Politics

Monday, September 23, 2019

Monday, September 23, 2019

John McTernan: Labour conference like a 'throwback to the 1980s'

John McTernan: Labour conference like a 'throwback to the 1980s'

Mr McTernan has said the Labour conference in Brighton is the "most disastrous and badly managed conferences" that he has ever been to..

Labour conference: Corbyn faces showdown over Brexit policy

Labour conference: Corbyn faces showdown over Brexit policy

Labour members will vote on the party's Brexit stance at the party's conference today, with leader Jeremy Corbyn urging a neutral stance.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Friday, September 20, 2019

Lib Dems slam Emily Thornberry for ‘Taliban’ comparison

Lib Dems slam Emily Thornberry for ‘Taliban’ comparison

She called the Liberal Democrats “kind of Taliban” over their demand to cancel Brexit instead of holding a second referendum.

David Cameron: 'Every Prime Minister should write a memoir'

David Cameron: 'Every Prime Minister should write a memoir'

The ex-Prime Minister said it was important for leaders to explain how they felt, and why they made certain decisions.

Labour MP Harriet Harman to continue Speaker bid despite 'disquiet'

Labour MP Harriet Harman to continue Speaker bid despite 'disquiet'

She vowed to continue her bid to replace John Bercow, despite local party members calling on her to stand down.

Nigel Evans: Blame for no-deal Brexit would lie with Juncker

Nigel Evans: Blame for no-deal Brexit would lie with Juncker

He said European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker must consider his legacy ahead of the latest round of Brexit talks.

Jeremy Corbyn 'daunted' at prospect of becoming PM

Jeremy Corbyn 'daunted' at prospect of becoming PM

He said the possibility of becoming the next Prime Minister daunts him, but he was “absolutely” ready to lead the country.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Brexit Party MEP: 'EU not prepared for Brexit'

Brexit Party MEP: 'EU not prepared for Brexit'

Alexandra Phillips said the European Parliament is unprepared for Britain’s imminent departure, as the October 31 deadline approaches.

EU gives Boris Johnson 12 days to set out Brexit plan

EU gives Boris Johnson 12 days to set out Brexit plan

The Finnish prime minister said the PM had until the end of September to reveal his Brexit plans - or else “it’s over”.

Iain Duncan Smith: John Major’s court appeal ‘ludicrous’

Iain Duncan Smith: John Major’s court appeal ‘ludicrous’

“The words pot and kettle do come to mind rather significantly here," he said.

Jacob Rees-Mogg denies PM misled Queen

Jacob Rees-Mogg denies PM misled Queen

He insisted Boris Johnson “in no way misled” the Queen over the decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Brexit Party MEP tells EU to ‘do one’ at European Parliament

Brexit Party MEP tells EU to ‘do one’ at European Parliament

Michael Heaver MEP told the EU "no thanks, no deal, you can do one" at the European Parliament 2020 budget session.

Supreme Court: Government defends Parliament suspension

Supreme Court: Government defends Parliament suspension

The government has continued to defend its decision to suspend Parliament at the Supreme Court, as proceedings continue for a second day.

UKIP leader pulls out of own party conference

UKIP leader pulls out of own party conference

Richard Braine has called for the cancellation of the UKIP conference, due to start in Newport on Friday.

Nigel Farage: 'EU fears Britain’s success post-Brexit'

Nigel Farage: 'EU fears Britain’s success post-Brexit'

The Brexit Party leader said the EU's "worst nightmare" was Britain becoming more prosperous outside of the trading bloc.

Damian Green: Political debate in Supreme Court ‘feels wrong’

Damian Green: Political debate in Supreme Court ‘feels wrong’

He feels “uncomfortable” about the Supreme Court having the final say on whether Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament was lawful.

Corbyn refuses to say whether he would back leave or remain

Corbyn refuses to say whether he would back leave or remain

He said Labour would offer a “sensible” leave option in a Brexit referendum, but he would personally remain neutral during the campaign.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Supreme Court hears PM will 'comply' if prorogation ruled unlawful

Supreme Court hears PM will 'comply' if prorogation ruled unlawful

Lord Keen said Boris Johnson will comply with any declaration the Supreme Court makes over his suspension of Parliament.

Jo Swinson: ‘We can win, we must win’

Jo Swinson: ‘We can win, we must win’

The Liberal Democrat leader has said her party can "win a brighter future" as she addressed members in her party conference closing speech.

MP in Speaker race pledges to be an ‘umpire not a player’

MP in Speaker race pledges to be an ‘umpire not a player’

Former ministers Sir Edward Leigh and Chris Bryant have promised to be "deaf to any partisan influence" and "beholden to no one".

Tory defector says Lib Dem conference is ‘actually democratic’

Tory defector says Lib Dem conference is ‘actually democratic’

Dr Philip Lee said he was "overwhelmed" by his welcome to the Liberal Democrats after quit the Conservatives to join the party.

Justice Secretary will ‘respect independence’ of Supreme Court

Justice Secretary will ‘respect independence’ of Supreme Court

Robert Buckland promised to abide by a Supreme Court ruling over whether Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament was lawful.

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”.

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