Politics

Friday, February 8, 2019

Friday, February 8, 2019

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

Theresa May calls Scotland 'biggest threat to its own future' in PMQs

Theresa May calls Scotland 'biggest threat to its own future' in PMQs

Theresa May calls Scotland 'biggest threat to its own future' in PMQs

Theresa May castigated SNP MP Ian Blackford for comments about the Good Friday Agreement, and said the party's desire for an independent Scotland threatened its future

Lord Peter Hain: Why I named Sir Philip Green as the businessman accused of harassment

Lord Peter Hain: Why I named Sir Philip Green in harassment scandal

The Labour peer who named Sir Philip Green as the businessman facing sex allegations using parliamentary privilege says he did not take the decision "lightly".

Tom Brake MP: Government support of ‘alternative arrangements’ for backstop is ‘bizarre’

Tom Brake MP: Government support of ‘alternative arrangements’ for backstop is ‘bizarre’

Tom Brake MP: May's support of ‘alternative arrangements’ amendment is ‘bizarre'

Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesman has described the Government support for the Brady amendment as “bizarre”.

Could be ‘impossible’ to turn Brexit deal into law by March 29, says Dominic Raab’s former Chief of Staff

Could be ‘impossible’ to turn Brexit deal into law by March 29, says Dominic Raab’s former Chief of Staff

Could be ‘impossible’ to turn Brexit deal into law by March 29, says ex-Tory MP

Nick de Bois, former Chief of Staff for Dominic Raab has said that even if Theresa May’s next Brexit deal is passed by MPs, it could be impossible to turn the deal into legislation by March 29.

EU flag

Idea that Brexit deal is across the finish line 'blatant nonsense', says Dr Phillip Lee MP

Idea that Brexit deal is across the finish line 'blatant nonsense'

Conservative MP Phillip Lee has claimed last night's Commons vote was "fantasy politics", telling talkRADIO's Mike Graham that the deal is "no further forward".

Stephen Kinnock MP: Jailed MP Fiona Onasanya will ‘no longer be a Member of Parliament’

Stephen Kinnock MP: Jailed MP Fiona Onasanya will ‘no longer be a Member of Parliament’

Stephen Kinnock MP: Fiona Onasanya will ‘no longer be a MP’

Labour’s Stephen Kinnock has said that Fiona Onasanya, a Labour MP who was jailed for lying about a speeding charge, should resign and that the party will force a by-election if she does not.

Jacob Rees-Mogg: EU refusal to renegotiate is 'kneecapping' the UK for leaving

Jacob Rees-Mogg: EU refusal to renegotiate is 'kneecapping' the UK for leaving

Jacob Rees-Mogg: EU refusal to renegotiate is 'kneecapping' the UK for leaving

Jacob Rees-Mogg said the EU could force the UK into a no deal situation as 'punishment' for wanting to renegotiate the Brexit deal

Dominic Raab

Dominic Raab: 'It's a good day for Brexit'

Dominic Raab: 'It's a good day for Brexit'

The former Brexit secretary appeared on the breakfast show in the wake of the Commons vote, declaring it was "a good day for Brexit".

Theresa May

Conservative MPs on Brexit Plan B: 'The Withdrawal Agreement as it was is a dead duck'

Tory MPs on Brexit Plan B: 'Withdrawal Agreement as it was is a dead duck'

A number of Conservative MPs appeared on the breakfast show in the wake of last night's Commons vote to discuss what happens next.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Government-backed Brady amendment passes as MPs support ‘alternative arrangements’ instead of Brexit backstop

Government-backed Brady amendment passes as MPs support ‘alternative arrangements’ instead of Brexit backstop

Brady amendment passes calling for ‘alternative arrangements’ to Brexit backstop

MPs have approved Conservative MP Sir Graham Brady's Brexit amendment, which aims to replace the Northern Ireland backstop with "alternative arrangements".

Charlie Mullins: ‘I am a Conservative, I would rather settle for Corbyn than Brexit’

Charlie Mullins: ‘I am a Conservative, but I would rather settle for Corbyn than Brexit’

Charlie Mullins: ‘I am a Conservative, but I would rather Corbyn than Brexit'

Charlie Mullins, founder of Pimlico Plumbers has said that he would rather have Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister than leave the European Union.  

Paul Scully MP urges Jacob Rees-Mogg and the ERG to support Brady amendment

Paul Scully MP urges Jacob Rees-Mogg and the ERG to support Brady amendment

Paul Scully MP urges Jacob Rees-Mogg and the ERG to support Brady amendment

Paul Scully, Conservative vice chair in the London region, said Graham Brady's amendment gives a realistic chance of the backstop being renegotiated

Ed Davey MP: Parliament’s handling of Brexit ‘is a national embarrassment’

Ed Davey MP: Parliament’s handling of Brexit ‘is a national embarrassment’

Ed Davey MP: Parliament’s handling of Brexit ‘is a national embarrassment’

Liberal Democrat MP Ed Davey has said that Parliament’s handling of the Brexit negotiations is a “national embarrassment”.

Stockpiling: What will happen to goods and trade after Brexit?

Stockpiling: What will happen to goods and trade after Brexit?

Professor Iain Begg, a European economics expert, looks at whether we need to be stockpiling goods and explains how a no-deal Brexit could affect trade.

Pro-Brexit campaigner

Pro-Brexit protesters descend on Westminster ahead of Commons vote

Pro-Brexit protesters descend on Westminster ahead of Commons vote

Hundreds of pro-Brexit protesters have gathered in Westminster as MPs prepare to vote on the Prime Minister's 'Plan B' Brexit deal.

What do the amendments being tabled mean for Brexit?

Brexit deal amendments: What are MPs voting on?

Brexit deal amendments: What are MPs voting on?

Speaker Bercow has chosen seven motions to be voted on during the key Brexit vote on Tuesday night. Here's your guide to what they all mean.

Steve McCabe MP: 'We need a compromise that gets us out of the EU without damaging people's lives'

Steve McCabe MP: 'We need a compromise that gets us out of the EU without damaging people's lives'

Steve McCabe MP: 'We need a compromise that leaves EU without damaging lives'

Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, tells Mike Graham that MPs are struggling to come up with a plan to leave the EU that won't have detrimental effects

Theresa May says she is ready to reopen Withdrawal Agreement to seek changes to Irish backstop

Theresa May says she is ready to reopen Withdrawal Agreement to seek changes to Irish backstop

Theresa May says she is ready to reopen Brexit agreement to change backstop

Prime Minister Theresa May has told Cabinet that she is ready to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement to seek legally-binding changes to the backstop, in the hope of winning the support of Parliament for her Brexit deal.

Brexit border checks will increase fruit and veg prices, leading to more heart attacks and strokes, says professor

Brexit border checks 'will increase fruit and veg prices, leading to illness'

A professor from the School of Public Health at Imperial College explains why a no deal Brexit could lead to higher instances of heart disease

Sammy Wilson

Brexit deadlock 'too serious to reduce to a game of chicken', says Sammy Wilson

Sammy Wilson: Brexit deadlock 'too serious to reduce to a game of chicken'

The DUP's Brexit spokesman hit back at Julia Hartley-Brewer after the presenter likened ongoing Brexit negotiations to "a game of chicken".

Liam Fox

Liam Fox: We must give the Prime Minister 'momentum' to go back to Europe

Liam Fox: We must give the Prime Minister 'momentum' to go back to Europe

The international trade secretary called on MPs to support an amendment tabled by Sir Graham Brady in tonight's vote in the Commons.

Julia Hartley-Brewer

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'We don't organise our democracy around the needs of the people who run Airbus!'

Stephen Timms refuses Julia's bet on whether Airbus will leave UK post-Brexit

Julia Hartley-Brewer reached an impasse with Labour MP Stephen Timms, over whether MPs should listen to the concerns of Airbus regarding Brexit.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

Marcus Fysh

Marcus Fysh MP brands no-deal Brexit fears 'total b******s'

Marcus Fysh MP brands no-deal Brexit fears 'total b******s'

The Conservative MP gave a rather sweary response to a question about no-deal Brexit planning.

Richard Tice

Leave Means Leave co-chair: 'WTO in my view stands for Welcome To Opportunity'

Leave Means Leave co-chair: 'WTO stands for Welcome To Opportunity'

Richard Tice has accused the government of "misreading the mood of the country" by pushing for a deal with the EU.

Mark Francois

Mark Francois 'not frightened' by backlash to his 'German bullying' comments

Mark Francois 'not frightened' by backlash to his 'German bullying' comments

The Conservative MP says he is "not frightened" of the backlash to comments he made last week, in which he accused the Airbus CEO of "German bullying".

Brexit

John Mann MP: 'I'm one of the few MPs not umm-ing and err-ing over Brexit'

John Mann MP: 'I'm one of the few MPs not umm-ing and err-ing over Brexit'

The Labour MP urged fellow politicians to vote through Theresa May's Brexit deal tomorrow, claiming it is "as good a deal as we can get".

Friday, January 25, 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019

Brexit Stories: 'Brexit has the potential to be positive for our immigration system'

Brexit Stories: 'Brexit has the potential to be positive for our immigration system'

Brexit Stories: 'Brexit has the potential to be positive for immigration'

Immigration lawyer Antonia Torr tells talkRADIO how Brexit has affected her job

Philip Hammond and Amber Rudd hint they may resign if there's a no deal Brexit

Philip Hammond and Amber Rudd hint they may resign if there's a no deal Brexit

Two members of the Cabinet, Amber Rudd and Philip Hammond, did not rule out resigning if a no deal Brexit went ahead

The Queen calls for people to 'find common ground' in nod to Brexit

The Queen calls for people to 'find common ground' in nod to Brexit

The Queen calls for people to 'find common ground' in nod to Brexit

The Queen, who has to be politically neutral, commented that people should 'find common ground' in a speech interpreted as a reference to Brexit

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