Politics

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Jonathan Ashworth dismisses attack on Jeremy Corbyn as ‘banter’

Jonathan Ashworth dismisses attack on Jeremy Corbyn as ‘banter’

The shadow health secretary claimed that Labour faces an "abysmal" situation in parts of the country where voters "can't stand Corbyn".

Layla Moran: I am a Remainer as much as I am a woman

Layla Moran: I am a Remainer as much as I am a woman

The Liberal Democrat candidate has said she could never give up campaigning for the UK to stay in the European Union.

Picture of boy on hospital floor 'in no way staged'

Picture of boy on hospital floor 'in no way staged'

The reporter who obtained a picture of a four-year-old asleep on a hospital floor has defended the image, amid allegations it is fake.

Laura Kuenssberg under fire for 'punch' claim

Laura Kuenssberg under fire for 'punch' claim

The BBC's political editor falsely reported that a Tory staffer had been punched by a Labour activist.

Ken Livingstone: Election being fought over 'unregulated' internet

Ken Livingstone: Election being fought over 'unregulated' internet

The former Labour Mayor of London said he was "worried" about the increasing role of the internet in election campaigning.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Monday, December 9, 2019

Nigel Farage: 'I will not vote Conservative'

Nigel Farage: 'I will not vote Conservative'

It is unclear who he will back at the election, given that no Brexit Party candidates are standing in Conservative-held seats where he is likely to vote.

Boris Johnson asked to apologise after boy sleeps on hospital floor

Boris Johnson asked to apologise after boy sleeps on hospital floor

Four-year-old Jack Williment was pictured sleeping on the floor as he waited for a bed at Leeds General Infirmary.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Friday, December 6, 2019

Nigel Farage urged to back Tories to become a 'national hero'

Nigel Farage urged to back Tories to become a 'national hero'

Former Brexit Party MEP John Longworth called on the Brexit Party leader to give the Tories a "free run".

Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson to go head-to-head for second time

Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson to go head-to-head for second time

The pair will take part in their second televised head-to-head debate of the election campaign tonight.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Brexit Party MEPs quit to back Boris Johnson’s deal

Brexit Party MEPs quit to back Boris Johnson’s deal

Nigel Farage said he was "disappointed" that three of his MEPs had quit the party in order to support the Prime Minister's Brexit deal.

NHS doctor stages ‘train talk’ urging people to vote

NHS doctor stages ‘train talk’ urging people to vote

A junior NHS doctor has taken to public transport to deliver a speech urging commuters to vote in next week’s general election.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Chuka Umunna: PM risks becoming ‘President Trump’s poodle’

Chuka Umunna: PM risks becoming ‘President Trump’s poodle’

The Liberal Democrat has criticised Boris Johnson’s “close relationship” with Donald Trump as the UK hosts a summit of the 29 Nato leaders.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

NHS papers leaked in ‘similar fashion’ to Russian operation

NHS papers leaked in ‘similar fashion’ to Russian operation

The way the details a potential trade deal with the US were leaked online "closely resembled” Russian dissemination, a report has found.

Donald Trump: America wants 'nothing to do with' NHS

Donald Trump: America wants 'nothing to do with' NHS

President Donald Trump has arrived in the UK for a reception at Buckingham Palace to mark the 70th anniversary of Nato.

Boris Johnson accused of ‘politicising’ London Bridge deaths

Row over Boris Johnson ‘politicising’ London Bridge terror deaths

The father of one victim has asked that his son's death not be used to further an "agenda of hate" and justify "draconian sentences".

Friday, November 29, 2019

Friday, November 29, 2019

John McDonnell: Climate change is top priority for every UK region

John McDonnell: Climate change is top priority for every UK region

The shadow chancellor said talking to local communities showed tackling climate change to be the “number one priority” in every UK region.

Labour candidate to report Tory rival to police for 'hate crime'

Labour candidate to report Tory rival to police for 'hate crime'

Kuldip Sahota is making a formal complaint against his Conservative rival Philip Dunne, who said he was "talking through his turban".

Stanley Johnson: 'Sad' that PM's absence clouded climate debate

Stanley Johnson: 'Sad' that PM's absence clouded climate debate

The environmentalist said he was disappointed his son's absence from last night's debate had "taken over" from the issue of climate change.

Kate Hoey: Labour's bid to woo Brexit voters ‘too little too late’

Kate Hoey: Labour's bid to woo Brexit voters ‘too little too late’

The ex-Labour MP said the party's plan to change campaign strategy and appeal to Leave voters was "much too late and much too little".

Michael Gove turned away from leaders’ climate change debate

Michael Gove turned away from leaders’ climate change debate

Michael Gove has accused opposition party leaders of a “denial of democracy” after he was refused entry to a leaders’ debate on the climate.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Tory candidate told Sikh rival he was 'talking through his turban'

Tory candidate told Sikh rival he was 'talking through his turban'

A Conservative candidate has apologised for the "derogatory" remark directed at his Labour rival during a debate in Shropshire.

Liberal Democrats pledge to scrap 195-year-old Vagrancy Act

Liberal Democrats pledge to scrap 195-year-old Vagrancy Act

Christine Jardine told talkRADIO her party would scrap the "abhorrent" Vagrancy Act, which criminalises sleeping on the street.

Matt Hancock: NHS is not for sale

Matt Hancock: NHS is not for sale

The Health Secretary responds to a claim by Jeremy Corbyn that the service could be privatised

Iain Duncan Smith: Labour NHS claims ‘madness on stilts’

Iain Duncan Smith: Labour NHS claims ‘madness on stilts’

The Tory candidate has maintained that the NHS is not for sale but argued it would be "madness" not to make health trade deals with the US.

Poll: Conservatives on course for 68-seat majority win

Poll: Conservatives on course for 68-seat majority win

A YouGov poll using data from around 100,000 panellists has said that the Conservatives would win the general election if it was held today.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Nicola Sturgeon: Scots pay heavy price for Tory Brexit 'obsession'

Nicola Sturgeon: Scots pay heavy price for Tory Brexit 'obsession'

She said her country will pay a price for the Conservatives’ “obsession” with Brexit and Labour’s “woeful lack of leadership”.

Jeremy Corbyn: Boris Johnson trying to ‘cover up’ NHS sale

Jeremy Corbyn: Boris Johnson trying to ‘cover up’ NHS sale

He said he has obtained official documents that show the NHS would be “up for sale” under a post-Brexit trade deal.

Robert Jenrick: Antisemitism falls if Jeremy Corbyn steps down

Robert Jenrick: Antisemitism falls if Jeremy Corbyn steps down

The Housing Secretary said “antisemitism will abate in the Labour Party when Jeremy Corbyn is no longer its leader”

Jeremy Corbyn refuses to apologise to Jewish community

Jeremy Corbyn refuses to apologise to Jewish community

He declined multiple opportunities to apologise to the Jewish community after the Chief Rabbi said he was unfit to be Prime Minister.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Boris Johnson dismisses criticism of Tory handling of Islamophobia

Boris Johnson dismisses criticism of Tory handling of Islamophobia

The Prime Minster has said Conservative members guilty of discrimination are dismissed from the party "first bounce".

Michael Gove’s Stormzy tweet met with ridicule

Michael Gove’s Stormzy tweet met with ridicule

Michael Gove has responded to criticism of comments he made about rapper Stormzy on talkRADIO by quoting the grime artist on Twitter..

Chief Rabbi: Soul of the nation at stake if Labour wins

Chief Rabbi: Soul of the nation at stake if Labour wins

He has weighed into the election for the first time in history, warning the “overwhelming majority of British Jews are gripped by anxiety”.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Monday, November 25, 2019

General election 2019: What do the manifestos promise?

General election 2019: What do the manifestos promise?

All of the 2019 election manifestos have now been published. Here’s your guide to what is being promise ahead of the December 12 poll.

Celebrities push last-minute registration surge

Celebrities push last-minute registration surge

Nearly three million people have registered to vote in the past month, ahead of the 11.59pm November 26 deadline.

Chuka Umunna: Only Boris Johnson knows whether he is a racist

Chuka Umunna: Only Boris Johnson knows whether he is a racist

He accused Boris Johnson of saying and doing “racist” things, but did not go so far as to call him a racist.

Brandon Lewis: Jeremy Corbyn would ‘nationalise Christmas’

Brandon Lewis: Jeremy Corbyn would ‘nationalise Christmas’

He said the Labour manifesto is “fantasyland stuff”, and defended the Tory manifesto as “an exciting journey of travel”.

Fact checkers criticise Tory manifesto

Fact checkers criticise Tory manifesto

Fact-checking organisations have questioned the Conservative Party’s financial figures after it released its manifesto on Sunday.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019

Plaid Cymru offers ‘green jobs revolution’ in manifesto launch

Plaid Cymru offers ‘green jobs revolution’ in manifesto launch

Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price has promised to create tens of thousands of jobs in a “green jobs revolution” during his manifesto launch.

John McDonnell: Economists ‘got it wrong’ on Labour manifesto

John McDonnell: Economists ‘got it wrong’ on Labour manifesto

He said the Institute for Fiscal Studies failed to look at the complete Labour policy before passing judgement on its manifesto.

Rishi Sunak: Labour manifesto will hit everyone in their wallets

Rishi Sunak: Labour manifesto will hit everyone in their wallets

He accused Labour of pretending it can fund its manifesto without costing most taxpayers.

Keir Starmer: Country will not go back to normal after Brexit

Keir Starmer: Country will not go back to normal after Brexit

Sir Keir Starmer has warned Britain “won’t go back to normal” no matter whether Britain leaves the European Union or decides to stay.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Jess Phillips labels Conservatives 'serial liars' over tweet

Jess Phillips labels Conservatives 'serial liars' over tweet

The Conservative Party has been accused of misleading voters on social media for the second time in three days.

Jeremy Corbyn attacks ‘rigged’ system in manifesto launch

Jeremy Corbyn attacks ‘rigged’ system in manifesto launch

He promised to break down a system built by the “rich and powerful” at Labour’s manifesto launch in Birmingham.

Labour to reveal manifesto for ‘real change’

Labour to reveal manifesto for ‘real change’

Jeremy Corbyn will reveal Labour’s manifesto, which is set to include a second Brexit referendum and free broadband for all.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Chuka Umunna: Corbyn and PM 'pose a threat' to union of UK

Chuka Umunna: Corbyn and PM 'pose a threat' to union of UK

The Liberal Democrat said the two party leaders were both "a threat" to the union of the United Kingdom.

Tory candidate: Send 'nuisance' council tenants to labour camps

Tory candidate: Send 'nuisance' council tenants to labour camps

Tory election candidate Lee Anderson suggested sending "nuisance" council house tenants to labour camps and making them live in tents.

Ken Livingstone: Boris Johnson ‘just wants to be a celebrity’

Ken Livingstone: Boris Johnson ‘just wants to be a celebrity’

The former Labour London Mayor said the Prime Minister is "happy to keep talking about Brexit" because he has no "great political agenda".

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Amelia Womack: Climate change will get even more expensive

Amelia Womack: Climate change will get even more expensive

Deputy leader Amelia Womack has said if the UK doesn't invest in climate change now, dealing with the effects will be "even more expensive".

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn to go head-to-head in TV debate

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn to go head-to-head in TV debate

The Prime Minister has written a letter to the leader of the opposition ahead of the hour-long showdown, asking him about his Brexit stance.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Monday, November 18, 2019

Lib Dems and SNP lose High Court challenge against ITV

Lib Dems and SNP lose High Court challenge against ITV

The Liberal Democrats and SNP have lost a High Court challenge against ITV over its decision to exclude their party leaders from a televised election debate.

Candidates in Jo Cox's former seat pledge to campaign peacefully

Candidates in Jo Cox's former seat pledge to campaign peacefully

The pledge commits the candidates to foster "constructive democratic debate" and to treat their opponents with dignity and respect.

Corbyn jokes Prime Minister is his 'warm-up act' at CBI event

Corbyn jokes Prime Minister is his 'warm-up act' at CBI event

The Labour leader made the jibe after Boris Johnson's address at the annual Confederation of British Industry conference.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Friday, November 15, 2019

General election 2019: Full list of candidates in England

General election 2019: Full list of candidates in England

The full list of candidates standing in England at the 2019 general election.

General election 2019: Full list of candidates in Wales

General election 2019: Full list of candidates in Wales

There are 40 parliamentary seats up for grabs in Wales in the general election on December 12. Find out who's running here.

General election 2019: Full list of candidates in Scotland

General election 2019: Full list of candidates in Scotland

The general election will see 59 MPs elected in Scotland - take a look at who is running.

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