Politics

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Labour is showing 'extreme snowflakiness'

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Labour is showing 'extreme snowflakiness'

Jacob Rees-Mogg has accused the Labour party of "extreme snowflakiness" after talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer was banned from future conferences.

David Davis Boris Johnson

David Davis defends Boris Johnson after 'serial attacks' from colleagues

David Davis defends Boris Johnson after 'serial attacks' from colleagues

The former Brexit secretary has come out in support of Boris Johnson after what he claims are "serial attacks" on the MP.

Prison

Justice secretary reveals new policy to tackle criminal kingpins

Justice secretary reveals new policy to tackle criminal kingpins

David Gauke has outlined his new policy of "going for the money" in an attempt to tackle the problem of drugs in prisons.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Monday, October 1, 2018

Michael Fabricant wears BBC lanyard at Conservative conference to fool Momentum protesters

Michael Fabricant wears BBC lanyard at Conservative conference to fool Momentum protesters

Michael Fabricant wears BBC lanyard to fool Momentum protesters

Michael Fabricant tweeted a picture of him wearing a BBC lanyard as a 'disguise' at the Conservative Party conference

Angry audience member accuses MPs of "wasting two years" talking about Brexit online

Angry audience member accuses MPs of "wasting two years" talking about Brexit online

Angry audience member accuses MPs of "wasting two years" talking about Brexit

A man in the audience at a fringe event at the Conservative conference on social justice said some MPs could have been doing "social justice work" instead of airing their views about Brexit

James Brokenshire's combustible cladding ban not good enough, says Fire Brigades Union

James Brokenshire's combustible cladding ban not good enough, says Fire Brigades Union

James Brokenshire's combustible cladding ban not good enough, says union

Housing secretary James Brokenshire announced in his speech at the Conservative Party conference that combustible cladding will be banned on certain buildings

Michael Gove calls the Labour Party 'a cocktail of Marxism-Leninism and antisemitism'

Michael Gove calls the Labour Party 'a cocktail of Marxism-Leninism and antisemitism'

Michael Gove calls Labour 'a cocktail of Marxism-Leninism and antisemitism'

Michael Gove used his speech at the Conservative Party conference to criticise Labour

Windrush Scandal

Immigration minister refuses to say whether the Prime Minister was right not to apologise for hostile environment policy

Immigration minister remains tight-lipped over hostile environment policy

Immigration minister, Caroline Nokes, has refused to say whether she thought the Prime Minister was right in not apologising for the hostile environment policy.

David Davis 'doesn't know' if he'd support Boris Johnson as Conservative leader, says Treasury Brexit forecasts are 'prejudiced'

David Davis 'doesn't know' if he'd support Boris Johnson as Conservative leader, says Treasury Brexit forecasts are 'prejudiced'

David Davis 'doesn't know' if he'd support Boris Johnson as Conservative leader

Former Brexit secretary David Davis said Boris Johnson got 'too personal' with his opposition to Chequers

Brexit

Lord Digby Jones: 'Brexit has been hijacked by party political ambition'

Lord Digby Jones: 'Brexit has been hijacked by party political ambition'

The former director general of the CBI has claimed Brexit has been "hijacked by party political ambition".

10 Downing Street

James Cleverly MP: 'I would love to be Prime Minister'

James Cleverly MP: 'I would love to be Prime Minister'

The deputy chairman of the Conservative party has told Julia Hartley-Brewer he would "love to be Prime Minister".

Boris Johnson

Philip Hammond claims Boris Johnson can't do 'grown-up politics'

Philip Hammond claims Boris Johnson can't do 'grown-up politics'

The chancellor of the exchequer has said he doesn't expect Boris Johnson to become Prime Minister, claiming he is incapable of "grown-up politics".

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Theresa May

Andrew Bridgen MP: Brexit negotiations are "nothing more than pantomime"

Andrew Bridgen MP: Brexit negotiations are "nothing more than pantomime"

The MP told James Whale he thinks the Chequers deal has already been agreed, and that ongoing negotiations are "nothing more than pantomime".

Friday, September 28, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

Boris Johnson bashes Brexit again in Telegraph column

Boris Johnson bashes Chequers again in Telegraph column

Boris Johnson bashes Chequers again in Telegraph column

Boris Johnson has used his latest Telegraph column to denounce the Chequers deal again, and set out his alternative plans for Brexit

Bill Esterson MP: The Government appointing a Food Supplies Minister now is a real worry

Bill Esterson MP: The Government appointing a Food Supplies Minister now is a real worry

Bill Esterson MP: Appointing a Food Supplies Minister now is a real worry

Shadow International Trade Minister Bill Esterson has said the fact that the Government is appointing a Food Supplies Minister at this point in the negotiations “is a real worry”.

Politics’ Professor about Kavanaugh case: Dr Ford is ‘a woman who is making a difference’

Politics professor about Kavanaugh case: Dr Ford is ‘a woman who is making a difference’

Politics professor on Kavanaugh case: Dr Ford is ‘a woman making a difference'

Professor Scott Lucas has said that Dr Christin Blasey Ford, who has testified she was sexually assaulted by US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, is making “a bigger difference” and making a contribution “far beyond one Supreme Court choice”.

Bernard Jenkin MP: ‘The problem is the Prime Minister has hitched herself to the wrong policy’

Bernard Jenkin MP: ‘The problem is the Prime Minister has hitched herself to the wrong policy’

Bernard Jenkin MP: ‘The Prime Minister has hitched herself to the wrong policy'

Conservative MP Bernard Jenkin has said the Prime Minister Theresa May has “hitched herself to the wrong policy”, but that he would not “underestimate her”.

Headteacher to Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘Children ought to have the funding the last generation did eight years ago’

Headteacher to Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘Children ought to have the funding the last generation did eight years ago’

Children should have the funding the last generation did, says Headteacher

Headteacher Geoff Barton has said that headteachers are protesting in Parliament Square on Friday because “children ought to have the funding that the last generation had eight years go”.

Bob Blackman MP on Corbyn meeting Barnier: ‘It does not help Britain one iota’

Bob Blackman MP on Corbyn meeting Barnier: ‘It does not help Britain one iota’

Bob Blackman MP on Corbyn meeting Barnier: ‘It does not help Britain one iota’

Conservative MP Bob Blackman has said that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn meeting EU Chief negotiator Michel Barnier does not help Britain “one iota”.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The UK will have to tempt foreign investors with low tax after Brexit, says former Treasury worker

The UK will have to tempt foreign investors with low tax after Brexit, says former Treasury worker

The UK will have to 'tempt foreign investors with low tax after Brexit'

Theresa May pledged that the UK would have the 'lowest corporation tax in the G20' - but would this be a good thing for post-Brexit Britain?

Ten times politicians tried to be 'real' on social media, and failed

Nine times politicians tried to be 'real' on social media, and failed

Nine times politicians tried to be 'real' on social media, and failed

Earlier this year in May, it was revealed that Conservative MPs were being trained on how to use social media to show the electorate that they were "real people". 

Brussels to name a square after murdered MP Jo Cox

Brussels to name a square after murdered MP Jo Cox

Brussels to name a square after murdered MP Jo Cox

A square in the centre of Brussels will be named in honour of murdered MP Jo Cox.

Robert Halfon MP: I am worried about Labour, they have identified real anguish

Robert Halfon MP: I am worried about Labour, they have identified real anguish

Robert Halfon MP: I am worried about Labour, they have identified real anguish

Conservative MP Robert Halfon has said that he is “worried” about the Labour Party and the threat they pose to his party, adding that Labour had “identified real anguish” in the British public.

Nadine Dorries MP: ‘My dream ticket would be Boris Johnson and Sajid Javid’

Nadine Dorries MP: ‘My dream ticket would be Boris Johnson and Sajid Javid’

Nadine Dorries MP: ‘My dream ticket would be Boris Johnson and Sajid Javid’

Conservative MP Nadine Dorries has said that her dream ticket for the party leadership would be Boris Johnson as leader and Sajid Javid as Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Mother and baby

Deputy Lib Dem leader: 'It's 'deeply ingrained that babies are a woman's domain and men can't really hack it'

Deputy Lib Dem leader: 'It's 'deeply ingrained that babies are a woman's domain'

Jo Swinson MP has called for companies to be more transparent about their parental leave policies at a time where it's "deeply engrained that babies are a woman's domain".

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Donald Trump’s speeches are not artful, but they are very effective, says speech compiler

Donald Trump’s speeches are not artful, but they are very effective, says speech compiler

Trump’s speeches are not artful, but they are effective, says speech compiler

Compiler of book ‘Speeches of Note’ Shaun Usher has said that US President Donald Trump’s speeches are “very effective” even if they are not eloquent.

UKIP MEP resigns over leader Gerard Batten ‘hijacking’ party

UKIP MEP resigns over leader Gerard Batten ‘hijacking’ party

UKIP MEP resigns over leader Gerard Batten ‘hijacking’ party

UKIP’s former Deputy Chairman has resigned, accusing leader Gerard Batten of moving the party “further to the right”.

What is a Canada-style trade deal?

What is a Canada-style trade deal?

What is a Canada-style trade deal?

Prime Minister Theresa May has argued that a no-deal Brexit would be better for the UK than a Canada-style deal, saying that the latter deal would risk breaking up the UK.

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour to 'clamp down' on tax-dodging, and end the 'hostile environment' towards disabled people

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour to 'clamp down' on tax-dodging, and end the 'hostile environment' towards disabled people

Labour to 'clamp down' on tax-dodging and end the 'hostile environment'

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has said that Labour was providing “a radical plan to transform our country” and end the “hostile environment” created by the Conservative Government.

Wheelchair

Co-vice chair of Disability Labour: 'It's not Brexit that I fear, it's the Tory government'

'It's not Brexit that I fear, it's the Tory government', says Kathryn Bole

The co-vice chair of Disability Labour has said she fears the rights of people with disabilities will "go backwards" after Brexit.

Jeremy Corbyn blasts ‘Tory hypocrites’ as he vows to ‘eradicate antisemitism’

Jeremy Corbyn blasts ‘Tory hypocrites’ as he vows to ‘eradicate antisemitism’

Jeremy Corbyn blasts ‘Tory hypocrites’ as he vows to ‘eradicate antisemitism’

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has hit out at “Tory hypocrites” who accused the Labour Party of antisemitism, adding that he would “work with Jewish communities to eradicate antisemitism”.

Tom Watson: Laura Smith got 'carried away' calling for a general strike

Tom Watson: Laura Smith got 'carried away' calling for a general strike

Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson said MP Laura Smith got 'carried away' when she called for a general strike to unseat the Conservatives

Liverpool's Bongo's Bingo a draw for Jeremy Corbyn supporters before the Labour leader visited

Liverpool's Bongo's Bingo a draw for Jeremy Corbyn supporters before the Labour leader visited

Bongo's Bingo a draw for Corbyn supporters before Labour leader's visit

Jeremy Corbyn appeared at Liverpool's Bongo's Bingo during the Labour conference, but it's not the first time his supporters have been at the event

Richard Burgon

Shadow justice secretary defends giving standing ovation for speech calling for a general strike

Richard Burgon defends standing ovation for speech calling for a general strike

In an interview with talkRADIO's Ross Kempsell, the shadow justice secretary defended giving a standing ovation for a speech by Laura Smith calling for a general strike.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Holocaust survivor tells Labour leadership: ‘Watch your words’

Holocaust survivor tells Labour leadership: ‘Watch your words’

Holocaust survivor tells Labour leadership: ‘Watch your words’

Holocaust survivor Susan Pollack has said that the Labour Party leadership need to “watch their words” and instead encouraged them to work towards “peace”.

Labour vote to keep open option for second Brexit referendum

Labour vote to keep open option for second Brexit referendum

Labour vote to keep open option for second Brexit referendum

Labour has kept open the option to reverse the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, by backing a potential second referendum.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects Theresa May’s Chequers plan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects Theresa May’s Chequers plan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects Theresa May’s Chequers plan

Angela Merkel has urged the UK to come to the negotiations with a “different, sensible” Brexit plan as she dismissed Theresa May’s Chequers proposal.

Union leader set his alarm early so he could hate Margaret Thatcher for longer

Union leader set his alarm early so he could hate Margaret Thatcher for longer

A senior union leader has said he hated former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher so much he set his alarm clock an hour earlier so he could “hate her for an hour longer” each day.

Emily Thornberry: If we want to get rid of fascism, we must start with our own party

Emily Thornberry: If we want to get rid of fascism, we must start with our own party

Emily Thornberry: If we want to get rid of fascism, we must start with our party

Emily Thornberry has used her conference speech to say that fascism must be rooted out of Labour, admitting there are "sickening individuals" exploiting legitimate support for Palestine.

Brexiteer Next boss says no-deal Brexit gridlock at ports 'would be a problem'

Brexiteer Next boss says no-deal Brexit gridlock at ports 'would be a problem'

Brexiteer Next boss says no-deal Brexit gridlock at ports 'would be a problem'

Lord Simon Wolfson, the chief executive of Next, has warned of potential issues if a no deal Brexit caused gridlock at ports

Labour will save UK from ‘catastophe’ no-deal Brexit, says Keir Starmer

Labour will save UK from ‘catastophe’ no-deal Brexit, says Keir Starmer

Labour will save UK from ‘catastophe’ no-deal Brexit, says Keir Starmer

Labour is not trying to “frustrate” the process of leaving the European Union despite keeping open the option of a referendum on remaining in the EU, the Shadow Brexit Secretary has said.

Wes Streeting: 'Brexit is going to look very different to what was promised - let people vote on the deal'

Wes Streeting: 'Brexit is going to look very different to what was promised - let people vote on the deal'

Wes Streeting: 'Brexit is going to look very different to what was promised'

Wes Streeting MP tells Julia Hartley-Brewer that he backs a referendum on the final Brexit deal

Shanker Singham

Shanker Singham: Negotiating Brexit is like 'playing a multi-dimensional chess game'

Shanker Singham: Negotiating Brexit is like playing a 'chess game'

The author of the alternative to Chequers, Plan A+, has told Julia Hartley-Brewer that negotiating Brexit is "very much like playing a multi-dimensional chess game".

Monday, September 24, 2018

Monday, September 24, 2018

Jacob Rees-Mogg: 'Super Canada Brexit proposals should unite Leavers and Remainers'

Jacob Rees-Mogg: 'Super Canada Brexit proposals should unite Leavers and Remainers'

Rees-Mogg: 'Super Canada Brexit proposals should unite Leavers and Remainers'

Jacob Rees-Mogg has praised new Brexit proposals from the Institute of Economic Affairs, saying the are a 'compromise' Brexiteers and Remainers could get behind

Labour policies 'not breaking through' enough to threaten Theresa May, says Katie Perrior

Labour policies 'not breaking through' enough to threaten Theresa May, says Katie Perrior

Labour policies 'not breaking through' enough to threaten Theresa May

Katie Perrior, a former adviser to Theresa May, said Labour did not appear to pose a threat to the Prime Minister despite unveiling their latest policies at conference

Thousands of jobs would be lost with a Canada-style Brexit deal, says CBI boss

Thousands of jobs would be lost with a Canada-style Brexit deal, says CBI boss

Thousands of jobs would be lost with a Canada-style Brexit deal, says CBI boss

Thousands of jobs would be lost if the Government agreed to a Canada-style deal with the European Union, CBI director-general has said.

Grime4Corbyn: Why do musicians love the Labour leader?

Grime4Corbyn: Why do musicians love the Labour leader?

Grime4Corbyn: Why do musicians love the Labour leader?

Since the 2017 general election, Jeremy Corbyn has had considerable support from musicians, particularly in the grime scene

Welfare system must be rebuilt to end ‘hostility’, says Labour

Welfare system must be rebuilt to end ‘hostility’, says Labour

Welfare system must be rebuilt to end ‘hostility’, says Labour

The Labour Party wants to end the “hostile environment” created for disabled people, the Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary said as she pledged a wide-ranging review.

Jacob Res-Mogg urges Theresa May to seek a Canada-style deal for Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg urges Theresa May to seek a Canada-style deal for Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg urges Theresa May to seek a Canada-style deal for Brexit

Theresa May has been urged to grasp a “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” Canada-style trade deal with the European Union by leading Tory Brexiteers.

‘JezFest’ did not make a profit, admits Labour Party treasurer

‘JezFest’ did not make a profit, admits Labour Party treasurer

‘JezFest’ did not make a profit, admits Labour Party treasurer

A Labour-organised festival, nicknamed “JezFest” did not make a profit, the party’s treasurer has confirmed.

Labour announces plans to nationalise water industry and oust high-salaried bosses

Labour announces plans to nationalise water industry and oust high-salaried bosses

Labour plans to nationalise water industry and oust high-salaried bosses

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell revealed plans to return the water industry to public ownership and re-advertise executive roles on reduced salaries

Shadow cabinet ministers blame New Labour for fuelling Islamophobia

Shadow cabinet ministers blame New Labour for fuelling Islamophobia

Shadow cabinet ministers blame New Labour for fuelling Islamophobia

Two members of Jeremy Corbyn’s Shadow Cabinet have blamed the previous Labour government for fuelling Islamophobia and helping to create the anti-immigrant “hostile environment”.

Former Home Secretary Alan Johnson reveals ‘glaring’ inaccuracy in BBC’s Bodyguard

Former Home Secretary Alan Johnson reveals ‘glaring’ inaccuracy in BBC’s Bodyguard

Former Home Secretary Alan Johnson reveals inaccuracy in BBC’s Bodyguard

Former Home Secretary Alan Johnson has said there was a “glaring” mistake in the BBC hit series Bodyguard.

Labour Conference: What's Labour's position on Brexit and what new taxes are planned for homeowners?

Labour Conference: What's Labour's position on Brexit and what new taxes are planned for homeowners?

Labour Conference: What are the policies announced so far?

Some of the key policies Labour has covered at its annual conference so far include a second home tax, alcohol care, and a preference for a general election over a second Brexit referendum

John McDonnell: ‘I think the next Labour leader should be a woman’

John McDonnell: ‘I think the next Labour leader should be a woman’

John McDonnell: ‘I think the next Labour leader should be a woman’

John McDonnell has said that he thinks the next Labour leader should be a woman but that Jeremy Corbyn “will be the leader” as they go into the next election.

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