Politics

Monday, July 22, 2019

Monday, July 22, 2019

Dominic Raab: No-deal Brexit risk 'magnified beyond all proportion'

Dominic Raab: No-deal Brexit risk 'magnified beyond all proportion'

The former Brexit secretary defended Boris Johnson's pledge to deliver Brexit, deal or no deal, on October 31.

Leadership race: Two cabinet ministers prepared to quit under Boris

Leadership race: Two cabinet ministers prepared to quit under Boris

As the Tory leadership race draws to a close, both the Chancellor and Justice Secretary have announced they will resign if Mr Johnson wins.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Friday, July 19, 2019

Sajid Javid praises Nigel Farage in anti-extremism speech

Sajid Javid praises Nigel Farage in anti-extremism speech

The Home Secretary singled out the Brexit Party leader in a speech unveiling his plans to tackle extremism.

Using Queen to prevent no-deal Brexit a ‘ridiculous idea’

Using Queen to prevent no-deal Brexit a ‘ridiculous idea’

A former Supreme Court judge has criticised a plot by Tory MPs to use the Queen to delay the Brexit process.

Alistair Burt: No-deal Brexit cannot be ‘smuggled through’

Alistair Burt: No-deal Brexit cannot be ‘smuggled through’

The MP rebelled against the government yesterday by voting for an amendment that could block a no-deal Brexit.

Labour peer: Party will never win with Corbyn in charge

Labour peer: Party will never win with Corbyn in charge

The former Labour chairman said unless Jeremy Corbyn stands down as leader the party will be “trashed” at the next election.

Government rebels should step down, urges MP

Government rebels should step down, urges MP

Robert Jenrick urged ministers who chose not to vote with the government on a bill aimed at preventing a no-deal Brexit to step down.

Theresa May delivers £2 billion pay rise for public sector staff

Theresa May delivers £2 billion pay rise for public sector staff

Teachers and police officers are among those who can expect a pay rise in one of Theresa May’s final moves as Prime Minister.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Labour peers to consider motion of no confidence in Corbyn

Labour peers to consider motion of no confidence in Corbyn

Labour peers will hold an emergency meeting next week to discuss whether or not to consider a motion of no confidence in the party leader.

Piers Corbyn: Climate change is a 'false narrative'

Piers Corbyn: Climate change is a 'false narrative'

Jeremy Corbyn’s older brother has claimed that climate change is "utter nonsense" as environmental activists stage protests across the country.

Leadership race: What has Jeremy Hunt promised?

Leadership race: What has Jeremy Hunt promised?

As the leadership race draws to a close, we look at what Mr Hunt has promised the public in his campaign to become Prime Minister.

Anti-Brexit activists target Boris Johnson with Trump billboard

Anti-Brexit activists target Boris Johnson with Trump billboard

Campaigners have put up a billboard in Boris Johnson's constituency which likens him to the US president Donald Trump.

Rod Liddle: 'No way Boris Johnson can improve Brexit deal'

Rod Liddle: 'No way Boris Johnson can improve Brexit deal'

Columnist Rod Liddle has accused Boris Johnson of failing to offer anything new on Brexit should he win the leadership race.

Government ‘still not doing enough’ about flammable cladding

Government ‘still not doing enough’ about flammable cladding

A new report has slammed the government's efforts to eliminate flammable cladding from buildings.

Boris Johnson the leader for ‘extraordinary political times’

Boris Johnson the leader for ‘extraordinary political times’

Conservative MP Robert Buckland said the party needs a leader with the “charisma and campaigning ability of Boris Johnson”.

Theresa May turned her farewell speech into ‘a bit of a whinge’

Theresa May turned her farewell speech into ‘a bit of a whinge’

The outgoing Prime Minister has left it too late to complain about the lack of compromise in politics, according to her biographer Rosa Prince.

MPs vote to block suspension of Parliament

MPs vote to block suspension of Parliament

The amendment will make it harder for the next Prime Minister to suspend Parliament to force a no-deal Brexit.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Leadership race: What has Boris Johnson promised?

Leadership race: What has Boris Johnson promised?

Boris Johnson has emerged victorious after weeks of campaigning, but what has he promised to change?

Annunziata Rees-Mogg: No Brexit will 'irreparably damage democracy'

Annunziata Rees-Mogg: No Brexit will 'irreparably damage democracy'

The Brexit Party MEP said the next Prime Minister has a "moral obligation" to leave with or without a deal.

Theresa May: 'Antisemitism will be Corbyn's legacy'

Theresa May: 'Antisemitism will be Corbyn's legacy'

The Prime Minister and Jeremy Corbyn clashed over their anti-racism records during a heated House of Commons debate.

Nick Herbert: Johnson must not ‘sweep aside’ Parliament on Brexit

Nick Herbert: Johnson must not ‘sweep aside’ Parliament on Brexit

The Conservative MP said Boris Johnson has made a “big mistake” by failing to rule out suspending Parliament in order to deliver Brexit.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn accused of ‘cowardice’ over antisemitism

Jeremy Corbyn accused of ‘cowardice’ over antisemitism

A former Labour adviser has said party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s handling of alleged antisemitism in the party shows “cowardice.”

Dominic Raab: 'I'm over the PTSD of being a leadership candidate'

Dominic Raab: 'I'm over the PTSD of being a leadership candidate'

The ex-leadership contender said he had no hard feelings watching the final two candidates sharing their Prime Ministerial ambitions.

Candidate for top EU job 'ready' to extend Brexit deadline

Candidate for top EU job 'ready' to extend Brexit deadline

Jean-Claude Juncker's potential successor has said she is willing to grant another extension to the Brexit deadline.

Boris's condemnation of Trump tweets 'will not hurt trade deal'

Boris's condemnation of Trump tweets 'will not hurt trade deal'

Nigel Evans said Boris Johnson’s criticism of Donald Trump for tweets aimed at four US congresswomen should not hurt any future trade deal.

Jeremy Hunt will fight for a ‘Brexit for everybody’ as PM

Jeremy Hunt will fight for a ‘Brexit for everybody’ as PM

Conservative MP Alistair Burt has said if the Party gets Brexit wrong it will soon face the wrath of voters at a general election.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Monday, July 15, 2019

Leadership LIVE: 'Amber Rudd to win Love Island'

Leadership LIVE: 'Amber Rudd to win Love Island'

The pair joked that their colleague Amber Rudd - who shares a forename with Love Island contestant Amber Gill - should win the reality show.

Sir Roger Gale: 'Conference clown Boris not fit to be PM'

Sir Roger Gale: 'Conference clown Boris not fit to be PM'

The Tory MP said the ability to "make people laugh" was not a desirable quality in the next inhabitant of Number 10.

Hunt and Johnson prepare for talkRADIO debate

Hunt and Johnson prepare for talkRADIO debate

Conservative leadership candidates Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are preparing to face off for what’s expected to be the final time.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Friday, July 12, 2019

Diane Abbott retweets critiques of Labour deputy leader Tom Watson

Diane Abbott retweets critiques of Labour deputy leader Tom Watson

The Labour MP has retweeted a number of critical tweets about the party's deputy leader Tom Watson.

Theresa May unveils plans for 'Office for Tackling Injustices'

Theresa May unveils plans for 'Office for Tackling Injustices'

The new independent body will be responsible for "challenging social injustices" in areas such as ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Amber Rudd U-turns on opposition to no-deal Brexit

Amber Rudd U-turns on opposition to no-deal Brexit

The Work and Pensions Secretary has dropped her opposition to a no-deal Brexit, saying she has "accepted" leaving the EU without a deal.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Theresa May accuses Corbyn of 'ignoring antisemitism'

Theresa May accuses Corbyn of 'ignoring antisemitism'

Theresa May said Jeremy Corbyn should start tackling antisemitism allegations inside Labour before he criticises the government.

Sir Kim Darroch resigns as British ambassador after email leak

Sir Kim Darroch resigns as British ambassador after email leak

He said the publication of his memos regarding the Trump administration had made it "impossible" for him to carry on.

Sir John Major threatens Boris Johnson with legal action

Sir John Major threatens Boris Johnson with legal action

The former Prime Minister said he would take Mr Johnson to court if he ever suspended Parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit.

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'Extraordinary' for Hunt to oppose tax cuts for the wealthy

'Extraordinary' for Hunt to oppose tax cuts for the wealthy

Jacob Rees-Mogg said he was surprised that the leadership contender found the idea of lower taxation "controversial".

Johnson and Hunt clash over future of British ambassador

Johnson and Hunt clash over future of British ambassador

The Tory leadership contenders had differing views regarding Sir Kim Darroch's future as British ambassador to Washington.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn will demand second Brexit referendum

Jeremy Corbyn will demand second Brexit referendum

The Labour leader will put pressure on the next Prime Minister to hold a public vote on whether Britain leaves the EU.

Lord Adonis: Brexit has become a 'far-right project'

Lord Adonis: Brexit has become a 'far-right project'

The Labour peer warned that Brexit, both with a deal or without, would be an "extreme policy".

Monday, July 8, 2019

Monday, July 8, 2019

Kate Hoey

Kate Hoey to stand down as Labour MP at next election

Kate Hoey to stand down as Labour MP at next election

The prominent Brexiteer said that after 30 years representing Vauxhall, she would "not seek re-election as a Labour candidate".

Wes Streeting: 'I'll never be president of the Corbyn fan club'

Wes Streeting: 'I'll never be president of the Corbyn fan club'

The Labour MP is hoping to use his parliamentary privilege to break gagging orders against staff who want to speak out about antisemitism.

Tom Tugendhat

Tom Tugendhat: Leak of UK ambassador's emails is 'treason'

Tom Tugendhat: Leak of UK ambassador's emails is 'treason'

The Tory MP said the leak of private messages from Sir Kim Darroch to the UK government was a "betrayal" of the country.

Donald Trump slams UK ambassador after email leak

Donald Trump slams UK ambassador after email leak

The US president has hit out at the UK's ambassador to Washington, who said in leaked emails that the Trump administration was "inept".

Friday, July 5, 2019

Friday, July 5, 2019

Boris Johnson can offer ‘feelgood vision’ for Britain

Boris Johnson can offer ‘feelgood vision’ for Britain

Sir Bernard Jenkin believes leadership contender Boris Johnson can make people “feel good” about being British again.

Boris Johnson: It will be a ‘stretch’ to meet police pledge

Boris Johnson: It will be a ‘stretch’ to meet police pledge

He has admitted it will be a “stretch” to meet his leadership campaign promise to boost police numbers by 20,000 within three years.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Thursday, July 4, 2019

EU official brands Ann Widdecombe 'chief clown' of Brexit Party

EU official brands Ann Widdecombe 'chief clown' of Brexit Party

Guy Verhofstadt slammed a speech by the MEP, which compared Brexit to slaves rising up against their owners.

Priti Patel: ‘No reason why’ Johnson police pledge won’t work

Priti Patel: ‘No reason why’ Johnson police pledge won’t work

She believes Boris Johnson can successfully boost police numbers by 20,000 within three years if he becomes Prime Minister.

Boris Johnson plans £1.1bn spend to boost police numbers by 20,000

Boris Johnson plans £1.1bn spend to boost police numbers by 20,000

He pledged to boost police numbers by 20,000 in three years if he wins the leadership contest.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Nigel Farage: 'Westminster is incapable of change'

Nigel Farage: 'Westminster is incapable of change'

The Brexit Party leader has called for an overhaul of the political system and the abolition the House of Lords.

No ballots burned in Peterborough by-election, police rule

No ballots burned in Peterborough by-election, police rule

Police investigating an allegation of the burning of ballots in the Peterborough by-election have concluded that no offences were committed.

Judges publish reasons for quashing Boris Johnson bus claim case

Judges publish reasons for quashing Boris Johnson bus claim case

Mr Johnson was facing allegations of misconduct in a public office after claiming that the UK sends £350 million a week to the EU.

Piers Corbyn: 'My brother Jeremy is not frail in any way'

Piers Corbyn: 'My brother Jeremy is not frail in any way'

The brother of Labour's Jeremy Corbyn has come to his defence, after senior civil servants claimed the politician was "too frail" to be PM.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

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Annunziata Rees-Mogg: 'I have no shame about Parliament protest'

Annunziata Rees-Mogg: 'I have no shame about Parliament protest'

The Brexit Party MEP was one of 29 who turned their backs as the EU's Ode To Joy anthem played at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Mark Field defends leaked email branding homeless as ‘undesirables’

Mark Field defends leaked email branding homeless as ‘undesirables’

The Tory MP defended describing a homelessness charity as a "magnet for undesirables", claiming he was quoting his constituents.

Brexit Party MEPs turn backs as EU anthem plays

Brexit Party MEPs turn backs as EU anthem plays

The group of 29 MEPs turned away as the EU's 'Ode To Joy' anthem played at the European Parliament.

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