Politics

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Theresa May accuses Corbyn of 'ignoring antisemitism'

Theresa May accuses Corbyn of 'ignoring antisemitism'

Theresa May said Jeremy Corbyn should start tackling antisemitism allegations inside Labour before he criticises the government.

Sir Kim Darroch resigns as British ambassador after email leak

Sir Kim Darroch resigns as British ambassador after email leak

He said the publication of his memos regarding the Trump administration had made it "impossible" for him to carry on.

Sir John Major threatens Boris Johnson with legal action

Sir John Major threatens Boris Johnson with legal action

The former Prime Minister said he would take Mr Johnson to court if he ever suspended Parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit.

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'Extraordinary' for Hunt to oppose tax cuts for the wealthy

'Extraordinary' for Hunt to oppose tax cuts for the wealthy

Jacob Rees-Mogg said he was surprised that the leadership contender found the idea of lower taxation "controversial".

Johnson and Hunt clash over future of British ambassador

Johnson and Hunt clash over future of British ambassador

The Tory leadership contenders had differing views regarding Sir Kim Darroch's future as British ambassador to Washington.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn will demand second Brexit referendum

Jeremy Corbyn will demand second Brexit referendum

The Labour leader will put pressure on the next Prime Minister to hold a public vote on whether Britain leaves the EU.

Lord Adonis: Brexit has become a 'far-right project'

Lord Adonis: Brexit has become a 'far-right project'

The Labour peer warned that Brexit, both with a deal or without, would be an "extreme policy".

Monday, July 8, 2019

Monday, July 8, 2019

Kate Hoey

Kate Hoey to stand down as Labour MP at next election

Kate Hoey to stand down as Labour MP at next election

The prominent Brexiteer said that after 30 years representing Vauxhall, she would "not seek re-election as a Labour candidate".

Wes Streeting: 'I'll never be president of the Corbyn fan club'

Wes Streeting: 'I'll never be president of the Corbyn fan club'

The Labour MP is hoping to use his parliamentary privilege to break gagging orders against staff who want to speak out about antisemitism.

Tom Tugendhat

Tom Tugendhat: Leak of UK ambassador's emails is 'treason'

Tom Tugendhat: Leak of UK ambassador's emails is 'treason'

The Tory MP said the leak of private messages from Sir Kim Darroch to the UK government was a "betrayal" of the country.

Donald Trump slams UK ambassador after email leak

Donald Trump slams UK ambassador after email leak

The US president has hit out at the UK's ambassador to Washington, who said in leaked emails that the Trump administration was "inept".

Friday, July 5, 2019

Friday, July 5, 2019

Boris Johnson can offer ‘feelgood vision’ for Britain

Boris Johnson can offer ‘feelgood vision’ for Britain

Sir Bernard Jenkin believes leadership contender Boris Johnson can make people “feel good” about being British again.

Boris Johnson: It will be a ‘stretch’ to meet police pledge

Boris Johnson: It will be a ‘stretch’ to meet police pledge

He has admitted it will be a “stretch” to meet his leadership campaign promise to boost police numbers by 20,000 within three years.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Thursday, July 4, 2019

EU official brands Ann Widdecombe 'chief clown' of Brexit Party

EU official brands Ann Widdecombe 'chief clown' of Brexit Party

Guy Verhofstadt slammed a speech by the MEP, which compared Brexit to slaves rising up against their owners.

Priti Patel: ‘No reason why’ Johnson police pledge won’t work

Priti Patel: ‘No reason why’ Johnson police pledge won’t work

She believes Boris Johnson can successfully boost police numbers by 20,000 within three years if he becomes Prime Minister.

Boris Johnson plans £1.1bn spend to boost police numbers by 20,000

Boris Johnson plans £1.1bn spend to boost police numbers by 20,000

He pledged to boost police numbers by 20,000 in three years if he wins the leadership contest.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Nigel Farage: 'Westminster is incapable of change'

Nigel Farage: 'Westminster is incapable of change'

The Brexit Party leader has called for an overhaul of the political system and the abolition the House of Lords.

No ballots burned in Peterborough by-election, police rule

No ballots burned in Peterborough by-election, police rule

Police investigating an allegation of the burning of ballots in the Peterborough by-election have concluded that no offences were committed.

Judges publish reasons for quashing Boris Johnson bus claim case

Judges publish reasons for quashing Boris Johnson bus claim case

Mr Johnson was facing allegations of misconduct in a public office after claiming that the UK sends £350 million a week to the EU.

Piers Corbyn: 'My brother Jeremy is not frail in any way'

Piers Corbyn: 'My brother Jeremy is not frail in any way'

The brother of Labour's Jeremy Corbyn has come to his defence, after senior civil servants claimed the politician was "too frail" to be PM.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

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Annunziata Rees-Mogg: 'I have no shame about Parliament protest'

Annunziata Rees-Mogg: 'I have no shame about Parliament protest'

The Brexit Party MEP was one of 29 who turned their backs as the EU's Ode To Joy anthem played at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Mark Field defends leaked email branding homeless as ‘undesirables’

Mark Field defends leaked email branding homeless as ‘undesirables’

The Tory MP defended describing a homelessness charity as a "magnet for undesirables", claiming he was quoting his constituents.

Brexit Party MEPs turn backs as EU anthem plays

Brexit Party MEPs turn backs as EU anthem plays

The group of 29 MEPs turned away as the EU's 'Ode To Joy' anthem played at the European Parliament.

Iain Duncan Smith: I promise Boris Johnson has a Brexit plan

Iain Duncan Smith: I promise Boris Johnson has a Brexit plan

He said the leadership frontrunner has a “clear” plan for leaving the European Union despite a gridlocked Parliament and an unmoving EU.

Jeremy Hunt: Angela Merkel 'ready to renegotiate' Brexit

Jeremy Hunt: Angela Merkel 'ready to renegotiate' Brexit

He claimed the German chancellor is willing to look at new Brexit proposals put forward by the next Prime Minister.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Monday, July 1, 2019

Theresa May slams ‘unacceptable’ claim Corbyn 'too frail' to lead

Theresa May slams ‘unacceptable’ claim Corbyn 'too frail' to lead

Downing Street has denounced comments by senior civil servants that Jeremy Corbyn is “too frail” to be Prime Minister.

House of Commons

Number of threatening letters received by MPs soars since 2016

Number of threatening letters received by MPs soars since 2016

There were 101 reports of letters being sent with intent to cause distress in 2018 - more than double the 39 sent in 2016.

Liam Fox reassured by Jeremy Hunt’s £6 billion Brexit plan

Liam Fox reassured by Jeremy Hunt’s £6 billion Brexit plan

He said Jeremy Hunt’s proposed £6 billion war chest to prepare for a no-deal Brexit can give the UK credibility during EU negotiations.

Jeremy Hunt pledges £6 billion no-deal Brexit 'war chest'

Jeremy Hunt pledges £6 billion no-deal Brexit 'war chest'

The leadership hopeful said farmers should be treated like banks were during the 2008 financial crash in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019

Jeremy Hunt would ‘love’ to have Boris Johnson in cabinet

Jeremy Hunt would ‘love’ to have Boris Johnson in cabinet

He joked he would make rival Boris Johnson the "Secretary of State for Collective Responsibility".

Sturgeon: Next PM like choice between being hit by lorry or bus

Sturgeon: Next PM like choice between being hit by lorry or bus

She said the choice of either candidate is like “asking me if I'd prefer to be run down by a lorry or a bus”.

Jeremy Hunt: Johnson Brexit claim ‘flies in the face of reality’

Jeremy Hunt: Johnson Brexit claim ‘flies in the face of reality’

The Foreign Secretary slammed Boris Johnson’s claim that the chance of a no-deal Brexit is a “million-to-one”.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Gerard Batten

Gerard Batten to stand for UKIP leader after leaving role weeks ago

Gerard Batten to stand for UKIP leader after leaving role weeks ago

The former UKIP leader will stand again for the position, despite leaving the role less than a month ago.

Anti-Brexit activists flood outside ‘Back Boris HQ’ with 2000 ducks

Anti-Brexit activists stage duck-themed protest at ‘Back Boris HQ’

Anti-Brexit activists stage duck-themed protest at ‘Back Boris HQ’

Our Future Our Choice campaigners poured 2,000 plastic ducks outside a building they believed to be Boris Johnson’s campaign office.

Female offenders should be spared jail, says Labour MP

Female offenders should be spared jail, says Labour MP

Women should not be sent to jail, an MP has said, amid calls for a better system for those who have broken the law.

Crispin Blunt

Crispin Blunt will get 'nothing' in return if UK legalises cannabis

Crispin Blunt will get 'nothing' in return if UK legalises cannabis

The MP said he will get "nothing" in return if cannabis is legalised, despite chairing a drugs reform group backed by cannabis corporations.

Mark Francois demands apology from Jeremy Hunt over IRA comments

Mark Francois demands apology from Jeremy Hunt over IRA comments

The MP said that comments from Jeremy Hunt that equated Northern Ireland veterans with IRA terrorists were “outrageous”.

UK must have 'control over unskilled migrants'

UK must have 'control over unskilled migrants'

Tory MP Alok Sharma said he supported Boris Johnson's pledge to deliver an Australian-style points-based immigration system.

Boris Johnson keeps option to suspend Parliament on the table

Boris Johnson keeps option to suspend Parliament on the table

He declined to rule out suspending Parliament in order to force through Brexit by the October 31 deadline.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Theresa May to meet with Vladimir Putin

Theresa May to meet with Vladimir Putin

Theresa May to meet with Vladimir Putin

Theresa May is to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin when the two leaders attend the G20 summit in Osaka, Downing Street has said.

Independent football regulator ‘could restore faith’ in the game

Independent football regulator ‘could restore faith’ in the game

Independent football regulator ‘could restore faith’ in the game

An MP has called for the creation of an independent regulator for football to “restore faith” in the game. 

Theresa May

Theresa May: 'Corbyn never backs Britain'

Theresa May: 'Corbyn never backs Britain'

In a heated exchange during Prime Minister's Questions, Mrs May said the opposition leader should "never be Prime Minister".

Angela Eagle

Gay MP close to tears defending Birmingham LGBT lessons

Gay MP close to tears defending Birmingham LGBT lessons

Angela Eagle was visibly upset as she defended the teaching of same-sex relationships in schools.

Brexit

Extending Brexit deadline will leave UK 'on the run' from EU

Extending Brexit deadline will leave UK 'on the run' from EU

Sir Bernard Jenkin said Britain risks being stuck in a perpetual extension of the Brexit deadline if it fails to leave on October 31.

Liam Fox slams Boris Johnson’s no-deal Brexit plans

Liam Fox slams Boris Johnson’s no-deal Brexit plans

He has rubbished Boris Johnson’s claim the UK could use world trade rules to continue tariff-free trade with the EU in a no-deal Brexit.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Jeremy Hunt hits out at Boris Johnson over no-deal Brexit letter

Jeremy Hunt hits out at Boris Johnson over no-deal Brexit letter

Jeremy Hunt hits out at Boris Johnson over no-deal Brexit letter

Jeremy Hunt has hit out at his fellow Tory leadership candidate after Boris Johnson called on him to commit to leaving the EU on October 31. 

‘Submarine’ Boris Johnson back in destroyer mode

Opinion: ‘Submarine’ Boris Johnson back in destroyer mode

Opinion: ‘Submarine’ Boris Johnson back in destroyer mode

talkRADIO's political editor Ross Kempsell has shared his thoughts after interviewing the Tory leadership frontrunner.

Dominic Grieve: ‘Boris Johnson is not taken seriously abroad’

Dominic Grieve: ‘Boris Johnson is not taken seriously abroad’

Dominic Grieve: ‘Boris Johnson is not taken seriously abroad’

Boris Johnson is not taken seriously by politicians abroad, Conservative MP Dominic Grieve has claimed. 

Boris Johnson will leave EU ‘do or die, come what may’

Boris Johnson will leave EU ‘do or die, come what may’

He has reaffirmed his commitment to leaving the European Union by October 31 “come what may”.

Boris Johnson - the talkRADIO interview

Boris Johnson - The talkRADIO interview

Boris Johnson is the favourite to be the next Prime Minister at a time of turmoil and transition.

Boris Johnson: ‘Simply unfair’ to discuss family life in public

Boris Johnson: ‘Simply unfair’ to discuss family life in public

He has once again refused to discuss a late-night incident at his girlfriend’s home that led to police being called to the property.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Monday, June 24, 2019

Most Tory voters do not think Boris should explain flat disturbance

Most Tory voters do not think Boris should explain flat disturbance

Most Tory voters do not think Boris should explain flat disturbance

The majority (64 per cent) of Conservative voters do not think Boris Johnson should answer questions about a disturbance at his flat, a survey has found.

Dawn Butler defends Boris Johnson's neighbour's call to police

Dawn Butler defends Boris Johnson's neighbour's call to police

Dawn Butler defends Boris Johnson's neighbour's call to police

Dawn Butler has come to the defence of Boris Johnson's neighbours, who called the police after a row broke out at the politician's home.

Sacked MP Chris Davies to fight for old seat in by-election

Sacked MP Chris Davies to fight for old seat in by-election

The former MP has been selected to fight for the seat he lost after more than 10,000 constituents signed a petition to remove him.

John Prescott

Former deputy Prime Minister Lord Prescott suffers stroke

Former deputy Prime Minister Lord Prescott suffers stroke

The 81-year-old was taken to a hospital in Hull on Friday his family revealed in a statement.

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