Politics

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Mike Graham and Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell: Mike Graham is 'angry and discombobulated'

Alastair Campbell: Mike Graham is 'angry and discombobulated'

Discussions got heated between talkRADIO’s Mike Graham and Alastair Campbell as the pair disagreed over whether MPs were deliberately obstructing Brexit.

Charlie Mullins pledges support for Independent Group

Charlie Mullins pledges support for Independent Group

The founder of Pimlico Plumbers has announced he will donate to The Independent Group to prevent a no-deal Brexit.

UKIP

Gerard Batten: We have to make UKIP a 'credible electoral threat'

Gerard Batten: We have to make UKIP a 'credible electoral threat'

The UKIP leader has claimed the only way to ensure Brexit happens is for his party to become a "credible electoral threat"

Fiona

Disgraced MP Fiona Onasanya freed early from jail

Disgraced MP Fiona Onasanya freed early from jail

A former Labour Party MP has been released from prison after serving a month of sentence for perverting the course of justice.

Julia Hartley-Brewer

Julia: 'Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are unprincipled, dishonest, cynical, devious, inadequate, incompetent political pygmies'

Julia slams Jeremy Corbyn for backing second referendum

Julia Hartley-Brewer has slammed Jeremy Corbyn for choosing to back a second referendum.

Pro-Brexit

Daniel Hannan: Second referendum would be 'catastrophic' for democracy

Daniel Hannan: Second referendum would be 'catastrophic' for democracy

Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan has warned that if the Labour Party "get their way" on a second referendum the results could be "catastrophic".

Peter Bone

Peter Bone: Remainer MPs should 'shut up or resign'

Peter Bone: Remainer MPs should 'shut up or resign'

The Conservative MP has revealed he is "pretty fed up" with colleagues who have complained about leaving the EU without a deal, despite previously supporting it.

Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour will back second EU referendum

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour will back second EU referendum

The Labour Party has announced it will back a second referendum to prevent a "damaging Tory Brexit" if its withdrawal plan is rejected by MPs this week.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

Damian Hinds

New sex-ed guidelines will 'keep children safe'

New sex-ed guidelines will 'keep children safe'

The education secretary accepted there were “understandable and legitimate concerns” about sex and relationship education, but said new government guidelines will “keep children safe”.

Dawn Butler

Dawn Butler: Labour ‘unfairly scapegoated’ over antisemitism

Dawn Butler: Labour ‘unfairly scapegoated’ over antisemitism

The Labour Party is being “unfairly scapegoated” over accusations of institutional antisemitism, shadow cabinet member Dawn Butler said today.

Owen and Julia

Owen Paterson MP: Prime Minister 'quite right' to delay Brexit vote

Owen Paterson MP: Prime Minister 'quite right' to delay Brexit vote

The former environment secretary has said Theresa May is "quite right" to delay a meaningful vote on the final Brexit deal.

Damian Hinds

Education secretary defends adding FGM to curriculum in sex-ed shake-up

Education secretary defends adding FGM to curriculum in sex-ed shake-up

Damian Hinds has defended a decision to add FGM to the curriculum, and revealed it has been 19 years since sex education guidance was last updated.

Tim Farron

Tim Farron to Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'You're living in fantasy land!'

Tim Farron to Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'You're living in fantasy land!'

The Lib Dem MP clashed with Julia Hartley-Brewer over the future of food post-Brexit, accusing the breakfast show host of "living in fantasy land".

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Lord Adonis: Theresa May ‘behaved like an ostrich’

Lord Adonis: Theresa May ‘behaved like an ostrich’

Lord Adonis: Theresa May ‘behaved like an ostrich’

Lord Andrew Adonis has accused the prime minister of behaving “like an ostrich” after the significant defeat on her Brexit deal in January.

Founder of Renew: The traditional parties are ‘not fit for purpose’

Traditional political parties ‘not fit for purpose’

Traditional political parties ‘not fit for purpose’

James Clarke, one of the founders of the political party Renew, has said that people feel the traditional parties are “not fit for purpose”, as Ian Austin became the ninth MP to leave the Labour party this week.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

Chris Williamson: ‘Ian Austin is no loss to the Labour party’

Chris Williamson: ‘Ian Austin is no loss to the Labour party’

Chris Williamson: ‘Ian Austin is no loss to the Labour party’

Labour’s Chris Williamson has said that Ian Austin, who left the party on Friday, “is no loss to the Labour party”.

Essex University

Essex University suspends staff member over anti-semitism allegations

Essex University suspends staff member over anti-semitism allegations

Essex University has suspended a staff member following allegations of anti-semitism on campus.

Sir Ed Davey

'Step up to the plate' and bring IS teen home, MP urges Sajid Javid

'Step up to the plate' and bring IS teen home, MP urges Sajid Javid

In an interview on the Matthew Wright show, Sir Ed Davey said the the IS teen was a "British citizen" and therefore a "British responsibility".

Ian Austin

Resignation watch: Ian Austin becomes ninth Labour MP to resign

Resignation watch: Ian Austin becomes ninth Labour MP to resign

Ian Austin has become the ninth Labour MP in a week to quit Jeremy Corbyn's party, claiming there was a "culture of extremism, antisemitism and intolerance".

Dominic Grieve

Dominic Grieve prepared to resign in event of no-deal Brexit

Dominic Grieve prepared to resign in event of no-deal Brexit

The Conservative MP has revealed he would resign from the party if it "becomes apparent" the government is pursuing a no-deal Brexit.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Theresa May to defectors: ‘I do not accept the picture you paint of our party’

Theresa May to defectors: ‘I do not accept the picture you paint of our party’

Theresa May to defectors: ‘I do not accept the picture you paint of our party’

The prime minister has told the three MPs who left her party that she does not “accept the picture” that they portray of the Conservative party.

Chris Davies

Welsh Conservative MP charged over fraudulent expenses claims

Welsh Conservative MP charged over fraudulent expenses claims

A Welsh Conservative MP has been charged in connection with allegations over fraudulent expenses claims.

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour defectors must stand for re-election

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour defectors must stand for re-election

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour defectors must stand for re-election

Jeremy Corbyn has said that the eight Labour MPs who resigned from his party over claims of antisemitism should resign and fight by-elections.

The Independent Group

Majority of electorate would vote for 'parrot on a stick'

Majority of electorate would vote for 'parrot on a stick'

Tribal party loyalties mean The Independent Group has "no chance" of breaking the mould of British politics, according to a leading pollster.

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

Top Corbyn ally brands Labour splitters 'scabs' in fiery speech

Top Corbyn ally brands Labour splitters 'scabs' in fiery speech

A top Corbyn ally has blasted the eight Labour splitters in a fiery speech obtained by talkRADIO.

Luciana Berger

Lord Finkelstein 'cried tears of despair' over Labour antisemitism claims

Lord Finkelstein 'cried tears of despair' over Labour antisemitism claims

The Conservative peer admitted he cried when he heard Luciana Berger recounting her experiences of antisemitism in the Labour Party.

Sir Bill Cash

Sir Bill Cash: 'I've been known as a rebel - but I never voted against the British people'

'I've been known as a rebel - but I never voted against the British people'

Sir Bill Cash has expressed his confusion at three Conservative MPs leaving the party over Brexit.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Independent Group

Heidi Allen MP: I heard 'nothing at all' from government before I resigned

Heidi Allen MP: I heard 'nothing at all' from government before I resigned

The Conservative leadership did "nothing at all" to reach out to Heidi Allen before she resigned this morning, the MP has revealed.

Layla Moran

Layla Moran MP: Liberal Democrats plan to work with Independent Group

Layla Moran MP: Liberal Democrats plan to work with Independent Group

The Liberal Democrats plan to work with the breakaway Independent Group MPs, Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran confirmed on Wednesday.

Shamima Begum

Government must prove Shamima Begum is ‘threat to the country’

Government must prove Shamima Begum is ‘threat to the country’

The government will have to prove Shamima Begum poses a risk to national security in order to take away her British citizenship, according to a leading human rights lawyer.

Labour splitters

Stephen Pollard: Resignations a 'shocking indictment' of Corbyn's Labour

Stephen Pollard: Resignations a 'shocking indictment' of Corbyn's Labour

The editor of the Jewish Chronicle said this has been “one of the worst weeks for British politics in my lifetime” after an eighth Labour MP resigned from the party last night.

PMQS: Theresa May says Atlee will be ‘spinning’ in his grave over Corbyn’s Labour

Theresa May: Clement Atlee will be 'spinning' in his grave

Theresa May: Clement Atlee will be 'spinning' in his grave

​​​​​​​The Prime Minister has said that former Labour politicians Clement Atlee and Aneurin Bevan – who established the NHS - would be “spinning in their graves” over his treatment of the Labour party.

Three Conservative MPs quit party to join Independent Group

Three Conservative MPs quit party to join Independent Group

Three Conservative MPs quit party to join Independent Group

Three Conservative MPs have announced they are leaving the party to join the new Independent Group.

Joan Ryan

Eighth Labour MP quits party to join Independent Group

Eighth Labour MP quits party to join Independent Group

An eighth Labour MP has quit the party to join the breakaway Independent Group in protest at Jeremy Corbyn's leadership.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Derek Hatton

Derek Hatton rejoins Labour after 34 years

Derek Hatton rejoins Labour after 34 years

Derek Hatton, the former deputy leader of Liverpool city, has reentered the Labour Party 34 years after his expulsion for being a member of Trotskyite grouping Militant.

Annapurna Guesthouse

TripAdvisor suspends reviews for B&B connected to Brexit Party

TripAdvisor suspends reviews for B&B connected to Brexit Party

TripAdvisor have suspended reviews for the Norfolk Bed and Breakfast owned by Brexit Party founder Catherine Blaiklock due to an influx of fake reviews.

Love Island cast

Teach teens to sew to stop them 'slavishingly following Love Island fashion'

Teach teens to sew to stop them 'slavishingly following Love Island fashion'

Teenagers should stop “slavishly following Love Island fashion” and pick up a needle and thread, according to Environment Audit Committee chair Mary Creagh MP.

Honda

Brexit 'only one factor' in Honda's Swindon plant closure

Brexit 'only one factor' in Honda's Swindon plant closure

“Woeful infrastructure” for electric vehicles and a lacklustre industrial policy is to blame for the closure of Honda’s Swindon plant, according to a leading expert on car manufacturing.

Matt Hancock

Shadow health minister slams Matt Hancock's endorsement of private companies

Shadow health minister slams Matt Hancock's endorsement of private companies

Labour MP Justin Madders has said it is "wrong" for the Health Secretary to be endorsing private health companies, such as GP at Hand.

Lord Adonis

Lord Adonis: Angela Smith's 'funny tinge' comments were 'unacceptable'

Lord Adonis: Angela Smith's 'funny tinge' comments were 'unacceptable'

The Labour peer said comments made by Angela Smith, in which she referred to people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds as having a “funny tinge”, were "unacceptable".

Monday, February 18, 2019

Monday, February 18, 2019

Dawn Butler

Dawn Butler: Labour resignations are a 'gift for the Tories'

Dawn Butler: Labour resignations are a 'gift for the Tories'

The resignation of seven Labour MPs this morning is a "gift for the Tories", Labour frontbencher Dawn Butler told talkRADIO today.

Ken Livingstone

Ken Livingstone: Labour antisemitism claims are a 'good old smear'

Ken Livingstone: Labour antisemitism claims are a 'good old smear'

The former London Mayor dismissed allegations of Labour antisemitism, claiming he "never heard a single antisemitic comment" during his time in the party.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe

UK politicians guilty of 'anti-business sentiment'

UK politicians guilty of 'anti-business sentiment'

"Anti-business sentiment" may have forced one of the UK's richest businessman to move to Monaco, according to Taxpayers' Alliance spokesperson Chloe Westley.

Labour Splitters

Brendan Chilton: Labour splitters have 'put a nail in the coffin' of their own careers

Labour splitters have 'put a nail in the coffin' of their own careers

Director of Labour Future UK, Brendan Chilton, has claimed the seven Labour MPs who resigned today have "ended any future political career" they might have had.

Labour Resignations

Seven Labour MPs announce resignation from the party

Seven Labour MPs announce resignation from the party

Labour MPs Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Gavin Shuker, Mike Gapes, Ann Coffey and Chuka Umunna have announced their resignations from the party.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Brexit Stories: 'I was ashamed to look my European colleagues in the eye after the referendum'

Brexit Stories: 'I was ashamed to look my European colleagues in the eye'

Doctor Salehya Ahsan tells talkRADIO how Brexit has affected her job

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Nigel

Nigel Farage: I will 'fight damn hard' to ensure Brexit happens

Nigel Farage: I will 'fight damn hard' to ensure Brexit happens

The leader of the new Brexit Party said he would continue to "fight damn hard" in his quest for the UK to become a sovereign nation.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Friday, February 15, 2019

Climate Change

Children descend on Parliament in climate change demonstration

Children descend on Parliament in climate change demonstration

Thousands of school pupils have gathered in Westminster as part of a nationwide protest against climate change.

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Olly Robbins 'wished to be overheard' saying choice would be May's deal or no Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Olly Robbins 'wished to be overheard' saying choice would be May's deal or no Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Olly Robbins 'wished to be overheard' with Brexit comments

Jacob Rees-Mogg has suggested that Olly Robbins comments that MPs would face a choice between Theresa May's deal or Article 50 being extended were supposed to be overheard

Brexit Stories: 'Robots could ease the Brexit uncertainty felt by manufacturers'

Brexit Stories: 'Robots could ease the Brexit uncertainty felt by manufacturers'

Brexit Stories: 'Robots could ease the Brexit uncertainty felt by manufacturers'

Robot salesman Mark Gray tells talkRADIO the impact Brexit has had on his job

John Redwood

Sir John Redwood: 'I hate the way that some MPs so scorn the British people'

Sir John Redwood: 'I hate the way that some MPs so scorn the British people'

The Conservative MP has revealed his contempt for MPs who want to "thwart the wishes" of the 17.4 million people who voted to leave in the EU referendum.

Exclusive: Tory Deputy Chair demands "misleading" school cuts site be taken down

Tory Deputy Chair demands "misleading" school cuts site be taken down

James Cleverly has written to the people behind a website detailing cuts to school funding, calling their calculations 'misleading' and demanding the website is taken down

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Theresa May suffers defeat on Brexit motion after European Research Group abstain

May suffers defeat on Brexit motion after European Research Group abstain

Theresa May's amendment asking for support for her Brexit plan was voted down by a majority of 303 to 258

Labour amendment to bring Brexit deal back to Commons fails

Labour amendment to bring Brexit deal back to Commons fails

The Labour Party has had an amendment that would have demanded the Prime Minister bring her Brexit deal in front of the Commons on February 27 defeated

Former Gove advisor says Brussels could refuse to budge on backstop if MPs don't unite under May

Former Gove advisor says Brussels could refuse to budge on backstop if MPs don't unite under May

Former Gove advisor says EU could refuse to budge on backstop if MPs don't unite

Henry Newman, a former advisor to Michael Gove, told talkRADIO's Mike Graham that tonight's vote could 'give Brussels the excuse' to refuse changes to the backstop if MPs can't agree on a Brexit plan

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