Politics

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

People’s Vote is 'massively problematic' but it is the MPs' fault for not 'getting deal through', says campaigner

People’s Vote is 'massively problematic' but it is the MPs' fault for not 'getting deal through', says campaigner

People’s Vote is 'massively problematic' but it is MPs' fault, says campaigner

Lara Spirit, co-founder of Our Future, Our Choice has said that it is not their "fault" for campaigning for a People's Vote but that the issue was with MPs for failing to pass a deal. 

Arlene Foster

Arlene Foster: 'That toxic backstop cannot have our support'

Arlene Foster: 'That toxic backstop cannot have our support'

The DUP leader told talkRADIO she was "disappointed" in the Prime Minister for not asking the EU to "get rid" of the backstop clause ahead of yesterday's meaningful vote.

Downing Street

Stewart Jackson: Downing Street's Brexit strategy 'is like the Wizard of Oz - you pull the curtain back and there's not much there'

Stewart Jackson compares Downing Street's Brexit strategy to 'Wizard of Oz'

The former aide to David Davis compared the government's Brexit strategy to the Wizard of Oz, claiming behind the curtain "there's not much there".

Tim Martin: 'Nothing personal, Mrs May, but I think you're quite strange'

Tim Martin: 'Nothing personal, Mrs May, but I think you're quite strange'

Tim Martin: 'Nothing personal, Mrs May, but I think you're quite strange'

Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin said he thinks Theresa May is 'strange' for her approach to Brexit

John McDonnell refuses to rule out further confidence votes

John McDonnell refuses to rule out further confidence votes

John McDonnell refuses to rule out further confidence votes

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said that Labour could call further confidence votes in the government if Theresa May wins the one tabled by Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday

Sir John Redwood will support May despite deal being 'worse than staying in the EU'

Sir John Redwood will support May despite deal being 'worse than staying in the EU'

Sir John Redwood will support May despite deal being 'worse than staying in EU'

Conservative MP John Redwood explains why he will support Theresa May in a confidence vote despite opposing her Brexit deal

Lord Adonis says Theresa May's best option is to revoke Article 50

Lord Adonis says Theresa May's best option is to revoke Article 50

Lord Adonis says Theresa May's best option is to revoke Article 50

Labour peer Lord Adonis says that Theresa May should revoke Article 50 due to the divisions over Brexit in the Conversative party

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn calls no confidence motion after Theresa May's Brexit deal voted down

Jeremy Corbyn calls no confidence motion after Theresa May's Brexit deal loss

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for a motion of no confidence in the government following Theresa May's loss on her Brexit deal

Nigel Farage hopes Theresa May gets a 'walloping' and defends controversial immigration poster from 2016

Nigel Farage hopes Theresa May gets a 'walloping' in meaningful vote

Nigel Farage told Eamonn Holmes he wanted Theresa May's Brexit deal to be defeated as it would keep the UK 'half in and half out' of the UK

Michael Gove poster

Michael Gove targeted with Brexit-themed billboard

Michael Gove targeted with Brexit-themed billboard

An optimistic tweet posted by the Environment Secretary ahead of the EU Referendum has appeared on a billboard in Essex.

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg: MPs against no-deal Brexit have 'selective memories'

Jacob Rees-Mogg: MPs against no-deal Brexit have 'selective memories'

The politician claimed MPs who were against a no-deal had forgotten voting for the UK to leave without a deal by default if no deal had been agreed to.

Jeremy Corbyn

Labour Party hit with £12,500 fine over donation declaration failures

Labour Party hit with £12,500 fine over donation declaration failures

The Labour Party has been fined £12,500 by the Electoral Commission over failings to deliver on time and accurate reports about donations.

Richard Tice: May's deal 'ties us in a straitjacket and gives EU the key'

Richard Tice: May's deal 'ties us in a straitjacket and gives EU the key'

Richard Tice: May's deal 'ties us in a straitjacket and gives EU the key'

Richard Tice of Leave Means Live told Mike Graham he hopes for a significant defeat for Theresa May's deal when MPs vote on Tuesday

Kate Hoey MP: Amendments on Theresa May’s deal are ‘meaningless’

Kate Hoey MP: Amendments on Theresa May’s deal are ‘meaningless’

Kate Hoey MP: Amendments on Theresa May’s deal are ‘meaningless’

Labour’s Kate Hoey has said that all the amendments on Theresa May’s Brexit deal are “meaningless” because they do not change the “legal status of the agreement”.

Theresa May

'Any normal Prime Minister would resign - Theresa May is a limpet', says Lord Peter Lilley

'Any normal Prime Minister would resign - Theresa May is a limpet'

Lord Peter Lilley told talkRADIO's James Whale the Prime Minister "seems to be a limpet" who does not "get dislodged from her rock very easily".

Stephen Kinnock MP: British politics must ‘rediscover the lost art of compromise’ for Brexit

Stephen Kinnock MP: British politics must ‘rediscover the lost art of compromise’ for Brexit

Stephen Kinnock MP: British politics must ‘rediscover lost art of compromise'

Labour’s Stephen Kinnock has said that British politics needs to “rediscover the lost art of compromise” for Brexit to be a success, as Prime Minister Theresa May is set to face MPs on her Brexit proposals.

Dominic Raab: ‘Britain can do better’ than Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Dominic Raab: ‘Britain can do better’ than Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Dominic Raab: ‘Britain can do better’ than Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has said that “Britain can do better” than the Prime Minister’s deal on leaving the European Union.

Dominic Grieve MP: I will ‘not allow’ a ‘catastrophic’ no-deal Brexit to happen

Dominic Grieve MP: I will ‘not allow’ a ‘catastrophic’ no-deal Brexit to happen

Dominic Grieve MP: I will ‘not allow’ a ‘catastrophic’ no-deal Brexit to happen

Conservative MP Dominic Grieve has said that he, along with other MPs, will not allow a “catastrophic” no-deal Brexit to happen, as Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal is set to be voted on, on Tuesday afternoon.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019

Michael Gove to ban most-polluting wood stoves and open fires

Michael Gove to ban most polluting wood stoves and open fires

Michael Gove to ban most polluting wood stoves and open fires

The most polluting log burners and stoves will be banned as part of a strategy to tackle air pollution, the Environment Secretary has announced.

Tulip Siddiq

Labour MP delays giving birth to vote against Brexit deal

Labour MP delays giving birth to vote against Brexit deal

Tulip Siddiq has revealed she has postponed her Caesarean section so she can vote against the Prime Minister's Brexit deal tomorrow.

Andrew Bridgen MP: ‘It is Parliament versus the people’ as MPs prepare to vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal

Andrew Bridgen MP: ‘It is Parliament versus the people’ as MPs prepare to vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal

Andrew Bridgen MP: ‘It is Parliament versus the people’

Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen has said that it is “Parliament versus the people” as MPs prepare to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit proposals on Tuesday.

Theresa May

What happens if Theresa May's Brexit deal is rejected?

What happens if Theresa May's Brexit deal is rejected?

talkRADIO's political editor Ross Kempsell explains what will happen if MPs vote against the Prime Minister's Brexit deal in tomorrow's vote.

Liam Fox: MPs feel “honour-bound” to stick to their initial Brexit decision

Liam Fox: MPs feel 'honour-bound' to stick to their initial Brexit decision

Liam Fox: MPs feel 'honour-bound' to stick to their initial Brexit decision

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has said that MPs feel “honour-bound” to stick to their “initial decision” on Brexit, despite the “terrible backlash” some MPs will face if there is no Brexit.

Esther McVey MP: Theresa May’s deal is the ‘most dangerous path to go along’

Esther McVey MP: Theresa May’s deal is the ‘most dangerous path to go along’

Esther McVey MP: Theresa May’s deal is the ‘most dangerous path to go along’

Former Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey has said that that Theresa May’s deal is the “most dangerous” because it will break up the “UK union” between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.

Vince Cable: ‘Parliament can seize control’ of the Brexit process

Vince Cable: ‘Parliament can seize control’ of the Brexit process

Vince Cable: ‘Parliament can seize control’ of the Brexit process

Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has said that Parliament can “seize control” of the Brexit legislative process because leaving the European Union is an “unprecedented situation”.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Theresa May

Theresa May: Not backing Brexit deal would be 'unforgiveable breach of trust'

Theresa May: Not backing Brexit deal would be 'unforgiveable breach of trust'

The Prime Minister has urged MPs to back her Withdrawal Agreement, and claimed voting against it would be "a catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust in our democracy".

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Hundreds of protesters join ‘yellow vest’ inspired march in London

Hundreds of protesters join ‘yellow vest’ inspired march in London

Hundreds of protesters join ‘yellow vest’ inspired march in London

Protesters have gathered in London for a “yellow vest” inspired anti-austerity march.

‘Yellow vest’ campaigner James Goddard arrested in London ahead of protest

‘Yellow vest’ campaigner James Goddard arrested in London ahead of protest

‘Yellow vest’ campaigner James Goddard arrested in London ahead of protest

James Goddard, a leading member of UK’s ‘yellow vest’ protesters, has been arrested in London ahead of ‘yellow vest’ protest in the capital city.

MPs get upset only when ‘politically acceptable’ views are attacked, says political commentator

MPs get upset only when ‘politically acceptable’ views are attacked, says political commentator

MPs get upset only when ‘acceptable’ views are attacked, says political expert

Political commentator Peter Oborne has said that “the whole political class gets upset” when people of “politically acceptable views get attacked” but not when it is people of “non-politically correct views”.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019

Stephen Timms MP: Brexit was ‘the whole reason’ Theresa May was elected and she has failed

Stephen Timms MP: Brexit was ‘the whole reason’ Theresa May was elected and she has failed

Stephen Timms MP: Brexit was ‘the whole reason’ May was elected and she failed

Labour MP Stephen Timms has said that “in any rational world” the Government should be removed if Theresa May’s Brexit proposals are voted down on Tuesday.

Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott: Labour is 'committed' to honouring Brexit vote

Diane Abbott: Labour is 'committed' to honouring Brexit vote

The Shadow Home Secretary has insisted Labour is "committed to honouring" the Brexit vote despite backbench warnings that it will "damage" the communities they represent.

Nigel Evans MP: Extending Article 50 would be ‘like altering the date of Christmas’

Nigel Evans: Extending Article 50 would be ‘like altering the date of Christmas'

Conservative MP Nigel Evans criticised suggestions of extending Article 50 and said Theresa May had not eased the minds of MPs opposed to her deal

Maritime union protests over Chris Grayling's Brexit ferry contracts

Maritime union protests over Chris Grayling's Brexit ferry contracts

Maritime union protests over Chris Grayling's Brexit ferry contracts

A protest has been held outside the Department for Transport's head office to call for guarantees that new ferry services aimed at easing pressure on Dover after Brexit will be crewed by UK seafarers.

Richard Harrington

'In the event of a hard Brexit would I resign? The answer is yes', says Business Minister

'In the event of a hard Brexit would I resign? The answer is yes'

The Business Minister told James Whale he is standing by his decision to resign in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Child benefit cap: 'Is it fair for your taxes to support other families?' policy expert asks

Child benefit cap: 'Is it fair for your taxes to support other families?' policy expert asks

Child benefit cap: 'Is it fair for your taxes to support other families?'

The director of policy at the Centre for Social Justice says the child benefit cap being scrapped for retrospective claimants is about "fairness" if they had children before the cap was introduced

Amber Rudd

Universal Credit: Amber Rudd scraps plans to extend two-child benefits cap

Universal Credit: Amber Rudd scraps plans to extend two-child benefits cap

The work and pensions secretary has scrapped a controversial plan to extend a benefits cap on families with more than two children.

Peta Credlin

Jeremy Corbyn is 'socialist to his entrails', says Peta Credlin

Jeremy Corbyn is 'socialist to his entrails', says Peta Credlin

The ex-chief of staff to former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said having Jeremy Corbyn in power "would be diabolical".

Alastair Campbell

'Appeasing Rees-Mogg has left Theresa May in a mess', says Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell: 'Appeasing Rees-Mogg has left Theresa May in a mess'

The former Number 10 spin doctor has accused the Prime Minister of trying to appease her own MPs rather than attempting to "bring the country together".

Peter Bone

Peter Bone: 'Project Fear overplayed their hand - people are laughing at them'

Peter Bone: 'Project Fear overplayed their hand - people are laughing at them'

The Conservative MP slated the so-called 'Project Fear' campaigns, which focused firstly on the negative consequences of Brexit, and then the negative aspects of leaving the EU without a deal.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Michael Gove attacks Labour’s Brexit plans in sweary rant

Michael Gove attacks Labour’s Brexit plans in sweary rant

Michael Gove attacks Labour’s Brexit plans in sweary rant

Environment Secretary Michael Gove described the Labour Party’s Brexit plans as “bollocks” during House of Commons debate.

Sir Richard Dearlove

Theresa May's Brexit deal threatens 'national security', former MI6 boss warns

Theresa May's Brexit deal threatens 'national security', former MI6 boss warns

The former head of MI6 has warned the Prime Minister's Brexit deal will threaten "national security" and must be "defeated".

Chris Grayling denies plans for emergency no-deal Brexit freight services to carry food and medicines

Chris Grayling denies plans for emergency no-deal Brexit freight services to carry food and medicines

Chris Grayling denies plans for emergency no-deal Brexit freight services

Chris Grayling has denied reports that his department is preparing to lay on emergency freight services across Kent in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Kate Hoey MP: If Theresa May does not deliver Brexit by March ‘she has no legacy’

Kate Hoey MP: If Theresa May does not deliver Brexit by March ‘she has no legacy’

Kate Hoey MP: If Theresa May does not deliver Brexit ‘she has no legacy'

Labour MP Kate Hoey has said Prime Minister Theresa May will have “no legacy” if she does not deliver some form of Brexit by the end of March.

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage: John Bercow is 'least neutral umpire' in history of Parliament

Nigel Farage: John Bercow is 'least neutral umpire' in history of Parliament

The former UKIP leader branded the Speaker of the House of Commons the "least neutral umpire" in Parliamentary history in a heated discussion on the James Whale show.

Hunger

MPs call for appointment of Minister for Hunger to tackle malnutrition 'scandal' in UK

MPs call for appointment of Minister for Hunger to tackle malnutrition in UK

MPs have demanded a "minister for hunger" be appointed by the government to tackle the "scandal" of hunger and malnutrition in the country.

Sammy Wilson

Sammy Wilson: 'Remainer elite' in House of Commons are trying to 'thwart' result of Brexit vote

Sammy Wilson: 'Remainer elite' are trying to 'thwart' result of Brexit vote

The DUP's Brexit spokesman has accused "remainer elite" in the House of Commons of trying to "thwart the result" of the EU referendum.

Dominic Grieve

Dominic Grieve: 'Our children and grandchildren' won't 'thank us' for leaving the EU

Dominic Grieve: 'Our children and grandchildren' won't 'thank us' for leaving EU

The MP told Julia Hartley-Brewer he thought the country would "suffer for a long time" when it exits the European Union.

Iain Duncan Smith

Iain Duncan Smith on Brexit: 'I'd rather have a deal'

Iain Duncan Smith on Brexit: 'I'd rather have a deal'

The former Conservative Party leader has revealed he wants the UK to leave the EU with a deal, but claimed negotiations have "not really begun".

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Kate Bush

Kate Bush: 'I am not a Tory'

Kate Bush: 'I am not a Tory'

The Wuthering Heights singer posted on her website that she wanted to "make clear" she was not a Conservative voter, after an article resurfaced in which she was quoted saying she "really liked" Theresa May.

Yvette Cooper

Power over taxes 'needs to remain with the government - not backbench MPs', says former Downing Street advisor

Power over taxes 'needs to remain with the government - not backbench MPs'

A former Downing Street advisor has aired her concerns over an amendment to the Finance Bill, which will limit the government's financial powers in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Theresa May’s Brexit plan suffers second Commons defeat in 24 hours

Theresa May suffers second Commons defeat on her Brexit plans in 24 hours

Theresa May suffers second Commons defeat on Brexit plans in 24 hours

Theresa May's Brexit proposals have received a major setback after she suffered a second defeat in the House of Commons within 24 hours.

Brits in the Netherlands must pay for residence permit after Brexit

Brits in the Netherlands must pay for residence permit after Brexit

Brits in the Netherlands must pay for residence permit after Brexit

The Netherlands announces its residency scheme for British citizens living there after Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn calls for ‘safe space’ for politicians to debate

Jeremy Corbyn calls for ‘safe space’ for politicians to debate after MP Anna Soubry was called a 'Nazi' by protesters

Jeremy Corbyn calls for ‘safe space’ for politicians to debate

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for a “safe space” for political debate, after pro-Remain MP Anna Soubry was confronted by protesters outside of Parliament and called a “Nazi”.

MPs will get a vote on triggering the backstop or extending transition period if no new agreement by end of 2020

MPs will get a vote on triggering the backstop or extending transition period if no new agreement by end of 2020

MPs will get vote on triggering the backstop if no new agreement by end of 2020

Prime Minister Theresa May has assured MPs that they would get a vote on triggering the backstop, or extending the implementation period, if there is no new agreement by December 2020.

James Goddard

James Goddard: Who is the 'yellow vest' protester who hounded Anna Soubry?

James Goddard: Who is the 'yellow vest' protester who hounded Anna Soubry?

The serial protester has previously stormed the offices of Facebook and the Labour Party, and leads a group of high-vis jacket-wearing protesters in Westminster.

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