Politics

Monday, November 25, 2019

Monday, November 25, 2019

Chuka Umunna: Only Boris Johnson knows whether he is a racist

Chuka Umunna: Only Boris Johnson knows whether he is a racist

He accused Boris Johnson of saying and doing “racist” things, but did not go so far as to call him a racist.

Brandon Lewis: Jeremy Corbyn would ‘nationalise Christmas’

Brandon Lewis: Jeremy Corbyn would ‘nationalise Christmas’

He said the Labour manifesto is “fantasyland stuff”, and defended the Tory manifesto as “an exciting journey of travel”.

Fact checkers criticise Tory manifesto

Fact checkers criticise Tory manifesto

Fact-checking organisations have questioned the Conservative Party’s financial figures after it released its manifesto on Sunday.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019

Plaid Cymru offers ‘green jobs revolution’ in manifesto launch

Plaid Cymru offers ‘green jobs revolution’ in manifesto launch

Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price has promised to create tens of thousands of jobs in a “green jobs revolution” during his manifesto launch.

John McDonnell: Economists ‘got it wrong’ on Labour manifesto

John McDonnell: Economists ‘got it wrong’ on Labour manifesto

He said the Institute for Fiscal Studies failed to look at the complete Labour policy before passing judgement on its manifesto.

Rishi Sunak: Labour manifesto will hit everyone in their wallets

Rishi Sunak: Labour manifesto will hit everyone in their wallets

He accused Labour of pretending it can fund its manifesto without costing most taxpayers.

Keir Starmer: Country will not go back to normal after Brexit

Keir Starmer: Country will not go back to normal after Brexit

Sir Keir Starmer has warned Britain “won’t go back to normal” no matter whether Britain leaves the European Union or decides to stay.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Jess Phillips labels Conservatives 'serial liars' over tweet

Jess Phillips labels Conservatives 'serial liars' over tweet

The Conservative Party has been accused of misleading voters on social media for the second time in three days.

Jeremy Corbyn attacks ‘rigged’ system in manifesto launch

Jeremy Corbyn attacks ‘rigged’ system in manifesto launch

He promised to break down a system built by the “rich and powerful” at Labour’s manifesto launch in Birmingham.

Labour to reveal manifesto for ‘real change’

Labour to reveal manifesto for ‘real change’

Jeremy Corbyn will reveal Labour’s manifesto, which is set to include a second Brexit referendum and free broadband for all.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Chuka Umunna: Corbyn and PM 'pose a threat' to union of UK

Chuka Umunna: Corbyn and PM 'pose a threat' to union of UK

The Liberal Democrat said the two party leaders were both "a threat" to the union of the United Kingdom.

Tory candidate: Send 'nuisance' council tenants to labour camps

Tory candidate: Send 'nuisance' council tenants to labour camps

Tory election candidate Lee Anderson suggested sending "nuisance" council house tenants to labour camps and making them live in tents.

Ken Livingstone: Boris Johnson ‘just wants to be a celebrity’

Ken Livingstone: Boris Johnson ‘just wants to be a celebrity’

The former Labour London Mayor said the Prime Minister is "happy to keep talking about Brexit" because he has no "great political agenda".

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Amelia Womack: Climate change will get even more expensive

Amelia Womack: Climate change will get even more expensive

Deputy leader Amelia Womack has said if the UK doesn't invest in climate change now, dealing with the effects will be "even more expensive".

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn to go head-to-head in TV debate

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn to go head-to-head in TV debate

The Prime Minister has written a letter to the leader of the opposition ahead of the hour-long showdown, asking him about his Brexit stance.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Monday, November 18, 2019

Lib Dems and SNP lose High Court challenge against ITV

Lib Dems and SNP lose High Court challenge against ITV

The Liberal Democrats and SNP have lost a High Court challenge against ITV over its decision to exclude their party leaders from a televised election debate.

Candidates in Jo Cox's former seat pledge to campaign peacefully

Candidates in Jo Cox's former seat pledge to campaign peacefully

The pledge commits the candidates to foster "constructive democratic debate" and to treat their opponents with dignity and respect.

Corbyn jokes Prime Minister is his 'warm-up act' at CBI event

Corbyn jokes Prime Minister is his 'warm-up act' at CBI event

The Labour leader made the jibe after Boris Johnson's address at the annual Confederation of British Industry conference.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Friday, November 15, 2019

General election 2019: Full list of candidates in England

General election 2019: Full list of candidates in England

The full list of candidates standing in England at the 2019 general election.

General election 2019: Full list of candidates in Wales

General election 2019: Full list of candidates in Wales

There are 40 parliamentary seats up for grabs in Wales in the general election on December 12. Find out who's running here.

General election 2019: Full list of candidates in Scotland

General election 2019: Full list of candidates in Scotland

The general election will see 59 MPs elected in Scotland - take a look at who is running.

General election 2019: Full list of candidates in Northern Ireland

General election 2019: Full list of candidates in Northern Ireland

Eighteen parliamentary seats are up for grabs in Northern Ireland for the general election on December 12. Find out who is running here.

Ann Widdecombe: Tories offered me a Brexit role if I stood down

Ann Widdecombe: Tories offered me a Brexit role if I stood down

The Brexit Party MEP said Downing Street officials offered her a position in Brexit negotiations if she withdrew from the election race.

Labour pledge free broadband for all by 2030

Labour pledge free broadband for all by 2030

Labour has said it will "bring communities together" with free internet for homes and businesses, but the Lib Dems say it is too expensive.

Lib Dems promise £100bn fund to fight climate change

Lib Dems promise £100bn fund to fight climate change

Deputy leader Sir Ed Davey will say in a speech today that the plan will see Britain become a world leader in wind and tidal power.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Steve Bannon: Nigel Farage is 'sophisticated and savvy'

Steve Bannon: Nigel Farage is 'sophisticated and savvy'

Donald Trump's former chief strategist praised the Brexit Party leader for his electoral strategy.

Donald Tusk: ‘Don’t give up’ on reversing Brexit

Donald Tusk: ‘Don’t give up’ on reversing Brexit

The outgoing European Council president urged Remain campaigners not to "give up" in their fight to stop Brexit.

SNP: ‘Unfair’ to exclude Nicola Sturgeon from TV debate

SNP: ‘Unfair’ to exclude Nicola Sturgeon from TV debate

Nicola Sturgeon will join Jo Swinson in taking legal action after being excluded from a televised leaders' debate ahead of the election.

Brexit Party chairman: ‘All our nomination papers are in’

Brexit Party chairman: ‘All our nomination papers are in’

Richard Tice has said all nominations for Brexit Party candidates have been submitted, despite pressure to withdraw from marginal seats.

Priti Patel: Conservatives will reduce overall immigration

Priti Patel: Conservatives will reduce overall immigration

The Conservative's have pledged to cut overall immigration, while hitting out at Labour policy, saying Jeremy Corbyn would see it "surge".

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Brexit Party's anti-Boris ads ran despite truce

Brexit Party's anti-Boris ads ran despite truce

The Brexit Party were still running anti-Boris adverts in Tory seats after promising to stand down candidates, talkRADIO can reveal.

Liberal Democrat campaign bus blocked by anti-austerity protesters

Liberal Democrat campaign bus blocked by anti-austerity protesters

Locals in Haringey blocked the path of Jo Swinson's campaign bus in protest at cuts brought on by the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition.

David Gauke: Conservative majority ‘not in national interest’

David Gauke: Conservative majority ‘not in national interest’

The former Justice Secretary told talkRADIO a parliamentary majority for his former party would mean "essentially a no-deal Brexit".

'Stop Brexit' campaigner Steve Bray to stand for Liberal Democrats

'Stop Brexit' campaigner Steve Bray to stand for Liberal Democrats

The activist has gained notoriety for appearing in the background of news broadcasts outside Parliament and shouting "Stop Brexit".

Liberal Democrats promise £500m to fight knife crime

Liberal Democrats promise £500m to fight knife crime

Jo Swinson has said her party would invest £500 million into youth services to combat knife crime if they win the election on December 12.

Labour pledges to ‘end NHS crisis’ with £26bn ‘rescue plan’

Labour pledges to ‘end NHS crisis’ with £26bn ‘rescue plan’

Health funding will get a £26 billion boost under a Labour government, funded by taxing the richest in society, the party has promised.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Annunziata Rees-Mogg to quit ‘vicious political world’ next year

Annunziata Rees-Mogg to quit ‘vicious political world’ next year

The Brexit Party MEP has said she is looking forward to retiring from politics when she gives birth to her third child, due in March.

Dominic Grieve: PM is ‘a liar’ and Corbyn would be ‘disastrous’

Dominic Grieve: PM is ‘a liar’ and Corbyn would be ‘disastrous’

Dominic Grieve has labelled Boris Johnson a "liar" but said he will do "everything possible" to stop Jeremy Corbyn becoming Prime Minister.

Labour Party experiences 'sophisticated cyber attack'

Labour Party experiences 'sophisticated cyber attack'

The Labour Party has said that it has experienced a “sophisticated and large scale cyber attack” on its digital platforms.

Nigel Farage: I was offered a peerage but I’m not for sale

Nigel Farage: I was offered a peerage but I’m not for sale

The Brexit Party leader has told talkRADIO he is "not for sale" after speculation that he stood down candidates in exchange for a Lordship.

Boris Johnson to chair emergency meeting over flooding

Boris Johnson to chair emergency meeting over flooding

The Prime Minister will chair the Cobra meeting this afernoon after the north of England was hit by severe flooding last week.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Monday, November 11, 2019

Boris Johnson breaks self-imposed booze ban for second time

Boris Johnson breaks self-imposed booze ban for second time

The Prime Minister had claimed on the campaign trail he would not drink until Brexit is sorted.

Brexit Party U-turns on pledge to contest 600 seats

Brexit Party U-turns on pledge to contest 600 seats

Nigel Farage has said the Brexit Party will not contest the 317 seats won by the Conservatives at the last general election.

Labour’s Keith Vaz will not stand in election amid suspension row

Labour’s Keith Vaz will not stand in election amid suspension row

Keith Vaz, who was suspended from the House of Commons for six months, will not stand for re-election after 32 years in Parliament.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Friday, November 8, 2019

Nicola Sturgeon: SNP has ‘cast-iron mandate’ for second Indyref

Nicola Sturgeon: SNP has ‘cast-iron mandate’ for second Indyref

The leader of the SNP has said a vote for her party would be a chance to "escape Brexit" and put Scotland's future back in its own hands.

EXCLUSIVE: Tory candidate 'under review' over Facebook posts

EXCLUSIVE: Tory candidate 'under review' over Facebook posts

Conservative candidate Antony Calvert has been placed "under review" after talkRADIO uncovered a series of his Facebook posts.

Sir Roger Gale willing to back 'flawed' Brexit deal

Sir Roger Gale willing to back 'flawed' Brexit deal

The Tory candidate said he "couldn't understand" the PM's Brexit deal, but argued it was in the interests of the country to get it "done".

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019

General election: Full list of Remain alliance seats

General election: Full list of Remain alliance seats

The Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the Green Party will not run candidates against each other in 60 seats in the December 12 election.

Stewart Jackson: Remain pact are seeking a 'hung Parliament'

Stewart Jackson: Remain pact are seeking a 'hung Parliament'

Stewart Jackson has dismissed a Remain alliance formed by the Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the Green Party.

Which MPs are standing down at the 2019 election?

Which MPs are standing down at the 2019 election?

Over 70 MPs have announced they will be standing down ahead of the December 12 general election.

Alastair Campbell: I want a hung Parliament

Alastair Campbell: I want a hung Parliament

Tony Blair's former spin doctor said a hung Parliament would keep the possibility of a second referendum "alive".

Ian Austin: Jeremy Corbyn 'doesn't love this country'

Ian Austin: Jeremy Corbyn 'doesn't love this country'

The former Labour minister and aide to Gordon Brown has urged voters to back Boris Johnson at the general election.

Liberal Democrats, Greens and Plaid Cymru form Remain pact

Liberal Democrats, Greens and Plaid Cymru form Remain pact

The parties will not run candidates against each other in a number of seats in the election on December 12.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Cabinet minister Alun Cairns quits

Cabinet minister Alun Cairns quits

He has written to the Prime Minister to tender his resignation as Secretary of State for Wales.

John Bercow: Brexit Britain's 'biggest mistake since the war'

John Bercow: Brexit Britain's 'biggest mistake since the war'

The former Commons Speaker revealed his true thoughts on Brexit at a meeting in London.

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