Politics

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Chris Williamson: ‘Jeremy Corbyn has spent his entire life fighting discrimination’

Chris Williamson: ‘Jeremy has spent his entire life fighting discrimination’

The Labour MP accused the "establishment" of putting a “black mark” against Corbyn in his three years in charge.

Why did Jeremy Corbyn have wheat in his pocket at PMQs?

Why did Jeremy Corbyn have wheat in his pocket at PMQs?

Why did Jeremy Corbyn have wheat in his pocket at PMQs?

Jeremy Corbyn and other MPs confused some viewers by wearing wheat on their lapels at Prime Minister's Questions

Tom Watson reveals his Type 2 diabetes is in 'remission' after lifestyle change

Tom Watson reveals his Type 2 diabetes is in 'remission' after lifestyle change

Labour's deputy has lost more than seven stone and reversed his condition.

Ian Bone to the Rees-Mogg children: 'Your daddy is a totally horrible person'

Ian Bone to the Rees-Mogg children: 'Your daddy is a totally horrible person'

Jacob Rees-Mogg and his family were confronted by protestors outside their London home.

Theresa May

Fifty MPs hold meeting on ousting Theresa May

Fifty MPs hold meeting on ousting Theresa May

Around 50 Conservative MPs are believed to have gathered to discuss ways of unseating the Prime Minister

Chequers proposal 'designed to keep us in the EU', Brexiteer economist tells Julia Hartley-Brewer

Chequers proposal 'designed to keep us in the EU', Brexiteer economist tells Julia Hartley-Brewer

Chequers proposal 'designed to keep us in the EU', says Brexiteer economist

Professor Patrick Minford, one of the authors of a report endorsed by Jacob Rees-Mogg AND Boris Johnson, says a no-deal Brexit could lead to economic growth

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Jacob Rees-Mogg: ‘Boris will not be the first or last politician to have issues with his marriage’

Jacob Rees-Mogg: ‘Boris will not be the first or last politician to have issues with his marriage’

Jacob Rees-Mogg: ‘Boris is not the first to have issues with his marriage'

Jacob Rees-Mogg has said that the controversy around Boris Johnson and his divorce will not affect the Brexit cause, after the Economists for Free Trade event at Parliament.

Peter Bone

Peter Bone MP: There's no alternative to Chequers deal

Peter Bone MP: No alternative to Chequers deal

Peter Bone MP tells Julia Hartley-Brewer that there is no alternative to Theresa May's Chequers deal

Boris Johnson responds to backlash over ‘suicide vest’ column

Boris Johnson responds to backlash over ‘suicide vest’ column

Boris Johnson responds to backlash over ‘suicide vest’ column

Boris Johnson has said that talkRADIO should read his Daily Mail column “to your readers” to “declaim it” after Mr Johnson received backlash for comparing Theresa May’s Brexit strategy to a “suicide vest”.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn calls antisemitism allegations 'painful'

Jeremy Corbyn calls antisemitism allegations 'painful'

Jeremy Corbyn calls antisemitism allegations 'painful'

Jeremy Corbyn has spoken about the antisemitism allegations levelled at him, saying he found them 'very painful' and has spent his life 'opposing racism'

Fans watching England's World Cup game against Croatia in Hyde Park

World Cup and heatwave helps UK economy 'bounce back'

World Cup and heatwave helps UK economy 'bounce back'

he Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the economy expanded 0.3% in July.

Sophia Gaston: Sweden Democrats have put immigration issues ‘front and centre’

Sophia Gaston: Sweden Democrats have put immigration issues ‘front and centre’

Sophia Gaston: Sweden Democrats have put immigration issues ‘front and centre’

Sophia Gaston from the Henry Jackson Society has said that the Sweden Democrats have “utterly shaped the agenda” of the Swedish General Election.

Andrew Bridgen: The public find Boris Johnson 'refreshing'

Andrew Bridgen: The public find Boris Johnson 'refreshing'

Andrew Bridgen: The public find Boris Johnson 'refreshing'

Andrew Bridgen came to the defence of the former Foreign Secretary after his "suicide vest" Brexit comments.

Former Brexit minister warns Tory party faces ‘catastrophic split’ over May’s Brexit proposals

Former Brexit minister warns Tory party faces ‘catastrophic split’ over May’s Brexit proposals

Former Brexit minister warns Tory party faces ‘catastrophic split’ over Brexit

Former Brexit minister Steve Baker said the Conservative Party faces a “catastrophic split” if Prime Minister Theresa May sticks with her Chequers plan on Brexit.

Swedish nationalist party gains votes in general election, as ruling party has its worst ever result

Swedish nationalist party gains votes in general election, as ruling party has its worst ever result

Swedish nationalist party gains votes in general election

Sweden’s ruling party has had its worst ever election result as the nationalist group Sweden Democrats made significant gains in the vote, preliminary results showed.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Friday, September 7, 2018

Chris Williamson tells Dan Wootton: ‘Labour has never been more united' as Tony Blair criticises Corbyn era

Chris Williamson tells Dan Wootton: ‘Labour has never been more united' as Tony Blair criticises Corbyn era

Chris Williamson tells Dan Wootton: ‘Labour has never been more united'

The MP came to the defence of Jeremy Corbyn after Tony Blair said Labour had become a 'different party'.

Vince Cable: ‘I worry about Boris Johnson’s politics’

Vince Cable: ‘I worry about Boris Johnson’s politics’

Vince Cable: ‘I worry about Boris Johnson’s politics’

Sir Vince Cable has said that he worries about Boris Johnson’s politics and him “dabbling in identity politics associated with Steve Bannon” but that “it has nothing to do with his sex life”.

Theresa May ‘confident’ in Northern Ireland Secretary despite lack of knowledge in Northern Ireland politics

Theresa May ‘confident’ in Northern Ireland Secretary despite lack of knowledge in Northern Ireland politics

Theresa May ‘confident’ in Northern Ireland Secretary despite lack of knowledge

Prime Minister Theresa May retains confidence in Karen Bradley despite her admission that she did not initially understand Northern Irish politics, Number 10 said.

Reforms to hereditary peers put the British monarchy at risk, peer suggests

Reforms to hereditary peers put the British monarchy at risk, peer suggests

Reforms to hereditary peers put the British monarchy at risk, peer suggests

British monarchy could be at risk if proposals to scrap the election of aristocrats to the House of Lords are approved, a peer has claimed.

Boris Johnson and wife Marina divorcing after 25 years of marriage

Boris Johnson and wife Marina divorcing after 25 years of marriage

Boris Johnson and wife Marina divorcing after 25 years of marriage

Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and his wife Marina Wheeler have announced that they have separated and going through the divorce process.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Thursday, September 6, 2018

UK novichok allegations backed by allies

UK novichok allegations backed by allies

US President Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau issued a joint statement with Mrs May.

Cockapoo named Corbyn tops public poll at Westminster Dog of the Year competition

Cockapoo named Corbyn tops public poll at Westminster Dog of the Year

A cockapoo called Corbyn named after the Labour leader has topped a public poll.

David Davis to share a platform with Nigel Farage at Leave Means Leave rally

David Davis to share a platform with Nigel Farage at Leave Means Leave rally

David Davis to share a platform with Nigel Farage at Leave Means Leave rally

The former Brexit Secretary David Davis is to appear at a rally along with Nigel Farage for the Leave means Leave campaign, it has been announced.

Twitter boss admits algorithms unfairly filtered 600,000 accounts

Twitter boss admits algorithms unfairly filtered 600,000 accounts

Twitter boss admits algorithms unfairly filtered 600,000 accounts

Twitter’s systems unfairly filtered 600,000 accounts including some belonging to members of US Congress, Chief Executive Jack Dorsey has admitted.

Trump may slap tariffs of up to 25% on $200bn of Chinese goods

Trump may slap tariffs of up to 25% on $200bn of Chinese goods

China said it is ready to impose retaliatory tariffs on 60 billion dollars' worth (£46 billion) of US goods if that happens.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The ‘scallop wars’ are over as UK and France reach an agreement

The ‘scallop wars’ are over as UK and France reach an agreement

The ‘scallop wars’ are over as UK and France reach an agreement

An agreement has been reached on the principles of a deal to end the ‘scallop wars’ in the English Channel, the UK and French governments have said.

Danny DeVito: Corbyn's past has been 'dug up' to make him 'look bad'

Danny DeVito: Corbyn's past has been 'dug up' to make him 'look bad'

The hollywood actor has come to the defence of the Labour leader.

Laura Perrins: Hate crimes would 'inevitably be extended to include to misandry'

Laura Perrins: Hate crimes would 'inevitably be extended to include to misandry'

Laura Perrins: Hate crimes would 'inevitably be extended to include to misandry'

Laura Perrins has said that the call for MPs to vote to make misogyny a hate crime would “inevitably have to be extended to misandry” because the system cannot only consider “hate against women an aggravating factor”.

Andy Burnham calls for Brexit to be postponed to 'guard against' a no-deal exit

Andy Burnham calls for Brexit to be postponed to 'guard against' a no-deal exit

The Greater Manchester Mayor believes that the Article 50 negotiation period should be extended beyond March 2019

Opinion: By backing a second referendum, GMB show commitment to workers' rights where Labour have failed

Opinion: By backing a second referendum, GMB show commitment to workers' rights where Labour have failed

Opinion: By backing a second referendum, GMB show commitment to workers' rights

Angus Brown of Our Future, Our Choice writes that a second referendum is not about politics, but protecting the workers of Britain

Protesters outside Labour HQ on Tuesday afternoon

Labour have a 'blindspot' when it comes to antisemitism, says Karen Pollock

Labour have a 'blindspot' when it comes to antisemitism, says Karen Pollock

The Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust says the antisemitism row still isn't over.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Chris Williamson: NEC should add 'caveat' to IHRA examples to preserve freedom of speech

Chris Williamson: NEC should add 'caveat' to IHRA examples to preserve freedom of speech

Williamson: NEC should add 'caveat' to IHRA examples to preserve free speech

Labour MP Chris Williamson has defended the re-election of Peter Willsman to Labour’s National Executive Committee.

GMB union calls for a public vote on the Brexit deal

GMB union calls for a public vote on the Brexit deal

GMB union calls for a public vote on the Brexit deal

One of the UK’s largest trade unions has called for a public vote on the final Brexit deal, because it says promises made during the EU referendum campaign are “not the reality we are facing”.

Vince Cable: ‘I don’t want some self-indulgent leadership contest’

Vince Cable: ‘I don’t want some self-indulgent leadership contest’

Vince Cable: ‘I don’t want some self-indulgent leadership contest’

Liberal Democrats leader Vince Cable has denied that he will be stepping down as leader because he does not want his party “to get into some self-indulgent leadership contest”.

Nigel Lawson: Theresa May has been ‘consumed by political ambition’ amid claims her leadership is under threat

Nigel Lawson: Theresa May has been ‘consumed by political ambition’ amid claims her leadership is under threat

Nigel Lawson: Theresa May has been ‘consumed by political ambition’

Nigel Lawson has said that Boris Johnson is not “rare” in politics to be ambitious and that Theresa May has been the most “consumed by political ambition” amid claims Brexiteers are seeking to remove the Prime Minister over her Chequers plan.

MPs to vote on proposal to make misogyny a hate crime

MPs to vote on proposal to make misogyny a hate crime

MPs to vote on proposal to make misogyny a hate crime

Misogyny could be treated as a hate crime under new laws banning upskirting that are due to be voted on by MPs.

Best for Britain launch campaign supporting a vote on the final Brexit deal

Best for Britain launch campaign supporting a vote on the final Brexit deal

Best for Britain launch campaign supporting a vote on the final Brexit deal

Best for Britain have launched a £200,000 national campaign supporting a public vote on the final Brexit deal.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Monday, September 3, 2018

 ‘Scallop wars’: What will happen to UK fishing after Brexit?

‘Scallop wars’: What will happen to UK fishing after Brexit?

‘Scallop wars’: What will happen to UK fishing after Brexit?

The UK fishing industry has been vocal about the opportunities leaving the EU could provide, and after UK fishing boats clashed with French boats in a so-called scallop war last week it is clear that tension between UK fishermen and their EU counterparts are high.

Boris Johnson attacks Theresa May’s Chequers plan saying it will lead ‘a victory for the EU’

Boris Johnson attacks Theresa May’s Chequers plan saying it will lead ‘a victory for the EU’

Boris Johnson attacks Theresa May’s Chequers plan

Boris Johnson attacked the Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy saying that it can only lead to victory for the European Union.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Friday, August 31, 2018

Frank Field has become 'disconnected' from Labour, says Ken Livingstone

Ken Livingstone to Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'Frank Field was propping up Theresa May'

Ken Livingstone: 'Frank Field was propping up Theresa May'

The former Mayor of London has said the former Labour whip was "shocked" by Jeremy Corbyn's leadership victory.

Frank Field to 'fight' next General Election as an 'independent candidate'

Frank Field tells Julia Hartley-Brewer he'll 'fight his seat' in Birkenhead 'either as a Labour or independent candidate'

Frank Field tells Julia Hartley-Brewer he'll 'fight his seat' as independent MP

Frank Field resigned from the Labour Whip on Thursday over the antisemitism row.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Thursday, August 30, 2018

As Frank Field resigns, who are the other Labour MPs concerned about anti-Semitism?

As Frank Field resigns, who are the other Labour MPs concerned about anti-Semitism?

As Frank Field resigns, who are the other MPs concerned over anti-Semitism?

Frank Field, the Labour MP for Birkenhead has resigned the Labour whip over the handling of anti-semitism allegations, but he is not the only Labour MP to voice concerns amid the anti-semitism row.

Theresa May commits to new funding for combating terrorism in Kenya

Theresa May commits to new funding for combating terrorism in Kenya

Theresa May commits to new funding for combating terrorism in Kenya

Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will authorise a new funding deal to support Kenyan soldiers fighting in Somalia and to help combat terrorism.

Here are the Prime Minister’s worst ‘Maybot’ moments

'Maybot': Here are Theresa May's other awkward moments

'Maybot': Here are Theresa May's other awkward moments

With videos of Theresa May ‘dad-dancing’ spread across social media during her visit to South Africa, we are reminded that the Prime Minister has had her fair share of awkward moments. Here are our top five.

Alex Salmond’s crowdfunder reaches over £73,000 to cover legal costs amid sexual harassment claims

Alex Salmond’s crowdfunder reaches over £73,000 to cover legal costs amid sexual harassment claims

Alex Salmond’s crowdfunder has reached over £73,000 to cover legal costs

Alex Salmond’s crowdfunding page to cover the costs of a legal case against the Scottish government has reached over £73,000 in 16 hours amid allegations of sexual harassment.

Balloon designer: Michella Dos Santos & Illustrator: Denis Luncan

Sadiq Khan bikini blimp approved to fly over Parliament Square

Sadiq Khan bikini blimp approved to fly over Parliament Square

The blimp will fly on September 1 as part of the 'Make London Safe Again' protest.

Monster Energy drinks

Junior Health Minister: UK energy drinks consumption '50% higher' than Europe

Junior Health Minister: UK energy drinks consumption '50% higher' than Europe

Steve Brine joined Julia Hartley-Brewer to discuss government plans to ban energy drinks for children.

France ready to cut close post-Brexit EU deal with the UK, reports say

France ready to cut close post-Brexit EU deal with the UK, reports say

French president Emmanuel Macron aims to use an EU summit next month in Salzburg to push for a new "alliance" between the bloc and Britain.

Alex Salmond resigns from SNP amid sexual harassment claims

Alex Salmond resigns from SNP amid sexual harassment claims

Mr Salmond, who strongly denies the claims against him, said he was giving up his membership to avoid potential divisions within the party.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Grounded planes: What will happen to aviation after Brexit?

Grounded planes: What will happen to aviation after Brexit?

Grounded planes: What will happen to aviation after Brexit?

The fear of grounded flights has become synonymous with the lack of a Brexit deal as the Institute of Economic Affairs is the latest to warn planes may not fly after the UK leaves the EU without a new arrangement.

Bonuses given for deporting Windrush cases 'shocking but not surprising', says author of 'Bloody Foreigners

Bonuses given for deporting Windrush cases 'shocking but not surprising', says author of 'Bloody Foreigners'

Bonuses for deporting Windrush cases 'shocking but not surprising', says author

The private company Capita, which handled the Windrush cases, had a Home Office contract that paid extra money if more people were removed from Britain, according to newly released documents.

Gerard Batten: ‘I want to build up our party, not the Tories’ as Tories fear an influx of UKIP members

Gerard Batten: Ukip members joining the Tories is 'against our rules'

Gerard Batten: Ukip members joining the Tories is 'against our rules'

Pro-EU Conservative MPs are reporting sharp rises in applications to join their local parties, encouraging fears that they are being targeted by UKIP supporters in a plot to replace Theresa May with a Brexit-supporting Prime Minister.

Andrew Bridgen 'dreads' Theresa May leading the Tories at another election

Andrew Bridgen 'dreads' Theresa May leading the Tories at another election

Andrew Bridgen 'dreads' Theresa May leading the Tories at another election

Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen said Theresa May wouldn't be able to see the government through another general election

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Theresa May says a no-deal Brexit 'wouldn't be the end of the world'

Theresa May says a no-deal Brexit 'wouldn't be the end of the world'

Theresa May says a no-deal Brexit 'wouldn't be the end of the world'

Prime Minister Theresa May has said that a no-deal Brexit “would not be the end of the world’ and that the government was putting preparations in place to make it a success.

Labour would be in 'severe trouble' if it backs second Brexit referendum, says Leave campaigner

Labour would be in 'severe trouble' if it backs second Brexit referendum, says Leave campaigner

Labour would be in 'severe trouble' if it backs second Brexit referendum

Brendan Chilton, who is the General Secretary of Labour Leave, has said Labour has “accepted” the outcome of the 2016 referendum.

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