Politics

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Conservative MP fined £1.5k over false expenses invoices

Conservative MP fined £1.5k over false expenses invoices

Conservative MP fined £1.5k over false expenses invoices

Conservative MP Christopher Davies has been fined £1,500 and ordered to carry out 50 hours of community service after submitting two false expenses invoices for landscape photographs to decorate his new office.

Rachel Johnson to run as Change UK candidate in EU elections

Rachel Johnson to run as Change UK candidate in EU elections

Rachel Johnson to run as Change UK candidate in EU elections

Rachel Johnson, the sister of Conservative MP Boris Johnson, has been revealed as MEP candidate for Change UK ahead of the European elections in May.

Nigel Evans MP: ‘We need a new leadership contest’

Nigel Evans MP: ‘We need a new leadership contest’

Nigel Evans MP: ‘We need a new leadership contest’

Conservative MP Nigel Evans has said that he wants to see Theresa May step down as prime minister and a new leadership contest to take place “as soon as possible”.

Theresa May could face no-confidence vote from local Tory groups

Theresa May could face no-confidence vote from local Tory groups

Theresa May could face no-confidence vote from local Tory groups

Prime Minister Theresa May could face a no-confidence challenge from Conservative grassroots campaigners.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Daniel Hannan: EU elections could be ‘cancelled last minute’

Daniel Hannan: EU elections could be ‘cancelled last minute’

Daniel Hannan: EU elections could be ‘cancelled last minute’

Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan has said the European elections could still be “cancelled at the last minute” if the UK manages to agree a Brexit deal.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Change UK launches 70 candidates for EU elections

The Independent Group launches 70 candidates for EU elections

The Independent Group launches 70 candidates for EU elections

The Independent Group formed by breakaway ex-Labour and Tory MPs has become a fully-fledged political party and will fight the European elections.

Donald Tusk ‘dreams’ of Brexit being reversed

Donald Tusk: 'I will not stop dreaming about a united Europe'

Donald Tusk: 'I will not stop dreaming about a united Europe'

European Council president Donald Tusk said he still believed that Brexit could be reversed after the UK's departure from the EU was delayed until October 31.

Mark Francois will fight for Brexit despite ‘naughty’ name calling

Mark Francois will fight for Brexit despite ‘naughty’ name calling

Mark Francois will fight for Brexit despite ‘naughty’ name calling

The deputy chairman of the European Research Group has said that “naughty names” will not stop the ERG after Labour MP David Lammy defended comparing the group to the Nazi party.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019

Dominic Grieve: PM’s departure may not ‘make any difference’

Dominic Grieve: PM’s departure may not ‘make any difference’

Dominic Grieve: PM’s departure may not ‘make any difference’

Conservative MP Dominic Grieve has said that Theresa May stepping down as prime minister would not “make any difference” to the outcome of Brexit.

Dangerous toys could ‘flood into UK’ after Brexit

Dangerous toys could ‘flood into UK’ after Brexit

Dangerous toys could ‘flood into UK’ after Brexit

Dangerous toys, cars and household goods could flood into the UK after Brexit, a consumer group has warned.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019

Jacob Rees-Mogg’s sister announced as Brexit party candidate

Jacob Rees-Mogg’s sister announced as Brexit party candidate

Jacob Rees-Mogg’s sister announced as Brexit party candidate

The sister of Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg is to stand as a candidate for Nigel Farage's new Brexit party in the forthcoming European elections.

Kate Hoey accuses PM of ‘mini-dictatorship’

Kate Hoey: Theresa May running a ‘mini-dictatorship’

Kate Hoey: Theresa May running a ‘mini-dictatorship’

Labour MP Kate Hoey has accused Theresa May of running a “mini-dictatorship” and called for her to resign.

Nigel Farage: EU elections ‘first step in political revolution'

Nigel Farage: EU elections first step in political revolution

Nigel Farage: EU elections first step in political revolution

Nigel Farage has said that the European elections beginning on May 23 will be the “first step to attempting a political revolution”.

John Redwood is 'desperate to get our hands' on £39bn sent to EU

John Redwood 'desperate' to get EU money

John Redwood 'desperate' to get EU money

Conservative MP John Redwood has said he is “desperate” to get the money the UK sends to Brussels as part of its EU membership.

Government stands down no-deal Brexit plans

Brexit briefing: Government stands down no-deal Brexit plans

Brexit briefing: Government stands down no-deal Brexit plans

The government is standing down emergency preparations for a no-deal Brexit following the latest delay to Britain's withdrawal from the EU, it has been reported.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Diane Abbott Assange

Diane Abbott defends Julian Assange

Diane Abbott defends Julian Assange

The politician claimed Julian Assange was being pursued because he "exposed wrongdoing" and not to protect "US national security".

Jacob Rees-Mogg: UKIP's ‘Tommy Robinson-style’ concerns me

Jacob Rees-Mogg: UKIP's ‘Tommy Robinson-style’ concerns me

Jacob Rees-Mogg: UKIP's ‘Tommy Robinson-style’ concerns me

The chairman of the European Research Group has said that he is concerned about the “Tommy Robinson-style” UKIP has adopted in the run up to the European elections.

Sammy Wilson: Changing leader could give different Brexit outcome

Sammy Wilson: New PM could provide different Brexit outcome

Sammy Wilson: New PM could provide different Brexit outcome

The DUP's Brexit spokesman has said that a change in prime minister could provide a “different outcome” in the EU negotiations.

Dominic Grieve: ‘People in a democracy can change their minds’

Dominic Grieve: ‘People in a democracy can change their minds’

Dominic Grieve: ‘People in a democracy can change their minds’

Conservative MP Dominic Grieve has said that Remain would have to be an option in a second referendum because “people in a democracy are allowed to change their minds”.

Brexit briefing: EU leaders grant Brexit delay until October 31

Brexit briefing: EU leaders grant Brexit delay until October 31

Brexit briefing: EU leaders grant Brexit delay until October 31

The UK is heading for a Halloween Brexit after the remaining 27 EU nations offered Theresa May a further six months to get her withdrawal deal approved.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Ian Blackford

Ian Blackford accuses PM of making 'backroom deal' with Corbyn

Ian Blackford accuses PM of making 'backroom deal' with Corbyn

Ian Blackford accused the two party leaders of cooking up a "backroom deal" by holding cross-party talks on Brexit.

Bill Cash MP brands Brexit delay ‘total travesty’

Tory MP Bill Cash: Brexit delay ‘total travesty’

Tory MP Bill Cash: Brexit delay ‘total travesty’

The member of the European Scrutiny Committee has said that the further extension of Article 50 is a “complete and total travesty of constitutional arrangements”.

Brexit briefing: EU leaders poised to grant longer Brexit delay

Brexit briefing: EU leaders poised to grant longer Brexit delay

Brexit briefing: EU leaders poised to grant longer Brexit delay

European leaders are poised to grant Theresa May a longer extension to Britain's membership of the EU than she will request at a crunch summit in Brussels on Wednesday evening.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Cooper bill receives royal assent becoming law

Cooper bill to extend Article 50 becomes law

Cooper bill to extend Article 50 becomes law

The bill put forward by Labour MP Yvette Cooper to extend Article 50 in a bid to avoid a no-deal Brexit has received royal assent and become law.

Anti-Brexit campaigners target Boris Johnson with fake leadership website

Anti-Brexit campaigners target Boris Johnson with fake leadership website

Anti-Brexit campaigners target Boris Johnson with fake leadership website

A youth group campaigning for a second referendum on Brexit has targeted the former foreign secretary by creating him a fake website for his bid to be the next leader of the Conservative party.

Owen Paterson urges Theresa May to 'move aside’

Owen Paterson urges Theresa May to 'move aside’

Owen Paterson urges Theresa May to 'move aside’

The former environment secretary has said that the prime minister should “move aside” ahead of Friday, so that the UK can leave the EU without a deal.

Brexit briefing: Theresa May to meet Merkel and Macron in push for A50 extension

Brexit briefing: PM to meet Merkel and Macron in push for A50 extension

Brexit briefing: PM to meet Merkel and Macron in push for A50 extension

The prime minister is to visit Berlin and Paris for Brexit talks as she seeks support for a further Article 50 extension.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Monday, April 8, 2019

Majority of public supports ‘strong leader willing to break rules’, survey finds

Majority of public supports ‘strong leader willing to break rules’, survey finds

An annual survey on political engagement has found that 54 per cent of respondents believed the country needed a “strong leader willing to break the rules”.

Mark Francois

Mark Francois calls for 'indicative confidence vote' on May

Mark Francois calls for 'indicative confidence vote' on May

Conservative MP Mark Francois has called for an “indicative vote of confidence” on Theresa May’s leadership this week.

Priti Patel

Priti Patel: Corbyn 'most dangerous man to ever lead a political party'

Priti Patel: Corbyn 'most dangerous man to ever lead a political party'

Former minister Priti Patel has condemned Theresa May’s cross-party approach to Brexit for giving “stature and credibility” to Jeremy Corbyn.

 Lord Adonis: Any deal May offers Corbyn ‘is not worth the paper it is written on’

Lord Adonis: Any deal May offers Corbyn ‘is not worth the paper it is written on’

Lord Adonis: Any deal May offers ‘is not worth the paper it is written on'

Lord Andrew Adonis, who supports a second referendum, has said that any deal Theresa May offers the Labour leader “is not worth the paper it is written on”.

Brexit briefing: Tories warn PM over Labour Brexit compromise

Brexit briefing: Tories warn PM over Labour Brexit compromise

Brexit briefing: Tories warn PM over Labour Brexit compromise

Theresa May has angered Tories by holding talks with Labour, with Brexiteers including Boris Johnson concerned she will accept a customs union as the price for a deal with Jeremy Corbyn.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Labour MP on Brexit talks: Corbyn ‘probably longing to be at his allotment’

Labour MP on Brexit talks: Corbyn ‘probably longing to be at his allotment’

Labour MP on Brexit talks: Corbyn ‘probably longing to be at his allotment’

Labour MP Rosie Duffield has said that Jeremy Corbyn is “probably longing to be at the allotment this weekend” as Labour continue to meet with the government to negotiate a Brexit compromise.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019

Nigel Evans MP: ‘Leave’s last victory was June 23 2016’

Nigel Evans MP: ‘Leave’s last victory was June 23 2016’

Tory Brexiteer Nigel Evans has said the attempts to delay or reverse Brexit have made him “nervous for our democracy”.

Sussex Royal

Princes, pornstars, and other mistaken Twitter identities

Princes, pornstars, and other mistaken Twitter identities

From pornstars to vice-presidents, Sussex driving instructor Kevin Keiley isn't the only person to find sharing a Twitter handle with a celebrity has its downsides.

Julian Assange

Julian Assange has 'legitimate fears' over US extradition

Julian Assange has 'legitimate fears' over US extradition

Julian Assange’s faces “legitimate fears” he will be extradited to the United States if he is forced to leave the Ecuadorian embassy, according to his advisor.

Birmingham bombings 1974 IRA

'Botched IRA warning call' led to Birmingham bomb 'murders'

'Botched IRA warning call' led to Birmingham bomb 'murders'

A botched IRA warning call led to the unlawful deaths of 21 people in the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings, an inquest jury has found.

Charlie Mullins

Charlie Mullins: ‘The leaky ceiling is like May’s leadership’

Charlie Mullins: ‘The leaky ceiling is like May’s leadership’

Pimlico Plumbers CEO Charlie Mullins has called on Theresa May to “walk away” and allow a new leader to negotiate a better deal to remain in the EU.

MPs will ‘do just about anything’ to stop Brexit

MPs will ‘do just about anything’ to stop Brexit

MPs will ‘do just about anything’ to stop Brexit

The campaign manager of the Taxpayers’ Alliance has said that MPs will “do just about anything” to stop leaving the European Union, as the House of Lords continue to debate a bill proposing to rule out no-deal Brexit.

Uri Geller says he caused Commons leak because he ‘cares about young people’

Uri Geller: I caused the Commons leak because I care about young people

Uri Geller: I caused the Commons leak because I care about young people

Illusionist Uri Geller has claimed responsibility for the leak in the House of Commons on Thursday saying that he did it because he “cares about young people”.

Theresa May requests Brexit extension until June 30

Theresa May requests Brexit extension until June 30

Theresa May requests Brexit extension until June 30

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

Dominic Grieve MP: ‘I have no desire to get rid of Theresa May’

Dominic Grieve MP: ‘I have no desire to get rid of Theresa May’

Dominic Grieve MP: ‘I have no desire to get rid of Theresa May’

Conservative MP Dominic Grieve has said that he has not “no desire to get rid of Theresa May” amid rumours that the Conservative ERG group are considering a no-confidence vote on the prime minister’s leadership.

Sir Bernard Jenkin: Tory MPs will not vote for a ‘Corbyn-Brexit’

Sir Bernard Jenkin: Tory MPs will not vote for a ‘Corbyn-Brexit’

Sir Bernard Jenkin: Tory MPs will not vote for a ‘Corbyn-Brexit’

Conservative MP Sir Bernard Jenkin has said that MPs in his party will not vote for a “Corbyn-Brexit” because they had already voted for Theresa May’s deal “through gritted teeth”.

Brexit briefing: Talks between Corbyn and May continue

Brexit briefing: Talks between Labour and government continue

Brexit briefing: Talks between Labour and government continue

Top-level talks aimed at finding a way out of the Brexit deadlock will continue between the government and Labour on Friday.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Minicab congestion charge Sadiq Khan. Image: Samantha King.

Minicab drivers launch High Court challenge against congestion charge

Minicab drivers launch High Court challenge against congestion charge

A trade union will launch a High Court challenge against the Mayor of London’s decision to introduce the congestion charge for minicab drivers.

Struggling seaside communities will ‘suffer most from Brexit'

Struggling seaside communities will ‘suffer most from Brexit'

Struggling seaside communities will be the hardest hit by Brexit unless they receive major investment, the chair of a Lords select committee has warned.

Police Brexit

Keep Brexit protests 'restrained and respectful', police urge

Keep Brexit protests 'restrained and respectful', police urge

Politicians should “think carefully” avoid inflaming the “incredibly febrile” atmosphere around Brexit, police chiefs have warned.

Fiona Onasanya

Outrage over disgraced MP's support for Cooper bill

Outrage over disgraced MP's support for Cooper bill

A disgraced former Labour MP has caused outrage after she voted for the Cooper bill, which passed by a majority of one in the Commons on Wednesday.

Water leak suspends Commons debate

Water leak suspends Commons debate

The House of Commons sitting has been suspended due to a roof leak above the press gallery. 

Uri Geller claims responsibility for Commons leak

Uri Geller claims responsibility for Commons leak

The TV psychic Uri Geller has claimed responsibility for the leak that brought proceedings in the Commons to a halt earlier today.

Alastair Campbell: Jeremy Corbyn is aware talks with May are ‘an obvious trap’

Alastair Campbell: Jeremy Corbyn is aware talks with May are ‘an obvious trap’

Alastair Campbell: Jeremy Corbyn is aware talks with May are ‘an obvious trap’

Alastair Campbell, who has campaigned for a second referendum on any Brexit deal, has said that the Labour leader is aware that talks with Theresa May are “an obvious trap”.

Brexit briefing: Bill to further delay Brexit clears Commons by one vote

Brexit briefing: Bill to further delay Brexit clears Commons by one vote

Brexit briefing: Bill to further delay Brexit clears Commons by one vote

Proposals to further delay the date of Brexit have moved closer to becoming law after they passed through the Commons by one vote.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Soldiers just ‘fooling around’ by shooting at Corbyn targets

Soldiers just ‘fooling around’ by shooting at Corbyn targets

The soldiers filmed shooting at targets of Jeremy Corbyn were just “fooling around” according to a retired Army Colonel.

Tom Brake: MPs are ‘treading water’ over Brexit

Tom Brake: MPs 'treading water' over Brexit

Tom Brake: MPs 'treading water' over Brexit

The Liberal Democrats’ Brexit spokesman has said that MPs are “treading water” on the issue of Brexit as the UK’s original date of departure passed last week.

Cooper bill progresses to next stage

Cooper bill progresses to next stage

The bill to prevent no-deal Brexit has moved closer to becoming law after the Commons voted to progress it to the next stage.

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