Politics

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

John Mann MP

John Mann tells fellow MPs to ‘get on with it and vote deal through’

John Mann tells fellow MPs to ‘get on with it and vote deal through’

Labour MP John Mann has called on his fellow MPs to vote for the Prime Minister’s deal and “let the people get on with their lives”.

Mark Francois MP on Parliament: ‘I have seen better run Parish councils'

Mark Francois MP on Parliament: ‘I have seen better run Parish councils'

Mark Francois MP on Parliament: ‘I have seen better run Parish councils'

Mark Francois from the European Research Group has said that he has seen “better run Parish councils” than what he saw in the House of Commons this week.

EU’s Donald Tusk to ask EU leaders to be open to long Brexit extension

Donald Tusk to ask EU leaders to be open to long Brexit extension

Donald Tusk to ask EU leaders to be open to long Brexit extension

The European Council president has said he would appeal to EU leaders to be open to the option of a long extension on Brexit.

Owen Smith MP to Julia: ‘My fear is that you will win and Brexit will pass’

Owen Smith: ‘My fear is that Brexit will pass’

Owen Smith: ‘My fear is that Brexit will pass’

Labour MP Owen Smith has said that he thinks Brexiteers like talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer will “win and Brexit will pass”.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Boris Johnson

Johnson’s ‘spaffed’ comment an ‘affront to victims’, says NSPCC

Johnson’s ‘spaffed’ comment an ‘affront to victims’, says NSPCC

Boris Johnson has been urged to apologise to child abuse victims after claiming police funding is being “spaffed up the wall” investigating historic allegations.

Spending windfall 'not a bribe' says Treasury minister

Spending windfall 'not a bribe' says Treasury minister

Treasury minister John Glen has denied the Chancellor is attempting to bribe MPs into voting for a Brexit deal.

Dominic Grieve: ‘Substantial majority’ will vote against no-deal

Dominic Grieve: ‘Substantial majority’ will vote against no-deal

Former attorney general Dominic Grieve has said he expects the motion ruling out no-deal to pass with a “substantial majority” tonight.

Tommy Robinson

Policeman who told Tommy Robinson to leave pub 'did not know who he was'

Policeman who told Tommy Robinson to leave pub 'did not know who he was'

A police officer who moved Tommy Robinson on from a pub has told a court he did not know who he was at the time.

Refugees

EU 'complicit' in Croatian human rights abuse, report claims

EU 'complicit' in Croatian human rights abuse, report claims

EU leaders are "complicit" in human rights abuses committed by Croatia police, according to an Amnesty International report. 

Brexit

May’s deal ‘is going to come back’ according to Open Europe director

May’s deal ‘is going to come back’ according to Open Europe director

Michael Gove’s former advisor Henry Newman has said the Prime Minister could still convince MPs to back her Brexit deal.

Philip Hammond

5 key announcements from the Spring statement

5 key announcements from the Spring statement

From supercomputers to knife crime funding, here are the key announcements in the chancellor's Spring statement.

Theresa May

PMQs: May insists UK will leave with a 'good deal' on March 29

PMQs: May insists UK will leave with a 'good deal' on March 29

The Prime Minister told MPs she still believes the UK can leave with a “good deal” on the 29 March.

MPs reject no-deal under any circumstance

MPs reject no-deal under any circumstance

MPs have voted to rule out a no-deal Brexit under any circumstance in a major defeat for Theresa May.

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson: Police funding 'spaffed up the wall' investigating historic sex abuse

Boris Johnson: Funding 'spaffed up the wall' investigating historic sex abuse

The former cabinet minister claimed looking into historic child sex abuse cases had wasted an "awful lot" of police funding.

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Remainers would ask for third referendum if they lost again

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Remainers would ask for third referendum if they lost again

The Conservative politician said a second referendum would not be a "solution" to Brexit.

James Cleverly

'Deeply unfair' to criticise Theresa May for handling of Brexit

'Deeply unfair' to criticise Theresa May for handling of Brexit

Deputy Conservative chair James Cleverly has said the Prime Minister "inherited" Brexit, and should therefore not be blamed for her handling of it.

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage: No-deal Brexit is an 'act of liberation'

Nigel Farage: No-deal Brexit is an 'act of liberation'

The former UKIP leader has called for politicians to "grasp" the prospect of a no-deal Brexit, claiming it would be an "act of liberation" for the UK.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Nigel Dodds

What is the 'Star Chamber'?

What is the 'Star Chamber'?

Mentions of the 'Star Chamber' have been banded about in the world of politics this week - but what is it?

'Deep regret' that police not told child sex abuse claim about senior MP

'Deep regret' that police not told child sex abuse claim about senior MP

Margaret Thatcher has been accused of protecting a Conservative MP under suspicion of child abuse, according to disclosed MI5 files.

Gove and Johnson

Brexiteers didn't have 'courage' to tell voters of Brexit consequences

Brexiteers didn't have 'courage' to tell voters of Brexit consequences

Stephen Gethins MP has accused Brexit-backing politicians of not having the "courage" to tell voters what Brexit would mean for the UK.

Theresa May

Theresa May's Brexit deal rejected

Theresa May's Brexit deal rejected

Theresa May's Brexit deal has been defeated by a majority of 149 votes.

Pro-EU activists set up satirical 'March to Leave' website to troll Nigel Farage

Pro-EU activists set up satirical 'March to Leave' website to mock Nigel Farage

Pro-EU activists set up satirical 'March to Leave' website to mock Nigel Farage

Anti-Brexit group Led By Donkeys has created a rival website for the ‘March to Leave’ – which encourages Brexiteers to march from Sunderland to London in support of Brexit.

Tom Watson

Labour must restore 'tolerance' or face split, warns Tom Watson

Labour must restore 'tolerance' or face split, warns Tom Watson

Labour deputy leader Tom Watson has said the party must restore “pluralism and tolerance” or risk the biggest schism in its history.

Stephen Barclay

Brexit Secretary admits changes do not prevent indefinite backstop

Brexit Secretary admits changes do not prevent indefinite backstop

Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay has admitted that the UK could remain indefinitely within the backstop despite the changes secured to the withdrawal agreement.

Geoffrey Cox

Geoffrey Cox: May's deal could leave us trapped in backstop

Geoffrey Cox: May's deal could leave us trapped in backstop

Theresa May's last-minute Brexit agreements "reduce the risk" that the UK could be trapped indefinitely in the backstop, but do not remove it altogether, the Attorney General has told the House of Commons.

Kate Hoey

Kate Hoey: 'Ridiculous' for vote to go ahead tonight

Kate Hoey: 'Ridiculous' for vote to go ahead tonight

Labour leaver Kate Hoey has said it is “ridiculous” MPs must vote on the withdrawal agreement tonight after having less than 24 hours to scrutinise the changes secured by the Prime Minister.

David Davis: Theresa May’s deal will ‘deliver Brexit’ if it has ‘legal force’

David Davis: Theresa May’s deal will deliver Brexit if it has legal force

David Davis: Theresa May’s deal will deliver Brexit if it has legal force

The former Brexit secretary has said that Theresa May’s Brexit deal will deliver Brexit after she insisted that she has secured legally binding changes to her withdrawal agreement.

May urges MPs to back Brexit deal after securing ‘legally binding’ changes

May urges MPs to back Brexit deal after securing ‘legally binding’ changes

May urges MPs to back Brexit deal after securing ‘legally binding’ changes

The Prime Minister has insisted that she has secured “legally binding” changes to the Brexit deal which ensure the Irish backstop cannot be permanent.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019

Theresa May

Brexit minister: Meaningful Vote will be held tomorrow

Brexit minister: Meaningful Vote will be held tomorrow

The government will hold the so-called "meaningful vote" tomorrow, according to junior Brexit minister Robin Walker.

Dawn Butler: ‘We have to have compassion’ for ISIS children

Dawn Butler: ‘We have to have compassion’ for ISIS children

Labour frontbencher Dawn Butler has accused Sajid Javid’s of using so-called ‘ISIS brides’ as “pawns” in his bid to become Conservative leader.

Lord Adonis: Theresa May’s deal is ‘£39bn for a load of junk’

Lord Adonis: Theresa May’s deal is ‘£39bn for a load of junk’

Lord Adonis: Theresa May’s deal is ‘£39bn for a load of junk’

Lord Andrew Adonis has described the prime minister’s Brexit deal as “£39billion for a load of junk” as MPs are set to vote on her withdrawal agreement on Tuesday.

Theresa May fights to save Brexit deal amid warnings of defeat

Theresa May fights to save Brexit deal amid warnings of defeat

Theresa May is battling to save her Brexit strategy amid warnings that she is heading for another crushing defeat in Tuesday's crunch Commons vote.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Friday, March 8, 2019

Theresa May

Theresa May: 'No one knows' what will happen if my deal is rejected

Theresa May: 'No one knows' what will happen if my deal is rejected

The Prime Minister has admitted that "no one knows" what will happen if her Brexit plan is defeated in the House of Commons next week.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Postman

Postman 'threatened with knife' on north London estate

Postman 'threatened with knife' on north London estate

Postmen have stopped delivering mail to a north London estate out of fear out being stabbed.

Dominic Grieve

May ‘powerless’ to control Remain backbenchers

May ‘powerless’ to control Remain backbenchers

Dominic Raab’s former special adviser has warned that remain backbenchers are undermining the government’s Brexit negotiating position my holding meeting with European politicians.

Antisemitism Labour protest

Labour may face statutory investigation over antisemitism

Labour may face statutory investigation over antisemitism

The Labour Party may face an investigation by the nation’s equalities watchdog over complaints about antisemitism within the party.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher 'inspired a generation of young women'

Margaret Thatcher 'inspired a generation of young women'

Labour MP Rachel Reeves has revealed she was inspired to get into politics by the late Margaret Thatcher.

Extending Article 50 would be leaving EU on ‘better terms’

Extending Article 50 could mean leaving EU on ‘better terms’

Extending Article 50 could mean leaving EU on ‘better terms’

Daniel Hannan has said that extending Article 50 could mean leaving the European Union on “better terms” than if the UK went ahead with Brexit this year, despite not agreeing a withdrawal agreement.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tommy Robinson

Police called after Tommy Robinson doorsteps activist

Police called after Tommy Robinson doorsteps activist

Police have been called to the house of an activist who helped crowdfund a legal action against Tommy Robinson, after the anti-Islamist campaigner turned up on his doorstep.

Fiona Onasanya

Disgraced MP loses conviction appeal

Disgraced MP loses conviction appeal

Former Labour MP Fiona Onasanya could now face a by-election after losing an appeal to against her conviction for perverting the course of justice.

Meerkats

Theresa May quoted TV meerkat for a bet

Theresa May quoted TV meerkat for a bet

Theresa May's use of "simples" last week was apparently the result of a bet by her senior advisers. 

Macron

Macron lashes out at 'anger-mongers' who promoted Brexit

Macron lashes out at 'anger-mongers' who promoted Brexit

Emmanuel Macron has called on European leaders to “stand firm” against the “anger-mongers backed by fake news” who promoted Brexit.

Schools need more than ‘elastoplast funding’

Schools need more than ‘elastoplast funding’

The chair of the education select committee has called for a “long-term, ten-year plan” to help cash-strapped schools.

Sammy Wilson

Sammy Wilson: 'Wishful thinking' that Brexit deal will get MPs support

Sammy Wilson: 'Wishful thinking' that Brexit deal will get MPs support

The DUP's Brexit spokesman said it was "wishful thinking" that the Prime Minister's Withdrawal Agreement will be supported in Parliament.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Monday, March 4, 2019

Police

Theresa May 'delusional' on knife crime

Theresa May 'delusional' on knife crime

The Police Federation of England and Wales chairman has called the Prime Minister ‘delusional’ after Theresa May claimed there was no correlation between police cuts and the rise in violent crime.

Dawn Butler

Dawn Butler: Theresa May 'a danger to democracy'

Dawn Butler: Theresa May 'a danger to democracy'

Labour frontbencher Dawn Butler said the Prime Minister’s attempts to “bribe” Labour MPs to vote for her deal were a danger to British democracy.

Jeremy Corbyn

Man charged over Jeremy Corbyn egg attack

Man charged over Jeremy Corbyn egg attack

A man has been charged with assault after Jeremy Corbyn was egged at a north London mosque.

Daniel Janner

Westminster child abuse enquiry branded a 'witch hunt'

Westminster child abuse enquiry branded a 'witch hunt'

An inquiry into historic child sex abuse allegations at Westminster has been branded a “witch hunt against dead politicians” before hearings began today.

Tory MP: ‘We are called right-wing extremists for upholding referendum result’

Tory MP: ‘We are called right-wing extremists for upholding referendum result’

Tory MP: ‘We are called right-wing extremists for upholding referendum result’

Mark Francois, the deputy chair of the European Research Group, has said that the group led by Jacob Rees-Mogg are called “right-wing extremists” for upholding the result of the EU referendum in 2016.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Saturday, March 2, 2019

MPs call for pay rise hike for parliamentary staff

MPs call for pay rise hike for parliamentary staff

MPs call for pay rise hike for parliamentary staff

A controversial pay rise for MPs has seen more than 160 parliamentarians call for an increased wage boost for their staff.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019

Transport secretary branded ‘Failing Grayling’ over Brexit ferry contracts

Transport secretary branded ‘Failing Grayling’ over Brexit ferry contracts

Transport secretary branded ‘Failing Grayling’ over Brexit ferry contracts

The Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesman has nicknamed the transport secretary “Failing Grayling”, after his no-deal Brexit ferry contracts cost taxpayers £33million.

Alberto Costa

Alberto Costa ‘moved to tears’ by response to his amendment

Alberto Costa ‘moved to tears’ by response to his amendment

The MP who was forced to resign from the government after tabling an amendment protecting the rights of EU citizens told talkRADIO it was a cause worth losing his job for.

 A People’s Vote would be ‘divisive not decisive’

Second referendum would be ‘divisive not decisive’

Second referendum would be ‘divisive not decisive’

Health minister Steve Brine has said that a second referendum on Brexit would be “divisive not decisive”.

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage to march 260 miles for Brexit

Nigel Farage to march 260 miles for Brexit

Nigel Farage will lead a 260-mile march from Sunderland to London to protest the Government’s Brexit position.

House of Commons

MP pay debate: Should they get a rise?

MP pay debate: Should they get a rise?

Former MP George Galloway, Sir Alistair Graham and Duncan Simpson from the Taxpayers’ Alliance shared their thoughts on the latest MP salary increase.

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