Politics

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Big Ben to chime for the first time since new year

Big Ben to chime for the first time since new year

Big Ben to chime for the first time since new year

The famous chimes of Big Ben will ring out for the first time since the new year.

Row breaks out over FBI report on Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

Row breaks out over FBI report on Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

Row breaks out over FBI report on Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

A row between Republicans and Democrats has broken out over a confidential FBI report about allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted women three decades ago.

Donald Tusk demands greater respect from UK after Jeremy Hunt’s ‘unwise insult’

EU President Donald Tusk demands greater respect from UK after Jeremy Hunt’s ‘unwise insult’

EU President demands greater respect for EU after Jeremy Hunt’s ‘unwise insult’

The European Council President has called Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s comparison of the EU and Soviet Union as “unwise”.

John McDonnell defends Labour's Julia Hartley-Brewer ban: 'She upset people, and we can't have that'

John McDonnell defends Labour's Julia Hartley-Brewer ban: 'She upset people, and we can't have that'

John McDonnell defends Labour's Julia Hartley-Brewer ban

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said the Labour Party's ban of Julia Hartley-Brewer from their next conference was because she didn't 'behave acceptably'

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

France unveils plan to prepare for possible no-deal Brexit

France unveils plan to prepare for possible no-deal Brexit

France unveils plan to prepare for possible no-deal Brexit

France’s government has unveiled a bill to get the country ready in case of a no-deal Brexit.

Theresa May announces new cancer strategy, fuel duty freeze and calls for Tories to 'come together'

Theresa May announces new cancer strategy, fuel duty freeze and calls for Tories to 'come together'

Theresa May announces plans for new cancer strategy and fuel duty freeze

Prime Minister Theresa May used her keynote speech at Conservative Party Conference to announce an extra £394 million per week for a new cancer strategy, a freeze on fuel duty, and attacked Labour calling the antisemitism row that has smothered the party “a national tragedy”.

Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock says student union's clapping ban is 'bonkers'

Matt Hancock calls student union's clapping ban 'bonkers'

The health secretary has called a ban on clapping imposed by the University of Manchester's Students' Union "bonkers".

Tesco warns over stockpiling amid no-deal Brexit fears

Tesco warns over stockpiling amid no-deal Brexit fears

Tesco warns over stockpiling amid no-deal Brexit fears

Tesco has become the latest supermarket to warn over stockpiling as grocers ramp up contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit.

'I don't want him in the party', says Katie Perrior of MP who submitted no-confidence letter

'I don't want him in the party', says Katie Perrior of MP who submitted no-confidence letter

'I don't want him in the party', says Katie Perrior of James Duddridge

James Duddridge submitted a letter of no confidence in Theresa May, and former adviser to the Prime Minister Katie Perrior said it was the 'lowliest' tactic

Theresa May

Conservative MP calls for Theresa May to step down as leader minutes before her keynote speech

Blow for Prime Minister as MP calls for her removal minutes before her speech

Theresa May suffered a blow less than an hour before her keynote speech at the Conservative party conference as one of her own MPs called for her to be removed as party leader.

Theresa May: People are 'appalled' by Jeremy Corbyn's Labour

Theresa May: People are 'appalled' by Jeremy Corbyn's Labour

Theresa May: People are 'appalled' by Jeremy Corbyn's Labour

Theresa May used her closing speech at the Conservative Party conference to attack Labour and say the Conservatives were the party of 'unionism', despite internal divisions

Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock on his dyslexia: 'Spellchecker saved my life professionally'

Matt Hancock on his dyslexia: 'Spellchecker saved my life professionally'

The health secretary told talkRADIO about his struggles with dyslexia, revealing to Julia Hartley-Brewer that "spellchecker saved my life professionally".

Lord Heseltine

Lord Heseltine: Brexit will 'diminish our status in the world'

Lord Heseltine: Brexit will 'diminish our status in the world'

The former deputy Prime Minister has claimed Brexit will "diminish our status in the world" claiming the only solution is a second vote.

Conservative society

Student Conservative society under fire after wearing t-shirts with the slogan 'F*** the NHS'

Student Conservatives under fire for 'F*** the NHS' t-shirts

The Plymouth University Conservative society have come under fire after a picture surfaced of the group sporting Hitler-style moustaches and t-shirts scribbled with 'F*** the NHS'.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Health Secretary reveals £240 million fund to free up hospital beds this winter

Health Secretary reveals £240 million fund to free up hospital beds this winter

Health Secretary reveals £240 million fund to free up hospital beds this winter

An emergency £240 million will be pumped into the social care system to ease the pressure on the NHS this winter.

Immigration: What's in the government's new policy?

Immigration: What's in the government's new policy?

Immigration: What's in the government's new policy?

Theresa May laid out plans for the UK's post-Brexit immigration policy

Second UKIP MEP quits over ‘extreme’ views of party leader Gerard Batten

Second UKIP MEP quits over ‘extreme’ views of party leader Gerard Batten

Second UKIP MEP quits over ‘extreme’ views of party leader Gerard Batten

A second UKIP MEP has quit the party in protest at the “extreme nationalist and reactionary” views of leader Gerard Batten.

Sajid Javid: Concerns about immigration don't make people 'hostile'

Sajid Javid: Concerns about immigration don't make people 'hostile'

Sajid Javid: Concerns about immigration don't make people 'hostile'

Home Secretary Sajid Javid said he was eager to define a new immigration policy for the UK post-Brexit

Sajid Javid

Sajid Javid: 'Let's just deal with it upfront - yes, I did watch Bodyguard'

Sajid Javid: 'Let's just deal with it upfront - yes, I did watch Bodyguard'

In his speech at the Conservative party conference, the home secretary revealed he watched popular BBC drama the Bodyguard.

Crowd cheers as Boris Johnson demands Theresa May ‘chuck Chequers’

Crowd cheers as Boris Johnson demands Theresa May ‘chuck Chequers’

Crowd cheers as Boris Johnson demands Theresa May ‘chuck Chequers’

Boris Johnson used his speech at the Conservative Party Conference to call for the Prime Minister to “chuck Chequers” describing it as a “democratic injustice”.

Jacob Rees-Mogg makes appearance at anti-Brexit 'funeral' protest

Jacob Rees-Mogg makes appearance at anti-Brexit 'funeral' protest

Jacob Rees-Mogg makes appearance at anti-Brexit 'funeral' protest

Our Future, Our Choice staged a demonstration outside the Conservative Party conference where they carried a coffin representing Brexit through the street

Theresa May announces law change to allow civil partnerships for opposite-sex couples

Theresa May announces law change to allow civil partnerships for opposite-sex couples

Theresa May announces civil partnerships for opposite-sex couples

The government is to change the law to allow opposite-sex couples to enter into civil partnerships, Theresa May has announced.

Theresa May is ‘deluded’ over police crime numbers, says Police Federation chairman

Theresa May is ‘deluded’ over police numbers, says Police Federation chairman

Theresa May is ‘deluded’ over police numbers, says Police Federation chair

Prime Minister Theresa May has sparked outrage from police after she insisted that there is no direct “causation” between officer numbers and crime levels.

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

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