Politics

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Billboard featuring giant David Cameron 'stability' tweet appears in London

Billboard featuring giant David Cameron 'stability' tweet appears in London

Billboard featuring giant David Cameron 'stability' tweet appears in London

An image of a 2015 tweet by David Cameron has appeared on a billboard in London

Theresa May

James Duddridge MP: Vote on Finance Bill was 'entirely meaningless'

James Duddridge MP: Vote on Finance Bill was 'entirely meaningless'

The Conservative MP claimed yesterday's vote on the Finance Bill, in which the government was defeated for the first time in over 40 years, was "entirely meaningless".

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Voting through Finance Bill amendment is 'salvo from a pea-shooter'

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Voting through Finance Bill amendment is 'salvo from a pea-shooter'

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Finance Bill amendment vote is 'salvo from a pea-shooter'

Jacob Rees-Mogg likened the actions of Tories who voted for the amendment to the Finance Bill to the tactics of Donald Trump, but admitted Brexit may not happen as planned by March 29

Nicky Morgan: 'It's MPs' responsibility to say we don't support a no deal Brexit'

Nicky Morgan: 'It's MPs' responsibility to say we don't support a no deal Brexit'

Nicky Morgan: 'It's MPs' responsibility to say we don't support no deal'

Nicky Morgan was one of the MPs who voted in favour of Labour MP Yvette Cooper's amendment to the Finance Bill, defying the government

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Alex Salmond wins sexual harassment inquiry case against Scottish government

Alex Salmond wins sexual harassment inquiry case against Scottish government

Alex Salmond wins sexual harassment inquiry case against Scottish government

The Scottish government has admitted to acting unlawfully during investigations of sexual harassment claims against Alex Salmond.

Theresa May suffers defeat to no-deal Brexit powers as MPs vote to pass amendment on Finance Bill

Theresa May suffers defeat to no-deal Brexit powers as MPs vote to pass amendment on Finance Bill

Theresa May suffers defeat as MPs vote to pass amendment on Finance Bill

Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered a defeat in the House of Commons on Tuesday afternoon over the government’s no-deal Brexit powers, as MPs vote in favour of amendment to Finance Bill.

Protester filmed confronting Anna Soubry has Facebook and PayPal accounts deleted

Protester filmed confronting Anna Soubry has Facebook and PayPal accounts deleted

Protester filmed confronting Anna Soubry has Facebook account deleted

James Goddard, an online activist who was filmed calling Anna Soubry a Nazi, said he had been "silenced" on Facebook after his profile appeared to disappear.

Opinion: 'Brexit: The Uncivil War' lies to viewers over Vote Leave's criminal activity

Opinion: 'Brexit: The Uncivil War' lies to viewers over Vote Leave's criminal activity

Opinion: 'Brexit: The Uncivil War' lies to viewers over Vote Leave's criminality

Whistleblower Shahmir Sanni, who exposed Vote Leave's unlawful spending, gives his verdict on Channel 4's film Brexit: The Uncivil War

Anna Soubry MP: Protesters who confronted me were an 'very unpleasant, criminal bunch'

Anna Soubry MP: Protesters who confronted me were an 'very unpleasant, criminal bunch'

Anna Soubry MP: Protesters who confronted me were 'unpleasant' and 'criminal'

Conservative MP Anna Soubry described the protesters that confronted her on Monday as “criminal” and “bully-boys”, after they followed her and called her a “Nazi”.

Bob Seely MP: HSBC’s anti-Brexit advert is not ‘a reason to bank with them’

Bob Seely MP accuses HSBC of 'virtue signalling' with advert stating UK is 'not an island'

Bob Seely MP accuses HSBC of 'virtue signalling' with 'not an island' ad

Conservative MP Bob Seely has said that HSBC’s advertisement is not “a reason to bank with them” and accused the bank of “virtue-signalling”.

House of Lords described as ‘a private members’ club’ amid increasing number of absent peers

House of Lords described as ‘a private members’ club’ amid increasing number of absent peers

House of Lords is ‘private members’ club’ amid increasing number of absent peers

Darren Hughes, CEO of Electoral Reform Society has said that the House of Lords feels like a “private members’ club”, following calls for the number of peers to be reduced.

Anna Soubry

Femi Oluwole: Police 'dropped the ball' when Anna Soubry faced 'heightened risk'

Femi Oluwole: Police 'dropped the ball' when Anna Soubry faced 'heightened risk'

Anti-Brexit campaigner Femi Oluwole said police had "dropped the ball" when Conservative MP Anna Soubry was confronted by angry protesters.

Brexit

John Redwood MP: Protesters outside Parliament make 'democratic conversation very difficult'

Protesters outside Parliament make 'democratic conversation very difficult'

Conservative MP John Redwood told Julia Hartley-Brewer that some groups of protesters outside Parliament were "crossing the line".

Monday, January 7, 2019

Monday, January 7, 2019

Brexit lorry trial run 'too little too late', says haulage boss

Brexit lorry trial run 'too little too late', says haulage boss

Brexit lorry trial run 'too little too late', says haulage boss

The policy director at the Road Haulage Association said the test at Manston Airport was not sufficient to prepare for what might happen in the event of a no deal Brexit

Theresa May

Tom Brake: 'Very clear' that politicians concentrated on 'their Christmas dinners' - not Brexit

Tom Brake: Politicians concentrated on 'their Christmas dinners' - not Brexit

The Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesman accused politicians across Europe of "concentrating on their Christmas dinners" rather than Brexit.

What's in the government's NHS ten-year plan?

What's in the government's NHS ten-year plan?

What's in the government's NHS ten-year plan?

Theresa May will unveil a plan for overhauling certain areas of the NHS by providing additional funding, but staff shortages and social care are still not being addressed

Brexit

Over 200 MPs sign letter urging Prime Minister to rule out no-deal Brexit

Over 200 MPs sign letter urging Prime Minister to rule out no-deal Brexit

A total of 211 MPs have signed a letter calling on Theresa May to rule out a no-deal Brexit.

Theresa May

'We'll be cashing in' not 'crashing out' in event of no-deal Brexit, says Sir Bernard Jenkin

Sir Bernard Jenkin: 'We'll be cashing in' not 'crashing out' in event of no-deal

The Conservative MP has claimed a no-deal Brexit won't be as "smooth" as leaving with a deal, but could result in the country "cashing in" rather than "crashing out".

Norman Lamb

Norman Lamb: NHS is 'politically sexy' for politicians - but 'nobody focuses on social care'

NHS is 'politically sexy' for politicians - but 'nobody focuses on social care'

The former health minister has criticised a new 10-year plan for the NHS, claiming it fails to address issues faced in social care.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Friday, January 4, 2019

DUP's Sammy Wilson says a no deal Brexit would be better for Northern Ireland than a deal

DUP's Sammy Wilson says a no deal Brexit would be better for Northern Ireland than a deal

DUP's Sammy Wilson says a no deal Brexit would be better for Northern Ireland

The DUP's Brexit spokesman says the party will not support Theresa May's deal

Universities UK chief: No deal Brexit could threaten EU funds for cancer and climate research

Universities UK chief: No deal Brexit could threaten EU research funds

The president of Universities UK said that important research schemes could have funding withdrawn if there is no Brexit deal

Fiona Onasanya kicked out of Labour party after perverting course of justice

Fiona Onasanya kicked out of Labour party after perverting course of justice

Fiona Onasanya kicked out of Labour party after perverting course of justice

Fiona Onasanya lied to police to try and avoid a speeding charge and has been suspended from the Labour party 

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Michael Gove warn a no deal Brexit would cause 'turbulence' for farmers

Michael Gove warns a no deal Brexit would cause 'turbulence' for farmers

Michael Gove warns a no deal Brexit would cause 'turbulence' for farmers

Environment secretary Michael Gove urged support for Theresa May's Brexit deal as he said a no deal exit would impact the UK's farming sector

Sir Bernard Jenkin: Economists 'got their maths wrong' when predicting Brexit economic crash

Sir Bernard Jenkin: Economists 'got their maths wrong' when predicting Brexit economic crash

Sir Bernard Jenkin: Economists 'wrong' when predicting Brexit economic crash

Sir Bernard Jenkin has said that economists' forecasts about Brexit having a negative effect on the UK economy could be wrong

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

London Eye NYE

Opinion: Sadiq Khan’s EU-themed fireworks display was distasteful

Opinion: Sadiq Khan’s EU-themed fireworks display was distasteful

talkRADIO’s associate digital editor Samantha King responds to the Mayor of London’s decision to make the city’s flagship New Year’s Eve fireworks display EU-themed. These are her views and not talkRADIO’s.

Theresa May 'holding a gun to country's head' over Brexit deal, says shadow transport secretary

Theresa May 'holding a gun to country's head' over Brexit deal, says shadow transport secretary

Theresa May 'holding a gun to country's head' over Brexit deal, says Labour MP

Shadow transport secretary Andy McDonald said Labour would support a second referendum if an alternative Brexit deal was not presented, and criticised the rail fare hikes

Chris Grayling

Transport secretary defends handing £14m ferry contract to company with no boats

Transport secretary defends handing £14m ferry contract to company with no boats

Chris Grayling has defended awarding a £14 million ferry contract to a company with no boats, claiming the move was to "support new business".

Monday, December 31, 2018

Monday, December 31, 2018

Crossing

Tim Loughton MP: France 'needs to do an awful lot more' to stop migrants crossing the Channel

France 'needs to do an awful lot more' to stop migrants crossing the Channel

Conservative MP Tim Loughton has called for France to "clamp down" on people traffickers smuggling refugees and asylum seekers across the English Channel.

Mike Doughty

Stephen Doughty MP to Mike Graham: 'You can't call me a liar on air'

Stephen Doughty MP to Mike Graham: 'You can't call me a liar on air'

Labour MP Stephen Doughty clashed with talkRADIO host Mike Graham during a debate on whether the public wanted a second EU referendum.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Sunday, December 30, 2018

EU’s Jean-Claude Juncker tells UK to ‘get your act together’

EU’s Jean-Claude Juncker tells UK to ‘get your act together’

EU’s Jean-Claude Juncker tells UK to ‘get your act together’

Jean-Claude Juncker has called on the United Kingdom to "get your act together" over Brexit, branding some Britons "entirely unreasonable" for expecting Brussels to put forward a solution.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Home Secretary Sajid Javid cuts holiday short to deal with migrant ‘major incident’

Home Secretary Sajid Javid cuts holiday short to deal with migrant ‘major incident’

Sajid Javid cuts holiday short to deal with migrant ‘major incident'

Home Secretary Sajid Javid is cutting short a Christmas break to return to the UK to tackle a wave of attempts by migrants to cross the English Channel by boat.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn criticised for saying he would go ahead with Brexit if Prime Minister

Jeremy Corbyn criticised for saying he would go ahead with Brexit if Prime Minister

Corbyn criticised for saying he would go ahead with Brexit if Prime Minister

Jeremy Corbyn has been criticised by Remain supporters inside and outside Labour after saying his party would go ahead with Brexit if it won a snap general election in the new year.

George Osborne: Conservatives could face ‘prolonged period in opposition’ over Brexit

George Osborne: Conservatives could face ‘prolonged period in opposition’ over Brexit

George Osborne: Tories could face ‘prolonged period in opposition’ over Brexit

Former Conservative chancellor George Osborne has launched a scathing attack on the party, warning it faces a prolonged period in opposition "unless it engages more with modern Britain" and changes direction on Brexit.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018

'I want a People's Vote - but I know my Leave-voting family members aren't bad people'

'I want a People's Vote - but I know my Leave-voting family members aren't bad people'

'I want a People's Vote - but my Leave-voting relatives aren't bad people'

Student and Remainer Kira Lewis writes about how her family overcome their Brexit differences at Christmas

JCB chairman says no-deal Brexit ‘is nothing to fear’

JCB chairman says no-deal Brexit ‘is nothing to fear’

JCB chairman says no-deal Brexit ‘is nothing to fear’

JCB chairman, Lord Anthony Bamford, has said that trading on Word Trading Organisation terms is “nothing to fear” if the UK left the European Union without a deal.

Boris Johnson cleared over burka 'letter box' comments in code of conduct hearing

Boris Johnson cleared over burka 'letter box' comments in code of conduct hearing

Boris Johnson cleared over burka 'letter box' comments

An independent panel has cleared Boris Johnson of breaking Conservative party code of conduct over his comments that burkas made women look like 'letter boxes'

Jacob Rees-Mogg: 'I'd like everyone to agree with me on Brexit for Christmas'

Jacob Rees-Mogg: 'I'd like everyone to agree with me on Brexit for Christmas'

Jacob Rees-Mogg: 'I'd like everyone to agree with me on Brexit for Christmas'

Jacob Rees-Mogg tells Julia Hartley-Brewer what Christmas is like in the Rees-Mogg household

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Vicky Ford MP: 'Speaker has called me a stupid woman'

Vicky Ford MP: 'Speaker has called me a stupid woman'

Vicky Ford MP: 'Speaker has called me a stupid woman'

Conservative MP Vicky Ford says House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has called her a 'stupid woman' following accusations levelled at Jeremy Corbyn that he said such to Theresa May

Anna Soubry protected by police as she was accused by pro-Brexit protesters of being 'on the side of Hitler'

Anna Soubry protected by police as she was accused by pro-Brexit protesters of being 'on the side of Hitler'

Anna Soubry protected by police as she was confronted by pro-Brexit protesters

The Conservative MP was escorted by two police officers after she was surrounded by pro-Brexit “yellow vest” protesters, who called her a “traitor” and said she was “on the side of Hitler”.

Stephen Doughty MP: No-deal Brexit is ‘an extremely dangerous situation’

Stephen Doughty MP: No-deal Brexit is ‘an extremely dangerous situation’

Stephen Doughty MP: No-deal Brexit is ‘an extremely dangerous situation’

Labour MP Stephen Doughty has described a no-deal Brexit as “an extremely dangerous situation”, despite the European Commission releasing outlines of a plan to handle a no-deal Brexit. 

Lord Digby Jones: ‘Uncertainty’ is what has ‘killed’ the UK during the Brexit negotiations

Lord Digby Jones: ‘Uncertainty’ is what has ‘killed’ the UK during the Brexit negotiations

Lord Digby Jones: ‘Uncertainty’ is what ‘killed’ UK during Brexit negotiations

Lord Digby Jones has said that the “uncertainty” throughout the Brexit negotiations is what has “killed” business, and other areas of the UK.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn urged to apologise after he appeared to call Theresa May a ‘stupid woman’

Jeremy Corbyn urged to apologise after he appeared to call Theresa May a ‘stupid woman’ during PMQs

Corbyn urged to apologise after he appeared to call Theresa May a ‘stupid woman'

Jeremy Corbyn has been urged to "apologise or clarify" what he was saying after being accused of mouthing "stupid woman" at Theresa May during Prime Minister's Questions.

Dominic Grieve MP: ‘The Government will not survive a no-deal chaotic Brexit’

Dominic Grieve MP: ‘The Government will not survive a no-deal chaotic Brexit’

Dominic Grieve MP: ‘The Government will not survive a no-deal chaotic Brexit’

Conservative MP Dominic Grieve has said that the Conservative Government will not survive a no-deal Brexit, addign that it would be “chaotic”.

Sajid Javid pledges to cut immigration to ‘sustainable’ levels after Brexit

Sajid Javid pledges to cut immigration to ‘sustainable’ levels after Brexit

Sajid Javid pledges to cut immigration to ‘sustainable’ levels after Brexit

The Government will get immigration down to "sustainable" levels, but there will be no "specific target" for reducing the numbers, Home Secretary Sajid Javid has said.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

SNP member puts possibility of second Scottish independence vote due to Brexit back on the agenda

SNP member puts possibility of second Scottish independence vote due to Brexit back on the agenda

SNP member puts possibility of second Scottish independence vote back on agenda

Ian Blackford, an SNP MP, said the Scottish parliament would call for another vote if Brexit threatened Scotland's economy

Theresa May to 'ramp up no deal preparations' after Jeremy Corbyn no confidence threat

Theresa May to 'ramp up no deal preparations' after Jeremy Corbyn no confidence threat

Theresa May to 'ramp up no deal preparations' after Corbyn no confidence threat

Theresa May will meet the Cabinet on Tuesday to discuss preparations for a no deal Brexit after Jeremy Corbyn said he would table a motion of no confidence in her

Chris Williamson: 'I don't think Labour would win' no confidence motion

Chris Williamson: 'I don't think Labour would win' no confidence motion

Chris Williamson: 'I don't think Labour would win' no confidence motion

Labour MP and Corbyn supporter Chris Williamson says that he does not think the Labour party would be successful if they tabled a no confidence motion in the government

Nicky Morgan: 'Jeremy Corbyn is not interested in running a responsible government'

Nicky Morgan: 'Jeremy Corbyn is not interested in running the government'

Conservative MP Nicky Morgan rubbished suggestions of Jeremy Corbyn tabling a motion of no confidence in the government, saying he wants to 'sit back and watch chaos unfold'

Monday, December 17, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

Labour to table motion of no confidence in Theresa May

Labour to table motion of no confidence in Theresa May

Labour to table motion of no confidence in Theresa May

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has told MPs he will table a motion of no confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May over her handling of the Brexit deal vote.

Faux BoJo, the Boris Johnson lookalike, joins anti-Brexit demonstration at Irish border

Faux BoJo, the Boris Johnson lookalike, joins anti-Brexit demonstration at Irish border

Faux BoJo joins anti-Brexit demonstration at Irish border

An anti-Brexit demonstration has taken place at the Irish border, led by Faux BoJo, a professional Boris Johnson lookalike, and EU Supergirl.

Brexit deal vote to be held in January, Theresa May says

Brexit deal vote to be held in January, Theresa May says

Brexit deal vote to be held in January, Theresa May says

Theresa May told the House of Commons on Monday that the meaningful vote on her Brexit deal will be held in the third week of January

Conservative MP has said in the past that Remainers will not be able to 'stall' Brexit with a second referendum, but now says that it is looking more likely

Nadine Dorries 'fears a second referendum is getting closer'

Nadine Dorries 'fears a second referendum is getting closer'

Conservative MP has said in the past that Remainers will not be able to 'stall' Brexit with a second referendum, but now says that it is looking more likely

'Leave would win by a greater margin' in a second referendum, says Kate Hoey

'Leave would win by a greater margin' in a second referendum, says Kate Hoey

'Leave would win by a greater margin' in a second referendum, says Kate Hoey

Leave campaigner Kate Hoey and Remainer Jim Fitzpatrick MP joined Julia Hartley-Brewer to discuss a second referendum

Lord Adonis: 'Labour must unite to bring a second referendum'

Lord Adonis: 'Labour must unite to bring a second referendum'

Lord Adonis: 'Labour must unite to bring a second referendum'

Lord Andrew Adonis urges the Labour party to vote for a second referendum including a Remain option

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Tony Blair

Theresa May: Tony Blair is 'undermining' Brexit negotiations

Theresa May: Tony Blair is 'undermining' Brexit negotiations

The Prime Minister has said Tony Blair's calls for a second referendum are an "insult to the office he once held".

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