Politics

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Peter Bone

Peter Bone: Brexit now 'entirely in Prime Minister's hands'

Peter Bone: Brexit now 'entirely in Prime Minister's hands'

The Conservative MP urged Theresa May to embrace a no-deal Brexit and "honour" the referendum result.

Brexit

Brexit briefing: Brexit alternatives rejected in Commons

Brexit briefing: Brexit alternatives rejected in Commons

Last night, MPs failed to find a majority for any of the four alternative Brexit options chosen by Speaker John Bercow.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

Brexit protester

Leave campaign 'hijacked', MP claims during petition debate

Leave campaign 'hijacked', MP claims during petition debate

Leave campaign ‘hijacked for dangerous ends’ an MP has claimed during a debate on revoking Article 50.

St Pancras flag waver

St Pancras protester admits public nuisance charge

St Pancras protester admits public nuisance charge

A flag-waving Brexit protester has admitted in Westminster Magistrates Court to halting Eurostar trains out of St Pancras by climbing onto a station roof.

Extinction Rebellion House of Commons

Naked protesters disrupt Commons proceedings

Naked protesters disrupt Commons proceedings

A dozen climate protesters disrupted proceedings in the Commons by flashing MPs from the public gallery during today's debate.

MPs vote on alternative Brexit options

MPs vote on alternative Brexit options

MPs have begun voting on alternative Brexit options in an attempt to find one that commands a majority.

Jacob Rees-Mogg AfD

Rees-Mogg denies supporting 'overtly racist' German party

Rees-Mogg denies supporting 'overtly racist' German party

Jacob Rees-Mogg has denied supporting an anti-Islam German party after tweeting a speech by its leader.

Nigel Evans

Nigel Evans MP: Remain MPs think leave voters are ‘thick’

Nigel Evans MP: Remain MPs think leave voters are ‘thick’

Conservative MP Nigel Evans has warned that Remain-backing MPs will try to fool leave voters by delivering “Brexit in name only”.

Steve Brine

Steve Brine asks Julia Hartley-Brewer to tell him 'the point of Brexit'

Steve Brine asks Julia Hartley-Brewer to tell him 'the point of Brexit'

The former public health minister asked talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer what "the point" of Brexit was during a heated debate.

Kate Hoey

Kate Hoey 'couldn't live' with Labour calling for second referendum

Kate Hoey 'couldn't live' with Labour calling for second referendum

The co-chair of Labour Leave revealed she was vehemently against a second referendum.

People's Vote

Mark Francois on Brexit: Will of the people 'has to triumph'

Mark Francois on Brexit: Will of the people 'has to triumph'

The ERG's deputy chair said MPs were "honour-bound" to respect the result of the EU referendum, as rumours of a "coup" to overturn Brexit emerge.

Brexit

Brexit briefing: MPs to stage fresh votes on alternative Brexit options

Brexit briefing: MPs to stage fresh votes on alternative Brexit options

MPs are set to stage another series of "indicative" votes today on alternatives to Theresa May's Brexit deal.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Michael Heseltine

Lord Heseltine: Pro-Brexit populism is 'unacceptable and repugnant'

Lord Heseltine: Pro-Brexit populism is 'unacceptable and repugnant'

Michael Heseltine has condemned the rise of pro-Brexit populism as “unacceptable and repugnant”.

Second referendum peoples vote Brexit

Christine Jardin MP: ‘Sovereignty doesn’t put food on the table’

Christine Jardin MP: ‘Sovereignty doesn’t put food on the table’

Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardin has said she believes only a second referendum can break the Brexit deadlock.

'Crisis unfolding' for cash-starved schools

'Crisis unfolding' for cash-starved schools

Schools are facing a ‘crisis’ over funding, according to the director of school network Schools North East.

Dominic Grieve loses confidence vote held by local association

Dominic Grieve loses confidence vote held by local association

Dominic Grieve loses confidence vote held by local association

Remain-supporting MP Dominic Grieve may face deselection after suffering a vote of no confidence by his local Conservative association.

'Far-right' extremism 'aided and abetted' by social media

'Far-right' extremism 'aided and abetted' by social media

‘Far-right’ extremism has reached unprecedented levels of organisation thanks to social media platforms, security experts have warned.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Friday, March 29, 2019

Alastair Campbell: MPs are ‘undermining democracy’ by voting for Theresa May’s deal

Alastair Campbell: MPs are ‘undermining democracy’ by voting for Theresa May’s deal

Alastair Campbell: MPs are ‘undermining democracy’ by voting for May's deal

Alastair Campbell, who has been campaigning for a second referendum on Brexit, has said that MPs are “undermining democracy” by voting for a deal despite saying they think is “terrible”.

Thousands of pro-Brexit marchers protest outside parliament

Thousands of Brexit supporters protest outside parliament

Thousands of Brexit supporters protest outside parliament

Thousands of Brexit supporters have gathered outside parliament to protest against the delay to Brexit, on the day that the UK was set to leave the European Union.

DUP Arlene Foster Nigel Dodds

'The DUP are not for sale', former NI secretary warns

'The DUP are not for sale', former NI secretary warns

Theresa May was wrong to think she could "buy off" the DUP, according to former Northern Ireland secretary Shaun Woodward.

General Election would not solve deadlock, according to pollster

General election would not solve deadlock, according to pollster

General election would not solve deadlock, according to pollster

A general election would not produce a “significantly different” result, according to DeltaPoll founder Joe Twyman.

John McDonnell urged by Jewish leaders to cut ties with left-wing group

John McDonnell urged by Jewish leaders to cut ties with left-wing group

John McDonnell urged by Jewish leaders to cut ties with left-wing group

John McDonnell is facing calls to sever ties with a Labour group criticised for supporting an activist accused of antisemitism.

Facebook European Elections

Facebook unveils new tactics to safeguard European elections

Facebook unveils new tactics to safeguard European elections

Facebook will tackle foreign interference during the upcoming European elections with a new set of tools.

Met Police rejects Ukip leader’s water cannon claims ahead of Brexit protests

Met Police rejects UKIP leader’s water cannon claims ahead of Brexit protests

Met Police rejects UKIP leader’s water cannon claims ahead of Brexit protests

Scotland Yard has dismissed suggestions from UKIP leader Gerard Batten that water cannons could be deployed at protests.

Conservative MPs split over Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Conservative MPs split over Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Conservative MPs split over Theresa May’s Brexit deal

The prime minister’s withdrawal agreement is set to return to the House of Commons today.

The Independent Group

Independent Group may face legal action over name change

Independent Group may face legal action over name change

Campaign group Change.org UK is seeking legal advice over the rebranding of The Independent Group as 'Change UK'. 

Nigel Farage: ‘Today is a day of betrayal, a day of shame’

Nigel Farage: ‘Today is a day of betrayal, a day of shame’

Nigel Farage has called the day the UK was due to leave the European Union a “day of betrayal, a day of shame”.

Brexit LIVE: MPs reject withdrawal agreement

MPs reject withdrawal agreement

MPs reject withdrawal agreement

Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement has been defeated a third time by MPs.

Sammy Wilson

Sammy Wilson: Labour and SNP have 'nailed their colours to the EU mast'

Sammy Wilson: Labour and SNP have 'nailed their colours to the EU mast'

The DUP's Brexit spokesman said his party would never support Labour or the SNP because they had "nailed their colours to the EU mast".

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: Theresa May to take Brexit deal back to Commons

Brexit briefing: Theresa May to take Brexit deal back to Commons

Theresa May is battling to get her Brexit withdrawal agreement backed by the Commons on the day that was scheduled to see Britain quit the EU.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Irish eurosceptic group launches campaign demanding Republic leave EU

Irish eurosceptic group launches campaign demanding republic leave EU

Irish eurosceptic group launches campaign demanding republic leave EU

An Irish eurosceptic group has launched a nationwide billboard campaign calling for the country to leave the EU.

Prince Charles and Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah

'Reprehensible' for Royal family to 'collude' with Brunei

'Reprehensible' for Royal family to 'collude' with Brunei

The British government and the Royal family have been accused of “colluding” with the oppression of LGBT people in Brunei.

Tory MP Bob Blackman on leadership hopefuls: ‘The favourite very rarely wins’

Tory MP Bob Blackman on leadership hopefuls: ‘The favourite very rarely wins’

Tory MP Bob Blackman on leadership hopefuls: ‘The favourite very rarely wins’

Conservative MP Bob Blackman has said that “the favourite” in Conservative leadership races “very rarely wins”.

Here is your guide to the Brexit jargon

WTO, MV3: Brexit jargon explained

WTO, MV3: Brexit jargon explained

Sarah Wollaston MP: ‘I left the Conservatives because I was disgusted’

Sarah Wollaston MP: ‘I left the Conservatives because I was disgusted’

Sarah Wollaston MP: ‘I left the Conservatives because I was disgusted’

The Independent Group MP Sarah Wollaston has said that she left the Conservative party because she was “disgusted” that MPs were putting the party ahead of the national interest.

Sam Gyimah

Mike Graham berates former minister calling for 'patience' on Brexit

Mike Graham berates former minister calling for 'patience' on Brexit

Conservative MP Sam Gyimah and talkRADIO’s Mike Graham have clashed after the former minister said the public must be “patient” with MPs over Brexit.  

Jeremy Corbyn Nicola Sturgeon

Corbyn clashes with SNP over Thatcher video

Corbyn clashes with SNP over Thatcher video

Jeremy Corbyn has clashed with the SNP after posting a video claiming the party helped usher in Margaret Thatcher’s government.

Brexit LIVE: MPs to vote on withdrawal agreement tomorrow

MPs to debate ‘Revoke Article 50’ petition

MPs to debate ‘Revoke Article 50’ petition

The petition calling for Article 50 to be revoked will be debated by MPs on Monday.

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg: 'I will not stand for the Tory leadership'

Jacob Rees-Mogg: 'I will not stand for the Tory leadership'

The Conservative MP said if he threw his hat in the ring for Conservative leader, it would "be thrown back" at him.

John Bercow dismisses allegations of bias

John Bercow dismisses allegations of bias

Commons Speaker John Bercow has denied being biased in Parliament and says he believes it is important "to give a voice to minorities".

Halfon-Robinson

Second referendum would lead to 'loads of Tommy Robinson's' in Parliament

Second referendum would lead to 'loads of Tommy Robinson's' in Parliament

Conservative MP Robert Halfon has warned against holding a second referendum, claiming it would result in "huge distrust" in the political system.

Indicative Votes

Brexit briefing: No majority for any Brexit alternative

Brexit briefing: No majority for any Brexit alternative

MPs voted against all eight Brexit alternatives in a series of indicative votes in the Commons last night.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Emily Thornberry: Theresa May is ‘doomed’

Emily Thornberry: Theresa May is ‘doomed’

Emily Thornberry: Theresa May is ‘doomed’

The shadow foreign secretary has said that Theresa May is “doomed” because she is not capable of “a good old-fashioned compromise”.

Why was Suella Braverman wrong to use the term 'cultural Marxism'?

Why was Suella Braverman wrong to use the term 'cultural Marxism'?

A Conservative MP is facing criticism for quoting a conspiracy theory condemned by Jewish leaders as an anti-Semitic trope.

Lord Michael Heseltine: ‘Any credibility Theresa May had is gone’

Lord Heseltine: ‘Any credibility Theresa May had is gone’

Lord Heseltine: ‘Any credibility Theresa May had is gone’

Lord Michael Heseltine, who served as deputy prime minister under John Major, has said that Theresa May lost “any credibility” she had when she “crossed the floor to become a Brexiteer”.

Theresa May says she will quit ahead of next stage of Brexit

Theresa May says she will quit ahead of next stage of Brexit

Theresa May says she will quit ahead of next stage of Brexit

Theresa May has told Tory MPs "she would not remain in post for the next phase of the negotiations", MP James Cartlidge said as he left a meeting of the 1922 Committee in Westminster.

Vote Leave campaign director threatens to set up new political party

Vote Leave's Dominic Cummings threatens to form new political party

Vote Leave's Dominic Cummings threatens to form new political party

The official Leave campaign director has threatened to set up a new political party or campaign group in a fiery blog post.

Former Welsh first minister acted unlawfully in Carl Sargeant inquiry

Former Welsh first minister acted unlawfully in Carl Sargeant inquiry

Former Welsh first minister Carwyn Jones acted unlawfully by involving himself in an inquiry into his own conduct after the death of a prominent minister, judges have ruled.

Michael Fabricant: 'I take no joy in voting for May's deal'

Michael Fabricant: 'I take no joy in voting for May's deal'

Conservative MP Michael Fabricant has said he intends to change his mind and vote for the Prime Minister’s deal when it comes to the Commons for a third time.

Brexit LIVE: Speaker Bercow chooses eight of the 16 indicative vote options

Bercow accused of 'making it up as he goes along'

Bercow accused of 'making it up as he goes along'

A government source has accused the Speaker of "making it up as he goes along" after he ruled Theresa May's Brexit deal needs major changes before it can be put before MPs again. 

Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell: We have 'wasted years' on Brexit

Alastair Campbell: We have 'wasted years' on Brexit

Alastair Campbell has slammed plans for a series of votes on alternative Brexit options, claiming politicians have "wasted years" debating leaving the EU.

Ben Bradshaw

Ben Bradshaw predicts 'year-long' extension to Article 50

Ben Bradshaw predicts 'year-long' extension to Article 50

The Labour MP said it was "unlikely" that Theresa May's deal would pass through the Commons, in which case the UK could face a year-long extension to Article 50.

Brexit

Sir Bill Cash: Handling of Brexit has been 'democratic disaster'

Sir Bill Cash: Handling of Brexit has been 'democratic disaster'

The European Scrutiny Committee chair said the indicative votes set to take place today are a "disgraceful attempt" to undermine the outcome of the EU referendum.

EU-flag

Brexit briefing: MPs to vote on alternative Brexit options

Brexit briefing: MPs to vote on alternative Brexit options

MPs will be voting on alternatives to Theresa May's Brexit deal today, after Parliament seized control of the Commons agenda to force a series of "indicative votes".

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Steve Bray

Brexit celebs: Meet those who found fame after the EU referendum

Brexit celebs: Meet those who found fame after the EU referendum

Since Britain voted to leave the EU, a number of previously unknown faces have been thrust into the spotlight. Here's your guide to the who's who of Brexit.

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