Politics

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Russia report: Government ‘slow’ to recognise threat

Russia report: Government ‘slow’ to recognise threat

The long-awaited report concluded that the government “took its eye off the ball” and failed to respond to Moscow’s threat.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Monday, July 20, 2020

World is at ‘turning point’ in Chinese relations - Tobias Ellwood

World is at ‘turning point’ in Chinese relations - Tobias Ellwood

The Conservative MP welcomed indications that the UK will clamp down further on China in response to its tough new law imposed on Hong Kong.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Keir Starmer urges PM to scrap NHS fee for foreign health staff

Keir Starmer urges PM to scrap NHS fee for foreign health staff

The opposition leader implored the government to review the Immigration Health Surcharge for NHS staff in light of the coronavirus crisis.

PMQs: Boris Johnson ‘confident’ virus tracking effective by June

PMQs: Boris Johnson ‘confident’ virus tracking effective by June

The PM said he is confident the UK will have a coronavirus test, track and trace system in place by June 1 after criticism from Keir Starmer.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Electoral Commission ‘hounded Leave campaigners’, says Tory MP

Electoral Commission ‘hounded Leave campaigners’, says Tory MP

Peter Bone criticised the Electoral Commission for its investigation of Brexit campaigners and called for the watchdog to be reviewed.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Friday, May 15, 2020

Michel Barnier: EU ‘will not act in haste’ in Brexit trade talks

Michel Barnier: EU ‘will not act in haste’ in Brexit trade talks

The EU’s chief negotiator warned that the bloc will not rush a post-Brexit trade deal, as Britain and Brussels look continue to lock horns.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Thursday, May 14, 2020

UK continues to resist key EU demands in Brexit trade talks

UK continues to resist key EU demands in Brexit trade talks

Britain will not surrender to EU demands on fisheries and a level playing field in a post-Brexit trade deal, the government has said.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Minister rejects renewed calls to extend Brexit transition period

Minister rejects renewed calls to extend Brexit transition period

NI Secretary Brandon Lewis has dismissed fresh calls for an extension of the Brexit transition period amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Monday, May 4, 2020

Minister Conor Burns resigns over ‘intimidation’ row

Minister Conor Burns resigns over ‘intimidation’ row

The Conservative MP has resigned as a minister after an investigation found he had attempted to intimidate a member of the public.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Brexit: UK warns it will not ‘subordinate’ its laws to EU

Brexit: UK warns it will not ‘subordinate’ its laws to EU

Britain has criticised the European Union for the “limited progress” made in the latest rounds of talks on a future post-Brexit trade deal.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Sir Keir Starmer: Coronavirus death toll ‘truly dreadful’

Sir Keir Starmer: Coronavirus death toll ‘truly dreadful’

Facing Dominic Raab at PMQs, the Labour leader claimed the UK could be on track for one of the worst death rates in Europe.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Tory MP makes history with first ever virtual maiden speech

Tory MP makes history with first ever virtual maiden speech

Sara Britcliffe is the youngest Conservative member and the first female MP for Hyndburn and Haslingden and has now made history once more.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Monday, April 27, 2020

Dominic Cummings SAGE attendance a ‘non-story’, says Andrea Leadsom

Dominic Cummings SAGE attendance a ‘non-story’, says Andrea Leadsom

The government was accused of letting politics taint scientific advice after it emerged that the PM’s chief adviser attended the meetings.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Friday, April 24, 2020

Progress ‘disappointing’ in post-Brexit trade talks, says EU

Progress ‘disappointing’ in post-Brexit trade talks, says EU

The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier said the UK had refused to “commit seriously” on several fundamental points in the latest talks.

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.

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