Politics

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Merkel and May

Angela Merkel says she will 'do everything' to stop no-deal Brexit

Angela Merkel says she will 'do everything' to stop no-deal Brexit

German chancellor Angela Merkel says she will work "until the last hour" to try and ensure that Britain does not leave the European Union without a deal.

Sammy Wilson

Donald Tusk has shown 'total disrespect' for Theresa May and UK

Donald Tusk has shown 'total disrespect' for Theresa May and UK

The DUP's Brexit spokesman Sammy Wilson has said he doesn't "take any pleasure" from the way in which the Prime Minister and the country have been treated throughout Brexit negotiations.

Theresa May

Daniel Hannan: 'I haven't wanted to criticise the PM until now'

Daniel Hannan: 'I haven't wanted to criticise the PM until now'

The Conservative MEP said it was "extraordinary" to see the Prime Minister blame MPs for the delay to Brexit.

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: May to head to Brussels to secure Article 50 extension

Brexit briefing: May to head to Brussels to secure Article 50 extension

Today the Prime Minister will head to Brussels to appeal to EU leaders to grant her a delay to Brexit.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

‘The UK has been a pain in the arse for decades for the EU’

‘The UK has been a pain in the arse of the EU for decades'

‘The UK has been a pain in the arse of the EU for decades'

A Dutch historian, who went viral for accusing billionaires at this year’s Davos summit of ignoring taxation, said that many people from the Netherlands think “the UK has been a pain in the arse for decades”.

Leader of Brexit party quits over anti-Islam tweets

Brexit Party leader quits after anti-Islam tweets

Brexit Party leader quits after anti-Islam tweets

The leader of The Brexit Party has quit after critici she posted on social media.

Brexit coin threatened by Article 50 extension

Brexit coin threatened by Article 50 extension

Plans for a 50p coin to commemorate Brexit could come unstuck if Theresa May’s request for an extension to Article 50 is granted by EU members.

Donald Tusk

Donald Tusk: Brexit extension is possible

Donald Tusk: Brexit extension is possible

Donald Tusk has said an extension to Article 50 is only possible on the condition that MPs pass the Withdrawal Agreement next week.

Owen Paterson

Owen Paterson's tube anecdote nominated for online award

Owen Paterson's tube anecdote nominated for online award

A Labour MP has nominated the Conservative's anecdote about being approached on the London Underground for the satirical "Didn't Happen of the Year" awards.

No suspect identified in nearly half of hate crime investigations

No suspect identified in nearly half of hate crime investigations

No suspects were identified in almost half of investigations into race and religious hate cases, new figures show.

Jeremy Corbyn accuses Theresa May of ‘blackmail, bullying and bribery’

Jeremy Corbyn accuses Theresa May of ‘blackmail, bullying and bribery’

Jeremy Corbyn accuses Theresa May of ‘blackmail, bullying and bribery’

The Labour leader has accused Theresa May of a campaign of “blackmail, bullying and bribery” as part of an attempt to gain support for her Brexit deal.

What's in Theresa May's letter to the EU?

What's in Theresa May's letter to the EU?

Theresa May has written a letter to European Council president Donald Tusk requesting an extension of Article 50 until June 30.

'No guarantees' on further Article 50 extensions

'No guarantees' on further Article 50 extensions

The education secretary has refused to guarantee the government will not seek further extensions to Article 50.

Brexit

Brexit deadlock: What happens next?

Brexit: What happens next?

The Prime Minister will write to Brussels today asking for a short extension to Article 50.

Stephen Kinnock

Stephen Kinnock: Time for politics to rediscover 'lost art of compromise'

Stephen Kinnock: Time for politics to rediscover 'lost art of compromise'

The Labour MP said it is time for backbenchers to "step up to the plate" and solve the Brexit impasse.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Man spends more than £600 on shop in no-deal Brexit preparations

Man spends more than £600 on shop in preparation for no-deal Brexit

Man spends more than £600 on shop in preparation for no-deal Brexit

A woman has called her husband "mad" after he spent more than £600 on a shop in preparation for a no-deal Brexit.

Vote Leave fined £40k for sending spam text messages

Vote Leave fined £40k for sending spam text messages

Vote Leave fined £40k for sending spam text messages

Pro-Brexit campaign group Vote Leave has been fined £40,000 for sending thousands of spam text messages in the run-up to the 2016 EU referendum.

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi

Baroness Warsi: Tory 'Islamophobia' not just a few bad apples

Baroness Warsi: Tory 'Islamophobia' not just a few bad apples

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi has claimed the Conservative Party has an "institutional issue" with anti-Muslim discrimination.

Julia

Julia: 'I don't give two monkeys what MPs want!'

Julia: 'I don't give two monkeys what MPs want!'

Ben Bradshaw and talkRADIO host Julia clashed over the Labour member's claims that MPs should get a free vote on whether to stay in the customs union.

Dominic Grieve

Dominic Grieve: 'Take Brexit deal to a public vote - with option of remain'

Dominic Grieve: 'Take Brexit deal to a public vote - with option of remain'

The Conservative MP called for Theresa May's deal to be voted on by the public to break the Brexit "logjam".

Monday, March 18, 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019

Speaker John Bercow rules out another Brexit vote without ‘substantial’ change

Speaker John Bercow rules out another Brexit vote without ‘substantial’ change

Speaker John Bercow rules out another Brexit vote without ‘substantial’ change

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has ruled out another vote on Theresa May's Brexit withdrawal agreement if the motion is substantially the same as last time.

Fiona Onasanya

Disgraced MP posts video maintaining innocence

Disgraced MP posts video maintaining innocence

Fiona Onasanya has posted a video online maintaining her innocence, after serving one month in jail for perverting the course of justice.

Brexit march

Farage's Brexit march was never 'about the numbers'

Farage's Brexit march was never 'about the numbers'

Leave Means Leave co-chair Richard Tice has dismissed criticism of the number of marchers that turned up to the 270-mile 'Brexit betrayal' event led by Nigel Farage.

Esther McVey

Esther McVey: Majority of MPs trying to 'frustrate Brexit'

Esther McVey: Majority of MPs trying to 'frustrate Brexit'

The MP said she would vote in favour of Theresa May's deal this week, and appeared on the breakfast show to discuss why.

Sir Vince Cable

Sir Vince Cable: 'Thoroughly bad' Brexit deal won't get our support

Sir Vince Cable: 'Thoroughly bad' Brexit deal won't get our support

The Liberal Democrat leader said his party will vote against Theresa May's Brexit deal this week, and "won't change" their minds.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Nick Boles

Nick Boles quits local Tory Party in Brexit row

Nick Boles quits local Tory Party in Brexit row

The Conservative MP has left his local Conservative association after a rift over his stance on a no-deal Brexit.

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage begins 200 mile 'Brexit betrayal' march

Nigel Farage begins 200 mile 'Brexit betrayal' march

The 14-day march has kicked off in Sunderland and will finish in Westminster.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Friday, March 15, 2019

David Steel

David Steel’s ‘shocking testimony’ is a 'tragedy' for abuse victims

David Steel’s ‘shocking testimony’ is a 'tragedy' for abuse victims

David Steel’s failure to recognise he should have acted on child sexual abuse allegations about Cyril Smith is a ‘tragedy’ according to the director of a child sexual abuse charity.

Owen Paterson

Owen Paterson: MPs 'idiotic' for voting to delay Brexit

Owen Paterson: MPs 'idiotic' for voting to delay Brexit

The Conservative MP said he thought it was "idiotic" for politicians to support a government motion to extend Article 50.

World leaders show support for Christchurch victims

World leaders show support for Christchurch victims

Theresa May and Donald Trump have led world leaders in condemning the Christchurch terror attack.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Knife tweet

MP admits his GPS knife idea 'probably s**t'

MP admits his GPS knife idea 'probably s**t'

The Conservative MP who suggested that all knives should be equipped with GPS trackers to combat knife crime has admitted it was “probably a s**t idea".

Jimmy Savile

Savile child abuse claims 'sent to Honours Committee in 1998'

Savile child abuse claims 'sent to Honours Committee in 1998'

The Honours Committee received anonymous allegations of child sexual abuse against Jimmy Savile in 1998, an inquiry has heard.

Tim Farron

Tim Farron: Second referendum 'least messy' way of solving Brexit

Tim Farron: Second referendum 'least messy' way of solving Brexit

The former Lib Dem leader said the question of leave or remain was too "vague", and a second referendum was needed to move forward.

Knife offences hit highest level in a decade

Knife offences hit highest level in a decade

The number of criminals caught with knives or dangerous weapons has hit its highest level in nearly a decade, according to official figures.

Commons

MPs back Brexit delay

MPs back Brexit delay

A total of 412 MPs have voted to delay Brexit, with just 202 voting against it.

Gavin Williamson confirms MoD will support Bloody Sunday soldier

Gavin Williamson confirms MoD will support Bloody Sunday soldier

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has confirmed the Ministry of Defence would support a British soldier facing murder charges from 1972.

John Mann MP

John Mann tells fellow MPs to ‘get on with it and vote deal through’

John Mann tells fellow MPs to ‘get on with it and vote deal through’

Labour MP John Mann has called on his fellow MPs to vote for the Prime Minister’s deal and “let the people get on with their lives”.

Mark Francois MP on Parliament: ‘I have seen better run Parish councils'

Mark Francois MP on Parliament: ‘I have seen better run Parish councils'

Mark Francois MP on Parliament: ‘I have seen better run Parish councils'

Mark Francois from the European Research Group has said that he has seen “better run Parish councils” than what he saw in the House of Commons this week.

EU’s Donald Tusk to ask EU leaders to be open to long Brexit extension

Donald Tusk to ask EU leaders to be open to long Brexit extension

Donald Tusk to ask EU leaders to be open to long Brexit extension

The European Council president has said he would appeal to EU leaders to be open to the option of a long extension on Brexit.

Owen Smith MP to Julia: ‘My fear is that you will win and Brexit will pass’

Owen Smith: ‘My fear is that Brexit will pass’

Owen Smith: ‘My fear is that Brexit will pass’

Labour MP Owen Smith has said that he thinks Brexiteers like talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer will “win and Brexit will pass”.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Boris Johnson

Johnson’s ‘spaffed’ comment an ‘affront to victims’, says NSPCC

Johnson’s ‘spaffed’ comment an ‘affront to victims’, says NSPCC

Boris Johnson has been urged to apologise to child abuse victims after claiming police funding is being “spaffed up the wall” investigating historic allegations.

Spending windfall 'not a bribe' says Treasury minister

Spending windfall 'not a bribe' says Treasury minister

Treasury minister John Glen has denied the Chancellor is attempting to bribe MPs into voting for a Brexit deal.

Dominic Grieve: ‘Substantial majority’ will vote against no-deal

Dominic Grieve: ‘Substantial majority’ will vote against no-deal

Former attorney general Dominic Grieve has said he expects the motion ruling out no-deal to pass with a “substantial majority” tonight.

Tommy Robinson

Policeman who told Tommy Robinson to leave pub 'did not know who he was'

Policeman who told Tommy Robinson to leave pub 'did not know who he was'

A police officer who moved Tommy Robinson on from a pub has told a court he did not know who he was at the time.

Refugees

EU 'complicit' in Croatian human rights abuse, report claims

EU 'complicit' in Croatian human rights abuse, report claims

EU leaders are "complicit" in human rights abuses committed by Croatia police, according to an Amnesty International report. 

Brexit

May’s deal ‘is going to come back’ according to Open Europe director

May’s deal ‘is going to come back’ according to Open Europe director

Michael Gove’s former advisor Henry Newman has said the Prime Minister could still convince MPs to back her Brexit deal.

Philip Hammond

5 key announcements from the Spring statement

5 key announcements from the Spring statement

From supercomputers to knife crime funding, here are the key announcements in the chancellor's Spring statement.

Theresa May

PMQs: May insists UK will leave with a 'good deal' on March 29

PMQs: May insists UK will leave with a 'good deal' on March 29

The Prime Minister told MPs she still believes the UK can leave with a “good deal” on the 29 March.

MPs reject no-deal under any circumstance

MPs reject no-deal under any circumstance

MPs have voted to rule out a no-deal Brexit under any circumstance in a major defeat for Theresa May.

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson: Police funding 'spaffed up the wall' investigating historic sex abuse

Boris Johnson: Funding 'spaffed up the wall' investigating historic sex abuse

The former cabinet minister claimed looking into historic child sex abuse cases had wasted an "awful lot" of police funding.

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Remainers would ask for third referendum if they lost again

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Remainers would ask for third referendum if they lost again

The Conservative politician said a second referendum would not be a "solution" to Brexit.

James Cleverly

'Deeply unfair' to criticise Theresa May for handling of Brexit

'Deeply unfair' to criticise Theresa May for handling of Brexit

Deputy Conservative chair James Cleverly has said the Prime Minister "inherited" Brexit, and should therefore not be blamed for her handling of it.

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage: No-deal Brexit is an 'act of liberation'

Nigel Farage: No-deal Brexit is an 'act of liberation'

The former UKIP leader has called for politicians to "grasp" the prospect of a no-deal Brexit, claiming it would be an "act of liberation" for the UK.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Nigel Dodds

What is the 'Star Chamber'?

What is the 'Star Chamber'?

Mentions of the 'Star Chamber' have been banded about in the world of politics this week - but what is it?

'Deep regret' that police not told child sex abuse claim about senior MP

'Deep regret' that police not told child sex abuse claim about senior MP

Margaret Thatcher has been accused of protecting a Conservative MP under suspicion of child abuse, according to disclosed MI5 files.

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