Politics

Monday, March 18, 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019

Fiona Onasanya

Disgraced MP posts video maintaining innocence

Disgraced MP posts video maintaining innocence

Fiona Onasanya has posted a video online maintaining her innocence, after serving one month in jail for perverting the course of justice.

Brexit march

Farage's Brexit march was never 'about the numbers'

Farage's Brexit march was never 'about the numbers'

Leave Means Leave co-chair Richard Tice has dismissed criticism of the number of marchers that turned up to the 270-mile 'Brexit betrayal' event led by Nigel Farage.

Esther McVey

Esther McVey: Majority of MPs trying to 'frustrate Brexit'

Esther McVey: Majority of MPs trying to 'frustrate Brexit'

The MP said she would vote in favour of Theresa May's deal this week, and appeared on the breakfast show to discuss why.

Sir Vince Cable

Sir Vince Cable: 'Thoroughly bad' Brexit deal won't get our support

Sir Vince Cable: 'Thoroughly bad' Brexit deal won't get our support

The Liberal Democrat leader said his party will vote against Theresa May's Brexit deal this week, and "won't change" their minds.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Nick Boles

Nick Boles quits local Tory Party in Brexit row

Nick Boles quits local Tory Party in Brexit row

The Conservative MP has left his local Conservative association after a rift over his stance on a no-deal Brexit.

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage begins 200 mile 'Brexit betrayal' march

Nigel Farage begins 200 mile 'Brexit betrayal' march

The 14-day march has kicked off in Sunderland and will finish in Westminster.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Friday, March 15, 2019

David Steel

David Steel’s ‘shocking testimony’ is a 'tragedy' for abuse victims

David Steel’s ‘shocking testimony’ is a 'tragedy' for abuse victims

David Steel’s failure to recognise he should have acted on child sexual abuse allegations about Cyril Smith is a ‘tragedy’ according to the director of a child sexual abuse charity.

Owen Paterson

Owen Paterson: MPs 'idiotic' for voting to delay Brexit

Owen Paterson: MPs 'idiotic' for voting to delay Brexit

The Conservative MP said he thought it was "idiotic" for politicians to support a government motion to extend Article 50.

World leaders show support for Christchurch victims

World leaders show support for Christchurch victims

Theresa May and Donald Trump have led world leaders in condemning the Christchurch terror attack.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Knife tweet

MP admits his GPS knife idea 'probably s**t'

MP admits his GPS knife idea 'probably s**t'

The Conservative MP who suggested that all knives should be equipped with GPS trackers to combat knife crime has admitted it was “probably a s**t idea".

Jimmy Savile

Savile child abuse claims 'sent to Honours Committee in 1998'

Savile child abuse claims 'sent to Honours Committee in 1998'

The Honours Committee received anonymous allegations of child sexual abuse against Jimmy Savile in 1998, an inquiry has heard.

Tim Farron

Tim Farron: Second referendum 'least messy' way of solving Brexit

Tim Farron: Second referendum 'least messy' way of solving Brexit

The former Lib Dem leader said the question of leave or remain was too "vague", and a second referendum was needed to move forward.

Knife offences hit highest level in a decade

Knife offences hit highest level in a decade

The number of criminals caught with knives or dangerous weapons has hit its highest level in nearly a decade, according to official figures.

Commons

MPs back Brexit delay

MPs back Brexit delay

A total of 412 MPs have voted to delay Brexit, with just 202 voting against it.

Gavin Williamson confirms MoD will support Bloody Sunday soldier

Gavin Williamson confirms MoD will support Bloody Sunday soldier

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has confirmed the Ministry of Defence would support a British soldier facing murder charges from 1972.

John Mann MP

John Mann tells fellow MPs to ‘get on with it and vote deal through’

John Mann tells fellow MPs to ‘get on with it and vote deal through’

Labour MP John Mann has called on his fellow MPs to vote for the Prime Minister’s deal and “let the people get on with their lives”.

Mark Francois MP on Parliament: ‘I have seen better run Parish councils'

Mark Francois MP on Parliament: ‘I have seen better run Parish councils'

Mark Francois MP on Parliament: ‘I have seen better run Parish councils'

Mark Francois from the European Research Group has said that he has seen “better run Parish councils” than what he saw in the House of Commons this week.

EU’s Donald Tusk to ask EU leaders to be open to long Brexit extension

Donald Tusk to ask EU leaders to be open to long Brexit extension

Donald Tusk to ask EU leaders to be open to long Brexit extension

The European Council president has said he would appeal to EU leaders to be open to the option of a long extension on Brexit.

Owen Smith MP to Julia: ‘My fear is that you will win and Brexit will pass’

Owen Smith: ‘My fear is that Brexit will pass’

Owen Smith: ‘My fear is that Brexit will pass’

Labour MP Owen Smith has said that he thinks Brexiteers like talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer will “win and Brexit will pass”.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Boris Johnson

Johnson’s ‘spaffed’ comment an ‘affront to victims’, says NSPCC

Johnson’s ‘spaffed’ comment an ‘affront to victims’, says NSPCC

Boris Johnson has been urged to apologise to child abuse victims after claiming police funding is being “spaffed up the wall” investigating historic allegations.

Spending windfall 'not a bribe' says Treasury minister

Spending windfall 'not a bribe' says Treasury minister

Treasury minister John Glen has denied the Chancellor is attempting to bribe MPs into voting for a Brexit deal.

Dominic Grieve: ‘Substantial majority’ will vote against no-deal

Dominic Grieve: ‘Substantial majority’ will vote against no-deal

Former attorney general Dominic Grieve has said he expects the motion ruling out no-deal to pass with a “substantial majority” tonight.

Tommy Robinson

Policeman who told Tommy Robinson to leave pub 'did not know who he was'

Policeman who told Tommy Robinson to leave pub 'did not know who he was'

A police officer who moved Tommy Robinson on from a pub has told a court he did not know who he was at the time.

Refugees

EU 'complicit' in Croatian human rights abuse, report claims

EU 'complicit' in Croatian human rights abuse, report claims

EU leaders are "complicit" in human rights abuses committed by Croatia police, according to an Amnesty International report. 

Brexit

May’s deal ‘is going to come back’ according to Open Europe director

May’s deal ‘is going to come back’ according to Open Europe director

Michael Gove’s former advisor Henry Newman has said the Prime Minister could still convince MPs to back her Brexit deal.

Philip Hammond

5 key announcements from the Spring statement

5 key announcements from the Spring statement

From supercomputers to knife crime funding, here are the key announcements in the chancellor's Spring statement.

Theresa May

PMQs: May insists UK will leave with a 'good deal' on March 29

PMQs: May insists UK will leave with a 'good deal' on March 29

The Prime Minister told MPs she still believes the UK can leave with a “good deal” on the 29 March.

MPs reject no-deal under any circumstance

MPs reject no-deal under any circumstance

MPs have voted to rule out a no-deal Brexit under any circumstance in a major defeat for Theresa May.

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson: Police funding 'spaffed up the wall' investigating historic sex abuse

Boris Johnson: Funding 'spaffed up the wall' investigating historic sex abuse

The former cabinet minister claimed looking into historic child sex abuse cases had wasted an "awful lot" of police funding.

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Remainers would ask for third referendum if they lost again

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Remainers would ask for third referendum if they lost again

The Conservative politician said a second referendum would not be a "solution" to Brexit.

James Cleverly

'Deeply unfair' to criticise Theresa May for handling of Brexit

'Deeply unfair' to criticise Theresa May for handling of Brexit

Deputy Conservative chair James Cleverly has said the Prime Minister "inherited" Brexit, and should therefore not be blamed for her handling of it.

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage: No-deal Brexit is an 'act of liberation'

Nigel Farage: No-deal Brexit is an 'act of liberation'

The former UKIP leader has called for politicians to "grasp" the prospect of a no-deal Brexit, claiming it would be an "act of liberation" for the UK.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Nigel Dodds

What is the 'Star Chamber'?

What is the 'Star Chamber'?

Mentions of the 'Star Chamber' have been banded about in the world of politics this week - but what is it?

'Deep regret' that police not told child sex abuse claim about senior MP

'Deep regret' that police not told child sex abuse claim about senior MP

Margaret Thatcher has been accused of protecting a Conservative MP under suspicion of child abuse, according to disclosed MI5 files.

Gove and Johnson

Brexiteers didn't have 'courage' to tell voters of Brexit consequences

Brexiteers didn't have 'courage' to tell voters of Brexit consequences

Stephen Gethins MP has accused Brexit-backing politicians of not having the "courage" to tell voters what Brexit would mean for the UK.

Theresa May

Theresa May's Brexit deal rejected

Theresa May's Brexit deal rejected

Theresa May's Brexit deal has been defeated by a majority of 149 votes.

Pro-EU activists set up satirical 'March to Leave' website to troll Nigel Farage

Pro-EU activists set up satirical 'March to Leave' website to mock Nigel Farage

Pro-EU activists set up satirical 'March to Leave' website to mock Nigel Farage

Anti-Brexit group Led By Donkeys has created a rival website for the ‘March to Leave’ – which encourages Brexiteers to march from Sunderland to London in support of Brexit.

Tom Watson

Labour must restore 'tolerance' or face split, warns Tom Watson

Labour must restore 'tolerance' or face split, warns Tom Watson

Labour deputy leader Tom Watson has said the party must restore “pluralism and tolerance” or risk the biggest schism in its history.

Stephen Barclay

Brexit Secretary admits changes do not prevent indefinite backstop

Brexit Secretary admits changes do not prevent indefinite backstop

Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay has admitted that the UK could remain indefinitely within the backstop despite the changes secured to the withdrawal agreement.

Geoffrey Cox

Geoffrey Cox: May's deal could leave us trapped in backstop

Geoffrey Cox: May's deal could leave us trapped in backstop

Theresa May's last-minute Brexit agreements "reduce the risk" that the UK could be trapped indefinitely in the backstop, but do not remove it altogether, the Attorney General has told the House of Commons.

Kate Hoey

Kate Hoey: 'Ridiculous' for vote to go ahead tonight

Kate Hoey: 'Ridiculous' for vote to go ahead tonight

Labour leaver Kate Hoey has said it is “ridiculous” MPs must vote on the withdrawal agreement tonight after having less than 24 hours to scrutinise the changes secured by the Prime Minister.

David Davis: Theresa May’s deal will ‘deliver Brexit’ if it has ‘legal force’

David Davis: Theresa May’s deal will deliver Brexit if it has legal force

David Davis: Theresa May’s deal will deliver Brexit if it has legal force

The former Brexit secretary has said that Theresa May’s Brexit deal will deliver Brexit after she insisted that she has secured legally binding changes to her withdrawal agreement.

May urges MPs to back Brexit deal after securing ‘legally binding’ changes

May urges MPs to back Brexit deal after securing ‘legally binding’ changes

May urges MPs to back Brexit deal after securing ‘legally binding’ changes

The Prime Minister has insisted that she has secured “legally binding” changes to the Brexit deal which ensure the Irish backstop cannot be permanent.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019

Theresa May

Brexit minister: Meaningful Vote will be held tomorrow

Brexit minister: Meaningful Vote will be held tomorrow

The government will hold the so-called "meaningful vote" tomorrow, according to junior Brexit minister Robin Walker.

Dawn Butler: ‘We have to have compassion’ for ISIS children

Dawn Butler: ‘We have to have compassion’ for ISIS children

Labour frontbencher Dawn Butler has accused Sajid Javid’s of using so-called ‘ISIS brides’ as “pawns” in his bid to become Conservative leader.

Lord Adonis: Theresa May’s deal is ‘£39bn for a load of junk’

Lord Adonis: Theresa May’s deal is ‘£39bn for a load of junk’

Lord Adonis: Theresa May’s deal is ‘£39bn for a load of junk’

Lord Andrew Adonis has described the prime minister’s Brexit deal as “£39billion for a load of junk” as MPs are set to vote on her withdrawal agreement on Tuesday.

Theresa May fights to save Brexit deal amid warnings of defeat

Theresa May fights to save Brexit deal amid warnings of defeat

Theresa May is battling to save her Brexit strategy amid warnings that she is heading for another crushing defeat in Tuesday's crunch Commons vote.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Friday, March 8, 2019

Theresa May

Theresa May: 'No one knows' what will happen if my deal is rejected

Theresa May: 'No one knows' what will happen if my deal is rejected

The Prime Minister has admitted that "no one knows" what will happen if her Brexit plan is defeated in the House of Commons next week.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Postman

Postman 'threatened with knife' on north London estate

Postman 'threatened with knife' on north London estate

Postmen have stopped delivering mail to a north London estate out of fear out being stabbed.

Dominic Grieve

May ‘powerless’ to control Remain backbenchers

May ‘powerless’ to control Remain backbenchers

Dominic Raab’s former special adviser has warned that remain backbenchers are undermining the government’s Brexit negotiating position my holding meeting with European politicians.

Antisemitism Labour protest

Labour may face statutory investigation over antisemitism

Labour may face statutory investigation over antisemitism

The Labour Party may face an investigation by the nation’s equalities watchdog over complaints about antisemitism within the party.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher 'inspired a generation of young women'

Margaret Thatcher 'inspired a generation of young women'

Labour MP Rachel Reeves has revealed she was inspired to get into politics by the late Margaret Thatcher.

Extending Article 50 would be leaving EU on ‘better terms’

Extending Article 50 could mean leaving EU on ‘better terms’

Extending Article 50 could mean leaving EU on ‘better terms’

Daniel Hannan has said that extending Article 50 could mean leaving the European Union on “better terms” than if the UK went ahead with Brexit this year, despite not agreeing a withdrawal agreement.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tommy Robinson

Police called after Tommy Robinson doorsteps activist

Police called after Tommy Robinson doorsteps activist

Police have been called to the house of an activist who helped crowdfund a legal action against Tommy Robinson, after the anti-Islamist campaigner turned up on his doorstep.

Fiona Onasanya

Disgraced MP loses conviction appeal

Disgraced MP loses conviction appeal

Former Labour MP Fiona Onasanya could now face a by-election after losing an appeal to against her conviction for perverting the course of justice.

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