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Monday, September 17, 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018

News round-up: The week's top stories

News round-up: The week's top stories

News round-up: The week's top stories

In case you missed it, here's our guide to the top news stories over the last week.

Labour calls for ban on early baby gender tests

Labour calls for ban on early baby gender tests

The call comes amid concerns that some could choose to terminate the pregnancy because of a fetus's sex.

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British soldier calls for help from Jeremy Hunt after being sentenced to jail for fighting ISIS

Former soldier sentenced to jail for fighting ISIS

A former soldier sentenced to jail in Turkey after fighting the Islamic State terror group is "begging" for a firm intervention from the UK Government.

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Sir Vince Cable on Brexit: 'Remain is almost certain to be a good deal better'

Sir Vince Cable on Brexit: 'Remain is almost certain to be a good deal better'

Lib Dem leader, Vince Cable, has clashed with Julia Hartley-Brewer after claiming a second Brexit referendum is needed as the "world has moved on enormously" since the original vote.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Friday, September 14, 2018

Labour unlikely to back government on Brexit deal, says Emily Thornberry

Labour unlikely to back government on Brexit deal, says Emily Thornberry

She said they would not vote for a "flimsy bit of paper" simply because the government said the alternative was no-deal.

Lord Heseltine

Lord Heseltine tells James Whale his solution to Brexit

Lord Heseltine's solution to Brexit

The Conservative politician has revealed his three step solution for a successful Brexit

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Brian McFadden: ‘I have a strong feeling we might see a united Ireland’ after Brexit

Brian McFadden: ‘I have a strong feeling we might see a united Ireland’ after Brexit

Brian McFadden: ‘I have a feeling we might see a united Ireland’ after Brexit

Brian McFadden has said that he has “a strong feeling” that Brexit could force a united Ireland because “most people in Northern Ireland don’t want Brexit”.

No-deal Brexit papers: The key points

No-deal Brexit papers: The key points

A new batch of no-deal contingency plans have been published by the government.

James Cleverly MP on Tory leadership battle: ‘Who would you put your money on? Usain Bolt or Mo Farah?’

James Cleverly MP on Tory leadership battle: ‘Who would you put your money on? Usain Bolt or Mo Farah?’

James Cleverly on Tory leadership battle: ‘It's between Usain Bolt and Mo Farah’

James Cleverly, the Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party asked talkRADIO’s James Whale who he would put money on for a running race, Usain Bolt or Mo Farah to explain why “there is no point now speculating who the best leader is going to be until we know what the challenges are”.

'Corbynistas' encourage 'aggressive action', says Robert Halfon on Jacob Rees-Mogg protest

'Corbynistas' encourage 'aggressive action', says Robert Halfon on Jacob Rees-Mogg protest

'Corbynistas' encourage 'aggressive action', says Robert Halfon

Robert Halfon MP told Julia Hartley-Brewer that 'Corbynistas' encourage aggression against Conservatives

Treasury officials ‘too young and inexperienced’ to make good decisions, says think tank

Treasury officials ‘too young and inexperienced’ to make good decisions, says think tank

Treasury officials ‘too inexperienced’ to make good decisions, says think tank

Treasury officials are “too young and inexperienced” to make good decisions about how to spend taxpayers’ money, said a think tank.

Ian Bone

Ian Bone: Who is the protester who harassed Jacob Rees-Mogg?

Ian Bone: Who is the protester who harassed Jacob Rees-Mogg?

Anarchist protester Ian Bone has come under fire after confronting Jacob Rees-Mogg's children, but who is the man behind the headlines?

Mobile phone firms urged to avoid EU roaming charges after Brexit

Mobile phone firms urged to avoid EU roaming charges after Brexit

The Government would legislate to introduce a cap on charges if there is a no-deal scenario.

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Chris Heaton-Harris MP: Cabinet meeting will 'mitigate all risk' of a no-deal Brexit

Cabinet meeting will 'mitigate all risk' of no-deal Brexit says MP

Today's meeting of the cabinet will "mitigate all risk" of a no-deal Brexit, Chris Heaton-Harris has told Julia Hartley-Brewer

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Confronting Rees-Mogg's children was 'really scummy' says Neil Coyle MP

Confronting Rees-Mogg children was 'really scummy' says MP

The approach on Jacob Rees-Mogg's children by protestors was "a really, really scummy thing to do" Neil Coyle MP has said.

Theresa May to hold cabinet meeting on no-deal Brexit plans

Theresa May to hold cabinet meeting on no-deal Brexit plans

Theresa May to hold cabinet meeting on no-deal Brexit plans

Prime Minister Theresa May will address the cabinet today to discuss plans for a no-deal Brexit, as documents setting out the UK's contingency plans are published

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Chris Williamson: ‘Jeremy Corbyn has spent his entire life fighting discrimination’

Chris Williamson: ‘Jeremy has spent his entire life fighting discrimination’

The Labour MP accused the "establishment" of putting a “black mark” against Corbyn in his three years in charge.

Why did Jeremy Corbyn have wheat in his pocket at PMQs?

Why did Jeremy Corbyn have wheat in his pocket at PMQs?

Why did Jeremy Corbyn have wheat in his pocket at PMQs?

Jeremy Corbyn and other MPs confused some viewers by wearing wheat on their lapels at Prime Minister's Questions

Tom Watson reveals his Type 2 diabetes is in 'remission' after lifestyle change

Tom Watson reveals his Type 2 diabetes is in 'remission' after lifestyle change

Labour's deputy has lost more than seven stone and reversed his condition.

Ian Bone to the Rees-Mogg children: 'Your daddy is a totally horrible person'

Ian Bone to the Rees-Mogg children: 'Your daddy is a totally horrible person'

Jacob Rees-Mogg and his family were confronted by protestors outside their London home.

Theresa May

Fifty MPs hold meeting on ousting Theresa May

Fifty MPs hold meeting on ousting Theresa May

Around 50 Conservative MPs are believed to have gathered to discuss ways of unseating the Prime Minister

Chequers proposal 'designed to keep us in the EU', Brexiteer economist tells Julia Hartley-Brewer

Chequers proposal 'designed to keep us in the EU', Brexiteer economist tells Julia Hartley-Brewer

Chequers proposal 'designed to keep us in the EU', says Brexiteer economist

Professor Patrick Minford, one of the authors of a report endorsed by Jacob Rees-Mogg AND Boris Johnson, says a no-deal Brexit could lead to economic growth

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Jacob Rees-Mogg: ‘Boris will not be the first or last politician to have issues with his marriage’

Jacob Rees-Mogg: ‘Boris will not be the first or last politician to have issues with his marriage’

Jacob Rees-Mogg: ‘Boris is not the first to have issues with his marriage'

Jacob Rees-Mogg has said that the controversy around Boris Johnson and his divorce will not affect the Brexit cause, after the Economists for Free Trade event at Parliament.

Peter Bone

Peter Bone MP: There's no alternative to Chequers deal

Peter Bone MP: No alternative to Chequers deal

Peter Bone MP tells Julia Hartley-Brewer that there is no alternative to Theresa May's Chequers deal

Boris Johnson responds to backlash over ‘suicide vest’ column

Boris Johnson responds to backlash over ‘suicide vest’ column

Boris Johnson responds to backlash over ‘suicide vest’ column

Boris Johnson has said that talkRADIO should read his Daily Mail column “to your readers” to “declaim it” after Mr Johnson received backlash for comparing Theresa May’s Brexit strategy to a “suicide vest”.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn calls antisemitism allegations 'painful'

Jeremy Corbyn calls antisemitism allegations 'painful'

Jeremy Corbyn calls antisemitism allegations 'painful'

Jeremy Corbyn has spoken about the antisemitism allegations levelled at him, saying he found them 'very painful' and has spent his life 'opposing racism'

Fans watching England's World Cup game against Croatia in Hyde Park

World Cup and heatwave helps UK economy 'bounce back'

World Cup and heatwave helps UK economy 'bounce back'

he Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the economy expanded 0.3% in July.

Sophia Gaston: Sweden Democrats have put immigration issues ‘front and centre’

Sophia Gaston: Sweden Democrats have put immigration issues ‘front and centre’

Sophia Gaston: Sweden Democrats have put immigration issues ‘front and centre’

Sophia Gaston from the Henry Jackson Society has said that the Sweden Democrats have “utterly shaped the agenda” of the Swedish General Election.

Andrew Bridgen: The public find Boris Johnson 'refreshing'

Andrew Bridgen: The public find Boris Johnson 'refreshing'

Andrew Bridgen: The public find Boris Johnson 'refreshing'

Andrew Bridgen came to the defence of the former Foreign Secretary after his "suicide vest" Brexit comments.

Former Brexit minister warns Tory party faces ‘catastrophic split’ over May’s Brexit proposals

Former Brexit minister warns Tory party faces ‘catastrophic split’ over May’s Brexit proposals

Former Brexit minister warns Tory party faces ‘catastrophic split’ over Brexit

Former Brexit minister Steve Baker said the Conservative Party faces a “catastrophic split” if Prime Minister Theresa May sticks with her Chequers plan on Brexit.

Swedish nationalist party gains votes in general election, as ruling party has its worst ever result

Swedish nationalist party gains votes in general election, as ruling party has its worst ever result

Swedish nationalist party gains votes in general election

Sweden’s ruling party has had its worst ever election result as the nationalist group Sweden Democrats made significant gains in the vote, preliminary results showed.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Friday, September 7, 2018

Chris Williamson tells Dan Wootton: ‘Labour has never been more united' as Tony Blair criticises Corbyn era

Chris Williamson tells Dan Wootton: ‘Labour has never been more united' as Tony Blair criticises Corbyn era

Chris Williamson tells Dan Wootton: ‘Labour has never been more united'

The MP came to the defence of Jeremy Corbyn after Tony Blair said Labour had become a 'different party'.

Vince Cable: ‘I worry about Boris Johnson’s politics’

Vince Cable: ‘I worry about Boris Johnson’s politics’

Vince Cable: ‘I worry about Boris Johnson’s politics’

Sir Vince Cable has said that he worries about Boris Johnson’s politics and him “dabbling in identity politics associated with Steve Bannon” but that “it has nothing to do with his sex life”.

Theresa May ‘confident’ in Northern Ireland Secretary despite lack of knowledge in Northern Ireland politics

Theresa May ‘confident’ in Northern Ireland Secretary despite lack of knowledge in Northern Ireland politics

Theresa May ‘confident’ in Northern Ireland Secretary despite lack of knowledge

Prime Minister Theresa May retains confidence in Karen Bradley despite her admission that she did not initially understand Northern Irish politics, Number 10 said.

Reforms to hereditary peers put the British monarchy at risk, peer suggests

Reforms to hereditary peers put the British monarchy at risk, peer suggests

Reforms to hereditary peers put the British monarchy at risk, peer suggests

British monarchy could be at risk if proposals to scrap the election of aristocrats to the House of Lords are approved, a peer has claimed.

Boris Johnson and wife Marina divorcing after 25 years of marriage

Boris Johnson and wife Marina divorcing after 25 years of marriage

Boris Johnson and wife Marina divorcing after 25 years of marriage

Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and his wife Marina Wheeler have announced that they have separated and going through the divorce process.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Thursday, September 6, 2018

UK novichok allegations backed by allies

UK novichok allegations backed by allies

US President Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau issued a joint statement with Mrs May.

Cockapoo named Corbyn tops public poll at Westminster Dog of the Year competition

Cockapoo named Corbyn tops public poll at Westminster Dog of the Year

A cockapoo called Corbyn named after the Labour leader has topped a public poll.

David Davis to share a platform with Nigel Farage at Leave Means Leave rally

David Davis to share a platform with Nigel Farage at Leave Means Leave rally

David Davis to share a platform with Nigel Farage at Leave Means Leave rally

The former Brexit Secretary David Davis is to appear at a rally along with Nigel Farage for the Leave means Leave campaign, it has been announced.

Twitter boss admits algorithms unfairly filtered 600,000 accounts

Twitter boss admits algorithms unfairly filtered 600,000 accounts

Twitter boss admits algorithms unfairly filtered 600,000 accounts

Twitter’s systems unfairly filtered 600,000 accounts including some belonging to members of US Congress, Chief Executive Jack Dorsey has admitted.

Trump may slap tariffs of up to 25% on $200bn of Chinese goods

Trump may slap tariffs of up to 25% on $200bn of Chinese goods

China said it is ready to impose retaliatory tariffs on 60 billion dollars' worth (£46 billion) of US goods if that happens.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The ‘scallop wars’ are over as UK and France reach an agreement

The ‘scallop wars’ are over as UK and France reach an agreement

The ‘scallop wars’ are over as UK and France reach an agreement

An agreement has been reached on the principles of a deal to end the ‘scallop wars’ in the English Channel, the UK and French governments have said.

Danny DeVito: Corbyn's past has been 'dug up' to make him 'look bad'

Danny DeVito: Corbyn's past has been 'dug up' to make him 'look bad'

The hollywood actor has come to the defence of the Labour leader.

Laura Perrins: Hate crimes would 'inevitably be extended to include to misandry'

Laura Perrins: Hate crimes would 'inevitably be extended to include to misandry'

Laura Perrins: Hate crimes would 'inevitably be extended to include to misandry'

Laura Perrins has said that the call for MPs to vote to make misogyny a hate crime would “inevitably have to be extended to misandry” because the system cannot only consider “hate against women an aggravating factor”.

Andy Burnham calls for Brexit to be postponed to 'guard against' a no-deal exit

Andy Burnham calls for Brexit to be postponed to 'guard against' a no-deal exit

The Greater Manchester Mayor believes that the Article 50 negotiation period should be extended beyond March 2019

Opinion: By backing a second referendum, GMB show commitment to workers' rights where Labour have failed

Opinion: By backing a second referendum, GMB show commitment to workers' rights where Labour have failed

Opinion: By backing a second referendum, GMB show commitment to workers' rights

Angus Brown of Our Future, Our Choice writes that a second referendum is not about politics, but protecting the workers of Britain

Protesters outside Labour HQ on Tuesday afternoon

Labour have a 'blindspot' when it comes to antisemitism, says Karen Pollock

Labour have a 'blindspot' when it comes to antisemitism, says Karen Pollock

The Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust says the antisemitism row still isn't over.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Chris Williamson: NEC should add 'caveat' to IHRA examples to preserve freedom of speech

Chris Williamson: NEC should add 'caveat' to IHRA examples to preserve freedom of speech

Williamson: NEC should add 'caveat' to IHRA examples to preserve free speech

Labour MP Chris Williamson has defended the re-election of Peter Willsman to Labour’s National Executive Committee.

GMB union calls for a public vote on the Brexit deal

GMB union calls for a public vote on the Brexit deal

GMB union calls for a public vote on the Brexit deal

One of the UK’s largest trade unions has called for a public vote on the final Brexit deal, because it says promises made during the EU referendum campaign are “not the reality we are facing”.

Vince Cable: ‘I don’t want some self-indulgent leadership contest’

Vince Cable: ‘I don’t want some self-indulgent leadership contest’

Vince Cable: ‘I don’t want some self-indulgent leadership contest’

Liberal Democrats leader Vince Cable has denied that he will be stepping down as leader because he does not want his party “to get into some self-indulgent leadership contest”.

Nigel Lawson: Theresa May has been ‘consumed by political ambition’ amid claims her leadership is under threat

Nigel Lawson: Theresa May has been ‘consumed by political ambition’ amid claims her leadership is under threat

Nigel Lawson: Theresa May has been ‘consumed by political ambition’

Nigel Lawson has said that Boris Johnson is not “rare” in politics to be ambitious and that Theresa May has been the most “consumed by political ambition” amid claims Brexiteers are seeking to remove the Prime Minister over her Chequers plan.

MPs to vote on proposal to make misogyny a hate crime

MPs to vote on proposal to make misogyny a hate crime

MPs to vote on proposal to make misogyny a hate crime

Misogyny could be treated as a hate crime under new laws banning upskirting that are due to be voted on by MPs.

Best for Britain launch campaign supporting a vote on the final Brexit deal

Best for Britain launch campaign supporting a vote on the final Brexit deal

Best for Britain launch campaign supporting a vote on the final Brexit deal

Best for Britain have launched a £200,000 national campaign supporting a public vote on the final Brexit deal.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Monday, September 3, 2018

 ‘Scallop wars’: What will happen to UK fishing after Brexit?

‘Scallop wars’: What will happen to UK fishing after Brexit?

‘Scallop wars’: What will happen to UK fishing after Brexit?

The UK fishing industry has been vocal about the opportunities leaving the EU could provide, and after UK fishing boats clashed with French boats in a so-called scallop war last week it is clear that tension between UK fishermen and their EU counterparts are high.

Boris Johnson attacks Theresa May’s Chequers plan saying it will lead ‘a victory for the EU’

Boris Johnson attacks Theresa May’s Chequers plan saying it will lead ‘a victory for the EU’

Boris Johnson attacks Theresa May’s Chequers plan

Boris Johnson attacked the Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy saying that it can only lead to victory for the European Union.

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