Politics

Monday, December 16, 2019

Monday, December 16, 2019

Nicky Morgan keeps cabinet role despite standing down as MP

Nicky Morgan keeps cabinet role despite standing down as MP

Nicky Morgan will keep her role as Culture Secretary and be given a life peerage as part of the Prime Minister's mini cabinet reshuffle.

Woman 'fixated' with ex-MP Anna Soubry jailed for harassment

Woman 'fixated' with ex-MP Anna Soubry jailed for harassment

A Brexiteer who was "fixated" with the Remain-supporting former MP has been given a 28-day jail sentence and three year restraining order.

Emily Thornberry contacts lawyers over Caroline Flint row

Emily Thornberry contacts lawyers over Caroline Flint row

Labour’s Emily Thornberry said Caroline Flint's accusation that she called Leave voters “stupid” was the "most extraordinary lie".

Tom Brake: ‘Massive opportunity’ for Lib Dems to take centre ground

Tom Brake: ‘Massive opportunity’ for Lib Dems to take centre ground

The former MP has said that Boris Johnson's next move could open an opportunity in the political centre ground for the Liberal Democrats.

MPs to vote on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal this week

MPs to vote on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal this week

The Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) will be brought before the Commons on Friday.

Tony Blair's ex-aide: 'Jeremy Corbyn made Labour unelectable'

Tony Blair's ex-aide: 'Jeremy Corbyn made Labour unelectable'

John McTernan said the Labour leader had "crafted" the party's worst election result since 1935.

Labour leadership race to begin in January

Labour leadership race to begin in January

The party’s general secretary, Jennie Formby, has recommended that the process to replace Jeremy Corbyn should begin on January 7.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Friday, December 13, 2019

Femi Oluwole: ‘The battle is lost’

Femi Oluwole: ‘The battle is lost’

The second referendum campaigner said he will now focus his efforts on holding Boris Johnson to account over his Brexit deal.

Council launch search for owner of wedding ring found in ballot box

Council launch search for owner of wedding ring found in ballot box

Council chiefs in Greater Manchester are searching for the owner of a wedding ring that was left in a ballot box during the general election.

Piers Morgan taunts Hugh Grant for ‘helping’ Conservative win

Piers Morgan taunts Hugh Grant for ‘helping’ Conservative win

Piers Morgan accused Hugh Grant, a staunch advocate for tactical voting to stop a Conservative victory, of helping "get Boris a landslide".

Ann Widdecombe: 'I yearn for my P45'

Ann Widdecombe: 'I yearn for my P45'

The Brexit Party MEP said her party would work tirelessly to make sure Boris Johnson delivered on his promise to "get Brexit done".

Ronnie Campbell: Jeremy Corbyn's character 'assassinated' by media

Ronnie Campbell: Jeremy Corbyn's character 'assassinated' by media

The former Labour MP defended "lovely" Jeremy Corbyn after his party suffered its worst defeat since 1935.

Election 2019: 'Let the healing begin' says Boris Johnson

Election 2019: 'Let the healing begin' says Boris Johnson

The last votes have been counted, showing the final general election results as an 80-seat majority for Boris Johnson's Conservatives.

Conservatives win election with biggest majority since 1987

Conservatives win election with biggest majority since 1987

The Tory landslide prompted Jeremy Corbyn to announce he will not lead Labour into another election.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Exit poll predicts Conservative majority

Exit poll predicts Conservative majority

The Conservative Party looks set to win the general election with an overall majority of 86 according to the exit poll.

Voters head to polls for third election in five years

Voters head to polls for third election in five years

Polling booths have now opened across Britain for the third election in five years.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Boris Johnson: 'We have to stand up to the United States sometimes'

Boris Johnson: 'We have to stand up to the United States sometimes'

The PM said he does not agree with the White House on climate change and will make the case for becoming carbon neutral "very forcefully".

Boris Johnson in conversation with Julia Hartley-Brewer - IN FULL

Boris Johnson in conversation with Julia Hartley-Brewer - IN FULL

The Prime Minister spoke to talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer as the 2019 general election campaign draws to a close.

Ruth Davidson to skinny dip in Loch Ness if SNP win 50 seats

Ruth Davidson to skinny dip in Loch Ness if SNP win 50 seats

Former Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has pledged to go skinny dipping in Loch Ness if the SNP win 50 seats in the election.

Leaking Jon Ashworth recording was 'ghastly smear' against Labour

Leaking Jon Ashworth recording was 'ghastly smear' against Labour

Labour election candidate Dr Adrian Heald has slammed the leaking of a recording of a shadow cabinet member criticising Jeremy Corbyn.

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.

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