Politics

Friday, March 22, 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019

John Bercow

Bercow: ‘The ERG are not the National Front’

Bercow: ‘The ERG are not the National Front’

John Bercow has defended the European Research Group after BBC presenter James Naughtie claimed they were like France’s National Front.

Theresa May faces criticism over knife crime summit date

Theresa May faces criticism over knife crime summit date

Theresa May faces criticism over knife crime summit date

Theresa May was accused of breaking a promise to knife crime victims over the time taken to organise a Downing Street summit.

Nigel Farage: ‘Revoke Article 50’ petition is ‘Russian collusion’

Nigel Farage: ‘Revoke Article 50’ petition is ‘Russian collusion’

Nigel Farage: ‘Revoke Article 50’ petition is ‘Russian collusion’

Nigel Farage has suggested that there was “Russian collusion” among the 3,153,000 people who have signed the “Revoke Article 50” petition.

People's Vote campaign

Mike Graham accuses Alastair Campbell of being 'metropolitan elite'

Mike Graham accuses Alastair Campbell of being 'metropolitan elite'

People’s Vote campaigner Alastair Campbell clashed with Mike Graham over accusations that the campaign is for members of the "metropolitan elite".

Theresa May

Leadership election will come ‘sooner rather than later’

Leadership election will come ‘sooner rather than later’

Dominic Raab’s former special adviser has said he believes a Conservative leadership election is likely.

Taxis

MPs told to share taxis home amid fears of Brexit riots

MPs told to share taxis home amid fears of Brexit riots

Politicians have been advised to share taxis home amid fears of Brexit-related attacks.

Christopher Davies

Tory MP admits submitting false expenses invoices

Tory MP admits submitting false expenses invoices

Tory MP Christopher Davies has admitted submitting two false expenses invoices. 

David Van Day

80's pop star elected as Conservative councillor in Essex

80's pop star elected as Conservative councillor in Essex

David Van Day has been elected as a local councillor in Thurrock, receiving 773 votes.

Brexit

Julia and Tom Brake clash over Brexit terminology

Julia and Tom Brake clash over Brexit terminology

The breakfast show host refused to let the politician describe a no-deal Brexit as "crashing out" of the EU.

Brexit

Sir Bernard Jenkin: EU 'unaccountable' and 'out of touch'

Sir Bernard Jenkin: EU 'unaccountable' and 'out of touch'

The Conservative MP has slammed the EU, claiming it is "toying with the UK".

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: Theresa May 'working hard' to secure support for deal

Brexit briefing: Theresa May 'working hard' to secure support for deal

EU leaders have accepted a request from the Prime Minister to extend Article 50, on the condition MPs support Mrs May's withdrawal deal next week.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Wes Streeting: The prime minister has ‘extraordinary cheek’ to blame MPs

Brexit: Theresa May has ‘extraordinary cheek’ to blame MPs

Brexit: Theresa May has ‘extraordinary cheek’ to blame MPs

Labour MP Wes Streeting has said that the prime minister has “extraordinary cheek” to blame MPs for the stalling Brexit negotiations during her speech on Wednesday night.

Birmingham Mosque attack

Funding disparity between Muslim and Jewish places of worship condemned

Funding disparity between Muslim and Jewish places of worship condemned

A Muslim charity has called for government to provide funding for mosque security after five of mosques were vandalised in Birmingham.

EU set to offer to delay Brexit until May 22

EU set to offer to delay Brexit until May 22

The European Union looks set to offer to delay Brexit until May 22, so long as MPs approve Theresa May's withdrawal deal in a House of Commons vote next week.

People's vote second referendum

PM ‘best recruiter’ for People’s Vote

PM ‘best recruiter’ for People’s Vote

Theresa May has been the “best recruiter” for the People’s Vote campaign, according to Alastair Campbell.

Yellow vests

'Free speech' no defence for abusing MPs

'Free speech' no defence for abusing MPs

“Free speech” cannot be used as a defence for threatening MPs, the UK’s director of public prosecutions has said.

MPs urged to take up yoga to improve their decision-making

MPs urged to take up yoga to improve their decision-making

MPs urged to take up yoga to improve their decision-making

MPs have been urged to take up yoga to improve their decision-making skills ahead of further key Brexit votes.

Nicky Morgan

Nicky Morgan: 'May has confirmed her inflexibility'

Nicky Morgan: 'May has confirmed her inflexibility'

Conservative MP Nicky Morgan has called on Theresa May to resign if her deal is rejected for a third time.

Petition

Petitions site crashes after 600k demand Brexit is cancelled

Petitions site crashes after 600k demand Brexit is cancelled

A petition calling for Brexit to be cancelled has crashed a government website, after more than 600,000 people signed it.

Merkel and May

Angela Merkel says she will 'do everything' to stop no-deal Brexit

Angela Merkel says she will 'do everything' to stop no-deal Brexit

German chancellor Angela Merkel says she will work "until the last hour" to try and ensure that Britain does not leave the European Union without a deal.

Sammy Wilson

Donald Tusk has shown 'total disrespect' for Theresa May and UK

Donald Tusk has shown 'total disrespect' for Theresa May and UK

The DUP's Brexit spokesman Sammy Wilson has said he doesn't "take any pleasure" from the way in which the Prime Minister and the country have been treated throughout Brexit negotiations.

Theresa May

Daniel Hannan: 'I haven't wanted to criticise the PM until now'

Daniel Hannan: 'I haven't wanted to criticise the PM until now'

The Conservative MEP said it was "extraordinary" to see the Prime Minister blame MPs for the delay to Brexit.

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: May to head to Brussels to secure Article 50 extension

Brexit briefing: May to head to Brussels to secure Article 50 extension

Today the Prime Minister will head to Brussels to appeal to EU leaders to grant her a delay to Brexit.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

‘The UK has been a pain in the arse for decades for the EU’

‘The UK has been a pain in the arse of the EU for decades'

‘The UK has been a pain in the arse of the EU for decades'

A Dutch historian, who went viral for accusing billionaires at this year’s Davos summit of ignoring taxation, said that many people from the Netherlands think “the UK has been a pain in the arse for decades”.

Leader of Brexit party quits over anti-Islam tweets

Brexit Party leader quits after anti-Islam tweets

Brexit Party leader quits after anti-Islam tweets

The leader of The Brexit Party has quit after critici she posted on social media.

Brexit coin threatened by Article 50 extension

Brexit coin threatened by Article 50 extension

Plans for a 50p coin to commemorate Brexit could come unstuck if Theresa May’s request for an extension to Article 50 is granted by EU members.

Donald Tusk

Donald Tusk: Brexit extension is possible

Donald Tusk: Brexit extension is possible

Donald Tusk has said an extension to Article 50 is only possible on the condition that MPs pass the Withdrawal Agreement next week.

Owen Paterson

Owen Paterson's tube anecdote nominated for online award

Owen Paterson's tube anecdote nominated for online award

A Labour MP has nominated the Conservative's anecdote about being approached on the London Underground for the satirical "Didn't Happen of the Year" awards.

No suspect identified in nearly half of hate crime investigations

No suspect identified in nearly half of hate crime investigations

No suspects were identified in almost half of investigations into race and religious hate cases, new figures show.

Jeremy Corbyn accuses Theresa May of ‘blackmail, bullying and bribery’

Jeremy Corbyn accuses Theresa May of ‘blackmail, bullying and bribery’

Jeremy Corbyn accuses Theresa May of ‘blackmail, bullying and bribery’

The Labour leader has accused Theresa May of a campaign of “blackmail, bullying and bribery” as part of an attempt to gain support for her Brexit deal.

What's in Theresa May's letter to the EU?

What's in Theresa May's letter to the EU?

Theresa May has written a letter to European Council president Donald Tusk requesting an extension of Article 50 until June 30.

'No guarantees' on further Article 50 extensions

'No guarantees' on further Article 50 extensions

The education secretary has refused to guarantee the government will not seek further extensions to Article 50.

Brexit

Brexit deadlock: What happens next?

Brexit: What happens next?

The Prime Minister will write to Brussels today asking for a short extension to Article 50.

Stephen Kinnock

Stephen Kinnock: Time for politics to rediscover 'lost art of compromise'

Stephen Kinnock: Time for politics to rediscover 'lost art of compromise'

The Labour MP said it is time for backbenchers to "step up to the plate" and solve the Brexit impasse.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Man spends more than £600 on shop in no-deal Brexit preparations

Man spends more than £600 on shop in preparation for no-deal Brexit

Man spends more than £600 on shop in preparation for no-deal Brexit

A woman has called her husband "mad" after he spent more than £600 on a shop in preparation for a no-deal Brexit.

Vote Leave fined £40k for sending spam text messages

Vote Leave fined £40k for sending spam text messages

Vote Leave fined £40k for sending spam text messages

Pro-Brexit campaign group Vote Leave has been fined £40,000 for sending thousands of spam text messages in the run-up to the 2016 EU referendum.

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi

Baroness Warsi: Tory 'Islamophobia' not just a few bad apples

Baroness Warsi: Tory 'Islamophobia' not just a few bad apples

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi has claimed the Conservative Party has an "institutional issue" with anti-Muslim discrimination.

Julia

Julia: 'I don't give two monkeys what MPs want!'

Julia: 'I don't give two monkeys what MPs want!'

Ben Bradshaw and talkRADIO host Julia clashed over the Labour member's claims that MPs should get a free vote on whether to stay in the customs union.

Dominic Grieve

Dominic Grieve: 'Take Brexit deal to a public vote - with option of remain'

Dominic Grieve: 'Take Brexit deal to a public vote - with option of remain'

The Conservative MP called for Theresa May's deal to be voted on by the public to break the Brexit "logjam".

Monday, March 18, 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019

Speaker John Bercow rules out another Brexit vote without ‘substantial’ change

Speaker John Bercow rules out another Brexit vote without ‘substantial’ change

Speaker John Bercow rules out another Brexit vote without ‘substantial’ change

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has ruled out another vote on Theresa May's Brexit withdrawal agreement if the motion is substantially the same as last time.

Fiona Onasanya

Disgraced MP posts video maintaining innocence

Disgraced MP posts video maintaining innocence

Fiona Onasanya has posted a video online maintaining her innocence, after serving one month in jail for perverting the course of justice.

Brexit march

Farage's Brexit march was never 'about the numbers'

Farage's Brexit march was never 'about the numbers'

Leave Means Leave co-chair Richard Tice has dismissed criticism of the number of marchers that turned up to the 270-mile 'Brexit betrayal' event led by Nigel Farage.

Esther McVey

Esther McVey: Majority of MPs trying to 'frustrate Brexit'

Esther McVey: Majority of MPs trying to 'frustrate Brexit'

The MP said she would vote in favour of Theresa May's deal this week, and appeared on the breakfast show to discuss why.

Sir Vince Cable

Sir Vince Cable: 'Thoroughly bad' Brexit deal won't get our support

Sir Vince Cable: 'Thoroughly bad' Brexit deal won't get our support

The Liberal Democrat leader said his party will vote against Theresa May's Brexit deal this week, and "won't change" their minds.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Nick Boles

Nick Boles quits local Tory Party in Brexit row

Nick Boles quits local Tory Party in Brexit row

The Conservative MP has left his local Conservative association after a rift over his stance on a no-deal Brexit.

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage begins 200 mile 'Brexit betrayal' march

Nigel Farage begins 200 mile 'Brexit betrayal' march

The 14-day march has kicked off in Sunderland and will finish in Westminster.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Friday, March 15, 2019

David Steel

David Steel’s ‘shocking testimony’ is a 'tragedy' for abuse victims

David Steel’s ‘shocking testimony’ is a 'tragedy' for abuse victims

David Steel’s failure to recognise he should have acted on child sexual abuse allegations about Cyril Smith is a ‘tragedy’ according to the director of a child sexual abuse charity.

Owen Paterson

Owen Paterson: MPs 'idiotic' for voting to delay Brexit

Owen Paterson: MPs 'idiotic' for voting to delay Brexit

The Conservative MP said he thought it was "idiotic" for politicians to support a government motion to extend Article 50.

World leaders show support for Christchurch victims

World leaders show support for Christchurch victims

Theresa May and Donald Trump have led world leaders in condemning the Christchurch terror attack.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Knife tweet

MP admits his GPS knife idea 'probably s**t'

MP admits his GPS knife idea 'probably s**t'

The Conservative MP who suggested that all knives should be equipped with GPS trackers to combat knife crime has admitted it was “probably a s**t idea".

Jimmy Savile

Savile child abuse claims 'sent to Honours Committee in 1998'

Savile child abuse claims 'sent to Honours Committee in 1998'

The Honours Committee received anonymous allegations of child sexual abuse against Jimmy Savile in 1998, an inquiry has heard.

Tim Farron

Tim Farron: Second referendum 'least messy' way of solving Brexit

Tim Farron: Second referendum 'least messy' way of solving Brexit

The former Lib Dem leader said the question of leave or remain was too "vague", and a second referendum was needed to move forward.

Knife offences hit highest level in a decade

Knife offences hit highest level in a decade

The number of criminals caught with knives or dangerous weapons has hit its highest level in nearly a decade, according to official figures.

Commons

MPs back Brexit delay

MPs back Brexit delay

A total of 412 MPs have voted to delay Brexit, with just 202 voting against it.

Gavin Williamson confirms MoD will support Bloody Sunday soldier

Gavin Williamson confirms MoD will support Bloody Sunday soldier

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has confirmed the Ministry of Defence would support a British soldier facing murder charges from 1972.

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