Politics

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Lance Forman: EU ‘desperately hoping Brexit doesn’t happen’

Lance Forman: EU ‘desperately hoping Brexit doesn’t happen’

The Brexit Party MEP said the EU may budge on the backstop to prevent a no-deal Brexit, leaving the UK with a 'dire' Withdrawal Agreement.

Kate Hoey: Jury still out on Boris Johnson

Kate Hoey: Jury still out on Boris Johnson

The Labour MP advised Boris Johnson to be 'absolutely clear and strong and tough' during Brexit talks with European leaders this week.

Boris Johnson vows to enter Brexit talks with ‘a lot of oomph’

Boris Johnson vows to enter Brexit talks with ‘a lot of oomph’

He accused his European neighbours of being 'a bit negative' ahead of Brexit talks with Germany and France.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Diane Abbott: Halting free movement will 'create chaos'

Diane Abbott: Halting free movement will 'create chaos'

Diane Abbott has criticised the government's plan to stop freedom of movement with the EU in the case of a no-deal Brexit.

Tom Brake: Boris Johnson plans to ‘crash’ out of EU

Tom Brake: Boris Johnson plans to ‘crash’ out of EU

The Lib Dem MP has called Boris Johnson’s backstop proposals 'so vague as to be embarrassing'.

Donald Tusk rejects Boris Johnson’s backstop demands

Donald Tusk rejects Boris Johnson’s backstop demands

Boris Johnson had called for the Irish backstop to be scrapped, calling it "anti-democratic".

Monday, August 19, 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019

Tories boost spending on Facebook ads in lead up to Brexit

Tories boost spending on Facebook ads in lead up to Brexit

Data released by Facebook have shown the Tory Party has significantly increased its spending on Facebook advertising.

Jeremy Corbyn wastes ‘immense political capital’

Jeremy Corbyn wastes ‘immense political capital’

John McTernan has said Jeremy Corbyn 'did not take his moment' to make a stand on the Brexit debate after the 2017 election.

Sir Roger Gale: Dismissing leaked Brexit report ‘sheer folly’

Sir Roger Gale: Dismissing leaked Brexit report ‘sheer folly’

He said a leaked government document that predicted the worst case scenarios of a no-deal Brexit is 'not helpful', but its findings should not be dismissed.

Boris Johnson heads to Europe for debut summit

Boris Johnson heads to Europe for debut summit

He heads to France and Germany to call for a new Brexit agreement, as his government faces pressure for spending millions on an ad campaign.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Friday, August 16, 2019

Leaders ‘devastated and appalled’ by police death

Leaders ‘devastated and appalled’ by police death

Political leaders have paid tribute to police officer Andrew Harper who died on duty in Berkshire.

Jeremy Corbyn vows ‘green industrial revolution’

Jeremy Corbyn vows ‘green industrial revolution’

He pledged to reverse the government’s “failed approach” to tackling climate change if he becomes Prime Minister.

Tom Brake: ‘More potential’ for Clarke or Harman leadership

Tom Brake: ‘More potential’ for Clarke or Harman leadership

The Liberal Democrat said Jeremy Corbyn will not be able to secure enough support to lead an emergency government.

Lib Dems open to talks despite dismissing Jeremy Corbyn PM plan

Lib Dems open to talks despite dismissing Jeremy Corbyn PM plan

Jo Swinson has written to Jeremy Corbyn asking meet to discuss how tothey can stop a no-deal Brexit, despite rejection his latest plan.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Nicola Sturgeon thanks Jeremy Corbyn for referendum pledge

Nicola Sturgeon thanks Jeremy Corbyn for referendum pledge

The SNP leader said Jeremy Corbyn has taken the “right” position on Parliament blocking a second Scottish referendum.

Stewart Jackson: Tories who support Corbyn would ‘blow up’ careers

Stewart Jackson: Tories who support Corbyn would ‘blow up’ careers

The former adviser to the ex-Brexit Secretary has warned that if Tory rebels side with Jeremy Corbyn they will "blow up their careers".

Sarah Wollaston joins Liberal Democrats to fight Brexit

Sarah Wollaston joins Liberal Democrats to fight Brexit

The former Tory and Change UK MP has joined the Liberal Democrats because they offer the "best way" to fight against Brexit.

Jeremy Corbyn: Make me temporary PM to stop no-deal Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn: Make me temporary PM to stop no-deal Brexit

The Labour leader has written to other opposition leaders to support for making him temporary Prime Minister to stop a no-deal Brexit.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Why are people protesting in Hong Kong?

Why are people protesting in Hong Kong?

Protests have erupted in Hong Kong over fears mainland China is increasingly taking control of the city's freedoms.

Martin Daubney: We are seeing ‘Brexit’s darkest hour’

Martin Daubney: We are seeing ‘Brexit’s darkest hour’

The Brexit Party MEP has vowed to combat any moves to prevent Britain leaving the European Union on October 31.

John Bercow vows to fight against attempt to suspend Parliament

John Bercow vows to fight against attempt to suspend Parliament

MPs react to comments from Speaker John Bercow saying he will "fight with every breath" to stop Boris Johnson suspending Parliament.

Philip Hammond: No deal would ‘betray’ referendum

Philip Hammond: No deal would ‘betray’ referendum

Philip Hammond warned against "betraying" the referendum while John Bercow said he would "fight" against any attempt to suspend Parliament.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Judge agrees to fast-track Brexit legal challenge

Judge agrees to fast-track Brexit legal challenge

A judge has agreed to fast-track a hearing for the legal bid to stop the PM suspending Parliament, setting the date for September 6.

MPs call for ban on drivers using hands-free phones

MPs call for ban on drivers using hands-free phones

The Transport Select Committee has suggested the government extend the ban on drivers using hand-held mobiles to include hands-free devices.

Donald Trump wants UK trade deal ‘as soon as possible’

Donald Trump wants UK trade deal ‘as soon as possible’

The US president is hoping for a successful Brexit as his adviser says the UK is at the "front of the line" for a US trade deal.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Monday, August 12, 2019

Prison reform activists ridicule Johnson’s tough stance on crime

Prison reform activists ridicule Johnson’s tough stance on crime

Prison reform campaigners have slammed Boris Johnson’s proposal to ‘come down hard’ on violent and sexual offenders as a bid to win votes.

Caroline Lucas apologises for all-white ‘emergency Cabinet’

Caroline Lucas apologises for all-white ‘emergency Cabinet’

She apologised for creating an ‘all-white’ list of female politicians to form an ‘emergency Cabinet’ that can oppose a no-deal Brexit.

Still time to avoid no deal Brexit ‘chaos’

Still time to avoid no deal Brexit ‘chaos’

Justice secretary Robert Buckland says there is still time to avoid the 'chaos' of a no-deal Brexit.

Diane Abbott: Labour will call no-confidence vote 'when we can win'

Diane Abbott: Labour will call no-confidence vote 'when we can win'

Labour will put forward a no-confidence vote in Boris Johnson only once it knows it can win, according to Dianne Abbott.

Caroline Lucas calls for all female emergency cabinet

Caroline Lucas calls for all female emergency cabinet

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has proposed an all female cabinet to form a "government of national unity" and prevent a no-deal Brexit.

Boris Johnson: More jail time for violent criminals

Boris Johnson: More jail time for violent criminals

The Prime Minister has ordered an urgent review of sentencing which could see violent criminals serving more of their sentence in prison.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Friday, August 9, 2019

Sajid Javid maintains economy ‘strong’ despite seven year slump

Sajid Javid maintains economy ‘strong’ despite seven year slump

Chancellor Sajid Javid has maintained the fundamentals of the British economy were “strong” despite the worst figures in seven years.

Annunziata Rees-Mogg: 'Brexit Party exists to keep politics honest'

Annunziata Rees-Mogg: 'Brexit Party exists to keep politics honest'

The Brexit Party MEP said her party existed to hold politicians to account, and "return faith in the democratic system".

Corbyn urges top civil servant to block 'abuse of power' no-deal

Corbyn urges top civil servant to block 'abuse of power' no-deal

The Labour leader has urged a top civil servant to block Boris Johnson from pushing through a no-deal Brexit if an election is called.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Chief whip Mark Spencer ‘hacked’ with cat tweet

Chief whip Mark Spencer ‘hacked’ with cat tweet

Mark Spencer said he was 'hacked' after an unintelligible tweet was posted along with an image of a cat.

War veteran jailed for 'threatening' tweets to MP Heidi Allen

War veteran jailed for 'threatening' tweets to MP Heidi Allen

A Falklands War veteran has been jailed for 24 weeks for sending “threatening” tweets to former Conservative MP Heidi Allen.

Scotland won't 'forgive' Labour if they permit second Indyref

Scotland won't 'forgive' Labour if they permit second Indyref

Lib Dem Christine Jardine said a "large section" of Scotland would struggle to forgive Labour if it allowed a second independence vote.

Sir Malcolm Rifkind: Post-Brexit election would be 'ludicrous'

Sir Malcolm Rifkind: Post-Brexit election would be 'ludicrous'

The ex-Foreign Secretary said a general election after October 31 would be pointless.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Kate Hoey calls for disbanding of 'one-sided' Electoral Commission

Kate Hoey calls for disbanding of 'one-sided' Electoral Commission

The Labour MP accused the election watchdog of being "one-sided" after it fined leave campaigner Darren Grimes £20,000.

Mark Francois: Labour-SNP pact ‘transparent and ridiculous’

Mark Francois: Labour-SNP pact ‘transparent and ridiculous’

The Tory MP told talkRADIO that an alliance between the two parties in an effort to oust Boris Johnson would be "ridiculous".

John McDonnell 'making policy on the hoof' with Indyref promise

John McDonnell 'making policy on the hoof' with Indyref promise

Labour's shadow chancellor said his party would not block a second vote on Scottish independence in a bid to get the SNP on side.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

MPs launch legal action to stop no-deal Brexit

MPs launch legal action to stop no-deal Brexit

A group of 70 politicians have launched legal action to prevent Boris Johnson suspending Parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit.

Lord Adonis: 'Staying in the EU is in Britain's best interests'

Lord Adonis: 'Staying in the EU is in Britain's best interests'

The Labour peer has insisted that stopping Brexit is "the best thing for us to do as a country".

EU believes Britain is 'not prepared' to leave with no deal

EU believes Britain is 'not prepared' to leave with no deal

Tory MP David Davis said EU officials believed Britain was bluffing about being ready to leave without a deal on October 31.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Monday, August 5, 2019

Nicola Sturgeon: Theresa May talks were ‘soul destroying’

Nicola Sturgeon: Theresa May talks were ‘soul destroying’

Nicola Sturgeon has said her conversations with Theresa May during her time as Prime Minister were “pretty soul destroying”.

Corbyn: Labour will table no confidence vote ‘when we can win’

Corbyn: Labour will table no confidence vote ‘when we can win’

Jeremy Corbyn has said a no confidence vote is on the cards while Boris Johnson says a general election is the "last thing" he wants to do.

Iain Duncan Smith: 'Conniving' remainers could form a government

Iain Duncan Smith: 'Conniving' remainers could form a government

Iain Duncan Smith said "conniving so and so's" could form an anti-Brexit government if Boris Johnson lost a snap election.

Chuka Umunna: Corbyn 'flunked' opportunity to trigger election

Chuka Umunna: Corbyn 'flunked' opportunity to trigger election

The Liberal Democrat MP said the Labour leader had been "appallingly bad" at holding the government to account.

Boris will see 'stonking good victory' in snap election

Boris will see 'stonking good victory' in snap election

Tory MP Owen Paterson said the Prime Minister would emerge victorious in a snap election - but only if he delivers Brexit first.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Friday, August 2, 2019

Femi Oluwole: 'I won’t let Boris Johnson destroy our future'

Femi Oluwole: 'I won’t let Boris Johnson destroy our future'

The remain campaigner has delivered a letter to Boris Johnson that said he rejected “your Brexit, your values, and your lies”.

Lord Adonis sparks backlash for comparing Brexit to teen suicide

Lord Adonis sparks backlash for comparing Brexit to teen suicide

The Labour peer has been criticised for likening a no-deal Brexit to threatening suicide.

Trump promises cure for AIDS and cancer 'very shortly'

Trump promises cure for AIDS and cancer 'very shortly'

Donald Trump has said his government will be curing AIDS and childhood cancer at an Ohio rally.

Christine Jardine: 'Simple solution to Brexit is to cancel it'

Christine Jardine: 'Simple solution to Brexit is to cancel it'

Lib Dem MP Christine Jardine came to blows with talkRADIO’s Mike Graham for claiming the "simple solution" to Brexit is to stop it.

Arlene Foster: DUP will support Johnson despite by-election loss

Arlene Foster: DUP will support Johnson despite by-election loss

The DUP leader said the Conservatives' loss in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election does not affect her party's pledge to support the government.

Liberal Democrats cruise to Wales by-election victory

Liberal Democrats cruise to Wales by-election victory

Boris Johnson has been left with a working majority of just one after a major defeat in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election in Wales.

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