Politics

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Heidi Allen

Heidi Allen MP: Tony Blair too 'tarnished' to join Change UK

Heidi Allen MP: Tony Blair too 'tarnished' to join Change UK

The Change UK leader said she would not allow Tony Blair to join her party, claiming he was too "tarnished".

Peter Bone

Peter Bone: 'Absurd' for PM to bring back Withdrawal Agreement

Peter Bone: 'Absurd' for PM to bring back Withdrawal Agreement

The Tory MP said there was no "logic" in getting MPs to vote on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill for a fourth time.

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: Withdrawal Agreement to be brought back to Commons

Brexit briefing: Withdrawal Agreement to be brought back to Commons

A fourth 'meaningful vote' will take place on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill in early June, Downing Street has announced.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Hare shooting laws 'hopelessly out of date', says George Eustice

Hare shooting laws 'hopelessly out of date', says George Eustice

The former agriculture minister has called for new laws prohibiting the killing or taking of hares during the breeding season.

Jeremy Kyle

Damian Collins MP: 'Urgent review' of reality show policies needed

Damian Collins MP: 'Urgent review' of reality show policies needed

The Tory MP has called for a "proper independent review" into how TV companies look after reality show guests.

Iain Duncan Smith

Olly Robbins' team 'couldn't negotiate their way out of a paper bag'

Olly Robbins' team 'couldn't negotiate their way out of a paper bag'

Iain Duncan Smith said he did not have a "huge amount of confidence" in the government's Brexit negotiators.

Margaret Thatcher

Thatcher would have handled Brexit better than May, says Tory peer

Thatcher would have handled Brexit better than May, says Tory peer

Lord Dobbs said the former Prime Minister would have "sliced through President Juncker with a smile".

Monday, May 13, 2019

Monday, May 13, 2019

Sir Keir

Brexit briefing: Keir Starmer demands second referendum

Brexit briefing: Keir Starmer demands second referendum

A cross-party Brexit deal will need to include a second referendum in order to receive the backing of Labour MPs, Sir Keir Starmer has said.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019

Fiona Onsanya

Who is standing in the Peterborough by-election?

Peterborough by-election: Fifteen candidates to fight for seat

Fifteen candidates will fight for the seat vacated by disgraced MP Fiona Onasanya.

Kate Hoey

Kate Hoey: 'Brexit has broken the two-party system'

Kate Hoey: 'Brexit has broken the two-party system'

The co-chair of Labour Leave said the country had been left "very angry" by the handling of Brexit.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Tory MP refuses to back PM until ‘persecution’ of servicemen ends

Tory MP refuses to back PM until ‘persecution’ of servicemen ends

Tory MP refuses to back PM until ‘persecution’ of servicemen ends

A Conservative MP has told Theresa May that he will not support her government until the “offensive” persecution of ex-servicemen and women ends.

Esther McVey

Esther McVey reveals she will stand for Tory leadership

Esther McVey reveals she will stand for Tory leadership

The Conservative MP revealed to talkRADIO that she had the "support" she needed for a leadership bid.

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: PM refuses to set departure date

Brexit briefing: PM refuses to set departure date

Theresa May has rebuffed demands to set out a timetable for her departure from Number 10, amid growing pressure from Tory MPs to make way for a new leader.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

‘The Wives of Westminster’

Inside the 'Wives of Westminster' blog

Inside the 'Wives of Westminster' blog

A new website set up to share the experiences of the wives of UK politicians has been widely criticised since its recent launch. Here's all you need to know about it.

PMQs: Theresa May told to ‘step aside’ after ‘failed’ Brexit talks

PMQs: Theresa May told to ‘step aside’ by Tory MP

PMQs: Theresa May told to ‘step aside’ by Tory MP

The Prime Minister has been told to “step aside” by Andrea Jenkyns during a heated Commons debate.

Martin Bell

Expenses scandal: Respect for MPs has never 'really recovered'

Expenses scandal: Respect for MPs has never 'really recovered'

Anti-sleaze campaigner Martin Bell said respect for MPs "dissolved" during the expenses scandal.

Mark Francois

Mark Francois slams British establishment's 'superior smugness'

Mark Francois slams British establishment's 'superior smugness'

"The one upside of the European elections is that the British establishment, in all their cosseted, feather-bedded, oh-so-superior smugness are going to get the shock of their bloody lives."

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: PM threatened with revolt by Tory activists

Brexit briefing: PM threatened with revolt by Tory activists

A Tory grassroots revolt has been threatened next month if Mrs May does not set out specifics on when she will pack her bags and leave Downing Street.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

EU elections to go ahead on May 23

EU elections to go ahead on May 23

EU elections to go ahead on May 23

The government has accepted it cannot get its Brexit deal through Parliament in time to avoid European elections on May 23.

Kate Hoey: Mrs May 'cannot see that her time is up'

Kate Hoey: Mrs May 'cannot see that her time is up'

Labour Leave's co-chair Kate Hoey has claimed now is the time for the Prime Minister to step down, as cross-party Brexit talks continue.

Mike Gapes

Change UK's Mike Gapes: 'The old parties have failed us'

Change UK's Mike Gapes: 'The old parties have failed us'

The MP for Ilford South called for a "fundamental reform" of Britain's political system.

Harry and Meghan

Tory MP Nigel Evans: 'Put Harry and Meghan in charge of Brexit'

Tory MP Nigel Evans: 'Put Harry and Meghan in charge of Brexit'

The 1922 Committee secretary joked that the royal couple had "delivered the royal baby on time", and could now turn their attention to Brexit.

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: Growing pressure on PM to set resignation date

Brexit briefing: Growing pressure on PM to set resignation date

Theresa May is expected to have discussions with the chairman of the powerful 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers as calls increase for her to set a firm resignation date.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Friday, May 3, 2019

Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell 'umm-ing and ahh-ing' about voting Labour

Alastair Campbell 'umm-ing and ahh-ing' about voting Labour

The former spin doctor revealed he was unsure of who to vote for in the upcoming EU elections.

Fiona

Fiona Onasanya: 'I will not stand in by-election'

Fiona Onasanya: 'I will not stand in by-election'

The disgraced MP announced she will not stand in a by-election, triggered after voters in her constituency signed a recall petition demanding her removal.

Spoiled ballot

Scores of local election ballot papers spoiled

Scores of local election ballot papers spoiled

Hundreds of spoiled ballot papers have been posted on social media after yesterday’s local elections.

Theresa May

Theresa May speaks out about Gavin Williamson sacking

Theresa May speaks out about Gavin Williamson sacking

The Prime Minister said it was a "difficult decision" to sack the former defence secretary.

Jo Swinson brands local election result ‘a Lib Dem fightback’

Jo Swinson brands local election result ‘a Lib Dem fightback’

Jo Swinson brands local election result ‘a Lib Dem fightback’

The deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats has said that the success of the party in the local elections was “a Lib Dem fightback”.

Gavin Williamson will be ‘a thorn in the prime minister’s side’

Gavin Williamson will be ‘a thorn in the Prime Minister’s side’

Gavin Williamson will be ‘a thorn in the Prime Minister’s side’

The former Director of Communications of Downing Street has said that Gavin Williamson, who was sacked as defence secretary on Wednesday, will be “a thorn in the prime minister’s side”.

Green Party's deputy leader: ‘Two-party politics is dying’

Green Party's deputy leader: ‘Two-party politics is dying’

Green Party's deputy leader: ‘Two-party politics is dying’

Amelia Womack, the deputy leader of the Green Party, has said “two-party politics is dying” as the party has gained over 40 seats in the local elections results so far.

Ed Davey: ‘The Liberal Democrats are back in business’

Ed Davey: ‘The Liberal Democrats are back in business’

Ed Davey: ‘The Liberal Democrats are back in business’

Liberal Democrat Ed Davey has described the party as being “back in business” after they gained over 300 council seats in the local elections.

Tory MP: ‘I am not happy’ with local election result

Conservative Party loses over 400 seats in local elections

Conservative Party loses over 400 seats in local elections

The Conservative Party has lost over 400 council seats, with over 100 councils yet to declare their results. 

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Gavin Williamson

Politicians and their unusual pets

Politicians and their unusual pets

Gavin Williamson's sacking has once again brought attention to the story of his pet tarantula, Cronus. But he is not the only politician with an unusual pet...

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Fiona Onasanya

Fiona Onasanya: Disgraced MP loses House of Commons seat

Fiona Onasanya: Disgraced MP loses House of Commons seat

More than 27 per cent of registered voters in her constituency signed a recall petition demanding her removal.

Gavin Williamson

Defence secretary Gavin Williamson sacked over Huawei leak

Defence secretary Gavin Williamson sacked over Huawei leak

The cabinet minister was sacked over "compelling evidence" that he was responsible for leaking details from a National Security Council meeting to a newspaper.

No-deal Brexit ferry contracts to be cancelled

No-deal Brexit ferry contracts to be cancelled

No-deal Brexit ferry contracts to be cancelled

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is cancelling a set of contracts to provide ferry services after a no-deal Brexit, at a cost estimated at around £50 million.

New criminal record system puts UK 'back at square one'

New criminal record system puts UK 'back at square one'

New criminal record system puts UK 'back at square one'

The chair of the Public Accounts Committee has said the new criminal record system puts the UK "back at square one". 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Labour MP calls on government to abolish plastic packaging

Labour MP calls on government to abolish plastic packaging

Labour MP calls on government to abolish plastic packaging

A Labour MP has called on the government to make a "no more plastics" commitment to ensure that only organic based packaging material is in place by 2025.

Kate Hoey: Labour to end up with ‘carefully crafted Brexit fudge’

Kate Hoey: Labour to end up with ‘carefully crafted Brexit fudge’

Kate Hoey: Labour to end up with ‘carefully crafted Brexit fudge’

Brexiteer Kate Hoey has said that the Labour Party will end up with a “carefully crafted fudge” on the issue of Brexit if they try to keep all sides of the party happy.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Johnny Mercer

Tory MP Johnny Mercer accuses deputy chief whip of 'blackmail'

Tory MP Johnny Mercer accuses deputy chief whip of 'blackmail'

Mr Mercer made the allegations during his appearance on an episode of the BBC's Have I Got News For You.

Our Future Our Choice: 'Make first-ever vote compulsory'

Our Future Our Choice: 'Make first-ever vote compulsory'

The co-founder of campaign group Our Future Our Choice has called for people's first vote in an election to be compulsory.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Friday, April 26, 2019

Mark Francois claims he bet on himself for Tory leader

Mark Francois claims he bet on himself for Tory leader

Mark Francois claims he bet on himself for Tory leader

Brexiteer Mark Francois has claimed he has bet on himself to take over as Tory leader.

Change UK

Sarah Wollaston urges public to 'bear with' Change UK

Sarah Wollaston urges public to 'bear with' Change UK

The MP asked people to "bear with" the new party, after two of its candidates were dropped over offensive tweets.

Theresa May

Peter Bone: 'We can't move forward until Theresa May goes'

Peter Bone: 'We can't move forward until Theresa May goes'

The Conservative MP said he wanted the Prime Minister to step down "straight away".

Sir Malcolm Rifkind: Huawei leak a 'disgrace'

Sir Malcolm Rifkind: Huawei leak a 'disgrace'

The former defence secretary said he agreed with the cabinet's "fierce" reaction to a leak of secret discussions by the UK's top national security body.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Digital Secretary: Criminal probe into leaked Huawei talks 'possible'

Digital Secretary: Criminal probe into leaked Huawei talks 'possible'

Digital Secretary: Criminal probe into leaked Huawei talks 'possible'

The digital secretary has told MPs a criminal investigation into how the secret discussions of the National Security Council were leaked has not been ruled out.

Drew Hendry

Scotland's needs 'ignored' by Westminster, says SNP's Drew Hendry

Scotland's needs 'ignored' by Westminster, says SNP's Drew Hendry

The SNP's business spokesperson said it was time for the people of Scotland to choose between "Britain and Brexit" or "Scotland and Europe".

Andrew Adonis

Lord Adonis apologises after telling Brexiteers not to vote Labour

Lord Adonis apologises after telling Brexiteers not to vote Labour

The Labour peer has apologised after saying that Brexit supporters should not vote for the party.

Nicky Morgan

Triggering leadership contest would be 'height of self-indulgence'

Triggering leadership contest would be 'height of self-indulgence'

Nicky Morgan has urged fellow politicians to stop "setting about" the leadership of the Conservative Party.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

EU elections: Full list of MEP candidates revealed

EU elections: The full list of MEP candidates

EU elections: The full list of MEP candidates

The full list of candidates standing in the European elections has been revealed ahead of voting on May 23. 

Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott to Extinction Rebellion: 'You've done an amazing job'

Diane Abbott to Extinction Rebellion: 'You've done an amazing job'

The shadow home secretary told climate change activists they had done an "amazing job" in drawing people's attention to the "climate emergency".

Iain Duncan Smith

Iain Duncan Smith 'sad' about Ann Widdecombe joining Brexit Party

Iain Duncan Smith 'sad' about Ann Widdecombe joining Brexit Party

The former Conservative Party leader said he was "really sad" to see the "formidable force" join the Brexit Party.

Donald Trump

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: UK will regret offering Trump a state visit

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: UK will regret offering Trump a state visit

The Labour MP said the UK will come to "regret" inviting Donald Trump for a state visit.

Ann Widdecombe

Ann Widdecombe to stand for Brexit Party

Ann Widdecombe to stand for Brexit Party

The former Conservative MP announced she will stand as a candidate for Nigel Farage's new party in the European elections.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Labour MP apologises after posting false Israel attack video

Labour MP apologises for posting false Israel attack video

Labour MP apologises for posting false Israel attack video

A Labour MP has been forced to apologise online after mistakenly posting a video on twitter attacking the Israel Defense Forces.

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