Politics

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Theresa May

Theresa May: Brexit vote was a 'great exercise in democracy'

Theresa May: Brexit vote was a 'great exercise in democracy'

The Prime Minister defended the EU referendum during a meeting in the House of Commons, claiming it was a "great exercise in democracy".

EU

Daniel Hannan: Staying in customs union puts UK in 'worse situation than before'

Daniel Hannan: Staying in customs union puts UK in 'worse situation than before'

The Conservative MEP told Julia Hartley-Brewer that being "half in half out" of the customs union is an "appalling decision".

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Bank of England Governor backs Theresa May’s Brexit plan

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney backs Theresa May’s Brexit plan

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney backs Theresa May’s Brexit plan

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has backed the Prime Minister’s EU Withdrawal Agreement and warned that a no deal Brexit would be the “worst outcome”.

Donald Trump rules out further Saudi sanctions over journalist’s death

Donald Trump rules out further Saudi sanctions over journalist’s death

Donald Trump rules out further Saudi sanctions over journalist’s death

President Donald Trump has said the US will not levy additional punitive measures at this time against Saudi Arabia over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

Patience is a virtue, says Jacob Rees-Mogg as no confidence letters fail to come in

Patience is a virtue, says Jacob Rees-Mogg as no confidence letters fail to come in

Patience is a virtue, says Jacob Rees-Mogg as ERG fail to produce 48 letters

Jacob Rees-Mogg's efforts to oust Theresa May appear to have stalled as Tory colleagues failed to back his call for a motion of no confidence in their leader.

ID cards should be used to tighten controls on immigration, says Lord Adonis

ID cards should be used to tighten controls on immigration, says Lord Adonis

Electronic ID cards should be a “badge of citizenship” and not an “obligation” says Lord Andrew Adonis.

Spain PM vows to vote down Brexit divorce bill over Gibraltar

Spain PM vows to vote down Brexit divorce bill over Gibraltar

Spain claim there is no clarification over the future status of the handling of Gibraltar.

DUP

Government is 'paralysed' without support of the DUP, says Andrew Bridgen MP

Government is 'paralysed' without DUP support, says Andrew Bridgen MP

Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen has said the government is "paralysed" without the support of the DUP.

Roger Kendrick

Businessman who told Prime Minister to axe Brexit deal says it will be 'devastating' for UK

Businessman who told PM to axe Brexit deal says it will be 'devastating' for UK

A businessman who asked Theresa May to "think again" about her Brexit deal at the annual CBI conference yesterday, has claimed it will be "devastating" for the UK.

Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May

Corbyn should 'throw down the gauntlet' and try to force an election, says Sir Vince Cable

Sir Vince: Corbyn should 'throw down gauntlet' and force an election

The Liberal Democrat leader said Jeremy Corbyn should "throw down the gauntlet" and "see where he stands".

Monday, November 19, 2018

Monday, November 19, 2018

Labour’s Keir Starmer sets out plans to block no deal Brexit

Labour’s Keir Starmer sets out plans to block no deal Brexit

Labour’s Keir Starmer sets out plans to block no deal Brexit

Labour could try to bring down the Government in an effort to block a no-deal Brexit, Sir Keir Starmer has said.

Pupils from Northern Ireland schools walkout over in call for second EU vote

Pupils from Northern Ireland schools walkout calling for second EU vote

Pupils from Northern Ireland schools walkout calling for second EU vote

Hundreds of children from four schools in Northern Ireland have walked out of their classes to call for a referendum on the final Brexit deal.

MPs react to water cannons sold at £300k loss

MPs react to water cannons sold at £300k loss

MPs react to water cannons sold at £300k loss

Members of Parliament have taken to social media over the news that Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has sold water cannons bought when Boris Johnson was in the position for a £300k loss.

Ann Widdecombe

Ann Widdecombe: Women should not embrace the 'cult of victimhood'

Ann Widdecombe: Women should not embrace the 'cult of victimhood'

The former politician clashed with Badass Women's Hour host Harriet Minter over whether there should be a quota for the number of women in Parliament.

Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP: Theresa May's Brexit deal is 'unacceptable'

Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP: Theresa May's Brexit deal is 'unacceptable'

The former Parliamentary private secretary has called Theresa May’s withdrawal bill “unacceptable", claiming it "won't pass through Parliament".

Theresa May

Theresa May: 'Let no one be in any doubt, I am determined to deliver Brexit'

Theresa May: 'Let no one be in any doubt, I am determined to deliver Brexit'

In a speech at the CBI conference in London the Prime Minister said she was "determined" to deliver Brexit, as speculation mounts over whether she will face a leadership challenge.

Anti-Brexit campaigner

Brexit deal is the most 'expensive fudge in the history of the world', claims Stephen Kinnock MP

Stephen Kinnock MP: Brexit deal is the most 'expensive fudge' in world history

The Labour MP claimed Theresa May's draft Brexit deal is a "truck-load of fudge" during an appearance on the breakfast show.

Brexit transition period could be extended until 2022, says Michel Barnier

Michel Barnier: Brexit transition period could be extended until 2022

The Chief Brexit Negotiator is said to have proposed the extension in order to give more time for Britain to strike a full trade deal.

Grant Shapps mugs

Grant Shapps MP addresses his viral 'mug collection' tweet

Grant Shapps MP addresses his viral 'mug collection' tweet

Grant Shapps told Julia Hartley-Brewer his mug collection "brightened" his experience of reading the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement, after a posed photo of the MP surrounded by the colourful drinking vessels went viral.

Michael Gove

Michael Gove could lead Brexit if Theresa May 'went under a bus', says Lord Digby Jones

Gove could lead Brexit if Theresa May 'went under a bus', says Lord Digby Jones

If the Prime Minister "went under a bus", Michael Gove could be the leader the UK needs, Lord Digby Jones has claimed.

House of Lords

House of Lords must axe 200 peers, urge MPs

House of Lords must axe 200 peers, urge MPs

A group of MPs have called for the House of Lords to axe 200 peers, claiming it is no longer functioning effectively.

Dominic Raab

Dominic Grieve MP: It is 'impossible to believe' that Dominic Raab was surprised by draft Brexit deal

Dominic Grieve: It's 'impossible' that Dominic Raab was surprised by Brexit deal

Conservative MP Dominic Grieve has said he finds it "impossible" that the former Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab, did not know "the sort of direction" negotiations with the EU were travelling in.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Theresa May

Cabinet Ministers in plan to change Theresa May's Brexit deal

Cabinet Ministers in plan to change Theresa May's Brexit deal

Five Cabinet Ministers are reportedly planning to try and persuade the Prime Minister to change her Brexit deal.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018

Which MPs have called for a no confidence vote against Theresa May?

Which MPs have called for a no confidence vote against Theresa May?

Which MPs have called for a no confidence vote against Theresa May?

The threat of a no-confidence vote has been hanging over the Prime Minister since she revealed her proposed EU Withdrawal Agreement. 

 Gerard Batten: The EU ‘are laughing at us’ after seven resign over Theresa May's deal

Gerard Batten: The EU ‘are laughing at us’ after seven resign over Theresa May's deal

Gerard Batten: The EU ‘are laughing at us’

UKIP leader Gerard Batten has said that the European Union is “laughing at us” after Theresa May published her proposed EU Withdrawal Agreement.

Stephen Barclay promoted to Brexit Secretary after Dominic Raab resigns over May's EU agreement

Stephen Barclay promoted to Brexit Secretary after Dominic Raab resigns over May's EU agreement

Stephen Barclay promoted to Brexit Secretary

Leave-supporting Stephen Barclay has been promoted to Brexit Secretary from a ministerial role in the Department for Health.

Baroness Jenny Jones: Peers defending Lord Lester 'denigrated' the victim accusing the peer of sexual harassment

Baroness Jenny Jones: Peers defending Lord Lester 'denigrated' the victim accusing the peer of sexual harassment

Baroness Jenny Jones: Peers defending Lord Lester 'denigrated' the victim

Green Party peer Baroness Jenny Jones has said that Peers who voted against the immediate suspension of a Lord accused of sexual harassment "denigrated" the victim. 

Amber Rudd returns to Cabinet as Work and Pensions Secretary

Amber Rudd returns to Cabinet as Work and Pensions Secretary

Amber Rudd returns to Cabinet as Work and Pensions Secretary

Former Home Secretary Amber Rudd is set to return to the Cabinet as Work and Pensions Secretary, following the resignation of Esther McVey from the role.

Andrew Bridgen MP: Theresa May is 'hanging onto her deal like a political lifebelt'

Andrew Bridgen MP: Theresa May is hanging onto her deal like a 'political lifebelt'

Andrew Bridgen MP: May is hanging to her deal like a 'political lifebelt'

The Brexiteer MP Andrew Bridgen has said that the Prime Minister is clinging to her deal “like a political lifebelt” but that it will “drag her down”.

Andrea Jenkyns: 'I'll be surprised if May won vote of no confidence'

Andrea Jenkyns: 'I'll be surprised if May won vote of no confidence'

The MP has also claimed that a current government minister will be submitting a letter of no confidence.

Michael Gove: 'I absolutely do have confidence in the Prime Minister'

Michael Gove: 'I absolutely do have confidence in the Prime Minister'

He had been rumoured to be considering his resignation after fellow Cabinet members Dominic Raab and Esther McVey resigned on Thursday. 

Brexit withdrawal fallout: What could happen today?

Brexit withdrawal fallout: What could happen today?

Reports suggest we could see a vote of no confidence in Theresa May.

Nadine Dorries: Theresa May too 'incompetent' to negotiate a better Brexit deal

Nadine Dorries: Theresa May too 'incompetent' to negotiate a better Brexit deal

The MP for Mid Bedfordshire submitted a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister a few weeks ago.

What is in Theresa May’s EU Withdrawal Agreement?

What is in Theresa May’s EU Withdrawal Agreement?

What is in Theresa May’s EU Withdrawal Agreement?

Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed EU Withdrawal Agreement was published on Wednesday night following the announcement that the Cabinet had approved the draft.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Nigel Farage’s comments branded as ‘pub chat’ by former SNP MP

Nigel Farage’s comments branded as ‘pub chat’ by former SNP MP

Nigel Farage’s comments branded as ‘pub chat’ by former SNP MP

Nigel Farage described the Prime Minister’s proposed EU Withdrawal Agreement as trying to “opt back into” the European Union, adding that it was a “betrayal” - but Mr Farage's comments where called "pub chat" by former SNP MP John Nicolson. 

Everything you need to know from Theresa May’s conference: From a second EU vote to her cricket hero

Everything you need to know from Theresa May’s conference: From a second EU vote to her cricket hero

Everything you need to know from Theresa May’s conference

Here are the main points from her speech, from whether she will fight a no confidence vote to who was her cricket hero. A round up of the highs and lows of Mrs May’s conference following a turbulent day at Parliament.

Katie Perrior: There was always going to be ‘bloodshed’ over the final Brexit deal

Katie Perrior: There was always going to be ‘bloodshed’ over the final Brexit deal

Katie Perrior: There was always going to be ‘bloodshed’ over the final EU deal

Former Communications Director for Downing Street, Katie Perrior has said that Parliament knew that when it came to the final deal “there would be some bloodshed”.

George Galloway: Jeremy Corbyn has played a 'blinder' during Brexit negotiations

George Galloway: Jeremy Corbyn has played a 'blinder' during Brexit negotiations

The talkRADIO host calls Theresa May's deal "the worst divorce deal in history."

Pound Sterling falls after key Brexit ministerial resignations

Pound Sterling falls after key Brexit ministerial resignations

Pound Sterling falls after key Brexit ministerial resignations

The pound sterling has fallen after shock ministerial resignations from Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey over the Prime Minister’s Brexit agreement.

Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell: 'Theresa May is not the problem, Brexit is the problem'

Alastair Campbell: 'Theresa May is not the problem, Brexit is the problem'

Tony Blair's former director of communications has called for a People's Vote on Brexit, claiming there are "no winners" if the UK leaves the European Union.

Jacob Rees-Mogg threatens to put in a no confidence letter against Theresa May

Jacob Rees-Mogg hands in letter of no confidence against Theresa May

Jacob Rees-Mogg hands in letter of no confidence against Theresa May

The Brexiteer MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has handed in a letter of no confidence against Theresa May following the publication of her EU Withdrawal agreement on Wednesday night.

EU in 'no rush' to do trade deal with the UK, says Iain Duncan-Smith

EU in 'no rush' to do trade deal with the UK, says Iain Duncan-Smith

The former Conservative leader has said the UK will be trapped by May's withdrawal agreement.

Pro-Brexit supporters

Matt Hancock: Alternatives to Prime Minister's Brexit deal are 'ugly'

Matt Hancock: Alternatives to Prime Minister's Brexit deal are 'ugly'

The health secretary has defended Theresa May's Brexit deal, claiming that the alternatives of a second referendum or no-deal Brexit were "both ugly" options.

Andrew Bridgen: Theresa May should be 'removed' and replaced with a 'Brexiteer'

Andrew Bridgen: Theresa May should be 'removed' and replaced with a 'Brexiteer'

Andrew Bridgen expects there to be a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister.

Downing Street

Resignation watch: Who has resigned over the Brexit deal?

Resignation watch: Who has resigned over the Brexit deal?

Live updates on who has resigned over the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement.

Esther McVey becomes third minister to resign over May's Brexit deal

Esther McVey becomes third minister to resign over May's Brexit deal

Esther McVey has resigned from her role as work and pensions secretary, claiming she could not "look constituents in the eye" if she voted for it.

Leo Varadkar

Irish Prime Minister praises Theresa May for 'honouring promise' to avoid hard border with Brexit deal

Irish PM praises Theresa May for 'honouring promise' to avoid hard border

Leo Varadkar has praised the Prime Minister for "honouring" her promise to avoid a hard border in Ireland with the draft withdrawal agreement.

Dominic Raab

Brexit secretary Dominic Raab resigns over 'very real threat' to UK's integrity

Brexit secretary Dominic Raab resigns over 'very real threat' to UK's integrity

Dominic Raab has resigned as Brexit secretary, claiming the withdrawal agreement posed a "very real threat" to the integrity of the UK.

Theresa May

Theresa May's Brexit deal 'will result in a Corbyn government', says Peter Bone MP

Theresa May's Brexit deal 'will result in a Corbyn government', says Peter Bone

Conservative MP Peter Bone has slated Theresa May's Brexit deal, claiming it is "Brexit in name only", and claimed it could result in a "Corbyn government".

Shailesh Vara

Northern Ireland Minister resigns over 'halfway house' Brexit deal

Northern Ireland Minister resigns over 'halfway house' Brexit deal

Shailesh Vara has quit as Northern Ireland Minister, saying he cannot support Theresa May's Brexit agreement.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Cabinet backs Theresa May's Brexit agreement

Cabinet backs Theresa May's Brexit agreement

Cabinet backs Theresa May's Brexit agreement

In a statement outside 10 Downing Street after a five-hour Cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Theresa May said that Cabinet has agreed the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement.

Theresa May fights to get Cabinet to back her Brexit plans in five hour long meeting

Theresa May fights to get Cabinet to back her Brexit plans in five hour long meeting

Theresa May fights to get Cabinet to back her Brexit plans in five hour meeting

Theresa May was fighting to get senior ministers on board with her Brexit plans as a Cabinet meeting to approve a draft withdrawal agreement dragged on well beyond its expected time.

Government hints at U-turn on betting machine stakes after MPs revolt

Government U-turns on betting machine stakes after MPs revolt

Government U-turns on betting machine stakes after MPs revolt

The Government has U-turned over plans to delay a cut to the maximum stake on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals, after a revolt that saw a minister resign.

Peter Bone MP

Conservative MP turns on Theresa May during Prime Minister's Questions

Conservative MP turns on Theresa May during Prime Minister's Questions

Peter Bone turned on the Prime Minister during a meeting in Parliament, suggesting she would lose the support of "many Conservative MPs" with her Brexit plan.

People 'moaning' about Brexit deal need to 'calm down', says Paul Scully MP

People 'moaning' about Brexit deal need to 'calm down', says Paul Scully MP

People complaining about a Brexit deal need to “calm down” and “read the details” once it is published, Conservative MP Paul Scully has said.

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