Politics

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Iain Duncan Smith: I promise Boris Johnson has a Brexit plan

Iain Duncan Smith: I promise Boris Johnson has a Brexit plan

He said the leadership frontrunner has a “clear” plan for leaving the European Union despite a gridlocked Parliament and an unmoving EU.

Jeremy Hunt: Angela Merkel 'ready to renegotiate' Brexit

Jeremy Hunt: Angela Merkel 'ready to renegotiate' Brexit

He claimed the German chancellor is willing to look at new Brexit proposals put forward by the next Prime Minister.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Monday, July 1, 2019

Theresa May slams ‘unacceptable’ claim Corbyn 'too frail' to lead

Theresa May slams ‘unacceptable’ claim Corbyn 'too frail' to lead

Downing Street has denounced comments by senior civil servants that Jeremy Corbyn is “too frail” to be Prime Minister.

House of Commons

Number of threatening letters received by MPs soars since 2016

Number of threatening letters received by MPs soars since 2016

There were 101 reports of letters being sent with intent to cause distress in 2018 - more than double the 39 sent in 2016.

Liam Fox reassured by Jeremy Hunt’s £6 billion Brexit plan

Liam Fox reassured by Jeremy Hunt’s £6 billion Brexit plan

He said Jeremy Hunt’s proposed £6 billion war chest to prepare for a no-deal Brexit can give the UK credibility during EU negotiations.

Jeremy Hunt pledges £6 billion no-deal Brexit 'war chest'

Jeremy Hunt pledges £6 billion no-deal Brexit 'war chest'

The leadership hopeful said farmers should be treated like banks were during the 2008 financial crash in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019

Jeremy Hunt would ‘love’ to have Boris Johnson in cabinet

Jeremy Hunt would ‘love’ to have Boris Johnson in cabinet

He joked he would make rival Boris Johnson the "Secretary of State for Collective Responsibility".

Sturgeon: Next PM like choice between being hit by lorry or bus

Sturgeon: Next PM like choice between being hit by lorry or bus

She said the choice of either candidate is like “asking me if I'd prefer to be run down by a lorry or a bus”.

Jeremy Hunt: Johnson Brexit claim ‘flies in the face of reality’

Jeremy Hunt: Johnson Brexit claim ‘flies in the face of reality’

The Foreign Secretary slammed Boris Johnson’s claim that the chance of a no-deal Brexit is a “million-to-one”.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Gerard Batten

Gerard Batten to stand for UKIP leader after leaving role weeks ago

Gerard Batten to stand for UKIP leader after leaving role weeks ago

The former UKIP leader will stand again for the position, despite leaving the role less than a month ago.

Anti-Brexit activists flood outside ‘Back Boris HQ’ with 2000 ducks

Anti-Brexit activists stage duck-themed protest at ‘Back Boris HQ’

Anti-Brexit activists stage duck-themed protest at ‘Back Boris HQ’

Our Future Our Choice campaigners poured 2,000 plastic ducks outside a building they believed to be Boris Johnson’s campaign office.

Female offenders should be spared jail, says Labour MP

Female offenders should be spared jail, says Labour MP

Women should not be sent to jail, an MP has said, amid calls for a better system for those who have broken the law.

Crispin Blunt

Crispin Blunt will get 'nothing' in return if UK legalises cannabis

Crispin Blunt will get 'nothing' in return if UK legalises cannabis

The MP said he will get "nothing" in return if cannabis is legalised, despite chairing a drugs reform group backed by cannabis corporations.

Mark Francois demands apology from Jeremy Hunt over IRA comments

Mark Francois demands apology from Jeremy Hunt over IRA comments

The MP said that comments from Jeremy Hunt that equated Northern Ireland veterans with IRA terrorists were “outrageous”.

UK must have 'control over unskilled migrants'

UK must have 'control over unskilled migrants'

Tory MP Alok Sharma said he supported Boris Johnson's pledge to deliver an Australian-style points-based immigration system.

Boris Johnson keeps option to suspend Parliament on the table

Boris Johnson keeps option to suspend Parliament on the table

He declined to rule out suspending Parliament in order to force through Brexit by the October 31 deadline.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Theresa May to meet with Vladimir Putin

Theresa May to meet with Vladimir Putin

Theresa May to meet with Vladimir Putin

Theresa May is to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin when the two leaders attend the G20 summit in Osaka, Downing Street has said.

Independent football regulator ‘could restore faith’ in the game

Independent football regulator ‘could restore faith’ in the game

Independent football regulator ‘could restore faith’ in the game

An MP has called for the creation of an independent regulator for football to “restore faith” in the game. 

Theresa May

Theresa May: 'Corbyn never backs Britain'

Theresa May: 'Corbyn never backs Britain'

In a heated exchange during Prime Minister's Questions, Mrs May said the opposition leader should "never be Prime Minister".

Angela Eagle

Gay MP close to tears defending Birmingham LGBT lessons

Gay MP close to tears defending Birmingham LGBT lessons

Angela Eagle was visibly upset as she defended the teaching of same-sex relationships in schools.

Brexit

Extending Brexit deadline will leave UK 'on the run' from EU

Extending Brexit deadline will leave UK 'on the run' from EU

Sir Bernard Jenkin said Britain risks being stuck in a perpetual extension of the Brexit deadline if it fails to leave on October 31.

Liam Fox slams Boris Johnson’s no-deal Brexit plans

Liam Fox slams Boris Johnson’s no-deal Brexit plans

He has rubbished Boris Johnson’s claim the UK could use world trade rules to continue tariff-free trade with the EU in a no-deal Brexit.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Jeremy Hunt hits out at Boris Johnson over no-deal Brexit letter

Jeremy Hunt hits out at Boris Johnson over no-deal Brexit letter

Jeremy Hunt hits out at Boris Johnson over no-deal Brexit letter

Jeremy Hunt has hit out at his fellow Tory leadership candidate after Boris Johnson called on him to commit to leaving the EU on October 31. 

‘Submarine’ Boris Johnson back in destroyer mode

‘Submarine’ Boris Johnson back in destroyer mode

‘Submarine’ Boris Johnson back in destroyer mode

talkRADIO's political editor Ross Kempsell has shared his thoughts after interviewing the Tory leadership frontrunner.

Dominic Grieve: ‘Boris Johnson is not taken seriously abroad’

Dominic Grieve: ‘Boris Johnson is not taken seriously abroad’

Dominic Grieve: ‘Boris Johnson is not taken seriously abroad’

Boris Johnson is not taken seriously by politicians abroad, Conservative MP Dominic Grieve has claimed. 

Boris Johnson will leave EU ‘do or die, come what may’

Boris Johnson will leave EU ‘do or die, come what may’

He has reaffirmed his commitment to leaving the European Union by October 31 “come what may”.

Boris Johnson - the talkRADIO interview

Boris Johnson - The talkRADIO interview

Boris Johnson is the favourite to be the next Prime Minister at a time of turmoil and transition.

Boris Johnson: ‘Simply unfair’ to discuss family life in public

Boris Johnson: ‘Simply unfair’ to discuss family life in public

He has once again refused to discuss a late-night incident at his girlfriend’s home that led to police being called to the property.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Monday, June 24, 2019

Most Tory voters do not think Boris should explain flat disturbance

Most Tory voters do not think Boris should explain flat disturbance

Most Tory voters do not think Boris should explain flat disturbance

The majority (64 per cent) of Conservative voters do not think Boris Johnson should answer questions about a disturbance at his flat, a survey has found.

Dawn Butler defends Boris Johnson's neighbour's call to police

Dawn Butler defends Boris Johnson's neighbour's call to police

Dawn Butler defends Boris Johnson's neighbour's call to police

Dawn Butler has come to the defence of Boris Johnson's neighbours, who called the police after a row broke out at the politician's home.

Sacked MP Chris Davies to fight for old seat in by-election

Sacked MP Chris Davies to fight for old seat in by-election

The former MP has been selected to fight for the seat he lost after more than 10,000 constituents signed a petition to remove him.

John Prescott

Former deputy Prime Minister Lord Prescott suffers stroke

Former deputy Prime Minister Lord Prescott suffers stroke

The 81-year-old was taken to a hospital in Hull on Friday his family revealed in a statement.

Tory leadership race: Key dates

Tory leadership race: Key dates

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt face a gruelling month of campaigning before one of them is crowned the next Prime Minister.

Kate Hoey

Labour and Tories will be ‘decimated’ if Brexit not delivered

Labour and Tories will be ‘decimated’ if Brexit not delivered

Kate Hoey has said the Conservative Party and Labour are “going to be decimated” if they fail to deliver Brexit.

Matt Hancock slams Jeremy Hunt's 'negative' leadership campaign

Matt Hancock slams Jeremy Hunt's 'negative' leadership campaign

The health secretary said it was a "mistake" for the leadership hopeful to call Boris Johnson a "coward".

Nigel Farage: I would do a ‘deal with the Devil’ to deliver Brexit

Nigel Farage: I would do a ‘deal with the Devil’ to deliver Brexit

The Brexit Party leader would “do a deal with the Devil” to get a “proper clean Brexit”, he has revealed.

Andrew Bridgen: Election is ‘only solution’ to Brexit deadlock

Andrew Bridgen: Election is ‘only solution’ to Brexit deadlock

The Tory MP said he believes a general election is the “only one solution” to implementing the will of the people over Brexit.

Boris Johnson: ‘We are not going to bottle it’ on Brexit

Boris Johnson: ‘We are not going to bottle it’ on Brexit

The leadership contender has reiterated his determination to leave the European Union by October 31, after a weekend of media scrutiny over his private life.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Friday, June 21, 2019

Convicted Tory MP Chris Davies ousted after recall petition

Convicted Tory MP Chris Davies ousted after recall petition

Convicted Tory MP Chris Davies ousted after recall petition

Tory MP Chris Davies has lost his seat in Parliament after 19 per cent of voters in his constituency signed a petition to remove him.

MPs have no incentive ‘to do the right thing’

MPs have no incentive ‘to do the right thing’

MPs have no incentive ‘to do the right thing’

MPs have no incentive “do the right thing”, the Taxpayers’ Alliance has claimed.

Mark Field ‘should be praised’ over protester removal, says Tory MP

Mark Field ‘should be praised’ over protester removal

Mark Field ‘should be praised’ over protester removal

Conservative MP Peter Bottomley has praised Foreign Office minister Mark Field for removing a protester from a dinner in London on Thursday night.

Party to investigate after Tory MP branded ‘disgrace’ by colleague

Party to investigate after Tory MP branded ‘disgrace’ by colleague

Party to investigate after Tory MP branded ‘disgrace’ by colleague

An investigation will be launched into messages sent to a Tory MP by a party colleague that branded her a "disgrace".

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Boris Johnson v Jeremy Hunt as Michael Gove knocked out

Boris Johnson v Jeremy Hunt as Michael Gove knocked out

Jeremy Hunt has beaten Michael Gove to second place in the final leadership ballot by just two votes.

Sajid Javid knocked out of leadership race ahead of final vote

Sajid Javid knocked out of leadership race ahead of final vote

Sajid Javid has been eliminated from the leadership contest in the first of two votes due today.

Dominic Raab: Boris Johnson is ‘wonderfully mercurial’

Dominic Raab: Boris Johnson is ‘wonderfully mercurial’

Dominic Raab: Boris Johnson is ‘wonderfully mercurial’

Dominic Raab has described the frontrunner as “wonderfully mercurial” and the only candidate committed to leaving the EU by October 31.

Theresa May to join talks allocating top EU jobs on final trip as PM

Theresa May to join talks assigning top EU jobs on final trip as PM

Theresa May to join talks assigning top EU jobs on final trip as PM

Theresa May will join talks aimed at naming the next leaders for the top positions in the European Union on Thursday.

Tory leadership race: Battle to narrow to final two contenders

Tory leadership race: Battle to narrow to final two contenders

Tory leadership race: Battle to narrow to final two contenders

The Tory leadership race to become the next Prime Minister enters its final phase at Westminster as rivals compete to take on Boris Johnson.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

'Momentum' with Michael Gove after third leadership vote

'Momentum' with Michael Gove after third leadership vote

Nicky Morgan said "momentum" is with Michael Gove after he narrowed the gap for second place on Jeremy Hunt.

Rory Stewart eliminated from leadership race

Rory Stewart eliminated from leadership race

Rory Stewart has been knocked out of the leadership race after losing 10 supporters in the third ballot.

Labour MPs warn Jeremy Corbyn against backing second Brexit vote

Labour MPs warn Jeremy Corbyn against backing second Brexit vote

A group of 26 Labour MPs said the commitment to a second referendum risks “driving a wedge” between traditional Labour voters and the party.

Andy Burnham: Tories ‘frightened’ of the Brexit Party

Andy Burnham: Tories ‘frightened’ of the Brexit Party

Andy Burnham: Tories ‘frightened’ of the Brexit Party

The Conservative Party are “frightened” of the Brexit Party, according to the mayor of Greater Manchester.

Iain Duncan Smith: Rory Stewart ‘marginal loser’ of TV debate

Iain Duncan Smith: Rory Stewart ‘marginal loser’ of TV debate

Iain Duncan Smith: Rory Stewart ‘marginal loser’ of TV debate

Rory Stewart was the “marginal loser” in Tuesday’s Tory leadership debate, Iain Duncan Smith has said.

Next knockout vote looms in Tory leadership race

Next knockout vote looms in Tory leadership race

Next knockout vote looms in Tory leadership race

Another Tory leadership candidate is set to be knocked out in the third round of voting on Wednesday following a fractious TV debate.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Rory Stewart ‘telling the difficult truth about Brexit’

Rory Stewart ‘telling the difficult truth about Brexit’

Richard Benyon said Rory Stewart is the only leadership candidate “telling the difficult truth about Brexit”.

Leadership race live: Contenders arrive for debate

Leadership race live: Contenders arrive for debate

Dominic Raab has been knocked out the leadership race, ahead of the second televised debate.

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