Politics

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Opinion: John Bercow was the most biased Speaker ever

Opinion: John Bercow was the most biased Speaker ever

Paul Staines, editor of political blog Guido Fawkes, responds to the resignation of the Speaker of the House of Commons.

Theresa May gives Brexit negotiator knighthood in farewell honours

Theresa May gives Brexit negotiator knighthood in farewell honours

The former PM has recognised key political aides as well as her sporting hero Geoffrey Boycott in her resignation honours list.

Julia Hartley-Brewer to MP: 'Ardent Brexiteer is not an insult'

Julia Hartley-Brewer to MP: 'Ardent Brexiteer is not an insult'

The talkRADIO host clashed with Labour MP Jack Dromey during a discussion about the outgoing Commons Speaker, John Bercow.

Andrew Bridgen: Parliament full of 'zombie politicians'

Andrew Bridgen: Parliament full of 'zombie politicians'

The Tory MP criticised politicians for “shenanigans and showmanship” after the political gridlock continued in Parliament last night.

PM will not delay Brexit ‘under any circumstances’

PM will not delay Brexit ‘under any circumstances’

The Treasury minister has said Boris Johnson will not ask for a Brexit extension, despite a law being passed that may require him to do so.

Prime Minister defeated in longest Commons session since Civil War

Prime Minister defeated in longest Commons session since Civil War

In the longest parliamentary session in recent history, Boris Johnson saw another defeat of his plan for an early general election.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Monday, September 9, 2019

Sammy Wilson: Ireland must consider where its future lies

Sammy Wilson: Ireland must consider where its future lies

He urged Irish premier Leo Varadkar to consider whether he would “rather no deal than no backstop” after a meeting with Boris Johnson.

Nigel Farage: Tory-Brexit Party pact would be ‘unstoppable’

Nigel Farage: Tory-Brexit Party pact would be ‘unstoppable’

The Brexit Party leader told Julia Hartley-Brewer that he would put "country before party" to resolve Brexit.

Brexit: Government loses another Commons vote

Brexit: Government loses another Commons vote

The government will now have to publish its plans for a no-deal Brexit.

MPs offered ‘last chance’ vote on general election

MPs offered ‘last chance’ vote on general election

The Prime Minister is expected to face another defeat in Parliament today, as he asks MPs to back a general election for the second time.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Friday, September 6, 2019

Tories face backlash after Jeremy Corbyn chicken advert

Tories face backlash after Jeremy Corbyn chicken advert

MPs have criticised the Conservatives for an advert depicting Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as a chicken.

PM is ‘a hostage in Downing Street’, says family friend

PM is ‘a hostage in Downing Street’, says family friend

A friend of the Johnson family has said the Prime Minister does not have the "courage of his conviction" for the Brexit he is promoting.

Boris Johnson’s ex-boss: 'He’s less fit to be PM than my Labrador'

Boris Johnson’s ex-boss: 'He’s less fit to be PM than my Labrador'

Sir Max Hastings accused the Prime Minister of being a “fantasist” and “completely self-obsessed”.

Former Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke denies assault charges

Former Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke denies assault charges

The Independent MP appeared in court to deny three counts of sexual assault against two women.

PM criticised for using police as 'backdrop' to Brexit speech

PM criticised for using police as 'backdrop' to Brexit speech

Police chiefs and MPs have criticised Boris Johnson for having 35 new police recruits stand behind him in a speech about Brexit.

Jacob Rees-Mogg issues apology to doctor opposed to no-deal Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg issues apology to doctor opposed to no-deal Brexit

The Tory MP compared Dr David Nicholl to a disgraced anti-vaxxer, after he spoke of his concerns regarding a no-deal Brexit.

Kate Hoey 'completely confused' by Labour policy

Kate Hoey 'completely confused' by Labour policy

The Labour MP called her own party's stance on Brexit "utter nonsense".

Sir Ed Davey: Democracy cannot have 'a gun to its head'

Sir Ed Davey: Democracy cannot have 'a gun to its head'

The Liberal Democrat MP said his party would only support a general election once a no-deal Brexit was “off the table”.

Ann Widdecombe will back PM if he sticks to Brexit deadline

Ann Widdecombe will back PM if he sticks to Brexit deadline

She said the Brexit Party would support Boris Johnson as long as he kept his promise to leave the European Union on October 31.

Jeremy Corbyn 'does not trust the public', says cabinet minister

Jeremy Corbyn 'does not trust the public', says cabinet minister

Alok Sharma urged Labour to support a general election when it is put to the House of Commons for a second time on Monday.

Boris Johnson heads to Scotland on election trail

Boris Johnson heads to Scotland on election trail

He will visit a farm in Aberdeenshire and announce an extra £51.4 million for Scottish farmers over the next two years.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Second motion for general election scheduled

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Second motion for general election scheduled

Jacob Rees-Mogg has confirmed a second attempt to get MPs to back an early general election will take place on Monday.

Boris Johnson: ‘I hate banging on about Brexit’

Boris Johnson: ‘I hate banging on about Brexit’

The Prime Minister urged for a general election today while speaking at the launch of his government's police recruitment drive.

Jeremy Corbyn handed ‘big girl’s blouse’ after PM jibe

Jeremy Corbyn handed ‘big girl’s blouse’ after PM jibe

The Labour leader was handed a woman's blouse after the Prime Minister called him a "big girl's blouse" in the Commons yesterday.

Prime Minister's brother Jo Johnson quits politics

Prime Minister's brother Jo Johnson quits politics

Jo Johnson has quit as a Tory MP and minister, saying he had been "torn between family loyalty and the national interest".

Luciana Berger joins Liberal Democrats

Luciana Berger joins Liberal Democrats

She said the Lib Dems were the “strongest party to stop Brexit, fight for equality and a fairer country”.

Jo Swinson: 'I'm running to be the next Prime Minister'

Jo Swinson: 'I'm running to be the next Prime Minister'

The Liberal Democrat leader confirmed her plans to run for Prime Minister if a general election is called.

Annunziata Rees-Mogg hints at Conservative leave alliance

Annunziata Rees-Mogg hints at Conservative leave alliance

However, she refused to confirm whether her party would run candidates against Conservative MPs should an early election be called.

Mark Harper: 'No chance of EU deal without general election'

Mark Harper: 'No chance of EU deal without general election'

He is certain the current Parliament is unable to resolve the issue of Brexit and an election would offer a “clear choice” to voters.

Lords pledge to pass Bill opposing no-deal Brexit by Friday

Lords pledge to pass Bill opposing no-deal Brexit by Friday

It promised to complete all stages of an opposition proposal to block a no-deal Brexit by Friday despite fears of a lengthy filibuster.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Emily Thornberry: Boris gets away with things 'because he's posh'

Emily Thornberry: Boris gets away with things 'because he's posh'

The Labour MP accused the Prime Minister of not being able to grasp "how serious" Brexit was.

Mike Graham accuses Labour MP of not doing job 'for three years'

Mike Graham accuses Labour MP of not doing job 'for three years'

The talkRADIO host had a heated discussion with Labour MP Lisa Nandy.

PMQs: Time to 'get rid' of Sadiq Khan, says Boris Johnson

PMQs: Time to 'get rid' of Sadiq Khan, says Boris Johnson

The Prime Minister attacked the Mayor of London, accusing him of "squandering" money.

Jacob Rees-Mogg faces backlash after lying down in Commons

Jacob Rees-Mogg faces backlash after lying down in Commons

The MP was seen reclining in the chamber, at times with his eyes closed, during an historic Brexit debate last night.

Rory Stewart: Boris Johnson causing ‘the end of Parliament’

Rory Stewart: Boris Johnson causing ‘the end of Parliament’

He accused Boris Johnson of treating his MPs like “robots” who must “to do what the Prime Minister says or be fired”.

Phillip Lee rules out by-election after joining Lib Dems

Phillip Lee rules out by-election after joining Lib Dems

The newly-minted Liberal Democrat ruled out a by-election a day after he dramatically crossed the floor.

Brexit: Bill to block no-deal Brexit passes through Commons

Brexit: Bill to block no-deal Brexit passes through Commons

Legislation designed to prevent a no-deal Brexit on October 31 has cleared the House of Commons.

Rebel MP Alistair Burt: I am not defying democracy

Rebel MP Alistair Burt: I am not defying democracy

He defended his decision to vote against the government on an opposition Bill that would prevent a no-deal Brexit.

Rebel MPs barred from Conservative Party

Rebel MPs barred from Conservative Party

Two former Chancellors were among the 21 Conservative MPs who have been barred from standing for the party at the next election.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Dominic Grieve pledges to fight ‘ruthless ideologue’ Boris Johnson

Dominic Grieve pledges to fight ‘ruthless ideologue’ Boris Johnson

He promised to battle Boris Johnson should he attempt to remove him from the Conservative Party for voting against the government.

Dominic Raab to rebel MPs: Do not undermine Brexit deal

Dominic Raab to rebel MPs: Do not undermine Brexit deal

He urged rebel Conservative MPs to vote against legislation set to be put forward by Labour MP Hilary Benn to block a no-deal Brexit.

Brexit: Boris Johnson loses working majority

Brexit: Boris Johnson loses working majority

Parliament resumes today, with heightened speculation of a vote of no-confidence or even a call for a general election.

Tom Brake: Lib Dems will not support election vote

Tom Brake: Lib Dems will not support election vote

The Liberal Democrats will not support any vote for a general election, should Boris Johnson request a snap poll when Parliament resumes.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Monday, September 2, 2019

Sadiq Khan: Do ‘whatever it takes’ to stop no-deal Brexit

Sadiq Khan: Do ‘whatever it takes’ to stop no-deal Brexit

The Mayor of London called on all 73 London MPs to ‘think carefully about how they will be remembered’.

Alastair Campbell: Boris Johnson goading people into rebellion

Alastair Campbell: Boris Johnson goading people into rebellion

He accused Boris Johnson of failing to unify the country and “making no effort” to spell out the consequences of a no-deal Brexit.

Gavin Williamson to Tory MPs: Stop ‘parliamentary shenanigans’

Gavin Williamson to Tory MPs: Stop ‘parliamentary shenanigans’

He urged Conservative MPs to rally behind the Prime Minister ahead of an expected parliamentary battle over Brexit.

Chuka Umunna: Focus on Brexit extension ‘grave mistake’

Chuka Umunna: Focus on Brexit extension ‘grave mistake’

He warned MPs against throwing 'all their eggs' into an attempt to extend Article 50, ahead of the return of Parliament on Tuesday.

Tory rebels risk being kicked out for defying Boris Johnson

Tory rebels risk being kicked out for defying Boris Johnson

He warned rebellious MPs they risk losing the whip and being barred from standing for the party if they vote against the government when Parliament returns.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Friday, August 30, 2019

Boris Johnson tells students: ‘I wanted to be a rock star’

Boris Johnson tells students: ‘I wanted to be a rock star’

He revealed he wanted to be a rock star or a supermarket tycoon during a Q&A with young journalists.

Brexit: Calais port to stage no-deal Brexit practice run

Brexit: Calais port to stage no-deal Brexit practice run

The French port will stage a no-deal Brexit rehearsal later today ahead of the UK’s anticipated departure from the European Union on October 31.

Nigel Evans: 'If all of Westminster backed Boris we'd have a deal'

Nigel Evans: 'If all of Westminster backed Boris we'd have a deal'

The Tory MP claimed that division in Westminster was making the prospect of a deal with the EU less likely.

Boris Johnson to 'step up tempo' of Brexit talks

Boris Johnson to 'step up tempo' of Brexit talks

Downing Street said the UK's team of Brexit negotiators will sit down with their EU counterparts twice a week during September.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn: MPs can stop ‘smash and grab raid’ against democracy

Jeremy Corbyn: MPs can stop ‘smash and grab raid’ against democracy

He pledged to work across party lines to prevent Boris Johnson from suspending Parliament when it returns on Tuesday.

Backlash over planned protest outside Jacob Rees-Mogg’s home

Backlash over planned protest outside Jacob Rees-Mogg’s home

A Twitter post calling for a protest outside Jacob-Rees Mogg’s country home has been slammed as an invasion of privacy.

Founder of anti-prorogue petition: 'Yesterday was an ambush'

Founder of anti-prorogue petition: 'Yesterday was an ambush'

Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament was an "ambush", according to the creator of a petition against the move.

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