Politics

Friday, March 1, 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019

Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott's constituency in antisemitism row

Diane Abbott's constituency in antisemitism row

Diane Abbott's constituency has come under fire for passing a motion implying that allegations of institutional antisemitism within the party are false.

George Eustice

George Eustice: Threatening to resign 'no way to behave as a minister'

George Eustice: Threatening to resign 'no way to behave as a minister'

The former environment minister has criticised politicians who "threaten to resign" and "talk about it in the papers".

Jeremy Corbyn

Meg Hillier: Corbyn yet to 'convince us' he could be Prime Minister

Meg Hillier: Corbyn yet to 'convince us' he could be Prime Minister

Labour MP Meg Hillier has said the Labour leader needed to "step up" and tackle alleged antisemitism within the party

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Northern Ireland fishing boats seized by Irish navy

Irish navy impounds British vessels

Irish navy impounds British vessels

Two UK boats have been seized by the Irish Navy for allegedly breaching fishing regulations.

Suzanne Evans

Suzanne Evans suspended from Twitter for 'transphobic' comment

Suzanne Evans suspended from Twitter for 'transphobic' comment

Former UKIP deputy chair Suzanne Evans has had her Twitter account temporarily suspended for breaching the platform’s policy on hateful conduct.

Tony Blair

talkRADIO poll: Just 7% want Tony Blair to return to politics

talkRADIO poll: Just 7% want Tony Blair to return to politics

A talkRADIO poll has found only 7 per cent of respondents would like Tony Blair to return to politics with a role in the Independent Group.

MPs receive pay rise taking salary to nearly £80,000

MPs' basic pay to increase to £79,468

MPs' basic pay to increase to £79,468

MPs will receive a pay rise of 2.7 per cent from April, taking their basic salary for 2019/2020 from £77,379 to £79,468, it has been announced.

IDS

Iain Duncan Smith: 'No-deal is not some bleak prospect'

Iain Duncan Smith: 'No-deal is not some bleak prospect'

The former Conservative leader has dismissed claims that a no-deal Brexit could be "catastrophic".

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

MPs reject Labour’s plan in latest Brexit votes

MPs reject Labour’s plan in latest Brexit votes

MPs reject Labour’s plan in latest Brexit votes

Labour’s plans – which proposed that the UK join a customs union with the EU – have been defeated by 323 to 240 votes.

Antisemitism protest

Jewish community 'totally estranged' from Labour

Jewish community 'totally estranged' from Labour

British Jews are beginning to feel “totally estranged” from Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour, according to the chair of the Jewish Leadership Council.

Funeral

Child burial fee delay 'incredibly painful for families'

Child burial fee delay 'incredibly painful for families'

Plans to waive child burial fees for bereaved families will not be implemented until the summer, Theresa May has announced.

Theresa May

Theresa May calls for suspension of Labour MP Chris Williamson

Theresa May calls for suspension of Labour MP Chris Williamson

The Prime Minister has called for Chris Williamson to be suspended, following his comments that the Labour Party had been "too apologetic" over antisemitism claims.

Chris Williamson

Corbyn ally under fire for claiming Labour 'too apologetic' over antisemitism

Corbyn ally under fire for claiming Labour 'too apologetic' over antisemitism

Labour MP Chris Williamson has been criticised for saying his party had been "too apologetic" over alleged antisemitism.

Dominic Grieve

Dominic Grieve: No-deal Brexit would be 'catastrophic'

Dominic Grieve: No-deal Brexit would be 'catastrophic'

The former Attorney General told Julia Hartley-Brewer he would "not allow" a no-deal Brexit to take place, and would do "everything possible" to achieve his goal.

Sir Bill Cash: 'Appalling to see' MPs reversing their votes on Brexit

Sir Bill Cash: 'Appalling to see' MPs reversing their votes on Brexit

The politician said Cabinet members who had spoken out against leaving the EU should be "sacked".

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: ‘We are almost in the worst crisis since Second World War’

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: ‘We are almost in the worst crisis since WWII'

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: ‘We are almost in the worst crisis since WWII'

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown has described the UK as “almost in the worst crisis since the Second World War”, after Theresa May announced MPs will be able to have a fresh vote on the Brexit deal by 12 March.

Emily Thornberry: Theresa May ‘soldiers on without carrying anyone with her’

Emily Thornberry: Theresa May ‘soldiers on without carrying anyone with her’

Emily Thornberry: Theresa May ‘soldiers on without carrying anyone with her’

The shadow Foreign Secretary has accused the prime minister of “soldiering on” without the support of the rest of her party, after Theresa May told MPs on Tuesday that there was a possibility of extending Article 50 until June.

Theresa May

Theresa May: Extension to Article 50 possible

Theresa May: Extension to Article 50 possible

The Prime Minister has said that if Parliament cannot agree a deal, but rejects leaving without one, the government will seek to extend Article 50.

Fiona Onasanya is a 'hopeless' MP

Fiona Onasanya is a 'hopeless' MP

Former Conservative MP for Peterborough, Stewart Jackson, has accused his successor Fiona Onasanya - who was released from jail today - as a "hopeless" MP.

Mike Graham and Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell: Mike Graham is 'angry and discombobulated'

Alastair Campbell: Mike Graham is 'angry and discombobulated'

Discussions got heated between talkRADIO’s Mike Graham and Alastair Campbell as the pair disagreed over whether MPs were deliberately obstructing Brexit.

Charlie Mullins pledges support for Independent Group

Charlie Mullins pledges support for Independent Group

The founder of Pimlico Plumbers has announced he will donate to The Independent Group to prevent a no-deal Brexit.

UKIP

Gerard Batten: We have to make UKIP a 'credible electoral threat'

Gerard Batten: We have to make UKIP a 'credible electoral threat'

The UKIP leader has claimed the only way to ensure Brexit happens is for his party to become a "credible electoral threat"

Fiona

Disgraced MP Fiona Onasanya freed early from jail

Disgraced MP Fiona Onasanya freed early from jail

A former Labour Party MP has been released from prison after serving a month of sentence for perverting the course of justice.

Julia Hartley-Brewer

Julia: 'Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are unprincipled, dishonest, cynical, devious, inadequate, incompetent political pygmies'

Julia slams Jeremy Corbyn for backing second referendum

Julia Hartley-Brewer has slammed Jeremy Corbyn for choosing to back a second referendum.

Pro-Brexit

Daniel Hannan: Second referendum would be 'catastrophic' for democracy

Daniel Hannan: Second referendum would be 'catastrophic' for democracy

Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan has warned that if the Labour Party "get their way" on a second referendum the results could be "catastrophic".

Peter Bone

Peter Bone: Remainer MPs should 'shut up or resign'

Peter Bone: Remainer MPs should 'shut up or resign'

The Conservative MP has revealed he is "pretty fed up" with colleagues who have complained about leaving the EU without a deal, despite previously supporting it.

Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour will back second EU referendum

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour will back second EU referendum

The Labour Party has announced it will back a second referendum to prevent a "damaging Tory Brexit" if its withdrawal plan is rejected by MPs this week.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

Damian Hinds

New sex-ed guidelines will 'keep children safe'

New sex-ed guidelines will 'keep children safe'

The education secretary accepted there were “understandable and legitimate concerns” about sex and relationship education, but said new government guidelines will “keep children safe”.

Dawn Butler

Dawn Butler: Labour ‘unfairly scapegoated’ over antisemitism

Dawn Butler: Labour ‘unfairly scapegoated’ over antisemitism

The Labour Party is being “unfairly scapegoated” over accusations of institutional antisemitism, shadow cabinet member Dawn Butler said today.

Owen and Julia

Owen Paterson MP: Prime Minister 'quite right' to delay Brexit vote

Owen Paterson MP: Prime Minister 'quite right' to delay Brexit vote

The former environment secretary has said Theresa May is "quite right" to delay a meaningful vote on the final Brexit deal.

Damian Hinds

Education secretary defends adding FGM to curriculum in sex-ed shake-up

Education secretary defends adding FGM to curriculum in sex-ed shake-up

Damian Hinds has defended a decision to add FGM to the curriculum, and revealed it has been 19 years since sex education guidance was last updated.

Tim Farron

Tim Farron to Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'You're living in fantasy land!'

Tim Farron to Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'You're living in fantasy land!'

The Lib Dem MP clashed with Julia Hartley-Brewer over the future of food post-Brexit, accusing the breakfast show host of "living in fantasy land".

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Lord Adonis: Theresa May ‘behaved like an ostrich’

Lord Adonis: Theresa May ‘behaved like an ostrich’

Lord Adonis: Theresa May ‘behaved like an ostrich’

Lord Andrew Adonis has accused the prime minister of behaving “like an ostrich” after the significant defeat on her Brexit deal in January.

Founder of Renew: The traditional parties are ‘not fit for purpose’

Traditional political parties ‘not fit for purpose’

Traditional political parties ‘not fit for purpose’

James Clarke, one of the founders of the political party Renew, has said that people feel the traditional parties are “not fit for purpose”, as Ian Austin became the ninth MP to leave the Labour party this week.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

Chris Williamson: ‘Ian Austin is no loss to the Labour party’

Chris Williamson: ‘Ian Austin is no loss to the Labour party’

Chris Williamson: ‘Ian Austin is no loss to the Labour party’

Labour’s Chris Williamson has said that Ian Austin, who left the party on Friday, “is no loss to the Labour party”.

Essex University

Essex University suspends staff member over anti-semitism allegations

Essex University suspends staff member over anti-semitism allegations

Essex University has suspended a staff member following allegations of anti-semitism on campus.

Sir Ed Davey

'Step up to the plate' and bring IS teen home, MP urges Sajid Javid

'Step up to the plate' and bring IS teen home, MP urges Sajid Javid

In an interview on the Matthew Wright show, Sir Ed Davey said the the IS teen was a "British citizen" and therefore a "British responsibility".

Ian Austin

Resignation watch: Ian Austin becomes ninth Labour MP to resign

Resignation watch: Ian Austin becomes ninth Labour MP to resign

Ian Austin has become the ninth Labour MP in a week to quit Jeremy Corbyn's party, claiming there was a "culture of extremism, antisemitism and intolerance".

Dominic Grieve

Dominic Grieve prepared to resign in event of no-deal Brexit

Dominic Grieve prepared to resign in event of no-deal Brexit

The Conservative MP has revealed he would resign from the party if it "becomes apparent" the government is pursuing a no-deal Brexit.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Theresa May to defectors: ‘I do not accept the picture you paint of our party’

Theresa May to defectors: ‘I do not accept the picture you paint of our party’

Theresa May to defectors: ‘I do not accept the picture you paint of our party’

The prime minister has told the three MPs who left her party that she does not “accept the picture” that they portray of the Conservative party.

Chris Davies

Welsh Conservative MP charged over fraudulent expenses claims

Welsh Conservative MP charged over fraudulent expenses claims

A Welsh Conservative MP has been charged in connection with allegations over fraudulent expenses claims.

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour defectors must stand for re-election

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour defectors must stand for re-election

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour defectors must stand for re-election

Jeremy Corbyn has said that the eight Labour MPs who resigned from his party over claims of antisemitism should resign and fight by-elections.

The Independent Group

Majority of electorate would vote for 'parrot on a stick'

Majority of electorate would vote for 'parrot on a stick'

Tribal party loyalties mean The Independent Group has "no chance" of breaking the mould of British politics, according to a leading pollster.

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

Top Corbyn ally brands Labour splitters 'scabs' in fiery speech

Top Corbyn ally brands Labour splitters 'scabs' in fiery speech

A top Corbyn ally has blasted the eight Labour splitters in a fiery speech obtained by talkRADIO.

Luciana Berger

Lord Finkelstein 'cried tears of despair' over Labour antisemitism claims

Lord Finkelstein 'cried tears of despair' over Labour antisemitism claims

The Conservative peer admitted he cried when he heard Luciana Berger recounting her experiences of antisemitism in the Labour Party.

Sir Bill Cash

Sir Bill Cash: 'I've been known as a rebel - but I never voted against the British people'

'I've been known as a rebel - but I never voted against the British people'

Sir Bill Cash has expressed his confusion at three Conservative MPs leaving the party over Brexit.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Layla Moran

Layla Moran MP: Liberal Democrats plan to work with Independent Group

Layla Moran MP: Liberal Democrats plan to work with Independent Group

The Liberal Democrats plan to work with the breakaway Independent Group MPs, Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran confirmed on Wednesday.

Shamima Begum

Government must prove Shamima Begum is ‘threat to the country’

Government must prove Shamima Begum is ‘threat to the country’

The government will have to prove Shamima Begum poses a risk to national security in order to take away her British citizenship, according to a leading human rights lawyer.

Labour splitters

Stephen Pollard: Resignations a 'shocking indictment' of Corbyn's Labour

Stephen Pollard: Resignations a 'shocking indictment' of Corbyn's Labour

The editor of the Jewish Chronicle said this has been “one of the worst weeks for British politics in my lifetime” after an eighth Labour MP resigned from the party last night.

PMQS: Theresa May says Atlee will be ‘spinning’ in his grave over Corbyn’s Labour

Theresa May: Clement Atlee will be 'spinning' in his grave

Theresa May: Clement Atlee will be 'spinning' in his grave

​​​​​​​The Prime Minister has said that former Labour politicians Clement Atlee and Aneurin Bevan – who established the NHS - would be “spinning in their graves” over his treatment of the Labour party.

Three Conservative MPs quit party to join Independent Group

Three Conservative MPs quit party to join Independent Group

Three Conservative MPs quit party to join Independent Group

Three Conservative MPs have announced they are leaving the party to join the new Independent Group.

Joan Ryan

Eighth Labour MP quits party to join Independent Group

Eighth Labour MP quits party to join Independent Group

An eighth Labour MP has quit the party to join the breakaway Independent Group in protest at Jeremy Corbyn's leadership.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Derek Hatton

Derek Hatton rejoins Labour after 34 years

Derek Hatton rejoins Labour after 34 years

Derek Hatton, the former deputy leader of Liverpool city, has reentered the Labour Party 34 years after his expulsion for being a member of Trotskyite grouping Militant.

Annapurna Guesthouse

TripAdvisor suspends reviews for B&B connected to Brexit Party

TripAdvisor suspends reviews for B&B connected to Brexit Party

TripAdvisor have suspended reviews for the Norfolk Bed and Breakfast owned by Brexit Party founder Catherine Blaiklock due to an influx of fake reviews.

Love Island cast

Teach teens to sew to stop them 'slavishingly following Love Island fashion'

Teach teens to sew to stop them 'slavishingly following Love Island fashion'

Teenagers should stop “slavishly following Love Island fashion” and pick up a needle and thread, according to Environment Audit Committee chair Mary Creagh MP.

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