Politics

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Tim Farron: PM’s Brexit deal ‘essentially the end of the union’

Tim Farron: PM’s Brexit deal ‘essentially the end of the union’

The former Lib Dem leader has said the deal announced by the Prime Minister today could risk breaking up the United Kingdom.

Jean-Claude Juncker rules out another Brexit extension

Jean-Claude Juncker rules out another Brexit extension

The president of the European Commission claimed "there will be no prolongation" to Brexit, even if UK MPs reject Boris Johnson's deal.

Labour: Government 'exacerbating pain and hurt’ in LGBT community

Labour: Government 'exacerbating pain and hurt’ in LGBT community

Labour MP Dawn Butler told the government to "stop kicking the can down the road" over proposed reforms to the Gender Recognition Act.

Jim Fitzpatrick: Up to 20 Labour MPs could back Brexit deal

Jim Fitzpatrick: Up to 20 Labour MPs could back Brexit deal

Jim Fitzpatrick has said up to 20 Labour MPs could defy party policy and back Boris Johnson's new Brexit deal.

Boris Johnson: 'Brexit deal is done'

Boris Johnson: 'Brexit deal is done'

If the deal gains the support of MPs, Mr Johnson said the UK will leave the EU "in two weeks' time".

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Brexit: Will Boris Johnson reach a deal with the EU tonight?

Brexit: Will Boris Johnson reach a deal with the EU tonight?

Brexit talks continue into the night as the clock ticks down to tomorrow's crucial EU summit in Brussels. Will the PM meet the deadline?

Ousted Tory MP slams 'toxic' politics after 'death threat'

Ousted Tory MP slams 'toxic' politics after 'death threat'

Antoinette Sandbach has attacked the "toxic" political atmosphere after she received a message with an apparent death threat.

PM will ask for Brexit extension if no deal agreed

PM will ask for Brexit extension if no deal agreed

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has confirmed that Boris Johnson will request a Brexit delay if he fails to get a deal through Parliament.

Owen Paterson MP: Brexit cannot 'dribble on' until January

Owen Paterson MP: Brexit cannot 'dribble on' until January

The Conservative MP said the Prime Minister should not allow a Brexit extension - even if he cannot agree a deal with the EU.

Boris Johnson

Brexit: Last day of talks before EU summit

Brexit: Last day of talks before EU summit

UK and EU officials are entering their last day of Brexit talks before Thursday's EU summit in Brussels.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn: Voter ID laws hurt minorities

Jeremy Corbyn: Voter ID laws hurt minorities

He said government plans to demand photo ID at polling stations would “disproportionately” discriminate against ethnic minorities.

Kate Hoey: No point rushing Brexit deal

Kate Hoey: No point rushing Brexit deal

She said there was no point pushing for a Brexit deal in order to meet the October 31 deadline because Parliament may not pass it anyway.

Downing Street: PM will stay on even if Queen’s Speech defeated

Downing Street: PM will stay on even if Queen’s Speech defeated

The Prime Minister will not resign even if his agenda set out in the Queen’s Speech is defeated by Parliament.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn: 'Just weeks away' from Labour government

Jeremy Corbyn: 'Just weeks away' from Labour government

The Labour leader has said another Queen's speech could be "just weeks away", but next time laying out the agenda of a Labour government.

MPs return to House of Commons after Queen's speech

MPs return to House of Commons after Queen's speech

Live updates from the state opening of parliament and Queen’s speech laying out government policy as a new parliamentary session begins.

David Davies: PM has ‘a few tricks up his sleeve’

David Davies: PM has ‘a few tricks up his sleeve’

The Conservative Party MP said he believes Boris Johnson has "a few tricks up his sleeve" to ensure the UK leaves the EU by October 31.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019

Extinction Rebellion protester: ‘We have an unfair voting system’

Extinction Rebellion protester: ‘We have an unfair voting system’

Zack Polanksi has called to overhaul the voting system in general elections so that voters don't see the Green Party as a "wasted vote".

Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar ‘see a pathway’ to Brexit deal

Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar ‘see a pathway’ to Brexit deal

The Prime Minister and his Irish counterpart said talks were "detailed and constructive" as discussions continue in Brussels today.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn accuses PM of ‘using Queen’ for pre-election politics

Jeremy Corbyn accuses PM of ‘using Queen’ for pre-election politics

The Labour leader has labelled Monday's Queen's speech a "cynical stunt" and accused Mr Johnson of using it as a "pre-election broadcast".

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Speaker candidate dubs John Bercow ‘playground bully’

Speaker candidate dubs John Bercow ‘playground bully’

Conservative MP Shailesh Vara called the outgoing Speaker a “playground bully” who has “tarnished the role of Speaker with his biasness”.

'Repeal the Benn Act', urges Brexit Party MEP

'Repeal the Benn Act', urges Brexit Party MEP

Ben Habib said politicians that helped to bring in legislation forcing the PM to seek a Brexit extension if his plans aren't backed by MPs should now work to repeal it.

MPs to be summoned for Saturday Commons sitting

MPs to be summoned for Saturday Commons sitting

Government sources said MPs were expected to be called back to Westminster on October 19, following next week's EU summit.

Labour MPs will back deal to get Brexit 'done and dusted'

Labour MPs will back deal to get Brexit 'done and dusted'

Jim Fitzpatrick has said he and his colleagues will back a deal brought before the Commons in order to "get Brexit done and dusted".

Iain Duncan Smith: ‘The EU is absolutely petrified’

Iain Duncan Smith: ‘The EU is absolutely petrified’

The former Conservative Party leader has criticised the EU over Brexit for using Northern Ireland as a "pawn in this game".

Leo Varadkar: Brexit deal by next week ‘very difficult’

Leo Varadkar: Brexit deal by next week ‘very difficult’

The Irish Taoiseach will meet the PM for talks today but has warned of the difficulty of achieving a Brexit deal by the Brussels summit.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Donald Tusk to PM: Brexit not about 'winning stupid blame game'

Donald Tusk to PM: Brexit not about 'winning stupid blame game'

The European Council president hit out at Boris Johnson in a tweet, accusing him of engaging in a "stupid blame game".

Longest parliamentary session in history to end tonight

Longest parliamentary session in history to end tonight

Parliament will be suspended for one week after more than two years continuous sitting - reopening with a Queen's speech on October 14.

Shaun Bailey: Sadiq Khan 'quiet as a mouse' over climate protests

Shaun Bailey: Sadiq Khan 'quiet as a mouse' over climate protests

London Mayor candidate Shaun Bailey has slated his Labour rival for having “nothing to say” over the Extinction Rebellion protests.

Grant Shapps: Government doing 'shed loads' on climate change

Grant Shapps: Government doing 'shed loads' on climate change

The cabinet minister has dismissed climate change protests across London, saying the government is already doing "shed loads" on the issue.

Ben Bradley MP: Benn Act not ‘fully watertight’

Ben Bradley MP: Benn Act not ‘fully watertight’

The Tory MP said there are ways to get around the Benn Act, despite Boris Johnson’s promises that he will comply with the legislation.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Monday, October 7, 2019

Appeal launched after court dismisses legal action against PM

Appeal launched after court dismisses legal action against PM

A Scottish court has rejected a request to order Boris Johnson to seek a Brexit extension if he cannot get a deal through the Commons.

Climate activists 'ought to be protesting outside Chinese embassy'

Climate activists 'ought to be protesting outside Chinese embassy'

Tory MP Andrew Bridgen has slammed planned protests by Extinction Rebellion activists, calling their protest "counterproductive".

Brexit deal decision to come within days, says Macron

Brexit deal decision to come within days, says Macron

The French president has said the EU's decision on Boris Johnson's Brexit proposals will come by the end of the week.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019

PM will seek Brexit delay if no deal reached, court told

PM will seek Brexit delay if no deal reached, court told

A Scottish court has seen government documents that confirm the Prime Minister accepts legislation that may require him to delay Brexit.

Rory Stewart runs for Mayor of London

Rory Stewart runs for Mayor of London

He has resigned from the Conservative Party and said he will stand as an independent candidate for Mayor.

Boris Johnson faces further legal battles over Brexit

Boris Johnson faces further legal battles over Brexit

He could face two more legal showdowns to force a Brexit extension should he fail to secure a deal by October 19.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Boris Johnson: Brexit plan goes 'extra mile as time runs short'

Boris Johnson: Brexit plan goes 'extra mile as time runs short'

The Prime Minister says his Brexit plan is a "genuine attempt to bridge the chasm" with the EU.

Annunziata Rees-Mogg: 'Give PM’s Brexit plans a chance'

Annunziata Rees-Mogg: 'Give PM’s Brexit plans a chance'

She was awaiting further details before deciding whether to support Boris Johnson’s new Brexit proposals.

Boris Johnson ready for 10 days of ‘intensive Brexit discussions’

Boris Johnson ready for 10 days of ‘intensive Brexit discussions’

He said he was confident he could pass a new Brexit deal, despite having “very little time” left before he has pledged to leave.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Prime Minister to request second Parliament suspension

Prime Minister to request second Parliament suspension

Downing Street has said the PM will request the prorogation of Parliament for a second time after the first attempt was ruled unlawful.

PM’s Brexit deal ‘positive but problematic’, says Brussels

PM’s Brexit deal ‘positive but problematic’, says Brussels

Boris Johnson has today written to the president of the European Commission to outline his alternative plans to the Irish backstop.

Diane Abbott demands apology over language debate

Diane Abbott demands apology over language debate

The Foreign Secretary called for "zero tolerance" of abuse against MPs as he faced questions from the shadow home secretary in Parliament.

Boris Johnson ridicules ‘on the blink’ Parliament at conference

Boris Johnson ridicules ‘on the blink’ Parliament at conference

He attacked the Parliament he no longer controls in his headline speech to close the Conservative Party conference.

Liz Truss: Trade deals could be locked in ‘within months’

Liz Truss: Trade deals could be locked in ‘within months’

She said can make a deal with allies including Australia, Japan and the United States “within months” once Britain leaves the EU.

James Cleverly: New Brexit deal will ‘flush out’ remainer MPs

James Cleverly: New Brexit deal will ‘flush out’ remainer MPs

He said forthcoming Brexit proposals will show which MPs are trying to prevent Britain leaving the European Union.

Boris Johnson outlines final Brexit plan

Boris Johnson outlines final Brexit plan

He is offering the Conservative Party faithful a pledge to “get Brexit done” because voters are “desperate” to focus on other issues.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Priti Patel: We will end free movement ‘once and for all’

Priti Patel: We will end free movement ‘once and for all’

The Home Secretary has announced proposals for an new points-based immigration system during her key note speech that Conservative Party conference.

Tory conference on lockdown after MP clashes with security

Tory conference on lockdown after MP clashes with security

A senior Tory MP clashed with security at the Conservative Party conference, prompting a lockdown of part of the venue.

Sajid Javid slams no-deal Brexit ‘scaremongering’

Sajid Javid slams no-deal Brexit ‘scaremongering’

He said opposition parties have “made up” warnings the government would be forced to slash public spending in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Jacob Rees-Mogg: EU law overrules Benn Act

Jacob Rees-Mogg: EU law overrules Benn Act

He said Article 50 and European Union law supersedes the Benn Act, which prevents a no-deal Brexit.

Boris Johnson tells talkRADIO he will ‘obey the law’ on Benn Act

Boris Johnson tells talkRADIO he will ‘obey the law’ on Benn Act

He told talkRADIO he would “stick to the constitution” ahead of an October 19 Brexit deal deadline.

Peter Dowd: PM’s rumoured Irish solution is ‘fantasy’

Peter Dowd: PM’s rumoured Irish solution is ‘fantasy’

He said any Conservative move to announce a Brexit breakthrough at its party conference would be inappropriate.

Britain could present Brexit plans to EU tomorrow

Britain could present Brexit plans to EU tomorrow

Boris Johnson could set out his European Union withdrawal plans as early as Wednesday once the Conservative Party conference wraps up.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019

Sajid Javid speech: 'Infrastructure revolution' and Brexit delivery

Sajid Javid speech: 'Infrastructure revolution' and Brexit delivery

The Chancellor laid out his spending plans at the Tory Party conference and committed to delivering Brexit by the October 31 deadline.

Tensions high at Manchester Tory conference

Tensions high at Manchester Tory conference

One delegate was approached by a woman who offered to pay for his train ticket home after noticing his blue lanyard.

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