Politics

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Andrew Bridgen MP submits letter declaring no confidence in Theresa May

Andrew Bridgen MP submits letter declaring no confidence in Theresa May

Andrew Bridgen MP submits letter declaring no confidence in Theresa May

The Conservative MP for North West Leicestershire has written to Sir Graham Brady saying he has no confidence in the Prime Minister

Jacob Rees-Mogg: The Prime Minister has run away from her Brexit promises

Jacob Rees-Mogg: The Prime Minister has run away from her Brexit promises

The leading Eurosceptic, and chairman for the European Research Group, has been voicing his concerns of the deal that was agreed among by the Government at Chequers on Friday.

Exclusive: Michael Gove misses Westminster press conference on marine conservation

Exclusive: Michael Gove misses Westminster press conference on marine conservation

Exclusive: Michael Gove misses press conference on marine conservation

The Secretary of State for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs was due to speak at a briefing to lay out the UK's new marine conservation policies

Nigel Farage ready to stand as Ukip leader again to fight May's Brexit plan

Nigel Farage ready to stand as Ukip leader again to fight May's Brexit plan

Mr Farage has dubbed Theresa May's Chequers plan as 'unacceptable' following her announcement in Parliament on Monday.

No vote of no confidence in Theresa May after Brexit resignations

No vote of no confidence in Theresa May after Brexit resignations

No vote of no confidence in Theresa May after Brexit resignations

The Prime Minister did not face a vote of no confidence, and newly-appointed secretaries of state pledge their support

Monday, July 9, 2018

Monday, July 9, 2018

Theresa May will fight any vote of no confidence following Brexit resignations

Theresa May will fight any vote of no confidence following Brexit resignations

The defiant message came after Mrs May's administration was thrown into turmoil by the sensational resignations in quick succession of Brexit Secretary David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

Theresa May's Brexit deal 'keeps us in’, says Ann Widdecombe

Theresa May's Brexit deal 'keeps us in’, says Ann Widdecombe

The former MP for Maidstone and The Weald was seemingly shocked by the announcement of David Davis’ resignation because it was thought everyone had ‘signed up’ to Prime Minister’s Brexit plan.

Boris Johnson resigns as Foreign Secretary

Boris Johnson resigns as Foreign Secretary

The news follows the resignation of Brexit Secretary David Davis.

Who is Dominic Raab, the new Brexit Secretary?

Who is Dominic Raab, the new Brexit Secretary?

Who is Dominic Raab, the new Brexit Secretary?

The former Minister for Housing and Planning took over from David Davis as Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

David Davis: 'I couldn't deliver the Brexit proposal as I don't believe in it'

David Davis: 'I couldn't deliver the Brexit proposal as I don't believe in it'

David Davis: 'I couldn't deliver the Brexit proposal as I don't believe in it'

The former Brexit secretary, who resigned this morning, said he encouraged colleagues to support the Prime Minister but did not agree with her vision for Brexit

David Davis resigns as Brexit Secretary and Theresa May could face vote of no confidence

David Davis resigns as Brexit Secretary and Theresa May could face vote of no confidence

David Davis resigns as Brexit Secretary, PM could face vote of no confidence

David Davis said he could not support the government's soft Brexit plans, and Brexiteers have praised his decision

Friday, July 6, 2018

Friday, July 6, 2018

Ministers who resign over Brexit plans 'must get taxis home' - but local cab firm is closed

Ministers who resign over Brexit plans 'must get taxis home' - but local cab firm is closed

Ministers who resign over Brexit plans 'must get taxis home'

Ministers who resign during the Brexit meeting at Chequers will be left to get taxis home, according to a cabinet source - but the local taxi firm they've been advised to use has shut down

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

British Trump supporters to hold welcome party for US president

British Trump supporters to hold welcome party for US president

British Trump supporters to hold welcome party for US president

Lucy Brown and Daniel McIlhiney say it "shouldn't be controversial" to support Donald Trump

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The Chief Medical Officer of England concluded there was evidence of "therapeutic benefit" for some conditions

Government commissions further medicinal cannabis reviews

Government commissions further medicinal cannabis reviews

Home Secretary Sajid Javid ordered part one of the review last month following a number of high-profile cases involving children being denied access to cannabis oil

"The papacy would be fantastic. I would be infallible, which is better than is given to most politicians."

Rees-Mogg: I'm more likely to be Pope than PM

Rees-Mogg: I'm more likely to be Pope than PM

The arch-Eurosceptic insisted he was not "personally ambitious"

Len McCluskey, general secretary of Unite, said Theresa May has lost all authority

Unite: Brexit turning into potential job-loss nightmare

Unite: Brexit turning into potential job-loss nightmare

Len McCluskey, general secretary of Unite, said Prime Minister Theresa May has lost all authority or capacity to make decisions

Services will be damaged beyond recognition if the Government fails to plug an £8bn gap, council leaders have warned

Councils warn Chancellor Hammond: Local government on the brink of collapse

Councils warn Chancellor Hammond: Local government on the brink of collapse

Philip Hammond's next spending review will be "make or break" for authorities that are already under huge funding pressures, the Local Government Association said

Jacob Rees-Mogg: I support the Prime Minister to deliver on Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg: I support the Prime Minister to deliver on Brexit

The MP for North East Somerset has accused the Treasury of consistently frustrating the Brexit process and that no deal is better than a bad deal.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Monday, July 2, 2018

Brexit: Government draws up third customs model

Brexit: Government draws up third customs model

Theresa May will meet with senior ministers on Friday to discuss the new model at Chequers, as the plans are yet to be made available to the public.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Friday, June 29, 2018

EU leaders reach a deal on migration

EU leaders reach a deal on migration

EU leaders reach a deal on migration

EU countries will set up new migrant centres to help process people coming into Europe

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Europe's refugee crisis 'creates opportunities for people smugglers'

Europe's refugee crisis creates opportunities for people smugglers, says Amnesty rep

Europe's refugee crisis 'creates opportunities for people smugglers'

EU leaders are meeting today to discuss how to handle the ongoing refugee crisis, among other topics like Brexit and the economy

Trump-Putin summit confirmed for July 16

Trump-Putin summit confirmed for July 16

The summit between the two powers will take place in the Finnish capital city Helsinki.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Seventeen states sue Donald Trump over separated migrant families

Seventeen states sue Donald Trump over separated migrant families

Seventeen states sue Donald Trump over separated migrant families

The Trump administration is being sued by 17 states who oppose Donald Trump's policy of separating migrant families at the the US border

Iain Duncan Smith: Businesses should not 'lecture' government on Brexit

Iain Duncan Smith: Businesses should not 'lecture' government on Brexit

Iain Duncan Smith: Businesses should not 'lecture' government on Brexit

Iain Duncan Smith says businesses should not try and involve themselves in Brexit negotiations, as two unions push government for 'urgency'

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Theresa May declines to say whether Boris Johnson was reprimanded over 'f*** business' comments

Theresa May declines to say whether Johnson was reprimanded over 'f*** business'

The Foreign Secretary is said to have exclaimed "f*** business" when asked about the Brexit fears of some company bosses.

Brexit: How could it affect different industries in the UK?

Brexit: How could it affect different industries in the UK?

Brexit: How could it affect different industries in the UK?

Several businesses have warned that Brexit could mean them moving operations out of the UK, and Sadiq Khan has warned the service industries could suffer. Find out why

Sir Vince Cable: '500% council tax charge for homeowners who leave houses empty'

Sir Vince Cable: '500% council tax charge for homeowners who leave houses empty'

Sir Vince Cable: '500% council tax charge for homeowners who leave houses empty'

The Liberal Democrat leader says charging homeowners for leaving properties empty is necessary to tackle the housing crisis

Government votes in favour of Heathrow expansion

Government votes in favour of Heathrow expansion

Government votes in favour of Heathrow expansion

The government voted for the expansion with a majority of 296, but opponents warn of 'human cost'

Monday, June 25, 2018

Monday, June 25, 2018

Boris Johnson 'found' in Afghanistan as he avoids Heathrow runway vote

Boris Johnson 'found' in Afghanistan as he avoids Heathrow runway vote

Boris Johnson 'found' in Afghanistan as he avoids Heathrow runway vote

The foreign secretary was pictured meeting an Afghan minister in Kabul instead of voting in a three-line whip on the proposed third runway at Heathrow

Exclusive: US Ambassador to the UK says Trump isn't worried about protests when he visits

Exclusive: US Ambassador to the UK says Trump isn't worried about protests when he visits

US Ambassador to the UK: 'Trump isn't worried about protests when he visits'

Woody Johnson joined Julia Hartley-Brewer on the breakfast show to reveal (sort of) what Donald Trump thinks about his upcoming visit, trade wars, and migrant children

Boris Johnson urged to resign over third Heathrow runway as MPs prepare to vote

Boris Johnson urged to resign over third Heathrow runway as MPs prepare to vote

Boris Johnson urged to resign over third Heathrow runway as MPs prepare to vote

Boris Johnson, a long-term critic of a third Heathrow runway, will likely not be present for the vote as he is currently abroad in an unknown location

Friday, June 22, 2018

Friday, June 22, 2018

European Union tariffs on US products comes into force

European Union tariffs on US products comes into force

The European Union is set to slap tariffs on 3.4 billion dollars (£2.5 billion) in American products, from whiskey and motorcycles to peanuts and cranberries.

Airbus warns a Brexit 'no-deal' could see them pull out of the UK

Airbus warns a Brexit 'no-deal' could see them pull out of the UK

The company, which employs 14,000 people at 25 sites across the country, said it would "reconsider its investments in the UK, and its long-term footprint in the country" if Britain crashed out of the single market and customs union without a transition agreement.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Trade Minister Greg Hands quits position over Heathrow expansion

Trade Minister Greg Hands quits position over Heathrow expansion

Mr Hands said he was standing down after it was made clear that Tory MPs would not have a free vote in Monday's Commons debate.

New Zealand Prime Minister gives birth to baby girl

New Zealand Prime Minister gives birth to baby girl

The 37-year-old would become just the second elected world leader in modern times to give birth while in office.

Donald Trump reverses migrant family separation policy

Donald Trump reverses migrant family separation policy

The executive order ends the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the US border illegally.

Government passes key Brexit bill

Government passes key Brexit bill

Theresa May's flagship Brexit bill has cleared its final parliamentary hurdle after she avoided a backbench rebellion with an eleventh hour concession to pro-EU Tories.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

US migration: Did Barack Obama separate families at border like Donald Trump?

US migration: Did Barack Obama separate families at border like Donald Trump?

US migration: Did Barack Obama separate families at border like Donald Trump?

Republicans have said Trump's policy of separating child immigrants from their parents and detaining them was also done under the Obama administration. But is it true?

Donald Trump to sign executive order to keep immigrant families together

Donald Trump to sign executive order to keep immigrant families together

Donald Trump to sign executive order to keep immigrant families together

US president Donald Trump has announced he will sign an order to stop the separation of immigrant families after a major backlash

Canada passes bill to legalise use of recreational cannabis

Canada passes bill to legalise use of recreational cannabis

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Cabinet is expected to decide a legalisation date in early or mid-September.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Home Secretary launches review of medicinal cannabis use

Home Secretary launches review of medicinal cannabis use

Sajid Javid announced the move in a statement to the House of Commons in the wake of a series of appeals from parents who want their children to be able to access medications which can alleviate epilepsy and other illnesses.

Government suffers fresh Brexit 'meaningful vote' amendment defeat in Lords

Government suffers fresh Brexit 'meaningful vote' amendment defeat in Lords

Voting was 354 to 235, majority 119, for an amendment to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill tabled by Tory former minister Viscount Hailsham.

William Hague calls for review of cannabis laws

William Hague calls for review of cannabis laws

Lord Hague joined those who have urged a change of approach over the narcotic, writing in the Telegraph that the idea it can be "driven off the streets and out of people's lives by the state is nothing short of deluded".

Monday, June 18, 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

Charlotte Caldwell and her son Billy. Image: Keep Billy Alive/Facebook

Expert panel assembled to advise government on cannabis oil

Expert panel assembled to advise government on cannabis oil

An urgent question took place in Commons today after epileptic Billy Caldwell, 12, had his cannabis oil confiscated

Tax increases will boost NHS funding alongside 'Brexit dividend', says Theresa May

Tax increases will boost NHS funding alongside 'Brexit dividend', says PM

Taxpayers will contribute more to the NHS in a "fair and balanced way" Theresa May said, as well as pledging improvements to mental health services

Theresa May to outline extra '£384 million a week' NHS funding

Theresa May to outline extra '£384 million a week' NHS funding

The Prime Minister will use an address in London on Monday to outline how spending on the health service will grow by £384 million a week in real terms by 2024.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Friday, June 15, 2018

Tory MP derails Government backed plans to criminalise upskirting

Tory MP derails Government backed plans to criminalise upskirting

Sir Christopher Chope dealt a blow to campaigners after announcing he objected to the Voyeurism (Offences) Bill which would make it illegal for offenders to take a picture under someone's clothing without their consent.

Donald Trump announces 25% tariff on $50bn worth of Chinese imports

Donald Trump announces 25% tariff on $50bn worth of Chinese imports

The President Of The United States has vowed to clamp down on what he calls China's unfair trade practices.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Secret meetings at European Commission trying to derail Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Secret meetings at European Commission are intended to derail Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Secret meetings at European Commission trying to derail Brexit

Brexiteers Iain Duncan Smith and Jacob Rees-Mogg told Julia Hartley-Brewer that the European Commission should not be involved in "domestic politics"

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

North Korean media hails Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un's meeting as a success

North Korean media hails Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un's meeting as a success

North Korean media hails Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un's meeting as a success

The state-run Korean Central News Agency called Kim Jong-un "peace-loving" in is official statement

Brexit votes: Compromising with Remainers shows 'tyranny of parliament', says Lord Digby Jones

Brexit votes: Compromising with Remainers shows 'tyranny of parliament', says Lord Digby Jones

Brexit votes: Compromising with Remainers shows 'tyranny of parliament'

Lord Digby Jones says the UK could become a 'vassal state' to Brussels if amendments to the Brexit bill are passed

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Leave.EU communications chief met with Russians to discuss 'bananas'

Leave.EU communications chief met with Russians to discuss 'bananas'

Leave.EU communications chief Andy Wigmore said he instigated the meeting at a Ukip conference and had since met Russian figures "many times", as he and founder Arron Banks were grilled by MPs over EU referendum.

Conservative minister Phillip Lee resigns over Brexit policy

Conservative minister Phillip Lee resigns over Brexit policy

Remain-supporting Phillip Lee quit as justice minister, saying "if Brexit is worth doing, then it is certainly worth doing well" and it is "irresponsible to proceed as we are".

Donald Trump: North Korea human rights issues were discussed 'at length'

Donald Trump: North Korea human rights issues were discussed 'at length'

In a press conference following his meeting with Kim Jong-un, the US president hinted that human rights issues had been discussed, and hoped for a united Korea

Brexit bill returns to Commons as Theresa May warns Tory rebels not to undermine her

Brexit bill returns to Commons as Theresa May warns Tory rebels not to undermine her

Brexit bill returns to Commons, PM warns Tory rebels not to undermine her

The EU (Withdrawal) bill returns to Commons for crunch votes on amendments tabled by the Lords - and Jeremy Corbyn has some changes of his own

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