Politics

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

James Cleverly hits back at Kay Burley's 'empty chair' interview

James Cleverly hits back at Kay Burley's 'empty chair' interview

The Sky News presenter conducted an interview with an empty chair while the Tory Party chairman was speaking to talkRADIO.

Luciana Berger: Leaving Labour Party was in the 'national interest'

Luciana Berger: Leaving Labour Party was in the 'national interest'

Ms Berger left Labour to found the Independent Group for Change, before joining the Liberal Democrats in September.

General election: Five-week campaign period begins

General election: Five-week campaign period begins

Today is the first day of the five-week general election campaign period, after Parliament was dissolved in the early hours of this morning.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Philip Hammond to stand down at general election

Philip Hammond to stand down at general election

Former Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced he will not contest the next election.

Lib Dems pledge £50bn for public services if Brexit is stopped

Lib Dems pledge £50bn for public services if Brexit is stopped

Jo Swinson has said stopping Brexit would generate a £50 billion "remain bonus" that her party would put into public services.

Michael Gove: If Diane Abbott can't back a Corbyn deal, how can we?

Michael Gove: If Diane Abbott can't back a Corbyn deal, how can we?

The cabinet minister slated the Labour leader's Brexit policy, joking that it was "as clear as an apology from Vicky Pollard".

Monday, November 4, 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019

Angela Rayner brands PM and Nigel Farage ‘hard right nasty thugs’

Angela Rayner brands PM and Nigel Farage ‘hard right nasty thugs’

Labour’s Angela Rayner has branded Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and Donald Trump as “hard right nasty thugs” in a tweet over the weekend.

Nigel Farage: Brexit Party will target five million Labour voters

Nigel Farage: Brexit Party will target five million Labour voters

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has revealed the party's 600 candidates for the general election.

Who will become the next Commons Speaker?

Who will become the next Commons Speaker?

After John Bercow announced he would be leaving the role after a decade, a number of MPs have confirmed their interest in the position.

Tory Brexit countdown clock now counts days since October 31

Tory Brexit countdown clock now counts days since October 31

It is accompanied by a sign which blames opposition parties for the Brexit delay.

Chuka Umunna: Stopping Brexit 'comes before everything else'

Chuka Umunna: Stopping Brexit 'comes before everything else'

The Liberal Democrat MP said his party's "number one priority" was preventing Britain's exit from the EU, but insisted the party had numerous other policies.

Sir Lindsay Hoyle elected new Commons Speaker

Sir Lindsay Hoyle elected new Commons Speaker

Labour MP Sir Lindsay Hoyle has been elected as the new Speaker in the House of Commons after four rounds of voting.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

Theo Paphitis: UK set for one of ‘nastiest elections in history’

Theo Paphitis: UK set for one of ‘nastiest elections in history’

He said he doesn't know who to vote for in the general election, which he predicts will be "one of the nastiest in living history".

Brexit Party election campaign: 'We will contest every seat'

Brexit Party election campaign: 'We will contest every seat'

Nigel Farage said his party would "contest every seat" at the next election unless the Prime Minister agreed to form a pact with his party.

Shailesh Vara: John Bercow's successor 'will speak a lot less'

Shailesh Vara: John Bercow's successor 'will speak a lot less'

Mr Vara - who is one of nine vying to become the next Speaker - said John Bercow had left the role under a "dark cloud".

Antoinette Sandbach: 'Voters have changed their minds on Brexit'

Antoinette Sandbach: 'Voters have changed their minds on Brexit'

Ex-Conservative MP Antoinette Sandbach has joined the Liberal Democrats ahead of the December 12 election.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Legislation to trigger December 12 election becomes law

Legislation to trigger December 12 election becomes law

Legislation triggering an early general election on December 12 has become law after receiving Royal Assent.

Andrew Bridgen and Bercow in spat over Keith Vaz case

Andrew Bridgen and Bercow in spat over Keith Vaz case

The pair became embroiled in a heated back-and-forth in the Commons.

MPs call for John Bercow to be made Lord or Archbishop

MPs call for John Bercow to be made Lord or Archbishop

Calls for a peerage for John Bercow have been pouring in as the outgoing Speaker chairs his final parliamentary session today.

Sir Desmond Swayne: Online abuse contributor to MP exodus

Sir Desmond Swayne: Online abuse contributor to MP exodus

The Tory MP admitted he didn't read messages sent to him via social media to protect his "sanity".

Ken Livingstone: Boris spends too much time 'promoting himself'

Ken Livingstone: Boris spends too much time 'promoting himself'

The ex-Labour Mayor of London said the Prime Minister needed to be in Downing Street "sorting out the mess".

Liz Truss: No one should feel they were hired just for having boobs

Liz Truss: No one should feel they were hired just for having boobs

Liz Truss has called for a different way of thinking on identity and equality, saying no one wants to be the “token woman”.

Jeremy Corbyn launches 2019 general election campaign

Jeremy Corbyn launches 2019 general election campaign

Jeremy Corbyn criticised “the elite” as he launched Labour's election campaign in his first major speech ahead of the December 12 poll.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

PMQs: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn lead tributes to Speaker

PMQs: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn lead tributes to Speaker

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn praised the outgoing Commons Speaker John Bercow, as he chaired his last-ever Prime Minister's Questions.

John Bercow effigy to be burned at Kent bonfire event

John Bercow effigy to be burned at Kent bonfire event

The 11-metre effigy will depict the Commons Speaker holding the heads of Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn.

Lord Falconer predicts 'hung Parliament' at next election

Lord Falconer predicts 'hung Parliament' at next election

The Labour peer said the PM had "stripped" his party "of all allies" in the Commons, and would struggle to form a government if he won.

Boris Johnson prepares for ‘tough’ election campaign

Boris Johnson prepares for ‘tough’ election campaign

He warned Conservative MPs against acting complacent, despite the government emerging victorious from a battle over an early election date.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

MPs vote for general election on December 12

MPs vote for general election on December 12

A general election is set to be held on December 12 after MPs rejected an amendment aimed at changing the date of the PM's election plan.

Sir Vince Cable: Banning over-70s vote ‘extreme and unreasonable’

Sir Vince Cable: Banning over-70s vote ‘extreme and unreasonable’

The Lib Dem MP said calls to ban over-70s from voting are "extreme and unreasonable", but argued that the voting age should be lowered to 16.

Boris Johnson: Labour want Brexit on 'twelfth of never'

Boris Johnson: Labour want Brexit on 'twelfth of never'

The Prime Minister accused opposition MPs of trying to delay Brexit "forever".

Labour Party to back December election

Labour Party to back December election

The UK is on course for a December general election after Labour announced its conditions to back the move had been met.

Lib Dem MEP 'cynical' about Brexiteers wearing poppies

Lib Dem MEP 'cynical' about Brexiteers wearing poppies

Chris Davies suggested that Brexiteers should not wear poppies, claiming the EU is essential for peace.

Lord Heseltine: Boris Johnson was 'wrong' to pull Brexit Bill

Lord Heseltine: Boris Johnson was 'wrong' to pull Brexit Bill

The former deputy PM said pulling the Withdrawal Agreement Bill after it secured a second reading was the "wrong decision".

Stephen Timms: I hope Keith Vaz stays in Parliament

Stephen Timms: I hope Keith Vaz stays in Parliament

The Labour MP says disgraced Labour member Keith Vaz should stand at the next election as he has made a “great contribution” to Parliament.

Boris Johnson pushes ahead with early election plans

Boris Johnson pushes ahead with early election plans

Boris Johnson is expected to once again ask MPs to support a December 12 election despite the measure being defeated on Monday night.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Monday, October 28, 2019

MPs reject Boris Johnson’s bid for December 12 general election

MPs reject Boris Johnson’s bid for December 12 general election

The Prime Minister has said he will put forward a "short Bill" to try again to get MPs to back having an election on December 12 after they rejected it this evening.

Surge in applications to register to vote

Surge in applications to register to vote

Nearly two million people have applied to register to vote in the past eight weeks, according to government figures.

People's Vote chairman accused of 'sabotaging' campaign

People's Vote chairman accused of 'sabotaging' campaign

Campaigner Alastair Campbell accused the group's chairman Roland Rudd of "sabotage", after he reportedly fired two senior staff members.

EU grants UK January 31 Brexit extension

EU grants UK January 31 Brexit extension

The EU has accepted the UK’s request for a Brexit “flextension” until January 31 2020, European Council president Donald Tusk has said.

Richard Tice: Only Brexit Party can keep Conservatives ‘honest’

Richard Tice: Only Brexit Party can keep Conservatives ‘honest’

The MEP said Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan could leave Britain locked in a “never-ending transition”.

Lib Dems and SNP may overrule Boris Johnson’s election date

Lib Dems and SNP may overrule Boris Johnson’s election date

Boris Johnson may be successful in his bid for an early election if the European Union grants a Brexit extension until January 31.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019

Ann Widdecombe: Tories have never taken the Brexit Party seriously

Ann Widdecombe: Tories have never taken the Brexit Party seriously

The Brexit Party MEP said her party could help the government win a "thumping great majority" in an election.

Diane Abbott claims Kate Hoey ‘no longer a Labour MP’

Diane Abbott claims Kate Hoey ‘no longer a Labour MP’

The shadow home secretary has come to blows with fellow Labour MP Kate Hoey after saying she no longer represents the party.

EXCLUSIVE: Tony Blair will 'struggle' to back Labour at election

EXCLUSIVE: Tony Blair will 'struggle' to back Labour at election

In an exclusive interview with talkRADIO, the former PM revealed he was not the "world's greatest supporter" of Jeremy Corbyn.

Alastair Campbell: PM's general election bid ‘anti-democratic’

Alastair Campbell: PM's general election bid ‘anti-democratic’

People's Vote campaigner Alastair Campbell has said Labour should not back Boris Johnson's "terrible idea" to hold a December 12 election.

Brussels delays decision on Brexit extension

Brussels delays decision on Brexit extension

EU ambassadors have reportedly agreed an extension is needed, and a diplomat said the length of the delay will be decided next week.

Sam Gyimah: 'I'm free and liberated in the Lib Dems'

Sam Gyimah: 'I'm free and liberated in the Lib Dems'

The ex-Tory leadership contender said he felt "free" since defecting to the Liberal Democrats.

Sajid Javid: Tories will ‘put on proper fight’ in general election

Sajid Javid: Tories will ‘put on proper fight’ in general election

Sajid Javid has backed Boris Johnson's call for a pre-Christmas general election, saying the government has been "left with no choice".

EU to reveal Brexit delay decision as MPs consider early election

EU to reveal Brexit delay decision as MPs consider early election

An EU decision is expected today outlining if, and crucially for how long, a Brexit delay may be granted, which could influence an election.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Boris Johnson's letter to Corbyn calling for election - IN FULL

Boris Johnson's letter to Corbyn calling for election - IN FULL

Boris Johnson has written a letter to Jeremy Corbyn urging the Labour leader to back his push for a general election.

Boris Johnson to push for December 12 election

Boris Johnson to push for December 12 election

The Prime Minister has said he will give MPs more time to debate his Brexit deal if they agree to a general election on December 12.

Tory MP: Government division rumours ‘absolutely correct’

Tory MP: Government division rumours ‘absolutely correct’

The Conservative Party is reportedly in disagreement over whether Boris Johnson should call a general election before Christmas.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Christine Jardine: ‘Parliament not the problem’ in Brexit process

Christine Jardine: ‘Parliament not the problem’ in Brexit process

The Liberal Democrat has defended Parliament and said the PM "should have known" MPs would refuse his bid to fast-track Brexit legislation.

PMQs: Human traffickers should be 'hunted down', says PM

PMQs: Human traffickers should be 'hunted down', says PM

News of the discovery of 39 dead bodies in a lorry in Thurrock, Essex, this morning has dominated Prime Minister's Questions.

Mark Francois: DUP has offered ‘a bit of an olive branch’

Mark Francois: DUP has offered ‘a bit of an olive branch’

The Conservative MP has said that the a "revised timetable" to debate the Brexit Bill could be achieved if the DUP is onside.

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