Politics

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.

Boris Johnson and Iraqi PM to ‘work together’ amid Iran tension

Boris Johnson and Iraqi PM to ‘work together’ amid Iran tension

The PM and Adel Abdul-Mahdi have agreed to “find a diplomatic way forward” in the wake of the death of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.

Nigel Farage will 'never say never' to knighthood or peerage

Nigel Farage will 'never say never' to knighthood or peerage

The Brexit Party leader said the House of Lords "needs to go", but refused to rule out the possibility of becoming a Sir or Lord.

Tobias Ellwood 'expecting reprisals' after US air strike in Iran

Tobias Ellwood 'expecting reprisals' after US air strike in Iran

Iran has vowed to take "severe revenge" after an Iranian general was assassinated in a US air strike at Baghdad airport.

Boris Johnson calls for 'de-escalation' after US air strike in Iraq

Boris Johnson calls for 'de-escalation' after US air strike in Iraq

The Prime Minister said he would not "lament" the death of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, but called for "de-escalation from all sides".

Friday, January 3, 2020

Friday, January 3, 2020

Tom Tugendhat: Bring back British jihadis and lock them up

Tom Tugendhat: Bring back British jihadis and lock them up

The chair of the foreign affairs committee has called for a new Treason Act to deal with British citizens who join terrorist organisations.

Jess Phillips announces Labour leadership candidacy

Jess Phillips announces Labour leadership candidacy

The backbencher confirmed her bid to succeed Jeremy Corbyn, promising to challenge the Boris Johnson with "passion, heart and precision".

PM’s aide calls for ‘weirdos and misfits’ to apply for Number 10

PM’s aide calls for ‘weirdos and misfits’ to apply for Number 10

Dominic Cummings has appealed to "super-talented weirdos" to apply for jobs in Downing Street to improve government decision making.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Monday, December 30, 2019

Sajid Javid confirms £3bn to help farmers ‘thrive’ after Brexit

Sajid Javid confirms £3bn to help farmers ‘thrive’ after Brexit

The Chancellor said farmers can enter the new year "with confidence" after announcing the funds to support them after the UK leaves the EU.

Rebecca Long-Bailey considering Labour leadership

Rebecca Long-Bailey considering Labour leadership

The shadow business secretary has confirmed she is considering running to replace Jeremy Corbyn while endorsing Angela Rayner as deputy.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Monday, December 23, 2019

Ed Miliband to lead inquest into Labour election defeat

Ed Miliband to lead inquest into Labour election defeat

The former Labour leader will head up a panel to investigate the party's fourth consecutive defeat and "map out a route" back to power.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Friday, December 20, 2019

Brexit withdrawal bill passes House of Commons

Brexit withdrawal bill passes House of Commons

Boris Johnson's Withdrawal Bill to leave the European Union has passed through the House of Commons.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Emily Thornberry: Those with ‘broadest shoulders’ should pay more

Emily Thornberry: Those with ‘broadest shoulders’ should pay more

The shadow foreign secretary said that public service spending needs a boost as she made her case to become the next Labour leader.

Jeremy Corbyn: Queen’s Speech ‘woefully inadequate’

Jeremy Corbyn: Queen’s Speech ‘woefully inadequate’

The Labour leader took to the despatch box to criticise the government’s new legislative programme as one of “gimmicks and false promises”.

Nicola Sturgeon sets out ‘democratic case’ for Indyref2

Nicola Sturgeon sets out ‘democratic case’ for Indyref2

Scotland's First Minister has called on Westminster to engage over the "clear democratic mandate" for a second independence poll.

Queen’s Speech: Boris Johnson unveils ‘radical’ programme

Queen’s Speech: Boris Johnson unveils ‘radical’ programme

The PM has presented the “most radical Queen's Speech in a generation” with measures to deliver Brexit and the “people's priorities”.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Emily Thornberry confirms she will enter Labour leadership race

Emily Thornberry confirms she will enter Labour leadership race

The shadow foreign secretary is the first to formally announce her leadership bid.

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