Politics

Monday, February 4, 2019

Monday, February 4, 2019

Brexit Committee MPs visits Brussels to discuss 'next steps' in Brexit negotiations

Brexit committee to visit Brussels to discuss 'next steps' in Brexit negotiations

Brexit committee to visit Brussels to discuss 'next steps' in Brexit talks

MPs from the Exiting the European Union Committee are set to meet EU officials in Brussels to discuss the last Brexit negotiations on Monday.

Marcus Fysh MP: MPs need to ‘hold their nerve’ over Brexit negotiations

Marcus Fysh: MPs need to ‘hold their nerve’ over Brexit negotiations

Marcus Fysh: MPs need to ‘hold their nerve’ over Brexit negotiations

Conservative MP Marcus Fysh has said that MPs need to "hold their nerve" over the Brexit negotiations, as MPs prepare to meet with the Prime Minister to suggest alternatives to the Irish backstop.

Brexiteers respond to Nissan: ‘I have had it up to here with this’

Lord Digby Jones: 'I've had it up to here with the established elite trying to sabotage Brexit'

Lord Digby Jones: 'I've had it up to here with the established elite'

Lord Digby Jones, a cross-party peer has said he has “had it up to here” with Brexit being blamed for businesses moving production out of the UK.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019

Owen Paterson

Owen Paterson MP: Other politicians furious over cancelled recess - but I was 'delighted'

Owen Paterson: MPs furious over cancelled recess - but I think it's 'excellent'

The Conservative MP said it was "pathetic" to think about how the cancelled February recess has inconvenienced politicians who should be "cracking on" with passing Brexit legislation.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Daniel Hannan MEP: ‘No serious self-respecting democracy’ can agree to the backstop

Daniel Hannan MEP: ‘No serious self-respecting democracy’ can agree to the backstop

Daniel Hannan MEP: ‘No self-respecting democracy’ can agree to the backstop

Daniel Hannan, the Conservative MEP for the south east England has said that “no serious self-respecting democracy” would agree to the Irish backstop.

February recess may be cancelled to make way for Brexit talks

February recess may be cancelled to make way for Brexit talks

February recess may be cancelled to make way for Brexit talks

MPs may have their February break cancelled to make room for Brexit debates

Peter Bone

Peter Bone: 'The British people are braver than the politicians'

Peter Bone: 'The British people are braver than the politicians'

The Conservative MP said he thought the public were "braver" than politicians when facing the prospect of a no-deal Brexit.

Lord Digby Jones

Pressure on Brussels to accept Brexit deal will come from Germans - not us, says Lord Digby Jones

Lord Digby Jones: 'The Germans run Europe'

The former CBI director general has predicted that most of the pressure put on Brussels to accept the Prime Minister's Brexit deal will come from the Germans - not the UK.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Michel Barnier says EU will not renegotiate the backstop

Michel Barnier says EU will not renegotiate the backstop

Michel Barnier says EU will not renegotiate the backstop

Chief negotiator Michel Barnier said the Withdrawal Agreement must be signed in its current form before 'alternative arrangements' for the backstop can be discussed

Theresa May calls Scotland 'biggest threat to its own future' in PMQs

Theresa May calls Scotland 'biggest threat to its own future' in PMQs

Theresa May calls Scotland 'biggest threat to its own future' in PMQs

Theresa May castigated SNP MP Ian Blackford for comments about the Good Friday Agreement, and said the party's desire for an independent Scotland threatened its future

Lord Peter Hain: Why I named Sir Philip Green as the businessman accused of harassment

Lord Peter Hain: Why I named Sir Philip Green in harassment scandal

The Labour peer who named Sir Philip Green as the businessman facing sex allegations using parliamentary privilege says he did not take the decision "lightly".

Tom Brake MP: Government support of ‘alternative arrangements’ for backstop is ‘bizarre’

Tom Brake MP: Government support of ‘alternative arrangements’ for backstop is ‘bizarre’

Tom Brake MP: May's support of ‘alternative arrangements’ amendment is ‘bizarre'

Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesman has described the Government support for the Brady amendment as “bizarre”.

Could be ‘impossible’ to turn Brexit deal into law by March 29, says Dominic Raab’s former Chief of Staff

Could be ‘impossible’ to turn Brexit deal into law by March 29, says Dominic Raab’s former Chief of Staff

Could be ‘impossible’ to turn Brexit deal into law by March 29, says ex-Tory MP

Nick de Bois, former Chief of Staff for Dominic Raab has said that even if Theresa May’s next Brexit deal is passed by MPs, it could be impossible to turn the deal into legislation by March 29.

EU flag

Idea that Brexit deal is across the finish line 'blatant nonsense', says Dr Phillip Lee MP

Idea that Brexit deal is across the finish line 'blatant nonsense'

Conservative MP Phillip Lee has claimed last night's Commons vote was "fantasy politics", telling talkRADIO's Mike Graham that the deal is "no further forward".

Stephen Kinnock MP: Jailed MP Fiona Onasanya will ‘no longer be a Member of Parliament’

Stephen Kinnock MP: Jailed MP Fiona Onasanya will ‘no longer be a Member of Parliament’

Stephen Kinnock MP: Fiona Onasanya will ‘no longer be a MP’

Labour’s Stephen Kinnock has said that Fiona Onasanya, a Labour MP who was jailed for lying about a speeding charge, should resign and that the party will force a by-election if she does not.

Jacob Rees-Mogg: EU refusal to renegotiate is 'kneecapping' the UK for leaving

Jacob Rees-Mogg: EU refusal to renegotiate is 'kneecapping' the UK for leaving

Jacob Rees-Mogg: EU refusal to renegotiate is 'kneecapping' the UK for leaving

Jacob Rees-Mogg said the EU could force the UK into a no deal situation as 'punishment' for wanting to renegotiate the Brexit deal

Dominic Raab

Dominic Raab: 'It's a good day for Brexit'

Dominic Raab: 'It's a good day for Brexit'

The former Brexit secretary appeared on the breakfast show in the wake of the Commons vote, declaring it was "a good day for Brexit".

Theresa May

Conservative MPs on Brexit Plan B: 'The Withdrawal Agreement as it was is a dead duck'

Tory MPs on Brexit Plan B: 'Withdrawal Agreement as it was is a dead duck'

A number of Conservative MPs appeared on the breakfast show in the wake of last night's Commons vote to discuss what happens next.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Government-backed Brady amendment passes as MPs support ‘alternative arrangements’ instead of Brexit backstop

Government-backed Brady amendment passes as MPs support ‘alternative arrangements’ instead of Brexit backstop

Brady amendment passes calling for ‘alternative arrangements’ to Brexit backstop

MPs have approved Conservative MP Sir Graham Brady's Brexit amendment, which aims to replace the Northern Ireland backstop with "alternative arrangements".

Charlie Mullins: ‘I am a Conservative, I would rather settle for Corbyn than Brexit’

Charlie Mullins: ‘I am a Conservative, but I would rather settle for Corbyn than Brexit’

Charlie Mullins: ‘I am a Conservative, but I would rather Corbyn than Brexit'

Charlie Mullins, founder of Pimlico Plumbers has said that he would rather have Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister than leave the European Union.  

Paul Scully MP urges Jacob Rees-Mogg and the ERG to support Brady amendment

Paul Scully MP urges Jacob Rees-Mogg and the ERG to support Brady amendment

Paul Scully MP urges Jacob Rees-Mogg and the ERG to support Brady amendment

Paul Scully, Conservative vice chair in the London region, said Graham Brady's amendment gives a realistic chance of the backstop being renegotiated

Ed Davey MP: Parliament’s handling of Brexit ‘is a national embarrassment’

Ed Davey MP: Parliament’s handling of Brexit ‘is a national embarrassment’

Ed Davey MP: Parliament’s handling of Brexit ‘is a national embarrassment’

Liberal Democrat MP Ed Davey has said that Parliament’s handling of the Brexit negotiations is a “national embarrassment”.

Stockpiling: What will happen to goods and trade after Brexit?

Stockpiling: What will happen to goods and trade after Brexit?

Professor Iain Begg, a European economics expert, looks at whether we need to be stockpiling goods and explains how a no-deal Brexit could affect trade.

Pro-Brexit campaigner

Pro-Brexit protesters descend on Westminster ahead of Commons vote

Pro-Brexit protesters descend on Westminster ahead of Commons vote

Hundreds of pro-Brexit protesters have gathered in Westminster as MPs prepare to vote on the Prime Minister's 'Plan B' Brexit deal.

What do the amendments being tabled mean for Brexit?

Brexit deal amendments: What are MPs voting on?

Brexit deal amendments: What are MPs voting on?

Speaker Bercow has chosen seven motions to be voted on during the key Brexit vote on Tuesday night. Here's your guide to what they all mean.

Steve McCabe MP: 'We need a compromise that gets us out of the EU without damaging people's lives'

Steve McCabe MP: 'We need a compromise that gets us out of the EU without damaging people's lives'

Steve McCabe MP: 'We need a compromise that leaves EU without damaging lives'

Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, tells Mike Graham that MPs are struggling to come up with a plan to leave the EU that won't have detrimental effects

Theresa May says she is ready to reopen Withdrawal Agreement to seek changes to Irish backstop

Theresa May says she is ready to reopen Withdrawal Agreement to seek changes to Irish backstop

Theresa May says she is ready to reopen Brexit agreement to change backstop

Prime Minister Theresa May has told Cabinet that she is ready to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement to seek legally-binding changes to the backstop, in the hope of winning the support of Parliament for her Brexit deal.

Brexit border checks will increase fruit and veg prices, leading to more heart attacks and strokes, says professor

Brexit border checks 'will increase fruit and veg prices, leading to illness'

A professor from the School of Public Health at Imperial College explains why a no deal Brexit could lead to higher instances of heart disease

Sammy Wilson

Brexit deadlock 'too serious to reduce to a game of chicken', says Sammy Wilson

Sammy Wilson: Brexit deadlock 'too serious to reduce to a game of chicken'

The DUP's Brexit spokesman hit back at Julia Hartley-Brewer after the presenter likened ongoing Brexit negotiations to "a game of chicken".

Liam Fox

Liam Fox: We must give the Prime Minister 'momentum' to go back to Europe

Liam Fox: We must give the Prime Minister 'momentum' to go back to Europe

The international trade secretary called on MPs to support an amendment tabled by Sir Graham Brady in tonight's vote in the Commons.

Julia Hartley-Brewer

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'We don't organise our democracy around the needs of the people who run Airbus!'

Stephen Timms refuses Julia's bet on whether Airbus will leave UK post-Brexit

Julia Hartley-Brewer reached an impasse with Labour MP Stephen Timms, over whether MPs should listen to the concerns of Airbus regarding Brexit.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

Marcus Fysh

Marcus Fysh MP brands no-deal Brexit fears 'total b******s'

Marcus Fysh MP brands no-deal Brexit fears 'total b******s'

The Conservative MP gave a rather sweary response to a question about no-deal Brexit planning.

Richard Tice

Leave Means Leave co-chair: 'WTO in my view stands for Welcome To Opportunity'

Leave Means Leave co-chair: 'WTO stands for Welcome To Opportunity'

Richard Tice has accused the government of "misreading the mood of the country" by pushing for a deal with the EU.

Mark Francois

Mark Francois 'not frightened' by backlash to his 'German bullying' comments

Mark Francois 'not frightened' by backlash to his 'German bullying' comments

The Conservative MP says he is "not frightened" of the backlash to comments he made last week, in which he accused the Airbus CEO of "German bullying".

Brexit

John Mann MP: 'I'm one of the few MPs not umm-ing and err-ing over Brexit'

John Mann MP: 'I'm one of the few MPs not umm-ing and err-ing over Brexit'

The Labour MP urged fellow politicians to vote through Theresa May's Brexit deal tomorrow, claiming it is "as good a deal as we can get".

Friday, January 25, 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019

Brexit Stories: 'Brexit has the potential to be positive for our immigration system'

Brexit Stories: 'Brexit has the potential to be positive for our immigration system'

Brexit Stories: 'Brexit has the potential to be positive for immigration'

Immigration lawyer Antonia Torr tells talkRADIO how Brexit has affected her job

Philip Hammond and Amber Rudd hint they may resign if there's a no deal Brexit

Philip Hammond and Amber Rudd hint they may resign if there's a no deal Brexit

Two members of the Cabinet, Amber Rudd and Philip Hammond, did not rule out resigning if a no deal Brexit went ahead

The Queen calls for people to 'find common ground' in nod to Brexit

The Queen calls for people to 'find common ground' in nod to Brexit

The Queen calls for people to 'find common ground' in nod to Brexit

The Queen, who has to be politically neutral, commented that people should 'find common ground' in a speech interpreted as a reference to Brexit

Sir Vince Cable: Jeremy Corbyn 'driving people to despair' with Brexit fence-sitting

Sir Vince Cable: Jeremy Corbyn 'driving people to despair' with Brexit fence-sitting

Sir Vince Cable: Jeremy Corbyn 'driving people to despair' over Brexit

Sir Vince Cable has said that Jeremy Corbyn is "sitting on the fence" over Brexit as Labour scraps plans to call for a vote on second referendum due to lack of leadership support

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Nigel Farage

Founder of The Brexit Party: 'I won't run it without Nigel Farage'

Founder of The Brexit Party: 'I won't run it without Nigel Farage'

The founder of a new political party has insisted she will not run it "without Nigel Farage" on board.

Grounded planes: What will happen to aviation after Brexit?

Grounded planes: What will happen to aviation after Brexit?

Grounded planes: What will happen to aviation after Brexit?

The chief executive of Airbus branded the Government’s handling of Brexit as a “disgrace” on Thursday, and warned that the company would move outside of the UK if its ability to compete on the global stage was damaged by a no-deal Brexit.

Sadiq Khan to campaign for London rent controls in 2020 reelection bid

Sadiq Khan to campaign for London rent controls in 2020 reelection bid

Sadiq Khan to campaign for London rent controls in 2020 reelection bid

London Mayor Sadiq Khan will look into ways to cap rents in London as part of his reelection campaign

David Davis

Ex-Brexit secretary David Davis lands £3,000 per hour job at JCB

Ex-Brexit secretary David Davis lands £3,000 per hour job at JCB

The former cabinet minister will be paid £3,000 per hour as an external adviser to the digger manufacturer.

Priti Patel MP: 'Theresa May must stop dancing around the backstop issue'

Priti Patel MP: 'Theresa May must stop dancing around the backstop issue'

Priti Patel MP: 'Theresa May must stop dancing around the backstop issue'

Priti Patel has urged the Prime Minister to listen to Brexiteers' suggestions for solving the backstop problem

No deal Brexit could lead Airbus to make 'harmful decisions' about its future

No deal Brexit could lead Airbus to make 'harmful decisions' about its future in the UK, warns chief

No deal Brexit could lead Airbus to make 'harmful decisions' about its future

The chief executive of Airbus has warned that the company could 'redirect future investments' if there is a no deal Brexit

Tom Brake MP: 'Remain must be an option in a second referendum'

Tom Brake MP: 'Remain must be an option in a second referendum'

Tom Brake MP: 'Remain must be an option in a second referendum'

Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake is fighting for a second referendum, and says Remain must be on the ballot if one were held

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

'The EU stopped the UK pumping sewage into the sea', says campaigner urging environmental laws to be adopted before Brexit

'The EU stopped the UK pumping sewage into the sea', says campaigner urging environmental laws to be adopted before Brexit

'The EU stopped the UK pumping sewage into the sea' says campaigner

Friends of the Earth are urging Michael Gove to bring environmental legislation in before Brexit happens

Protester

No-deal Brexit will 'knock confidence' but it won't be 'armageddon', says Nick De Bois

Nick De Bois: A no-deal will 'knock confidence' but it won't be 'armageddon'

The former political aide has claimed a no-deal Brexit won't be "the end of the world", but warned it will "knock confidence" in the UK.

Michael Fabricant

Video appears to show MP mouthing 'it's a wig' behind Michael Fabricant

Video appears to show MP mouthing 'it's a wig' behind Michael Fabricant

A video appearing to show an MP mouthing "it's a wig" in reference to Michael Fabricant's hair has started circulating online.

PMQs

Theresa May: 'Corbyn willing to sit down with the IRA - yet he won't meet me to talk about Brexit'

Theresa May: Corbyn sat down with IRA - 'yet he won't meet me to talk Brexit'

The Prime Minister slammed the Labour leader for not agreeing to meet with her privately, claiming he had been willing to sit down with "Hamas, Hezbollah and the IRA without preconditions".

Dr Liam Fox: Yvette Cooper’s amendment ‘would have profound constitutional changes’

Dr Liam Fox: Yvette Cooper’s amendment ‘would have profound constitutional changes’

Liam Fox: Yvette Cooper’s amendment ‘would have profound constitutional changes'

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has said that an amendment proposed by Labour’s Yvette Cooper would have “profound constitutional changes” to the UK.

Brexit 'like a pensions mis-selling scandal', says Baroness Ros Altmann

Brexit 'like a pensions mis-selling scandal', says Baroness Ros Altmann

Pensions expert Baroness Ros Altmann compares the Leave campaign to a Pensions mis-selling scandal

Iain Duncan Smith: If EU thinks UK is "serious" about no deal, it might renegotiate

Iain Duncan Smith: If EU thinks UK is 'serious' about no deal, it might renegotiate

Iain Duncan Smith: If EU thinks UK is 'serious' on no deal, it might renegotiate

Iain Duncan Smith says the UK must commit to the prospect of leaving without a deal in order to show the EU a new agreement must be reached

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

WEF

EXCLUSIVE: Third of May's Cabinet in Davos slammed for 'tax-payer funded freebie to sip champagne with the global elite'

Third of May's Cabinet in Davos slammed for 'tax-payer funded freebie'

A third of Theresa May's Cabinet are in Davos this week in an unprecedented delegation slammed as a "tax-payer funded freebie to sip champagne with the global elite."

Queen Elizabeth

Mark Francois MP: We must avoid a position where we're asking the Queen to make a decision on Brexit

Mark Francois MP: We must avoid asking the Queen for a decision on Brexit

The European Research Group vice-chair said MPs were "honour bound" to see Brexit through, and that the Queen should not be asked to make an "incredibly difficult decision" on the issue.

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