Politics

Friday, November 2, 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018

The Conservatives problem is perception, 'not policy', says thinktank

The Conservatives' problem is perception, 'not policy', says thinktank

The Conservatives' problem is perception, 'not policy', says thinktank

A spokesperson for the Centre of Policy Studies has said the Conservatives have a problem with perception not policy, after a new study reveals the majority of young people support Thatcherism. 

Amber Rudd ‘failed’ by officials over Windrush scandal

Amber Rudd ‘failed’ by officials over Windrush scandal handling

Amber Rudd ‘failed’ by officials over Windrush scandal handling

Former Home Office Amber Rudd was failed by her officials during the row over immigration policy that led to her resignation as home secretary.

If nothing is wrong it does raise questions as to why it has been referred to the NCA, says criminal barrister

If 'nothing is wrong' it does 'raise questions' as to why Leave.EU has been referred to the NCA, says criminal barrister

If nothing is wrong with Leave.EU, 'it raise questions,' says criminal barrister

Criminal Barrister Osman Osman has said that if it is found that Arron Banks has done “nothing wrong” then it raises questions as to why the case has been referred to the National Crime Agency.

Tracey Crouch will be ‘a huge loss’, says chair of parliamentary group on betting

Tracey Crouch will be ‘a huge loss’, says chair of parliamentary group on betting

Tracey Crouch will be ‘a huge loss’, says Labour MP Carolyn Harris

Carolyn Harris, the chair of the fixed odds betting terminals all party parliamentary group has said that Tracey Crouch was a “principled woman” and a “huge loss” to the Government.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Tracey Crouch resigns as sports minister over betting crackdown ‘delay’

Tracey Crouch resigns as sports minister over betting crackdown ‘delay’

Tracey Crouch resigns as sports minister over betting crackdown ‘delay’

Sport minister Tracey Crouch has resigned over delays to cut fixed-odds betting from £100 to £2 a time.

Downing Street and Michel Barnier play down reports of UK-EU services deal

Downing Street and Michel Barnier play down reports of UK-EU services deal

Downing Street and Michel Barnier play down reports of UK-EU services deal

Downing Street and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier have rejected reports that a tentative deal has been reached on services and the exchange of data

Labour could be ‘wiped out’ if it betrays the Brexit vote, says ex-chair of Vote Leave

Ex-chair of Vote Leave: Labour could be ‘wiped out’ if it tries to block Brexit

Ex-chair of Vote Leave: Labour could be ‘wiped out’ if it tries to block Brexit

Gisela Stuart, the former chair of Vote Leave warned Labour MPs that voting for Theresa May’s Chequers deal was “dangerous” for the party and that “even established parties could be wiped out”.

Arron Banks and Leave.EU associates referred to the National Crime Agency

Arron Banks and Leave.EU associates referred to the National Crime Agency

Arron Banks and Leave.EU associates referred to the National Crime Agency

Arron Banks and others associated with the Leave.EU campaign have been referred by the Electoral Commission to the National Crime Agency for alleged criminal offences around donations

Lord Archer: 'It shocks me the Conservatives are up in the polls - we're tearing ourselves apart'

Lord Archer: 'It shocks me the Conservatives are up in the polls - we're tearing ourselves apart'

Lord Archer: Conservative party 'tearing ourselves apart'

Lord Jeffrey Archer tells Julia Hartley-Brewer that he thinks the Conservatives could lose the next election

Pound sterling rises after speculation on a 'promising' Brexit deal

Pound sterling rises after speculation on a 'promising' Brexit deal

Dominic Raab suggested a deal could be finalised within three weeks, and reports suggest it would allow access to EU markets for UK service providers

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Brexit Secretary suggests EU withdrawal deal may be done within three weeks

Dominic Raab suggests EU withdrawal deal may be done within three weeks

Dominic Raab suggests EU withdrawal deal may be done within three weeks

Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has indicated that he expects a deal on Britain’s EU withdrawal to be finalised by November 21.

George Osborne: Bringing immigration into Brexit debate was 'lethal'

George Osborne: Bringing immigration into Brexit debate was 'lethal'

George Osborne: Bringing immigration into Brexit debate was 'lethal'

Former Chancellor George Osborne said that the Conservative government 'opened the door' to the EU referendum by letting immigration concerns mix with sovereignty debate

Damian Collins calls international 'fake news' hearing and calls on Mark Zuckerberg to 'make himself available'

Damian Collins calls international 'fake news' hearing and calls on Mark Zuckerberg to 'make himself available'

Collins: Mark Zuckerberg should 'make himself available' for fake news hearing

Damian Collins has teamed up with a Canadian parliamentary committee to hold an 'international' hearing on online disinformation and hopes Mark Zuckerberg will attend

Damian Collins says Leave.EU letter proves Arron Banks is ‘rattled’ by committee crackdown on fake news

Damian Collins says Leave.EU letter proves Arron Banks is ‘rattled’ by committee crackdown on fake news

Damian Collins says Arron Banks is ‘rattled’ by committee crackdown on fake news

Conservative MP Damian Collins has said Leave.EU’s letter to his constituents shows that his committee has Arron Banks “rattled”, after Mr Banks was called to speak at a “fake news” inquiry by the committee.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Lord Owen: Jeremy Corbyn needs to ‘stop pretending’ he wants to remain in the EU

Lord Owen: Jeremy Corbyn needs to ‘stop pretending’ he wants to remain in the EU

Lord Owen: Jeremy Corbyn needs to ‘stop pretending’ he wants to remain in the EU

Lord Owen has said Jeremy Corbyn needs to stop “trying to pretend” to the electorate that he wants to leave.

Pharrell Williams warns Donald Trump not to use his music at his rallies

Pharrell Williams warns Donald Trump not to use his music at his rallies

Pharrell Williams warns Donald Trump not to use his music at his rallies

Singer Pharrell Williams has warned Donald Trump not to use his music at rallies after the US President played one of his songs hours after a mass shooting at a synagogue.

'No evidence' racist crime has increased since Brexit, says former Equalities chair

'No evidence' racist crime has increased since Brexit, says former Equalities chair

'No evidence' Brexit has increased racist crime, says former Equalities chair

Trevor Phillips told an audience that he did not believe 'racial violence' had increased since the Brexit vote

Sir Michael Fallon: Boost in defence money welcome as 'threats are rising from Russia'

Sir Michael Fallon: Boost in defence money welcome as 'threats are rising from Russia'

Sir Michael Fallon: Boost in defence money welcome as 'threats are rising'

Former defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon said he hopes to see further increases to the defence budget

Monday, October 29, 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018

Improve Universal Credit in Budget by reversing George Osborne's cuts, says thinktank

Improve Universal Credit in Budget by reversing George Osborne's cuts, says thinktank

Improve Universal Credit in Budget by reversing cuts, says thinktank

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has urged the government to lift cuts to the Universal Credit work allowance and change the payment schedule ahead of the Autumn Budget 2018

James Cleverly: 'I'd rather have our Budget than what Labour are doing'

James Cleverly: 'I'd rather have our Budget than what Labour are doing'

James Cleverly: 'I'd rather have our Budget than what Labour are doing'

Conservative deputy chairman James Cleverly says the Labour party's financial plans are 'pie-in-the-sky' ahead of the Autumn Budget 2018

Extra £2bn for mental health services to be announced in Budget

Extra £2bn for mental health services to be announced in Budget

Extra £2bn for mental health services to be announced in Budget

Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to announce a £2 billion per year injection into mental health services in the Autumn Budget 2018

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Budget 2018: The key announcements

Budget 2018: The key announcements

Budget 2018: The key announcements

Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to announce tax cuts for small businesses, funding to fix roads and a crackdown on tech tax dodgers in the Autumn Budget 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018

Legal firm rejects allegations of providing information to Lord Hain in Philip Green scandal

Lord Hain and law firm in Philip Green case deny acting 'improperly' after it's revealed they work together

Hain and lawyers in Philip Green case deny wrongdoing after connection revealed

The legal firm, which represented the The Telegraph in the Sir Philip Green injunction case, has denied Lord Peter Hain had any involvement or information from them about the case.  

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson gives birth to baby boy

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson gives birth to baby boy

Ruth Davidson has given birth to a baby boy, and she and her partner Jen Wilson plan to share maternity leave

Femi Oluwole challenges Julia Hartley-Brewer to explain the single market 'in detail'

Femi Oluwole challenges Julia Hartley-Brewer to explain the single market 'in detail'

Femi Oluwole challenges Julia Hartley-Brewer to explain the single market

Our Future, Our Choice spokesman Femi Oluwole clashed with Julia Hartley-Brewer as the organisation released a report claiming a no deal Brexit would cost young people thousands

Parliamentary privilege: How it allows MPs to reveal what injuctions keep secret

Parliamentary privilege: How it allows MPs to reveal what injuctions keep secret

Parliamentary privilege: How it allows MPs to reveal what injuctions keep secret

Lord Peter Hain named Philip Green as the businessman being accused of harassment. But how does parliamentary privilege allow MPs to override the law?

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Director of immigrant welfare council: Home Office is creating a ‘policy of hostility’ as immigrants required to give DNA samples

Director of immigrant welfare council: Home Office is creating a ‘policy of hostility’ as immigrants required to give DNA samples

Home Office is creating ‘policy of hostility', says Director of Welfare Council

The Director of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants has said that the Home Office has created a “hostile environment” after Sajid Javid apologised for immigrants being forced to provide DNA samples as part of their applications.  

Dominic Raab: There is a risk of no deal because of EU's 'intrasigence'

Dominic Raab: There is a risk of no deal because of EU's 'intrasigence'

Dominic Raab: There is a risk of no deal because of EU's 'intrasigence'

The Brexit Secretary tells an MP there 'certainly is a risk' of not getting a Brexit deal

Tory MP warns against Kent becoming ‘parking lot of England’

Tory MP warns against Kent becoming ‘parking lot of England’

Tory MP warns against Kent becoming ‘parking lot of England’

The Government has been warned against turning Kent into the “parking lot of England”, over concerns about using a motorway as a holding area in the case of a no deal Brexit.

EU attempts to end daylight saving are example of ‘EU interfering in UK internal affairs’, says former UKIP councillor

Attempts to end daylight saving are ‘EU interfering in UK internal affairs’, says former UKIP councillor

Ex-UKIP councillor: Attempt to end daylight saving is the ‘EU interfering in UK'

Former UKIP Councillor John Perry has said that Brussels’ proposals to end daylight saving hours are “another example of the EU interfering in internal UK affairs”.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Pipe bombs sent to former president Obama and the Clintons

Pipe bombs sent to former US president Obama and the Clintons

Pipe bombs sent to former US president Obama and the Clintons

Crude pipe bombs meant for former US President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and CNN have been intercepted.

Brexit and the NHS winter crisis could mean 'more unnecessary deaths', says NHS Against Brexit founder

Brexit and the NHS winter crisis could mean 'more unnecessary deaths', says NHS Against Brexit founder

Brexit and NHS winter crisis could mean 'more unnecessary deaths', says doctor

Dr Mike Galsworthy, the founder of NHS Against Brexit, says leaving the EU on top of the annual winter crisis could mean a bleak time ahead for the NHS

Theresa May pledges to improve gagging clause regulations after newspaper stopped from publishing

Theresa May pledges to improve 'gagging' clause regulations after newspaper stopped from publishing

May pledges to improve 'gagging' clause regulations amid injunction scandal

Theresa May has pledged to improve regulation around so-called gagging clauses after a newspaper was stopped from publishing allegations about a businessman.

Tory MP Bob Blackman: ‘Only one person knows how many letters he has actually got’

Tory MP Bob Blackman: ‘Only one person knows how many letters she has got'

Tory MP Bob Blackman: ‘Only one person knows how many letters she has got'

Bob Blackman MP has said that Graham Brady MP is the only person who knows “how many letters she has actually got” calling for a no confidence vote for Prime Minister Theresa May.

Jess Phillips MP

Jess Phillips MP prepared to use Parliamentary privilege to name businessman at centre of sexual harassment and racism allegations

Labour MP threatens to name businessman who was granted injunction

Jess Phillips has said she is prepared to use Parliamentary privilege to name a businessman accused of racism and sexual harassment, who has been granted an injunction.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

NHS ripped off by drug companies charging £1000 for mouthwash, MP claims

NHS 'ripped off' by drug companies charging £1000 for mouthwash, MP claims

NHS 'ripped off' by drug companies charging £1000 for mouthwash, MP claims

The National Health Service is being “ripped off” by pharmaceutical companies charging more than £1,000 for a bottle of pain-relieving mouthwash, ministers have been told.

Schools and home care disrupted by Glasgow equal pay strike

Schools and home care disrupted by Glasgow equal pay strike

Schools and home care disrupted by Glasgow equal pay strike

Hundreds of schools and nurseries are shut as council workers strike for 48 hours in one of the UK’s biggest equal pay strikes.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018

UK condemns killing of Saudi journalist

UK condemns killing of Saudi journalist

UK condemns killing of Saudi journalist

The UK has condemned the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi after saying that the claim he died in a fight was “not credible”.

Brexiteer on People’s Vote March: ‘People don’t want another vote, they just want people to get on with it’

Brexiteer on People’s Vote March: ‘People don’t want another vote, they just want people to get on with it’

Brexiteer on People’s Vote March: ‘People don’t want another vote'

Brendan Chilton, Director of Labour Future UK has said that “people don’t want another vote” but that he supported the idea of people “marching in the street”.

Theresa May: The shape of the 'vast majority' of the deal is now clear

Theresa May: The shape of the 'vast majority' of the deal is now clear

Theresa May: The shape of the 'vast majority' of the deal is now clear

Prime Minister Theresa May has said that the “vast majority” of the Brexit deal “is now clear”.

Senior MPs condemn ‘violent’ language used against Theresa May

Senior MPs condemn ‘violent’ language used against Theresa May

Senior MPs condemn ‘violent’ language used against Theresa May

Senior politicians have challenged the use of violent imagery by some Conservative MPs as they attack Theresa May over her Brexit proposals.

Tory MP Michael Fabricant strips off to launch a naked bike ride

Tory MP Michael Fabricant strips off to launch a naked bike ride in his constituency

Tory MP Michael Fabricant strips off to launch a naked bike ride

Conservative MP Michael Fabricant has announced his support for a naked bike ride in his constituency with a video of him fully nude on a bike riding around a London park.

Theresa May: 'Brexit isn't about me, it's about you'

Theresa May: 'Brexit isn't about me, it's about you'

Theresa May: 'Brexit isn't about me, it's about you'

Theresa May wrote an op-ed in the Sun saying she doesn't think of how Brexit might affect her, but focuses on the British public

Vote of no confidence: How does it happen, would Theresa May survive it, and who's written letters of no confidence?

Vote of no confidence: How does it happen, would Theresa May survive it, and who's written letters of no confidence?

Would Theresa May survive a vote of no confidence?

Speculation that a rebellion against Theresa May is brewing in parliament is rife, but what needs to happen to trigger a vote of no confidence?

Boris Johnson: ‘The killing of Khashoggi was a barbaric act to which we in Britain refuse to turn a blind eye’

Boris Johnson: ‘The killing of Khashoggi was a barbaric act to which we in Britain refuse to turn a blind eye’

Boris Johnson: 'UK should refuse to turn a blind eye' on Saudi journalist death

Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said that Britain should “refuse to turn a blind eye” to the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Brexit deal is '95 per cent done', Theresa May to tell MPs

Brexit deal is '95 per cent done', Theresa May to tell MPs

Brexit deal is '95 per cent done', Theresa May to tell MPs

Theresa May will tell MPs that the Brexit withdrawal agreement is almost done, but the Irish border remains a sticking point

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Saturday, October 20, 2018

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‘We want to make sure young people’s voices are heard’, says anti-Brexit campaigner

‘We want to make sure young people’s voices are heard’, says pro-EU campaigner

Founder of anti-Brexit campaign For Our Future’s Sake Jason Arthur has said that the People's Vote March was about preventing the UK from becoming "poorer and more isolated". 

More than half a million protesters anti-Brexit march through London

'Over half a million' anti-Brexit protesters march through London

'Over half a million' anti-Brexit protesters march through London

People’s March organisers claim more than 560,000 anti-Brexit campaigners joined a march through London calling for a second EU referendum.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Friday, October 19, 2018

Dan Wootton to People's Vote director: 'Why are you so against a democratic vote?'

Dan Wootton to People's Vote director: 'Why are you so against a democratic vote?'

Dan Wootton on People's Vote: 'Why are you so against a democratic vote?'

Dan Wootton clashes with People's Vote director James McGrory on the eve of the March for the Future, which will see protesters calling for a second Brexit referendum

Donald Trump baby blimp flown above Los Angeles

Donald Trump baby blimp flown above Los Angeles

Donald Trump baby blimp flown above Los Angeles

A blimp of Donald Trump as an orange, nappy-clad baby holding a mobile phone has been flown above Los Angeles.

Russia picked on ‘weak’ Britain in Salisbury attack, says ex-MI6 chief

Russia picked on ‘weak’ Britain in Salisbury attack, says ex-MI6 chief

Russia picked on ‘weak’ Britain in Salisbury attack, says ex-MI6 chief

The Salisbury Novichok attack was done by Russia because it believed Britain was “weak and isolated” after the EU referendum, a former MI6 chief has said.

Jacob Rees-Mogg would demand 'best of three' if Remain won second referendum

Jacob Rees-Mogg would demand 'best of three' if Remain won second referendum

Jacob Rees-Mogg would demand 'best of three' if Remain won second referendum

Jacob Rees-Mogg told James Whale Brexiteers would demand a 'best of three' if a second Brexit referendum resulted in a Remain win

Jeremy Hunt warns there will be ‘consequences’ if Saudi journalist is dead

Jeremy Hunt warns there will be ‘consequences’ if Saudi journalist is dead

Jeremy Hunt warns there will be ‘consequences’ if Saudi journalist is dead

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said there will be “consequences” for UK relations with Saudi Arabia if the UK is shown that the Saudis murdered missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Emmanuel Macron to introduce visas for UK tourists in event of no-deal Brexit

Emmanuel Macron to introduce visas for UK tourists in event of no-deal Brexit

The French president has announced contingency plans in the event of a no-deal.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Theresa May demands 'very serious' response to Commons bullying probe

Theresa May demands 'very serious' response to Commons bullying probe

The Prime Minister said the report from High Court judge Dame Laura Cox should "worry all of us."

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