Politics

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Police Brexit

Keep Brexit protests 'restrained and respectful', police urge

Keep Brexit protests 'restrained and respectful', police urge

Politicians should “think carefully” avoid inflaming the “incredibly febrile” atmosphere around Brexit, police chiefs have warned.

Fiona Onasanya

Outrage over disgraced MP's support for Cooper bill

Outrage over disgraced MP's support for Cooper bill

A disgraced former Labour MP has caused outrage after she voted for the Cooper bill, which passed by a majority of one in the Commons on Wednesday.

Water leak suspends Commons debate

Water leak suspends Commons debate

The House of Commons sitting has been suspended due to a roof leak above the press gallery. 

Uri Geller claims responsibility for Commons leak

Uri Geller claims responsibility for Commons leak

The TV psychic Uri Geller has claimed responsibility for the leak that brought proceedings in the Commons to a halt earlier today.

Alastair Campbell: Jeremy Corbyn is aware talks with May are ‘an obvious trap’

Alastair Campbell: Jeremy Corbyn is aware talks with May are ‘an obvious trap’

Alastair Campbell: Jeremy Corbyn is aware talks with May are ‘an obvious trap’

Alastair Campbell, who has campaigned for a second referendum on any Brexit deal, has said that the Labour leader is aware that talks with Theresa May are “an obvious trap”.

Brexit briefing: Bill to further delay Brexit clears Commons by one vote

Brexit briefing: Bill to further delay Brexit clears Commons by one vote

Brexit briefing: Bill to further delay Brexit clears Commons by one vote

Proposals to further delay the date of Brexit have moved closer to becoming law after they passed through the Commons by one vote.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Soldiers just ‘fooling around’ by shooting at Corbyn targets

Soldiers just ‘fooling around’ by shooting at Corbyn targets

The soldiers filmed shooting at targets of Jeremy Corbyn were just “fooling around” according to a retired Army Colonel.

Tom Brake: MPs are ‘treading water’ over Brexit

Tom Brake: MPs 'treading water' over Brexit

Tom Brake: MPs 'treading water' over Brexit

The Liberal Democrats’ Brexit spokesman has said that MPs are “treading water” on the issue of Brexit as the UK’s original date of departure passed last week.

Cooper bill progresses to next stage

Cooper bill progresses to next stage

The bill to prevent no-deal Brexit has moved closer to becoming law after the Commons voted to progress it to the next stage.

Vote at 16 debate

'Same arguments' to stop teens voting used to deny women right to vote

'Same arguments' to stop teens voting used to deny women right to vote

A Labour MP has claimed that the arguments against giving teenagers the right to vote were also used in "times gone by" against women.

Huw Merriman

Tory MP claims weight-loss down to Brexit

Tory MP claims weight-loss down to Brexit

Huw Merriman claims to have lost four inches from his waistline because of the stress of Brexit.

Andrew Bridgen

Andrew Bridgen: 'If Corbyn is the answer - what was the question?'

Andrew Bridgen: 'If Corbyn is the answer - what was the question?'

The Conservative MP said it was "unbelievable" that the Prime Minister is working with the Labour leader to solve the Brexit impasse.

Stephen Timms

Stephen Timms: Corbyn and May reaching agreement will be 'tricky'

Stephen Timms: Corbyn and May reaching agreement will be 'tricky'

The Labour MP said it would not be easy for the Prime Minister and opposition leader to come to an agreement on Brexit.

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: PM seeks to delay April 12 Brexit day

Brexit briefing: PM seeks to delay April 12 Brexit day

Theresa May is looking to extend Brexit so she can negotiate a way forward with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Richard Tice Leave Means Leave

Richard Tice: 'Ridiculous machinations’ won’t stop no-deal Brexit

Richard Tice: 'Ridiculous machinations’ won’t stop no-deal Brexit

The co-founder  of Leave Means Leave has said he believes the country will leave the EU without a deal in ten days’ time despite Mrs May’s speech on Tuesday.

May to seek compromise deal with Corbyn

May to seek compromise deal with Corbyn

Theresa May will sit down with Jeremy Corbyn to agree a Brexit deal that can command the support of the house. 

National Action neo-Nazis

'Extreme neo-Nazis' viewed ISIS bomb manuals online

'Extreme neo-Nazis' viewed ISIS bomb manuals online

Nearly as many “extreme neo-Nazis” are referred to a government anti-extremism programme as fundamentalist Islamists, a security minister has warned.

Meet the 'other' independent MPs

Meet the 'other' Independent MPs

Meet the 'other' Independent MPs

Due to the creation of Independent Group in February this year, the number of Independent MPs rocketed from nine to 20 MPs. 

Helen Grant

MP calls for people from 'diverse' backgrounds to appear on banknotes

MP calls for people from 'diverse' backgrounds to appear on banknotes

Conservative MP Helen Grant has called for the Bank of England to feature people from black, Asian, or minority-ethnic backgrounds on banknotes.

Brexit

MPs put forward bill to block no-deal Brexit

MPs put forward bill to block no-deal Brexit

A cross-party group of MPs are preparing to put forward a bill which will prevent the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

Ben Bradshaw

Voters were sold a 'fantasy Brexit' in 2016 referendum

Voters were sold a 'fantasy Brexit' in 2016 referendum

Labour MP Ben Bradshaw has claimed the public were sold a "fantasy" in the EU referendum.

Daffodil farmer says eastern European workers saved his business

Daffodil farmer says European workers 'saved' his business

Daffodil farmer says European workers 'saved' his business

A British daffodil farmer has said that being able to recruit workers from eastern Europe “saved” his business.

Sir Vince Cable

Sir Vince Cable: 'My worst fear is a no-deal Brexit'

Sir Vince Cable: 'My worst fear is a no-deal Brexit'

The Liberal Democrat leader revealed he was keen to avoid "crashing out" of the EU without a deal.

Peter Bone

Peter Bone: Brexit now 'entirely in Prime Minister's hands'

Peter Bone: Brexit now 'entirely in Prime Minister's hands'

The Conservative MP urged Theresa May to embrace a no-deal Brexit and "honour" the referendum result.

Brexit

Brexit briefing: Brexit alternatives rejected in Commons

Brexit briefing: Brexit alternatives rejected in Commons

Last night, MPs failed to find a majority for any of the four alternative Brexit options chosen by Speaker John Bercow.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

Brexit protester

Leave campaign 'hijacked', MP claims during petition debate

Leave campaign 'hijacked', MP claims during petition debate

Leave campaign ‘hijacked for dangerous ends’ an MP has claimed during a debate on revoking Article 50.

St Pancras flag waver

St Pancras protester admits public nuisance charge

St Pancras protester admits public nuisance charge

A flag-waving Brexit protester has admitted in Westminster Magistrates Court to halting Eurostar trains out of St Pancras by climbing onto a station roof.

Extinction Rebellion House of Commons

Naked protesters disrupt Commons proceedings

Naked protesters disrupt Commons proceedings

A dozen climate protesters disrupted proceedings in the Commons by flashing MPs from the public gallery during today's debate.

MPs vote on alternative Brexit options

MPs vote on alternative Brexit options

MPs have begun voting on alternative Brexit options in an attempt to find one that commands a majority.

Jacob Rees-Mogg AfD

Rees-Mogg denies supporting 'overtly racist' German party

Rees-Mogg denies supporting 'overtly racist' German party

Jacob Rees-Mogg has denied supporting an anti-Islam German party after tweeting a speech by its leader.

Nigel Evans

Nigel Evans MP: Remain MPs think leave voters are ‘thick’

Nigel Evans MP: Remain MPs think leave voters are ‘thick’

Conservative MP Nigel Evans has warned that Remain-backing MPs will try to fool leave voters by delivering “Brexit in name only”.

Steve Brine

Steve Brine asks Julia Hartley-Brewer to tell him 'the point of Brexit'

Steve Brine asks Julia Hartley-Brewer to tell him 'the point of Brexit'

The former public health minister asked talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer what "the point" of Brexit was during a heated debate.

Kate Hoey

Kate Hoey 'couldn't live' with Labour calling for second referendum

Kate Hoey 'couldn't live' with Labour calling for second referendum

The co-chair of Labour Leave revealed she was vehemently against a second referendum.

People's Vote

Mark Francois on Brexit: Will of the people 'has to triumph'

Mark Francois on Brexit: Will of the people 'has to triumph'

The ERG's deputy chair said MPs were "honour-bound" to respect the result of the EU referendum, as rumours of a "coup" to overturn Brexit emerge.

Brexit

Brexit briefing: MPs to stage fresh votes on alternative Brexit options

Brexit briefing: MPs to stage fresh votes on alternative Brexit options

MPs are set to stage another series of "indicative" votes today on alternatives to Theresa May's Brexit deal.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Michael Heseltine

Lord Heseltine: Pro-Brexit populism is 'unacceptable and repugnant'

Lord Heseltine: Pro-Brexit populism is 'unacceptable and repugnant'

Michael Heseltine has condemned the rise of pro-Brexit populism as “unacceptable and repugnant”.

Second referendum peoples vote Brexit

Christine Jardin MP: ‘Sovereignty doesn’t put food on the table’

Christine Jardin MP: ‘Sovereignty doesn’t put food on the table’

Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardin has said she believes only a second referendum can break the Brexit deadlock.

'Crisis unfolding' for cash-starved schools

'Crisis unfolding' for cash-starved schools

Schools are facing a ‘crisis’ over funding, according to the director of school network Schools North East.

Dominic Grieve loses confidence vote held by local association

Dominic Grieve loses confidence vote held by local association

Dominic Grieve loses confidence vote held by local association

Remain-supporting MP Dominic Grieve may face deselection after suffering a vote of no confidence by his local Conservative association.

'Far-right' extremism 'aided and abetted' by social media

'Far-right' extremism 'aided and abetted' by social media

‘Far-right’ extremism has reached unprecedented levels of organisation thanks to social media platforms, security experts have warned.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Friday, March 29, 2019

Alastair Campbell: MPs are ‘undermining democracy’ by voting for Theresa May’s deal

Alastair Campbell: MPs are ‘undermining democracy’ by voting for Theresa May’s deal

Alastair Campbell: MPs are ‘undermining democracy’ by voting for May's deal

Alastair Campbell, who has been campaigning for a second referendum on Brexit, has said that MPs are “undermining democracy” by voting for a deal despite saying they think is “terrible”.

Thousands of pro-Brexit marchers protest outside parliament

Thousands of Brexit supporters protest outside parliament

Thousands of Brexit supporters protest outside parliament

Thousands of Brexit supporters have gathered outside parliament to protest against the delay to Brexit, on the day that the UK was set to leave the European Union.

DUP Arlene Foster Nigel Dodds

'The DUP are not for sale', former NI secretary warns

'The DUP are not for sale', former NI secretary warns

Theresa May was wrong to think she could "buy off" the DUP, according to former Northern Ireland secretary Shaun Woodward.

General Election would not solve deadlock, according to pollster

General election would not solve deadlock, according to pollster

General election would not solve deadlock, according to pollster

A general election would not produce a “significantly different” result, according to DeltaPoll founder Joe Twyman.

John McDonnell urged by Jewish leaders to cut ties with left-wing group

John McDonnell urged by Jewish leaders to cut ties with left-wing group

John McDonnell urged by Jewish leaders to cut ties with left-wing group

John McDonnell is facing calls to sever ties with a Labour group criticised for supporting an activist accused of antisemitism.

Facebook European Elections

Facebook unveils new tactics to safeguard European elections

Facebook unveils new tactics to safeguard European elections

Facebook will tackle foreign interference during the upcoming European elections with a new set of tools.

Met Police rejects Ukip leader’s water cannon claims ahead of Brexit protests

Met Police rejects UKIP leader’s water cannon claims ahead of Brexit protests

Met Police rejects UKIP leader’s water cannon claims ahead of Brexit protests

Scotland Yard has dismissed suggestions from UKIP leader Gerard Batten that water cannons could be deployed at protests.

Conservative MPs split over Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Conservative MPs split over Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Conservative MPs split over Theresa May’s Brexit deal

The prime minister’s withdrawal agreement is set to return to the House of Commons today.

The Independent Group

Independent Group may face legal action over name change

Independent Group may face legal action over name change

Campaign group Change.org UK is seeking legal advice over the rebranding of The Independent Group as 'Change UK'. 

Nigel Farage: ‘Today is a day of betrayal, a day of shame’

Nigel Farage: ‘Today is a day of betrayal, a day of shame’

Nigel Farage has called the day the UK was due to leave the European Union a “day of betrayal, a day of shame”.

Brexit LIVE: MPs reject withdrawal agreement

MPs reject withdrawal agreement

MPs reject withdrawal agreement

Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement has been defeated a third time by MPs.

Sammy Wilson

Sammy Wilson: Labour and SNP have 'nailed their colours to the EU mast'

Sammy Wilson: Labour and SNP have 'nailed their colours to the EU mast'

The DUP's Brexit spokesman said his party would never support Labour or the SNP because they had "nailed their colours to the EU mast".

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: Theresa May to take Brexit deal back to Commons

Brexit briefing: Theresa May to take Brexit deal back to Commons

Theresa May is battling to get her Brexit withdrawal agreement backed by the Commons on the day that was scheduled to see Britain quit the EU.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Irish eurosceptic group launches campaign demanding Republic leave EU

Irish eurosceptic group launches campaign demanding republic leave EU

Irish eurosceptic group launches campaign demanding republic leave EU

An Irish eurosceptic group has launched a nationwide billboard campaign calling for the country to leave the EU.

Prince Charles and Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah

'Reprehensible' for Royal family to 'collude' with Brunei

'Reprehensible' for Royal family to 'collude' with Brunei

The British government and the Royal family have been accused of “colluding” with the oppression of LGBT people in Brunei.

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