Politics

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Mark Francois: ‘Plain as a pikestaff’ Withdrawal Agreement is dead

Mark Francois: ‘Plain as a pikestaff’ Withdrawal Agreement is dead

He said he supports Boris Johnson’s pledge not to speak with the European Union until it drops the Irish backstop.

Boris Johnson pledges farmers will get a ‘better deal’ after Brexit

Boris Johnson pledges farmers will get a ‘better deal’ after Brexit

He said Britain’s farmers will benefit from leaving the European Union’s common agricultural policy, ahead of today’s visit to Wales.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Monday, July 29, 2019

Mark Field climate protest investigation dropped

Mark Field climate protest investigation dropped

The investigation into Mark Field's confrontation with a climate change protester has been dropped since he was sacked from his ministerial role.

Britain to legalise cannabis 'within 15 years'

Britain to legalise cannabis 'within 15 years'

Liberal Democrat Sir Norman Lamb has predicted that cannabis will be legalised in the UK following a cross-party research trip to Canada.

Tracey Crouch: Why I turned down Cabinet role

Tracey Crouch: Why I turned down Cabinet role

She delayed her ascension to the cabinet to spend more time with her three-year-old son.

Britain ‘at the front of the queue’ for US trade deal

Britain ‘at the front of the queue’ for US trade deal

The Foreign Secretary spoke to talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer about the global trade deals he is looking at for the UK.

Lord Adonis: PM’s reshuffle leaves ‘unburied dead’ in Parliament

Lord Adonis: PM’s reshuffle leaves ‘unburied dead’ in Parliament

He said Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle leaves the government in a more precarious position than it was before.

Boris Johnson ramps up no-deal Brexit plans ahead of Scotland trip

Boris Johnson ramps up no-deal Brexit plans ahead of Scotland trip

He has stepped up preparations for a no-deal Brexit ahead of his first visit to Scotland as Prime Minister.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Friday, July 26, 2019

Jacob Rees-Mogg issues list of 'banned words for staff'

Jacob Rees-Mogg issues list of 'banned words for staff'

The new leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg, has demanded a return to imperial measurements in a new set of rules for his staff.

Battersea puts forward candidates for Downing Street dog

Battersea puts forward candidates for Downing Street dog

The Prime Minister is understood to have raised the prospect of bringing in a dog when he addressed staff in Number 10 for the first time.

Annunziata Rees-Mogg not ready to support ‘blustery’ Boris

Annunziata Rees-Mogg not ready to support ‘blustery’ Boris

She is glad Boris Johnson “actually believes in Brexit” but is not yet ready to endorse the new Prime Minister

Jacob Rees-Mogg: No certainty of an October 31 Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg: No certainty of an October 31 Brexit

The House of Commons leader said a delay to Brexit was "highly unlikely", but he refused to rule out the possibility.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Thursday, July 25, 2019

EU negotiator: Boris Johnson’s Brexit stance ‘unacceptable’

EU negotiator: Boris Johnson’s Brexit stance ‘unacceptable’

Michel Barnier has called Boris Johnson’s Brexit approach “rather combative” and “unacceptable”.

Jared O’Mara: Jeremy Corbyn 'constantly snubbed me'

Jared O’Mara: Jeremy Corbyn 'constantly snubbed me'

Former Labour MP Jared O'Mara has accused the party of bullying and said he will be taking time out to deal with mental health issues.

SNP's Ian Blackford dubs Boris Johnson UK's 'last Prime Minister'

SNP's Ian Blackford dubs Boris Johnson UK's 'last Prime Minister'

Ian Blackford has branded Boris Johnson the “last Prime Minister of the UK” in Mr Johnson’s first Prime Minister’s Questions as leader.

NHS ‘not for sale’ says PM in first Commons clash with Corbyn

NHS ‘not for sale’ says PM in first Commons clash with Corbyn

The Prime Minister addressed the Commons for the first time today and shut down claims that he would trade off the NHS.

Jo Swinson urges Corbyn to launch no-confidence vote in PM

Jo Swinson urges Corbyn to launch no-confidence vote in PM

The Liberal Democrat leader has called on Jeremy Corbyn to table a no-confidence motion in Boris Johnson.

EU were 'spoilt' with Theresa May as Prime Minister

EU were 'spoilt' with Theresa May as Prime Minister

Tory MP Andrew Bridgen said he is optimistic that Britain's new leader will secure a better deal than his predecessor.

Iain Duncan Smith: Boris's cabinet has ‘nowhere to hide’

Iain Duncan Smith: Boris's cabinet has ‘nowhere to hide’

There are no excuses if the new Cabinet fail to deliver Brexit, former Tory Party leader Iain Duncan Smith has said.

Who is in Boris Johnson's Cabinet?

Who is in Boris Johnson's Cabinet?

Britain's new Prime Minister appointed his top team last night. Here's your guide to who's who.

Richard Tice: Brexit Party is 'here to stay'

Richard Tice: Brexit Party is 'here to stay'

The Brexit Party chairman insisted the party would continue to influence "British politics and history".

Boris Johnson to hold first Cabinet meeting

Boris Johnson to hold first Cabinet meeting

Boris Johnson's newly-appointed Cabinet will meet for the first time this morning.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Boris Johnson’s first speech as PM: The key points

Boris Johnson’s first speech as PM: The key points

Boris Johnson has outlined his plans as Prime Minister in his first speech outside Downing Street.

Court approves Labour donations from supporter in vegetative state

Court approves Labour donations from supporter in vegetative state

Labour can keep getting donations from a supporter who fell into a vegetative state following a cardiac arrest, a court has ruled.

Kate Hoey open to Boris job offer

Kate Hoey open to Boris job offer

The Labour MP refused to rule out accepting a role from Boris Johnson.

Boris Johnson will 'U-turn on Brexit', says Charlie Mullins

Boris Johnson will 'U-turn on Brexit', says Charlie Mullins

Boris Johnson will realise Brexit would be "suicidal" and backtrack on his pledge to deliver it, says businessman Charlie Mullins.

Justice Secretary ages himself and Rory Stewart in joke tweet

Justice Secretary ages himself and Rory Stewart in joke tweet

David Gauke used an ageing filter on himself and ex-leadership contender Rory Stewart, as they prepare to resign.

Chuka Umunna: Threat to suspend Parliament ‘dictator-type stuff’

Chuka Umunna: Threat to suspend Parliament ‘dictator-type stuff’

Lib Dem MP Chuka Umunna has slammed Boris Johnson for refusing to rule out suspending Parliament to push through a no-deal Brexit.

Jared O'Mara: Aide posts expletive rant on MP's Twitter account

Jared O'Mara: Aide posts expletive rant on MP's Twitter account

An MP's communications chief resigned with a series of angry tweets posted to the politician's official Twitter page.

Stanley Johnson: 'EU is throwing Ireland under a bus'

Stanley Johnson: 'EU is throwing Ireland under a bus'

The father of Britain's new Prime Minister said the EU was risking peace in Ireland by insisting on a Withdrawal Agreement "we can't agree to".

Ben Wallace named Defence Secretary

Ben Wallace named Defence Secretary

Boris Johnson has begun announcing his new cabinet, starting with Sajid Javid as Chancellor.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Boris Johnson's constituents react to his Tory leadership win

Boris Johnson's constituents react to his Tory leadership win

talkRADIO speaks to Boris Johnson's Uxbridge constituents after the news their local MP will become Prime Minister

Mark Francois warns Tory MPs stop trying to ‘frustrate Brexit’

Mark Francois warns Tory MPs stop trying to ‘frustrate Brexit’

He has urged Conservative remainers to stop fighting the party’s efforts to deliver Brexit once Boris Johnson takes power.

Boris Johnson: 'Let's unite the country and defeat Corbyn'

Boris Johnson: 'Let's unite the country and defeat Corbyn'

In his victory speech, the newly-elected Prime Minister said he wanted to "deliver Brexit, unite the country and defeat Jeremy Corbyn".

Iran tanker seizure: What has happened?

Iran tanker seizure: What has happened?

On Friday, a British-flagged tanker was captured by Iranian authorities. Here's what has happened since...

Resignation watch: Justice Secretary David Gauke steps down

Resignation watch: Justice Secretary David Gauke steps down

A string of resignations are expected as Boris Johnson prepares to become Prime Minister after winning the Conservative leadership contest.

Third runway will be ‘critical for new PM’ says Heathrow boss

Third runway will be ‘critical for new PM’ says Heathrow boss

Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye insists the airport expansion will go ahead despite opposition from Boris Johnson.

Leadership race: Boris Johnson starts appointing cabinet

Leadership race: Boris Johnson starts appointing cabinet

Boris Johnson will become the UK's next Prime Minister after winning the Conservative leadership contest in a landslide victory.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Monday, July 22, 2019

‘Door is open’ for disaffected Labour and Tory MPs to join Lib Dems

‘Door is open’ for disaffected Labour and Tory MPs to join Lib Dems

Layla Moran said new Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson is leaving the door open to any disgruntled MPs who wish to defect to the party.

Jo Swinson slams Boris Johnson in Lib Dem victory speech

Jo Swinson slams Boris Johnson in Lib Dem victory speech

She won the Liberal Democrat leadership race in a landslide, defeating Sir Ed Davey by nearly 20,000 votes.

Consultation to protect soldiers from repeated investigations

Consultation to protect soldiers from repeated investigations

The Defence Secretary wants more legal protection for British soldiers accused of historical offences.

Anti-Brexit campaigner receives death threats over dancing videos

Anti-Brexit campaigner receives death threats over dancing videos

The 24-year-old has received "hundreds" of rape and death threats for posting videos of himself dancing in a 'Stop Brexit' shirt online.

Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke charged with sexual assault

Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke charged with sexual assault

The Dover MP has been charged with sexually assaulting two women and will appear in court in September.

Lib Dems to turn away defecting MPs unless they are anti-Brexit

Lib Dems to turn away defecting MPs unless they are anti-Brexit

Potential new members must be anti-Brexit, and looking for reform of the British political system, according to Lib Dem MP Christine Jardine.

Boris critic Alan Duncan resigns as Foreign Office minister

Boris critic Alan Duncan resigns as Foreign Office minister

A prominent critic of Boris Johnson has quit as a government minister ahead of the result of the Tory leadership race.

Dominic Raab: No-deal Brexit risk 'magnified beyond all proportion'

Dominic Raab: No-deal Brexit risk 'magnified beyond all proportion'

The former Brexit secretary defended Boris Johnson's pledge to deliver Brexit, deal or no deal, on October 31.

Leadership race: Two cabinet ministers prepared to quit under Boris

Leadership race: Two cabinet ministers prepared to quit under Boris

As the Tory leadership race draws to a close, both the Chancellor and Justice Secretary have announced they will resign if Mr Johnson wins.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Friday, July 19, 2019

Sajid Javid praises Nigel Farage in anti-extremism speech

Sajid Javid praises Nigel Farage in anti-extremism speech

The Home Secretary singled out the Brexit Party leader in a speech unveiling his plans to tackle extremism.

Using Queen to prevent no-deal Brexit a ‘ridiculous idea’

Using Queen to prevent no-deal Brexit a ‘ridiculous idea’

A former Supreme Court judge has criticised a plot by Tory MPs to use the Queen to delay the Brexit process.

Alistair Burt: No-deal Brexit cannot be ‘smuggled through’

Alistair Burt: No-deal Brexit cannot be ‘smuggled through’

The MP rebelled against the government yesterday by voting for an amendment that could block a no-deal Brexit.

Labour peer: Party will never win with Corbyn in charge

Labour peer: Party will never win with Corbyn in charge

The former Labour chairman said unless Jeremy Corbyn stands down as leader the party will be “trashed” at the next election.

Government rebels should step down, urges MP

Government rebels should step down, urges MP

Robert Jenrick urged ministers who chose not to vote with the government on a bill aimed at preventing a no-deal Brexit to step down.

Theresa May delivers £2 billion pay rise for public sector staff

Theresa May delivers £2 billion pay rise for public sector staff

Teachers and police officers are among those who can expect a pay rise in one of Theresa May’s final moves as Prime Minister.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Labour peers to consider motion of no confidence in Corbyn

Labour peers to consider motion of no confidence in Corbyn

Labour peers will hold an emergency meeting next week to discuss whether or not to consider a motion of no confidence in the party leader.

Piers Corbyn: Climate change is a 'false narrative'

Piers Corbyn: Climate change is a 'false narrative'

Jeremy Corbyn’s older brother has claimed that climate change is "utter nonsense" as environmental activists stage protests across the country.

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