Politics

Monday, September 30, 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019

Tory conference: Health Secretary plans £13bn for 40 new hospitals

Tory conference: Health Secretary plans £13bn for 40 new hospitals

Matt Hancock has promised to build 40 new hospitals over the next 10 years in the "biggest programme in a generation".

Sir Graham Brady: Those delaying Brexit are ‘damaging business’

Sir Graham Brady: Those delaying Brexit are ‘damaging business’

Sir Graham Brady has said Brexit delay is "damaging business" as opposition leaders meet for further talks to prevent no deal.

Richard Tice: Government ‘puppets’ will not meet Brexit deadline

Richard Tice: Government ‘puppets’ will not meet Brexit deadline

The Brexit Party Chairman has said in "reality", Britain will not leave the EU by October 31 as Number 10 continues to reject a party pact.

Tories defend PM’s private life as party conference gets underway

Tories defend PM’s private life as party conference gets underway

Downing Street has denied new allegations surrounding the Prime Minister's private life as Conservative MPs attend the party conference.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Friday, September 27, 2019

Man, 36, charged after disturbance at office of Jess Phillips MP

Man, 36, charged after disturbance at office of Jess Phillips MP

A man has been charged with a Section 5 public order offence after a disturbance outside the office of Birmingham Yardley MP Jess Phillips.

PM to reveal details of Jennifer Arcuri relationship

PM to reveal details of Jennifer Arcuri relationship

Boris Johnson will give details of his connection to a US businesswoman to the London Assembly, amid conflict of interest allegations.

Tory MP defends 'blackface' and admits dressing up as James Brown

Tory MP defends 'blackface' and admits dressing up as James Brown

Sir Desmond Swayne has insisted that using makeup to darken skin for fancy dress purposes is an "acceptable bit of fun".

Lord Heseltine: Boris Johnson's government is 'ruthless'

Lord Heseltine: Boris Johnson's government is 'ruthless'

The ex-Conservative deputy Prime Minister said the government "will stop at nothing" to push through their policies.

Alok Sharma: Tory conference will be ‘positive and uplifting’

Alok Sharma: Tory conference will be ‘positive and uplifting’

The cabinet minister insisted the Conservative Party conference will go ahead despite MPs rejecting a parliamentary recess.

Dominic Cummings: Voters’ anger ‘not surprising’

Dominic Cummings: Voters’ anger ‘not surprising’

The senior adviser to the Prime Minister has said MPs will stop getting abuse if they respect the result of the EU referendum.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Jo Cox's sister: 'It's fine to passionately disagree'

Jo Cox's sister: 'It's fine to passionately disagree'

Kim Leadbeater said it was fine for politicians to "passionately disagree", but that they must carry out their debates on a "human level".

MPs reject request for Commons break during Tory conference

MPs reject request for Commons break during Tory conference

A government request for a three-day Parliamentary recess during next week's Conservative Party conference has been rejected by MPs.

Labour MP and Piers Morgan embroiled in Jo Cox row

Labour MP and Piers Morgan embroiled in Jo Cox row

Neil Coyle MP called the television presenter a "waste of space, air and skin" in a heated Twitter spat.

Opinion: The Attorney General made me see red

Opinion: The Attorney General made me see red

Labour MP Barry Sheerman reflects on his passionate outburst at Attorney General Geoffrey Cox in the Commons yesterday.

James Cleverly: MPs have said 'a whole load worse' than PM

James Cleverly: MPs have said 'a whole load worse' than PM

The MP said it was "ridiculous" to single out Boris Johnson's language, when MPs from other parties had said "a whole load worse".

Outrage as PM claims Brexit is ‘best way’ to honour murdered Jo Cox

Outrage as PM claims Brexit is ‘best way’ to honour murdered Jo Cox

MPs across the House called for Parliament to moderate its language in a heated night in the Commons.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Why are MPs talking about Hacker House?

Why are MPs talking about Hacker House?

Boris Johnson has been accused of failing to declare a conflict of interest after government funding went to his friend's tech firms. Here's all you need to know.

Darren Grimes: ‘Democracy died’ with Supreme Court ruling

Darren Grimes: ‘Democracy died’ with Supreme Court ruling

Brexit activist Darren Grimes said he is concerned by the possible "politicisation of our judiciary".

Parliament: Emily Thornberry apologises for 'Taliban' remark

Parliament: Emily Thornberry apologises for 'Taliban' remark

The MP faced criticism for calling the Liberal Democrats “kind of Taliban” over their demand to cancel Brexit.

Call referendum tomorrow and Brexit will be 'done in four months'

Call referendum tomorrow and Brexit will be 'done in four months'

Dominic Grieve has insisted that a second referendum is the only way to move forward through the Brexit impasse.

Nigel Farage: Supreme Court ruling has 'united remain'

Nigel Farage: Supreme Court ruling has 'united remain'

The Brexit Party leader has said the Supreme Court ruling over the prorogation of Parliament has made a Halloween Brexit "much less likely".

MPs to return to Westminster after landmark ruling

MPs to return to Westminster after landmark ruling

MPs will return the benches of the House of Commons this morning after Boris Johnson's prorogation was deemed "void and of no effect".

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Corbyn speech: Labour leader demands PM's resignation

Corbyn speech: Labour leader demands PM's resignation

Jeremy Corbyn has called for Boris Johnson to resign after the Supreme Court found his decision to suspend Parliament unlawful.

‘Historic times’: Politicians react to Supreme Court ruling

‘Historic times’: Politicians react to Supreme Court ruling

Politicians from across the political spectrum have reacted to an historic ruling that said the PM's Parliament suspension was unlawful.

Labour conference jubilant after Supreme Court ruling

Labour conference jubilant after Supreme Court ruling

Delegates hugged each other as news of the ruling reached the Brighton-based conference.

MPs respond to Supreme Court ruling with Commons selfies

MPs respond to Supreme Court ruling with Commons selfies

The Supreme Court has ruled that Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament was unlawful and MPs have shared their reaction on social media.

Labour conference cut short after Speaker recalls Parliament

Labour conference cut short after Speaker recalls Parliament

John Bercow has notified party leaders that the House of Commons will sit tomorrow, causing Labour MPs to leave their annual conference early.

Parliament suspension unlawful, Supreme Court rules

Parliament suspension unlawful, Supreme Court rules

The Supreme Court has made an historic decision and ruled that Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament was unlawful.

Andrea Leadsom: Labour’s neutral position ‘actually a joke’

Andrea Leadsom: Labour’s neutral position ‘actually a joke’

The Business Secretary has called Labour's neutral stance over Brexit a "joke", adding that they "cannot simply sit on the fence".

Boris Johnson ‘not nervous’ ahead of Supreme Court ruling

Boris Johnson ‘not nervous’ ahead of Supreme Court ruling

The Supreme Court will make its decision this morning over the legality of the Prime Minister's suspension of Parliament.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Monday, September 23, 2019

Labour Party conference votes to remain neutral on Brexit

Labour Party conference votes to remain neutral on Brexit

Labour conference delegates have backed Jeremy Corbyn's stance on staying neutral on Brexit until after an election.

Diane Abbott 'looking forward' to Home Secretary role

Diane Abbott 'looking forward' to Home Secretary role

The Labour MP said she was confident that her party could win an election, and that she was "looking forward" to implementing new policies.

John McDonnell brands Lib Dems ‘extreme right-wing austerity party’

John McDonnell brands Lib Dems ‘extreme right-wing austerity party’

The shadow chancellor has slammed the Lib Dems as an "extreme right-wing austerity party", saying their Brexit policy is "unacceptable".

John McTernan: Labour conference like a 'throwback to the 1980s'

John McTernan: Labour conference like a 'throwback to the 1980s'

Mr McTernan has said the Labour conference in Brighton is the "most disastrous and badly managed conferences" that he has ever been to..

Labour conference: Corbyn faces showdown over Brexit policy

Labour conference: Corbyn faces showdown over Brexit policy

Labour members will vote on the party's Brexit stance at the party's conference today, with leader Jeremy Corbyn urging a neutral stance.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Friday, September 20, 2019

Lib Dems slam Emily Thornberry for ‘Taliban’ comparison

Lib Dems slam Emily Thornberry for ‘Taliban’ comparison

She called the Liberal Democrats “kind of Taliban” over their demand to cancel Brexit instead of holding a second referendum.

David Cameron: 'Every Prime Minister should write a memoir'

David Cameron: 'Every Prime Minister should write a memoir'

The ex-Prime Minister said it was important for leaders to explain how they felt, and why they made certain decisions.

Labour MP Harriet Harman to continue Speaker bid despite 'disquiet'

Labour MP Harriet Harman to continue Speaker bid despite 'disquiet'

She vowed to continue her bid to replace John Bercow, despite local party members calling on her to stand down.

Nigel Evans: Blame for no-deal Brexit would lie with Juncker

Nigel Evans: Blame for no-deal Brexit would lie with Juncker

He said European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker must consider his legacy ahead of the latest round of Brexit talks.

Jeremy Corbyn 'daunted' at prospect of becoming PM

Jeremy Corbyn 'daunted' at prospect of becoming PM

He said the possibility of becoming the next Prime Minister daunts him, but he was “absolutely” ready to lead the country.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Brexit Party MEP: 'EU not prepared for Brexit'

Brexit Party MEP: 'EU not prepared for Brexit'

Alexandra Phillips said the European Parliament is unprepared for Britain’s imminent departure, as the October 31 deadline approaches.

EU gives Boris Johnson 12 days to set out Brexit plan

EU gives Boris Johnson 12 days to set out Brexit plan

The Finnish prime minister said the PM had until the end of September to reveal his Brexit plans - or else “it’s over”.

Iain Duncan Smith: John Major’s court appeal ‘ludicrous’

Iain Duncan Smith: John Major’s court appeal ‘ludicrous’

“The words pot and kettle do come to mind rather significantly here," he said.

Jacob Rees-Mogg denies PM misled Queen

Jacob Rees-Mogg denies PM misled Queen

He insisted Boris Johnson “in no way misled” the Queen over the decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Brexit Party MEP tells EU to ‘do one’ at European Parliament

Brexit Party MEP tells EU to ‘do one’ at European Parliament

Michael Heaver MEP told the EU "no thanks, no deal, you can do one" at the European Parliament 2020 budget session.

Supreme Court: Government defends Parliament suspension

Supreme Court: Government defends Parliament suspension

The government has continued to defend its decision to suspend Parliament at the Supreme Court, as proceedings continue for a second day.

UKIP leader pulls out of own party conference

UKIP leader pulls out of own party conference

Richard Braine has called for the cancellation of the UKIP conference, due to start in Newport on Friday.

Nigel Farage: 'EU fears Britain’s success post-Brexit'

Nigel Farage: 'EU fears Britain’s success post-Brexit'

The Brexit Party leader said the EU's "worst nightmare" was Britain becoming more prosperous outside of the trading bloc.

Damian Green: Political debate in Supreme Court ‘feels wrong’

Damian Green: Political debate in Supreme Court ‘feels wrong’

He feels “uncomfortable” about the Supreme Court having the final say on whether Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament was lawful.

Corbyn refuses to say whether he would back leave or remain

Corbyn refuses to say whether he would back leave or remain

He said Labour would offer a “sensible” leave option in a Brexit referendum, but he would personally remain neutral during the campaign.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Supreme Court hears PM will 'comply' if prorogation ruled unlawful

Supreme Court hears PM will 'comply' if prorogation ruled unlawful

Lord Keen said Boris Johnson will comply with any declaration the Supreme Court makes over his suspension of Parliament.

Jo Swinson: ‘We can win, we must win’

Jo Swinson: ‘We can win, we must win’

The Liberal Democrat leader has said her party can "win a brighter future" as she addressed members in her party conference closing speech.

MP in Speaker race pledges to be an ‘umpire not a player’

MP in Speaker race pledges to be an ‘umpire not a player’

Former ministers Sir Edward Leigh and Chris Bryant have promised to be "deaf to any partisan influence" and "beholden to no one".

Tory defector says Lib Dem conference is ‘actually democratic’

Tory defector says Lib Dem conference is ‘actually democratic’

Dr Philip Lee said he was "overwhelmed" by his welcome to the Liberal Democrats after quit the Conservatives to join the party.

Justice Secretary will ‘respect independence’ of Supreme Court

Justice Secretary will ‘respect independence’ of Supreme Court

Robert Buckland promised to abide by a Supreme Court ruling over whether Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament was lawful.

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