Politics

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn Nicola Sturgeon

Corbyn clashes with SNP over Thatcher video

Corbyn clashes with SNP over Thatcher video

Jeremy Corbyn has clashed with the SNP after posting a video claiming the party helped usher in Margaret Thatcher’s government.

Brexit LIVE: MPs to vote on withdrawal agreement tomorrow

MPs to debate ‘Revoke Article 50’ petition

MPs to debate ‘Revoke Article 50’ petition

The petition calling for Article 50 to be revoked will be debated by MPs on Monday.

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg: 'I will not stand for the Tory leadership'

Jacob Rees-Mogg: 'I will not stand for the Tory leadership'

The Conservative MP said if he threw his hat in the ring for Conservative leader, it would "be thrown back" at him.

John Bercow dismisses allegations of bias

John Bercow dismisses allegations of bias

Commons Speaker John Bercow has denied being biased in Parliament and says he believes it is important "to give a voice to minorities".

Halfon-Robinson

Second referendum would lead to 'loads of Tommy Robinson's' in Parliament

Second referendum would lead to 'loads of Tommy Robinson's' in Parliament

Conservative MP Robert Halfon has warned against holding a second referendum, claiming it would result in "huge distrust" in the political system.

Indicative Votes

Brexit briefing: No majority for any Brexit alternative

Brexit briefing: No majority for any Brexit alternative

MPs voted against all eight Brexit alternatives in a series of indicative votes in the Commons last night.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Emily Thornberry: Theresa May is ‘doomed’

Emily Thornberry: Theresa May is ‘doomed’

Emily Thornberry: Theresa May is ‘doomed’

The shadow foreign secretary has said that Theresa May is “doomed” because she is not capable of “a good old-fashioned compromise”.

Why was Suella Braverman wrong to use the term 'cultural Marxism'?

Why was Suella Braverman wrong to use the term 'cultural Marxism'?

A Conservative MP is facing criticism for quoting a conspiracy theory condemned by Jewish leaders as an anti-Semitic trope.

Lord Michael Heseltine: ‘Any credibility Theresa May had is gone’

Lord Heseltine: ‘Any credibility Theresa May had is gone’

Lord Heseltine: ‘Any credibility Theresa May had is gone’

Lord Michael Heseltine, who served as deputy prime minister under John Major, has said that Theresa May lost “any credibility” she had when she “crossed the floor to become a Brexiteer”.

Theresa May says she will quit ahead of next stage of Brexit

Theresa May says she will quit ahead of next stage of Brexit

Theresa May says she will quit ahead of next stage of Brexit

Theresa May has told Tory MPs "she would not remain in post for the next phase of the negotiations", MP James Cartlidge said as he left a meeting of the 1922 Committee in Westminster.

Vote Leave campaign director threatens to set up new political party

Vote Leave's Dominic Cummings threatens to form new political party

Vote Leave's Dominic Cummings threatens to form new political party

The official Leave campaign director has threatened to set up a new political party or campaign group in a fiery blog post.

Former Welsh first minister acted unlawfully in Carl Sargeant inquiry

Former Welsh first minister acted unlawfully in Carl Sargeant inquiry

Former Welsh first minister Carwyn Jones acted unlawfully by involving himself in an inquiry into his own conduct after the death of a prominent minister, judges have ruled.

Michael Fabricant: 'I take no joy in voting for May's deal'

Michael Fabricant: 'I take no joy in voting for May's deal'

Conservative MP Michael Fabricant has said he intends to change his mind and vote for the Prime Minister’s deal when it comes to the Commons for a third time.

Brexit LIVE: Speaker Bercow chooses eight of the 16 indicative vote options

Bercow accused of 'making it up as he goes along'

Bercow accused of 'making it up as he goes along'

A government source has accused the Speaker of "making it up as he goes along" after he ruled Theresa May's Brexit deal needs major changes before it can be put before MPs again. 

Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell: We have 'wasted years' on Brexit

Alastair Campbell: We have 'wasted years' on Brexit

Alastair Campbell has slammed plans for a series of votes on alternative Brexit options, claiming politicians have "wasted years" debating leaving the EU.

Ben Bradshaw

Ben Bradshaw predicts 'year-long' extension to Article 50

Ben Bradshaw predicts 'year-long' extension to Article 50

The Labour MP said it was "unlikely" that Theresa May's deal would pass through the Commons, in which case the UK could face a year-long extension to Article 50.

Brexit

Sir Bill Cash: Handling of Brexit has been 'democratic disaster'

Sir Bill Cash: Handling of Brexit has been 'democratic disaster'

The European Scrutiny Committee chair said the indicative votes set to take place today are a "disgraceful attempt" to undermine the outcome of the EU referendum.

EU-flag

Brexit briefing: MPs to vote on alternative Brexit options

Brexit briefing: MPs to vote on alternative Brexit options

MPs will be voting on alternatives to Theresa May's Brexit deal today, after Parliament seized control of the Commons agenda to force a series of "indicative votes".

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Steve Bray

Brexit celebs: Meet those who found fame after the EU referendum

Brexit celebs: Meet those who found fame after the EU referendum

Since Britain voted to leave the EU, a number of previously unknown faces have been thrust into the spotlight. Here's your guide to the who's who of Brexit.

Leave Voter

Mark Francois: MPs forget they are 'servants of the people'

Mark Francois: MPs forget they are 'servants of the people'

The Conservative MP said that some politicians believed they were "cleverer" than the people who elected them.

Matt-Brenda

Matt Hancock: 'I feel like Brenda in Bristol!'

Matt Hancock: 'I feel like Brenda in Bristol!'

The health secretary said he felt like viral sensation Brenda from Bristol when thinking about the prospect of another general election.

Ian Blackford

We 'have to be prepared' to cancel Brexit, says Ian Blackford

We 'have to be prepared' to cancel Brexit, says Ian Blackford

The politician revealed he would move a motion to cancel Brexit if no-deal was on the table.

Kate Hoey

Kate Hoey: 'We're in a situation where Brexit is threatened'

Kate Hoey: 'We're in a situation where Brexit is threatened'

The co-chair of Labour Leave said the outcome of last night's Commons vote - in which MPs voted to take control of the Brexit process - has "threatened" the UK's chances of leaving the EU.

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: MPs vote to take control of Brexit process

Brexit briefing: MPs vote to take control of Brexit process

Theresa May's Brexit strategy is in disarray after MPs voted to wrest control of the process from the hands of ministers.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Monday, March 25, 2019

Home Office accused of funding pro-paedophilia group

Home Office accused of funding pro-paedophilia group

The Home Office channelled £30,000 to a paedophilia advocacy organisation in the late 1970s, according to a former civil servant.

Theresa May: still no 'support' for meaningful vote

Theresa May: still no 'support' for meaningful vote

Theresa May has told MPs that there is not sufficient support to pass a third meaningful vote on her Brexit deal.

John Whittingdale: I could support Boris Johnson or Dominic Raab for leader

John Whittingdale: I could support Boris Johnson or Dominic Raab for leader

Conservative MP John Whittingdale has said Eurosceptic MPs could support Boris Johnson or Domic Raab to replace Theresa May.

Anti-EU protesters

Crispin Blunt MP: ‘Huge fallacy’ to say no-deal will be catastrophic

Crispin Blunt MP: ‘Huge fallacy’ to say no-deal will be catastrophic

Claiming there will be negative consequences of leaving the EU without a deal is “total rubbish” according to Conservative MP Crispin Blunt.

Hilary Benn: People deserve ‘real choices’ not ‘peddled’ fantasies

Hilary Benn: People deserve ‘real choices’ over Brexit not ‘peddled’ fantasies

Hilary Benn: People deserve ‘real choices’ over Brexit not ‘peddled’ fantasies

The chairman of the Brexit select committee has said that MPs need to be “honest” with the British people about Brexit so that they have “real choices” rather than “peddled” fantasies.

Andrew Bridgen MP: ‘We need a new Conservative leader’

Andrew Bridgen MP: ‘We need a new Conservative leader’

Andrew Bridgen MP: ‘We need a new Conservative leader’

Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen has said that the Conservatives need a new “leader who is a Brexiteer”.

People’s Vote march is ‘shift in the mood of the public’

People’s Vote march is ‘shift in the mood of the public’

People’s Vote march is ‘shift in the mood of the public’

Independent Group MP Mike Gapes has said the People’s Vote march shows “a shift in the mood of the public” after hundreds of thousands of protesters marched through London on Saturday.

Nigel Lawson: Theresa May ‘most incompetent prime minister in living memory’

Nigel Lawson: Theresa May ‘most incompetent prime minister in living memory’

Nigel Lawson: Theresa May ‘most incompetent prime minister in living memory’

Conservative peer Nigel Lawson has described Theresa May as the “most incompetent prime minister in living memory” amid reports that cabinet ministers are planning a “coup” to oust her as leader.

Brexit latest: Cabinet ministers dismiss reports of ‘coup’ against Theresa May

Brexit latest: Cabinet ministers dismiss reports of ‘coup’ against Theresa May

Brexit latest: Cabinet ministers dismiss reports of ‘coup’ against Theresa May

Two senior ministers have dismissed reports of a "coup" to oust the prime minister as Theresa May is expected to convene her Cabinet on Monday morning.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Saturday, March 23, 2019

People's Vote

Hundreds of thousands take part in People's Vote march

Hundreds of thousands take part in People's Vote march

Hundreds of thousands of people have gathered in central London today to urge the government to give the public another vote on Brexit.   

Friday, March 22, 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019

Vince Cable: Lib Dems will ‘do exceptionally well’ in next general election

Vince Cable: Lib Dems will ‘do exceptionally well’ in next general election

Vince Cable: Lib Dems will ‘do exceptionally well’ in next general election

The Liberal Democrat leader has said that he expects the party to “do exceptionally well” in the next general election.

Nigel Farage to take over as Brexit Party leader

Nigel Farage to take over as Brexit Party leader

Nigel Farage to take over as Brexit Party leader

Nigel Farage is set to take over as the leader of the newly-formed Brexit Party.

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.

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