Politics

Friday, November 15, 2019

Friday, November 15, 2019

Labour pledge free broadband for all by 2030

Labour pledge free broadband for all by 2030

Labour has said it will "bring communities together" with free internet for homes and businesses, but the Lib Dems say it is too expensive.

Lib Dems promise £100bn fund to fight climate change

Lib Dems promise £100bn fund to fight climate change

Deputy leader Sir Ed Davey will say in a speech today that the plan will see Britain become a world leader in wind and tidal power.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Steve Bannon: Nigel Farage is 'sophisticated and savvy'

Steve Bannon: Nigel Farage is 'sophisticated and savvy'

Donald Trump's former chief strategist praised the Brexit Party leader for his electoral strategy.

Donald Tusk: ‘Don’t give up’ on reversing Brexit

Donald Tusk: ‘Don’t give up’ on reversing Brexit

The outgoing European Council president urged Remain campaigners not to "give up" in their fight to stop Brexit.

SNP: ‘Unfair’ to exclude Nicola Sturgeon from TV debate

SNP: ‘Unfair’ to exclude Nicola Sturgeon from TV debate

Nicola Sturgeon will join Jo Swinson in taking legal action after being excluded from a televised leaders' debate ahead of the election.

Brexit Party chairman: ‘All our nomination papers are in’

Brexit Party chairman: ‘All our nomination papers are in’

Richard Tice has said all nominations for Brexit Party candidates have been submitted, despite pressure to withdraw from marginal seats.

Priti Patel: Conservatives will reduce overall immigration

Priti Patel: Conservatives will reduce overall immigration

The Conservative's have pledged to cut overall immigration, while hitting out at Labour policy, saying Jeremy Corbyn would see it "surge".

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Brexit Party's anti-Boris ads ran despite truce

Brexit Party's anti-Boris ads ran despite truce

The Brexit Party were still running anti-Boris adverts in Tory seats after promising to stand down candidates, talkRADIO can reveal.

Liberal Democrat campaign bus blocked by anti-austerity protesters

Liberal Democrat campaign bus blocked by anti-austerity protesters

Locals in Haringey blocked the path of Jo Swinson's campaign bus in protest at cuts brought on by the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition.

David Gauke: Conservative majority ‘not in national interest’

David Gauke: Conservative majority ‘not in national interest’

The former Justice Secretary told talkRADIO a parliamentary majority for his former party would mean "essentially a no-deal Brexit".

'Stop Brexit' campaigner Steve Bray to stand for Liberal Democrats

'Stop Brexit' campaigner Steve Bray to stand for Liberal Democrats

The activist has gained notoriety for appearing in the background of news broadcasts outside Parliament and shouting "Stop Brexit".

Liberal Democrats promise £500m to fight knife crime

Liberal Democrats promise £500m to fight knife crime

Jo Swinson has said her party would invest £500 million into youth services to combat knife crime if they win the election on December 12.

Labour pledges to ‘end NHS crisis’ with £26bn ‘rescue plan’

Labour pledges to ‘end NHS crisis’ with £26bn ‘rescue plan’

Health funding will get a £26 billion boost under a Labour government, funded by taxing the richest in society, the party has promised.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Annunziata Rees-Mogg to quit ‘vicious political world’ next year

Annunziata Rees-Mogg to quit ‘vicious political world’ next year

The Brexit Party MEP has said she is looking forward to retiring from politics when she gives birth to her third child, due in March.

Dominic Grieve: PM is ‘a liar’ and Corbyn would be ‘disastrous’

Dominic Grieve: PM is ‘a liar’ and Corbyn would be ‘disastrous’

Dominic Grieve has labelled Boris Johnson a "liar" but said he will do "everything possible" to stop Jeremy Corbyn becoming Prime Minister.

Labour Party experiences 'sophisticated cyber attack'

Labour Party experiences 'sophisticated cyber attack'

The Labour Party has said that it has experienced a “sophisticated and large scale cyber attack” on its digital platforms.

Nigel Farage: I was offered a peerage but I’m not for sale

Nigel Farage: I was offered a peerage but I’m not for sale

The Brexit Party leader has told talkRADIO he is "not for sale" after speculation that he stood down candidates in exchange for a Lordship.

Boris Johnson to chair emergency meeting over flooding

Boris Johnson to chair emergency meeting over flooding

The Prime Minister will chair the Cobra meeting this afernoon after the north of England was hit by severe flooding last week.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Monday, November 11, 2019

Boris Johnson breaks self-imposed booze ban for second time

Boris Johnson breaks self-imposed booze ban for second time

The Prime Minister had claimed on the campaign trail he would not drink until Brexit is sorted.

Brexit Party U-turns on pledge to contest 600 seats

Brexit Party U-turns on pledge to contest 600 seats

Nigel Farage has said the Brexit Party will not contest the 317 seats won by the Conservatives at the last general election.

Labour’s Keith Vaz will not stand in election amid suspension row

Labour’s Keith Vaz will not stand in election amid suspension row

Keith Vaz, who was suspended from the House of Commons for six months, will not stand for re-election after 32 years in Parliament.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Friday, November 8, 2019

Nicola Sturgeon: SNP has ‘cast-iron mandate’ for second Indyref

Nicola Sturgeon: SNP has ‘cast-iron mandate’ for second Indyref

The leader of the SNP has said a vote for her party would be a chance to "escape Brexit" and put Scotland's future back in its own hands.

EXCLUSIVE: Tory candidate 'under review' over Facebook posts

EXCLUSIVE: Tory candidate 'under review' over Facebook posts

Conservative candidate Antony Calvert has been placed "under review" after talkRADIO uncovered a series of his Facebook posts.

Sir Roger Gale willing to back 'flawed' Brexit deal

Sir Roger Gale willing to back 'flawed' Brexit deal

The Tory candidate said he "couldn't understand" the PM's Brexit deal, but argued it was in the interests of the country to get it "done".

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019

General election: Full list of Remain alliance seats

General election: Full list of Remain alliance seats

The Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the Green Party will not run candidates against each other in 60 seats in the December 12 election.

Stewart Jackson: Remain pact are seeking a 'hung Parliament'

Stewart Jackson: Remain pact are seeking a 'hung Parliament'

Stewart Jackson has dismissed a Remain alliance formed by the Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the Green Party.

Which MPs are standing down at the 2019 election?

Which MPs are standing down at the 2019 election?

Over 70 MPs have announced they will be standing down ahead of the December 12 general election.

Alastair Campbell: I want a hung Parliament

Alastair Campbell: I want a hung Parliament

Tony Blair's former spin doctor said a hung Parliament would keep the possibility of a second referendum "alive".

Ian Austin: Jeremy Corbyn 'doesn't love this country'

Ian Austin: Jeremy Corbyn 'doesn't love this country'

The former Labour minister and aide to Gordon Brown has urged voters to back Boris Johnson at the general election.

Liberal Democrats, Greens and Plaid Cymru form Remain pact

Liberal Democrats, Greens and Plaid Cymru form Remain pact

The parties will not run candidates against each other in a number of seats in the election on December 12.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Cabinet minister Alun Cairns quits

Cabinet minister Alun Cairns quits

He has written to the Prime Minister to tender his resignation as Secretary of State for Wales.

John Bercow: Brexit Britain's 'biggest mistake since the war'

John Bercow: Brexit Britain's 'biggest mistake since the war'

The former Commons Speaker revealed his true thoughts on Brexit at a meeting in London.

James Cleverly hits back at Kay Burley's 'empty chair' interview

James Cleverly hits back at Kay Burley's 'empty chair' interview

The Sky News presenter conducted an interview with an empty chair while the Tory Party chairman was speaking to talkRADIO.

Luciana Berger: Leaving Labour Party was in the 'national interest'

Luciana Berger: Leaving Labour Party was in the 'national interest'

Ms Berger left Labour to found the Independent Group for Change, before joining the Liberal Democrats in September.

General election: Five-week campaign period begins

General election: Five-week campaign period begins

Today is the first day of the five-week general election campaign period, after Parliament was dissolved in the early hours of this morning.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Philip Hammond to stand down at general election

Philip Hammond to stand down at general election

Former Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced he will not contest the next election.

Lib Dems pledge £50bn for public services if Brexit is stopped

Lib Dems pledge £50bn for public services if Brexit is stopped

Jo Swinson has said stopping Brexit would generate a £50 billion "remain bonus" that her party would put into public services.

Michael Gove: If Diane Abbott can't back a Corbyn deal, how can we?

Michael Gove: If Diane Abbott can't back a Corbyn deal, how can we?

The cabinet minister slated the Labour leader's Brexit policy, joking that it was "as clear as an apology from Vicky Pollard".

Monday, November 4, 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019

Angela Rayner brands PM and Nigel Farage ‘hard right nasty thugs’

Angela Rayner brands PM and Nigel Farage ‘hard right nasty thugs’

Labour’s Angela Rayner has branded Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and Donald Trump as “hard right nasty thugs” in a tweet over the weekend.

Nigel Farage: Brexit Party will target five million Labour voters

Nigel Farage: Brexit Party will target five million Labour voters

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has revealed the party's 600 candidates for the general election.

Who will become the next Commons Speaker?

Who will become the next Commons Speaker?

After John Bercow announced he would be leaving the role after a decade, a number of MPs have confirmed their interest in the position.

Tory Brexit countdown clock now counts days since October 31

Tory Brexit countdown clock now counts days since October 31

It is accompanied by a sign which blames opposition parties for the Brexit delay.

Chuka Umunna: Stopping Brexit 'comes before everything else'

Chuka Umunna: Stopping Brexit 'comes before everything else'

The Liberal Democrat MP said his party's "number one priority" was preventing Britain's exit from the EU, but insisted the party had numerous other policies.

Sir Lindsay Hoyle elected new Commons Speaker

Sir Lindsay Hoyle elected new Commons Speaker

Labour MP Sir Lindsay Hoyle has been elected as the new Speaker in the House of Commons after four rounds of voting.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

Theo Paphitis: UK set for one of ‘nastiest elections in history’

Theo Paphitis: UK set for one of ‘nastiest elections in history’

He said he doesn't know who to vote for in the general election, which he predicts will be "one of the nastiest in living history".

Brexit Party election campaign: 'We will contest every seat'

Brexit Party election campaign: 'We will contest every seat'

Nigel Farage said his party would "contest every seat" at the next election unless the Prime Minister agreed to form a pact with his party.

Shailesh Vara: John Bercow's successor 'will speak a lot less'

Shailesh Vara: John Bercow's successor 'will speak a lot less'

Mr Vara - who is one of nine vying to become the next Speaker - said John Bercow had left the role under a "dark cloud".

Antoinette Sandbach: 'Voters have changed their minds on Brexit'

Antoinette Sandbach: 'Voters have changed their minds on Brexit'

Ex-Conservative MP Antoinette Sandbach has joined the Liberal Democrats ahead of the December 12 election.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Legislation to trigger December 12 election becomes law

Legislation to trigger December 12 election becomes law

Legislation triggering an early general election on December 12 has become law after receiving Royal Assent.

Andrew Bridgen and Bercow in spat over Keith Vaz case

Andrew Bridgen and Bercow in spat over Keith Vaz case

The pair became embroiled in a heated back-and-forth in the Commons.

MPs call for John Bercow to be made Lord or Archbishop

MPs call for John Bercow to be made Lord or Archbishop

Calls for a peerage for John Bercow have been pouring in as the outgoing Speaker chairs his final parliamentary session today.

Sir Desmond Swayne: Online abuse contributor to MP exodus

Sir Desmond Swayne: Online abuse contributor to MP exodus

The Tory MP admitted he didn't read messages sent to him via social media to protect his "sanity".

Ken Livingstone: Boris spends too much time 'promoting himself'

Ken Livingstone: Boris spends too much time 'promoting himself'

The ex-Labour Mayor of London said the Prime Minister needed to be in Downing Street "sorting out the mess".

Liz Truss: No one should feel they were hired just for having boobs

Liz Truss: No one should feel they were hired just for having boobs

Liz Truss has called for a different way of thinking on identity and equality, saying no one wants to be the “token woman”.

Jeremy Corbyn launches 2019 general election campaign

Jeremy Corbyn launches 2019 general election campaign

Jeremy Corbyn criticised “the elite” as he launched Labour's election campaign in his first major speech ahead of the December 12 poll.

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