Politics

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

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".

Friday, December 14, 2018

Friday, December 14, 2018

Brexit: Theresa May to seek 'further assurances' on Withdrawal Agreement

Brexit: Theresa May to seek 'further assurances' on Withdrawal Agreement

She confirmed she had a "robust" discussion with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.

Britons travelling to the EU after Brexit will need to pay €7

Britons travelling to the EU after Brexit will need to pay €7

The European Commission will introduce a similar system to ESTAs used by the US.

Leave

Daniel Hannan: A second referendum would be 'rigged' against Leave voters

Daniel Hannan: A second referendum would be 'rigged' against Leave voters

The Conservative MEP said there would be no option but to stage a "mass boycott" if a second referendum on Brexit took place.

Iain Duncan Smith

Iain Duncan Smith: The government think they can 'fudge their way through' Brexit

Iain Duncan Smith: Government think they can 'fudge their way through' Brexit

The former Conservative leader said the government needed to be clear on what it wanted from the Brexit deal, accusing them of being too "vague" in negotiations.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Theresa May delays Brexit vote in House of Commons until after Christmas

Theresa May delays Brexit vote in House of Commons until after Christmas

Theresa May delays Brexit vote in House of Commons until after Christmas

Theresa May has delayed the House of Commons vote on her Brexit deal until the new year as she acknowledged it will take time to win the assurances she is seeking from EU leaders.

Peter Bone MP: A new Brexit deal is the ‘Christmas present I want’

Peter Bone MP: A new Brexit deal is the ‘Christmas present I want’

Peter Bone MP: A new Brexit deal is the ‘Christmas present I want’

​​​​​​​Conservative MP Peter Bone has said that the “Christmas present [he] would want” was “the Brexit people voted for”.

Charlie Mullins

'Now is the time to cancel Brexit', says Charlie Mullins

'Now is the time to cancel Brexit', says Charlie Mullins

The Pimlico Plumbers founder branded Theresa May a "lame duck" and called for Brexit to be cancelled.

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Only thing confidence vote 'flushed out' were 117 'wise and good Conservatives'

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Confidence vote 'flushed out' 117 'wise and good Conservatives'

Jacob Rees-Mogg has hit back against claims from the Chancellor that last night's confidence vote would "flush out extremists" in the party.

Sammy Wilson

Sammy Wilson: Theresa May does 'nothing about what she hears'

Sammy Wilson: Theresa May does 'nothing about what she hears'

The DUP's Brexit spokesman has claimed that the Prime Minister "doesn't seem to be listening" to criticisms of her Brexit deal.

Theresa May

MPs who voted against Prime Minister: 'We're not rebels - we're defending British democracy!'

MPs who voted against PM: 'We're not rebels - we're defending British democracy'

Bill Cash, Andrew Bridgen and Steve Baker reveal why they voted to oust Theresa May in last night's confidence vote.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Theresa May

Theresa May to remain Conservative leader after surviving confidence vote

Theresa May to remain Conservative leader after surviving confidence vote

The Prime Minister will remain leader of the Conservative Party after surviving a vote of confidence called against her by MPs.

Alastair Campbell: Theresa May is ‘not a top-level Prime Minister’

Alastair Campbell: Theresa May is ‘not a top-level Prime Minister’

Alastair Campbell: Theresa May is ‘not a top-level Prime Minister’

Alastair Campbell has described Theresa May as not a “top-level Prime Minister” instead saying that she had handled the Brexit negotiations “terribly”.

Wes Streeting MP on no confidence vote: This is ‘the most grotesque example of party before country’

Wes Streeting MP on no-confidence vote: This is ‘the most grotesque example of party before country’

Wes Streeting MP on no-confidence vote: This is 'party before country'

Labour MP Wes Streeting has described the no-confidence vote as “the most grotesque example of party before country”.

‘90% of bets are for Theresa May to win the vote’, says betting expert

‘90% of bets are for Theresa May to win the vote’, says betting expert

‘90% of bets are for Theresa May to win the vote’, says betting expert

Katie Baylis, Betfair’s Political Betting expert has said that 90% of the bets on the vote are for Theresa May to win Wednesday’s vote.

Grant Shapps MP: ‘We are united in the view’ that Jeremy Corbyn’s Marxist ideas would do more damage

Grant Shapps MP: ‘We are united in the view’ that Jeremy Corbyn’s Marxist ideas would do more damage

Grant Shapps MP: 'Jeremy Corbyn's Marxist ideas would do more damage'

Conservative MP Grant Shapps has said that the Conservative Party remains united on the view that Jeremy Corbyn’s Marxist ideas would “do more damage” to the UK, despite Theresa May set to face a vote of no confidence. 

Confidence vote 'utterly irrelevant' to lives of people across the country, says Jeremy Corbyn

Confidence vote 'utterly irrelevant' to lives of people across the country

Jeremy Corbyn told the Prime Minister the leadership challenge she faces today is "irrelevant to the lives of people" across the UK.

Brexiteers launch an alternative vision for withdrawal agreement

Brexiteers launch an alternative vision for withdrawal agreement

Brexiteers launch an alternative vision for withdrawal agreement

Conservative Brexiteers have launched a pamphlet setting out proposals for an alternative EU Withdrawal Agreement.

Lord Lester

Lord Lester resigns from House of Lords amid sexual harassment allegations

Lord Lester resigns from House of Lords amid sexual harassment allegations

A peer accused of groping a woman and promising her a peerage in exchange for sex has resigned from the House of Lords.

Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock: 'A change of leader doesn't change the position of the EU'

Matt Hancock: 'A change of leader doesn't change the position of the EU'

The health secretary told talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer that if Theresa May lost today's confidence vote it would not affect "the position of the EU" on Brexit.

Dominic Grieve

Leadership contest will serve 'no useful purpose whatsoever', says Dominic Grieve

Dominic Grieve: Leadership contest will serve 'no useful purpose whatsoever'

The former Attorney General claimed the impending confidence vote in Theresa May was "crazy" and would serve "no useful purpose whatsoever".

Theresa May

Theresa May: 'I will contest no-confidence vote with everything I've got'

Theresa May: 'I will contest no-confidence vote with everything I've got'

The Prime Minister has claimed a change in leadership would put the UK's "future at risk".

Owen Paterson

Owen Paterson MP on no-confidence vote: 'All this monkeying around is making people angry'

Owen Paterson MP: 'All this monkeying around is making people angry'

The Conservative MP told talkRADIO a vote of no-confidence in the Prime Minister was triggered because all the "monkeying around" was "making people really angry".

Theresa May

Vote of no-confidence in Theresa May triggered after 48 letters received

Vote of no-confidence in Theresa May triggered after 48 letters received

A no-confidence vote in the Prime Minister is set to take place tonight after a total of 48 letters of no confidence were submitted to chairman of the 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Anne Widdecombe

Ann Widdecombe: Theresa May's Brexit deal is a 'surrender' to the EU

Ann Widdecombe: Theresa May's Brexit deal is a 'surrender' to the EU

The former shadow home secretary slated the Prime Minister's Brexit deal, branding it a "surrender" to the European Union.

Norman Lamb

MPs block Norman Lamb's bid to legalise cannabis

MPs block Norman Lamb's bid to legalise cannabis

A move to legalise cannabis by Liberal Democrat MP Norman Lamb has been blocked by MPs.

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP: It was worth losing a day’s pay for lifting the mace to highlight this ‘disgrace of undermining democracy’

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP: It was worth losing a day’s pay for lifting the mace to highlight this ‘disgrace of undermining democracy’

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP: It was worth losing a day's pay for lifting the mace

Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle has said that it was worth losing a day’s pay over lifting the mace in the House of Commons, because it might “highlight the disgrace of undermining democracy” that is being conducted by Theresa May’s government.

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