Politics

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Dominic Raab: There is a risk of no deal because of EU's 'intrasigence'

Dominic Raab: There is a risk of no deal because of EU's 'intrasigence'

Dominic Raab: There is a risk of no deal because of EU's 'intrasigence'

The Brexit Secretary tells an MP there 'certainly is a risk' of not getting a Brexit deal

Tory MP warns against Kent becoming ‘parking lot of England’

Tory MP warns against Kent becoming ‘parking lot of England’

Tory MP warns against Kent becoming ‘parking lot of England’

The Government has been warned against turning Kent into the “parking lot of England”, over concerns about using a motorway as a holding area in the case of a no deal Brexit.

EU attempts to end daylight saving are example of ‘EU interfering in UK internal affairs’, says former UKIP councillor

Attempts to end daylight saving are ‘EU interfering in UK internal affairs’, says former UKIP councillor

Ex-UKIP councillor: Attempt to end daylight saving is the ‘EU interfering in UK'

Former UKIP Councillor John Perry has said that Brussels’ proposals to end daylight saving hours are “another example of the EU interfering in internal UK affairs”.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Pipe bombs sent to former president Obama and the Clintons

Pipe bombs sent to former US president Obama and the Clintons

Pipe bombs sent to former US president Obama and the Clintons

Crude pipe bombs meant for former US President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and CNN have been intercepted.

Brexit and the NHS winter crisis could mean 'more unnecessary deaths', says NHS Against Brexit founder

Brexit and the NHS winter crisis could mean 'more unnecessary deaths', says NHS Against Brexit founder

Brexit and NHS winter crisis could mean 'more unnecessary deaths', says doctor

Dr Mike Galsworthy, the founder of NHS Against Brexit, says leaving the EU on top of the annual winter crisis could mean a bleak time ahead for the NHS

Theresa May pledges to improve gagging clause regulations after newspaper stopped from publishing

Theresa May pledges to improve 'gagging' clause regulations after newspaper stopped from publishing

May pledges to improve 'gagging' clause regulations amid injunction scandal

Theresa May has pledged to improve regulation around so-called gagging clauses after a newspaper was stopped from publishing allegations about a businessman.

Tory MP Bob Blackman: ‘Only one person knows how many letters he has actually got’

Tory MP Bob Blackman: ‘Only one person knows how many letters she has got'

Tory MP Bob Blackman: ‘Only one person knows how many letters she has got'

Bob Blackman MP has said that Graham Brady MP is the only person who knows “how many letters she has actually got” calling for a no confidence vote for Prime Minister Theresa May.

Jess Phillips MP

Jess Phillips MP prepared to use Parliamentary privilege to name businessman at centre of sexual harassment and racism allegations

Labour MP threatens to name businessman who was granted injunction

Jess Phillips has said she is prepared to use Parliamentary privilege to name a businessman accused of racism and sexual harassment, who has been granted an injunction.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

NHS ripped off by drug companies charging £1000 for mouthwash, MP claims

NHS 'ripped off' by drug companies charging £1000 for mouthwash, MP claims

NHS 'ripped off' by drug companies charging £1000 for mouthwash, MP claims

The National Health Service is being “ripped off” by pharmaceutical companies charging more than £1,000 for a bottle of pain-relieving mouthwash, ministers have been told.

Schools and home care disrupted by Glasgow equal pay strike

Schools and home care disrupted by Glasgow equal pay strike

Schools and home care disrupted by Glasgow equal pay strike

Hundreds of schools and nurseries are shut as council workers strike for 48 hours in one of the UK’s biggest equal pay strikes.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018

UK condemns killing of Saudi journalist

UK condemns killing of Saudi journalist

UK condemns killing of Saudi journalist

The UK has condemned the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi after saying that the claim he died in a fight was “not credible”.

Brexiteer on People’s Vote March: ‘People don’t want another vote, they just want people to get on with it’

Brexiteer on People’s Vote March: ‘People don’t want another vote, they just want people to get on with it’

Brexiteer on People’s Vote March: ‘People don’t want another vote'

Brendan Chilton, Director of Labour Future UK has said that “people don’t want another vote” but that he supported the idea of people “marching in the street”.

Theresa May: The shape of the 'vast majority' of the deal is now clear

Theresa May: The shape of the 'vast majority' of the deal is now clear

Theresa May: The shape of the 'vast majority' of the deal is now clear

Prime Minister Theresa May has said that the “vast majority” of the Brexit deal “is now clear”.

Senior MPs condemn ‘violent’ language used against Theresa May

Senior MPs condemn ‘violent’ language used against Theresa May

Senior MPs condemn ‘violent’ language used against Theresa May

Senior politicians have challenged the use of violent imagery by some Conservative MPs as they attack Theresa May over her Brexit proposals.

Tory MP Michael Fabricant strips off to launch a naked bike ride

Tory MP Michael Fabricant strips off to launch a naked bike ride in his constituency

Tory MP Michael Fabricant strips off to launch a naked bike ride

Conservative MP Michael Fabricant has announced his support for a naked bike ride in his constituency with a video of him fully nude on a bike riding around a London park.

Theresa May: 'Brexit isn't about me, it's about you'

Theresa May: 'Brexit isn't about me, it's about you'

Theresa May: 'Brexit isn't about me, it's about you'

Theresa May wrote an op-ed in the Sun saying she doesn't think of how Brexit might affect her, but focuses on the British public

Vote of no confidence: How does it happen, would Theresa May survive it, and who's written letters of no confidence?

Vote of no confidence: How does it happen, would Theresa May survive it, and who's written letters of no confidence?

Would Theresa May survive a vote of no confidence?

Speculation that a rebellion against Theresa May is brewing in parliament is rife, but what needs to happen to trigger a vote of no confidence?

Boris Johnson: ‘The killing of Khashoggi was a barbaric act to which we in Britain refuse to turn a blind eye’

Boris Johnson: ‘The killing of Khashoggi was a barbaric act to which we in Britain refuse to turn a blind eye’

Boris Johnson: 'UK should refuse to turn a blind eye' on Saudi journalist death

Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said that Britain should “refuse to turn a blind eye” to the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Brexit deal is '95 per cent done', Theresa May to tell MPs

Brexit deal is '95 per cent done', Theresa May to tell MPs

Brexit deal is '95 per cent done', Theresa May to tell MPs

Theresa May will tell MPs that the Brexit withdrawal agreement is almost done, but the Irish border remains a sticking point

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Saturday, October 20, 2018

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‘We want to make sure young people’s voices are heard’, says anti-Brexit campaigner

‘We want to make sure young people’s voices are heard’, says pro-EU campaigner

Founder of anti-Brexit campaign For Our Future’s Sake Jason Arthur has said that the People's Vote March was about preventing the UK from becoming "poorer and more isolated". 

More than half a million protesters anti-Brexit march through London

'Over half a million' anti-Brexit protesters march through London

'Over half a million' anti-Brexit protesters march through London

People’s March organisers claim more than 560,000 anti-Brexit campaigners joined a march through London calling for a second EU referendum.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Friday, October 19, 2018

Dan Wootton to People's Vote director: 'Why are you so against a democratic vote?'

Dan Wootton to People's Vote director: 'Why are you so against a democratic vote?'

Dan Wootton on People's Vote: 'Why are you so against a democratic vote?'

Dan Wootton clashes with People's Vote director James McGrory on the eve of the March for the Future, which will see protesters calling for a second Brexit referendum

Donald Trump baby blimp flown above Los Angeles

Donald Trump baby blimp flown above Los Angeles

Donald Trump baby blimp flown above Los Angeles

A blimp of Donald Trump as an orange, nappy-clad baby holding a mobile phone has been flown above Los Angeles.

Russia picked on ‘weak’ Britain in Salisbury attack, says ex-MI6 chief

Russia picked on ‘weak’ Britain in Salisbury attack, says ex-MI6 chief

Russia picked on ‘weak’ Britain in Salisbury attack, says ex-MI6 chief

The Salisbury Novichok attack was done by Russia because it believed Britain was “weak and isolated” after the EU referendum, a former MI6 chief has said.

Jacob Rees-Mogg would demand 'best of three' if Remain won second referendum

Jacob Rees-Mogg would demand 'best of three' if Remain won second referendum

Jacob Rees-Mogg would demand 'best of three' if Remain won second referendum

Jacob Rees-Mogg told James Whale Brexiteers would demand a 'best of three' if a second Brexit referendum resulted in a Remain win

Jeremy Hunt warns there will be ‘consequences’ if Saudi journalist is dead

Jeremy Hunt warns there will be ‘consequences’ if Saudi journalist is dead

Jeremy Hunt warns there will be ‘consequences’ if Saudi journalist is dead

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said there will be “consequences” for UK relations with Saudi Arabia if the UK is shown that the Saudis murdered missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Emmanuel Macron to introduce visas for UK tourists in event of no-deal Brexit

Emmanuel Macron to introduce visas for UK tourists in event of no-deal Brexit

The French president has announced contingency plans in the event of a no-deal.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Theresa May demands 'very serious' response to Commons bullying probe

Theresa May demands 'very serious' response to Commons bullying probe

The Prime Minister said the report from High Court judge Dame Laura Cox should "worry all of us."

EU 'would probably' take legal action if divorce bill isn't paid, warns economist

EU 'would probably' take legal action if divorce bill isn't paid

Phillip Hammond reportedly warned cabinet ministers the UK could still have to pay the EU up to £36bn of the £39bn divorce bill.

Jamal Khashoggi

Jeremy Hunt says he is 'very troubled' by disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Jeremy Hunt says he is 'very troubled' by disappearance of Saudi journalist

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and his G7 counterparts have said they are "very troubled" by the disappearance of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.

Barry Gardiner

Shadow international trade secretary says UK should be 'co-decision makers' with EU post-Brexit

Barry Gardiner says UK should be 'co-decision makers' with EU post-Brexit

The shadow international trade secretary has called for Theresa May to put forward the idea of becoming "co-decision making partners" with the EU to advance Brexit negotiations.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Spokesperson for The Speaker plays down quit claims

Spokesperson for The Speaker plays down quit claims

Reports suggested the Speaker had told friends he intended to quit next year.

Facebook to launch tool to improve political ad transparency

Facebook to launch tool to improve political ad transparency

The social media network announced a new authorisation scheme to approve organisations before they can run political adverts on the site.

Recorded hate crime increases by 17%

Recorded hate crime increases by 17%

Data released by the Home Office showed a 40% rise in religious hate crime.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

Universal Credit could lead to 'surge' in food bank use, says former shadow work secretary

Universal Credit could lead to 'surge' in food bank use, says former shadow work secretary

Universal Credit could lead to 'surge' in food bank use, says former secretary

Former shadow work and pensions secretary Stephen Timms said Universal Credit does not 'work properly' and could lead to increased reliance on food banks

Theresa May will not agree a Brexit deal that “traps” UK in customs union, says Downing Street

Theresa May will not agree a Brexit deal that 'traps' UK in customs union, says Downing Street

May will not agree a deal that 'traps' UK in customs union, says Downing Street

Prime Minister Theresa May would never agree a Brexit deal that “traps” the UK in a customs union, Downing Street has said.

UK talent: What will happen to live music after Brexit?

UK talent: What will happen to live music after Brexit?

UK talent: What will happen to live music after Brexit?

Last weekend, an open letter from UK musicians warned that Brexit would silence UK music in a “self-built cultural jail” and the industry would suffer from extra costs to travel to and from EU countries.

Kanye West says Donald Trump makes him feel like ‘superman’ during Oval Office meeting

Kanye West says Donald Trump makes him feel like ‘superman’ during Oval Office meeting

Kanye West says Trump makes him feel like ‘superman’ during Oval Office meeting

Kanye West, one of the President’s most high-profile supporters, met with Donald Trump for a lunch in Washington DC on Thursday.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Drew Galdron

Faux BoJo: 'There were points last year where I’d burned my scalp from too much bleaching'

What is life like as a professional Boris Johnson lookalike?

Professional Boris Johnson lookalike, Drew Galdron, says resembling the high-profile politician is "both a blessing and a curse".

Universal Credit needs £2 billion more to succeed, says Iain Duncan Smith

Universal Credit needs £2 billion more to succeed, says Iain Duncan Smith

Universal Credit needs £2 billion more to succeed, says Iain Duncan Smith

The architect of Universal Credit has said the Government’s welfare reform needs an additional £2 billion to work as planned.

Firms may be forced to reveal ethnicity pay gap

Firms may be forced to reveal ethnicity pay gap

Firms may be forced to reveal ethnicity pay gap

Businesses could be forced to reveal their ethnicity pay gap under plans unveiled by the Prime Minister to help ethnic minority employees at work.

‘There has to be consequences’ if Theresa May breaks DUP red lines, says DUP Brexit spokesman

‘There has to be consequences’ if Theresa May breaks DUP red lines, says DUP Brexit spokesman

‘There are consequences’ if May breaks DUP red lines, says DUP Brexit spokesman

The Democratic Unionist Party’s Brexit Spokesman Sammy Wilson has said that “there has to be consequences” if Theresa May does break the DUP’s red lines.

Sir John Major: Universal Credit could repeat Poll Tax problems

Sir John Major: Universal Credit could repeat Poll Tax problems

Sir John Major: Universal Credit could repeat Poll Tax problems

Former Conservative Prime Minister John Major has said the Government needs to rethink its national roll-out of Universal Credit, warning most Britons will think current plans are unfair.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Joe Biden: US's interest in UK 'diminished' after Brexit

Joe Biden: US's interest in UK 'diminished' because of Brexit

Joe Biden: US's interest in UK 'diminished' because of Brexit

Former US Vice President Joe Biden said the United States' interest in the UK hinged on being able to have 'influence' in Europe

Matt Hancock: 'Treat mental health in the same way as physical health'

Matt Hancock: 'Treat mental health in the same way as physical health'

Matt Hancock: 'Treat mental health in the same way as physical health'

Matt Hancock said the new Suicide Prevention Minister will prioritise tackling mental health issues with a 'joined-up' approach to the causes

A no deal situation would lead to ‘parliamentary revolt’, says Tom Brake

A no deal situation would lead to ‘parliamentary revolt’, says Tom Brake

A no deal situation would lead to ‘parliamentary revolt’, says Tom Brake

Liberal Democrat spokesman for international affairs Tom Brake says the prospect of a no deal Brexit could unite Remainers across all parties

Former Brexit secretary David Davis warned Tory MPs on Tuesday against accepting Theresa May’s Chequers deal, and his former special adviser Stuart Jackson has voiced his support, hinting that there are up to 50 Tory rebels poised to oppose Chequers.  In a letter, Davis said a deal based on Theresa May's Chequers plan would deliver "none of the benefits of Brexit" and reduce the UK to being "a rule-taker from Brussels".  Davis resigned as Brexit secretary in July over his opposition to Chequers.  Read more:

Former David Davis adviser hints fifty rebels are poised to oppose Chequers

Former David Davis adviser hints fifty rebels are poised to oppose Chequers

Stewart Jackson, who worked with David Davis during his tenure as Brexit secretary, said up to fifty Tory rebels could oppose the Prime Minister's Chequers plan

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

£20 million scheme announced to get rough sleepers off the streets

£20 million scheme announced to get rough sleepers off the streets

£20 million scheme announced to get rough sleepers off the streets

A £20 million scheme to help rough sleepers off the streets and into secure homes has been announced by the Government ahead of World Homeless Day.

Bank of England warns of ‘pressing’ need for EU action to avoid no-deal Brexit risks

Bank of England warns of ‘pressing’ need for EU action to avoid no-deal Brexit risks

Bank of England warns of need for EU action to avoid no-deal Brexit risks

The Bank of England has warned that the need for action is now “pressing” to ward off the risks to trillion of pounds of financial products from a no-deal Brexit.

Tory rebels are ready to defy Theresa May over Chequers, says former Brexit minister

Tory rebels are ready to defy Theresa May over Chequers, says former Brexit minister

Tory rebels are ready to defy Theresa May over Chequers, says former minister

As many as 40 Tory Brexiteers will resist attempts to coerce them into supporting a Brexit deal with Brussels based on Theresa May’s Chequers plan, a former minister has warned.

DUP leader spells out ‘red lines’ ahead of talks with EU

DUP leader spells out ‘red lines’ ahead of talks with EU

DUP leader spells out ‘red lines’ ahead of talks with EU

Any extra barriers to trade between Northern Ireland and Britain after Brexit would be “catastrophic”, Arlene Foster has warned as she prepared for talks with the European Union’s chief negotiator.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018

Watchdog tells education department of ‘serious concerns’ over ‘misleading’ data use

Watchdog tells education department of ‘serious concerns’ over ‘misleading’ data use

Watchdog tells education department of ‘serious concerns’ over ‘misleading’ data

The chairman of the UK Statistics Authority has told the Education Secretary he has “serious concerns” about his department’s use of statistics.

SNP Westminster leader threatens ‘maximum disruption’ to UK Tory government

SNP Westminster leader threatens ‘maximum disruption’ to UK Tory government

SNP Westminster leader threatens ‘maximum disruption’ to UK Tory government

The SNP’s Westminster leader has threatened his party’s MPs will cause “maximum disruption” to UK Tory government if it continues to “treat Scotland as a second-class nation”.

EU still needs to move for a Brexit deal to happen, says Downing Street

EU still needs to move for a Brexit deal to happen, says Downing Street

EU still needs to move for a Brexit deal to happen, says Downing Street

“Big issues” remain to be resolved on the UK’s EU withdrawal agreement ahead of next week’s Brussels summit, Prime Minister Theresa May’s official spokesman has said.

Theresa May’s appeal to traditional Labour voters was ‘smart politics’, says Conservative MP Grant Shapps

Theresa May’s appeal to traditional Labour voters was ‘smart politics’, says Conservative MP Grant Shapps

Theresa May’s appeal to Labour voters was ‘smart politics’, says MP Grant Shapps

Conservative MP Grant Shapps has said that it was “smart politics” for Prime Minister Theresa May to bid for Labour voters.

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