Politics

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.

 Kate Hoey MP: After ‘back-stabbing’ the DUP, Theresa May cannot expect loyalty

Kate Hoey MP: After ‘backstabbing’ the DUP Theresa May cannot expect loyalty

Kate Hoey MP: After ‘backstabbing’ the DUP Theresa May cannot expect loyalty

Labour MP Kate Hoey has said that the Prime Minister should not “expect loyalty” from the DUP after “backstabbing” them over the Irish Brexit backstop.

Parliament

Armed police arrest man inside gates of Parliament

Armed police arrest man inside gates of Parliament

An alleged intruder has been arrested by armed police inside the Palace of Westminster.

Crispin Blunt MP: ‘I submitted my no confidence letter twice’

Crispin Blunt MP: ‘I submitted my no confidence letter twice’

Crispin Blunt MP: ‘I submitted my no confidence letter twice’

Conservative MP Crispin Blunt has admitted that he submitted his no confidence letter in Theresa May twice, after withdrawing it earlier this year when Theresa May brought back a deal from the EU.

Lord Heseltine: ‘The British people were conned’ during the EU referendum

Lord Heseltine: ‘The British people were conned’ during the EU referendum

Lord Heseltine: ‘The British people were conned’ during the EU referendum

Lord Michael Heseltine, a former Deputy Prime Minister has said that the British people were “conned” into voting Leave during the EU referendum in 2016.

Jacob Rees-Mogg: It is in the European Union’s ‘financial interest’ not to ‘punish’ the UK over Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg: It is in the European Union’s ‘financial interest’ not to ‘punish’ the UK over Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg: It is in the EU’s ‘financial interest’ not to ‘punish' us

Jacob Rees-Mogg has said that the EU is “unlikely” to give the UK a “punishment Brexit” because the UK has a £95bn trade deficit with the EU.

Andrew Bridgen MP: Theresa May now thinks ‘any deal is better than no deal’

Andrew Bridgen MP: Theresa May now thinks ‘any deal is better than no deal’

Andrew Bridgen MP: Theresa May now thinks ‘any deal is better than no deal’

Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen has said that Theresa May now think “any deal is better than no deal”, adding that if the Prime Minister’s agreement was not a bad deal, he did not know “what a bad deal looks like”.

Iain Duncan Smith: The 2017 General Election was ‘one of the worst decisions in history’

Iain Duncan Smith: The 2017 General Election was ‘one of the worst decisions in history’

Iain Duncan Smith: The 2017 Election was ‘one of the worst decisions in history'

Conservative MP Iain Duncan Smith has said Theresa May’s decision to hold a General Election in 2017 was “one of the worst decisions made by any government”.

Opposition leaders unite to accuse Theresa May of contempt for Parliament

Opposition leaders unite to accuse Theresa May of contempt of Parliament

Opposition leaders unite to accuse Theresa May of contempt of Parliament

Opposition leaders have joined forces to accuse Theresa May of showing contempt ofParliament.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

Theresa May

Theresa May reveals she called off Brexit deal vote over rejection fears

Theresa May reveals she called off Brexit deal vote over rejection fears

In a statement to the House of Commons, the Prime Minister said she had deferred Tuesday's Brexit deal vote because it "would be rejected by a significant margin".

Tweet

Sir Alan Duncan MP accuses colleague of stealing phone and tweeting profanity

Sir Alan Duncan MP accuses colleague of stealing phone and tweeting profanity

The Conservative MP apologised after tweeting the word "bollocks" to a BBC journalist, accusing a "mischievous colleague" of writing it.

Facebook

Government spent almost £100k on Facebook campaign promoting Brexit deal

Government spent almost £100k on Facebook campaign promoting Brexit deal

The UK government spent nearly £100,000 on a Facebook adverts promoting the Prime Minister's Brexit deal in the lead up to the meaningful vote, official figures show.

Theresa May to address MPs as historic Brexit vote is called off

Theresa May to address MPs as historic Brexit vote is called off

Theresa May to address MPs as historic Brexit vote is called off

Theresa May is calling off the vote on her Brexit deal in the face of what had been expected to be a significant defeat at the hands of rebel MPs.

Nigel Evans MP: ‘The Prime Minister knows she is in dangerous territory’ over her Brexit deal

Nigel Evans MP: ‘The Prime Minister knows she is in dangerous territory’ over her Brexit deal

Nigel Evans MP: ‘The Prime Minister knows she is in dangerous territory’

Conservative MP Nigel Evans has said that Theresa May knows she is in “dangerous territory” with the possibility of her EU Withdrawal Agreement being rejected on Tuesday.

The European Court of Justice ruling makes ‘the second referendum more likely’, says chair of Leave Means Leave Richard Tice

The European Court of Justice ruling makes ‘the second referendum more likely’, says chair of Leave Means Leave Richard Tice

The ECJ ruling makes ‘the second referendum more likely’, says Richard Tice

Richard Tice, the co-chair of Leave Means Leave has said that the European court ruling that Brexit can be stopped by the UK makes the chances of a “second referendum even more likely”.

‘I would put £10 on Boris Johnson’ to be next Tory leader, says politics professor

‘I would put £10 on Boris Johnson’ to be next Tory leader if it was up to the grassroots, says politics professor

‘I would put £10 on Boris’ to be next Tory leader, says politics professor

Politics Professor Matthew Goodwin, from the University of Kent has said he would “put £10 on Boris” to be the next Conservative leader because he is “popular in the grassroots”.

The European Court ruling does not change anything, says former minister

The European Court ruling does not change anything, says former minister

The European Court ruling does not change anything, says former minister

Theresa Villiers, the former Northern Ireland Secretary has said that the European Court ruling that the UK can unilaterally stop Brexit, does not change anything.

UK can unilaterally stop Brexit, says European Court

UK can unilaterally stop Brexit, says European Court

UK can unilaterally stop Brexit, says European Court

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the UK can unilaterally revoke its withdrawal from the EU.

Will the meaningful vote go ahead?

Will the meaningful vote go ahead?

Will the meaningful vote go ahead?

36 hours from the meaningful vote and there is still no certainty over whether it will go ahead.

Gisela Stuart: This is Theresa May’s ‘last chance’ to get a better Brexit deal from the EU

Gisela Stuart: This is Theresa May’s ‘last chance’ to get a better Brexit deal from the EU

Gisela Stuart: This is May’s ‘last chance’ to get a better deal from the EU

Gisela Stuart, Chair of Change Britain has said that Theresa May must use the £39bn divorce bill to negotiate a better Brexit deal, adding that it is “her last chance”.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Gerard Batten warns of 'constitutional crisis' if Brexit does not happen, as thousands march against Theresa May's Brexit deal

UKIP leader Gerard Batten warns of 'constitutional crisis' if Brexit does not happen, as thousands march against Theresa May's Brexit deal

Protesters march against May's deal, as UKIP warns of 'constitutional crisis'

Thousands of people are demonstrating in central London as part of a “Brexit Betrayal” march led by Tommy Robinson and UKIP leader Gerard Batten.

Theresa May warns MPs rejecting her deal would leave UK in ‘uncharted waters’

Theresa May warns MPs rejecting her deal would leave UK in ‘uncharted waters’

Theresa May warns MPs rejecting her deal would leave UK in ‘uncharted waters’

Theresa May has warned Conservative MPs that they risk leaving the UK in ‘uncharted waters’ if they reject her deal on Tuesday.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

UKIP chairman resigns over ‘increased English Nationalism’ in the party

UKIP chairman resigns over ‘increased English Nationalism’ in the party

UKIP chairman resigns over ‘increased English Nationalism’ in the party

UKIP chairman David Coburn has resigned over an increasing number of English Nationalists in the party, and as a unionist he “abhors” it.

Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn crowned 'Parliamentary Beard of the Year' winner

Jeremy Corbyn crowned 'Parliamentary Beard of the Year' winner

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been crowned 'Parliamentary Beard of the Year' by beard enthusiast group, the Beard Liberation Front.

Theresa May

Theresa May is 'clutching at straws and clinging to wreckage', says Sir Bill Cash

Sir Bill Cash: Theresa May is 'clutching at straws and clinging to wreckage'

The chair of the European Scrutiny Committee has claimed Theresa May is "clutching at straws and clinging to wreckage" with her Brexit deal.

Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell: 'I've been offered a lot of money to go in to the jungle'

Alastair Campbell: 'I've been offered a lot of money to go in to the jungle'

The former Number 10 spin doctor revealed on the breakfast show he had been offered "a lot of money" to appear on a host of reality shows but said "no to all of them".

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018

ITV scraps plan to host Brexit TV debate on Sunday

ITV scraps plan to host Brexit TV debate on Sunday

ITV scraps plan to host Brexit TV debate on Sunday

ITV says it has scrapped plans to host a televised Brexit debate between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn on Sunday.

Nigel Farage: If 'we had Brexit', it 'wouldn't matter' if Jeremy Corbyn was Prime Minister

Nigel Farage: If 'we had Brexit', it 'wouldn't matter' if Jeremy Corbyn was Prime Minister

Nigel Farage: If 'we had Brexit', it 'wouldn't matter' if Corbyn won an election

Nigel Farage has said that if the UK succeeds in leaving the European Union, “it would not matter” if Jeremy Corbyn became Prime Minister.

Stanley Johnson: Brexit is a ‘win-win situation’ if May’s ‘nonsensical’ deal is ‘kicked out’

Stanley Johnson: Brexit is a ‘win-win situation’ if May’s ‘nonsensical’ deal is ‘kicked out’

Stanley Johnson: Brexit is ‘win-win’ if May’s ‘nonsensical’ deal is kicked out

Stanley Johnson, father of Boris and Jo Johnson, has said that “whatever happens, it is a win-win situation" as long as MPs rejected Theresa May's deal.

Conservative MP takes his attention away from Brexit to talk about seahorse conservation

Conservative MP takes his attention away from Brexit to talk about seahorse conservation

MP takes his attention away from Brexit to talk about seahorse conservation

Conservative MP Hugo Swire has left Brexit to one side in order to bring the “Government's attention” to the illegal trade of seahorses.

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