Politics

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Theresa May

Theresa May's Brexit deal 'will result in a Corbyn government', says Peter Bone MP

Theresa May's Brexit deal 'will result in a Corbyn government', says Peter Bone

Conservative MP Peter Bone has slated Theresa May's Brexit deal, claiming it is "Brexit in name only", and claimed it could result in a "Corbyn government".

Shailesh Vara

Northern Ireland Minister resigns over 'halfway house' Brexit deal

Northern Ireland Minister resigns over 'halfway house' Brexit deal

Shailesh Vara has quit as Northern Ireland Minister, saying he cannot support Theresa May's Brexit agreement.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Cabinet backs Theresa May's Brexit agreement

Cabinet backs Theresa May's Brexit agreement

Cabinet backs Theresa May's Brexit agreement

In a statement outside 10 Downing Street after a five-hour Cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Theresa May said that Cabinet has agreed the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement.

Theresa May fights to get Cabinet to back her Brexit plans in five hour long meeting

Theresa May fights to get Cabinet to back her Brexit plans in five hour long meeting

Theresa May fights to get Cabinet to back her Brexit plans in five hour meeting

Theresa May was fighting to get senior ministers on board with her Brexit plans as a Cabinet meeting to approve a draft withdrawal agreement dragged on well beyond its expected time.

Government hints at U-turn on betting machine stakes after MPs revolt

Government U-turns on betting machine stakes after MPs revolt

Government U-turns on betting machine stakes after MPs revolt

The Government has U-turned over plans to delay a cut to the maximum stake on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals, after a revolt that saw a minister resign.

Peter Bone MP

Conservative MP turns on Theresa May during Prime Minister's Questions

Conservative MP turns on Theresa May during Prime Minister's Questions

Peter Bone turned on the Prime Minister during a meeting in Parliament, suggesting she would lose the support of "many Conservative MPs" with her Brexit plan.

People 'moaning' about Brexit deal need to 'calm down', says Paul Scully MP

People 'moaning' about Brexit deal need to 'calm down', says Paul Scully MP

People complaining about a Brexit deal need to “calm down” and “read the details” once it is published, Conservative MP Paul Scully has said.

Theresa May

Lord Adonis: Theresa May will be 'killed by both sides' over Brexit deal

Lord Adonis: Theresa May will be 'killed by both sides' over Brexit deal

Labour peer, Lord Andrew Adonis, has said Theresa May will be "killed by both sides" over her Brexit deal, branding it a "load of junk".

Theresa May

Brexit deal: What to expect over the next 24 hours

Brexit deal: What to expect over the next 24 hours

Following the announcement that a draft withdrawal agreement has been agreed with Brussels, talkRADIO's political editor Ross Kempsell explains what will happen over the next 24 hours.

Sammy Wilson DUP

Theresa May's Brexit deal is a 'double-cross', says DUP Brexit spokesman

Theresa May's Brexit deal is a 'double-cross', says DUP Brexit spokesman

The DUP's Brexit spokesman has said Theresa May has "double-crossed" the UK with her Brexit deal.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Home Office more than 1,400 short of staffing level wanted for Brexit preparations

Home Office more than 1,400 short of staffing level wanted for Brexit preparations

Home Office more than 1,400 short of staff level wanted for Brexit preparations

The Home Office is more than 1,400 short of its target staffing level for Brexit preparations.

Brexit deal agreed on ‘technical level’

Brexit deal agreed on ‘technical level’

Brexit deal agreed on ‘technical level’

A Brexit deal has been reached by negotiators in Brussels and will be the focus of a crunch Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

Britons should get visa-free EU travel even in case of no-deal Brexit, says EU Commission

Britons should get visa-free EU travel even in case of no-deal Brexit, says EU Commission

Brits should get visa-free EU travel even for no-deal Brexit, says EU Commission

British citizens travelling to EU nations after Brexit should not have to get a visa, even if Britain leaves without a deal, the European Commission has said.  

Welsh MP complains of Conservatives ‘mocking’ his accent in the House of Commons

Welsh MP complains of Conservatives ‘mocking’ his accent in the House of Commons

Welsh MP complains of Conservatives ‘mocking’ his accent in the House of Commons

A Welsh MP has complained of Conservative MPs making “disparaging remarks” about his accent in the House of Commons.

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Take warnings of a post-Brexit disaster with 'a pinch of salt'

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Take warnings of a post-Brexit disaster with 'a pinch of salt'

The Conservative MP claimed that warnings of a disaster post-Brexit has been "exaggerated" by remain voters and should be taken "with a pinch of salt".

Kate Osamor

Labour MP living in social housing is 'upsetting, insulting and really outrageous', says property expert

Labour MP living in social housing is 'upsetting', 'insulting' and 'outrageous'

The news that Labour MP Kate Osamor is living in social housing despite her household income of £130,000 is "upsetting, insulting and really outrageous", says Luke Doonan.

Sir Vince Cable

Sir Vince Cable: Talk of a no-deal Brexit a 'fantasy' to get MPs to 'jump behind' Theresa May's plans

Sir Vince Cable: Talk of a no-deal Brexit is a 'fantasy'

Talk of a no-deal Brexit is a "fantasy" designed to motivate MPs to "jump behind" Theresa May's Brexit plans, Sir Vince Cable has claimed.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Monday, November 12, 2018

Lord Lester faces suspension from the House of Lords over sexual harassment claims

Lord Lester faces suspension from the House of Lords over sexual harassment claims

Lord Lester faces suspension from House of Lords over sexual harassment claims

The senior peer Lord Lester of Herne Hill is facing a suspension from the House of Lords after he was found to have sexually harassed a woman during his parliamentary career.

Keir Starmer

Sir Keir Starmer says Brexit 'can be stopped'

Sir Keir Starmer says Brexit 'can be stopped'

Labour's shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer has said Britain's withdrawal from the European Union "can be stopped".

Emmanuel Macron and Theresa May

Lord Nigel Lawson: Britain could become 'a colony of the EU' under Theresa May

Lord Nigel Lawson on Brexit: Britain could become 'a colony of the EU'

Lord Nigel Lawson has claimed that under Theresa May's leadership, the UK could become "a colony of the EU, governed by the EU".

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Donald Trump tweet causes tension with President Macron ahead of WWI anniversary

Donald Trump tweet causes tension with Macron ahead of WWI anniversary

US President Donald Trump caused tension as he arrived in France on Friday, after tweeting about his host French President Emmanuel Macron.

MPs show support for Jo Johnson after resignation

MPs show support for Jo Johnson after resignation

MPs show support for Jo Johnson after resignation

MPs have praised Jo Johnson after he resigned from his positions as Transport Minister and Minister for London over Theresa May’s “unacceptable” Brexit deal.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018

Jo Johnson resigns over 'completely unacceptable' Brexit deal

Jo Johnson resigns over 'completely unacceptable' Brexit deal

Jo Johnson resigns over 'completely unacceptable' Brexit deal

Jo Johnson, the brother of Boris Johnson, has resigned as transport minister over his opposition to Theresa May's Brexit deal

Arlene Foster and Theresa May

Theresa May's no-deal Brexit plan 'raises alarm bells', says DUP leader

Theresa May's no-deal Brexit plan 'raises alarm bells', says DUP leader

Arlene Foster has claimed Theresa May is "wedded" to the idea of a border down the Irish sea in the case of a no-deal Brexit, which "raises alarm bells".

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Thursday, November 8, 2018

'He's not who I thought he was', says artist inviting public to deface Boris Johnson painting

'He's not who I thought he was', says artist inviting public to deface Boris Johnson painting

Artist inviting public to deface painting of Boris Johnson

Helen Masacz painted Boris Johnson in 2010, but is now inviting the public to deface the artwork as her feelings have changed towards the former Foreign Secretary

Margaret Thatcher

Meet the young adult fans of Margaret Thatcher

Meet the young adult fans of Margaret Thatcher

Following a recent study, which revealed that two-thirds of under 34's embrace Margaret Thatcher's legacy, we spoke to three young Thatcherites about why they like the Iron Lady.

Mike Graham on Speaker John Bercow: ‘Is it time for this odious character to shove off?’

Mike Graham on Speaker John Bercow: ‘Is it time for this odious character to shove off?’

Mike Graham on Speaker: ‘Is it time for this odious character to shove off?’

Mike Graham and Andrew Bridgen discuss the bullying allegations against Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow, and his blocking of the release of information about Keith Vaz

Vote Leave

Conservatives 'will not be forgiven' for handling of Brexit, says Peter Bone MP

Peter Bone MP: Conservatives 'will not be forgiven' for handling of Brexit

The Conservative MP and member of the Brexit Select Committee claimed the party "will not be forgiven" for "not delivering what the people voted for".

Theresa May

Brexit deal: Publish legal advice to prove UK won't be 'trapped' in EU, says Sammy Wilson MP

Brexit deal: Publish legal advice to prove UK won't be 'trapped' in EU, says MP

The DUP's Brexit spokesman called on Theresa May to publish legal advice on a possible Brexit deal to assure the public the UK is not being "trapped" in the EU.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Mental health charity refutes Esther McVey's suggestion they support Universal Credit

Mental health charity refutes Esther McVey's suggestion they support Universal Credit

Mental health charity refutes McVey's suggestion they support Universal Credit

Mental health charity Mind has responded to Esther McVey's suggestion that they said she had 'listened to charities' by reiterating their opposition to current Universal Credit regulations

Theresa May

Cabinet ministers invited to read draft of Brexit withdrawal agreement

Cabinet ministers invited to read draft of Brexit withdrawal agreement

Cabinet ministers have been invited to read the elements of the draft withdrawal agreement that have been agreed with Brussels.

French President Emmanuel Macron praises General who collaborated with the Nazis

French President Emmanuel Macron praises General who collaborated with the Nazis

French President Emmanuel Macron praises General who collaborated with the Nazis

France's President Emmanuel Macron caused controversy after praising a First World War General who subsequently collaborated with the Nazis in the Second World War.

Most presidents expect a ‘bloody nose’ in the first set of midterms, says former British Ambassador to US

Most presidents expect a ‘bloody nose’ in the first set of midterms, says former British Ambassador to US

Presidents expect a ‘bloody nose’ in the first midterms, says former Ambassador

Sir Christopher Meyer has said that most sitting presidents expect a “bloody nose” in their first set of midterms, as the US Democrats took control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Lenny Henry petition

Top actors call on the government for tax relief to encourage more diversity in film and TV

Top actors call for tax relief to encourage diversity in film and TV industry

A group of famous faces, including comedian Sir Lenny Henry, have visited Downing Street today to hand in a letter calling for tax breaks to encourage more diversity in the entertainment industry.

Theresa May says UK will not agree EU Withdrawal deal ‘at any cost’

Theresa May says UK will not agree EU Withdrawal deal ‘at any cost’

Theresa May says UK will not agree EU Withdrawal deal ‘at any cost’

Theresa May has told the Cabinet that she will not agree a withdrawal deal with the EU “at any cost”.

Damian Green MP: ‘No government has ever published legal advice’ amid calls for Brexit backstop advice to be revealed

Damian Green MP: ‘No government has ever published legal advice’ amid calls for Brexit backstop advice to be revealed

Damian Green MP: ‘No government has ever published legal advice’

Conservative MP Damian Green has said that “no government has ever published legal advice” and that it was “not going to happen”, after former Brexit Secretary David Davis called for Theresa May to publish the legal advice given to the Government on the Irish backstop.

Mims Davies named sports minister after Tracey Crouch resignation

Mims Davies named sports minister after Tracey Crouch resignation

Mims Davies announced as new sports minister

Mims Davies, the MP for Eastleigh has been announced as the new Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport after Tracey Crouch resigned over delays to restrictions on fixed-odds betting machines.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

Krishnan Guru-Murthy: Arron Banks calling Channel 4 'fake news' is 'nonsense'

Krishnan Guru-Murthy: Arron Banks calling Channel 4 'fake news' is 'nonsense'

Krishnan Guru-Murthy: Arron Banks calling Channel 4 'fake news' is 'nonsense'

Channel 4 newsreader Krishnan Guru-Murthy said Arron Banks was incorrect in his assessment of Channel 4 being 'fake news'

Kate Osamor

Kate Osamor MP facing standards probe over her son's drugs arrest

Kate Osamor MP facing standards probe over her son's drugs arrest

A Labour frontbencher and top Jeremy Corbyn ally has been reported to Parliament's standards watchdog over her son's drugs arrest.

Robert Halfon MP: ‘A mass conveyor belt of people going to university’ is wrong

Robert Halfon MP: ‘A mass conveyor belt of people going to university’ is wrong

Robert Halfon MP: ‘A mass conveyor belt of people going to university’ is wrong

Robert Halfon MP has said that “a mass conveyor belt of people going to university” is wrong and the Government should be investing in skills.

Sir William Cash: 'These agitators threatening to try to unwind this deal will get their comeuppance'

Sir William Cash: 'These agitators are threatening to try and unwind this deal'

Sir William Cash has said that the British people are “fed up” with “Remoaners threatening to try and unwind this deal”, after MPs have been urged to vote down an deal on the EU and call for another Brexit referendum.

Boris Johnson calls Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal an ‘absolute stinker’

Boris Johnson calls Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal an ‘absolute stinker’

Boris Johnson calls Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal an ‘absolute stinker’

Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has attacked a proposed deal with the European Union as an “absolute stinker” and called on MPs to reject it.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Lord Adonis and others criticise BBC for Arron Banks appearance

Lord Adonis and others criticise BBC for Arron Banks appearance

Lord Adonis and others criticise BBC for Arron Banks appearance

Lord Adonis and several others have said the BBC is wrong to have Arron Banks on the Andrew Marr show after he was referred to the National Crime Agency over Brexit donations

Brexit is 'undermining the Good Friday Agreement', says Leo Varadkar

Brexit is 'undermining the Good Friday Agreement', says Leo Varadkar

Brexit is 'undermining the Good Friday Agreement', says Leo Varadkar

The Taoiseach of Ireland Leo Varadkar has said the lack of agreement over a workable Irish Border solution for Brexit is 'fraying relationships' between the UK and Ireland

Friday, November 2, 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018

David Cameron

Downing Street responds to David Cameron's rumoured return to frontline politics

Downing Street responds to David Cameron's rumoured return to politics

A spokesperson for the Prime Minister has said if David Cameron wants to return to politics then that is "entirely a matter for him".

Dominic Raab accused of ‘running away’ from people in border towns

Dominic Raab accused of ‘running away’ from people in border towns

Dominic Raab accused of ‘running away’ from people in border towns

A Sinn Fein MP has accused Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab of "running away" from people living in a border town during his visit to Northern Ireland.

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

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