Politics

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Anne Widdecombe

Ann Widdecombe: Theresa May's Brexit deal is a 'surrender' to the EU

Ann Widdecombe: Theresa May's Brexit deal is a 'surrender' to the EU

The former shadow home secretary slated the Prime Minister's Brexit deal, branding it a "surrender" to the European Union.

Norman Lamb

MPs block Norman Lamb's bid to legalise cannabis

MPs block Norman Lamb's bid to legalise cannabis

A move to legalise cannabis by Liberal Democrat MP Norman Lamb has been blocked by MPs.

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP: It was worth losing a day’s pay for lifting the mace to highlight this ‘disgrace of undermining democracy’

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP: It was worth losing a day’s pay for lifting the mace to highlight this ‘disgrace of undermining democracy’

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP: It was worth losing a day's pay for lifting the mace

Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle has said that it was worth losing a day’s pay over lifting the mace in the House of Commons, because it might “highlight the disgrace of undermining democracy” that is being conducted by Theresa May’s government.

 Kate Hoey MP: After ‘back-stabbing’ the DUP, Theresa May cannot expect loyalty

Kate Hoey MP: After ‘backstabbing’ the DUP Theresa May cannot expect loyalty

Kate Hoey MP: After ‘backstabbing’ the DUP Theresa May cannot expect loyalty

Labour MP Kate Hoey has said that the Prime Minister should not “expect loyalty” from the DUP after “backstabbing” them over the Irish Brexit backstop.

Parliament

Armed police arrest man inside gates of Parliament

Armed police arrest man inside gates of Parliament

An alleged intruder has been arrested by armed police inside the Palace of Westminster.

Crispin Blunt MP: ‘I submitted my no confidence letter twice’

Crispin Blunt MP: ‘I submitted my no confidence letter twice’

Crispin Blunt MP: ‘I submitted my no confidence letter twice’

Conservative MP Crispin Blunt has admitted that he submitted his no confidence letter in Theresa May twice, after withdrawing it earlier this year when Theresa May brought back a deal from the EU.

Lord Heseltine: ‘The British people were conned’ during the EU referendum

Lord Heseltine: ‘The British people were conned’ during the EU referendum

Lord Heseltine: ‘The British people were conned’ during the EU referendum

Lord Michael Heseltine, a former Deputy Prime Minister has said that the British people were “conned” into voting Leave during the EU referendum in 2016.

Jacob Rees-Mogg: It is in the European Union’s ‘financial interest’ not to ‘punish’ the UK over Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg: It is in the European Union’s ‘financial interest’ not to ‘punish’ the UK over Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg: It is in the EU’s ‘financial interest’ not to ‘punish' us

Jacob Rees-Mogg has said that the EU is “unlikely” to give the UK a “punishment Brexit” because the UK has a £95bn trade deficit with the EU.

Andrew Bridgen MP: Theresa May now thinks ‘any deal is better than no deal’

Andrew Bridgen MP: Theresa May now thinks ‘any deal is better than no deal’

Andrew Bridgen MP: Theresa May now thinks ‘any deal is better than no deal’

Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen has said that Theresa May now think “any deal is better than no deal”, adding that if the Prime Minister’s agreement was not a bad deal, he did not know “what a bad deal looks like”.

Iain Duncan Smith: The 2017 General Election was ‘one of the worst decisions in history’

Iain Duncan Smith: The 2017 General Election was ‘one of the worst decisions in history’

Iain Duncan Smith: The 2017 Election was ‘one of the worst decisions in history'

Conservative MP Iain Duncan Smith has said Theresa May’s decision to hold a General Election in 2017 was “one of the worst decisions made by any government”.

Opposition leaders unite to accuse Theresa May of contempt for Parliament

Opposition leaders unite to accuse Theresa May of contempt of Parliament

Opposition leaders unite to accuse Theresa May of contempt of Parliament

Opposition leaders have joined forces to accuse Theresa May of showing contempt ofParliament.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

Theresa May

Theresa May reveals she called off Brexit deal vote over rejection fears

Theresa May reveals she called off Brexit deal vote over rejection fears

In a statement to the House of Commons, the Prime Minister said she had deferred Tuesday's Brexit deal vote because it "would be rejected by a significant margin".

Tweet

Sir Alan Duncan MP accuses colleague of stealing phone and tweeting profanity

Sir Alan Duncan MP accuses colleague of stealing phone and tweeting profanity

The Conservative MP apologised after tweeting the word "bollocks" to a BBC journalist, accusing a "mischievous colleague" of writing it.

Facebook

Government spent almost £100k on Facebook campaign promoting Brexit deal

Government spent almost £100k on Facebook campaign promoting Brexit deal

The UK government spent nearly £100,000 on a Facebook adverts promoting the Prime Minister's Brexit deal in the lead up to the meaningful vote, official figures show.

Theresa May to address MPs as historic Brexit vote is called off

Theresa May to address MPs as historic Brexit vote is called off

Theresa May to address MPs as historic Brexit vote is called off

Theresa May is calling off the vote on her Brexit deal in the face of what had been expected to be a significant defeat at the hands of rebel MPs.

Nigel Evans MP: ‘The Prime Minister knows she is in dangerous territory’ over her Brexit deal

Nigel Evans MP: ‘The Prime Minister knows she is in dangerous territory’ over her Brexit deal

Nigel Evans MP: ‘The Prime Minister knows she is in dangerous territory’

Conservative MP Nigel Evans has said that Theresa May knows she is in “dangerous territory” with the possibility of her EU Withdrawal Agreement being rejected on Tuesday.

The European Court of Justice ruling makes ‘the second referendum more likely’, says chair of Leave Means Leave Richard Tice

The European Court of Justice ruling makes ‘the second referendum more likely’, says chair of Leave Means Leave Richard Tice

The ECJ ruling makes ‘the second referendum more likely’, says Richard Tice

Richard Tice, the co-chair of Leave Means Leave has said that the European court ruling that Brexit can be stopped by the UK makes the chances of a “second referendum even more likely”.

‘I would put £10 on Boris Johnson’ to be next Tory leader, says politics professor

‘I would put £10 on Boris Johnson’ to be next Tory leader if it was up to the grassroots, says politics professor

‘I would put £10 on Boris’ to be next Tory leader, says politics professor

Politics Professor Matthew Goodwin, from the University of Kent has said he would “put £10 on Boris” to be the next Conservative leader because he is “popular in the grassroots”.

The European Court ruling does not change anything, says former minister

The European Court ruling does not change anything, says former minister

The European Court ruling does not change anything, says former minister

Theresa Villiers, the former Northern Ireland Secretary has said that the European Court ruling that the UK can unilaterally stop Brexit, does not change anything.

UK can unilaterally stop Brexit, says European Court

UK can unilaterally stop Brexit, says European Court

UK can unilaterally stop Brexit, says European Court

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the UK can unilaterally revoke its withdrawal from the EU.

Will the meaningful vote go ahead?

Will the meaningful vote go ahead?

Will the meaningful vote go ahead?

36 hours from the meaningful vote and there is still no certainty over whether it will go ahead.

Gisela Stuart: This is Theresa May’s ‘last chance’ to get a better Brexit deal from the EU

Gisela Stuart: This is Theresa May’s ‘last chance’ to get a better Brexit deal from the EU

Gisela Stuart: This is May’s ‘last chance’ to get a better deal from the EU

Gisela Stuart, Chair of Change Britain has said that Theresa May must use the £39bn divorce bill to negotiate a better Brexit deal, adding that it is “her last chance”.

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.

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