Politics

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Gerard Batten warns of 'constitutional crisis' if Brexit does not happen, as thousands march against Theresa May's Brexit deal

UKIP leader Gerard Batten warns of 'constitutional crisis' if Brexit does not happen, as thousands march against Theresa May's Brexit deal

Protesters march against May's deal, as UKIP warns of 'constitutional crisis'

Thousands of people are demonstrating in central London as part of a “Brexit Betrayal” march led by Tommy Robinson and UKIP leader Gerard Batten.

Theresa May warns MPs rejecting her deal would leave UK in ‘uncharted waters’

Theresa May warns MPs rejecting her deal would leave UK in ‘uncharted waters’

Theresa May warns MPs rejecting her deal would leave UK in ‘uncharted waters’

Theresa May has warned Conservative MPs that they risk leaving the UK in ‘uncharted waters’ if they reject her deal on Tuesday.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

UKIP chairman resigns over ‘increased English Nationalism’ in the party

UKIP chairman resigns over ‘increased English Nationalism’ in the party

UKIP chairman resigns over ‘increased English Nationalism’ in the party

UKIP chairman David Coburn has resigned over an increasing number of English Nationalists in the party, and as a unionist he “abhors” it.

Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn crowned 'Parliamentary Beard of the Year' winner

Jeremy Corbyn crowned 'Parliamentary Beard of the Year' winner

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been crowned 'Parliamentary Beard of the Year' by beard enthusiast group, the Beard Liberation Front.

Theresa May

Theresa May is 'clutching at straws and clinging to wreckage', says Sir Bill Cash

Sir Bill Cash: Theresa May is 'clutching at straws and clinging to wreckage'

The chair of the European Scrutiny Committee has claimed Theresa May is "clutching at straws and clinging to wreckage" with her Brexit deal.

Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell: 'I've been offered a lot of money to go in to the jungle'

Alastair Campbell: 'I've been offered a lot of money to go in to the jungle'

The former Number 10 spin doctor revealed on the breakfast show he had been offered "a lot of money" to appear on a host of reality shows but said "no to all of them".

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018

ITV scraps plan to host Brexit TV debate on Sunday

ITV scraps plan to host Brexit TV debate on Sunday

ITV scraps plan to host Brexit TV debate on Sunday

ITV says it has scrapped plans to host a televised Brexit debate between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn on Sunday.

Nigel Farage: If 'we had Brexit', it 'wouldn't matter' if Jeremy Corbyn was Prime Minister

Nigel Farage: If 'we had Brexit', it 'wouldn't matter' if Jeremy Corbyn was Prime Minister

Nigel Farage: If 'we had Brexit', it 'wouldn't matter' if Corbyn won an election

Nigel Farage has said that if the UK succeeds in leaving the European Union, “it would not matter” if Jeremy Corbyn became Prime Minister.

Stanley Johnson: Brexit is a ‘win-win situation’ if May’s ‘nonsensical’ deal is ‘kicked out’

Stanley Johnson: Brexit is a ‘win-win situation’ if May’s ‘nonsensical’ deal is ‘kicked out’

Stanley Johnson: Brexit is ‘win-win’ if May’s ‘nonsensical’ deal is kicked out

Stanley Johnson, father of Boris and Jo Johnson, has said that “whatever happens, it is a win-win situation" as long as MPs rejected Theresa May's deal.

Conservative MP takes his attention away from Brexit to talk about seahorse conservation

Conservative MP takes his attention away from Brexit to talk about seahorse conservation

MP takes his attention away from Brexit to talk about seahorse conservation

Conservative MP Hugo Swire has left Brexit to one side in order to bring the “Government's attention” to the illegal trade of seahorses.

Boris Johnson gives 'full and unreserved apology' over failing to declare £52,000 in income

Boris Johnson gives 'full and unreserved apology' after failing to declare £52,000 in income

Boris Johnson apologises over failing to declare £52,000 in income

Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has offered a “full and unreserved apology” to MPs for failing to declare more than £52,000 in income.

Sammy Wilson: 'DUP will withdraw our support' if May pursues deal after meaningful vote

Sammy Wilson: 'DUP will withdraw our support' if May pursues deal after meaningful vote

Sammy Wilson: 'DUP will withdraw our support' if May pursues deal after vote

DUP Brexit spokesman Sammy Wilson said the party will back Theresa May if there was a no confidence vote, but would withdraw support if she continued to push her deal after it being voted down

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Lord Peter Lilley: ‘We won’t be crashing out of the EU, we will be cashing in’

Lord Peter Lilley: ‘We won’t be crashing out of the EU, we will be cashing in’

Lord Peter Lilley: ‘We won’t be crashing out of the EU, we will be cashing in’

Lord Peter Lilley, a former Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party, has said that if the UK left the European Union without a deal, “we won’t be crashing out, we will be cashing in.”

Theresa May accused of allowing EU to use Irish backstop as a ‘negotiating ploy’

Theresa May accused of allowing EU to use Irish backstop as a ‘negotiating ploy’

Theresa May accused of allowing EU to use Irish backstop as a ‘negotiating ploy’

The Prime Minister has rejected accusations that she allowed the European Union to use the issue of a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland as a “negotiating play”.

Brexit legal advice: What does it say, how does the backstop work and would Theresa May's deal keep the UK aligned to the EU?

Brexit legal advice: What does it say, how does the backstop work and would Theresa May's deal keep the UK aligned to the EU?

Brexit legal advice: The key points

The legal advice from Attorney General Geoffrey Cox to Theresa May on the Brexit backstop has been published. Here's what it says

Peter Bone MP: A no-confidence vote is needed to sort out the Tories ‘one way or another’

Peter Bone: It's a 'possibility' more Tories could submit no confidence letters in Theresa May

Peter Bone: It's a 'possibility' more Tories could submit no confidence letters

Conservative MP Peter Bone has said that a no-confidence vote in Theresa May is needed to sort out the Conservative party “one way or another” so that they can move forward.

Legal advice confirms backstop will keep the UK in the customs union - but what is a customs union?

Legal advice confirms backstop will keep the UK in a customs union - but what is a customs union?

What is the EU customs union?

A law professor explains what the EU customs union is and what it means for Britain, Northern Ireland and Brexit

Andy Burnham: 'The north-south divide has got even bigger'

Andy Burnham: 'Shovelling money into London' won't help the north of England grow

Andy Burnham: 'Shovelling money into London' won't help the north of England

Andy Burnham says 'shovelling money into London' to try and address affordability problems in the South East will not help the north of England grow

Dominic Raab: Staying in the EU would be 'historic humiliation' for the UK

Dominic Raab: Staying in the EU would be 'historic humiliation' for the UK

Dominic Raab: Staying in the EU would be 'historic humiliation' for the UK

Dominic Raab has said that Theresa May must 'stand up to Brussels' if her deal is voted down, and that there would be 'costs' to staying in the EU if Brexit was stalled

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Dragons’ Den’s Theo Paphitis: The Government has treated the public appallingly over Brexit

Dragons’ Den’s Theo Paphitis: The Government has treated the public appallingly over Brexit

Dragons’ Den’s Theo Paphitis: The Government has treated the public appallingly

Dragons’ Den’s Theo Paphitis has said that the Government has treated the British public “appallingly” over Brexit.

Theresa May named world’s second most powerful woman

Theresa May named world’s second most powerful woman

Theresa May named world’s second most powerful woman

Theresa May has held on to her title as the second most powerful woman in the world as she fights to win Parliament's approval of her Brexit deal, according to a ranking by Forbes.

Nigel Farage quits UKIP over Gerard Batten's 'obsession' with Tommy Robinson

Nigel Farage quits UKIP over Gerard Batten's 'obsession' with Tommy Robinson

Nigel Farage quits UKIP over leader's 'obsession' with Tommy Robinson

Nigel Farage has quit from UKIP after its leader Gerard Batten appointed Tommy Robinson as a personal advisor.

Geoffrey Cox

Brexit deal legal advice to be published after MPs find government in contempt of Parliament

Brexit deal legal advice to be published after MPs vote for contempt motion

The full legal advice about Theresa May's Brexit deal will be published after MPs found the government in contempt of Parliament.

Andrea

House of Commons leader rejects claims government is in contempt of Parliament

House of Commons leader rejects claims government is in contempt of Parliament

Andrea Leadsom has rejected claims that the government has acted in contempt of Parliament by refusing to publish the full legal advice on the Brexit deal.

Leave means Leave protesters

UK can stop Brexit process, says European Court of Justice official

UK can stop Brexit process, says European Court of Justice official

An official has claimed the UK can revoke Article 50 without the formal agreement of the 27 leaders of the other EU member states or EU Commission.

Sir Bernard Jenkin says government's next steps will 'determine its future'

Sir Bernard Jenkin says government's next steps will 'determine its future'

Sir Bernard Jenkin says government's next steps will 'determine its future'

Sir Bernard Jenkin told Julia Hartley-Brewer that how the government handles the Brexit fallout will have a knock-on effect

Suzanne Evans

UKIP is going down a 'rabid anti-Islam path', says Suzanne Evans

UKIP is going down a 'rabid anti-Islam path', says Suzanne Evans

The former deputy chair of UKIP has claimed she left her role at the party over fears it was becoming "vehemently anti-Islam".

Could the government be found in contempt of parliament over Brexit legal text?

Could the government be found in contempt of parliament over Brexit legal text?

Could the government be found in contempt of parliament over Brexit legal text?

MPs will vote on Monday as to whether the government is in contempt of parliament for not publishing the legal advice relating to the Brexit deal

Monday, December 3, 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018

Opposition parties launch contempt of Parliament case against Government over failure to publish full Brexit legal advice

Opposition parties launch contempt of Parliament case against Government over failure to publish full Brexit legal advice

Opposition parties launch contempt of Parliament case against Government

The opposition parties, which contains Labour, the Green Party, SNP, DUP, Plaid Cymru and Liberal Democrats, have launched a motion against the Government accusing them of Contempt of Parliament over the failure to publish the full legal advice on Theresa May's Brexit plan.

Attorney General Geoffrey Cox accused of ‘hiding behind convention’ over Brexit legal advice

Attorney General Geoffrey Cox accused of ‘hiding behind convention’ over Brexit legal advice

Attorney General accused of ‘hiding behind convention’ over Brexit legal advice

Attorney General Geoffrey Cox was accused of trying to "hide behind convention" in a bid to prevent publication of Brexit legal advice given to Cabinet.

Olly Robbins confirms backstop concerns as Jacob Rees-Mogg says the EU has the UK 'right where they wanted'

Olly Robbins confirms backstop concerns as Jacob Rees-Mogg says the EU has the UK 'exactly where they wanted'

Olly Robbins confirms backstop concerns to Jacob Rees-Mogg

During a Committee for Exiting the European Union session, Jacob Rees-Mogg quizzed Olly Robbins about his reported comments on the backstop and said it was a favourable situation only for the EU

'No Brexit' is a risk if deal is defeated, says Brexit Secretary

'No Brexit' is a risk if deal is defeated, says Brexit Secretary

'No Brexit' is a risk if deal is defeated, says Brexit Secretary

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay told the Committee for Exiting the European Union that 'no deal or no Brexit' were risks if the deal was defeated

Senior UKIP figure quits the party over leader’s association with Tommy Robinson

Senior UKIP figure quits the party over leader’s association with Tommy Robinson

Senior UKIP figure quits the party over leader’s association with Tommy Robinson

The former Deputy Chairwoman of UKIP has become the latest member to quit the party in protest at the leadership of Gerard Batten and his association with Tommy Robinson.

The Government will lose meaningful vote ‘potentially by a large margin’, says DUP’s Peter Weir

The Government will lose meaningful vote ‘potentially by a large margin’, says DUP’s Peter Weir

May will lose meaningful vote ‘by a large margin’, says DUP's Peter Weir

The Democratic Unionist Party’s Education Minister Peter Weir has said that unless “something very strange” happens, the Government will lose the meaningful vote on Theresa May’s EU Withdrawal Agreement next week, potentially “by a large margin”.

Nigel Farage would 'boycott' second referendum if the options were Theresa May's deal or Remain

Nigel Farage would 'boycott' second referendum if the options were Theresa May's deal or Remain

Nigel Farage would 'boycott' second vote if options were May deal or Remain

Nigel Farage told Julia Hartley-Brewer that there would be 'no acceptable form of Leave to vote for' if a second referendum offered a choice between Theresa May's deal or Remain

Theresa May must 'think again' about Brexit deal if it doesn't get through parliament, says Dominic Raab

Theresa May must 'think again' about Brexit deal if it doesn't get through parliament, says Dominic Raab

Theresa May must 'think again' about Brexit deal if vote is lost, says Raab

Former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab said that Theresa May should reconsider the terms of the deal if it's defeated in parliament, and that a rebellion was a 'risk'

Nigel Farage: 'Gerard Batten must stop focusing on Islam and obsessing over Tommy Robinson'

Nigel Farage: 'Gerard Batten must stop focusing on Islam and obsessing over Tommy Robinson'

Nigel Farage: 'Gerard Batten must stop obsessing over Tommy Robinson'

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage tells Julia Hartley-Brewer that he is concerned about current leader Gerard Batten's involvement with Tommy Robinson

Dominic Grieve predicts Tories would 'unite' behind Theresa May in no confidence vote

Dominic Grieve predicts Tories would 'unite' behind Theresa May in no confidence vote

Dominic Grieve predicts Tories would 'unite' behind May in no confidence vote

Former Attorney General Dominic Grieve says he would not vote against the Prime Minister if a no confidence vote in Theresa May was triggered

Irish backstop a 'bad outcome' for the UK, Theresa May secretly warned

Irish backstop a 'bad outcome' for the UK, Theresa May secretly warned

Irish backstop a 'bad outcome' for the UK, Theresa May secretly warned

Chief Brexit adviser Olly Robbins reportedly wrote to Theresa May warning the Irish border backstop would be a 'bad outcome'

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Saturday, December 1, 2018

UKIP leader’s appointment of Tommy Robinson poses ‘security risk’, claims MEP

UKIP leader’s appointment of Tommy Robinson poses ‘security risk’, claims MEP

UKIP leader’s appointment of Tommy Robinson poses ‘security risk’, claims MEP

A British MEP has warned that Tommy Robinson – real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon – poses a potential “security risk” to the European Parliament after being appointed as a personal advisor to UKIP’s leader Gerard Batten.

Universities minister resigns over Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Universities minister resigns over Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Universities minister resigns over Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Universities Minister Sam Gyimah has resigned from his role as Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, describing the Prime Minister’s deal as giving us the UK’s ‘voice and vote’.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018

Exclusive: John McDonnell begins to prepare for Treasury takeover in case of 'government collapse' over Brexit deal vote

Exclusive: John McDonnell begins to prepare for Treasury takeover in case of 'government collapse' over Brexit deal vote

Exclusive: John McDonnell prepares for Treasury takeover in case of election

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has written to Treasury Secretary Tom Scholar asking for an urgent meeting in case the government collapses over Brexit deal

Migration figures 'not looking good for a government that wants to reduce migration'

Migration figures 'not looking good for a government that wants to reduce migration'

Migration figures 'not looking good for a government that wants to reduce migra

Migration Watch spokesman Neil Anderson comments on non-EU migration being at its highest level since 2004

Labour supporting a second referendum would alienate working class voters, says Labour Leave chair

Labour supporting a second referendum would alienate working class voters, says Labour Leave chair

Labour supporting a second referendum would 'alienate working class voters'

Brendan Chilton of Labour Leave told Julia Hartley-Brewer that Labour should not support a second Brexit referendum

Lord Adonis responds to #VicarGate: 'I wish to appear on Newsnight to represent the Church of the Unicorns for Brexit'

Lord Adonis responds to #VicarGate: 'I wish to appear on Newsnight to represent the Church of the Unicorns for Brexit'

Lord Adonis on #VicarGate: 'I represent the Church of the Unicorns for Brexit'

Lord Andrew Adonis criticised the BBC for their choice of Newsnight panellist - an unconventional pastor and actor, Lynn Hayter

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Sir Vince Cable: 'Theresa May's no-deal threats are scaremongering of the worst kind'

Sir Vince Cable: 'Theresa May's no-deal threats are scaremongering of the worst kind'

Vince Cable: Theresa May's no-deal threats 'scaremongering of the worst kind'

Sir Vince Cable has criticised the Prime Minister's assertion that she'll step up no-deal preparations if MPs refuse to back her Brexit deal

#VicarGate: Did Newsnight get an actor to pose as Brexiteer pastor guest Lynn Hayter?

Did Newsnight get an actor to pose as Brexiteer pastor guest Lynn Hayter?

Social media users have accused Newsnight of hiring an actor to participate in a Brexit debate. The BBC denies the claims

Leave Means Leave chair: 'If Conservatives don't deliver on Brexit, Corbyn could win the next election'

Leave Means Leave chair: 'If Conservatives don't deliver on Brexit, Corbyn could win the next election'

Leave Means Leave chair: 'Breaking Brexit promises could put Corbyn in power'

John Longworth of Leave Means Leave tells James Whale that if the Conservative party presses on with Theresa May's deal, Jeremy Corbyn could take power

John McDonnell: ‘I thought Remain would win the referendum'

John McDonnell: ‘I thought Remain would win the referendum'

John McDonnell: ‘I thought Remain would win the referendum'

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has said that he “could palpably feel the vote was gone” for Remain before the EU Referendum result was in.

Labour MP tells House of Commons he is HIV positive because he felt 'a duty' ahead of World AIDS Day

Labour MP reveals to House of Commons he is HIV positive because he felt 'a duty' ahead of World AIDS Day

Labour MP reveals he is HIV positive because he felt 'a duty'

Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle has revealed to the House of Commons that he is HIV positive ahead of World AIDS Day on Saturday.

Former Brexit Secretaries Dominic Raab and David Davis win award for ‘Cabinet Resignation of the Year’

Former Brexit Secretaries Dominic Raab and David Davis win award for ‘Cabinet Resignation of the Year’

Dominic Raab and David Davis win award for ‘Cabinet Resignation of the Year'

Former Brexit Secretaries Dominic Raab and David Davis have won an award for the best ‘Cabinet Resignation of the Year’.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Matt Hancock struggles to describe how the NHS would benefit from Brexit

Matt Hancock struggles to describe how the NHS would benefit from Brexit

Matt Hancock struggles to describe how the NHS would benefit from Brexit

When asked by MP Luciana Berger what the benefits of leaving the EU would be for the NHS, Health Secretary Matt Hancock appeared to struggle to give an answer

Prime Minister's Questions: Tory rebellion and Theresa May's 'weekend shopping list'

Prime Minister's Questions: Tory rebellion and Theresa May's 'weekend shopping list'

Prime Minister's Questions: Tory rebellion and Theresa May's 'shopping list'

What happened in today's PMQs? Political Editor Ross Kempsell breaks down the key moments in the House of Commons.

Theresa May ‘will take no lectures’ from Corbyn who has seen '100 frontbench resignations'

Theresa May ‘will take no lectures’ from Corbyn who has seen '100 frontbench resignations'

Theresa May 'will take no lectures’ from Corbyn who has seen '100 resignations'

The Prime Minister has said she will take “no lectures” from Jeremy Corbyn after he told her to “make way” for an alternative Brexit plan.

Sammy Wilson

Theresa May has 'united' Brexiteers and Remainers with Brexit deal, says Sammy Wilson

Theresa May has 'united' Brexiteers and Remainers with Brexit deal

The DUP's Brexit spokesman has claimed the Prime Minister has "united all sides" against her Brexit deal.

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