Politics

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Nicky Morgan: 'Jeremy Corbyn is not interested in running a responsible government'

Nicky Morgan: 'Jeremy Corbyn is not interested in running the government'

Conservative MP Nicky Morgan rubbished suggestions of Jeremy Corbyn tabling a motion of no confidence in the government, saying he wants to 'sit back and watch chaos unfold'

Monday, December 17, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

Labour to table motion of no confidence in Theresa May

Labour to table motion of no confidence in Theresa May

Labour to table motion of no confidence in Theresa May

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has told MPs he will table a motion of no confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May over her handling of the Brexit deal vote.

Faux BoJo, the Boris Johnson lookalike, joins anti-Brexit demonstration at Irish border

Faux BoJo, the Boris Johnson lookalike, joins anti-Brexit demonstration at Irish border

Faux BoJo joins anti-Brexit demonstration at Irish border

An anti-Brexit demonstration has taken place at the Irish border, led by Faux BoJo, a professional Boris Johnson lookalike, and EU Supergirl.

Brexit deal vote to be held in January, Theresa May says

Brexit deal vote to be held in January, Theresa May says

Brexit deal vote to be held in January, Theresa May says

Theresa May told the House of Commons on Monday that the meaningful vote on her Brexit deal will be held in the third week of January

Conservative MP has said in the past that Remainers will not be able to 'stall' Brexit with a second referendum, but now says that it is looking more likely

Nadine Dorries 'fears a second referendum is getting closer'

Nadine Dorries 'fears a second referendum is getting closer'

Conservative MP has said in the past that Remainers will not be able to 'stall' Brexit with a second referendum, but now says that it is looking more likely

'Leave would win by a greater margin' in a second referendum, says Kate Hoey

'Leave would win by a greater margin' in a second referendum, says Kate Hoey

'Leave would win by a greater margin' in a second referendum, says Kate Hoey

Leave campaigner Kate Hoey and Remainer Jim Fitzpatrick MP joined Julia Hartley-Brewer to discuss a second referendum

Lord Adonis: 'Labour must unite to bring a second referendum'

Lord Adonis: 'Labour must unite to bring a second referendum'

Lord Adonis: 'Labour must unite to bring a second referendum'

Lord Andrew Adonis urges the Labour party to vote for a second referendum including a Remain option

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Tony Blair

Theresa May: Tony Blair is 'undermining' Brexit negotiations

Theresa May: Tony Blair is 'undermining' Brexit negotiations

The Prime Minister has said Tony Blair's calls for a second referendum are an "insult to the office he once held".

Friday, December 14, 2018

Friday, December 14, 2018

Brexit: Theresa May to seek 'further assurances' on Withdrawal Agreement

Brexit: Theresa May to seek 'further assurances' on Withdrawal Agreement

She confirmed she had a "robust" discussion with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.

Britons travelling to the EU after Brexit will need to pay €7

Britons travelling to the EU after Brexit will need to pay €7

The European Commission will introduce a similar system to ESTAs used by the US.

Leave

Daniel Hannan: A second referendum would be 'rigged' against Leave voters

Daniel Hannan: A second referendum would be 'rigged' against Leave voters

The Conservative MEP said there would be no option but to stage a "mass boycott" if a second referendum on Brexit took place.

Iain Duncan Smith

Iain Duncan Smith: The government think they can 'fudge their way through' Brexit

Iain Duncan Smith: Government think they can 'fudge their way through' Brexit

The former Conservative leader said the government needed to be clear on what it wanted from the Brexit deal, accusing them of being too "vague" in negotiations.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Theresa May delays Brexit vote in House of Commons until after Christmas

Theresa May delays Brexit vote in House of Commons until after Christmas

Theresa May delays Brexit vote in House of Commons until after Christmas

Theresa May has delayed the House of Commons vote on her Brexit deal until the new year as she acknowledged it will take time to win the assurances she is seeking from EU leaders.

Peter Bone MP: A new Brexit deal is the ‘Christmas present I want’

Peter Bone MP: A new Brexit deal is the ‘Christmas present I want’

Peter Bone MP: A new Brexit deal is the ‘Christmas present I want’

​​​​​​​Conservative MP Peter Bone has said that the “Christmas present [he] would want” was “the Brexit people voted for”.

Charlie Mullins

'Now is the time to cancel Brexit', says Charlie Mullins

'Now is the time to cancel Brexit', says Charlie Mullins

The Pimlico Plumbers founder branded Theresa May a "lame duck" and called for Brexit to be cancelled.

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Only thing confidence vote 'flushed out' were 117 'wise and good Conservatives'

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Confidence vote 'flushed out' 117 'wise and good Conservatives'

Jacob Rees-Mogg has hit back against claims from the Chancellor that last night's confidence vote would "flush out extremists" in the party.

Sammy Wilson

Sammy Wilson: Theresa May does 'nothing about what she hears'

Sammy Wilson: Theresa May does 'nothing about what she hears'

The DUP's Brexit spokesman has claimed that the Prime Minister "doesn't seem to be listening" to criticisms of her Brexit deal.

Theresa May

MPs who voted against Prime Minister: 'We're not rebels - we're defending British democracy!'

MPs who voted against PM: 'We're not rebels - we're defending British democracy'

Bill Cash, Andrew Bridgen and Steve Baker reveal why they voted to oust Theresa May in last night's confidence vote.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Theresa May

Theresa May to remain Conservative leader after surviving confidence vote

Theresa May to remain Conservative leader after surviving confidence vote

The Prime Minister will remain leader of the Conservative Party after surviving a vote of confidence called against her by MPs.

Alastair Campbell: Theresa May is ‘not a top-level Prime Minister’

Alastair Campbell: Theresa May is ‘not a top-level Prime Minister’

Alastair Campbell: Theresa May is ‘not a top-level Prime Minister’

Alastair Campbell has described Theresa May as not a “top-level Prime Minister” instead saying that she had handled the Brexit negotiations “terribly”.

Wes Streeting MP on no confidence vote: This is ‘the most grotesque example of party before country’

Wes Streeting MP on no-confidence vote: This is ‘the most grotesque example of party before country’

Wes Streeting MP on no-confidence vote: This is 'party before country'

Labour MP Wes Streeting has described the no-confidence vote as “the most grotesque example of party before country”.

‘90% of bets are for Theresa May to win the vote’, says betting expert

‘90% of bets are for Theresa May to win the vote’, says betting expert

‘90% of bets are for Theresa May to win the vote’, says betting expert

Katie Baylis, Betfair’s Political Betting expert has said that 90% of the bets on the vote are for Theresa May to win Wednesday’s vote.

Grant Shapps MP: ‘We are united in the view’ that Jeremy Corbyn’s Marxist ideas would do more damage

Grant Shapps MP: ‘We are united in the view’ that Jeremy Corbyn’s Marxist ideas would do more damage

Grant Shapps MP: 'Jeremy Corbyn's Marxist ideas would do more damage'

Conservative MP Grant Shapps has said that the Conservative Party remains united on the view that Jeremy Corbyn’s Marxist ideas would “do more damage” to the UK, despite Theresa May set to face a vote of no confidence. 

Confidence vote 'utterly irrelevant' to lives of people across the country, says Jeremy Corbyn

Confidence vote 'utterly irrelevant' to lives of people across the country

Jeremy Corbyn told the Prime Minister the leadership challenge she faces today is "irrelevant to the lives of people" across the UK.

Brexiteers launch an alternative vision for withdrawal agreement

Brexiteers launch an alternative vision for withdrawal agreement

Brexiteers launch an alternative vision for withdrawal agreement

Conservative Brexiteers have launched a pamphlet setting out proposals for an alternative EU Withdrawal Agreement.

Lord Lester

Lord Lester resigns from House of Lords amid sexual harassment allegations

Lord Lester resigns from House of Lords amid sexual harassment allegations

A peer accused of groping a woman and promising her a peerage in exchange for sex has resigned from the House of Lords.

Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock: 'A change of leader doesn't change the position of the EU'

Matt Hancock: 'A change of leader doesn't change the position of the EU'

The health secretary told talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer that if Theresa May lost today's confidence vote it would not affect "the position of the EU" on Brexit.

Dominic Grieve

Leadership contest will serve 'no useful purpose whatsoever', says Dominic Grieve

Dominic Grieve: Leadership contest will serve 'no useful purpose whatsoever'

The former Attorney General claimed the impending confidence vote in Theresa May was "crazy" and would serve "no useful purpose whatsoever".

Theresa May

Theresa May: 'I will contest no-confidence vote with everything I've got'

Theresa May: 'I will contest no-confidence vote with everything I've got'

The Prime Minister has claimed a change in leadership would put the UK's "future at risk".

Owen Paterson

Owen Paterson MP on no-confidence vote: 'All this monkeying around is making people angry'

Owen Paterson MP: 'All this monkeying around is making people angry'

The Conservative MP told talkRADIO a vote of no-confidence in the Prime Minister was triggered because all the "monkeying around" was "making people really angry".

Theresa May

Vote of no-confidence in Theresa May triggered after 48 letters received

Vote of no-confidence in Theresa May triggered after 48 letters received

A no-confidence vote in the Prime Minister is set to take place tonight after a total of 48 letters of no confidence were submitted to chairman of the 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Anne Widdecombe

Ann Widdecombe: Theresa May's Brexit deal is a 'surrender' to the EU

Ann Widdecombe: Theresa May's Brexit deal is a 'surrender' to the EU

The former shadow home secretary slated the Prime Minister's Brexit deal, branding it a "surrender" to the European Union.

Norman Lamb

MPs block Norman Lamb's bid to legalise cannabis

MPs block Norman Lamb's bid to legalise cannabis

A move to legalise cannabis by Liberal Democrat MP Norman Lamb has been blocked by MPs.

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP: It was worth losing a day’s pay for lifting the mace to highlight this ‘disgrace of undermining democracy’

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP: It was worth losing a day’s pay for lifting the mace to highlight this ‘disgrace of undermining democracy’

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP: It was worth losing a day's pay for lifting the mace

Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle has said that it was worth losing a day’s pay over lifting the mace in the House of Commons, because it might “highlight the disgrace of undermining democracy” that is being conducted by Theresa May’s government.

 Kate Hoey MP: After ‘back-stabbing’ the DUP, Theresa May cannot expect loyalty

Kate Hoey MP: After ‘backstabbing’ the DUP Theresa May cannot expect loyalty

Kate Hoey MP: After ‘backstabbing’ the DUP Theresa May cannot expect loyalty

Labour MP Kate Hoey has said that the Prime Minister should not “expect loyalty” from the DUP after “backstabbing” them over the Irish Brexit backstop.

Parliament

Armed police arrest man inside gates of Parliament

Armed police arrest man inside gates of Parliament

An alleged intruder has been arrested by armed police inside the Palace of Westminster.

Crispin Blunt MP: ‘I submitted my no confidence letter twice’

Crispin Blunt MP: ‘I submitted my no confidence letter twice’

Crispin Blunt MP: ‘I submitted my no confidence letter twice’

Conservative MP Crispin Blunt has admitted that he submitted his no confidence letter in Theresa May twice, after withdrawing it earlier this year when Theresa May brought back a deal from the EU.

Lord Heseltine: ‘The British people were conned’ during the EU referendum

Lord Heseltine: ‘The British people were conned’ during the EU referendum

Lord Heseltine: ‘The British people were conned’ during the EU referendum

Lord Michael Heseltine, a former Deputy Prime Minister has said that the British people were “conned” into voting Leave during the EU referendum in 2016.

Jacob Rees-Mogg: It is in the European Union’s ‘financial interest’ not to ‘punish’ the UK over Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg: It is in the European Union’s ‘financial interest’ not to ‘punish’ the UK over Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg: It is in the EU’s ‘financial interest’ not to ‘punish' us

Jacob Rees-Mogg has said that the EU is “unlikely” to give the UK a “punishment Brexit” because the UK has a £95bn trade deficit with the EU.

Andrew Bridgen MP: Theresa May now thinks ‘any deal is better than no deal’

Andrew Bridgen MP: Theresa May now thinks ‘any deal is better than no deal’

Andrew Bridgen MP: Theresa May now thinks ‘any deal is better than no deal’

Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen has said that Theresa May now think “any deal is better than no deal”, adding that if the Prime Minister’s agreement was not a bad deal, he did not know “what a bad deal looks like”.

Iain Duncan Smith: The 2017 General Election was ‘one of the worst decisions in history’

Iain Duncan Smith: The 2017 General Election was ‘one of the worst decisions in history’

Iain Duncan Smith: The 2017 Election was ‘one of the worst decisions in history'

Conservative MP Iain Duncan Smith has said Theresa May’s decision to hold a General Election in 2017 was “one of the worst decisions made by any government”.

Opposition leaders unite to accuse Theresa May of contempt for Parliament

Opposition leaders unite to accuse Theresa May of contempt of Parliament

Opposition leaders unite to accuse Theresa May of contempt of Parliament

Opposition leaders have joined forces to accuse Theresa May of showing contempt ofParliament.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

Theresa May

Theresa May reveals she called off Brexit deal vote over rejection fears

Theresa May reveals she called off Brexit deal vote over rejection fears

In a statement to the House of Commons, the Prime Minister said she had deferred Tuesday's Brexit deal vote because it "would be rejected by a significant margin".

Tweet

Sir Alan Duncan MP accuses colleague of stealing phone and tweeting profanity

Sir Alan Duncan MP accuses colleague of stealing phone and tweeting profanity

The Conservative MP apologised after tweeting the word "bollocks" to a BBC journalist, accusing a "mischievous colleague" of writing it.

Facebook

Government spent almost £100k on Facebook campaign promoting Brexit deal

Government spent almost £100k on Facebook campaign promoting Brexit deal

The UK government spent nearly £100,000 on a Facebook adverts promoting the Prime Minister's Brexit deal in the lead up to the meaningful vote, official figures show.

Theresa May to address MPs as historic Brexit vote is called off

Theresa May to address MPs as historic Brexit vote is called off

Theresa May to address MPs as historic Brexit vote is called off

Theresa May is calling off the vote on her Brexit deal in the face of what had been expected to be a significant defeat at the hands of rebel MPs.

Nigel Evans MP: ‘The Prime Minister knows she is in dangerous territory’ over her Brexit deal

Nigel Evans MP: ‘The Prime Minister knows she is in dangerous territory’ over her Brexit deal

Nigel Evans MP: ‘The Prime Minister knows she is in dangerous territory’

Conservative MP Nigel Evans has said that Theresa May knows she is in “dangerous territory” with the possibility of her EU Withdrawal Agreement being rejected on Tuesday.

The European Court of Justice ruling makes ‘the second referendum more likely’, says chair of Leave Means Leave Richard Tice

The European Court of Justice ruling makes ‘the second referendum more likely’, says chair of Leave Means Leave Richard Tice

The ECJ ruling makes ‘the second referendum more likely’, says Richard Tice

Richard Tice, the co-chair of Leave Means Leave has said that the European court ruling that Brexit can be stopped by the UK makes the chances of a “second referendum even more likely”.

‘I would put £10 on Boris Johnson’ to be next Tory leader, says politics professor

‘I would put £10 on Boris Johnson’ to be next Tory leader if it was up to the grassroots, says politics professor

‘I would put £10 on Boris’ to be next Tory leader, says politics professor

Politics Professor Matthew Goodwin, from the University of Kent has said he would “put £10 on Boris” to be the next Conservative leader because he is “popular in the grassroots”.

The European Court ruling does not change anything, says former minister

The European Court ruling does not change anything, says former minister

The European Court ruling does not change anything, says former minister

Theresa Villiers, the former Northern Ireland Secretary has said that the European Court ruling that the UK can unilaterally stop Brexit, does not change anything.

UK can unilaterally stop Brexit, says European Court

UK can unilaterally stop Brexit, says European Court

UK can unilaterally stop Brexit, says European Court

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the UK can unilaterally revoke its withdrawal from the EU.

Will the meaningful vote go ahead?

Will the meaningful vote go ahead?

Will the meaningful vote go ahead?

36 hours from the meaningful vote and there is still no certainty over whether it will go ahead.

Gisela Stuart: This is Theresa May’s ‘last chance’ to get a better Brexit deal from the EU

Gisela Stuart: This is Theresa May’s ‘last chance’ to get a better Brexit deal from the EU

Gisela Stuart: This is May’s ‘last chance’ to get a better deal from the EU

Gisela Stuart, Chair of Change Britain has said that Theresa May must use the £39bn divorce bill to negotiate a better Brexit deal, adding that it is “her last chance”.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Gerard Batten warns of 'constitutional crisis' if Brexit does not happen, as thousands march against Theresa May's Brexit deal

UKIP leader Gerard Batten warns of 'constitutional crisis' if Brexit does not happen, as thousands march against Theresa May's Brexit deal

Protesters march against May's deal, as UKIP warns of 'constitutional crisis'

Thousands of people are demonstrating in central London as part of a “Brexit Betrayal” march led by Tommy Robinson and UKIP leader Gerard Batten.

Theresa May warns MPs rejecting her deal would leave UK in ‘uncharted waters’

Theresa May warns MPs rejecting her deal would leave UK in ‘uncharted waters’

Theresa May warns MPs rejecting her deal would leave UK in ‘uncharted waters’

Theresa May has warned Conservative MPs that they risk leaving the UK in ‘uncharted waters’ if they reject her deal on Tuesday.

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