Politics

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Leave Voter

Mark Francois: MPs forget they are 'servants of the people'

Mark Francois: MPs forget they are 'servants of the people'

The Conservative MP said that some politicians believed they were "cleverer" than the people who elected them.

Matt-Brenda

Matt Hancock: 'I feel like Brenda in Bristol!'

Matt Hancock: 'I feel like Brenda in Bristol!'

The health secretary said he felt like viral sensation Brenda from Bristol when thinking about the prospect of another general election.

Ian Blackford

We 'have to be prepared' to cancel Brexit, says Ian Blackford

We 'have to be prepared' to cancel Brexit, says Ian Blackford

The politician revealed he would move a motion to cancel Brexit if no-deal was on the table.

Kate Hoey

Kate Hoey: 'We're in a situation where Brexit is threatened'

Kate Hoey: 'We're in a situation where Brexit is threatened'

The co-chair of Labour Leave said the outcome of last night's Commons vote - in which MPs voted to take control of the Brexit process - has "threatened" the UK's chances of leaving the EU.

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: MPs vote to take control of Brexit process

Brexit briefing: MPs vote to take control of Brexit process

Theresa May's Brexit strategy is in disarray after MPs voted to wrest control of the process from the hands of ministers.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Monday, March 25, 2019

Home Office accused of funding pro-paedophilia group

Home Office accused of funding pro-paedophilia group

The Home Office channelled £30,000 to a paedophilia advocacy organisation in the late 1970s, according to a former civil servant.

Theresa May: still no 'support' for meaningful vote

Theresa May: still no 'support' for meaningful vote

Theresa May has told MPs that there is not sufficient support to pass a third meaningful vote on her Brexit deal.

John Whittingdale: I could support Boris Johnson or Dominic Raab for leader

John Whittingdale: I could support Boris Johnson or Dominic Raab for leader

Conservative MP John Whittingdale has said Eurosceptic MPs could support Boris Johnson or Domic Raab to replace Theresa May.

Anti-EU protesters

Crispin Blunt MP: ‘Huge fallacy’ to say no-deal will be catastrophic

Crispin Blunt MP: ‘Huge fallacy’ to say no-deal will be catastrophic

Claiming there will be negative consequences of leaving the EU without a deal is “total rubbish” according to Conservative MP Crispin Blunt.

Hilary Benn: People deserve ‘real choices’ not ‘peddled’ fantasies

Hilary Benn: People deserve ‘real choices’ over Brexit not ‘peddled’ fantasies

Hilary Benn: People deserve ‘real choices’ over Brexit not ‘peddled’ fantasies

The chairman of the Brexit select committee has said that MPs need to be “honest” with the British people about Brexit so that they have “real choices” rather than “peddled” fantasies.

Andrew Bridgen MP: ‘We need a new Conservative leader’

Andrew Bridgen MP: ‘We need a new Conservative leader’

Andrew Bridgen MP: ‘We need a new Conservative leader’

Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen has said that the Conservatives need a new “leader who is a Brexiteer”.

People’s Vote march is ‘shift in the mood of the public’

People’s Vote march is ‘shift in the mood of the public’

People’s Vote march is ‘shift in the mood of the public’

Independent Group MP Mike Gapes has said the People’s Vote march shows “a shift in the mood of the public” after hundreds of thousands of protesters marched through London on Saturday.

Nigel Lawson: Theresa May ‘most incompetent prime minister in living memory’

Nigel Lawson: Theresa May ‘most incompetent prime minister in living memory’

Nigel Lawson: Theresa May ‘most incompetent prime minister in living memory’

Conservative peer Nigel Lawson has described Theresa May as the “most incompetent prime minister in living memory” amid reports that cabinet ministers are planning a “coup” to oust her as leader.

Brexit latest: Cabinet ministers dismiss reports of ‘coup’ against Theresa May

Brexit latest: Cabinet ministers dismiss reports of ‘coup’ against Theresa May

Brexit latest: Cabinet ministers dismiss reports of ‘coup’ against Theresa May

Two senior ministers have dismissed reports of a "coup" to oust the prime minister as Theresa May is expected to convene her Cabinet on Monday morning.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Saturday, March 23, 2019

People's Vote

Hundreds of thousands take part in People's Vote march

Hundreds of thousands take part in People's Vote march

Hundreds of thousands of people have gathered in central London today to urge the government to give the public another vote on Brexit.   

Friday, March 22, 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019

Vince Cable: Lib Dems will ‘do exceptionally well’ in next general election

Vince Cable: Lib Dems will ‘do exceptionally well’ in next general election

Vince Cable: Lib Dems will ‘do exceptionally well’ in next general election

The Liberal Democrat leader has said that he expects the party to “do exceptionally well” in the next general election.

Nigel Farage to take over as Brexit Party leader

Nigel Farage to take over as Brexit Party leader

Nigel Farage to take over as Brexit Party leader

Nigel Farage is set to take over as the leader of the newly-formed Brexit Party.

John Bercow

Bercow: ‘The ERG are not the National Front’

Bercow: ‘The ERG are not the National Front’

John Bercow has defended the European Research Group after BBC presenter James Naughtie claimed they were like France’s National Front.

Theresa May faces criticism over knife crime summit date

Theresa May faces criticism over knife crime summit date

Theresa May faces criticism over knife crime summit date

Theresa May was accused of breaking a promise to knife crime victims over the time taken to organise a Downing Street summit.

Nigel Farage: ‘Revoke Article 50’ petition is ‘Russian collusion’

Nigel Farage: ‘Revoke Article 50’ petition is ‘Russian collusion’

Nigel Farage: ‘Revoke Article 50’ petition is ‘Russian collusion’

Nigel Farage has suggested that there was “Russian collusion” among the 3,153,000 people who have signed the “Revoke Article 50” petition.

People's Vote campaign

Mike Graham accuses Alastair Campbell of being 'metropolitan elite'

Mike Graham accuses Alastair Campbell of being 'metropolitan elite'

People’s Vote campaigner Alastair Campbell clashed with Mike Graham over accusations that the campaign is for members of the "metropolitan elite".

Theresa May

Leadership election will come ‘sooner rather than later’

Leadership election will come ‘sooner rather than later’

Dominic Raab’s former special adviser has said he believes a Conservative leadership election is likely.

Taxis

MPs told to share taxis home amid fears of Brexit riots

MPs told to share taxis home amid fears of Brexit riots

Politicians have been advised to share taxis home amid fears of Brexit-related attacks.

Christopher Davies

Tory MP admits submitting false expenses invoices

Tory MP admits submitting false expenses invoices

Tory MP Christopher Davies has admitted submitting two false expenses invoices. 

David Van Day

80's pop star elected as Conservative councillor in Essex

80's pop star elected as Conservative councillor in Essex

David Van Day has been elected as a local councillor in Thurrock, receiving 773 votes.

Brexit

Julia and Tom Brake clash over Brexit terminology

Julia and Tom Brake clash over Brexit terminology

The breakfast show host refused to let the politician describe a no-deal Brexit as "crashing out" of the EU.

Brexit

Sir Bernard Jenkin: EU 'unaccountable' and 'out of touch'

Sir Bernard Jenkin: EU 'unaccountable' and 'out of touch'

The Conservative MP has slammed the EU, claiming it is "toying with the UK".

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: Theresa May 'working hard' to secure support for deal

Brexit briefing: Theresa May 'working hard' to secure support for deal

EU leaders have accepted a request from the Prime Minister to extend Article 50, on the condition MPs support Mrs May's withdrawal deal next week.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Wes Streeting: The prime minister has ‘extraordinary cheek’ to blame MPs

Brexit: Theresa May has ‘extraordinary cheek’ to blame MPs

Brexit: Theresa May has ‘extraordinary cheek’ to blame MPs

Labour MP Wes Streeting has said that the prime minister has “extraordinary cheek” to blame MPs for the stalling Brexit negotiations during her speech on Wednesday night.

Birmingham Mosque attack

Funding disparity between Muslim and Jewish places of worship condemned

Funding disparity between Muslim and Jewish places of worship condemned

A Muslim charity has called for government to provide funding for mosque security after five of mosques were vandalised in Birmingham.

EU set to offer to delay Brexit until May 22

EU set to offer to delay Brexit until May 22

The European Union looks set to offer to delay Brexit until May 22, so long as MPs approve Theresa May's withdrawal deal in a House of Commons vote next week.

People's vote second referendum

PM ‘best recruiter’ for People’s Vote

PM ‘best recruiter’ for People’s Vote

Theresa May has been the “best recruiter” for the People’s Vote campaign, according to Alastair Campbell.

Yellow vests

'Free speech' no defence for abusing MPs

'Free speech' no defence for abusing MPs

“Free speech” cannot be used as a defence for threatening MPs, the UK’s director of public prosecutions has said.

MPs urged to take up yoga to improve their decision-making

MPs urged to take up yoga to improve their decision-making

MPs urged to take up yoga to improve their decision-making

MPs have been urged to take up yoga to improve their decision-making skills ahead of further key Brexit votes.

Nicky Morgan

Nicky Morgan: 'May has confirmed her inflexibility'

Nicky Morgan: 'May has confirmed her inflexibility'

Conservative MP Nicky Morgan has called on Theresa May to resign if her deal is rejected for a third time.

Petition

Petitions site crashes after 600k demand Brexit is cancelled

Petitions site crashes after 600k demand Brexit is cancelled

A petition calling for Brexit to be cancelled has crashed a government website, after more than 600,000 people signed it.

Merkel and May

Angela Merkel says she will 'do everything' to stop no-deal Brexit

Angela Merkel says she will 'do everything' to stop no-deal Brexit

German chancellor Angela Merkel says she will work "until the last hour" to try and ensure that Britain does not leave the European Union without a deal.

Sammy Wilson

Donald Tusk has shown 'total disrespect' for Theresa May and UK

Donald Tusk has shown 'total disrespect' for Theresa May and UK

The DUP's Brexit spokesman Sammy Wilson has said he doesn't "take any pleasure" from the way in which the Prime Minister and the country have been treated throughout Brexit negotiations.

Theresa May

Daniel Hannan: 'I haven't wanted to criticise the PM until now'

Daniel Hannan: 'I haven't wanted to criticise the PM until now'

The Conservative MEP said it was "extraordinary" to see the Prime Minister blame MPs for the delay to Brexit.

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: May to head to Brussels to secure Article 50 extension

Brexit briefing: May to head to Brussels to secure Article 50 extension

Today the Prime Minister will head to Brussels to appeal to EU leaders to grant her a delay to Brexit.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

‘The UK has been a pain in the arse for decades for the EU’

‘The UK has been a pain in the arse of the EU for decades'

‘The UK has been a pain in the arse of the EU for decades'

A Dutch historian, who went viral for accusing billionaires at this year’s Davos summit of ignoring taxation, said that many people from the Netherlands think “the UK has been a pain in the arse for decades”.

Leader of Brexit party quits over anti-Islam tweets

Brexit Party leader quits after anti-Islam tweets

Brexit Party leader quits after anti-Islam tweets

The leader of The Brexit Party has quit after critici she posted on social media.

Brexit coin threatened by Article 50 extension

Brexit coin threatened by Article 50 extension

Plans for a 50p coin to commemorate Brexit could come unstuck if Theresa May’s request for an extension to Article 50 is granted by EU members.

Donald Tusk

Donald Tusk: Brexit extension is possible

Donald Tusk: Brexit extension is possible

Donald Tusk has said an extension to Article 50 is only possible on the condition that MPs pass the Withdrawal Agreement next week.

Owen Paterson

Owen Paterson's tube anecdote nominated for online award

Owen Paterson's tube anecdote nominated for online award

A Labour MP has nominated the Conservative's anecdote about being approached on the London Underground for the satirical "Didn't Happen of the Year" awards.

No suspect identified in nearly half of hate crime investigations

No suspect identified in nearly half of hate crime investigations

No suspects were identified in almost half of investigations into race and religious hate cases, new figures show.

Jeremy Corbyn accuses Theresa May of ‘blackmail, bullying and bribery’

Jeremy Corbyn accuses Theresa May of ‘blackmail, bullying and bribery’

Jeremy Corbyn accuses Theresa May of ‘blackmail, bullying and bribery’

The Labour leader has accused Theresa May of a campaign of “blackmail, bullying and bribery” as part of an attempt to gain support for her Brexit deal.

What's in Theresa May's letter to the EU?

What's in Theresa May's letter to the EU?

Theresa May has written a letter to European Council president Donald Tusk requesting an extension of Article 50 until June 30.

'No guarantees' on further Article 50 extensions

'No guarantees' on further Article 50 extensions

The education secretary has refused to guarantee the government will not seek further extensions to Article 50.

Brexit

Brexit deadlock: What happens next?

Brexit: What happens next?

The Prime Minister will write to Brussels today asking for a short extension to Article 50.

Stephen Kinnock

Stephen Kinnock: Time for politics to rediscover 'lost art of compromise'

Stephen Kinnock: Time for politics to rediscover 'lost art of compromise'

The Labour MP said it is time for backbenchers to "step up to the plate" and solve the Brexit impasse.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Man spends more than £600 on shop in no-deal Brexit preparations

Man spends more than £600 on shop in preparation for no-deal Brexit

Man spends more than £600 on shop in preparation for no-deal Brexit

A woman has called her husband "mad" after he spent more than £600 on a shop in preparation for a no-deal Brexit.

Vote Leave fined £40k for sending spam text messages

Vote Leave fined £40k for sending spam text messages

Vote Leave fined £40k for sending spam text messages

Pro-Brexit campaign group Vote Leave has been fined £40,000 for sending thousands of spam text messages in the run-up to the 2016 EU referendum.

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi

Baroness Warsi: Tory 'Islamophobia' not just a few bad apples

Baroness Warsi: Tory 'Islamophobia' not just a few bad apples

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi has claimed the Conservative Party has an "institutional issue" with anti-Muslim discrimination.

Julia

Julia: 'I don't give two monkeys what MPs want!'

Julia: 'I don't give two monkeys what MPs want!'

Ben Bradshaw and talkRADIO host Julia clashed over the Labour member's claims that MPs should get a free vote on whether to stay in the customs union.

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