Politics

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Boris Johnson’s first speech as PM: The key points

Boris Johnson’s first speech as PM: The key points

Boris Johnson has outlined his plans as Prime Minister in his first speech outside Downing Street.

Court approves Labour donations from supporter in vegetative state

Court approves Labour donations from supporter in vegetative state

Labour can keep getting donations from a supporter who fell into a vegetative state following a cardiac arrest, a court has ruled.

Kate Hoey open to Boris job offer

Kate Hoey open to Boris job offer

The Labour MP refused to rule out accepting a role from Boris Johnson.

Boris Johnson will 'U-turn on Brexit', says Charlie Mullins

Boris Johnson will 'U-turn on Brexit', says Charlie Mullins

Boris Johnson will realise Brexit would be "suicidal" and backtrack on his pledge to deliver it, says businessman Charlie Mullins.

Justice Secretary ages himself and Rory Stewart in joke tweet

Justice Secretary ages himself and Rory Stewart in joke tweet

David Gauke used an ageing filter on himself and ex-leadership contender Rory Stewart, as they prepare to resign.

Chuka Umunna: Threat to suspend Parliament ‘dictator-type stuff’

Chuka Umunna: Threat to suspend Parliament ‘dictator-type stuff’

Lib Dem MP Chuka Umunna has slammed Boris Johnson for refusing to rule out suspending Parliament to push through a no-deal Brexit.

Jared O'Mara: Aide posts expletive rant on MP's Twitter account

Jared O'Mara: Aide posts expletive rant on MP's Twitter account

An MP's communications chief resigned with a series of angry tweets posted to the politician's official Twitter page.

Stanley Johnson: 'EU is throwing Ireland under a bus'

Stanley Johnson: 'EU is throwing Ireland under a bus'

The father of Britain's new Prime Minister said the EU was risking peace in Ireland by insisting on a Withdrawal Agreement "we can't agree to".

Ben Wallace named Defence Secretary

Ben Wallace named Defence Secretary

Boris Johnson has begun announcing his new cabinet, starting with Sajid Javid as Chancellor.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Boris Johnson's constituents react to his Tory leadership win

Boris Johnson's constituents react to his Tory leadership win

talkRADIO speaks to Boris Johnson's Uxbridge constituents after the news their local MP will become Prime Minister

Mark Francois warns Tory MPs stop trying to ‘frustrate Brexit’

Mark Francois warns Tory MPs stop trying to ‘frustrate Brexit’

He has urged Conservative remainers to stop fighting the party’s efforts to deliver Brexit once Boris Johnson takes power.

Boris Johnson: 'Let's unite the country and defeat Corbyn'

Boris Johnson: 'Let's unite the country and defeat Corbyn'

In his victory speech, the newly-elected Prime Minister said he wanted to "deliver Brexit, unite the country and defeat Jeremy Corbyn".

Iran tanker seizure: What has happened?

Iran tanker seizure: What has happened?

On Friday, a British-flagged tanker was captured by Iranian authorities. Here's what has happened since...

Resignation watch: Justice Secretary David Gauke steps down

Resignation watch: Justice Secretary David Gauke steps down

A string of resignations are expected as Boris Johnson prepares to become Prime Minister after winning the Conservative leadership contest.

Third runway will be ‘critical for new PM’ says Heathrow boss

Third runway will be ‘critical for new PM’ says Heathrow boss

Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye insists the airport expansion will go ahead despite opposition from Boris Johnson.

Leadership race: Boris Johnson starts appointing cabinet

Leadership race: Boris Johnson starts appointing cabinet

Boris Johnson will become the UK's next Prime Minister after winning the Conservative leadership contest in a landslide victory.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Monday, July 22, 2019

‘Door is open’ for disaffected Labour and Tory MPs to join Lib Dems

‘Door is open’ for disaffected Labour and Tory MPs to join Lib Dems

Layla Moran said new Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson is leaving the door open to any disgruntled MPs who wish to defect to the party.

Jo Swinson slams Boris Johnson in Lib Dem victory speech

Jo Swinson slams Boris Johnson in Lib Dem victory speech

She won the Liberal Democrat leadership race in a landslide, defeating Sir Ed Davey by nearly 20,000 votes.

Consultation to protect soldiers from repeated investigations

Consultation to protect soldiers from repeated investigations

The Defence Secretary wants more legal protection for British soldiers accused of historical offences.

Anti-Brexit campaigner receives death threats over dancing videos

Anti-Brexit campaigner receives death threats over dancing videos

The 24-year-old has received "hundreds" of rape and death threats for posting videos of himself dancing in a 'Stop Brexit' shirt online.

Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke charged with sexual assault

Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke charged with sexual assault

The Dover MP has been charged with sexually assaulting two women and will appear in court in September.

Lib Dems to turn away defecting MPs unless they are anti-Brexit

Lib Dems to turn away defecting MPs unless they are anti-Brexit

Potential new members must be anti-Brexit, and looking for reform of the British political system, according to Lib Dem MP Christine Jardine.

Boris critic Alan Duncan resigns as Foreign Office minister

Boris critic Alan Duncan resigns as Foreign Office minister

A prominent critic of Boris Johnson has quit as a government minister ahead of the result of the Tory leadership race.

Dominic Raab: No-deal Brexit risk 'magnified beyond all proportion'

Dominic Raab: No-deal Brexit risk 'magnified beyond all proportion'

The former Brexit secretary defended Boris Johnson's pledge to deliver Brexit, deal or no deal, on October 31.

Leadership race: Two cabinet ministers prepared to quit under Boris

Leadership race: Two cabinet ministers prepared to quit under Boris

As the Tory leadership race draws to a close, both the Chancellor and Justice Secretary have announced they will resign if Mr Johnson wins.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Friday, July 19, 2019

Sajid Javid praises Nigel Farage in anti-extremism speech

Sajid Javid praises Nigel Farage in anti-extremism speech

The Home Secretary singled out the Brexit Party leader in a speech unveiling his plans to tackle extremism.

Using Queen to prevent no-deal Brexit a ‘ridiculous idea’

Using Queen to prevent no-deal Brexit a ‘ridiculous idea’

A former Supreme Court judge has criticised a plot by Tory MPs to use the Queen to delay the Brexit process.

Alistair Burt: No-deal Brexit cannot be ‘smuggled through’

Alistair Burt: No-deal Brexit cannot be ‘smuggled through’

The MP rebelled against the government yesterday by voting for an amendment that could block a no-deal Brexit.

Labour peer: Party will never win with Corbyn in charge

Labour peer: Party will never win with Corbyn in charge

The former Labour chairman said unless Jeremy Corbyn stands down as leader the party will be “trashed” at the next election.

Government rebels should step down, urges MP

Government rebels should step down, urges MP

Robert Jenrick urged ministers who chose not to vote with the government on a bill aimed at preventing a no-deal Brexit to step down.

Theresa May delivers £2 billion pay rise for public sector staff

Theresa May delivers £2 billion pay rise for public sector staff

Teachers and police officers are among those who can expect a pay rise in one of Theresa May’s final moves as Prime Minister.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Labour peers to consider motion of no confidence in Corbyn

Labour peers to consider motion of no confidence in Corbyn

Labour peers will hold an emergency meeting next week to discuss whether or not to consider a motion of no confidence in the party leader.

Piers Corbyn: Climate change is a 'false narrative'

Piers Corbyn: Climate change is a 'false narrative'

Jeremy Corbyn’s older brother has claimed that climate change is "utter nonsense" as environmental activists stage protests across the country.

Leadership race: What has Jeremy Hunt promised?

Leadership race: What has Jeremy Hunt promised?

As the leadership race draws to a close, we look at what Mr Hunt has promised the public in his campaign to become Prime Minister.

Anti-Brexit activists target Boris Johnson with Trump billboard

Anti-Brexit activists target Boris Johnson with Trump billboard

Campaigners have put up a billboard in Boris Johnson's constituency which likens him to the US president Donald Trump.

Rod Liddle: 'No way Boris Johnson can improve Brexit deal'

Rod Liddle: 'No way Boris Johnson can improve Brexit deal'

Columnist Rod Liddle has accused Boris Johnson of failing to offer anything new on Brexit should he win the leadership race.

Government ‘still not doing enough’ about flammable cladding

Government ‘still not doing enough’ about flammable cladding

A new report has slammed the government's efforts to eliminate flammable cladding from buildings.

Boris Johnson the leader for ‘extraordinary political times’

Boris Johnson the leader for ‘extraordinary political times’

Conservative MP Robert Buckland said the party needs a leader with the “charisma and campaigning ability of Boris Johnson”.

Theresa May turned her farewell speech into ‘a bit of a whinge’

Theresa May turned her farewell speech into ‘a bit of a whinge’

The outgoing Prime Minister has left it too late to complain about the lack of compromise in politics, according to her biographer Rosa Prince.

MPs vote to block suspension of Parliament

MPs vote to block suspension of Parliament

The amendment will make it harder for the next Prime Minister to suspend Parliament to force a no-deal Brexit.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Leadership race: What has Boris Johnson promised?

Leadership race: What has Boris Johnson promised?

Boris Johnson has emerged victorious after weeks of campaigning, but what has he promised to change?

Annunziata Rees-Mogg: No Brexit will 'irreparably damage democracy'

Annunziata Rees-Mogg: No Brexit will 'irreparably damage democracy'

The Brexit Party MEP said the next Prime Minister has a "moral obligation" to leave with or without a deal.

Theresa May: 'Antisemitism will be Corbyn's legacy'

Theresa May: 'Antisemitism will be Corbyn's legacy'

The Prime Minister and Jeremy Corbyn clashed over their anti-racism records during a heated House of Commons debate.

Nick Herbert: Johnson must not ‘sweep aside’ Parliament on Brexit

Nick Herbert: Johnson must not ‘sweep aside’ Parliament on Brexit

The Conservative MP said Boris Johnson has made a “big mistake” by failing to rule out suspending Parliament in order to deliver Brexit.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn accused of ‘cowardice’ over antisemitism

Jeremy Corbyn accused of ‘cowardice’ over antisemitism

A former Labour adviser has said party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s handling of alleged antisemitism in the party shows “cowardice.”

Dominic Raab: 'I'm over the PTSD of being a leadership candidate'

Dominic Raab: 'I'm over the PTSD of being a leadership candidate'

The ex-leadership contender said he had no hard feelings watching the final two candidates sharing their Prime Ministerial ambitions.

Candidate for top EU job 'ready' to extend Brexit deadline

Candidate for top EU job 'ready' to extend Brexit deadline

Jean-Claude Juncker's potential successor has said she is willing to grant another extension to the Brexit deadline.

Boris's condemnation of Trump tweets 'will not hurt trade deal'

Boris's condemnation of Trump tweets 'will not hurt trade deal'

Nigel Evans said Boris Johnson’s criticism of Donald Trump for tweets aimed at four US congresswomen should not hurt any future trade deal.

Jeremy Hunt will fight for a ‘Brexit for everybody’ as PM

Jeremy Hunt will fight for a ‘Brexit for everybody’ as PM

Conservative MP Alistair Burt has said if the Party gets Brexit wrong it will soon face the wrath of voters at a general election.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Monday, July 15, 2019

Leadership LIVE: 'Amber Rudd to win Love Island'

Leadership LIVE: 'Amber Rudd to win Love Island'

The pair joked that their colleague Amber Rudd - who shares a forename with Love Island contestant Amber Gill - should win the reality show.

Sir Roger Gale: 'Conference clown Boris not fit to be PM'

Sir Roger Gale: 'Conference clown Boris not fit to be PM'

The Tory MP said the ability to "make people laugh" was not a desirable quality in the next inhabitant of Number 10.

Hunt and Johnson prepare for talkRADIO debate

Hunt and Johnson prepare for talkRADIO debate

Conservative leadership candidates Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are preparing to face off for what’s expected to be the final time.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Friday, July 12, 2019

Diane Abbott retweets critiques of Labour deputy leader Tom Watson

Diane Abbott retweets critiques of Labour deputy leader Tom Watson

The Labour MP has retweeted a number of critical tweets about the party's deputy leader Tom Watson.

Theresa May unveils plans for 'Office for Tackling Injustices'

Theresa May unveils plans for 'Office for Tackling Injustices'

The new independent body will be responsible for "challenging social injustices" in areas such as ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Amber Rudd U-turns on opposition to no-deal Brexit

Amber Rudd U-turns on opposition to no-deal Brexit

The Work and Pensions Secretary has dropped her opposition to a no-deal Brexit, saying she has "accepted" leaving the EU without a deal.

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