Politics

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Geoffrey Cox

Geoffrey Cox: May's deal could leave us trapped in backstop

Geoffrey Cox: May's deal could leave us trapped in backstop

Theresa May's last-minute Brexit agreements "reduce the risk" that the UK could be trapped indefinitely in the backstop, but do not remove it altogether, the Attorney General has told the House of Commons.

Kate Hoey

Kate Hoey: 'Ridiculous' for vote to go ahead tonight

Kate Hoey: 'Ridiculous' for vote to go ahead tonight

Labour leaver Kate Hoey has said it is “ridiculous” MPs must vote on the withdrawal agreement tonight after having less than 24 hours to scrutinise the changes secured by the Prime Minister.

David Davis: Theresa May’s deal will ‘deliver Brexit’ if it has ‘legal force’

David Davis: Theresa May’s deal will deliver Brexit if it has legal force

David Davis: Theresa May’s deal will deliver Brexit if it has legal force

The former Brexit secretary has said that Theresa May’s Brexit deal will deliver Brexit after she insisted that she has secured legally binding changes to her withdrawal agreement.

May urges MPs to back Brexit deal after securing ‘legally binding’ changes

May urges MPs to back Brexit deal after securing ‘legally binding’ changes

May urges MPs to back Brexit deal after securing ‘legally binding’ changes

The Prime Minister has insisted that she has secured “legally binding” changes to the Brexit deal which ensure the Irish backstop cannot be permanent.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019

Theresa May

Brexit minister: Meaningful Vote will be held tomorrow

Brexit minister: Meaningful Vote will be held tomorrow

The government will hold the so-called "meaningful vote" tomorrow, according to junior Brexit minister Robin Walker.

Dawn Butler: ‘We have to have compassion’ for ISIS children

Dawn Butler: ‘We have to have compassion’ for ISIS children

Labour frontbencher Dawn Butler has accused Sajid Javid’s of using so-called ‘ISIS brides’ as “pawns” in his bid to become Conservative leader.

Lord Adonis: Theresa May’s deal is ‘£39bn for a load of junk’

Lord Adonis: Theresa May’s deal is ‘£39bn for a load of junk’

Lord Adonis: Theresa May’s deal is ‘£39bn for a load of junk’

Lord Andrew Adonis has described the prime minister’s Brexit deal as “£39billion for a load of junk” as MPs are set to vote on her withdrawal agreement on Tuesday.

Theresa May fights to save Brexit deal amid warnings of defeat

Theresa May fights to save Brexit deal amid warnings of defeat

Theresa May is battling to save her Brexit strategy amid warnings that she is heading for another crushing defeat in Tuesday's crunch Commons vote.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Friday, March 8, 2019

Theresa May

Theresa May: 'No one knows' what will happen if my deal is rejected

Theresa May: 'No one knows' what will happen if my deal is rejected

The Prime Minister has admitted that "no one knows" what will happen if her Brexit plan is defeated in the House of Commons next week.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Postman

Postman 'threatened with knife' on north London estate

Postman 'threatened with knife' on north London estate

Postmen have stopped delivering mail to a north London estate out of fear out being stabbed.

Dominic Grieve

May ‘powerless’ to control Remain backbenchers

May ‘powerless’ to control Remain backbenchers

Dominic Raab’s former special adviser has warned that remain backbenchers are undermining the government’s Brexit negotiating position my holding meeting with European politicians.

Antisemitism Labour protest

Labour may face statutory investigation over antisemitism

Labour may face statutory investigation over antisemitism

The Labour Party may face an investigation by the nation’s equalities watchdog over complaints about antisemitism within the party.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher 'inspired a generation of young women'

Margaret Thatcher 'inspired a generation of young women'

Labour MP Rachel Reeves has revealed she was inspired to get into politics by the late Margaret Thatcher.

Extending Article 50 would be leaving EU on ‘better terms’

Extending Article 50 could mean leaving EU on ‘better terms’

Extending Article 50 could mean leaving EU on ‘better terms’

Daniel Hannan has said that extending Article 50 could mean leaving the European Union on “better terms” than if the UK went ahead with Brexit this year, despite not agreeing a withdrawal agreement.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tommy Robinson

Police called after Tommy Robinson doorsteps activist

Police called after Tommy Robinson doorsteps activist

Police have been called to the house of an activist who helped crowdfund a legal action against Tommy Robinson, after the anti-Islamist campaigner turned up on his doorstep.

Fiona Onasanya

Disgraced MP loses conviction appeal

Disgraced MP loses conviction appeal

Former Labour MP Fiona Onasanya could now face a by-election after losing an appeal to against her conviction for perverting the course of justice.

Meerkats

Theresa May quoted TV meerkat for a bet

Theresa May quoted TV meerkat for a bet

Theresa May's use of "simples" last week was apparently the result of a bet by her senior advisers. 

Macron

Macron lashes out at 'anger-mongers' who promoted Brexit

Macron lashes out at 'anger-mongers' who promoted Brexit

Emmanuel Macron has called on European leaders to “stand firm” against the “anger-mongers backed by fake news” who promoted Brexit.

Schools need more than ‘elastoplast funding’

Schools need more than ‘elastoplast funding’

The chair of the education select committee has called for a “long-term, ten-year plan” to help cash-strapped schools.

Sammy Wilson

Sammy Wilson: 'Wishful thinking' that Brexit deal will get MPs support

Sammy Wilson: 'Wishful thinking' that Brexit deal will get MPs support

The DUP's Brexit spokesman said it was "wishful thinking" that the Prime Minister's Withdrawal Agreement will be supported in Parliament.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Monday, March 4, 2019

Police

Theresa May 'delusional' on knife crime

Theresa May 'delusional' on knife crime

The Police Federation of England and Wales chairman has called the Prime Minister ‘delusional’ after Theresa May claimed there was no correlation between police cuts and the rise in violent crime.

Dawn Butler

Dawn Butler: Theresa May 'a danger to democracy'

Dawn Butler: Theresa May 'a danger to democracy'

Labour frontbencher Dawn Butler said the Prime Minister’s attempts to “bribe” Labour MPs to vote for her deal were a danger to British democracy.

Jeremy Corbyn

Man charged over Jeremy Corbyn egg attack

Man charged over Jeremy Corbyn egg attack

A man has been charged with assault after Jeremy Corbyn was egged at a north London mosque.

Daniel Janner

Westminster child abuse enquiry branded a 'witch hunt'

Westminster child abuse enquiry branded a 'witch hunt'

An inquiry into historic child sex abuse allegations at Westminster has been branded a “witch hunt against dead politicians” before hearings began today.

Tory MP: ‘We are called right-wing extremists for upholding referendum result’

Tory MP: ‘We are called right-wing extremists for upholding referendum result’

Tory MP: ‘We are called right-wing extremists for upholding referendum result’

Mark Francois, the deputy chair of the European Research Group, has said that the group led by Jacob Rees-Mogg are called “right-wing extremists” for upholding the result of the EU referendum in 2016.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Saturday, March 2, 2019

MPs call for pay rise hike for parliamentary staff

MPs call for pay rise hike for parliamentary staff

MPs call for pay rise hike for parliamentary staff

A controversial pay rise for MPs has seen more than 160 parliamentarians call for an increased wage boost for their staff.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019

Transport secretary branded ‘Failing Grayling’ over Brexit ferry contracts

Transport secretary branded ‘Failing Grayling’ over Brexit ferry contracts

Transport secretary branded ‘Failing Grayling’ over Brexit ferry contracts

The Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesman has nicknamed the transport secretary “Failing Grayling”, after his no-deal Brexit ferry contracts cost taxpayers £33million.

Alberto Costa

Alberto Costa ‘moved to tears’ by response to his amendment

Alberto Costa ‘moved to tears’ by response to his amendment

The MP who was forced to resign from the government after tabling an amendment protecting the rights of EU citizens told talkRADIO it was a cause worth losing his job for.

 A People’s Vote would be ‘divisive not decisive’

Second referendum would be ‘divisive not decisive’

Second referendum would be ‘divisive not decisive’

Health minister Steve Brine has said that a second referendum on Brexit would be “divisive not decisive”.

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage to march 260 miles for Brexit

Nigel Farage to march 260 miles for Brexit

Nigel Farage will lead a 260-mile march from Sunderland to London to protest the Government’s Brexit position.

House of Commons

MP pay debate: Should they get a rise?

MP pay debate: Should they get a rise?

Former MP George Galloway, Sir Alistair Graham and Duncan Simpson from the Taxpayers’ Alliance shared their thoughts on the latest MP salary increase.

Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott's constituency in antisemitism row

Diane Abbott's constituency in antisemitism row

Diane Abbott's constituency has come under fire for passing a motion implying that allegations of institutional antisemitism within the party are false.

George Eustice

George Eustice: Threatening to resign 'no way to behave as a minister'

George Eustice: Threatening to resign 'no way to behave as a minister'

The former environment minister has criticised politicians who "threaten to resign" and "talk about it in the papers".

Jeremy Corbyn

Meg Hillier: Corbyn yet to 'convince us' he could be Prime Minister

Meg Hillier: Corbyn yet to 'convince us' he could be Prime Minister

Labour MP Meg Hillier has said the Labour leader needed to "step up" and tackle alleged antisemitism within the party

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Northern Ireland fishing boats seized by Irish navy

Irish navy impounds British vessels

Irish navy impounds British vessels

Two UK boats have been seized by the Irish Navy for allegedly breaching fishing regulations.

Suzanne Evans

Suzanne Evans suspended from Twitter for 'transphobic' comment

Suzanne Evans suspended from Twitter for 'transphobic' comment

Former UKIP deputy chair Suzanne Evans has had her Twitter account temporarily suspended for breaching the platform’s policy on hateful conduct.

Tony Blair

talkRADIO poll: Just 7% want Tony Blair to return to politics

talkRADIO poll: Just 7% want Tony Blair to return to politics

A talkRADIO poll has found only 7 per cent of respondents would like Tony Blair to return to politics with a role in the Independent Group.

MPs receive pay rise taking salary to nearly £80,000

MPs' basic pay to increase to £79,468

MPs' basic pay to increase to £79,468

MPs will receive a pay rise of 2.7 per cent from April, taking their basic salary for 2019/2020 from £77,379 to £79,468, it has been announced.

IDS

Iain Duncan Smith: 'No-deal is not some bleak prospect'

Iain Duncan Smith: 'No-deal is not some bleak prospect'

The former Conservative leader has dismissed claims that a no-deal Brexit could be "catastrophic".

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

MPs reject Labour’s plan in latest Brexit votes

MPs reject Labour’s plan in latest Brexit votes

MPs reject Labour’s plan in latest Brexit votes

Labour’s plans – which proposed that the UK join a customs union with the EU – have been defeated by 323 to 240 votes.

Antisemitism protest

Jewish community 'totally estranged' from Labour

Jewish community 'totally estranged' from Labour

British Jews are beginning to feel “totally estranged” from Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour, according to the chair of the Jewish Leadership Council.

Funeral

Child burial fee delay 'incredibly painful for families'

Child burial fee delay 'incredibly painful for families'

Plans to waive child burial fees for bereaved families will not be implemented until the summer, Theresa May has announced.

Theresa May

Theresa May calls for suspension of Labour MP Chris Williamson

Theresa May calls for suspension of Labour MP Chris Williamson

The Prime Minister has called for Chris Williamson to be suspended, following his comments that the Labour Party had been "too apologetic" over antisemitism claims.

Chris Williamson

Corbyn ally under fire for claiming Labour 'too apologetic' over antisemitism

Corbyn ally under fire for claiming Labour 'too apologetic' over antisemitism

Labour MP Chris Williamson has been criticised for saying his party had been "too apologetic" over alleged antisemitism.

Dominic Grieve

Dominic Grieve: No-deal Brexit would be 'catastrophic'

Dominic Grieve: No-deal Brexit would be 'catastrophic'

The former Attorney General told Julia Hartley-Brewer he would "not allow" a no-deal Brexit to take place, and would do "everything possible" to achieve his goal.

Sir Bill Cash: 'Appalling to see' MPs reversing their votes on Brexit

Sir Bill Cash: 'Appalling to see' MPs reversing their votes on Brexit

The politician said Cabinet members who had spoken out against leaving the EU should be "sacked".

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: ‘We are almost in the worst crisis since Second World War’

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: ‘We are almost in the worst crisis since WWII'

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: ‘We are almost in the worst crisis since WWII'

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown has described the UK as “almost in the worst crisis since the Second World War”, after Theresa May announced MPs will be able to have a fresh vote on the Brexit deal by 12 March.

Emily Thornberry: Theresa May ‘soldiers on without carrying anyone with her’

Emily Thornberry: Theresa May ‘soldiers on without carrying anyone with her’

Emily Thornberry: Theresa May ‘soldiers on without carrying anyone with her’

The shadow Foreign Secretary has accused the prime minister of “soldiering on” without the support of the rest of her party, after Theresa May told MPs on Tuesday that there was a possibility of extending Article 50 until June.

Theresa May

Theresa May: Extension to Article 50 possible

Theresa May: Extension to Article 50 possible

The Prime Minister has said that if Parliament cannot agree a deal, but rejects leaving without one, the government will seek to extend Article 50.

Fiona Onasanya is a 'hopeless' MP

Fiona Onasanya is a 'hopeless' MP

Former Conservative MP for Peterborough, Stewart Jackson, has accused his successor Fiona Onasanya - who was released from jail today - as a "hopeless" MP.

Mike Graham and Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell: Mike Graham is 'angry and discombobulated'

Alastair Campbell: Mike Graham is 'angry and discombobulated'

Discussions got heated between talkRADIO’s Mike Graham and Alastair Campbell as the pair disagreed over whether MPs were deliberately obstructing Brexit.

Charlie Mullins pledges support for Independent Group

Charlie Mullins pledges support for Independent Group

The founder of Pimlico Plumbers has announced he will donate to The Independent Group to prevent a no-deal Brexit.

UKIP

Gerard Batten: We have to make UKIP a 'credible electoral threat'

Gerard Batten: We have to make UKIP a 'credible electoral threat'

The UKIP leader has claimed the only way to ensure Brexit happens is for his party to become a "credible electoral threat"

Fiona

Disgraced MP Fiona Onasanya freed early from jail

Disgraced MP Fiona Onasanya freed early from jail

A former Labour Party MP has been released from prison after serving a month of sentence for perverting the course of justice.

Julia Hartley-Brewer

Julia: 'Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are unprincipled, dishonest, cynical, devious, inadequate, incompetent political pygmies'

Julia slams Jeremy Corbyn for backing second referendum

Julia Hartley-Brewer has slammed Jeremy Corbyn for choosing to back a second referendum.

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