Politics

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

PMQs: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn lead tributes to Speaker

PMQs: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn lead tributes to Speaker

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn praised the outgoing Commons Speaker John Bercow, as he chaired his last-ever Prime Minister's Questions.

John Bercow effigy to be burned at Kent bonfire event

John Bercow effigy to be burned at Kent bonfire event

The 11-metre effigy will depict the Commons Speaker holding the heads of Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn.

Lord Falconer predicts 'hung Parliament' at next election

Lord Falconer predicts 'hung Parliament' at next election

The Labour peer said the PM had "stripped" his party "of all allies" in the Commons, and would struggle to form a government if he won.

Boris Johnson prepares for ‘tough’ election campaign

Boris Johnson prepares for ‘tough’ election campaign

He warned Conservative MPs against acting complacent, despite the government emerging victorious from a battle over an early election date.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

MPs vote for general election on December 12

MPs vote for general election on December 12

A general election is set to be held on December 12 after MPs rejected an amendment aimed at changing the date of the PM's election plan.

Sir Vince Cable: Banning over-70s vote ‘extreme and unreasonable’

Sir Vince Cable: Banning over-70s vote ‘extreme and unreasonable’

The Lib Dem MP said calls to ban over-70s from voting are "extreme and unreasonable", but argued that the voting age should be lowered to 16.

Boris Johnson: Labour want Brexit on 'twelfth of never'

Boris Johnson: Labour want Brexit on 'twelfth of never'

The Prime Minister accused opposition MPs of trying to delay Brexit "forever".

Labour Party to back December election

Labour Party to back December election

The UK is on course for a December general election after Labour announced its conditions to back the move had been met.

Lib Dem MEP 'cynical' about Brexiteers wearing poppies

Lib Dem MEP 'cynical' about Brexiteers wearing poppies

Chris Davies suggested that Brexiteers should not wear poppies, claiming the EU is essential for peace.

Lord Heseltine: Boris Johnson was 'wrong' to pull Brexit Bill

Lord Heseltine: Boris Johnson was 'wrong' to pull Brexit Bill

The former deputy PM said pulling the Withdrawal Agreement Bill after it secured a second reading was the "wrong decision".

Stephen Timms: I hope Keith Vaz stays in Parliament

Stephen Timms: I hope Keith Vaz stays in Parliament

The Labour MP says disgraced Labour member Keith Vaz should stand at the next election as he has made a “great contribution” to Parliament.

Boris Johnson pushes ahead with early election plans

Boris Johnson pushes ahead with early election plans

Boris Johnson is expected to once again ask MPs to support a December 12 election despite the measure being defeated on Monday night.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Monday, October 28, 2019

MPs reject Boris Johnson’s bid for December 12 general election

MPs reject Boris Johnson’s bid for December 12 general election

The Prime Minister has said he will put forward a "short Bill" to try again to get MPs to back having an election on December 12 after they rejected it this evening.

Surge in applications to register to vote

Surge in applications to register to vote

Nearly two million people have applied to register to vote in the past eight weeks, according to government figures.

People's Vote chairman accused of 'sabotaging' campaign

People's Vote chairman accused of 'sabotaging' campaign

Campaigner Alastair Campbell accused the group's chairman Roland Rudd of "sabotage", after he reportedly fired two senior staff members.

EU grants UK January 31 Brexit extension

EU grants UK January 31 Brexit extension

The EU has accepted the UK’s request for a Brexit “flextension” until January 31 2020, European Council president Donald Tusk has said.

Richard Tice: Only Brexit Party can keep Conservatives ‘honest’

Richard Tice: Only Brexit Party can keep Conservatives ‘honest’

The MEP said Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan could leave Britain locked in a “never-ending transition”.

Lib Dems and SNP may overrule Boris Johnson’s election date

Lib Dems and SNP may overrule Boris Johnson’s election date

Boris Johnson may be successful in his bid for an early election if the European Union grants a Brexit extension until January 31.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019

Ann Widdecombe: Tories have never taken the Brexit Party seriously

Ann Widdecombe: Tories have never taken the Brexit Party seriously

The Brexit Party MEP said her party could help the government win a "thumping great majority" in an election.

Diane Abbott claims Kate Hoey ‘no longer a Labour MP’

Diane Abbott claims Kate Hoey ‘no longer a Labour MP’

The shadow home secretary has come to blows with fellow Labour MP Kate Hoey after saying she no longer represents the party.

EXCLUSIVE: Tony Blair will 'struggle' to back Labour at election

EXCLUSIVE: Tony Blair will 'struggle' to back Labour at election

In an exclusive interview with talkRADIO, the former PM revealed he was not the "world's greatest supporter" of Jeremy Corbyn.

Alastair Campbell: PM's general election bid ‘anti-democratic’

Alastair Campbell: PM's general election bid ‘anti-democratic’

People's Vote campaigner Alastair Campbell has said Labour should not back Boris Johnson's "terrible idea" to hold a December 12 election.

Brussels delays decision on Brexit extension

Brussels delays decision on Brexit extension

EU ambassadors have reportedly agreed an extension is needed, and a diplomat said the length of the delay will be decided next week.

Sam Gyimah: 'I'm free and liberated in the Lib Dems'

Sam Gyimah: 'I'm free and liberated in the Lib Dems'

The ex-Tory leadership contender said he felt "free" since defecting to the Liberal Democrats.

Sajid Javid: Tories will ‘put on proper fight’ in general election

Sajid Javid: Tories will ‘put on proper fight’ in general election

Sajid Javid has backed Boris Johnson's call for a pre-Christmas general election, saying the government has been "left with no choice".

EU to reveal Brexit delay decision as MPs consider early election

EU to reveal Brexit delay decision as MPs consider early election

An EU decision is expected today outlining if, and crucially for how long, a Brexit delay may be granted, which could influence an election.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Boris Johnson's letter to Corbyn calling for election - IN FULL

Boris Johnson's letter to Corbyn calling for election - IN FULL

Boris Johnson has written a letter to Jeremy Corbyn urging the Labour leader to back his push for a general election.

Boris Johnson to push for December 12 election

Boris Johnson to push for December 12 election

The Prime Minister has said he will give MPs more time to debate his Brexit deal if they agree to a general election on December 12.

Tory MP: Government division rumours ‘absolutely correct’

Tory MP: Government division rumours ‘absolutely correct’

The Conservative Party is reportedly in disagreement over whether Boris Johnson should call a general election before Christmas.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Christine Jardine: ‘Parliament not the problem’ in Brexit process

Christine Jardine: ‘Parliament not the problem’ in Brexit process

The Liberal Democrat has defended Parliament and said the PM "should have known" MPs would refuse his bid to fast-track Brexit legislation.

PMQs: Human traffickers should be 'hunted down', says PM

PMQs: Human traffickers should be 'hunted down', says PM

News of the discovery of 39 dead bodies in a lorry in Thurrock, Essex, this morning has dominated Prime Minister's Questions.

Mark Francois: DUP has offered ‘a bit of an olive branch’

Mark Francois: DUP has offered ‘a bit of an olive branch’

The Conservative MP has said that the a "revised timetable" to debate the Brexit Bill could be achieved if the DUP is onside.

Boris Johnson vows election if EU grants three-month Brexit delay

Boris Johnson vows election if EU grants three-month Brexit delay

Number 10 has said an election is "the only way the country can move on" if the EU offers to extend the Brexit deadline until the new year.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Brexit Bill timetable rejected by MPs

Brexit Bill timetable rejected by MPs

Boris Johnson will now talk to the European Union.

Kate Hoey: Bercow's resignation a 'light on the horizon'

Kate Hoey: Bercow's resignation a 'light on the horizon'

The Labour MP has said there "might well be a revolution" if John Bercow decides not to step down as Speaker on October 31 as promised.

Donald Tusk hints Brexit extension will be granted

Donald Tusk hints Brexit extension will be granted

The European Council president tweeted that the UK's request to extend Article 50 should be treated "in all seriousness".

Iain Duncan Smith: MPs should debate 'non-stop' until Brexit passes

Iain Duncan Smith: MPs should debate 'non-stop' until Brexit passes

Iain Duncan Smith has urged MPs to "go round the clock" after many criticised Boris Johnson's fast-track schedule for Brexit debate.

Boris Johnson attempts to fast-track Brexit legislation

Boris Johnson attempts to fast-track Brexit legislation

Boris Johnson will attempt to fast-track Brexit legislation through the Commons in a final bid to take Britain out of the EU by October 31.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Monday, October 21, 2019

MPs to debate Withdrawal Agreement Bill

MPs to debate Withdrawal Agreement Bill

The Bill's purpose is to turn Boris Johnson's Withdrawal Agreement - a draft international treaty agreed with the EU - into UK law.

Bob Stewart: Parliament shouldn't have say on Brexit deal

Bob Stewart: Parliament shouldn't have say on Brexit deal

The Conservative MP said a decision on a Brexit deal should be made by the government and the EU - not Parliament.

Andrew Bridgen: No deal ‘back on the table’ if PM’s deal passes

Andrew Bridgen: No deal ‘back on the table’ if PM’s deal passes

The Tory MP said the Benn Act - designed to block a no-deal Brexit - will no longer apply if MP's back Boris Johnson's deal.

Brexit Party MEP: 'Hard to imagine better outcome than PM’s deal'

Brexit Party MEP: 'Hard to imagine better outcome than PM’s deal'

John Longworth said he can't imagine a "better outcome" than Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, in contrast to Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage.

Sir Vince Cable: Chance of MPs backing second referendum ‘50/50’

Sir Vince Cable: Chance of MPs backing second referendum ‘50/50’

The former Lib Dem leader said support has increased for putting a Brexit deal back to the people in a second referendum.

Boris Johnson to face Commons showdown

Boris Johnson to face Commons showdown

The Prime Minister will attempt to get MPs to vote on his Brexit deal after a proposed vote on Saturday was delayed.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn says government 'defeated' as vote on deal delayed

Jeremy Corbyn says government 'defeated' as vote on deal delayed

Jeremy Corbyn says PM' Brexit deal is "defeated" as MPs react to the postponement of the vote on the agreement until next week.

Jacob Rees-Mogg moves vote on deal to Monday

Jacob Rees-Mogg moves vote on deal to Monday

The latest from historic “Super Saturday” sitting in Parliament where MPs will vote on the new deal to take Britain out of the EU.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019

Priti Patel: ‘The days of blocking Brexit are long gone’

Priti Patel: ‘The days of blocking Brexit are long gone’

The Home Secretary has praised Boris Johnson's "tremendous leadership" as she urged MPs to back his Brexit deal in the Commons tomorrow.

Boris Johnson's Brexit deal: The key points

Boris Johnson's Brexit deal: The key points

Parliament will sit on a Saturday for the first time in 37 years to debate the Prime Minister's Brexit deal.

Dutch partygoers invited to 'wave goodbye to Britain' on Brexit day

Dutch partygoers invited to 'wave goodbye to Britain' on Brexit day

Partygoers will gather at a beach near Amsterdam to wave goodbye to Britain on October 31.

Dominic Raab: Corbyn wants Britain 'stuck in the mud' on Brexit

Dominic Raab: Corbyn wants Britain 'stuck in the mud' on Brexit

The Foreign Secretary accused the Labour Party of trying to "exploit" Brexit for "political purposes".

DUP: Boris Johnson 'shouldn't be surprised' we won't back his deal

DUP: Boris Johnson 'shouldn't be surprised' we won't back his deal

The DUP's Brexit spokesman said the Prime Minister had "not honoured the pledges" he made to the party within his new Brexit deal.

Frank Field MP: If Brexit deal passes Lib Dems 'are finished'

Frank Field MP: If Brexit deal passes Lib Dems 'are finished'

The Independent MP slated the party for focusing on one policy - to stop Brexit.

PM in race to get MP support for Brexit deal

PM in race to get MP support for Brexit deal

Boris Johnson is today attempting to gather support for his Brexit deal, ahead of a vote in the Commons on Saturday.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Dominic Grieve: Deal is just beginning of ‘years of negotiation’

Dominic Grieve: Deal is just beginning of ‘years of negotiation’

Former Tory MP Dominic Grieve has warned that the PM's Brexit deal is "not the end" and there is "much more difficult negotiation" to come.

Tim Farron: PM’s Brexit deal ‘essentially the end of the union’

Tim Farron: PM’s Brexit deal ‘essentially the end of the union’

The former Lib Dem leader has said the deal announced by the Prime Minister today could risk breaking up the United Kingdom.

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