Politics

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Sir Anthony Seldon: 'Division over Brexit could turn dangerous'

Sir Anthony Seldon: 'Division over Brexit could turn dangerous'

He warned Britain has not been so “polarised” since the Second World War and such deep division could lead to violence.

Resignation watch: Ruth Davidson quits as leader of Scottish Tories

Resignation watch: Ruth Davidson quits as leader of Scottish Tories

Ruth Davidson has confirmed she has resigned as leader of the Scottish Conservatives, saying holding the post had been the “privilege of my life”.

Rees-Mogg: EU enthusiasts 'friends of every country but their own'

Rees-Mogg: EU enthusiasts 'friends of every country but their own'

The Commons leader criticised the "eccentric, angry, frustrated, rump who love the EU".

More than one million sign petition to stop Parliament suspension

More than one million sign petition to stop Parliament suspension

Hours after Boris Johnson announced he would suspend Parliament, the petition hit 550,000 signatures, reaching one million after 11pm.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Nigel Farage: 'There is a lack of honour in politics'

Nigel Farage: 'There is a lack of honour in politics'

The Brexit Party leader said the UK was going through a "dishonourable time in our history".

Lord Heseltine: 'Leavers have died - there is no longer a majority'

Lord Heseltine: 'Leavers have died - there is no longer a majority'

The former politician said a "very large" number of elderly leave voters had died, meaning there was no longer a majority for Brexit.

Brexit: Donald Trump tweets support for Boris Johnson

Brexit: Donald Trump tweets support for Boris Johnson

The US president reaffirmed his backing for Mr Johnson on Twitter just days after the pair met in person at the G7 summit in Biarritz.

Neil Coyle: Parliament suspension shows Boris Johnson ‘scared’

Neil Coyle: Parliament suspension shows Boris Johnson ‘scared’

He said the Prime Minister’s decision to suspend Parliament ahead of the Brexit deadline has showed he “does not care for our Constitution”.

Boris Johnson asks Queen to suspend Parliament

Boris Johnson asks Queen to suspend Parliament

Downing Street confirmed that Boris Johnson has spoken to the Queen to request that Parliament is suspended until October 14.

Kate Hoey: Blocking Brexit is ‘beginning of the end of democracy’

Kate Hoey: Blocking Brexit is ‘beginning of the end of democracy’

The Labour MP said those trying to stop a no-deal Brexit are guilty of 'sabotage' and could be accused of being 'traitorous' to their country.

People’s Vote: ‘More democracy is not anti-democratic’

People’s Vote: ‘More democracy is not anti-democratic’

Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley accused Boris Johnson of trying to “do away with parliamentary sovereignty”.

Sajid Javid splashes cash for schools, NHS and police

Sajid Javid splashes cash for schools, NHS and police

The Chancellor has been preparing to announce his first round of spending pledges, with schools, hospitals and the police set to benefit.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn romps to victory in talkRADIO Brexit poll

Jeremy Corbyn romps to victory in talkRADIO Brexit poll

Jeremy Corbyn triumphed in a talkRADIO poll that asked listeners to choose between a Corbyn government or a hard Brexit.

MPs sign declaration against no-deal Brexit

MPs sign declaration against no-deal Brexit

Those who have signed the document, dubbed the Church House Declaration, oppose a no-deal Brexit and pledge to do 'whatever is necessary' to stop it.

Eurovision winner to stand as Brexit Party MP

Eurovision winner to stand as Brexit Party MP

A singer in Bucks Fizz will stand as a Brexit Party candidate for the Labour seat of Kensington at the next election.

Jo Swinson: Even Gove against no-deal Brexit

Jo Swinson: Even Gove against no-deal Brexit

She said it would be “anti-democratic” for Boris Johnson to suspend Parliament in order to carry out a no-deal Brexit.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn takes lead in talkRADIO Brexit poll

Jeremy Corbyn takes lead in talkRADIO Brexit poll

A talkRADIO poll that asks listeners to choose between a Jeremy Corbyn government or a hard Brexit provokes fierce debate.

Angela Merkel’s backstop deadline 'changes nothing’

Angela Merkel’s backstop deadline 'changes nothing’

Labour MEP Claude Moraes claims Ms Merkel’s backstop deadline is not a significant breakthrough in negotiations.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Angela Merkel gives PM 30 days for backstop alternative

Angela Merkel gives PM 30 days for backstop alternative

The German chancellor has said the Prime Minister has 30 days to come with an alternative solution to the Irish backstop that he wants to scrap.

Sir Oliver Letwin to stand down as MP at next election

Sir Oliver Letwin to stand down as MP at next election

A senior Tory and vocal opponent of no-deal Brexit has announced that he will stand down as MP at the next general election.

Jeremy Corbyn sets date for tactic meeting to stop no-deal Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn sets date for tactic meeting to stop no-deal Brexit

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has invited senior politicians to a meeting aimed at preventing a no deal withdrawal from the EU.

Liberal Democrats announce top team shake-up

Liberal Democrats announce top team shake-up

The Liberal Democrats have announced its new line up of frontbenchers after Jo Swinson became party leader last month.

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".

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