Politics

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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.

Julia Hartley-Brewer on Scottish Independence: ‘You are so desperate not to have rules from Westminster, but happy to hand over a load of powers to Brussels?’

Julia Hartley-Brewer on Scottish Independence: ‘You are so desperate not to have rules from Westminster, but happy to hand over a load of powers to Brussels?’

Julia Hartley-Brewer on SNP: ‘Why are you happy to hand power to Brussels?'

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer asked SNP MP Angus MacNeil why the SNP were happy to hand over powers to the EU but not be “ruled” by Westminster.

Japan would welcome UK to pacific trade bloc ‘with open arms’

Japan would welcome UK to pacific trade bloc ‘with open arms’

Japan would welcome UK to pacific trade bloc ‘with open arms’

Britain would be welcomed into the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact “with open arms” by Japan, the country’s Prime Minister has said.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Alastair Campbell protests Brexit with his dog at 'Wooferendum' march

Alastair Campbell protests Brexit with his dog at 'Wooferendum' march

Alastair Campbell joined dog owners at a march calling for a People's Vote on Brexit

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Dogs and their owners are set to march to Parliament to demand a new Brexit referendum

Dogs and their owners are set to march to Parliament to demand a new Brexit referendum

Dogs are set to march to Parliament to demand a new Brexit referendum

Thousands of dogs are expected to march on Westminster to protest against Brexit, this weekend.

Greens demand minimum wage increase for under 18s

Greens demand minimum wage increase for under 18s

Greens demand minimum wage increase for under 18s

The Green Party has called for a minimum wage hike for workers aged under 18.

EU President optimistic about Brexit deal ahead of key EU summit

EU President optimistic about Brexit deal ahead of key EU summit

EU President optimistic about Brexit deal ahead of key EU summit

Brussels are talking up a Brexit breakthrough as Theresa May supporters insist any move to topple the Prime Minister by Tory MPs would end in “collapse and disarray”.

British teenagers targeted by Russian trolls

British teenagers targeted by Russian trolls

British teenagers targeted by Russian trolls

The Kremlin has been targeting British teenagers as part of a covert campaign to cause hostility among young Britons, The Times has revealed.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018

Donald Trump hits out at anti-Kavanaugh protesters

Donald Trump hits out at anti-Kavanaugh protesters

Donald Trump hits out at anti-Kavanaugh protesters

US President Donald Trump has hit out at female protesters who have confronted senators over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, labelling them “paid professionals only looking to make senators look bad”.

Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh clears key Senate hurdle

Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh clears key Senate hurdle

Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh clears key Senate hurdle

The US Senate has pushed Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court past a key procedural hurdle.

Law to ban on putting Shetland in a box on maps is ‘stupid’, says cartographer

Law to ban putting Shetland in a box on maps is ‘stupid’, says cartographer

Law to ban putting Shetland in a box on maps is ‘stupid’, says cartographer

Cartographer Steve Chilton has said the decision to ban public bodies from putting the Shetland islands in a box is “stupid” and “ineffective”.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Big Ben to chime for the first time since new year

Big Ben to chime for the first time since new year

Big Ben to chime for the first time since new year

The famous chimes of Big Ben will ring out for the first time since the new year.

Row breaks out over FBI report on Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

Row breaks out over FBI report on Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

Row breaks out over FBI report on Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

A row between Republicans and Democrats has broken out over a confidential FBI report about allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted women three decades ago.

Donald Tusk demands greater respect from UK after Jeremy Hunt’s ‘unwise insult’

EU President Donald Tusk demands greater respect from UK after Jeremy Hunt’s ‘unwise insult’

EU President demands greater respect for EU after Jeremy Hunt’s ‘unwise insult’

The European Council President has called Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s comparison of the EU and Soviet Union as “unwise”.

John McDonnell defends Labour's Julia Hartley-Brewer ban: 'She upset people, and we can't have that'

John McDonnell defends Labour's Julia Hartley-Brewer ban: 'She upset people, and we can't have that'

John McDonnell defends Labour's Julia Hartley-Brewer ban

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said the Labour Party's ban of Julia Hartley-Brewer from their next conference was because she didn't 'behave acceptably'

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

France unveils plan to prepare for possible no-deal Brexit

France unveils plan to prepare for possible no-deal Brexit

France unveils plan to prepare for possible no-deal Brexit

France’s government has unveiled a bill to get the country ready in case of a no-deal Brexit.

Theresa May announces new cancer strategy, fuel duty freeze and calls for Tories to 'come together'

Theresa May announces new cancer strategy, fuel duty freeze and calls for Tories to 'come together'

Theresa May announces plans for new cancer strategy and fuel duty freeze

Prime Minister Theresa May used her keynote speech at Conservative Party Conference to announce an extra £394 million per week for a new cancer strategy, a freeze on fuel duty, and attacked Labour calling the antisemitism row that has smothered the party “a national tragedy”.

Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock says student union's clapping ban is 'bonkers'

Matt Hancock calls student union's clapping ban 'bonkers'

The health secretary has called a ban on clapping imposed by the University of Manchester's Students' Union "bonkers".

Tesco warns over stockpiling amid no-deal Brexit fears

Tesco warns over stockpiling amid no-deal Brexit fears

Tesco warns over stockpiling amid no-deal Brexit fears

Tesco has become the latest supermarket to warn over stockpiling as grocers ramp up contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit.

'I don't want him in the party', says Katie Perrior of MP who submitted no-confidence letter

'I don't want him in the party', says Katie Perrior of MP who submitted no-confidence letter

'I don't want him in the party', says Katie Perrior of James Duddridge

James Duddridge submitted a letter of no confidence in Theresa May, and former adviser to the Prime Minister Katie Perrior said it was the 'lowliest' tactic

Theresa May

Conservative MP calls for Theresa May to step down as leader minutes before her keynote speech

Blow for Prime Minister as MP calls for her removal minutes before her speech

Theresa May suffered a blow less than an hour before her keynote speech at the Conservative party conference as one of her own MPs called for her to be removed as party leader.

Theresa May: People are 'appalled' by Jeremy Corbyn's Labour

Theresa May: People are 'appalled' by Jeremy Corbyn's Labour

Theresa May: People are 'appalled' by Jeremy Corbyn's Labour

Theresa May used her closing speech at the Conservative Party conference to attack Labour and say the Conservatives were the party of 'unionism', despite internal divisions

Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock on his dyslexia: 'Spellchecker saved my life professionally'

Matt Hancock on his dyslexia: 'Spellchecker saved my life professionally'

The health secretary told talkRADIO about his struggles with dyslexia, revealing to Julia Hartley-Brewer that "spellchecker saved my life professionally".

Lord Heseltine

Lord Heseltine: Brexit will 'diminish our status in the world'

Lord Heseltine: Brexit will 'diminish our status in the world'

The former deputy Prime Minister has claimed Brexit will "diminish our status in the world" claiming the only solution is a second vote.

Conservative society

Student Conservative society under fire after wearing t-shirts with the slogan 'F*** the NHS'

Student Conservatives under fire for 'F*** the NHS' t-shirts

The Plymouth University Conservative society have come under fire after a picture surfaced of the group sporting Hitler-style moustaches and t-shirts scribbled with 'F*** the NHS'.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Health Secretary reveals £240 million fund to free up hospital beds this winter

Health Secretary reveals £240 million fund to free up hospital beds this winter

Health Secretary reveals £240 million fund to free up hospital beds this winter

An emergency £240 million will be pumped into the social care system to ease the pressure on the NHS this winter.

Immigration: What's in the government's new policy?

Immigration: What's in the government's new policy?

Immigration: What's in the government's new policy?

Theresa May laid out plans for the UK's post-Brexit immigration policy

Second UKIP MEP quits over ‘extreme’ views of party leader Gerard Batten

Second UKIP MEP quits over ‘extreme’ views of party leader Gerard Batten

Second UKIP MEP quits over ‘extreme’ views of party leader Gerard Batten

A second UKIP MEP has quit the party in protest at the “extreme nationalist and reactionary” views of leader Gerard Batten.

Sajid Javid: Concerns about immigration don't make people 'hostile'

Sajid Javid: Concerns about immigration don't make people 'hostile'

Sajid Javid: Concerns about immigration don't make people 'hostile'

Home Secretary Sajid Javid said he was eager to define a new immigration policy for the UK post-Brexit

Sajid Javid

Sajid Javid: 'Let's just deal with it upfront - yes, I did watch Bodyguard'

Sajid Javid: 'Let's just deal with it upfront - yes, I did watch Bodyguard'

In his speech at the Conservative party conference, the home secretary revealed he watched popular BBC drama the Bodyguard.

Crowd cheers as Boris Johnson demands Theresa May ‘chuck Chequers’

Crowd cheers as Boris Johnson demands Theresa May ‘chuck Chequers’

Crowd cheers as Boris Johnson demands Theresa May ‘chuck Chequers’

Boris Johnson used his speech at the Conservative Party Conference to call for the Prime Minister to “chuck Chequers” describing it as a “democratic injustice”.

Jacob Rees-Mogg makes appearance at anti-Brexit 'funeral' protest

Jacob Rees-Mogg makes appearance at anti-Brexit 'funeral' protest

Jacob Rees-Mogg makes appearance at anti-Brexit 'funeral' protest

Our Future, Our Choice staged a demonstration outside the Conservative Party conference where they carried a coffin representing Brexit through the street

Theresa May announces law change to allow civil partnerships for opposite-sex couples

Theresa May announces law change to allow civil partnerships for opposite-sex couples

Theresa May announces civil partnerships for opposite-sex couples

The government is to change the law to allow opposite-sex couples to enter into civil partnerships, Theresa May has announced.

Theresa May is ‘deluded’ over police crime numbers, says Police Federation chairman

Theresa May is ‘deluded’ over police numbers, says Police Federation chairman

Theresa May is ‘deluded’ over police numbers, says Police Federation chair

Prime Minister Theresa May has sparked outrage from police after she insisted that there is no direct “causation” between officer numbers and crime levels.

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Labour is showing 'extreme snowflakiness'

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Labour is showing 'extreme snowflakiness'

Jacob Rees-Mogg has accused the Labour party of "extreme snowflakiness" after talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer was banned from future conferences.

David Davis Boris Johnson

David Davis defends Boris Johnson after 'serial attacks' from colleagues

David Davis defends Boris Johnson after 'serial attacks' from colleagues

The former Brexit secretary has come out in support of Boris Johnson after what he claims are "serial attacks" on the MP.

Prison

Justice secretary reveals new policy to tackle criminal kingpins

Justice secretary reveals new policy to tackle criminal kingpins

David Gauke has outlined his new policy of "going for the money" in an attempt to tackle the problem of drugs in prisons.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Monday, October 1, 2018

Michael Fabricant wears BBC lanyard at Conservative conference to fool Momentum protesters

Michael Fabricant wears BBC lanyard at Conservative conference to fool Momentum protesters

Michael Fabricant wears BBC lanyard to fool Momentum protesters

Michael Fabricant tweeted a picture of him wearing a BBC lanyard as a 'disguise' at the Conservative Party conference

Angry audience member accuses MPs of "wasting two years" talking about Brexit online

Angry audience member accuses MPs of "wasting two years" talking about Brexit online

Angry audience member accuses MPs of "wasting two years" talking about Brexit

A man in the audience at a fringe event at the Conservative conference on social justice said some MPs could have been doing "social justice work" instead of airing their views about Brexit

James Brokenshire's combustible cladding ban not good enough, says Fire Brigades Union

James Brokenshire's combustible cladding ban not good enough, says Fire Brigades Union

James Brokenshire's combustible cladding ban not good enough, says union

Housing secretary James Brokenshire announced in his speech at the Conservative Party conference that combustible cladding will be banned on certain buildings

Michael Gove calls the Labour Party 'a cocktail of Marxism-Leninism and antisemitism'

Michael Gove calls the Labour Party 'a cocktail of Marxism-Leninism and antisemitism'

Michael Gove calls Labour 'a cocktail of Marxism-Leninism and antisemitism'

Michael Gove used his speech at the Conservative Party conference to criticise Labour

Windrush Scandal

Immigration minister refuses to say whether the Prime Minister was right not to apologise for hostile environment policy

Immigration minister remains tight-lipped over hostile environment policy

Immigration minister, Caroline Nokes, has refused to say whether she thought the Prime Minister was right in not apologising for the hostile environment policy.

David Davis 'doesn't know' if he'd support Boris Johnson as Conservative leader, says Treasury Brexit forecasts are 'prejudiced'

David Davis 'doesn't know' if he'd support Boris Johnson as Conservative leader, says Treasury Brexit forecasts are 'prejudiced'

David Davis 'doesn't know' if he'd support Boris Johnson as Conservative leader

Former Brexit secretary David Davis said Boris Johnson got 'too personal' with his opposition to Chequers

Brexit

Lord Digby Jones: 'Brexit has been hijacked by party political ambition'

Lord Digby Jones: 'Brexit has been hijacked by party political ambition'

The former director general of the CBI has claimed Brexit has been "hijacked by party political ambition".

10 Downing Street

James Cleverly MP: 'I would love to be Prime Minister'

James Cleverly MP: 'I would love to be Prime Minister'

The deputy chairman of the Conservative party has told Julia Hartley-Brewer he would "love to be Prime Minister".

Boris Johnson

Philip Hammond claims Boris Johnson can't do 'grown-up politics'

Philip Hammond claims Boris Johnson can't do 'grown-up politics'

The chancellor of the exchequer has said he doesn't expect Boris Johnson to become Prime Minister, claiming he is incapable of "grown-up politics".

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