Politics

Monday, April 6, 2020

Monday, April 6, 2020

Damian Green: The West needs a ‘reset’ in relations with China

Damian Green: The West needs a ‘reset’ in relations with China

The Tory MP said the UK had become "too dependent economically" on China and urged the government and private sector to consider relations.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Rebecca Long-Bailey: I can’t wait to see Keir Starmer in Number 10

Rebecca Long-Bailey: I can’t wait to see Keir Starmer in Number 10

The defeated candidate said Sir Keir Starmer "will be a brilliant Prime Minister" as she led the congratulations to the new Labour leader.

Keir Starmer wins Labour leadership contest

Keir Starmer wins Labour leadership contest

Sir Keir Starmer has won the race to replace Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn row over whose party is more sexist

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn row over whose party is more sexist

The PM refused to apologise for “repeated offensive remarks” against women and instead slated the Labour leader for his own party's record.

Budget 2020: Chancellor shows 'brass neck', says Jeremy Corbyn

Budget 2020: Chancellor shows 'brass neck', says Jeremy Corbyn

Follow live updates from talkRADIO as Chancellor Rishi Sunak presents the first Budget of Boris Johnson's government.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Friday, March 6, 2020

Priti Patel: Allies sign letter defending Home Secretary

Priti Patel: Allies sign letter defending Home Secretary

Supporters have said Priti Patel is an "assertive" leader who “never crossed a line” as she continues to face allegations of bullying.

Watchdog urged to investigate ‘Islamophobia crisis’ in Tory Party

Watchdog urged to investigate ‘Islamophobia crisis’ in Tory Party

The Conservatives have been accused of dealing with Islamophobia with “denial, dismissal and deceit” as more than 300 claims are made.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Lord Falconer ‘impressed’ by government coronavirus response

Lord Falconer ‘impressed’ by government coronavirus response

The Labour peer said Boris Johnson’s administration had struck the right balance between “being open with the country and at the same time not causing the country to panic”.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Monday, March 2, 2020

Stewart Jackson: The woke left have met their match in Priti Patel

Stewart Jackson: The woke left have met their match in Priti Patel

The former Conservative MP and special adviser defends the Home Secretary after the dramatic resignation of a top Home Office civil servant.

Liz Truss: UK seeking ‘rapid progress’ in US trade deal

Liz Truss: UK seeking ‘rapid progress’ in US trade deal

The International Trade Secretary has said "both sides are very committed" to reaching an agreement as the UK revealed its negotiation aims.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Thursday, February 27, 2020

UK could abandon trade talks with EU if no progress by June

UK could abandon trade talks with EU if no progress by June

The UK has set out its Brexit trade stance but said if no progress is made by June, it may have to focus on no deal preparations instead.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Sajid Javid: PM’s adviser shakeup ‘not in the national interest’

Sajid Javid: PM’s adviser shakeup ‘not in the national interest’

The ex-Chancellor explains why he felt forced to quit Cabinet, making an apparent jibe at senior Downing Street adviser Dominic Cummings.

Jeremy Corbyn: Boris Johnson is a ‘part-time Prime Minister’

Jeremy Corbyn: Boris Johnson is a ‘part-time Prime Minister’

The Labour leader has slated the PM for having his "head in the sand in a mansion in Kent" rather than visiting flood-hit communities.

David Davis: Failing to reach trade deal would hurt EU more than UK

David Davis: Failing to reach trade deal would hurt EU more than UK

The former Brexit Secretary has claimed Britain has the upper hand in trade negotiations, as officials begin drawing battle lines.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Release restriction Bill to become law before next terrorist freed

Release restriction Bill to become law before next terrorist freed

Emergency legislation to stop the automatic early release of terror offenders will become law ahead of the next scheduled release.

Andy Burnham: Manchester Mayor feels ‘invisible’ to Labour

Andy Burnham: Manchester Mayor feels ‘invisible’ to Labour

The Labour Mayor said he wrote to all leadership hopefuls weeks ago urging them to reach out to northern cities but has not had any replies.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Tony Blair warns ‘head-to-toe’ renewal needed for Labour

Tony Blair warns ‘head-to-toe’ renewal needed for Labour

Marking 120 years of the party, the former PM said Labour was "in crisis" as he urged leadership hopefuls to listen to the public.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Priti Patel: Points system will end reliance on low-skilled workers

Priti Patel: Points system will end reliance on low-skilled workers

The Home Secretary said this system will “do what it says on the tin”, end free movement and bring overall migration numbers down.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Sadiq Khan: Let ‘devastated’ Londoners keep EU citizenship

Sadiq Khan: Let ‘devastated’ Londoners keep EU citizenship

The Mayor of London has urged the government to give British nationals to option to pay a fee and keep their EU rights after Brexit.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Government reshuffle: Sajid Javid resigns as Chancellor

Government reshuffle: Sajid Javid resigns as Chancellor

Sajid Javid has resigned as Chancellor of the Exchequer after an apparent fallout with Downing Street adviser Dominic Cummings.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Jeremy Corbyn: Would PM expel foreign criminals if they were white?

Jeremy Corbyn: Would PM expel foreign criminals if they were white?

Boris Johnson and the Labour leader came to blows in a row over race, deportation and Windrush during PMQs this afternoon.

Bill to block early release of terrorists set to clear Commons

Bill to block early release of terrorists set to clear Commons

The Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill will stop terrorists being automatically freed halfway through their sentence.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Jeremy Corbyn: North will be ‘sorely disappointed’ by HS2 plans

Jeremy Corbyn: North will be ‘sorely disappointed’ by HS2 plans

The PM has confirmed the railway will go ahead along with a string of other transport measures, but the Labour leader said it was enough.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

‘Fanciful and deranged’: PM rejects SNP Scottish visa plans

‘Fanciful and deranged’: PM rejects SNP Scottish visa plans

Ian Blackford has said the PM "doesn't have a clue", accusing him of rejecting plans for a separate Scottish visa "without consideration".

Friday, January 24, 2020

Friday, January 24, 2020

John Bercow to become university Professor of Politics

John Bercow to become university Professor of Politics

The former Speaker of the House of Commons will work with undergraduate and postgraduate students at Royal Holloway University in London.

Iain Duncan Smith: Next Brexit phase ‘most difficult of all’

Iain Duncan Smith: Next Brexit phase ‘most difficult of all’

The Conservative MP has said Britain now faces the "most difficult phase of all" after Boris Johnson’s Brexit Bill became UK law yesterday.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Caroline Flint: Labour leadership candidates have ‘a lot to prove’

Caroline Flint: Labour leadership candidates have ‘a lot to prove’

The former MP said those hoping to replace Jeremy Corbyn must reach out to the public and show "contrition" over the general election loss.

Boris Johnson: We’ve crossed the Brexit finish line

Boris Johnson: We’ve crossed the Brexit finish line

Boris Johnson has hailed crossing the “Brexit finish line” after the Parliament approved his Withdrawal Agreement Bill for the final time.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Ian Blackford: ‘Devolution under attack from Tory government’

Ian Blackford: ‘Devolution under attack from Tory government’

The SNP’s Commons leader claimed that "powers are being grabbed back to Westminster" as he took on Boris Johnson in PMQs.

Lord Falconer: Labour's lack of female leader ‘sends bad message’

Lord Falconer: Labour's lack of female leader ‘sends bad message’

The former justice secretary said the fact that Labour has never had a female leader “makes people wonder” whether the party is sexist.

MPs to reconsider Brexit deal amendments after Lords defeats

MPs to reconsider Brexit deal amendments after Lords defeats

Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal will return to the Commons for further scrutiny today after he suffered five defeats in the House of Lords.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Jess Phillips pulls out of Labour leadership race

Jess Phillips pulls out of Labour leadership race

The backbencher said she could not be the person to "unite all parts" of the Labour movement as she ended her bid to succeed Jeremy Corbyn.

Brexit day Cabinet meeting to be held in north of England

Brexit day Cabinet meeting to be held in north of England

Boris Johnson has planned to take his Cabinet on tour to the North of England as part of his promise to “work for the whole country”.

Donald Trump: Impeachment trial explained

Donald Trump: Impeachment trial explained

The impeachment trial of the president kicks off today - if he is found guilty of the charges against him, he could be removed from office.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Friday, January 17, 2020

Christine Jardine: We should be giving EU citizens more respect

Christine Jardine: We should be giving EU citizens more respect

The Liberal Democrat MP said EU citizens who have lived and worked in Britain "for decades" should be given an automatic right to remain.

Nigel Farage: Government too embarrassed to celebrate Brexit

Nigel Farage: Government too embarrassed to celebrate Brexit

The outgoing MEP said the decision by Commons officials to rule out chiming Big Ben showed the government was "embarrassed" by Brexit.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Six ‘serious criminals’ denied right to live in UK after Brexit

Six ‘serious criminals’ denied right to live in UK after Brexit

The Home Office has finalised the applications of 2.45 million EU citizens to live and work in the UK after Brexit but denied six criminals.

Crowdfunder for Big Ben Brexit bong reaches £100k

Crowdfunder for Big Ben Brexit bong reaches £100k

The fundraising page for Big Ben to chime on January 31 has reached 20 per cent of its target in less than 24 hours.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

PMQs: Ian Blackford dubs Boris Johnson a ‘democracy denier’

PMQs: Ian Blackford dubs Boris Johnson a ‘democracy denier’

The SNP's Westminster leader said the PM's rejection of a second poll on Scottish independence was "unacceptable and unsustainable".

Calls for church bells to ring for Brexit met with opposition

Calls for church bells to ring for Brexit met with opposition

The Central Council of Church Bell Ringers said it does not endorse ringing bells in churches “for political reasons” such as Brexit.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Mark Francois: I offered to ‘whack’ Big Ben for Brexit myself

Mark Francois: I offered to ‘whack’ Big Ben for Brexit myself

The Conservative MP said it was "brilliant" that the PM has suggested a crowdfunder to meet the costs of "bonging" Big Ben on Brexit day.

PM ‘absolutely confident’ that Royals will resolve Sussex crisis

PM ‘absolutely confident’ that Royals will resolve Sussex crisis

Boris Johnson said he is “absolutely confident” that the Royal Family will "sort out" the future roles of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Monday, January 13, 2020

Emily Thornberry scrapes through Labour leadership first round

Emily Thornberry scrapes through Labour leadership first round

The shadow foreign secretary gained the necessary 22 nominations to go through to the second phase just minutes before the deadline.

Labour MP: ‘Very strong field of candidates’ in leadership race

Labour MP: ‘Very strong field of candidates’ in leadership race

The newly elected MP has backed Rebecca Long-Bailey to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as the first phase of the contest draws to a close today.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Friday, January 10, 2020

‘Highly likely’ that Iran shot down Ukrainian aircraft, say leaders

‘Highly likely’ that Iran shot down Ukrainian aircraft, say leaders

Western leaders have said there is evidence that the crash was caused by an Iranian missile but added that it could have been unintentional.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Thursday, January 9, 2020

MP: Taking rights of child refugees out of Brexit Bill ‘disgusting’

MP: Taking rights of child refugees out of Brexit Bill ‘disgusting’

Christine Jardine said the government’s decision not to enshrine the rights of child refugees in the Brexit Bill is a "discredit to all of us".

MP calls for public buildings to fly Union flag to mark Brexit day

MP calls for public buildings to fly Union flag to mark Brexit day

Sir John Hayes said flying the national flag would be a "fitting tribute" and would show that Britain is "unafraid of our patriotism".

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Donald Trump: ‘Iran appears to be standing down’

Donald Trump: ‘Iran appears to be standing down’

The US president said his administration would immediately impose new “punishing” economic sanctions “until Iran changes its behaviour”.

EU official: ‘Impossible’ to agree full trade deal by end of 2020

EU official: ‘Impossible’ to agree full trade deal by end of 2020

Ursula Von der Leyen has said negotiators "cannot expect to agree on every single aspect" of an EU-UK trade deal without an extension.

Uri Geller: 'I can bring only positivity to Downing Street'

Uri Geller: 'I can bring only positivity to Downing Street'

The spoon-bending psychic has put himself forward for a government job, after Boris Johnson's most senior aide asked "weirdos" to apply.

Jeremy Corbyn: PM 'unable to stand up to Trump’ amid Iran tension

Jeremy Corbyn: PM 'unable to stand up to Trump’ amid Iran tension

Mr Corbyn attacked Boris Johnson's response to escalating tension in Iran during Prime Minister's Questions.

Labour MP: I'd rate Jeremy Corbyn's leadership with minus figure

Labour MP: I'd rate Jeremy Corbyn's leadership with minus figure

Siobhain McDonagh slated the current Labour leader, and announced she would be backing Jess Phillips to become his successor.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Tom Watson: Jess Phillips could set Labour leadership race ‘alight’

Tom Watson: Jess Phillips could set Labour leadership race ‘alight’

The ex-deputy Labour leader said Sir Keir Starmer was "a frontrunner" and dubbed Rebecca Long-Bailey the "continuity Corbyn candidate".

'Serious northern regeneration' will help PM win over voters

'Serious northern regeneration' will help PM win over voters

Ann Widdecombe said the north was "forgotten" during the election campaign, and called on the PM to do more for voters outside of London.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Monday, January 6, 2020

Labour leadership contest: Who is in the running?

Labour leadership contest: Who is in the running?

The contest to replace Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader continues with three candidates remaining.

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