Politics

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Luciana Berger joins Liberal Democrats

Luciana Berger joins Liberal Democrats

She said the Lib Dems were the “strongest party to stop Brexit, fight for equality and a fairer country”.

Jo Swinson: 'I'm running to be the next Prime Minister'

Jo Swinson: 'I'm running to be the next Prime Minister'

The Liberal Democrat leader confirmed her plans to run for Prime Minister if a general election is called.

Annunziata Rees-Mogg hints at Conservative leave alliance

Annunziata Rees-Mogg hints at Conservative leave alliance

However, she refused to confirm whether her party would run candidates against Conservative MPs should an early election be called.

Mark Harper: 'No chance of EU deal without general election'

Mark Harper: 'No chance of EU deal without general election'

He is certain the current Parliament is unable to resolve the issue of Brexit and an election would offer a “clear choice” to voters.

Lords pledge to pass Bill opposing no-deal Brexit by Friday

Lords pledge to pass Bill opposing no-deal Brexit by Friday

It promised to complete all stages of an opposition proposal to block a no-deal Brexit by Friday despite fears of a lengthy filibuster.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Emily Thornberry: Boris gets away with things 'because he's posh'

Emily Thornberry: Boris gets away with things 'because he's posh'

The Labour MP accused the Prime Minister of not being able to grasp "how serious" Brexit was.

Mike Graham accuses Labour MP of not doing job 'for three years'

Mike Graham accuses Labour MP of not doing job 'for three years'

The talkRADIO host had a heated discussion with Labour MP Lisa Nandy.

PMQs: Time to 'get rid' of Sadiq Khan, says Boris Johnson

PMQs: Time to 'get rid' of Sadiq Khan, says Boris Johnson

The Prime Minister attacked the Mayor of London, accusing him of "squandering" money.

Jacob Rees-Mogg faces backlash after lying down in Commons

Jacob Rees-Mogg faces backlash after lying down in Commons

The MP was seen reclining in the chamber, at times with his eyes closed, during an historic Brexit debate last night.

Rory Stewart: Boris Johnson causing ‘the end of Parliament’

Rory Stewart: Boris Johnson causing ‘the end of Parliament’

He accused Boris Johnson of treating his MPs like “robots” who must “to do what the Prime Minister says or be fired”.

Phillip Lee rules out by-election after joining Lib Dems

Phillip Lee rules out by-election after joining Lib Dems

The newly-minted Liberal Democrat ruled out a by-election a day after he dramatically crossed the floor.

Brexit: Bill to block no-deal Brexit passes through Commons

Brexit: Bill to block no-deal Brexit passes through Commons

Legislation designed to prevent a no-deal Brexit on October 31 has cleared the House of Commons.

Rebel MP Alistair Burt: I am not defying democracy

Rebel MP Alistair Burt: I am not defying democracy

He defended his decision to vote against the government on an opposition Bill that would prevent a no-deal Brexit.

Rebel MPs barred from Conservative Party

Rebel MPs barred from Conservative Party

Two former Chancellors were among the 21 Conservative MPs who have been barred from standing for the party at the next election.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Dominic Grieve pledges to fight ‘ruthless ideologue’ Boris Johnson

Dominic Grieve pledges to fight ‘ruthless ideologue’ Boris Johnson

He promised to battle Boris Johnson should he attempt to remove him from the Conservative Party for voting against the government.

Dominic Raab to rebel MPs: Do not undermine Brexit deal

Dominic Raab to rebel MPs: Do not undermine Brexit deal

He urged rebel Conservative MPs to vote against legislation set to be put forward by Labour MP Hilary Benn to block a no-deal Brexit.

Brexit: Boris Johnson loses working majority

Brexit: Boris Johnson loses working majority

Parliament resumes today, with heightened speculation of a vote of no-confidence or even a call for a general election.

Tom Brake: Lib Dems will not support election vote

Tom Brake: Lib Dems will not support election vote

The Liberal Democrats will not support any vote for a general election, should Boris Johnson request a snap poll when Parliament resumes.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Monday, September 2, 2019

Sadiq Khan: Do ‘whatever it takes’ to stop no-deal Brexit

Sadiq Khan: Do ‘whatever it takes’ to stop no-deal Brexit

The Mayor of London called on all 73 London MPs to ‘think carefully about how they will be remembered’.

Alastair Campbell: Boris Johnson goading people into rebellion

Alastair Campbell: Boris Johnson goading people into rebellion

He accused Boris Johnson of failing to unify the country and “making no effort” to spell out the consequences of a no-deal Brexit.

Gavin Williamson to Tory MPs: Stop ‘parliamentary shenanigans’

Gavin Williamson to Tory MPs: Stop ‘parliamentary shenanigans’

He urged Conservative MPs to rally behind the Prime Minister ahead of an expected parliamentary battle over Brexit.

Chuka Umunna: Focus on Brexit extension ‘grave mistake’

Chuka Umunna: Focus on Brexit extension ‘grave mistake’

He warned MPs against throwing 'all their eggs' into an attempt to extend Article 50, ahead of the return of Parliament on Tuesday.

Tory rebels risk being kicked out for defying Boris Johnson

Tory rebels risk being kicked out for defying Boris Johnson

He warned rebellious MPs they risk losing the whip and being barred from standing for the party if they vote against the government when Parliament returns.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Friday, August 30, 2019

Boris Johnson tells students: ‘I wanted to be a rock star’

Boris Johnson tells students: ‘I wanted to be a rock star’

He revealed he wanted to be a rock star or a supermarket tycoon during a Q&A with young journalists.

Brexit: Calais port to stage no-deal Brexit practice run

Brexit: Calais port to stage no-deal Brexit practice run

The French port will stage a no-deal Brexit rehearsal later today ahead of the UK’s anticipated departure from the European Union on October 31.

Nigel Evans: 'If all of Westminster backed Boris we'd have a deal'

Nigel Evans: 'If all of Westminster backed Boris we'd have a deal'

The Tory MP claimed that division in Westminster was making the prospect of a deal with the EU less likely.

Boris Johnson to 'step up tempo' of Brexit talks

Boris Johnson to 'step up tempo' of Brexit talks

Downing Street said the UK's team of Brexit negotiators will sit down with their EU counterparts twice a week during September.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn: MPs can stop ‘smash and grab raid’ against democracy

Jeremy Corbyn: MPs can stop ‘smash and grab raid’ against democracy

He pledged to work across party lines to prevent Boris Johnson from suspending Parliament when it returns on Tuesday.

Backlash over planned protest outside Jacob Rees-Mogg’s home

Backlash over planned protest outside Jacob Rees-Mogg’s home

A Twitter post calling for a protest outside Jacob-Rees Mogg’s country home has been slammed as an invasion of privacy.

Founder of anti-prorogue petition: 'Yesterday was an ambush'

Founder of anti-prorogue petition: 'Yesterday was an ambush'

Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament was an "ambush", according to the creator of a petition against the move.

Sir Anthony Seldon: 'Division over Brexit could turn dangerous'

Sir Anthony Seldon: 'Division over Brexit could turn dangerous'

He warned Britain has not been so “polarised” since the Second World War and such deep division could lead to violence.

Resignation watch: Ruth Davidson quits as leader of Scottish Tories

Resignation watch: Ruth Davidson quits as leader of Scottish Tories

Ruth Davidson has confirmed she has resigned as leader of the Scottish Conservatives, saying holding the post had been the “privilege of my life”.

Rees-Mogg: EU enthusiasts 'friends of every country but their own'

Rees-Mogg: EU enthusiasts 'friends of every country but their own'

The Commons leader criticised the "eccentric, angry, frustrated, rump who love the EU".

More than one million sign petition to stop Parliament suspension

More than one million sign petition to stop Parliament suspension

Hours after Boris Johnson announced he would suspend Parliament, the petition hit 550,000 signatures, reaching one million after 11pm.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Nigel Farage: 'There is a lack of honour in politics'

Nigel Farage: 'There is a lack of honour in politics'

The Brexit Party leader said the UK was going through a "dishonourable time in our history".

Lord Heseltine: 'Leavers have died - there is no longer a majority'

Lord Heseltine: 'Leavers have died - there is no longer a majority'

The former politician said a "very large" number of elderly leave voters had died, meaning there was no longer a majority for Brexit.

Brexit: Donald Trump tweets support for Boris Johnson

Brexit: Donald Trump tweets support for Boris Johnson

The US president reaffirmed his backing for Mr Johnson on Twitter just days after the pair met in person at the G7 summit in Biarritz.

Neil Coyle: Parliament suspension shows Boris Johnson ‘scared’

Neil Coyle: Parliament suspension shows Boris Johnson ‘scared’

He said the Prime Minister’s decision to suspend Parliament ahead of the Brexit deadline has showed he “does not care for our Constitution”.

Boris Johnson asks Queen to suspend Parliament

Boris Johnson asks Queen to suspend Parliament

Downing Street confirmed that Boris Johnson has spoken to the Queen to request that Parliament is suspended until October 14.

Kate Hoey: Blocking Brexit is ‘beginning of the end of democracy’

Kate Hoey: Blocking Brexit is ‘beginning of the end of democracy’

The Labour MP said those trying to stop a no-deal Brexit are guilty of 'sabotage' and could be accused of being 'traitorous' to their country.

People’s Vote: ‘More democracy is not anti-democratic’

People’s Vote: ‘More democracy is not anti-democratic’

Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley accused Boris Johnson of trying to “do away with parliamentary sovereignty”.

Sajid Javid splashes cash for schools, NHS and police

Sajid Javid splashes cash for schools, NHS and police

The Chancellor has been preparing to announce his first round of spending pledges, with schools, hospitals and the police set to benefit.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn romps to victory in talkRADIO Brexit poll

Jeremy Corbyn romps to victory in talkRADIO Brexit poll

Jeremy Corbyn triumphed in a talkRADIO poll that asked listeners to choose between a Corbyn government or a hard Brexit.

MPs sign declaration against no-deal Brexit

MPs sign declaration against no-deal Brexit

Those who have signed the document, dubbed the Church House Declaration, oppose a no-deal Brexit and pledge to do 'whatever is necessary' to stop it.

Eurovision winner to stand as Brexit Party MP

Eurovision winner to stand as Brexit Party MP

A singer in Bucks Fizz will stand as a Brexit Party candidate for the Labour seat of Kensington at the next election.

Jo Swinson: Even Gove against no-deal Brexit

Jo Swinson: Even Gove against no-deal Brexit

She said it would be “anti-democratic” for Boris Johnson to suspend Parliament in order to carry out a no-deal Brexit.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn takes lead in talkRADIO Brexit poll

Jeremy Corbyn takes lead in talkRADIO Brexit poll

A talkRADIO poll that asks listeners to choose between a Jeremy Corbyn government or a hard Brexit provokes fierce debate.

Angela Merkel’s backstop deadline 'changes nothing’

Angela Merkel’s backstop deadline 'changes nothing’

Labour MEP Claude Moraes claims Ms Merkel’s backstop deadline is not a significant breakthrough in negotiations.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Angela Merkel gives PM 30 days for backstop alternative

Angela Merkel gives PM 30 days for backstop alternative

The German chancellor has said the Prime Minister has 30 days to come with an alternative solution to the Irish backstop that he wants to scrap.

Sir Oliver Letwin to stand down as MP at next election

Sir Oliver Letwin to stand down as MP at next election

A senior Tory and vocal opponent of no-deal Brexit has announced that he will stand down as MP at the next general election.

Jeremy Corbyn sets date for tactic meeting to stop no-deal Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn sets date for tactic meeting to stop no-deal Brexit

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has invited senior politicians to a meeting aimed at preventing a no deal withdrawal from the EU.

Liberal Democrats announce top team shake-up

Liberal Democrats announce top team shake-up

The Liberal Democrats have announced its new line up of frontbenchers after Jo Swinson became party leader last month.

Lance Forman: EU ‘desperately hoping Brexit doesn’t happen’

Lance Forman: EU ‘desperately hoping Brexit doesn’t happen’

The Brexit Party MEP said the EU may budge on the backstop to prevent a no-deal Brexit, leaving the UK with a 'dire' Withdrawal Agreement.

Kate Hoey: Jury still out on Boris Johnson

Kate Hoey: Jury still out on Boris Johnson

The Labour MP advised Boris Johnson to be 'absolutely clear and strong and tough' during Brexit talks with European leaders this week.

Boris Johnson vows to enter Brexit talks with ‘a lot of oomph’

Boris Johnson vows to enter Brexit talks with ‘a lot of oomph’

He accused his European neighbours of being 'a bit negative' ahead of Brexit talks with Germany and France.

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