Politics

Friday, October 4, 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019

PM will seek Brexit delay if no deal reached, court told

PM will seek Brexit delay if no deal reached, court told

A Scottish court has seen government documents that confirm the Prime Minister accepts legislation that may require him to delay Brexit.

Rory Stewart runs for Mayor of London

Rory Stewart runs for Mayor of London

He has resigned from the Conservative Party and said he will stand as an independent candidate for Mayor.

Boris Johnson faces further legal battles over Brexit

Boris Johnson faces further legal battles over Brexit

He could face two more legal showdowns to force a Brexit extension should he fail to secure a deal by October 19.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Boris Johnson: Brexit plan goes 'extra mile as time runs short'

Boris Johnson: Brexit plan goes 'extra mile as time runs short'

The Prime Minister says his Brexit plan is a "genuine attempt to bridge the chasm" with the EU.

Annunziata Rees-Mogg: 'Give PM’s Brexit plans a chance'

Annunziata Rees-Mogg: 'Give PM’s Brexit plans a chance'

She was awaiting further details before deciding whether to support Boris Johnson’s new Brexit proposals.

Boris Johnson ready for 10 days of ‘intensive Brexit discussions’

Boris Johnson ready for 10 days of ‘intensive Brexit discussions’

He said he was confident he could pass a new Brexit deal, despite having “very little time” left before he has pledged to leave.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Prime Minister to request second Parliament suspension

Prime Minister to request second Parliament suspension

Downing Street has said the PM will request the prorogation of Parliament for a second time after the first attempt was ruled unlawful.

PM’s Brexit deal ‘positive but problematic’, says Brussels

PM’s Brexit deal ‘positive but problematic’, says Brussels

Boris Johnson has today written to the president of the European Commission to outline his alternative plans to the Irish backstop.

Diane Abbott demands apology over language debate

Diane Abbott demands apology over language debate

The Foreign Secretary called for "zero tolerance" of abuse against MPs as he faced questions from the shadow home secretary in Parliament.

Boris Johnson ridicules ‘on the blink’ Parliament at conference

Boris Johnson ridicules ‘on the blink’ Parliament at conference

He attacked the Parliament he no longer controls in his headline speech to close the Conservative Party conference.

Liz Truss: Trade deals could be locked in ‘within months’

Liz Truss: Trade deals could be locked in ‘within months’

She said can make a deal with allies including Australia, Japan and the United States “within months” once Britain leaves the EU.

James Cleverly: New Brexit deal will ‘flush out’ remainer MPs

James Cleverly: New Brexit deal will ‘flush out’ remainer MPs

He said forthcoming Brexit proposals will show which MPs are trying to prevent Britain leaving the European Union.

Boris Johnson outlines final Brexit plan

Boris Johnson outlines final Brexit plan

He is offering the Conservative Party faithful a pledge to “get Brexit done” because voters are “desperate” to focus on other issues.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Priti Patel: We will end free movement ‘once and for all’

Priti Patel: We will end free movement ‘once and for all’

The Home Secretary has announced proposals for an new points-based immigration system during her key note speech that Conservative Party conference.

Tory conference on lockdown after MP clashes with security

Tory conference on lockdown after MP clashes with security

A senior Tory MP clashed with security at the Conservative Party conference, prompting a lockdown of part of the venue.

Sajid Javid slams no-deal Brexit ‘scaremongering’

Sajid Javid slams no-deal Brexit ‘scaremongering’

He said opposition parties have “made up” warnings the government would be forced to slash public spending in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Jacob Rees-Mogg: EU law overrules Benn Act

Jacob Rees-Mogg: EU law overrules Benn Act

He said Article 50 and European Union law supersedes the Benn Act, which prevents a no-deal Brexit.

Boris Johnson tells talkRADIO he will ‘obey the law’ on Benn Act

Boris Johnson tells talkRADIO he will ‘obey the law’ on Benn Act

He told talkRADIO he would “stick to the constitution” ahead of an October 19 Brexit deal deadline.

Peter Dowd: PM’s rumoured Irish solution is ‘fantasy’

Peter Dowd: PM’s rumoured Irish solution is ‘fantasy’

He said any Conservative move to announce a Brexit breakthrough at its party conference would be inappropriate.

Britain could present Brexit plans to EU tomorrow

Britain could present Brexit plans to EU tomorrow

Boris Johnson could set out his European Union withdrawal plans as early as Wednesday once the Conservative Party conference wraps up.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019

Sajid Javid speech: 'Infrastructure revolution' and Brexit delivery

Sajid Javid speech: 'Infrastructure revolution' and Brexit delivery

The Chancellor laid out his spending plans at the Tory Party conference and committed to delivering Brexit by the October 31 deadline.

Tensions high at Manchester Tory conference

Tensions high at Manchester Tory conference

One delegate was approached by a woman who offered to pay for his train ticket home after noticing his blue lanyard.

Tory conference: Health Secretary plans £13bn for 40 new hospitals

Tory conference: Health Secretary plans £13bn for 40 new hospitals

Matt Hancock has promised to build 40 new hospitals over the next 10 years in the "biggest programme in a generation".

Sir Graham Brady: Those delaying Brexit are ‘damaging business’

Sir Graham Brady: Those delaying Brexit are ‘damaging business’

Sir Graham Brady has said Brexit delay is "damaging business" as opposition leaders meet for further talks to prevent no deal.

Richard Tice: Government ‘puppets’ will not meet Brexit deadline

Richard Tice: Government ‘puppets’ will not meet Brexit deadline

The Brexit Party Chairman has said in "reality", Britain will not leave the EU by October 31 as Number 10 continues to reject a party pact.

Tories defend PM’s private life as party conference gets underway

Tories defend PM’s private life as party conference gets underway

Downing Street has denied new allegations surrounding the Prime Minister's private life as Conservative MPs attend the party conference.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Friday, September 27, 2019

Man, 36, charged after disturbance at office of Jess Phillips MP

Man, 36, charged after disturbance at office of Jess Phillips MP

A man has been charged with a Section 5 public order offence after a disturbance outside the office of Birmingham Yardley MP Jess Phillips.

PM to reveal details of Jennifer Arcuri relationship

PM to reveal details of Jennifer Arcuri relationship

Boris Johnson will give details of his connection to a US businesswoman to the London Assembly, amid conflict of interest allegations.

Tory MP defends 'blackface' and admits dressing up as James Brown

Tory MP defends 'blackface' and admits dressing up as James Brown

Sir Desmond Swayne has insisted that using makeup to darken skin for fancy dress purposes is an "acceptable bit of fun".

Lord Heseltine: Boris Johnson's government is 'ruthless'

Lord Heseltine: Boris Johnson's government is 'ruthless'

The ex-Conservative deputy Prime Minister said the government "will stop at nothing" to push through their policies.

Alok Sharma: Tory conference will be ‘positive and uplifting’

Alok Sharma: Tory conference will be ‘positive and uplifting’

The cabinet minister insisted the Conservative Party conference will go ahead despite MPs rejecting a parliamentary recess.

Dominic Cummings: Voters’ anger ‘not surprising’

Dominic Cummings: Voters’ anger ‘not surprising’

The senior adviser to the Prime Minister has said MPs will stop getting abuse if they respect the result of the EU referendum.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Jo Cox's sister: 'It's fine to passionately disagree'

Jo Cox's sister: 'It's fine to passionately disagree'

Kim Leadbeater said it was fine for politicians to "passionately disagree", but that they must carry out their debates on a "human level".

MPs reject request for Commons break during Tory conference

MPs reject request for Commons break during Tory conference

A government request for a three-day Parliamentary recess during next week's Conservative Party conference has been rejected by MPs.

Labour MP and Piers Morgan embroiled in Jo Cox row

Labour MP and Piers Morgan embroiled in Jo Cox row

Neil Coyle MP called the television presenter a "waste of space, air and skin" in a heated Twitter spat.

Opinion: The Attorney General made me see red

Opinion: The Attorney General made me see red

Labour MP Barry Sheerman reflects on his passionate outburst at Attorney General Geoffrey Cox in the Commons yesterday.

James Cleverly: MPs have said 'a whole load worse' than PM

James Cleverly: MPs have said 'a whole load worse' than PM

The MP said it was "ridiculous" to single out Boris Johnson's language, when MPs from other parties had said "a whole load worse".

Outrage as PM claims Brexit is ‘best way’ to honour murdered Jo Cox

Outrage as PM claims Brexit is ‘best way’ to honour murdered Jo Cox

MPs across the House called for Parliament to moderate its language in a heated night in the Commons.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Why are MPs talking about Hacker House?

Why are MPs talking about Hacker House?

Boris Johnson has been accused of failing to declare a conflict of interest after government funding went to his friend's tech firms. Here's all you need to know.

Darren Grimes: ‘Democracy died’ with Supreme Court ruling

Darren Grimes: ‘Democracy died’ with Supreme Court ruling

Brexit activist Darren Grimes said he is concerned by the possible "politicisation of our judiciary".

Parliament: Emily Thornberry apologises for 'Taliban' remark

Parliament: Emily Thornberry apologises for 'Taliban' remark

The MP faced criticism for calling the Liberal Democrats “kind of Taliban” over their demand to cancel Brexit.

Call referendum tomorrow and Brexit will be 'done in four months'

Call referendum tomorrow and Brexit will be 'done in four months'

Dominic Grieve has insisted that a second referendum is the only way to move forward through the Brexit impasse.

Nigel Farage: Supreme Court ruling has 'united remain'

Nigel Farage: Supreme Court ruling has 'united remain'

The Brexit Party leader has said the Supreme Court ruling over the prorogation of Parliament has made a Halloween Brexit "much less likely".

MPs to return to Westminster after landmark ruling

MPs to return to Westminster after landmark ruling

MPs will return the benches of the House of Commons this morning after Boris Johnson's prorogation was deemed "void and of no effect".

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Corbyn speech: Labour leader demands PM's resignation

Corbyn speech: Labour leader demands PM's resignation

Jeremy Corbyn has called for Boris Johnson to resign after the Supreme Court found his decision to suspend Parliament unlawful.

‘Historic times’: Politicians react to Supreme Court ruling

‘Historic times’: Politicians react to Supreme Court ruling

Politicians from across the political spectrum have reacted to an historic ruling that said the PM's Parliament suspension was unlawful.

Labour conference jubilant after Supreme Court ruling

Labour conference jubilant after Supreme Court ruling

Delegates hugged each other as news of the ruling reached the Brighton-based conference.

MPs respond to Supreme Court ruling with Commons selfies

MPs respond to Supreme Court ruling with Commons selfies

The Supreme Court has ruled that Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament was unlawful and MPs have shared their reaction on social media.

Labour conference cut short after Speaker recalls Parliament

Labour conference cut short after Speaker recalls Parliament

John Bercow has notified party leaders that the House of Commons will sit tomorrow, causing Labour MPs to leave their annual conference early.

Parliament suspension unlawful, Supreme Court rules

Parliament suspension unlawful, Supreme Court rules

The Supreme Court has made an historic decision and ruled that Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament was unlawful.

Andrea Leadsom: Labour’s neutral position ‘actually a joke’

Andrea Leadsom: Labour’s neutral position ‘actually a joke’

The Business Secretary has called Labour's neutral stance over Brexit a "joke", adding that they "cannot simply sit on the fence".

Boris Johnson ‘not nervous’ ahead of Supreme Court ruling

Boris Johnson ‘not nervous’ ahead of Supreme Court ruling

The Supreme Court will make its decision this morning over the legality of the Prime Minister's suspension of Parliament.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Monday, September 23, 2019

Labour Party conference votes to remain neutral on Brexit

Labour Party conference votes to remain neutral on Brexit

Labour conference delegates have backed Jeremy Corbyn's stance on staying neutral on Brexit until after an election.

Diane Abbott 'looking forward' to Home Secretary role

Diane Abbott 'looking forward' to Home Secretary role

The Labour MP said she was confident that her party could win an election, and that she was "looking forward" to implementing new policies.

John McDonnell brands Lib Dems ‘extreme right-wing austerity party’

John McDonnell brands Lib Dems ‘extreme right-wing austerity party’

The shadow chancellor has slammed the Lib Dems as an "extreme right-wing austerity party", saying their Brexit policy is "unacceptable".

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