Politics

Friday, May 3, 2019

Friday, May 3, 2019

Jo Swinson brands local election result ‘a Lib Dem fightback’

Jo Swinson brands local election result ‘a Lib Dem fightback’

Jo Swinson brands local election result ‘a Lib Dem fightback’

The deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats has said that the success of the party in the local elections was “a Lib Dem fightback”.

Gavin Williamson will be ‘a thorn in the prime minister’s side’

Gavin Williamson will be ‘a thorn in the Prime Minister’s side’

Gavin Williamson will be ‘a thorn in the Prime Minister’s side’

The former Director of Communications of Downing Street has said that Gavin Williamson, who was sacked as defence secretary on Wednesday, will be “a thorn in the prime minister’s side”.

Green Party's deputy leader: ‘Two-party politics is dying’

Green Party's deputy leader: ‘Two-party politics is dying’

Green Party's deputy leader: ‘Two-party politics is dying’

Amelia Womack, the deputy leader of the Green Party, has said “two-party politics is dying” as the party has gained over 40 seats in the local elections results so far.

Ed Davey: ‘The Liberal Democrats are back in business’

Ed Davey: ‘The Liberal Democrats are back in business’

Ed Davey: ‘The Liberal Democrats are back in business’

Liberal Democrat Ed Davey has described the party as being “back in business” after they gained over 300 council seats in the local elections.

Tory MP: ‘I am not happy’ with local election result

Conservative Party loses over 400 seats in local elections

Conservative Party loses over 400 seats in local elections

The Conservative Party has lost over 400 council seats, with over 100 councils yet to declare their results. 

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Gavin Williamson

Politicians and their unusual pets

Politicians and their unusual pets

Gavin Williamson's sacking has once again brought attention to the story of his pet tarantula, Cronus. But he is not the only politician with an unusual pet...

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Fiona Onasanya

Fiona Onasanya: Disgraced MP loses House of Commons seat

Fiona Onasanya: Disgraced MP loses House of Commons seat

More than 27 per cent of registered voters in her constituency signed a recall petition demanding her removal.

Gavin Williamson

Defence secretary Gavin Williamson sacked over Huawei leak

Defence secretary Gavin Williamson sacked over Huawei leak

The cabinet minister was sacked over "compelling evidence" that he was responsible for leaking details from a National Security Council meeting to a newspaper.

No-deal Brexit ferry contracts to be cancelled

No-deal Brexit ferry contracts to be cancelled

No-deal Brexit ferry contracts to be cancelled

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is cancelling a set of contracts to provide ferry services after a no-deal Brexit, at a cost estimated at around £50 million.

New criminal record system puts UK 'back at square one'

New criminal record system puts UK 'back at square one'

New criminal record system puts UK 'back at square one'

The chair of the Public Accounts Committee has said the new criminal record system puts the UK "back at square one". 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Labour MP calls on government to abolish plastic packaging

Labour MP calls on government to abolish plastic packaging

Labour MP calls on government to abolish plastic packaging

A Labour MP has called on the government to make a "no more plastics" commitment to ensure that only organic based packaging material is in place by 2025.

Kate Hoey: Labour to end up with ‘carefully crafted Brexit fudge’

Kate Hoey: Labour to end up with ‘carefully crafted Brexit fudge’

Kate Hoey: Labour to end up with ‘carefully crafted Brexit fudge’

Brexiteer Kate Hoey has said that the Labour Party will end up with a “carefully crafted fudge” on the issue of Brexit if they try to keep all sides of the party happy.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Johnny Mercer

Tory MP Johnny Mercer accuses deputy chief whip of 'blackmail'

Tory MP Johnny Mercer accuses deputy chief whip of 'blackmail'

Mr Mercer made the allegations during his appearance on an episode of the BBC's Have I Got News For You.

Our Future Our Choice: 'Make first-ever vote compulsory'

Our Future Our Choice: 'Make first-ever vote compulsory'

The co-founder of campaign group Our Future Our Choice has called for people's first vote in an election to be compulsory.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Friday, April 26, 2019

Mark Francois claims he bet on himself for Tory leader

Mark Francois claims he bet on himself for Tory leader

Mark Francois claims he bet on himself for Tory leader

Brexiteer Mark Francois has claimed he has bet on himself to take over as Tory leader.

Change UK

Sarah Wollaston urges public to 'bear with' Change UK

Sarah Wollaston urges public to 'bear with' Change UK

The MP asked people to "bear with" the new party, after two of its candidates were dropped over offensive tweets.

Theresa May

Peter Bone: 'We can't move forward until Theresa May goes'

Peter Bone: 'We can't move forward until Theresa May goes'

The Conservative MP said he wanted the Prime Minister to step down "straight away".

Sir Malcolm Rifkind: Huawei leak a 'disgrace'

Sir Malcolm Rifkind: Huawei leak a 'disgrace'

The former defence secretary said he agreed with the cabinet's "fierce" reaction to a leak of secret discussions by the UK's top national security body.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Digital Secretary: Criminal probe into leaked Huawei talks 'possible'

Digital Secretary: Criminal probe into leaked Huawei talks 'possible'

Digital Secretary: Criminal probe into leaked Huawei talks 'possible'

The digital secretary has told MPs a criminal investigation into how the secret discussions of the National Security Council were leaked has not been ruled out.

Drew Hendry

Scotland's needs 'ignored' by Westminster, says SNP's Drew Hendry

Scotland's needs 'ignored' by Westminster, says SNP's Drew Hendry

The SNP's business spokesperson said it was time for the people of Scotland to choose between "Britain and Brexit" or "Scotland and Europe".

Andrew Adonis

Lord Adonis apologises after telling Brexiteers not to vote Labour

Lord Adonis apologises after telling Brexiteers not to vote Labour

The Labour peer has apologised after saying that Brexit supporters should not vote for the party.

Nicky Morgan

Triggering leadership contest would be 'height of self-indulgence'

Triggering leadership contest would be 'height of self-indulgence'

Nicky Morgan has urged fellow politicians to stop "setting about" the leadership of the Conservative Party.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

EU elections: Full list of MEP candidates revealed

EU elections: The full list of MEP candidates

EU elections: The full list of MEP candidates

The full list of candidates standing in the European elections has been revealed ahead of voting on May 23. 

Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott to Extinction Rebellion: 'You've done an amazing job'

Diane Abbott to Extinction Rebellion: 'You've done an amazing job'

The shadow home secretary told climate change activists they had done an "amazing job" in drawing people's attention to the "climate emergency".

Iain Duncan Smith

Iain Duncan Smith 'sad' about Ann Widdecombe joining Brexit Party

Iain Duncan Smith 'sad' about Ann Widdecombe joining Brexit Party

The former Conservative Party leader said he was "really sad" to see the "formidable force" join the Brexit Party.

Donald Trump

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: UK will regret offering Trump a state visit

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: UK will regret offering Trump a state visit

The Labour MP said the UK will come to "regret" inviting Donald Trump for a state visit.

Ann Widdecombe

Ann Widdecombe to stand for Brexit Party

Ann Widdecombe to stand for Brexit Party

The former Conservative MP announced she will stand as a candidate for Nigel Farage's new party in the European elections.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Labour MP apologises after posting false Israel attack video

Labour MP apologises for posting false Israel attack video

Labour MP apologises for posting false Israel attack video

A Labour MP has been forced to apologise online after mistakenly posting a video on twitter attacking the Israel Defense Forces.

Conservative MP fined £1.5k over false expenses invoices

Conservative MP fined £1.5k over false expenses invoices

Conservative MP fined £1.5k over false expenses invoices

Conservative MP Christopher Davies has been fined £1,500 and ordered to carry out 50 hours of community service after submitting two false expenses invoices for landscape photographs to decorate his new office.

Rachel Johnson to run as Change UK candidate in EU elections

Rachel Johnson to run as Change UK candidate in EU elections

Rachel Johnson to run as Change UK candidate in EU elections

Rachel Johnson, the sister of Conservative MP Boris Johnson, has been revealed as MEP candidate for Change UK ahead of the European elections in May.

Nigel Evans MP: ‘We need a new leadership contest’

Nigel Evans MP: ‘We need a new leadership contest’

Nigel Evans MP: ‘We need a new leadership contest’

Conservative MP Nigel Evans has said that he wants to see Theresa May step down as prime minister and a new leadership contest to take place “as soon as possible”.

Theresa May could face no-confidence vote from local Tory groups

Theresa May could face no-confidence vote from local Tory groups

Theresa May could face no-confidence vote from local Tory groups

Prime Minister Theresa May could face a no-confidence challenge from Conservative grassroots campaigners.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Daniel Hannan: EU elections could be ‘cancelled last minute’

Daniel Hannan: EU elections could be ‘cancelled last minute’

Daniel Hannan: EU elections could be ‘cancelled last minute’

Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan has said the European elections could still be “cancelled at the last minute” if the UK manages to agree a Brexit deal.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Change UK launches 70 candidates for EU elections

The Independent Group launches 70 candidates for EU elections

The Independent Group launches 70 candidates for EU elections

The Independent Group formed by breakaway ex-Labour and Tory MPs has become a fully-fledged political party and will fight the European elections.

Donald Tusk ‘dreams’ of Brexit being reversed

Donald Tusk: 'I will not stop dreaming about a united Europe'

Donald Tusk: 'I will not stop dreaming about a united Europe'

European Council president Donald Tusk said he still believed that Brexit could be reversed after the UK's departure from the EU was delayed until October 31.

Mark Francois will fight for Brexit despite ‘naughty’ name calling

Mark Francois will fight for Brexit despite ‘naughty’ name calling

Mark Francois will fight for Brexit despite ‘naughty’ name calling

The deputy chairman of the European Research Group has said that “naughty names” will not stop the ERG after Labour MP David Lammy defended comparing the group to the Nazi party.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019

Dominic Grieve: PM’s departure may not ‘make any difference’

Dominic Grieve: PM’s departure may not ‘make any difference’

Dominic Grieve: PM’s departure may not ‘make any difference’

Conservative MP Dominic Grieve has said that Theresa May stepping down as prime minister would not “make any difference” to the outcome of Brexit.

Dangerous toys could ‘flood into UK’ after Brexit

Dangerous toys could ‘flood into UK’ after Brexit

Dangerous toys could ‘flood into UK’ after Brexit

Dangerous toys, cars and household goods could flood into the UK after Brexit, a consumer group has warned.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019

Jacob Rees-Mogg’s sister announced as Brexit party candidate

Jacob Rees-Mogg’s sister announced as Brexit party candidate

Jacob Rees-Mogg’s sister announced as Brexit party candidate

The sister of Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg is to stand as a candidate for Nigel Farage's new Brexit party in the forthcoming European elections.

Kate Hoey accuses PM of ‘mini-dictatorship’

Kate Hoey: Theresa May running a ‘mini-dictatorship’

Kate Hoey: Theresa May running a ‘mini-dictatorship’

Labour MP Kate Hoey has accused Theresa May of running a “mini-dictatorship” and called for her to resign.

Nigel Farage: EU elections ‘first step in political revolution'

Nigel Farage: EU elections first step in political revolution

Nigel Farage: EU elections first step in political revolution

Nigel Farage has said that the European elections beginning on May 23 will be the “first step to attempting a political revolution”.

John Redwood is 'desperate to get our hands' on £39bn sent to EU

John Redwood 'desperate' to get EU money

John Redwood 'desperate' to get EU money

Conservative MP John Redwood has said he is “desperate” to get the money the UK sends to Brussels as part of its EU membership.

Government stands down no-deal Brexit plans

Brexit briefing: Government stands down no-deal Brexit plans

Brexit briefing: Government stands down no-deal Brexit plans

The government is standing down emergency preparations for a no-deal Brexit following the latest delay to Britain's withdrawal from the EU, it has been reported.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Diane Abbott Assange

Diane Abbott defends Julian Assange

Diane Abbott defends Julian Assange

The politician claimed Julian Assange was being pursued because he "exposed wrongdoing" and not to protect "US national security".

Jacob Rees-Mogg: UKIP's ‘Tommy Robinson-style’ concerns me

Jacob Rees-Mogg: UKIP's ‘Tommy Robinson-style’ concerns me

Jacob Rees-Mogg: UKIP's ‘Tommy Robinson-style’ concerns me

The chairman of the European Research Group has said that he is concerned about the “Tommy Robinson-style” UKIP has adopted in the run up to the European elections.

Sammy Wilson: Changing leader could give different Brexit outcome

Sammy Wilson: New PM could provide different Brexit outcome

Sammy Wilson: New PM could provide different Brexit outcome

The DUP's Brexit spokesman has said that a change in prime minister could provide a “different outcome” in the EU negotiations.

Dominic Grieve: ‘People in a democracy can change their minds’

Dominic Grieve: ‘People in a democracy can change their minds’

Dominic Grieve: ‘People in a democracy can change their minds’

Conservative MP Dominic Grieve has said that Remain would have to be an option in a second referendum because “people in a democracy are allowed to change their minds”.

Brexit briefing: EU leaders grant Brexit delay until October 31

Brexit briefing: EU leaders grant Brexit delay until October 31

Brexit briefing: EU leaders grant Brexit delay until October 31

The UK is heading for a Halloween Brexit after the remaining 27 EU nations offered Theresa May a further six months to get her withdrawal deal approved.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Ian Blackford

Ian Blackford accuses PM of making 'backroom deal' with Corbyn

Ian Blackford accuses PM of making 'backroom deal' with Corbyn

Ian Blackford accused the two party leaders of cooking up a "backroom deal" by holding cross-party talks on Brexit.

Bill Cash MP brands Brexit delay ‘total travesty’

Tory MP Bill Cash: Brexit delay ‘total travesty’

Tory MP Bill Cash: Brexit delay ‘total travesty’

The member of the European Scrutiny Committee has said that the further extension of Article 50 is a “complete and total travesty of constitutional arrangements”.

Brexit briefing: EU leaders poised to grant longer Brexit delay

Brexit briefing: EU leaders poised to grant longer Brexit delay

Brexit briefing: EU leaders poised to grant longer Brexit delay

European leaders are poised to grant Theresa May a longer extension to Britain's membership of the EU than she will request at a crunch summit in Brussels on Wednesday evening.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Cooper bill receives royal assent becoming law

Cooper bill to extend Article 50 becomes law

Cooper bill to extend Article 50 becomes law

The bill put forward by Labour MP Yvette Cooper to extend Article 50 in a bid to avoid a no-deal Brexit has received royal assent and become law.

Anti-Brexit campaigners target Boris Johnson with fake leadership website

Anti-Brexit campaigners target Boris Johnson with fake leadership website

Anti-Brexit campaigners target Boris Johnson with fake leadership website

A youth group campaigning for a second referendum on Brexit has targeted the former foreign secretary by creating him a fake website for his bid to be the next leader of the Conservative party.

Owen Paterson urges Theresa May to 'move aside’

Owen Paterson urges Theresa May to 'move aside’

Owen Paterson urges Theresa May to 'move aside’

The former environment secretary has said that the prime minister should “move aside” ahead of Friday, so that the UK can leave the EU without a deal.

Brexit briefing: Theresa May to meet Merkel and Macron in push for A50 extension

Brexit briefing: PM to meet Merkel and Macron in push for A50 extension

Brexit briefing: PM to meet Merkel and Macron in push for A50 extension

The prime minister is to visit Berlin and Paris for Brexit talks as she seeks support for a further Article 50 extension.

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