Politics

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Jacob Rees-Mogg: EU refusal to renegotiate is 'kneecapping' the UK for leaving

Jacob Rees-Mogg: EU refusal to renegotiate is 'kneecapping' the UK for leaving

Jacob Rees-Mogg: EU refusal to renegotiate is 'kneecapping' the UK for leaving

Jacob Rees-Mogg said the EU could force the UK into a no deal situation as 'punishment' for wanting to renegotiate the Brexit deal

Dominic Raab

Dominic Raab: 'It's a good day for Brexit'

Dominic Raab: 'It's a good day for Brexit'

The former Brexit secretary appeared on the breakfast show in the wake of the Commons vote, declaring it was "a good day for Brexit".

Theresa May

Conservative MPs on Brexit Plan B: 'The Withdrawal Agreement as it was is a dead duck'

Tory MPs on Brexit Plan B: 'Withdrawal Agreement as it was is a dead duck'

A number of Conservative MPs appeared on the breakfast show in the wake of last night's Commons vote to discuss what happens next.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Government-backed Brady amendment passes as MPs support ‘alternative arrangements’ instead of Brexit backstop

Government-backed Brady amendment passes as MPs support ‘alternative arrangements’ instead of Brexit backstop

Brady amendment passes calling for ‘alternative arrangements’ to Brexit backstop

MPs have approved Conservative MP Sir Graham Brady's Brexit amendment, which aims to replace the Northern Ireland backstop with "alternative arrangements".

Charlie Mullins: ‘I am a Conservative, I would rather settle for Corbyn than Brexit’

Charlie Mullins: ‘I am a Conservative, but I would rather settle for Corbyn than Brexit’

Charlie Mullins: ‘I am a Conservative, but I would rather Corbyn than Brexit'

Charlie Mullins, founder of Pimlico Plumbers has said that he would rather have Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister than leave the European Union.  

Paul Scully MP urges Jacob Rees-Mogg and the ERG to support Brady amendment

Paul Scully MP urges Jacob Rees-Mogg and the ERG to support Brady amendment

Paul Scully MP urges Jacob Rees-Mogg and the ERG to support Brady amendment

Paul Scully, Conservative vice chair in the London region, said Graham Brady's amendment gives a realistic chance of the backstop being renegotiated

Ed Davey MP: Parliament’s handling of Brexit ‘is a national embarrassment’

Ed Davey MP: Parliament’s handling of Brexit ‘is a national embarrassment’

Ed Davey MP: Parliament’s handling of Brexit ‘is a national embarrassment’

Liberal Democrat MP Ed Davey has said that Parliament’s handling of the Brexit negotiations is a “national embarrassment”.

Stockpiling: What will happen to goods and trade after Brexit?

Stockpiling: What will happen to goods and trade after Brexit?

Professor Iain Begg, a European economics expert, looks at whether we need to be stockpiling goods and explains how a no-deal Brexit could affect trade.

Pro-Brexit campaigner

Pro-Brexit protesters descend on Westminster ahead of Commons vote

Pro-Brexit protesters descend on Westminster ahead of Commons vote

Hundreds of pro-Brexit protesters have gathered in Westminster as MPs prepare to vote on the Prime Minister's 'Plan B' Brexit deal.

What do the amendments being tabled mean for Brexit?

Brexit deal amendments: What are MPs voting on?

Brexit deal amendments: What are MPs voting on?

Speaker Bercow has chosen seven motions to be voted on during the key Brexit vote on Tuesday night. Here's your guide to what they all mean.

Steve McCabe MP: 'We need a compromise that gets us out of the EU without damaging people's lives'

Steve McCabe MP: 'We need a compromise that gets us out of the EU without damaging people's lives'

Steve McCabe MP: 'We need a compromise that leaves EU without damaging lives'

Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, tells Mike Graham that MPs are struggling to come up with a plan to leave the EU that won't have detrimental effects

Theresa May says she is ready to reopen Withdrawal Agreement to seek changes to Irish backstop

Theresa May says she is ready to reopen Withdrawal Agreement to seek changes to Irish backstop

Theresa May says she is ready to reopen Brexit agreement to change backstop

Prime Minister Theresa May has told Cabinet that she is ready to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement to seek legally-binding changes to the backstop, in the hope of winning the support of Parliament for her Brexit deal.

Brexit border checks will increase fruit and veg prices, leading to more heart attacks and strokes, says professor

Brexit border checks 'will increase fruit and veg prices, leading to illness'

A professor from the School of Public Health at Imperial College explains why a no deal Brexit could lead to higher instances of heart disease

Sammy Wilson

Brexit deadlock 'too serious to reduce to a game of chicken', says Sammy Wilson

Sammy Wilson: Brexit deadlock 'too serious to reduce to a game of chicken'

The DUP's Brexit spokesman hit back at Julia Hartley-Brewer after the presenter likened ongoing Brexit negotiations to "a game of chicken".

Liam Fox

Liam Fox: We must give the Prime Minister 'momentum' to go back to Europe

Liam Fox: We must give the Prime Minister 'momentum' to go back to Europe

The international trade secretary called on MPs to support an amendment tabled by Sir Graham Brady in tonight's vote in the Commons.

Julia Hartley-Brewer

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'We don't organise our democracy around the needs of the people who run Airbus!'

Stephen Timms refuses Julia's bet on whether Airbus will leave UK post-Brexit

Julia Hartley-Brewer reached an impasse with Labour MP Stephen Timms, over whether MPs should listen to the concerns of Airbus regarding Brexit.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

Marcus Fysh

Marcus Fysh MP brands no-deal Brexit fears 'total b******s'

Marcus Fysh MP brands no-deal Brexit fears 'total b******s'

The Conservative MP gave a rather sweary response to a question about no-deal Brexit planning.

Richard Tice

Leave Means Leave co-chair: 'WTO in my view stands for Welcome To Opportunity'

Leave Means Leave co-chair: 'WTO stands for Welcome To Opportunity'

Richard Tice has accused the government of "misreading the mood of the country" by pushing for a deal with the EU.

Mark Francois

Mark Francois 'not frightened' by backlash to his 'German bullying' comments

Mark Francois 'not frightened' by backlash to his 'German bullying' comments

The Conservative MP says he is "not frightened" of the backlash to comments he made last week, in which he accused the Airbus CEO of "German bullying".

Brexit

John Mann MP: 'I'm one of the few MPs not umm-ing and err-ing over Brexit'

John Mann MP: 'I'm one of the few MPs not umm-ing and err-ing over Brexit'

The Labour MP urged fellow politicians to vote through Theresa May's Brexit deal tomorrow, claiming it is "as good a deal as we can get".

Friday, January 25, 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019

Brexit Stories: 'Brexit has the potential to be positive for our immigration system'

Brexit Stories: 'Brexit has the potential to be positive for our immigration system'

Brexit Stories: 'Brexit has the potential to be positive for immigration'

Immigration lawyer Antonia Torr tells talkRADIO how Brexit has affected her job

Philip Hammond and Amber Rudd hint they may resign if there's a no deal Brexit

Philip Hammond and Amber Rudd hint they may resign if there's a no deal Brexit

Two members of the Cabinet, Amber Rudd and Philip Hammond, did not rule out resigning if a no deal Brexit went ahead

The Queen calls for people to 'find common ground' in nod to Brexit

The Queen calls for people to 'find common ground' in nod to Brexit

The Queen calls for people to 'find common ground' in nod to Brexit

The Queen, who has to be politically neutral, commented that people should 'find common ground' in a speech interpreted as a reference to Brexit

Sir Vince Cable: Jeremy Corbyn 'driving people to despair' with Brexit fence-sitting

Sir Vince Cable: Jeremy Corbyn 'driving people to despair' with Brexit fence-sitting

Sir Vince Cable: Jeremy Corbyn 'driving people to despair' over Brexit

Sir Vince Cable has said that Jeremy Corbyn is "sitting on the fence" over Brexit as Labour scraps plans to call for a vote on second referendum due to lack of leadership support

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Nigel Farage

Founder of The Brexit Party: 'I won't run it without Nigel Farage'

Founder of The Brexit Party: 'I won't run it without Nigel Farage'

The founder of a new political party has insisted she will not run it "without Nigel Farage" on board.

Grounded planes: What will happen to aviation after Brexit?

Grounded planes: What will happen to aviation after Brexit?

Grounded planes: What will happen to aviation after Brexit?

The chief executive of Airbus branded the Government’s handling of Brexit as a “disgrace” on Thursday, and warned that the company would move outside of the UK if its ability to compete on the global stage was damaged by a no-deal Brexit.

Sadiq Khan to campaign for London rent controls in 2020 reelection bid

Sadiq Khan to campaign for London rent controls in 2020 reelection bid

Sadiq Khan to campaign for London rent controls in 2020 reelection bid

London Mayor Sadiq Khan will look into ways to cap rents in London as part of his reelection campaign

David Davis

Ex-Brexit secretary David Davis lands £3,000 per hour job at JCB

Ex-Brexit secretary David Davis lands £3,000 per hour job at JCB

The former cabinet minister will be paid £3,000 per hour as an external adviser to the digger manufacturer.

Priti Patel MP: 'Theresa May must stop dancing around the backstop issue'

Priti Patel MP: 'Theresa May must stop dancing around the backstop issue'

Priti Patel MP: 'Theresa May must stop dancing around the backstop issue'

Priti Patel has urged the Prime Minister to listen to Brexiteers' suggestions for solving the backstop problem

No deal Brexit could lead Airbus to make 'harmful decisions' about its future

No deal Brexit could lead Airbus to make 'harmful decisions' about its future in the UK, warns chief

No deal Brexit could lead Airbus to make 'harmful decisions' about its future

The chief executive of Airbus has warned that the company could 'redirect future investments' if there is a no deal Brexit

Tom Brake MP: 'Remain must be an option in a second referendum'

Tom Brake MP: 'Remain must be an option in a second referendum'

Tom Brake MP: 'Remain must be an option in a second referendum'

Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake is fighting for a second referendum, and says Remain must be on the ballot if one were held

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

'The EU stopped the UK pumping sewage into the sea', says campaigner urging environmental laws to be adopted before Brexit

'The EU stopped the UK pumping sewage into the sea', says campaigner urging environmental laws to be adopted before Brexit

'The EU stopped the UK pumping sewage into the sea' says campaigner

Friends of the Earth are urging Michael Gove to bring environmental legislation in before Brexit happens

Protester

No-deal Brexit will 'knock confidence' but it won't be 'armageddon', says Nick De Bois

Nick De Bois: A no-deal will 'knock confidence' but it won't be 'armageddon'

The former political aide has claimed a no-deal Brexit won't be "the end of the world", but warned it will "knock confidence" in the UK.

Michael Fabricant

Video appears to show MP mouthing 'it's a wig' behind Michael Fabricant

Video appears to show MP mouthing 'it's a wig' behind Michael Fabricant

A video appearing to show an MP mouthing "it's a wig" in reference to Michael Fabricant's hair has started circulating online.

PMQs

Theresa May: 'Corbyn willing to sit down with the IRA - yet he won't meet me to talk about Brexit'

Theresa May: Corbyn sat down with IRA - 'yet he won't meet me to talk Brexit'

The Prime Minister slammed the Labour leader for not agreeing to meet with her privately, claiming he had been willing to sit down with "Hamas, Hezbollah and the IRA without preconditions".

Dr Liam Fox: Yvette Cooper’s amendment ‘would have profound constitutional changes’

Dr Liam Fox: Yvette Cooper’s amendment ‘would have profound constitutional changes’

Liam Fox: Yvette Cooper’s amendment ‘would have profound constitutional changes'

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has said that an amendment proposed by Labour’s Yvette Cooper would have “profound constitutional changes” to the UK.

Brexit 'like a pensions mis-selling scandal', says Baroness Ros Altmann

Brexit 'like a pensions mis-selling scandal', says Baroness Ros Altmann

Pensions expert Baroness Ros Altmann compares the Leave campaign to a Pensions mis-selling scandal

Iain Duncan Smith: If EU thinks UK is "serious" about no deal, it might renegotiate

Iain Duncan Smith: If EU thinks UK is 'serious' about no deal, it might renegotiate

Iain Duncan Smith: If EU thinks UK is 'serious' on no deal, it might renegotiate

Iain Duncan Smith says the UK must commit to the prospect of leaving without a deal in order to show the EU a new agreement must be reached

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

WEF

EXCLUSIVE: Third of May's Cabinet in Davos slammed for 'tax-payer funded freebie to sip champagne with the global elite'

Third of May's Cabinet in Davos slammed for 'tax-payer funded freebie'

A third of Theresa May's Cabinet are in Davos this week in an unprecedented delegation slammed as a "tax-payer funded freebie to sip champagne with the global elite."

Queen Elizabeth

Mark Francois MP: We must avoid a position where we're asking the Queen to make a decision on Brexit

Mark Francois MP: We must avoid asking the Queen for a decision on Brexit

The European Research Group vice-chair said MPs were "honour bound" to see Brexit through, and that the Queen should not be asked to make an "incredibly difficult decision" on the issue.

DUP's Sammy Wilson calls Theresa May's initial Brexit negotiations 'spineless'

DUP's Sammy Wilson calls Theresa May's initial Brexit negotiations 'spineless'

DUP's Sammy Wilson calls Theresa May's initial Brexit negotiations 'spineless'

The DUP's Brexit spokesperson Sammy Wilson says the party will stand firm against Theresa May's Brexit deal and hopes she can form a better agreement with the EU

Amber Rudd warns Theresa May up to 40 MPs could quit if they can't vote to extend Article 50

Amber Rudd warns Theresa May up to 40 MPs could quit if they can't vote to extend Article 50

Amber Rudd warns Theresa May 40 MPs could quit if they can't vote to extend A50

Work and pensions secretary Amber Rudd has reportedly warned the Prime Minister of possible resignations if MPs can't vote to extend Article 50

Dominic Grieve: 'Wealthy' people who want no deal Brexit 'want to see social unrest'

Dominic Grieve: 'Wealthy' people who want no deal Brexit 'want to see social unrest'

Dominic Grieve: 'People who want a no deal Brexit want to see social unrest'

Dominic Grieve MP said that some of his constituents are 'immune from the consequences' of no deal Brexit and might even want to witness social unrest

Monday, January 21, 2019

Monday, January 21, 2019

EU settlement fee to be scrapped

EU settlement fee to be scrapped

EU settlement fee to be scrapped

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that EU citizens will no longer have to pay a £65 settlement charge to apply to stay within the UK after Brexit.

Leave Means Leave’s Richard Tice: ‘MPs should be working harder’ to get Brexit done

Leave Means Leave’s Richard Tice: ‘MPs should be working harder’ to get Brexit done

Leave Means Leave’s Richard Tice: ‘MPs should be working harder’ on Brexit

Richard Tice, co-founder of Leave Means Leave has said that MPs should be “working harder” to ensure the UK leaves the European Union on March 29 this year.

Kate Hoey MP: ‘Parliament should not be allowed to take on the people’ amid calls to extend Article 50

Kate Hoey MP: ‘Parliament should not be allowed to take on the people’ amid calls to extend Article 50

Kate Hoey MP: ‘Parliament should not be allowed to take on the people’

Labour MP Kate Hoey has said that Parliament “should not be allowed to actually take on the people” over delaying leaving the European Union.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Dominic Grieve MP: Extending Article 50 will give ‘breathing space to sort ourselves out’

Dominic Grieve MP: Extending Article 50 will give ‘breathing space to sort ourselves out’

Dominic Grieve MP: Extending Article 50 will give ‘breathing space'

Conservative MP Dominic Grieve has said that extending Article 50 has to be “an option” to give the UK “breathing space”.

Liam Fox accuses MPs of trying to ‘steal’ Brexit from the people

Liam Fox accuses MPs of trying to ‘steal’ Brexit from the people

Liam Fox accuses MPs of trying to ‘steal’ Brexit from the people

Leading Cabinet Brexiteer Liam Fox has lashed out at moves by MPs to rewrite the Commons rule book in an attempt to "hijack" Britain's withdrawal from the EU.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Friday, January 18, 2019

Brendan O'Neill: Counting deaths of Leave voters 'reveals prejudice of Remain voters'

Brendan O'Neill: Counting deaths of Leave voters 'reveals prejudice of Remain voters'

Counting deaths of Leave voters 'reveals prejudice of Remainers'

Spiked editor Brendan O'Neill tells Julia Hartley-Brewer of his discomfort with an article claiming the deaths of Leave voters will help sway the country's opinion on Brexit

Boris Johnson: Brexit delay would be seen as ‘an elite conspiracy to thwart Brexit’

Boris Johnson: Brexit delay would be seen as ‘an elite conspiracy to thwart Brexit’

Boris Johnson: Brexit delay is seen as ‘an elite conspiracy to thwart Brexit'

Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said it would be “shameful” for the UK Government to request an extension of Article 50, and that it would be seen by the public as an “elite conspiracy to thwart Brexit”.

It is ‘embarrassing’ Labour is behind in polls as the government 'falls apart at the seams', says Labour MP

It is ‘embarrassing’ Labour is behind in polls as the government 'falls apart at the seams', says Labour MP

It is ‘embarrassing’ Labour is behind in polls, says Labour MP

Labour MP Darren Jones has said that it is “embarrassing” that Labour is behind the Conservatives in the polls, when the government is “falling apart at the seams”.

Vince Cable on meeting with Theresa May: ‘She is a courteous woman and easy to talk to'

Vince Cable on meeting with Theresa May: ‘She is a courteous woman and easy to talk to'

Vince Cable on meeting with Theresa May: ‘She is easy to talk to’

Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has said that his meeting with Theresa May was “non-confrontational”, and that she was a “courteous woman and easy to talk to”.

Owen Paterson MP: The political establishment ‘will do anything they can to frustrate’ Brexit

Owen Paterson MP: The political establishment ‘will do anything they can to frustrate’ Brexit

Owen Paterson MP: The political establishment will try to 'frustrate' Brexit

Conservative MP Owen Paterson has said that the political establishment “will do anything they possibly can to frustrate” Brexit, adding that “the latest manifestation” was the “hysterical campaign” against leaving with no deal.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn urges Labour MPs not to 'engage' with Theresa May about Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn urges Labour MPs not to 'engage' with Theresa May about Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn urges Labour MPs not to 'engage' with Theresa May about Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn has written to MPs urging them not to engage with the government until a no deal Brexit is ruled out

Alastair Campbell: Theresa May does not want to be the Prime Minister that ‘splits’ the Conservative Party

Alastair Campbell: Theresa May does not want to be the Prime Minister that ‘splits’ the Conservative Party

Alastair Campbell: May does not want to be the person that ‘splits’ the Tories

Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair's Downing Street Press Secretary, has said that Prime Minister Theresa May does not want to be “the person on whose watch the Conservative Party splits”.

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