Politics

Monday, January 6, 2020

Monday, January 6, 2020

Boris Johnson calls for 'de-escalation' after US air strike in Iraq

Boris Johnson calls for 'de-escalation' after US air strike in Iraq

The Prime Minister said he would not "lament" the death of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, but called for "de-escalation from all sides".

Friday, January 3, 2020

Friday, January 3, 2020

Tom Tugendhat: Bring back British jihadis and lock them up

Tom Tugendhat: Bring back British jihadis and lock them up

The chair of the foreign affairs committee has called for a new Treason Act to deal with British citizens who join terrorist organisations.

Jess Phillips announces Labour leadership candidacy

Jess Phillips announces Labour leadership candidacy

The backbencher confirmed her bid to succeed Jeremy Corbyn, promising to challenge the Boris Johnson with "passion, heart and precision".

PM’s aide calls for ‘weirdos and misfits’ to apply for Number 10

PM’s aide calls for ‘weirdos and misfits’ to apply for Number 10

Dominic Cummings has appealed to "super-talented weirdos" to apply for jobs in Downing Street to improve government decision making.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Monday, December 30, 2019

Sajid Javid confirms £3bn to help farmers ‘thrive’ after Brexit

Sajid Javid confirms £3bn to help farmers ‘thrive’ after Brexit

The Chancellor said farmers can enter the new year "with confidence" after announcing the funds to support them after the UK leaves the EU.

Rebecca Long-Bailey considering Labour leadership

Rebecca Long-Bailey considering Labour leadership

The shadow business secretary has confirmed she is considering running to replace Jeremy Corbyn while endorsing Angela Rayner as deputy.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Monday, December 23, 2019

Ed Miliband to lead inquest into Labour election defeat

Ed Miliband to lead inquest into Labour election defeat

The former Labour leader will head up a panel to investigate the party's fourth consecutive defeat and "map out a route" back to power.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Friday, December 20, 2019

Brexit withdrawal bill passes House of Commons

Brexit withdrawal bill passes House of Commons

Boris Johnson's Withdrawal Bill to leave the European Union has passed through the House of Commons.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Emily Thornberry: Those with ‘broadest shoulders’ should pay more

Emily Thornberry: Those with ‘broadest shoulders’ should pay more

The shadow foreign secretary said that public service spending needs a boost as she made her case to become the next Labour leader.

Jeremy Corbyn: Queen’s Speech ‘woefully inadequate’

Jeremy Corbyn: Queen’s Speech ‘woefully inadequate’

The Labour leader took to the despatch box to criticise the government’s new legislative programme as one of “gimmicks and false promises”.

Nicola Sturgeon sets out ‘democratic case’ for Indyref2

Nicola Sturgeon sets out ‘democratic case’ for Indyref2

Scotland's First Minister has called on Westminster to engage over the "clear democratic mandate" for a second independence poll.

Queen’s Speech: Boris Johnson unveils ‘radical’ programme

Queen’s Speech: Boris Johnson unveils ‘radical’ programme

The PM has presented the “most radical Queen's Speech in a generation” with measures to deliver Brexit and the “people's priorities”.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Emily Thornberry confirms she will enter Labour leadership race

Emily Thornberry confirms she will enter Labour leadership race

The shadow foreign secretary is the first to formally announce her leadership bid.

Labour MP: ‘I have no idea why we went forward with the election’

Labour MP: ‘I have no idea why we went forward with the election’

Chris Bryant told talkRADIO that backing Boris Johnson’s motion to call a December 12 general election was a “strategic error” by the party.

Sir Keir Starmer 'seriously considering' Labour leadership bid

Sir Keir Starmer 'seriously considering' Labour leadership bid

The shadow Brexit secretary has said he is considering a run at succeeding Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader.

Tony Blair warns Labour not to 'whitewash' election defeat

Tony Blair warns Labour not to 'whitewash' election defeat

The former Prime Minister says Labour faces a crisis if it does not revitalise itself as a "serious, progressive" alternative to the Tories.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

MPs return to Parliament for first sitting since general election

MPs return to Parliament for first sitting since general election

Boris Johnson said the new Parliament was a "vast improvement" on the last as he urged members to "heal the divisions of our country".

Lib Dem MP: Bill to block Brexit delay ‘utterly reckless’

Lib Dem MP: Bill to block Brexit delay ‘utterly reckless’

Daisy Cooper has said there is "absolutely no way" the UK could negotiate a trade deal by December 2020, as Boris Johnson has promised.

Boris Johnson and Theresa May pictured celebrating Tory win

Boris Johnson and Theresa May pictured celebrating Tory win

The pair appeared to put their past differences behind them as they were photographed celebrating the party's election win.

Michael Gove: Labour Party has lost its best leadership candidates

Michael Gove: Labour Party has lost its best leadership candidates

The cabinet minister said the Labour politicians he "admired" had all lost their seats at the general election.

Boris Johnson to block further Brexit delay

Boris Johnson to block further Brexit delay

Ministers have re-worked the Withdrawal Agreement Bill to "legally prohibit" any further extensions to the Brexit deadline.

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.

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