the UK hinged on being able to have 'influence' in Europe

Matt Hancock: 'Treat mental health in the same way as physical health'

Matt Hancock: 'Treat mental health in the same way as physical health'

Matt Hancock: 'Treat mental health in the same way as physical health'

Matt Hancock said the new Suicide Prevention Minister will prioritise tackling mental health issues with a 'joined-up' approach to the causes

A no deal situation would lead to ‘parliamentary revolt’, says Tom Brake

A no deal situation would lead to ‘parliamentary revolt’, says Tom Brake

A no deal situation would lead to ‘parliamentary revolt’, says Tom Brake

Liberal Democrat spokesman for international affairs Tom Brake says the prospect of a no deal Brexit could unite Remainers across all parties

Former Brexit secretary David Davis warned Tory MPs on Tuesday against accepting Theresa May’s Chequers deal, and his former special adviser Stuart Jackson has voiced his support, hinting that there are up to 50 Tory rebels poised to oppose Chequers.  In a letter, Davis said a deal based on Theresa May's Chequers plan would deliver "none of the benefits of Brexit" and reduce the UK to being "a rule-taker from Brussels".  Davis resigned as Brexit secretary in July over his opposition to Chequers.  Read more:

Former David Davis adviser hints fifty rebels are poised to oppose Chequers

Former David Davis adviser hints fifty rebels are poised to oppose Chequers

Stewart Jackson, who worked with David Davis during his tenure as Brexit secretary, said up to fifty Tory rebels could oppose the Prime Minister's Chequers plan

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

£20 million scheme announced to get rough sleepers off the streets

£20 million scheme announced to get rough sleepers off the streets

£20 million scheme announced to get rough sleepers off the streets

A £20 million scheme to help rough sleepers off the streets and into secure homes has been announced by the Government ahead of World Homeless Day.

Bank of England warns of ‘pressing’ need for EU action to avoid no-deal Brexit risks

Bank of England warns of ‘pressing’ need for EU action to avoid no-deal Brexit risks

Bank of England warns of need for EU action to avoid no-deal Brexit risks

The Bank of England has warned that the need for action is now “pressing” to ward off the risks to trillion of pounds of financial products from a no-deal Brexit.

Tory rebels are ready to defy Theresa May over Chequers, says former Brexit minister

Tory rebels are ready to defy Theresa May over Chequers, says former Brexit minister

Tory rebels are ready to defy Theresa May over Chequers, says former minister

As many as 40 Tory Brexiteers will resist attempts to coerce them into supporting a Brexit deal with Brussels based on Theresa May’s Chequers plan, a former minister has warned.

DUP leader spells out ‘red lines’ ahead of talks with EU

DUP leader spells out ‘red lines’ ahead of talks with EU

DUP leader spells out ‘red lines’ ahead of talks with EU

Any extra barriers to trade between Northern Ireland and Britain after Brexit would be “catastrophic”, Arlene Foster has warned as she prepared for talks with the European Union’s chief negotiator.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018

Working visa: Can EU citizens still come to the UK for work after Brexit?

Working visa: Can EU citizens still come to the UK for work after Brexit?

Working visa: Can EU citizens still come to the UK for work after Brexit?

The government outlined its post-Brexit immigration plans at the Conservative conference. But how easy will it be for EU citizens to move to the UK for work after Brexit?

Watchdog tells education department of ‘serious concerns’ over ‘misleading’ data use

Watchdog tells education department of ‘serious concerns’ over ‘misleading’ data use

Watchdog tells education department of ‘serious concerns’ over ‘misleading’ data

The chairman of the UK Statistics Authority has told the Education Secretary he has “serious concerns” about his department’s use of statistics.

SNP Westminster leader threatens ‘maximum disruption’ to UK Tory government

SNP Westminster leader threatens ‘maximum disruption’ to UK Tory government

SNP Westminster leader threatens ‘maximum disruption’ to UK Tory government

The SNP’s Westminster leader has threatened his party’s MPs will cause “maximum disruption” to UK Tory government if it continues to “treat Scotland as a second-class nation”.

EU still needs to move for a Brexit deal to happen, says Downing Street

EU still needs to move for a Brexit deal to happen, says Downing Street

EU still needs to move for a Brexit deal to happen, says Downing Street

“Big issues” remain to be resolved on the UK’s EU withdrawal agreement ahead of next week’s Brussels summit, Prime Minister Theresa May’s official spokesman has said.

Theresa May’s appeal to traditional Labour voters was ‘smart politics’, says Conservative MP Grant Shapps

Theresa May’s appeal to traditional Labour voters was ‘smart politics’, says Conservative MP Grant Shapps

Theresa May’s appeal to Labour voters was ‘smart politics’, says MP Grant Shapps

Conservative MP Grant Shapps has said that it was “smart politics” for Prime Minister Theresa May to bid for Labour voters.

Julia Hartley-Brewer on Scottish Independence: ‘You are so desperate not to have rules from Westminster, but happy to hand over a load of powers to Brussels?’

Julia Hartley-Brewer on Scottish Independence: ‘You are so desperate not to have rules from Westminster, but happy to hand over a load of powers to Brussels?’

Julia Hartley-Brewer on SNP: ‘Why are you happy to hand power to Brussels?'

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer asked SNP MP Angus MacNeil why the SNP were happy to hand over powers to the EU but not be “ruled” by Westminster.

Japan would welcome UK to pacific trade bloc ‘with open arms’

Japan would welcome UK to pacific trade bloc ‘with open arms’

Japan would welcome UK to pacific trade bloc ‘with open arms’

Britain would be welcomed into the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact “with open arms” by Japan, the country’s Prime Minister has said.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Alastair Campbell protests Brexit with his dog at 'Wooferendum' march

Alastair Campbell protests Brexit with his dog at 'Wooferendum' march

Alastair Campbell joined dog owners at a march calling for a People's Vote on Brexit

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Dogs and their owners are set to march to Parliament to demand a new Brexit referendum

Dogs and their owners are set to march to Parliament to demand a new Brexit referendum

Dogs are set to march to Parliament to demand a new Brexit referendum

Thousands of dogs are expected to march on Westminster to protest against Brexit, this weekend.

Greens demand minimum wage increase for under 18s

Greens demand minimum wage increase for under 18s

Greens demand minimum wage increase for under 18s

The Green Party has called for a minimum wage hike for workers aged under 18.

EU President optimistic about Brexit deal ahead of key EU summit

EU President optimistic about Brexit deal ahead of key EU summit

EU President optimistic about Brexit deal ahead of key EU summit

Brussels are talking up a Brexit breakthrough as Theresa May supporters insist any move to topple the Prime Minister by Tory MPs would end in “collapse and disarray”.

British teenagers targeted by Russian trolls

British teenagers targeted by Russian trolls

British teenagers targeted by Russian trolls

The Kremlin has been targeting British teenagers as part of a covert campaign to cause hostility among young Britons, The Times has revealed.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018

Donald Trump hits out at anti-Kavanaugh protesters

Donald Trump hits out at anti-Kavanaugh protesters

Donald Trump hits out at anti-Kavanaugh protesters

US President Donald Trump has hit out at female protesters who have confronted senators over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, labelling them “paid professionals only looking to make senators look bad”.

Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh clears key Senate hurdle

Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh clears key Senate hurdle

Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh clears key Senate hurdle

The US Senate has pushed Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court past a key procedural hurdle.

Law to ban on putting Shetland in a box on maps is ‘stupid’, says cartographer

Law to ban putting Shetland in a box on maps is ‘stupid’, says cartographer

Law to ban putting Shetland in a box on maps is ‘stupid’, says cartographer

Cartographer Steve Chilton has said the decision to ban public bodies from putting the Shetland islands in a box is “stupid” and “ineffective”.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Big Ben to chime for the first time since new year

Big Ben to chime for the first time since new year

Big Ben to chime for the first time since new year

The famous chimes of Big Ben will ring out for the first time since the new year.

Row breaks out over FBI report on Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

Row breaks out over FBI report on Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

Row breaks out over FBI report on Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

A row between Republicans and Democrats has broken out over a confidential FBI report about allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted women three decades ago.

Donald Tusk demands greater respect from UK after Jeremy Hunt’s ‘unwise insult’

EU President Donald Tusk demands greater respect from UK after Jeremy Hunt’s ‘unwise insult’

EU President demands greater respect for EU after Jeremy Hunt’s ‘unwise insult’

The European Council President has called Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s comparison of the EU and Soviet Union as “unwise”.

John McDonnell defends Labour's Julia Hartley-Brewer ban: 'She upset people, and we can't have that'

John McDonnell defends Labour's Julia Hartley-Brewer ban: 'She upset people, and we can't have that'

John McDonnell defends Labour's Julia Hartley-Brewer ban

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said the Labour Party's ban of Julia Hartley-Brewer from their next conference was because she didn't 'behave acceptably'

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

France unveils plan to prepare for possible no-deal Brexit

France unveils plan to prepare for possible no-deal Brexit

France unveils plan to prepare for possible no-deal Brexit

France’s government has unveiled a bill to get the country ready in case of a no-deal Brexit.

Theresa May announces new cancer strategy, fuel duty freeze and calls for Tories to 'come together'

Theresa May announces new cancer strategy, fuel duty freeze and calls for Tories to 'come together'

Theresa May announces plans for new cancer strategy and fuel duty freeze

Prime Minister Theresa May used her keynote speech at Conservative Party Conference to announce an extra £394 million per week for a new cancer strategy, a freeze on fuel duty, and attacked Labour calling the antisemitism row that has smothered the party “a national tragedy”.

Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock says student union's clapping ban is 'bonkers'

Matt Hancock calls student union's clapping ban 'bonkers'

The health secretary has called a ban on clapping imposed by the University of Manchester's Students' Union "bonkers".

Tesco warns over stockpiling amid no-deal Brexit fears

Tesco warns over stockpiling amid no-deal Brexit fears

Tesco warns over stockpiling amid no-deal Brexit fears

Tesco has become the latest supermarket to warn over stockpiling as grocers ramp up contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit.

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