Politics

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Theresa May

Cabinet ministers invited to read draft of Brexit withdrawal agreement

Cabinet ministers invited to read draft of Brexit withdrawal agreement

Cabinet ministers have been invited to read the elements of the draft withdrawal agreement that have been agreed with Brussels.

French President Emmanuel Macron praises General who collaborated with the Nazis

French President Emmanuel Macron praises General who collaborated with the Nazis

French President Emmanuel Macron praises General who collaborated with the Nazis

France's President Emmanuel Macron caused controversy after praising a First World War General who subsequently collaborated with the Nazis in the Second World War.

Most presidents expect a ‘bloody nose’ in the first set of midterms, says former British Ambassador to US

Most presidents expect a ‘bloody nose’ in the first set of midterms, says former British Ambassador to US

Presidents expect a ‘bloody nose’ in the first midterms, says former Ambassador

Sir Christopher Meyer has said that most sitting presidents expect a “bloody nose” in their first set of midterms, as the US Democrats took control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Lenny Henry petition

Top actors call on the government for tax relief to encourage more diversity in film and TV

Top actors call for tax relief to encourage diversity in film and TV industry

A group of famous faces, including comedian Sir Lenny Henry, have visited Downing Street today to hand in a letter calling for tax breaks to encourage more diversity in the entertainment industry.

Theresa May says UK will not agree EU Withdrawal deal ‘at any cost’

Theresa May says UK will not agree EU Withdrawal deal ‘at any cost’

Theresa May says UK will not agree EU Withdrawal deal ‘at any cost’

Theresa May has told the Cabinet that she will not agree a withdrawal deal with the EU “at any cost”.

Damian Green MP: ‘No government has ever published legal advice’ amid calls for Brexit backstop advice to be revealed

Damian Green MP: ‘No government has ever published legal advice’ amid calls for Brexit backstop advice to be revealed

Damian Green MP: ‘No government has ever published legal advice’

Conservative MP Damian Green has said that “no government has ever published legal advice” and that it was “not going to happen”, after former Brexit Secretary David Davis called for Theresa May to publish the legal advice given to the Government on the Irish backstop.

Mims Davies named sports minister after Tracey Crouch resignation

Mims Davies named sports minister after Tracey Crouch resignation

Mims Davies announced as new sports minister

Mims Davies, the MP for Eastleigh has been announced as the new Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport after Tracey Crouch resigned over delays to restrictions on fixed-odds betting machines.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

Krishnan Guru-Murthy: Arron Banks calling Channel 4 'fake news' is 'nonsense'

Krishnan Guru-Murthy: Arron Banks calling Channel 4 'fake news' is 'nonsense'

Krishnan Guru-Murthy: Arron Banks calling Channel 4 'fake news' is 'nonsense'

Channel 4 newsreader Krishnan Guru-Murthy said Arron Banks was incorrect in his assessment of Channel 4 being 'fake news'

Kate Osamor

Kate Osamor MP facing standards probe over her son's drugs arrest

Kate Osamor MP facing standards probe over her son's drugs arrest

A Labour frontbencher and top Jeremy Corbyn ally has been reported to Parliament's standards watchdog over her son's drugs arrest.

Robert Halfon MP: ‘A mass conveyor belt of people going to university’ is wrong

Robert Halfon MP: ‘A mass conveyor belt of people going to university’ is wrong

Robert Halfon MP: ‘A mass conveyor belt of people going to university’ is wrong

Robert Halfon MP has said that “a mass conveyor belt of people going to university” is wrong and the Government should be investing in skills.

Sir William Cash: 'These agitators threatening to try to unwind this deal will get their comeuppance'

Sir William Cash: 'These agitators are threatening to try and unwind this deal'

Sir William Cash has said that the British people are “fed up” with “Remoaners threatening to try and unwind this deal”, after MPs have been urged to vote down an deal on the EU and call for another Brexit referendum.

Boris Johnson calls Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal an ‘absolute stinker’

Boris Johnson calls Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal an ‘absolute stinker’

Boris Johnson calls Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal an ‘absolute stinker’

Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has attacked a proposed deal with the European Union as an “absolute stinker” and called on MPs to reject it.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Lord Adonis and others criticise BBC for Arron Banks appearance

Lord Adonis and others criticise BBC for Arron Banks appearance

Lord Adonis and others criticise BBC for Arron Banks appearance

Lord Adonis and several others have said the BBC is wrong to have Arron Banks on the Andrew Marr show after he was referred to the National Crime Agency over Brexit donations

Brexit is 'undermining the Good Friday Agreement', says Leo Varadkar

Brexit is 'undermining the Good Friday Agreement', says Leo Varadkar

Brexit is 'undermining the Good Friday Agreement', says Leo Varadkar

The Taoiseach of Ireland Leo Varadkar has said the lack of agreement over a workable Irish Border solution for Brexit is 'fraying relationships' between the UK and Ireland

Friday, November 2, 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018

David Cameron

Downing Street responds to David Cameron's rumoured return to frontline politics

Downing Street responds to David Cameron's rumoured return to politics

A spokesperson for the Prime Minister has said if David Cameron wants to return to politics then that is "entirely a matter for him".

Dominic Raab accused of ‘running away’ from people in border towns

Dominic Raab accused of ‘running away’ from people in border towns

Dominic Raab accused of ‘running away’ from people in border towns

A Sinn Fein MP has accused Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab of "running away" from people living in a border town during his visit to Northern Ireland.

The Conservatives problem is perception, 'not policy', says thinktank

The Conservatives' problem is perception, 'not policy', says thinktank

The Conservatives' problem is perception, 'not policy', says thinktank

A spokesperson for the Centre of Policy Studies has said the Conservatives have a problem with perception not policy, after a new study reveals the majority of young people support Thatcherism. 

Amber Rudd ‘failed’ by officials over Windrush scandal

Amber Rudd ‘failed’ by officials over Windrush scandal handling

Amber Rudd ‘failed’ by officials over Windrush scandal handling

Former Home Office Amber Rudd was failed by her officials during the row over immigration policy that led to her resignation as home secretary.

If nothing is wrong it does raise questions as to why it has been referred to the NCA, says criminal barrister

If 'nothing is wrong' it does 'raise questions' as to why Leave.EU has been referred to the NCA, says criminal barrister

If nothing is wrong with Leave.EU, 'it raise questions,' says criminal barrister

Criminal Barrister Osman Osman has said that if it is found that Arron Banks has done “nothing wrong” then it raises questions as to why the case has been referred to the National Crime Agency.

Tracey Crouch will be ‘a huge loss’, says chair of parliamentary group on betting

Tracey Crouch will be ‘a huge loss’, says chair of parliamentary group on betting

Tracey Crouch will be ‘a huge loss’, says Labour MP Carolyn Harris

Carolyn Harris, the chair of the fixed odds betting terminals all party parliamentary group has said that Tracey Crouch was a “principled woman” and a “huge loss” to the Government.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Tracey Crouch resigns as sports minister over betting crackdown ‘delay’

Tracey Crouch resigns as sports minister over betting crackdown ‘delay’

Tracey Crouch resigns as sports minister over betting crackdown ‘delay’

Sport minister Tracey Crouch has resigned over delays to cut fixed-odds betting from £100 to £2 a time.

Downing Street and Michel Barnier play down reports of UK-EU services deal

Downing Street and Michel Barnier play down reports of UK-EU services deal

Downing Street and Michel Barnier play down reports of UK-EU services deal

Downing Street and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier have rejected reports that a tentative deal has been reached on services and the exchange of data

Labour could be ‘wiped out’ if it betrays the Brexit vote, says ex-chair of Vote Leave

Ex-chair of Vote Leave: Labour could be ‘wiped out’ if it tries to block Brexit

Ex-chair of Vote Leave: Labour could be ‘wiped out’ if it tries to block Brexit

Gisela Stuart, the former chair of Vote Leave warned Labour MPs that voting for Theresa May’s Chequers deal was “dangerous” for the party and that “even established parties could be wiped out”.

Arron Banks and Leave.EU associates referred to the National Crime Agency

Arron Banks and Leave.EU associates referred to the National Crime Agency

Arron Banks and Leave.EU associates referred to the National Crime Agency

Arron Banks and others associated with the Leave.EU campaign have been referred by the Electoral Commission to the National Crime Agency for alleged criminal offences around donations

Lord Archer: 'It shocks me the Conservatives are up in the polls - we're tearing ourselves apart'

Lord Archer: 'It shocks me the Conservatives are up in the polls - we're tearing ourselves apart'

Lord Archer: Conservative party 'tearing ourselves apart'

Lord Jeffrey Archer tells Julia Hartley-Brewer that he thinks the Conservatives could lose the next election

Pound sterling rises after speculation on a 'promising' Brexit deal

Pound sterling rises after speculation on a 'promising' Brexit deal

Dominic Raab suggested a deal could be finalised within three weeks, and reports suggest it would allow access to EU markets for UK service providers

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Brexit Secretary suggests EU withdrawal deal may be done within three weeks

Dominic Raab suggests EU withdrawal deal may be done within three weeks

Dominic Raab suggests EU withdrawal deal may be done within three weeks

Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has indicated that he expects a deal on Britain’s EU withdrawal to be finalised by November 21.

George Osborne: Bringing immigration into Brexit debate was 'lethal'

George Osborne: Bringing immigration into Brexit debate was 'lethal'

George Osborne: Bringing immigration into Brexit debate was 'lethal'

Former Chancellor George Osborne said that the Conservative government 'opened the door' to the EU referendum by letting immigration concerns mix with sovereignty debate

Damian Collins calls international 'fake news' hearing and calls on Mark Zuckerberg to 'make himself available'

Damian Collins calls international 'fake news' hearing and calls on Mark Zuckerberg to 'make himself available'

Collins: Mark Zuckerberg should 'make himself available' for fake news hearing

Damian Collins has teamed up with a Canadian parliamentary committee to hold an 'international' hearing on online disinformation and hopes Mark Zuckerberg will attend

Damian Collins says Leave.EU letter proves Arron Banks is ‘rattled’ by committee crackdown on fake news

Damian Collins says Leave.EU letter proves Arron Banks is ‘rattled’ by committee crackdown on fake news

Damian Collins says Arron Banks is ‘rattled’ by committee crackdown on fake news

Conservative MP Damian Collins has said Leave.EU’s letter to his constituents shows that his committee has Arron Banks “rattled”, after Mr Banks was called to speak at a “fake news” inquiry by the committee.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Lord Owen: Jeremy Corbyn needs to ‘stop pretending’ he wants to remain in the EU

Lord Owen: Jeremy Corbyn needs to ‘stop pretending’ he wants to remain in the EU

Lord Owen: Jeremy Corbyn needs to ‘stop pretending’ he wants to remain in the EU

Lord Owen has said Jeremy Corbyn needs to stop “trying to pretend” to the electorate that he wants to leave.

Pharrell Williams warns Donald Trump not to use his music at his rallies

Pharrell Williams warns Donald Trump not to use his music at his rallies

Pharrell Williams warns Donald Trump not to use his music at his rallies

Singer Pharrell Williams has warned Donald Trump not to use his music at rallies after the US President played one of his songs hours after a mass shooting at a synagogue.

'No evidence' racist crime has increased since Brexit, says former Equalities chair

'No evidence' racist crime has increased since Brexit, says former Equalities chair

'No evidence' Brexit has increased racist crime, says former Equalities chair

Trevor Phillips told an audience that he did not believe 'racial violence' had increased since the Brexit vote

Sir Michael Fallon: Boost in defence money welcome as 'threats are rising from Russia'

Sir Michael Fallon: Boost in defence money welcome as 'threats are rising from Russia'

Sir Michael Fallon: Boost in defence money welcome as 'threats are rising'

Former defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon said he hopes to see further increases to the defence budget

Monday, October 29, 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018

Improve Universal Credit in Budget by reversing George Osborne's cuts, says thinktank

Improve Universal Credit in Budget by reversing George Osborne's cuts, says thinktank

Improve Universal Credit in Budget by reversing cuts, says thinktank

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has urged the government to lift cuts to the Universal Credit work allowance and change the payment schedule ahead of the Autumn Budget 2018

James Cleverly: 'I'd rather have our Budget than what Labour are doing'

James Cleverly: 'I'd rather have our Budget than what Labour are doing'

James Cleverly: 'I'd rather have our Budget than what Labour are doing'

Conservative deputy chairman James Cleverly says the Labour party's financial plans are 'pie-in-the-sky' ahead of the Autumn Budget 2018

Extra £2bn for mental health services to be announced in Budget

Extra £2bn for mental health services to be announced in Budget

Extra £2bn for mental health services to be announced in Budget

Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to announce a £2 billion per year injection into mental health services in the Autumn Budget 2018

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Budget 2018: The key announcements

Budget 2018: The key announcements

Budget 2018: The key announcements

Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to announce tax cuts for small businesses, funding to fix roads and a crackdown on tech tax dodgers in the Autumn Budget 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018

Legal firm rejects allegations of providing information to Lord Hain in Philip Green scandal

Lord Hain and law firm in Philip Green case deny acting 'improperly' after it's revealed they work together

Hain and lawyers in Philip Green case deny wrongdoing after connection revealed

The legal firm, which represented the The Telegraph in the Sir Philip Green injunction case, has denied Lord Peter Hain had any involvement or information from them about the case.  

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson gives birth to baby boy

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson gives birth to baby boy

Ruth Davidson has given birth to a baby boy, and she and her partner Jen Wilson plan to share maternity leave

Femi Oluwole challenges Julia Hartley-Brewer to explain the single market 'in detail'

Femi Oluwole challenges Julia Hartley-Brewer to explain the single market 'in detail'

Femi Oluwole challenges Julia Hartley-Brewer to explain the single market

Our Future, Our Choice spokesman Femi Oluwole clashed with Julia Hartley-Brewer as the organisation released a report claiming a no deal Brexit would cost young people thousands

Parliamentary privilege: How it allows MPs to reveal what injuctions keep secret

Parliamentary privilege: How it allows MPs to reveal what injuctions keep secret

Parliamentary privilege: How it allows MPs to reveal what injuctions keep secret

Lord Peter Hain named Philip Green as the businessman being accused of harassment. But how does parliamentary privilege allow MPs to override the law?

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Director of immigrant welfare council: Home Office is creating a ‘policy of hostility’ as immigrants required to give DNA samples

Director of immigrant welfare council: Home Office is creating a ‘policy of hostility’ as immigrants required to give DNA samples

Home Office is creating ‘policy of hostility', says Director of Welfare Council

The Director of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants has said that the Home Office has created a “hostile environment” after Sajid Javid apologised for immigrants being forced to provide DNA samples as part of their applications.  

Dominic Raab: There is a risk of no deal because of EU's 'intrasigence'

Dominic Raab: There is a risk of no deal because of EU's 'intrasigence'

Dominic Raab: There is a risk of no deal because of EU's 'intrasigence'

The Brexit Secretary tells an MP there 'certainly is a risk' of not getting a Brexit deal

Tory MP warns against Kent becoming ‘parking lot of England’

Tory MP warns against Kent becoming ‘parking lot of England’

Tory MP warns against Kent becoming ‘parking lot of England’

The Government has been warned against turning Kent into the “parking lot of England”, over concerns about using a motorway as a holding area in the case of a no deal Brexit.

EU attempts to end daylight saving are example of ‘EU interfering in UK internal affairs’, says former UKIP councillor

Attempts to end daylight saving are ‘EU interfering in UK internal affairs’, says former UKIP councillor

Ex-UKIP councillor: Attempt to end daylight saving is the ‘EU interfering in UK'

Former UKIP Councillor John Perry has said that Brussels’ proposals to end daylight saving hours are “another example of the EU interfering in internal UK affairs”.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Pipe bombs sent to former president Obama and the Clintons

Pipe bombs sent to former US president Obama and the Clintons

Pipe bombs sent to former US president Obama and the Clintons

Crude pipe bombs meant for former US President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and CNN have been intercepted.

Brexit and the NHS winter crisis could mean 'more unnecessary deaths', says NHS Against Brexit founder

Brexit and the NHS winter crisis could mean 'more unnecessary deaths', says NHS Against Brexit founder

Brexit and NHS winter crisis could mean 'more unnecessary deaths', says doctor

Dr Mike Galsworthy, the founder of NHS Against Brexit, says leaving the EU on top of the annual winter crisis could mean a bleak time ahead for the NHS

Theresa May pledges to improve gagging clause regulations after newspaper stopped from publishing

Theresa May pledges to improve 'gagging' clause regulations after newspaper stopped from publishing

May pledges to improve 'gagging' clause regulations amid injunction scandal

Theresa May has pledged to improve regulation around so-called gagging clauses after a newspaper was stopped from publishing allegations about a businessman.

Tory MP Bob Blackman: ‘Only one person knows how many letters he has actually got’

Tory MP Bob Blackman: ‘Only one person knows how many letters she has got'

Tory MP Bob Blackman: ‘Only one person knows how many letters she has got'

Bob Blackman MP has said that Graham Brady MP is the only person who knows “how many letters she has actually got” calling for a no confidence vote for Prime Minister Theresa May.

Jess Phillips MP

Jess Phillips MP prepared to use Parliamentary privilege to name businessman at centre of sexual harassment and racism allegations

Labour MP threatens to name businessman who was granted injunction

Jess Phillips has said she is prepared to use Parliamentary privilege to name a businessman accused of racism and sexual harassment, who has been granted an injunction.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

NHS ripped off by drug companies charging £1000 for mouthwash, MP claims

NHS 'ripped off' by drug companies charging £1000 for mouthwash, MP claims

NHS 'ripped off' by drug companies charging £1000 for mouthwash, MP claims

The National Health Service is being “ripped off” by pharmaceutical companies charging more than £1,000 for a bottle of pain-relieving mouthwash, ministers have been told.

Schools and home care disrupted by Glasgow equal pay strike

Schools and home care disrupted by Glasgow equal pay strike

Schools and home care disrupted by Glasgow equal pay strike

Hundreds of schools and nurseries are shut as council workers strike for 48 hours in one of the UK’s biggest equal pay strikes.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018

UK condemns killing of Saudi journalist

UK condemns killing of Saudi journalist

UK condemns killing of Saudi journalist

The UK has condemned the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi after saying that the claim he died in a fight was “not credible”.

Brexiteer on People’s Vote March: ‘People don’t want another vote, they just want people to get on with it’

Brexiteer on People’s Vote March: ‘People don’t want another vote, they just want people to get on with it’

Brexiteer on People’s Vote March: ‘People don’t want another vote'

Brendan Chilton, Director of Labour Future UK has said that “people don’t want another vote” but that he supported the idea of people “marching in the street”.

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