Politics

Monday, December 3, 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018

Nigel Farage: 'Gerard Batten must stop focusing on Islam and obsessing over Tommy Robinson'

Nigel Farage: 'Gerard Batten must stop focusing on Islam and obsessing over Tommy Robinson'

Nigel Farage: 'Gerard Batten must stop obsessing over Tommy Robinson'

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage tells Julia Hartley-Brewer that he is concerned about current leader Gerard Batten's involvement with Tommy Robinson

Dominic Grieve predicts Tories would 'unite' behind Theresa May in no confidence vote

Dominic Grieve predicts Tories would 'unite' behind Theresa May in no confidence vote

Dominic Grieve predicts Tories would 'unite' behind May in no confidence vote

Former Attorney General Dominic Grieve says he would not vote against the Prime Minister if a no confidence vote in Theresa May was triggered

Irish backstop a 'bad outcome' for the UK, Theresa May secretly warned

Irish backstop a 'bad outcome' for the UK, Theresa May secretly warned

Irish backstop a 'bad outcome' for the UK, Theresa May secretly warned

Chief Brexit adviser Olly Robbins reportedly wrote to Theresa May warning the Irish border backstop would be a 'bad outcome'

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Saturday, December 1, 2018

UKIP leader’s appointment of Tommy Robinson poses ‘security risk’, claims MEP

UKIP leader’s appointment of Tommy Robinson poses ‘security risk’, claims MEP

UKIP leader’s appointment of Tommy Robinson poses ‘security risk’, claims MEP

A British MEP has warned that Tommy Robinson – real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon – poses a potential “security risk” to the European Parliament after being appointed as a personal advisor to UKIP’s leader Gerard Batten.

Universities minister resigns over Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Universities minister resigns over Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Universities minister resigns over Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Universities Minister Sam Gyimah has resigned from his role as Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, describing the Prime Minister’s deal as giving us the UK’s ‘voice and vote’.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018

Exclusive: John McDonnell begins to prepare for Treasury takeover in case of 'government collapse' over Brexit deal vote

Exclusive: John McDonnell begins to prepare for Treasury takeover in case of 'government collapse' over Brexit deal vote

Exclusive: John McDonnell prepares for Treasury takeover in case of election

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has written to Treasury Secretary Tom Scholar asking for an urgent meeting in case the government collapses over Brexit deal

Migration figures 'not looking good for a government that wants to reduce migration'

Migration figures 'not looking good for a government that wants to reduce migration'

Migration figures 'not looking good for a government that wants to reduce migra

Migration Watch spokesman Neil Anderson comments on non-EU migration being at its highest level since 2004

Labour supporting a second referendum would alienate working class voters, says Labour Leave chair

Labour supporting a second referendum would alienate working class voters, says Labour Leave chair

Labour supporting a second referendum would 'alienate working class voters'

Brendan Chilton of Labour Leave told Julia Hartley-Brewer that Labour should not support a second Brexit referendum

Lord Adonis responds to #VicarGate: 'I wish to appear on Newsnight to represent the Church of the Unicorns for Brexit'

Lord Adonis responds to #VicarGate: 'I wish to appear on Newsnight to represent the Church of the Unicorns for Brexit'

Lord Adonis on #VicarGate: 'I represent the Church of the Unicorns for Brexit'

Lord Andrew Adonis criticised the BBC for their choice of Newsnight panellist - an unconventional pastor and actor, Lynn Hayter

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Sir Vince Cable: 'Theresa May's no-deal threats are scaremongering of the worst kind'

Sir Vince Cable: 'Theresa May's no-deal threats are scaremongering of the worst kind'

Vince Cable: Theresa May's no-deal threats 'scaremongering of the worst kind'

Sir Vince Cable has criticised the Prime Minister's assertion that she'll step up no-deal preparations if MPs refuse to back her Brexit deal

#VicarGate: Did Newsnight get an actor to pose as Brexiteer pastor guest Lynn Hayter?

Did Newsnight get an actor to pose as Brexiteer pastor guest Lynn Hayter?

Social media users have accused Newsnight of hiring an actor to participate in a Brexit debate. The BBC denies the claims

Leave Means Leave chair: 'If Conservatives don't deliver on Brexit, Corbyn could win the next election'

Leave Means Leave chair: 'If Conservatives don't deliver on Brexit, Corbyn could win the next election'

Leave Means Leave chair: 'Breaking Brexit promises could put Corbyn in power'

John Longworth of Leave Means Leave tells James Whale that if the Conservative party presses on with Theresa May's deal, Jeremy Corbyn could take power

John McDonnell: ‘I thought Remain would win the referendum'

John McDonnell: ‘I thought Remain would win the referendum'

John McDonnell: ‘I thought Remain would win the referendum'

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has said that he “could palpably feel the vote was gone” for Remain before the EU Referendum result was in.

Labour MP tells House of Commons he is HIV positive because he felt 'a duty' ahead of World AIDS Day

Labour MP reveals to House of Commons he is HIV positive because he felt 'a duty' ahead of World AIDS Day

Labour MP reveals he is HIV positive because he felt 'a duty'

Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle has revealed to the House of Commons that he is HIV positive ahead of World AIDS Day on Saturday.

Former Brexit Secretaries Dominic Raab and David Davis win award for ‘Cabinet Resignation of the Year’

Former Brexit Secretaries Dominic Raab and David Davis win award for ‘Cabinet Resignation of the Year’

Dominic Raab and David Davis win award for ‘Cabinet Resignation of the Year'

Former Brexit Secretaries Dominic Raab and David Davis have won an award for the best ‘Cabinet Resignation of the Year’.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Matt Hancock struggles to describe how the NHS would benefit from Brexit

Matt Hancock struggles to describe how the NHS would benefit from Brexit

Matt Hancock struggles to describe how the NHS would benefit from Brexit

When asked by MP Luciana Berger what the benefits of leaving the EU would be for the NHS, Health Secretary Matt Hancock appeared to struggle to give an answer

Prime Minister's Questions: Tory rebellion and Theresa May's 'weekend shopping list'

Prime Minister's Questions: Tory rebellion and Theresa May's 'weekend shopping list'

Prime Minister's Questions: Tory rebellion and Theresa May's 'shopping list'

What happened in today's PMQs? Political Editor Ross Kempsell breaks down the key moments in the House of Commons.

Theresa May ‘will take no lectures’ from Corbyn who has seen '100 frontbench resignations'

Theresa May ‘will take no lectures’ from Corbyn who has seen '100 frontbench resignations'

Theresa May 'will take no lectures’ from Corbyn who has seen '100 resignations'

The Prime Minister has said she will take “no lectures” from Jeremy Corbyn after he told her to “make way” for an alternative Brexit plan.

Sammy Wilson

Theresa May has 'united' Brexiteers and Remainers with Brexit deal, says Sammy Wilson

Theresa May has 'united' Brexiteers and Remainers with Brexit deal

The DUP's Brexit spokesman has claimed the Prime Minister has "united all sides" against her Brexit deal.

Theresa May

Peter Bone MP: Theresa May's deal will 'not end Brexit'

Peter Bone MP: Theresa May's deal will 'not end Brexit'

The Conservative MP has branded Theresa May's Brexit deal a "phallacy", and claimed it does not deliver on the outcome of the EU referendum.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

NHS chief warns MPs no-deal precautions need to start before Christmas

NHS chief warns MPs no-deal precautions need to start before Christmas

NHS chief warns MPs no-deal precautions need to start before Christmas

The NHS will need to start implementing some emergency preparations before Christmas if there is a no-deal Brexit, in order to be ready for leaving the European Union in March, MPs have been warned.

Boris Johnson tells Theresa May to debate ‘someone who believes in Brexit’

Boris Johnson tells Theresa May to debate ‘someone who believes in Brexit’

Boris Johnson tells Theresa May to debate ‘someone who believes in Brexit’

Boris Johnson has challenged Theresa May to hold a televised debate with “someone who believes in Brexit”, saying there is “no point” in the proposed debate with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Anti-Brexit campaigners flood Parliament to protest Theresa May's Brexit deal

Anti-Brexit campaigners sign their names on 'battle bus' in protest of Brexit deal

Anti-Brexit campaigners sign their names on 'battle bus' in Brexit deal protest

Over 150 young people have signed their names on a campaign bus to protext the Brexit deal and call for a People’s Vote.

Theresa May

Lord Digby Jones says he will only support Brexit deal if backstop clause is 'revoked'

Lord Digby Jones will support Brexit deal if backstop clause is 'revoked'

Brexiteer Lord Digby Jones has said he will only support Theresa May's deal if the backstop clause "is revoked".

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg: 'Leaving without a deal is nothing to be frightened of'

Jacob Rees-Mogg: No-deal Brexit 'nothing to be frightened of'

The Conservative MP claimed a no-deal Brexit would give the UK "advantages" it would not have under the Prime Minister's Brexit deal.

Lord Adonis

Lord Adonis: Theresa May's Brexit deal will leave UK in a 'zombie limbo state'

Lord Adonis: Theresa May's Brexit deal will leave UK in a 'zombie limbo state'

The Labour peer has claimed Theresa May's divisive Brexit deal will leave the UK in a "zombie limbo state", and in a cycle of "endless negotiations" with the EU.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Monday, November 26, 2018

Theresa May admits she was wrong to say Brexit would stop EU workers ‘jumping the queue’

Theresa May admits she was wrong to say Brexit would stop EU workers ‘jumping the queue’

May admits she was wrong to say Brexit would stop EU workers ‘jumping the queue'

Theresa May has said she used the wrong language when she told business leaders her post-Brexit immigration plans would stop EU workers being able to "jump the queue".

UK will not participate in a European army, says Defence Secretary

UK will not participate in a European army, says Defence Secretary

UK will not participate in a European army, says Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has dismissed suggestions the UK could join a European army.

Theresa May’s deal will leave the UK in the ‘worst of all worlds’, claims Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn: Theresa May’s deal will leave the UK in the ‘worst of all worlds’

Jeremy Corbyn: Theresa May’s deal will leave the UK in the ‘worst of all worlds’

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has claimed that the Prime Minister’s EU Withdrawal Agreement would leave the UK in the “worst of all worlds”.

Brexit Secretary admits Theresa May faces a ‘challenging vote’ on her Brexit deal

Brexit Secretary admits Theresa May faces a ‘challenging vote’ on her Brexit deal

Brexit Secretary admits May faces a ‘challenging vote’ on her Brexit deal

Theresa May faces a "challenging vote" when her Brexit deal is put before MPs, the new Brexit secretary has admitted, as the EU's top official warned that the only alternative was leaving without one at all.

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Dominic Raab: The UK is ‘being blackmailed and bullied into a flawed’ Brexit deal

Dominic Raab: The UK is ‘being blackmailed and bullied’ into May's Brexit deal

The former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has described the Prime Minister’s deal as “flawed”, adding that it “suffocates” the opportunities of free trade that Brexit brings.

Kate Hoey MP

Kate Hoey MP: I'm starting to believe Brexit deal 'conspiracy theories'

Kate Hoey MP: I'm starting to believe Brexit deal 'conspiracy theories'

The Labour MP told Julia Hartley-Brewer she was starting to believe "conspiracy theories" that the Brexit deal was "planned from the beginning".

Theresa May

Will the Brexit deal get through the House of Commons?

Will the Brexit deal get through the House of Commons?

Now EU leaders have endorsed the Brexit deal, what is the likelihood of it being voted through by MPs?

Theresa May

Theresa May to tell MPs there's 'no better deal available' in push for support

Theresa May to tell MPs there's 'no alternative' to Brexit deal

Theresa May will try to persuade MPs to back her Brexit plan in the House of Commons by saying there is no "better deal" available.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Donald Tusk recommends EU leaders accept Brexit deal - but Theresa May still faces opposition at home

Donald Tusk recommends EU leaders accept Brexit deal - but Theresa May still faces opposition at home

Donald Tusk recommends EU leaders accept Brexit deal

Theresa May will meet EU leaders in Brussels, and Donald Tusk has recommended that the deal is accepted. But the Prime Minister still faces opposition at home

Ann Widdecombe on Brexit: 'We don't need concessions from the EU - just get on with it!"

Ann Widdecombe on Brexit: Theresa May should 'just get on with it'

Ann Widdecombe tells Dan Wootton that the Prime Minister has 'lost sight' of the fact that the UK will leave the EU as she tries to secure support from Brussels

Friday, November 23, 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018

Weekly news round-up

News round-up: The week's top stories (17-23 Nov)

News round-up: The week's top stories (17-23 Nov)

In this week's news, Sainsbury's announced it would start selling edible insects and the future of the UK's relationship with the EU post-Brexit was agreed.

Damian Hinds

Damian Hinds: MPs don't need to 'love every line' of Brexit deal

Damian Hinds: MPs don't need to 'love every line' of Brexit deal

The education secretary has called for MPs to think about the Brexit deal as "a package" if it goes through to Parliament, claiming they don't need to "love every line".

Tommy Robinson

Tommy Robinson appointed as special adviser to UKIP leader Gerard Batten

Tommy Robinson appointed as special adviser to UKIP leader

The controversial activist will advise UKIP's Gerard Batten on on rape gangs and prison reform.

Theresa May in Brussels

Brexit deal is a 'country mile from what people voted for', says Owen Paterson MP

Owen Paterson MP: Brexit deal is a 'country mile from what people voted for'

The Conservative MP has warned that not delivering the Brexit "people voted for" would result in "shock and disillusion with the whole political establishment".

'Noteworthy' that 'quite a few' perpetrators of terror attacks were known to MI5, says Dominic Grieve

'Noteworthy' that 'quite a few' perpetrators of terror attacks were known to MI5

Dominic Grieve has said it is "noteworthy" that a number of perpetrators behind terror attacks in the UK last year were already known to MI5.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Boris Johnson could face private prosecution over £350 Vote Leave claim

Boris Johnson could face private prosecution over £350m Vote Leave claim

Boris Johnson could face private prosecution over £350m Vote Leave claim

Boris Johnson has been warned he faces private prosecution over the infamous claim – put on a Vote Leave bus during the EU referendum - that the UK sends £350 million a week to Brussels.

UK could remain in extended Brexit transition period until 2022

UK could remain in extended Brexit transition period until 2022

UK could remain in extended Brexit transition period until 2022

The UK could remain tied to the European Union rules and continue paying into Brussels’ budget until the end of 2022.

Michael Gove

Game of Goves: Is Michael Gove compatible with Game of Thrones 'soulmate' Tyrion Lannister?

Is Michael Gove compatible with Game of Thrones 'soulmate' Tyrion Lannister?

Michael Gove tweeted that he had been paired with Tyrion Lannister in a 'Who's your Game of Thrones soulmate?' quiz. We look at whether the couple are truly compatible.

Theresa May

Theresa May says Brexit deal 'delivers for the whole UK family' after Brussels breakthrough

Theresa May: Brexit deal 'delivers for the whole UK family'

Delivering a statement outside Downing Street, the Prime Minister said her Brexit deal "delivers for the whole UK family".

Robert Halfon: 'I've written to Father Christmas asking for Brexit to be over'

Robert Halfon: 'I've written to Father Christmas asking for Brexit to be over'

Robert Halfon MP told Julia Hartley-Brewer that he won't vote for Theresa May's Brexit deal, but that he hasn't submitted a letter of no confidence in the Prime Minister

Ben Bradshaw MP: It is either Theresa May’s deal or no Brexit as MPs will stop ‘catastrophic’ no-deal Brexit

Ben Bradshaw MP: 'A People's Vote is growing more likely by the day'

Ben Bradshaw MP: 'A People's Vote is growing more likely by the day'

Labour MP Ben Bradshaw has said that there are only two options for leaving the European Union; the Prime Minister’s deal or no Brexit, because MPs will stop the “catastrophe” of a no deal Brexit.

Donald Tusk

Document outlining UK's future relationship with EU has been 'agreed', says European Council president

UK-EU future relationship blueprint has been 'agreed', says Donald Tusk

A document outlining the future relationship of the UK and the EU has been "agreed in principle", the president of the European Council has announced.

Matthew Hedges

Jailing of British academic is an 'utter disaster' for UK-UAE relations, says Crispin Blunt MP

Crispin Blunt: Jailing of British academic is a 'disaster' for UK-UAE relations

The Conservative MP has said the jailing of Matthew Hedges could result in a breakdown of the mutual defence treaty between the UK and the United Arab Emirates.

Pharmacy

There's an 'awful lot of work' to do to keep medicine flowing in event of no-deal Brexit, says Matt Hancock

There's 'a lot of work to do' to keep medicine flowing in case of no-deal Brexit

The health secretary has claimed there is an "awful lot of work" to do in order to ensure an "unhindered supply of drugs" in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Damian Hinds

MPs draw up a 'bucket list' for schoolchildren

Ministers develop a 'bucket list' for schoolchildren

Pupils will be encouraged to climb trees, knit, stargaze and learn to ride a horse in a new initiative being drawn up by MPs.

Matthew Hedges

United Arab Emirates jailing British student for life is 'absurd', claims Tom Tugendhat MP

United Arab Emirates jailing Briton for life is 'absurd', says Tom Tugendhat MP

The chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee has said the UAE sentencing student Matthew Hedges for life is "absurd" and "quite clearly a mistake".

Brexit Protest

John Redwood MP: 'I haven't heard a single no-deal scare story I believe'

John Redwood MP: 'I haven't heard a single no-deal scare story I believe'

The Conservative MP said he does not believe "a single scare story" about what would happen to the UK in the case of a no-deal Brexit.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Theresa May

Prime Minister's Questions: Cutting away EU tentacles and pushing the delete button

Prime Minister's Questions: EU tentacles and pushing the delete button

What happened in today's PMQs? Political editor Ross Kempsell breaks down the key moments in the House of Commons.

David Davies MP

Conservative MP urges colleagues to abandon reforms on gender laws

Conservative MP urges colleagues to abandon reforms on gender laws

The Conservative MP for Monmouth claimed the debate around gender had been conducted without "proper consideration" and in an "atmosphere of menace".

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