Politics

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tory MPs slam Luxembourg PM for ‘grandstanding’ press conference

Tory MPs slam Luxembourg PM for ‘grandstanding’ press conference

Luxembourg PM Xavier Bettel held the press conference alongside an empty podium to represent Boris Johnson.

Chuka Umunna: Revoking Article 50 is democratic

Chuka Umunna: Revoking Article 50 is democratic

He defended the Liberal Democrats’ pledge to revoke Article 50 if elected with a majority.

Supreme Court prepares to make final call on Parliament suspension

Supreme Court prepares to make final call on Parliament suspension

The UK’s highest court will today hear appeals from two separate challenges to Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Monday, September 16, 2019

Lib Dem loses election candidacy after rant against senior Tories

Lib Dem loses election candidacy after rant against senior Tories

Galen Milne has been removed as a Lib Dem general election candidate after suggesting senior Conservatives be "hung, drawn and quartered".

Luxembourg PM delivers press briefing alone after Boris pulls out

Luxembourg PM delivers press briefing alone after Boris pulls out

Boris Johnson said pro-remain protesters were making too much noise for the briefing to go ahead.

Government spends £250k on ‘Get ready for Brexit’ Facebook ads

Government spends £250k on ‘Get ready for Brexit’ Facebook ads

Over £250,000 has been spent on Facebook ads preparing the public for Brexit, despite uncertainty over whether the UK will leave the EU.

Chuka Umunna attacks 'Russian apologist' Jeremy Corbyn in speech

Chuka Umunna attacks 'Russian apologist' Jeremy Corbyn in speech

He branded the Labour leader an “apologist for a hard-right Russian government” in a damning speech at the Liberal Democrat conference.

Dominic Raab: Remainers will face 'reckoning' at election

Dominic Raab: Remainers will face 'reckoning' at election

The cabinet minister said MPs who have tried to “derail” Brexit will ultimately be judged by their constituents at an election.

Ann Widdecombe 'wouldn't put money' on October 31 Brexit

Ann Widdecombe 'wouldn't put money' on October 31 Brexit

The Brexit Party MEP said she was sceptical that Brexit would be delivered by Halloween.

Vince Cable: Cameron made a ‘terrible mistake’ with Brexit

Vince Cable: Cameron made a ‘terrible mistake’ with Brexit

The former Lib Dem leader said there was never a "great public demand” for a Brexit referendum.

Boris Johnson holds first face-to-face Brexit talks with EU

Boris Johnson holds first face-to-face Brexit talks with EU

He said he believed “passionately” he can strike a new Brexit deal with the European Union ahead of talks with Jean-Claude Juncker.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Friday, September 13, 2019

Boris Johnson heckled during 'Northern Powerhouse' speech

Boris Johnson heckled during 'Northern Powerhouse' speech

The heckler demanded the Prime Minister “get back to Parliament”.

Vote to replace Speaker John Bercow set for November 4

Vote to replace Speaker John Bercow set for November 4

Current Speaker John Bercow, who has held the office since June 2009, will take the chair for a final time on October 31.

Andy Burnham: The North doesn't need 'dysfunctional' Westminster

Andy Burnham: The North doesn't need 'dysfunctional' Westminster

The Greater Manchester Mayor is calling for more devolution to northern regions.

Kate Hoey fears judges are ‘running the country’

Kate Hoey fears judges are ‘running the country’

The Labour MP said the courts’ involvement in Brexit is a “worry”, after a series of cases regarding Parliament's suspension.

Ian Blackford: Scotland not prepared to leave EU 'against will'

Ian Blackford: Scotland not prepared to leave EU 'against will'

The SNP's Westminster leader said he wants a general election to show Scotland's "determination" to stay in the EU.

Bercow: 'Procedural creativity' will stop no-deal Brexit

Bercow: 'Procedural creativity' will stop no-deal Brexit

Speaker John Bercow has vowed to use “procedural creativity” against the Prime Minister if he attempts to break the law over Brexit.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Green entrepreneur launches legal action against Boris Johnson

Green entrepreneur launches legal action against Boris Johnson

Dale Vince has threatened to take Boris Johnson to court to force him to confirm he will not allow a no-deal Brexit.

'Forget Yellowhammer - staying in EU is the best contingency plan'

'Forget Yellowhammer - staying in EU is the best contingency plan'

The government should consider staying in the EU rather than making no deal contingency plans, according to Lib Dem MP Christine Jardine.

What is in the Operation Yellowhammer document?

What is in the Operation Yellowhammer document?

Operation Yellowhammer, which outlines possible consequences of a no-deal Brexit, has warned of border delays and civil unrest.

Prime Minister denies lying to Queen to prorogue Parliament

Prime Minister denies lying to Queen to prorogue Parliament

Boris Johnson has denied lying to the Queen over the suspension of Parliament, insisting such claims were “absolutely not” true.

Dominic Grieve compares no deal consequences to natural disaster

Dominic Grieve compares no deal consequences to natural disaster

Tory Rebel Dominic Grieve likened the outcome of a no-deal Brexit to "a hurricane or a storm".

Operation Yellowhammer: PM urged to recall Parliament

Operation Yellowhammer: PM urged to recall Parliament

Pressure is mounting on Boris Johnson to return MPs to Parliament after the release of government dossier Operation Yellowhammer.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Boris Johnson knocks back Nigel Farage’s election pact

Boris Johnson knocks back Nigel Farage’s election pact

Downing Street has dismissed Nigel Farage’s offer to form a non-aggression pact with the Brexit Party at the next election.

Sinn Fein president slams PM's 'stupid' Brexit plan

Sinn Fein president slams PM's 'stupid' Brexit plan

Mary Lou McDonald accused Boris Johnson of following a Brexit “fantasy” and said his plan for leaving the EU is “immeasurably dangerous”.

Parliament suspension 'unlawful', court rules

Parliament suspension 'unlawful', court rules

A legal bid to challenge the prorogation of Parliament has succeeded at Scotland's highest civil court.

'Drop general election talk and get on with Brexit', says Labour MP

'Drop general election talk and get on with Brexit', says Labour MP

Stephen Kinnock said the only way to solve Brexit was to secure a deal, as his party's deputy leader pushes for a second referendum.

Andrea Leadsom: 'Next Speaker must not humiliate MPs'

Andrea Leadsom: 'Next Speaker must not humiliate MPs'

The cabinet minister revealed she was "pleased to hear" John Bercow was stepping down as Commons Speaker.

Tom Watson calls for second referendum before general election

Tom Watson calls for second referendum before general election

Jeremy Corbyn's deputy is set to urge his party to back holding a second referendum on Brexit before a general election takes place.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn warns Boris Johnson a general election ‘is coming’

Jeremy Corbyn warns Boris Johnson a general election ‘is coming’

He said a general election “is coming” but refused to accept the Prime Minister’s terms for a snap poll.

MPs form cross-party group to campaign for Brexit deal

MPs form cross-party group to campaign for Brexit deal

More than a dozen MPs, including former Conservative cabinet minister Rory Stewart and Labour MP Caroline Flint, have formed ‘MPs for a Deal’.

Kate Hoey: 'I will stay in Parliament until Brexit is delivered'

Kate Hoey: 'I will stay in Parliament until Brexit is delivered'

The Labour MP said she would consider staying on as an MP if Britain had still not left the EU at the next election.

Labour Party ‘failed to act’ on sexual harassment allegations

Labour Party ‘failed to act’ on sexual harassment allegations

Outgoing Labour MP John Mann accused his party of failing to act on issues of sexual harassment “and worse”.

Opinion: John Bercow was the most biased Speaker ever

Opinion: John Bercow was the most biased Speaker ever

Paul Staines, editor of political blog Guido Fawkes, responds to the resignation of the Speaker of the House of Commons.

Theresa May gives Brexit negotiator knighthood in farewell honours

Theresa May gives Brexit negotiator knighthood in farewell honours

The former PM has recognised key political aides as well as her sporting hero Geoffrey Boycott in her resignation honours list.

Julia Hartley-Brewer to MP: 'Ardent Brexiteer is not an insult'

Julia Hartley-Brewer to MP: 'Ardent Brexiteer is not an insult'

The talkRADIO host clashed with Labour MP Jack Dromey during a discussion about the outgoing Commons Speaker, John Bercow.

Andrew Bridgen: Parliament full of 'zombie politicians'

Andrew Bridgen: Parliament full of 'zombie politicians'

The Tory MP criticised politicians for “shenanigans and showmanship” after the political gridlock continued in Parliament last night.

PM will not delay Brexit ‘under any circumstances’

PM will not delay Brexit ‘under any circumstances’

The Treasury minister has said Boris Johnson will not ask for a Brexit extension, despite a law being passed that may require him to do so.

Prime Minister defeated in longest Commons session since Civil War

Prime Minister defeated in longest Commons session since Civil War

In the longest parliamentary session in recent history, Boris Johnson saw another defeat of his plan for an early general election.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Monday, September 9, 2019

Sammy Wilson: Ireland must consider where its future lies

Sammy Wilson: Ireland must consider where its future lies

He urged Irish premier Leo Varadkar to consider whether he would “rather no deal than no backstop” after a meeting with Boris Johnson.

Nigel Farage: Tory-Brexit Party pact would be ‘unstoppable’

Nigel Farage: Tory-Brexit Party pact would be ‘unstoppable’

The Brexit Party leader told Julia Hartley-Brewer that he would put "country before party" to resolve Brexit.

Brexit: Government loses another Commons vote

Brexit: Government loses another Commons vote

The government will now have to publish its plans for a no-deal Brexit.

MPs offered ‘last chance’ vote on general election

MPs offered ‘last chance’ vote on general election

The Prime Minister is expected to face another defeat in Parliament today, as he asks MPs to back a general election for the second time.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Friday, September 6, 2019

Tories face backlash after Jeremy Corbyn chicken advert

Tories face backlash after Jeremy Corbyn chicken advert

MPs have criticised the Conservatives for an advert depicting Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as a chicken.

PM is ‘a hostage in Downing Street’, says family friend

PM is ‘a hostage in Downing Street’, says family friend

A friend of the Johnson family has said the Prime Minister does not have the "courage of his conviction" for the Brexit he is promoting.

Boris Johnson’s ex-boss: 'He’s less fit to be PM than my Labrador'

Boris Johnson’s ex-boss: 'He’s less fit to be PM than my Labrador'

Sir Max Hastings accused the Prime Minister of being a “fantasist” and “completely self-obsessed”.

Former Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke denies assault charges

Former Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke denies assault charges

The Independent MP appeared in court to deny three counts of sexual assault against two women.

PM criticised for using police as 'backdrop' to Brexit speech

PM criticised for using police as 'backdrop' to Brexit speech

Police chiefs and MPs have criticised Boris Johnson for having 35 new police recruits stand behind him in a speech about Brexit.

Jacob Rees-Mogg issues apology to doctor opposed to no-deal Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg issues apology to doctor opposed to no-deal Brexit

The Tory MP compared Dr David Nicholl to a disgraced anti-vaxxer, after he spoke of his concerns regarding a no-deal Brexit.

Kate Hoey 'completely confused' by Labour policy

Kate Hoey 'completely confused' by Labour policy

The Labour MP called her own party's stance on Brexit "utter nonsense".

Sir Ed Davey: Democracy cannot have 'a gun to its head'

Sir Ed Davey: Democracy cannot have 'a gun to its head'

The Liberal Democrat MP said his party would only support a general election once a no-deal Brexit was “off the table”.

Ann Widdecombe will back PM if he sticks to Brexit deadline

Ann Widdecombe will back PM if he sticks to Brexit deadline

She said the Brexit Party would support Boris Johnson as long as he kept his promise to leave the European Union on October 31.

Jeremy Corbyn 'does not trust the public', says cabinet minister

Jeremy Corbyn 'does not trust the public', says cabinet minister

Alok Sharma urged Labour to support a general election when it is put to the House of Commons for a second time on Monday.

Boris Johnson heads to Scotland on election trail

Boris Johnson heads to Scotland on election trail

He will visit a farm in Aberdeenshire and announce an extra £51.4 million for Scottish farmers over the next two years.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Second motion for general election scheduled

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Second motion for general election scheduled

Jacob Rees-Mogg has confirmed a second attempt to get MPs to back an early general election will take place on Monday.

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