Politics

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.

Billboard featuring giant David Cameron 'stability' tweet appears in London

Billboard featuring giant David Cameron 'stability' tweet appears in London

Billboard featuring giant David Cameron 'stability' tweet appears in London

An image of a 2015 tweet by David Cameron has appeared on a billboard in London

Theresa May

James Duddridge MP: Vote on Finance Bill was 'entirely meaningless'

James Duddridge MP: Vote on Finance Bill was 'entirely meaningless'

The Conservative MP claimed yesterday's vote on the Finance Bill, in which the government was defeated for the first time in over 40 years, was "entirely meaningless".

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Voting through Finance Bill amendment is 'salvo from a pea-shooter'

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Voting through Finance Bill amendment is 'salvo from a pea-shooter'

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Finance Bill amendment vote is 'salvo from a pea-shooter'

Jacob Rees-Mogg likened the actions of Tories who voted for the amendment to the Finance Bill to the tactics of Donald Trump, but admitted Brexit may not happen as planned by March 29

Nicky Morgan: 'It's MPs' responsibility to say we don't support a no deal Brexit'

Nicky Morgan: 'It's MPs' responsibility to say we don't support a no deal Brexit'

Nicky Morgan: 'It's MPs' responsibility to say we don't support no deal'

Nicky Morgan was one of the MPs who voted in favour of Labour MP Yvette Cooper's amendment to the Finance Bill, defying the government

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Alex Salmond wins sexual harassment inquiry case against Scottish government

Alex Salmond wins sexual harassment inquiry case against Scottish government

Alex Salmond wins sexual harassment inquiry case against Scottish government

The Scottish government has admitted to acting unlawfully during investigations of sexual harassment claims against Alex Salmond.

Theresa May suffers defeat to no-deal Brexit powers as MPs vote to pass amendment on Finance Bill

Theresa May suffers defeat to no-deal Brexit powers as MPs vote to pass amendment on Finance Bill

Theresa May suffers defeat as MPs vote to pass amendment on Finance Bill

Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered a defeat in the House of Commons on Tuesday afternoon over the government’s no-deal Brexit powers, as MPs vote in favour of amendment to Finance Bill.

Protester filmed confronting Anna Soubry has Facebook and PayPal accounts deleted

Protester filmed confronting Anna Soubry has Facebook and PayPal accounts deleted

Protester filmed confronting Anna Soubry has Facebook account deleted

James Goddard, an online activist who was filmed calling Anna Soubry a Nazi, said he had been "silenced" on Facebook after his profile appeared to disappear.

Opinion: 'Brexit: The Uncivil War' lies to viewers over Vote Leave's criminal activity

Opinion: 'Brexit: The Uncivil War' lies to viewers over Vote Leave's criminal activity

Opinion: 'Brexit: The Uncivil War' lies to viewers over Vote Leave's criminality

Whistleblower Shahmir Sanni, who exposed Vote Leave's unlawful spending, gives his verdict on Channel 4's film Brexit: The Uncivil War

Anna Soubry MP: Protesters who confronted me were an 'very unpleasant, criminal bunch'

Anna Soubry MP: Protesters who confronted me were an 'very unpleasant, criminal bunch'

Anna Soubry MP: Protesters who confronted me were 'unpleasant' and 'criminal'

Conservative MP Anna Soubry described the protesters that confronted her on Monday as “criminal” and “bully-boys”, after they followed her and called her a “Nazi”.

Bob Seely MP: HSBC’s anti-Brexit advert is not ‘a reason to bank with them’

Bob Seely MP accuses HSBC of 'virtue signalling' with advert stating UK is 'not an island'

Bob Seely MP accuses HSBC of 'virtue signalling' with 'not an island' ad

Conservative MP Bob Seely has said that HSBC’s advertisement is not “a reason to bank with them” and accused the bank of “virtue-signalling”.

House of Lords described as ‘a private members’ club’ amid increasing number of absent peers

House of Lords described as ‘a private members’ club’ amid increasing number of absent peers

House of Lords is ‘private members’ club’ amid increasing number of absent peers

Darren Hughes, CEO of Electoral Reform Society has said that the House of Lords feels like a “private members’ club”, following calls for the number of peers to be reduced.

Anna Soubry

Femi Oluwole: Police 'dropped the ball' when Anna Soubry faced 'heightened risk'

Femi Oluwole: Police 'dropped the ball' when Anna Soubry faced 'heightened risk'

Anti-Brexit campaigner Femi Oluwole said police had "dropped the ball" when Conservative MP Anna Soubry was confronted by angry protesters.

Brexit

John Redwood MP: Protesters outside Parliament make 'democratic conversation very difficult'

Protesters outside Parliament make 'democratic conversation very difficult'

Conservative MP John Redwood told Julia Hartley-Brewer that some groups of protesters outside Parliament were "crossing the line".

Monday, January 7, 2019

Monday, January 7, 2019

Brexit lorry trial run 'too little too late', says haulage boss

Brexit lorry trial run 'too little too late', says haulage boss

Brexit lorry trial run 'too little too late', says haulage boss

The policy director at the Road Haulage Association said the test at Manston Airport was not sufficient to prepare for what might happen in the event of a no deal Brexit

Theresa May

Tom Brake: 'Very clear' that politicians concentrated on 'their Christmas dinners' - not Brexit

Tom Brake: Politicians concentrated on 'their Christmas dinners' - not Brexit

The Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesman accused politicians across Europe of "concentrating on their Christmas dinners" rather than Brexit.

What's in the government's NHS ten-year plan?

What's in the government's NHS ten-year plan?

What's in the government's NHS ten-year plan?

Theresa May will unveil a plan for overhauling certain areas of the NHS by providing additional funding, but staff shortages and social care are still not being addressed

Brexit

Over 200 MPs sign letter urging Prime Minister to rule out no-deal Brexit

Over 200 MPs sign letter urging Prime Minister to rule out no-deal Brexit

A total of 211 MPs have signed a letter calling on Theresa May to rule out a no-deal Brexit.

Theresa May

'We'll be cashing in' not 'crashing out' in event of no-deal Brexit, says Sir Bernard Jenkin

Sir Bernard Jenkin: 'We'll be cashing in' not 'crashing out' in event of no-deal

The Conservative MP has claimed a no-deal Brexit won't be as "smooth" as leaving with a deal, but could result in the country "cashing in" rather than "crashing out".

Norman Lamb

Norman Lamb: NHS is 'politically sexy' for politicians - but 'nobody focuses on social care'

NHS is 'politically sexy' for politicians - but 'nobody focuses on social care'

The former health minister has criticised a new 10-year plan for the NHS, claiming it fails to address issues faced in social care.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Friday, January 4, 2019

DUP's Sammy Wilson says a no deal Brexit would be better for Northern Ireland than a deal

DUP's Sammy Wilson says a no deal Brexit would be better for Northern Ireland than a deal

DUP's Sammy Wilson says a no deal Brexit would be better for Northern Ireland

The DUP's Brexit spokesman says the party will not support Theresa May's deal

Universities UK chief: No deal Brexit could threaten EU funds for cancer and climate research

Universities UK chief: No deal Brexit could threaten EU research funds

The president of Universities UK said that important research schemes could have funding withdrawn if there is no Brexit deal

Fiona Onasanya kicked out of Labour party after perverting course of justice

Fiona Onasanya kicked out of Labour party after perverting course of justice

Fiona Onasanya kicked out of Labour party after perverting course of justice

Fiona Onasanya lied to police to try and avoid a speeding charge and has been suspended from the Labour party 

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Michael Gove warn a no deal Brexit would cause 'turbulence' for farmers

Michael Gove warns a no deal Brexit would cause 'turbulence' for farmers

Michael Gove warns a no deal Brexit would cause 'turbulence' for farmers

Environment secretary Michael Gove urged support for Theresa May's Brexit deal as he said a no deal exit would impact the UK's farming sector

Sir Bernard Jenkin: Economists 'got their maths wrong' when predicting Brexit economic crash

Sir Bernard Jenkin: Economists 'got their maths wrong' when predicting Brexit economic crash

Sir Bernard Jenkin: Economists 'wrong' when predicting Brexit economic crash

Sir Bernard Jenkin has said that economists' forecasts about Brexit having a negative effect on the UK economy could be wrong

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

London Eye NYE

Opinion: Sadiq Khan’s EU-themed fireworks display was distasteful

Opinion: Sadiq Khan’s EU-themed fireworks display was distasteful

talkRADIO’s associate digital editor Samantha King responds to the Mayor of London’s decision to make the city’s flagship New Year’s Eve fireworks display EU-themed. These are her views and not talkRADIO’s.

Theresa May 'holding a gun to country's head' over Brexit deal, says shadow transport secretary

Theresa May 'holding a gun to country's head' over Brexit deal, says shadow transport secretary

Theresa May 'holding a gun to country's head' over Brexit deal, says Labour MP

Shadow transport secretary Andy McDonald said Labour would support a second referendum if an alternative Brexit deal was not presented, and criticised the rail fare hikes

Pages