Politics

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Boris Johnson vows election if EU grants three-month Brexit delay

Boris Johnson vows election if EU grants three-month Brexit delay

Number 10 has said an election is "the only way the country can move on" if the EU offers to extend the Brexit deadline until the new year.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Brexit Bill timetable rejected by MPs

Brexit Bill timetable rejected by MPs

Boris Johnson will now talk to the European Union.

Kate Hoey: Bercow's resignation a 'light on the horizon'

Kate Hoey: Bercow's resignation a 'light on the horizon'

The Labour MP has said there "might well be a revolution" if John Bercow decides not to step down as Speaker on October 31 as promised.

Donald Tusk hints Brexit extension will be granted

Donald Tusk hints Brexit extension will be granted

The European Council president tweeted that the UK's request to extend Article 50 should be treated "in all seriousness".

Iain Duncan Smith: MPs should debate 'non-stop' until Brexit passes

Iain Duncan Smith: MPs should debate 'non-stop' until Brexit passes

Iain Duncan Smith has urged MPs to "go round the clock" after many criticised Boris Johnson's fast-track schedule for Brexit debate.

Boris Johnson attempts to fast-track Brexit legislation

Boris Johnson attempts to fast-track Brexit legislation

Boris Johnson will attempt to fast-track Brexit legislation through the Commons in a final bid to take Britain out of the EU by October 31.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Monday, October 21, 2019

MPs to debate Withdrawal Agreement Bill

MPs to debate Withdrawal Agreement Bill

The Bill's purpose is to turn Boris Johnson's Withdrawal Agreement - a draft international treaty agreed with the EU - into UK law.

Bob Stewart: Parliament shouldn't have say on Brexit deal

Bob Stewart: Parliament shouldn't have say on Brexit deal

The Conservative MP said a decision on a Brexit deal should be made by the government and the EU - not Parliament.

Andrew Bridgen: No deal ‘back on the table’ if PM’s deal passes

Andrew Bridgen: No deal ‘back on the table’ if PM’s deal passes

The Tory MP said the Benn Act - designed to block a no-deal Brexit - will no longer apply if MP's back Boris Johnson's deal.

Brexit Party MEP: 'Hard to imagine better outcome than PM’s deal'

Brexit Party MEP: 'Hard to imagine better outcome than PM’s deal'

John Longworth said he can't imagine a "better outcome" than Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, in contrast to Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage.

Sir Vince Cable: Chance of MPs backing second referendum ‘50/50’

Sir Vince Cable: Chance of MPs backing second referendum ‘50/50’

The former Lib Dem leader said support has increased for putting a Brexit deal back to the people in a second referendum.

Boris Johnson to face Commons showdown

Boris Johnson to face Commons showdown

The Prime Minister will attempt to get MPs to vote on his Brexit deal after a proposed vote on Saturday was delayed.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn says government 'defeated' as vote on deal delayed

Jeremy Corbyn says government 'defeated' as vote on deal delayed

Jeremy Corbyn says PM' Brexit deal is "defeated" as MPs react to the postponement of the vote on the agreement until next week.

Jacob Rees-Mogg moves vote on deal to Monday

Jacob Rees-Mogg moves vote on deal to Monday

The latest from historic “Super Saturday” sitting in Parliament where MPs will vote on the new deal to take Britain out of the EU.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019

Priti Patel: ‘The days of blocking Brexit are long gone’

Priti Patel: ‘The days of blocking Brexit are long gone’

The Home Secretary has praised Boris Johnson's "tremendous leadership" as she urged MPs to back his Brexit deal in the Commons tomorrow.

Boris Johnson's Brexit deal: The key points

Boris Johnson's Brexit deal: The key points

Parliament will sit on a Saturday for the first time in 37 years to debate the Prime Minister's Brexit deal.

Dutch partygoers invited to 'wave goodbye to Britain' on Brexit day

Dutch partygoers invited to 'wave goodbye to Britain' on Brexit day

Partygoers will gather at a beach near Amsterdam to wave goodbye to Britain on October 31.

Dominic Raab: Corbyn wants Britain 'stuck in the mud' on Brexit

Dominic Raab: Corbyn wants Britain 'stuck in the mud' on Brexit

The Foreign Secretary accused the Labour Party of trying to "exploit" Brexit for "political purposes".

DUP: Boris Johnson 'shouldn't be surprised' we won't back his deal

DUP: Boris Johnson 'shouldn't be surprised' we won't back his deal

The DUP's Brexit spokesman said the Prime Minister had "not honoured the pledges" he made to the party within his new Brexit deal.

Frank Field MP: If Brexit deal passes Lib Dems 'are finished'

Frank Field MP: If Brexit deal passes Lib Dems 'are finished'

The Independent MP slated the party for focusing on one policy - to stop Brexit.

PM in race to get MP support for Brexit deal

PM in race to get MP support for Brexit deal

Boris Johnson is today attempting to gather support for his Brexit deal, ahead of a vote in the Commons on Saturday.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Dominic Grieve: Deal is just beginning of ‘years of negotiation’

Dominic Grieve: Deal is just beginning of ‘years of negotiation’

Former Tory MP Dominic Grieve has warned that the PM's Brexit deal is "not the end" and there is "much more difficult negotiation" to come.

Tim Farron: PM’s Brexit deal ‘essentially the end of the union’

Tim Farron: PM’s Brexit deal ‘essentially the end of the union’

The former Lib Dem leader has said the deal announced by the Prime Minister today could risk breaking up the United Kingdom.

Jean-Claude Juncker rules out another Brexit extension

Jean-Claude Juncker rules out another Brexit extension

The president of the European Commission claimed "there will be no prolongation" to Brexit, even if UK MPs reject Boris Johnson's deal.

Labour: Government 'exacerbating pain and hurt’ in LGBT community

Labour: Government 'exacerbating pain and hurt’ in LGBT community

Labour MP Dawn Butler told the government to "stop kicking the can down the road" over proposed reforms to the Gender Recognition Act.

Jim Fitzpatrick: Up to 20 Labour MPs could back Brexit deal

Jim Fitzpatrick: Up to 20 Labour MPs could back Brexit deal

Jim Fitzpatrick has said up to 20 Labour MPs could defy party policy and back Boris Johnson's new Brexit deal.

Boris Johnson: 'Brexit deal is done'

Boris Johnson: 'Brexit deal is done'

If the deal gains the support of MPs, Mr Johnson said the UK will leave the EU "in two weeks' time".

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Brexit: Will Boris Johnson reach a deal with the EU tonight?

Brexit: Will Boris Johnson reach a deal with the EU tonight?

Brexit talks continue into the night as the clock ticks down to tomorrow's crucial EU summit in Brussels. Will the PM meet the deadline?

Ousted Tory MP slams 'toxic' politics after 'death threat'

Ousted Tory MP slams 'toxic' politics after 'death threat'

Antoinette Sandbach has attacked the "toxic" political atmosphere after she received a message with an apparent death threat.

PM will ask for Brexit extension if no deal agreed

PM will ask for Brexit extension if no deal agreed

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has confirmed that Boris Johnson will request a Brexit delay if he fails to get a deal through Parliament.

Owen Paterson MP: Brexit cannot 'dribble on' until January

Owen Paterson MP: Brexit cannot 'dribble on' until January

The Conservative MP said the Prime Minister should not allow a Brexit extension - even if he cannot agree a deal with the EU.

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Brexit: Last day of talks before EU summit

Brexit: Last day of talks before EU summit

UK and EU officials are entering their last day of Brexit talks before Thursday's EU summit in Brussels.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn: Voter ID laws hurt minorities

Jeremy Corbyn: Voter ID laws hurt minorities

He said government plans to demand photo ID at polling stations would “disproportionately” discriminate against ethnic minorities.

Kate Hoey: No point rushing Brexit deal

Kate Hoey: No point rushing Brexit deal

She said there was no point pushing for a Brexit deal in order to meet the October 31 deadline because Parliament may not pass it anyway.

Downing Street: PM will stay on even if Queen’s Speech defeated

Downing Street: PM will stay on even if Queen’s Speech defeated

The Prime Minister will not resign even if his agenda set out in the Queen’s Speech is defeated by Parliament.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn: 'Just weeks away' from Labour government

Jeremy Corbyn: 'Just weeks away' from Labour government

The Labour leader has said another Queen's speech could be "just weeks away", but next time laying out the agenda of a Labour government.

MPs return to House of Commons after Queen's speech

MPs return to House of Commons after Queen's speech

Live updates from the state opening of parliament and Queen’s speech laying out government policy as a new parliamentary session begins.

David Davies: PM has ‘a few tricks up his sleeve’

David Davies: PM has ‘a few tricks up his sleeve’

The Conservative Party MP said he believes Boris Johnson has "a few tricks up his sleeve" to ensure the UK leaves the EU by October 31.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019

Extinction Rebellion protester: ‘We have an unfair voting system’

Extinction Rebellion protester: ‘We have an unfair voting system’

Zack Polanksi has called to overhaul the voting system in general elections so that voters don't see the Green Party as a "wasted vote".

Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar ‘see a pathway’ to Brexit deal

Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar ‘see a pathway’ to Brexit deal

The Prime Minister and his Irish counterpart said talks were "detailed and constructive" as discussions continue in Brussels today.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn accuses PM of ‘using Queen’ for pre-election politics

Jeremy Corbyn accuses PM of ‘using Queen’ for pre-election politics

The Labour leader has labelled Monday's Queen's speech a "cynical stunt" and accused Mr Johnson of using it as a "pre-election broadcast".

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Speaker candidate dubs John Bercow ‘playground bully’

Speaker candidate dubs John Bercow ‘playground bully’

Conservative MP Shailesh Vara called the outgoing Speaker a “playground bully” who has “tarnished the role of Speaker with his biasness”.

'Repeal the Benn Act', urges Brexit Party MEP

'Repeal the Benn Act', urges Brexit Party MEP

Ben Habib said politicians that helped to bring in legislation forcing the PM to seek a Brexit extension if his plans aren't backed by MPs should now work to repeal it.

MPs to be summoned for Saturday Commons sitting

MPs to be summoned for Saturday Commons sitting

Government sources said MPs were expected to be called back to Westminster on October 19, following next week's EU summit.

Labour MPs will back deal to get Brexit 'done and dusted'

Labour MPs will back deal to get Brexit 'done and dusted'

Jim Fitzpatrick has said he and his colleagues will back a deal brought before the Commons in order to "get Brexit done and dusted".

Iain Duncan Smith: ‘The EU is absolutely petrified’

Iain Duncan Smith: ‘The EU is absolutely petrified’

The former Conservative Party leader has criticised the EU over Brexit for using Northern Ireland as a "pawn in this game".

Leo Varadkar: Brexit deal by next week ‘very difficult’

Leo Varadkar: Brexit deal by next week ‘very difficult’

The Irish Taoiseach will meet the PM for talks today but has warned of the difficulty of achieving a Brexit deal by the Brussels summit.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Donald Tusk to PM: Brexit not about 'winning stupid blame game'

Donald Tusk to PM: Brexit not about 'winning stupid blame game'

The European Council president hit out at Boris Johnson in a tweet, accusing him of engaging in a "stupid blame game".

Longest parliamentary session in history to end tonight

Longest parliamentary session in history to end tonight

Parliament will be suspended for one week after more than two years continuous sitting - reopening with a Queen's speech on October 14.

Shaun Bailey: Sadiq Khan 'quiet as a mouse' over climate protests

Shaun Bailey: Sadiq Khan 'quiet as a mouse' over climate protests

London Mayor candidate Shaun Bailey has slated his Labour rival for having “nothing to say” over the Extinction Rebellion protests.

Grant Shapps: Government doing 'shed loads' on climate change

Grant Shapps: Government doing 'shed loads' on climate change

The cabinet minister has dismissed climate change protests across London, saying the government is already doing "shed loads" on the issue.

Ben Bradley MP: Benn Act not ‘fully watertight’

Ben Bradley MP: Benn Act not ‘fully watertight’

The Tory MP said there are ways to get around the Benn Act, despite Boris Johnson’s promises that he will comply with the legislation.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Monday, October 7, 2019

Appeal launched after court dismisses legal action against PM

Appeal launched after court dismisses legal action against PM

A Scottish court has rejected a request to order Boris Johnson to seek a Brexit extension if he cannot get a deal through the Commons.

Climate activists 'ought to be protesting outside Chinese embassy'

Climate activists 'ought to be protesting outside Chinese embassy'

Tory MP Andrew Bridgen has slammed planned protests by Extinction Rebellion activists, calling their protest "counterproductive".

Brexit deal decision to come within days, says Macron

Brexit deal decision to come within days, says Macron

The French president has said the EU's decision on Boris Johnson's Brexit proposals will come by the end of the week.

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