Politics

Friday, February 15, 2019

Friday, February 15, 2019

Brexit Stories: 'Robots could ease the Brexit uncertainty felt by manufacturers'

Brexit Stories: 'Robots could ease the Brexit uncertainty felt by manufacturers'

Brexit Stories: 'Robots could ease the Brexit uncertainty felt by manufacturers'

Robot salesman Mark Gray tells talkRADIO the impact Brexit has had on his job

John Redwood

Sir John Redwood: 'I hate the way that some MPs so scorn the British people'

Sir John Redwood: 'I hate the way that some MPs so scorn the British people'

The Conservative MP has revealed his contempt for MPs who want to "thwart the wishes" of the 17.4 million people who voted to leave in the EU referendum.

Exclusive: Tory Deputy Chair demands "misleading" school cuts site be taken down

Tory Deputy Chair demands "misleading" school cuts site be taken down

James Cleverly has written to the people behind a website detailing cuts to school funding, calling their calculations 'misleading' and demanding the website is taken down

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Theresa May suffers defeat on Brexit motion after European Research Group abstain

May suffers defeat on Brexit motion after European Research Group abstain

Theresa May's amendment asking for support for her Brexit plan was voted down by a majority of 303 to 258

Labour amendment to bring Brexit deal back to Commons fails

Labour amendment to bring Brexit deal back to Commons fails

The Labour Party has had an amendment that would have demanded the Prime Minister bring her Brexit deal in front of the Commons on February 27 defeated

Former Gove advisor says Brussels could refuse to budge on backstop if MPs don't unite under May

Former Gove advisor says Brussels could refuse to budge on backstop if MPs don't unite under May

Former Gove advisor says EU could refuse to budge on backstop if MPs don't unite

Henry Newman, a former advisor to Michael Gove, told talkRADIO's Mike Graham that tonight's vote could 'give Brussels the excuse' to refuse changes to the backstop if MPs can't agree on a Brexit plan

Brexit Stories: 'We would have more of a voice as part of the European Union'

Brexit Stories: 'We would have more of a voice as part of the European Union'

Ice cream company founder Annie Hanbury tells talkRADIO how Brexit has affected her job

Bernard Jenkin

Remain ministers 'determined to water down Brexit', says Sir Bernard Jenkin

Remain ministers 'determined to water down Brexit', says Sir Bernard Jenkin

The Brexiteer MP claimed negotiations with the EU would have gone "much better" if there was more support for the referendum result within the government.

ISIS

Robert Halfon MP brands ISIS 'most horrific death cult since Nazi Germany'

Robert Halfon MP brands ISIS 'most horrific death cult since Nazi Germany'

The Conservative MP said the UK "cannot welcome back" any British citizen that joins ISIS, as a former London schoolgirl who joined the group revealed she wished to return to the country.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

James Cleverly MP: No-deal Brexit would ‘make business harder’

James Cleverly MP: No-deal Brexit would ‘make business harder’

James Cleverly MP: No-deal Brexit would ‘make business harder’

James Cleverly, Deputy Chair of the Conservative Party has said that leaving the European Union without a deal would “make business harder”, but that he still thought a deal was “the most likely option”.

Council denies covering up billboard targeting Jeremy Corbyn

Council covers up billboard targeting Jeremy Corbyn in 'mix up'

Council covers up billboard targeting Jeremy Corbyn in 'mix up'

Islington Council have admitted to covering up an anti-Brexit billboard targeting Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in his own constituency, adding that it was simply "a mix up".

Brexit Party revealed to be headquartered at a bed and breakfast

Brexit Party revealed to be headquartered at a bed and breakfast

The Brexit Party

Brexit Stories: 'I made a mistake voting Leave'

Brexit Stories: 'I made a mistake voting Leave'

Toy inventor Assim Ishaque tells talkRADIO how Brexit has affected his job

Dominic Grieve

Dominic Grieve: 'We will not be leaving the EU on March 29'

Dominic Grieve: 'We will not be leaving the EU on March 29'

The former attorney general has revealed he would be "astonished" if the UK was ready to leave the EU on March 29, even with a deal secured.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

'Hundreds' of people sign up to Brexit party under false names in internet prank

'Hundreds' of people sign up to Brexit party under false names in internet prank

A writer encouraged people to sign up to the Brexit party multiple times under comedic aliases

Brexit Stories: 'Theatre companies from Europe will be reluctant to head to the UK'

Brexit Stories: 'Theatre companies from Europe will be reluctant to head to UK'

Actor Andrew Venning tells talkRADIO how Brexit has affected his job

Stephen Timms MP calls Amber Rudd a 'breath of fresh air' for admitting Universal Credit's role in food bank use

Stephen Timms MP calls Amber Rudd a 'breath of fresh air' for admitting Universal Credit's role in food bank use

Labour MP praises Amber Rudd for saying Universal Credit fuels food bank use

Stephen Timms, the former shadow work and pensions secretary, said he hoped Amber Rudd could make changes to the Universal Credit system

Theresa May

Theresa May: 'Opposing no-deal is not enough to stop it'

Theresa May: 'Opposing no-deal is not enough to stop it'

In a statement to the House of Commons, the Prime Minister urged MPs to back her Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration to prevent a no-deal Brexit.

George Freeman MP: ‘I was looking forward to a Valentines love-in in Parliament, but that looks like it will be delayed’

George Freeman MP: ‘I was looking forward to a Valentines love-in in Parliament, but that looks like it will be delayed’

George Freeman MP: ‘I was looking forward to a Valentines love-in in Parliament'

George Freeman, Theresa May’s former policy adviser, has said that he was looking forward to “a Valentines love-in” on Thursday, when the prime minister is set to return to update MPs on progress with the Brexit withdrawal agreement.

Philip Hammond’s promise for a ‘deal dividend’ is ‘not credible’, says MP Nicky Morgan

Philip Hammond’s promise for a ‘deal dividend’ is ‘not credible’, says MP Nicky Morgan

Chancellor's promise for a ‘deal dividend’ is ‘not credible’, says Nicky Morgan

Nicky Morgan, chair of the Treasury Committee, has dismissed the Chancellor’s forecast of a “deal dividend” saying it was “not credible” to describe any economic boost from a Brexit deal as a "dividend".

Andrea Leadsom: MPs need to support Theresa May’s Brexit deal to ‘move forward with their lives’

Andrea Leadsom: MPs need to support Theresa May’s Brexit deal so UK can ‘move forward with our lives’

Andrea Leadsom: MPs need to back May’s deal to ‘move forward' with their lives

Leader of the House Andrea Leadsom has urged MPs to support Theresa May’s deal so that they “can actually leave the EU and move forward with our lives”.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Jeremy Corbyn called for European Union to be 'defeated' in explosive rally speech

EXCLUSIVE: Jeremy Corbyn called for European Union to be 'defeated' in explosive rally speech

EXCLUSIVE: Jeremy Corbyn called for European Union to be 'defeated'

Jeremy Corbyn called for the European Union to be "defeated" in explosive comments unearthed by talkRADIO.

Jewish Chronicle editor: 'Any decent Labour MP' should join breakaway party due to antisemitism scandal

Jewish Chronicle editor: 'Decent' Labour MPs should quit party over antisemitism

Jewish Chronicle editor Stephen Pollard said he hoped Labour's slow progress in dealing with allegations of antisemitism would spur MPs to form a breakaway party

Andrew Bridgen: 'Nigel Farage's Brexit party is a Damocles sword over the Conservative Party'

Andrew Bridgen: 'Nigel Farage's Brexit party is a Damocles sword over the Conservative Party'

Andrew Bridgen: 'Nigel Farage's Brexit party is a Damocles sword over Tories'

Andrew Bridgen MP has said that the formation of a new Brexit party, helmed by Nigel Farage, should worry the Conservatives if they don't deliver Brexit

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Government contract with boatless Brexit ferry firm cancelled

Government contract with boatless Brexit ferry firm cancelled

Government contract with boatless Brexit ferry firm cancelled

Seaborne Freight have had their contract to run ferries from Ramsgate to Ostend cancelled, after widespread criticism due to the company not having any boats

Friday, February 8, 2019

Friday, February 8, 2019

Jennifer James

EXCLUSIVE: GoFundMe investigates campaign by suspended Labour Party activist after she ‘borrows’ £7k for personal ‘cash flow' problem

Suspended Labour Party activist ‘borrows’ £7,000 from own crowdfunding campaign

Jennifer James has announced that she has taken £7,000 of the donated money to sort out a personal “cash flow problem”.

Lords urge Theresa May to put Brexit on hold

Lords urge Theresa May to put Brexit on hold

Two Lords have said that the UK is 'not ready' to leave the EU

John McDonnell urges Luciana Berger to say she won't 'break away' from Labour amid no confidence row

John McDonnell urges Luciana Berger to say she won't 'break away' from Labour

Luciana Berger is facing a vote of no confidence in her constituency amid reports she could be associated with a 'breakaway party'

Dominic Grieve

Dominic Grieve says he would 'refuse' to be part of a government pushing for no-deal Brexit

Dominic Grieve says he would 'refuse' to be part of push for no-deal Brexit

Former Attorney General Dominic Grieve has that he would "refuse" to be part of a government that was elected to take the UK out of the European Union without a deal.

John Redwood on Donald Tusk: ‘I don’t think he had me in mind - I set out a very clear plan'

John Redwood on Donald Tusk: ‘I don’t think he had me in mind - I set out a very clear plan'

John Redwood on Donald Tusk: ‘I don’t think he had me in mind’

Sir John Redwood, a member of pro-Brexit group Leave Means Leave, has said that the President of the European Council Donald Tusk did not have him “in mind” because the MP has always had a plan for leaving the EU.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Theresa May

Theresa May confronts Tusk over 'hell' comments during Brussels meeting

Theresa May confronts Tusk over 'hell' comments during Brussels meeting

The Prime Minister faced Donald Tusk during a meeting in Brussels today and told him his controversial "special place in hell" remarks were "not helpful".

Women's Minister

Women's minister calls for 'revised version' of Fireman Sam to challenge firefighter stereotypes

Women's minister calls for 'revised version' of Fireman Sam

The women's minister Victoria Atkins has called for a "revised version" of Fireman Sam, to challenge the stereotype that all firefighters are male.

Julia Hartley-Brewer

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'I'm not angry with Donald Tusk - I want to thank him'

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'I'm not angry with Donald Tusk - I want to thank him'

In her morning monologue, the talkRADIO presenter branded the European Union a "special place in hell for arrogant diplomats".

Lord Peter Hain

British citizens are 'thin-skinned' if they are outraged by Tusk's comments, says Lord Peter Hain

British citizens are 'thin-skinned' if they are outraged by Tusk's comments

Lord Hain has said that people needed to stop "being so outraged" at comments made by the European Council president in Brussels yesterday.

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage: Donald Tusk was 'thinking of me' with his 'special place in hell' remarks

Nigel Farage: Tusk's 'special place in hell' remarks were about me

The former UKIP leader said Donald Tusk was "thinking of me" with his scathing comments about "those who promoted Brexit" without a plan.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Theresa May dashes to London to attend lavish fundraising dinner before jetting off to Brussels

May attends lavish fundraising dinner before jetting off to Brussels

The Prime Minister attended a dinner with Tory donors before her meetings with EU leaders over Brexit

Mark Sedwill

EXCLUSIVE: Top civil servant called upon to probe Conservative Brexit compromise meetings

EXCL: Top civil servant called upon to probe Tory Brexit compromise meetings

Britain’s top civil servant has been called upon to investigate the use of impartial officials by a group of Tory MPs preparing a new Brexit plan for Theresa May. 

Donald Tusk

Politicians react to Donald Tusk's 'special place in hell' comments

Politicians react to Donald Tusk's 'special place in hell' comments

Politicians have given their thoughts on comments made by the European Council president, in which he claimed there was a "special place in hell" for those who promoted Brexit.

Donald Tusk

Donald Tusk: There's a 'special place in hell' for Brexiteers

Donald Tusk: There's a 'special place in hell' for Brexiteers

During a statement in Brussels, the European Council president announced that there was a "special place in hell" for Brexiteers.

Sammy Wilson

DUP’s Sammy Wilson: Brexit will not ‘take us back’ to the Troubles

DUP’s Sammy Wilson: Brexit will not ‘take us back’ to the Troubles

Sammy Wilson, DUP’s Brexit spokesman has said that “there is absolutely no reason that leaving the EU should take us back” to the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Sir Bernard Jenkin: MPs will not accept ‘window-dressing’, they want ‘substantive change’ on the backstop

Sir Bernard Jenkin: MPs will not accept ‘window-dressing’, they want ‘substantive change’ on the backstop

Sir Bernard Jenkin: MPs will not accept ‘window-dressing’ to the backstop

Conservative MP Sir Bernard Jenkin has said that MPs will not accept “window-dressing”, after the prime minister has suggested that she is seeking "changes" to the controversial backstop, rather than its total removal from the agreement.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Plan A+ launch

Institute of Economic Affairs handed formal warning for political bias

Institute of Economic Affairs handed formal warning for political bias

The charitable think tank was handed the warning for the publication of its report 'PLAN A+ Creating a prosperous post-Brexit U.K' and a launch event which was held on the same day.

Theresa May promises to deliver Brexit that ‘honours’ UK’s commitments to Northern Ireland

Theresa May promises to deliver Brexit that ‘honours’ UK’s commitments to Northern Ireland

Theresa May promises Brexit deal that ‘honours’ commitments to Northern Ireland

Theresa May will insist that she will deliver a Brexit deal that “honours our commitments to Northern Ireland”, admitting that she knew it was a “concerning time”.

Former Northern Ireland first minister threatens to take Government to court over Brexit backstop

Lord Trimble threatens to take government to court over Brexit backstop

Lord threatens to take Government to court over Northern Irish backstop

Former Northern Ireland first minister Lord Trimble is threatening to take the government to court over the controversial Brexit backstop.

Iain Duncan Smith: ‘The ball will be back in the EU’s court’ after UK rejects Irish backstop proposals

Iain Duncan Smith: If EU want UK to have an 'orderly' Brexit, the ball is in their court

Iain Duncan Smith: If EU want an 'orderly' Brexit, the ball is in their court

Former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith has said that the “ball will be back in the EU’s court” if they want the UK to leave the EU in an “orderly” way.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Monday, February 4, 2019

Charlie Kirk

EXCLUSIVE: Leading British charity distances itself from right-wing student movement with White House ties

Leading British charity distances itself from right-wing student movement

Charity Turning Point says it has been repeatedly confused with Turning Point UK, a controversial US-based student movement launched in the UK this month.

Brexit Committee MPs visits Brussels to discuss 'next steps' in Brexit negotiations

Brexit committee to visit Brussels to discuss 'next steps' in Brexit negotiations

Brexit committee to visit Brussels to discuss 'next steps' in Brexit talks

MPs from the Exiting the European Union Committee are set to meet EU officials in Brussels to discuss the last Brexit negotiations on Monday.

Marcus Fysh MP: MPs need to ‘hold their nerve’ over Brexit negotiations

Marcus Fysh: MPs need to ‘hold their nerve’ over Brexit negotiations

Marcus Fysh: MPs need to ‘hold their nerve’ over Brexit negotiations

Conservative MP Marcus Fysh has said that MPs need to "hold their nerve" over the Brexit negotiations, as MPs prepare to meet with the Prime Minister to suggest alternatives to the Irish backstop.

Brexiteers respond to Nissan: ‘I have had it up to here with this’

Lord Digby Jones: 'I've had it up to here with the established elite trying to sabotage Brexit'

Lord Digby Jones: 'I've had it up to here with the established elite'

Lord Digby Jones, a cross-party peer has said he has “had it up to here” with Brexit being blamed for businesses moving production out of the UK.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019

Owen Paterson

Owen Paterson MP: Other politicians furious over cancelled recess - but I was 'delighted'

Owen Paterson: MPs furious over cancelled recess - but I think it's 'excellent'

The Conservative MP said it was "pathetic" to think about how the cancelled February recess has inconvenienced politicians who should be "cracking on" with passing Brexit legislation.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Daniel Hannan MEP: ‘No serious self-respecting democracy’ can agree to the backstop

Daniel Hannan MEP: ‘No serious self-respecting democracy’ can agree to the backstop

Daniel Hannan MEP: ‘No self-respecting democracy’ can agree to the backstop

Daniel Hannan, the Conservative MEP for the south east England has said that “no serious self-respecting democracy” would agree to the Irish backstop.

February recess may be cancelled to make way for Brexit talks

February recess may be cancelled to make way for Brexit talks

February recess may be cancelled to make way for Brexit talks

MPs may have their February break cancelled to make room for Brexit debates

Peter Bone

Peter Bone: 'The British people are braver than the politicians'

Peter Bone: 'The British people are braver than the politicians'

The Conservative MP said he thought the public were "braver" than politicians when facing the prospect of a no-deal Brexit.

Lord Digby Jones

Pressure on Brussels to accept Brexit deal will come from Germans - not us, says Lord Digby Jones

Lord Digby Jones: 'The Germans run Europe'

The former CBI director general has predicted that most of the pressure put on Brussels to accept the Prime Minister's Brexit deal will come from the Germans - not the UK.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Michel Barnier says EU will not renegotiate the backstop

Michel Barnier says EU will not renegotiate the backstop

Michel Barnier says EU will not renegotiate the backstop

Chief negotiator Michel Barnier said the Withdrawal Agreement must be signed in its current form before 'alternative arrangements' for the backstop can be discussed

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