Politics

Friday, November 16, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018

Michael Gove: 'I absolutely do have confidence in the Prime Minister'

Michael Gove: 'I absolutely do have confidence in the Prime Minister'

He had been rumoured to be considering his resignation after fellow Cabinet members Dominic Raab and Esther McVey resigned on Thursday. 

Brexit withdrawal fallout: What could happen today?

Brexit withdrawal fallout: What could happen today?

Reports suggest we could see a vote of no confidence in Theresa May.

Nadine Dorries: Theresa May too 'incompetent' to negotiate a better Brexit deal

Nadine Dorries: Theresa May too 'incompetent' to negotiate a better Brexit deal

The MP for Mid Bedfordshire submitted a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister a few weeks ago.

What is in Theresa May’s EU Withdrawal Agreement?

What is in Theresa May’s EU Withdrawal Agreement?

What is in Theresa May’s EU Withdrawal Agreement?

Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed EU Withdrawal Agreement was published on Wednesday night following the announcement that the Cabinet had approved the draft.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Nigel Farage’s comments branded as ‘pub chat’ by former SNP MP

Nigel Farage’s comments branded as ‘pub chat’ by former SNP MP

Nigel Farage’s comments branded as ‘pub chat’ by former SNP MP

Nigel Farage described the Prime Minister’s proposed EU Withdrawal Agreement as trying to “opt back into” the European Union, adding that it was a “betrayal” - but Mr Farage's comments where called "pub chat" by former SNP MP John Nicolson. 

Everything you need to know from Theresa May’s conference: From a second EU vote to her cricket hero

Everything you need to know from Theresa May’s conference: From a second EU vote to her cricket hero

Everything you need to know from Theresa May’s conference

Here are the main points from her speech, from whether she will fight a no confidence vote to who was her cricket hero. A round up of the highs and lows of Mrs May’s conference following a turbulent day at Parliament.

Katie Perrior: There was always going to be ‘bloodshed’ over the final Brexit deal

Katie Perrior: There was always going to be ‘bloodshed’ over the final Brexit deal

Katie Perrior: There was always going to be ‘bloodshed’ over the final EU deal

Former Communications Director for Downing Street, Katie Perrior has said that Parliament knew that when it came to the final deal “there would be some bloodshed”.

George Galloway: Jeremy Corbyn has played a 'blinder' during Brexit negotiations

George Galloway: Jeremy Corbyn has played a 'blinder' during Brexit negotiations

The talkRADIO host calls Theresa May's deal "the worst divorce deal in history."

Pound Sterling falls after key Brexit ministerial resignations

Pound Sterling falls after key Brexit ministerial resignations

Pound Sterling falls after key Brexit ministerial resignations

The pound sterling has fallen after shock ministerial resignations from Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey over the Prime Minister’s Brexit agreement.

Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell: 'Theresa May is not the problem, Brexit is the problem'

Alastair Campbell: 'Theresa May is not the problem, Brexit is the problem'

Tony Blair's former director of communications has called for a People's Vote on Brexit, claiming there are "no winners" if the UK leaves the European Union.

Jacob Rees-Mogg threatens to put in a no confidence letter against Theresa May

Jacob Rees-Mogg hands in letter of no confidence against Theresa May

Jacob Rees-Mogg hands in letter of no confidence against Theresa May

The Brexiteer MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has handed in a letter of no confidence against Theresa May following the publication of her EU Withdrawal agreement on Wednesday night.

EU in 'no rush' to do trade deal with the UK, says Iain Duncan-Smith

EU in 'no rush' to do trade deal with the UK, says Iain Duncan-Smith

The former Conservative leader has said the UK will be trapped by May's withdrawal agreement.

Pro-Brexit supporters

Matt Hancock: Alternatives to Prime Minister's Brexit deal are 'ugly'

Matt Hancock: Alternatives to Prime Minister's Brexit deal are 'ugly'

The health secretary has defended Theresa May's Brexit deal, claiming that the alternatives of a second referendum or no-deal Brexit were "both ugly" options.

Andrew Bridgen: Theresa May should be 'removed' and replaced with a 'Brexiteer'

Andrew Bridgen: Theresa May should be 'removed' and replaced with a 'Brexiteer'

Andrew Bridgen expects there to be a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister.

Downing Street

Resignation watch: Who has resigned over the Brexit deal?

Resignation watch: Who has resigned over the Brexit deal?

Live updates on who has resigned over the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement.

Esther McVey becomes third minister to resign over May's Brexit deal

Esther McVey becomes third minister to resign over May's Brexit deal

Esther McVey has resigned from her role as work and pensions secretary, claiming she could not "look constituents in the eye" if she voted for it.

Leo Varadkar

Irish Prime Minister praises Theresa May for 'honouring promise' to avoid hard border with Brexit deal

Irish PM praises Theresa May for 'honouring promise' to avoid hard border

Leo Varadkar has praised the Prime Minister for "honouring" her promise to avoid a hard border in Ireland with the draft withdrawal agreement.

Dominic Raab

Brexit secretary Dominic Raab resigns over 'very real threat' to UK's integrity

Brexit secretary Dominic Raab resigns over 'very real threat' to UK's integrity

Dominic Raab has resigned as Brexit secretary, claiming the withdrawal agreement posed a "very real threat" to the integrity of the UK.

Theresa May

Theresa May's Brexit deal 'will result in a Corbyn government', says Peter Bone MP

Theresa May's Brexit deal 'will result in a Corbyn government', says Peter Bone

Conservative MP Peter Bone has slated Theresa May's Brexit deal, claiming it is "Brexit in name only", and claimed it could result in a "Corbyn government".

Shailesh Vara

Northern Ireland Minister resigns over 'halfway house' Brexit deal

Northern Ireland Minister resigns over 'halfway house' Brexit deal

Shailesh Vara has quit as Northern Ireland Minister, saying he cannot support Theresa May's Brexit agreement.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Cabinet backs Theresa May's Brexit agreement

Cabinet backs Theresa May's Brexit agreement

Cabinet backs Theresa May's Brexit agreement

In a statement outside 10 Downing Street after a five-hour Cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Theresa May said that Cabinet has agreed the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement.

Theresa May fights to get Cabinet to back her Brexit plans in five hour long meeting

Theresa May fights to get Cabinet to back her Brexit plans in five hour long meeting

Theresa May fights to get Cabinet to back her Brexit plans in five hour meeting

Theresa May was fighting to get senior ministers on board with her Brexit plans as a Cabinet meeting to approve a draft withdrawal agreement dragged on well beyond its expected time.

Government hints at U-turn on betting machine stakes after MPs revolt

Government U-turns on betting machine stakes after MPs revolt

Government U-turns on betting machine stakes after MPs revolt

The Government has U-turned over plans to delay a cut to the maximum stake on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals, after a revolt that saw a minister resign.

Peter Bone MP

Conservative MP turns on Theresa May during Prime Minister's Questions

Conservative MP turns on Theresa May during Prime Minister's Questions

Peter Bone turned on the Prime Minister during a meeting in Parliament, suggesting she would lose the support of "many Conservative MPs" with her Brexit plan.

People 'moaning' about Brexit deal need to 'calm down', says Paul Scully MP

People 'moaning' about Brexit deal need to 'calm down', says Paul Scully MP

People complaining about a Brexit deal need to “calm down” and “read the details” once it is published, Conservative MP Paul Scully has said.

Theresa May

Lord Adonis: Theresa May will be 'killed by both sides' over Brexit deal

Lord Adonis: Theresa May will be 'killed by both sides' over Brexit deal

Labour peer, Lord Andrew Adonis, has said Theresa May will be "killed by both sides" over her Brexit deal, branding it a "load of junk".

Theresa May

Brexit deal: What to expect over the next 24 hours

Brexit deal: What to expect over the next 24 hours

Following the announcement that a draft withdrawal agreement has been agreed with Brussels, talkRADIO's political editor Ross Kempsell explains what will happen over the next 24 hours.

Sammy Wilson DUP

Theresa May's Brexit deal is a 'double-cross', says DUP Brexit spokesman

Theresa May's Brexit deal is a 'double-cross', says DUP Brexit spokesman

The DUP's Brexit spokesman has said Theresa May has "double-crossed" the UK with her Brexit deal.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Home Office more than 1,400 short of staffing level wanted for Brexit preparations

Home Office more than 1,400 short of staffing level wanted for Brexit preparations

Home Office more than 1,400 short of staff level wanted for Brexit preparations

The Home Office is more than 1,400 short of its target staffing level for Brexit preparations.

Brexit deal agreed on ‘technical level’

Brexit deal agreed on ‘technical level’

Brexit deal agreed on ‘technical level’

A Brexit deal has been reached by negotiators in Brussels and will be the focus of a crunch Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

Britons should get visa-free EU travel even in case of no-deal Brexit, says EU Commission

Britons should get visa-free EU travel even in case of no-deal Brexit, says EU Commission

Brits should get visa-free EU travel even for no-deal Brexit, says EU Commission

British citizens travelling to EU nations after Brexit should not have to get a visa, even if Britain leaves without a deal, the European Commission has said.  

Welsh MP complains of Conservatives ‘mocking’ his accent in the House of Commons

Welsh MP complains of Conservatives ‘mocking’ his accent in the House of Commons

Welsh MP complains of Conservatives ‘mocking’ his accent in the House of Commons

A Welsh MP has complained of Conservative MPs making “disparaging remarks” about his accent in the House of Commons.

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Take warnings of a post-Brexit disaster with 'a pinch of salt'

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Take warnings of a post-Brexit disaster with 'a pinch of salt'

The Conservative MP claimed that warnings of a disaster post-Brexit has been "exaggerated" by remain voters and should be taken "with a pinch of salt".

Kate Osamor

Labour MP living in social housing is 'upsetting, insulting and really outrageous', says property expert

Labour MP living in social housing is 'upsetting', 'insulting' and 'outrageous'

The news that Labour MP Kate Osamor is living in social housing despite her household income of £130,000 is "upsetting, insulting and really outrageous", says Luke Doonan.

Sir Vince Cable

Sir Vince Cable: Talk of a no-deal Brexit a 'fantasy' to get MPs to 'jump behind' Theresa May's plans

Sir Vince Cable: Talk of a no-deal Brexit is a 'fantasy'

Talk of a no-deal Brexit is a "fantasy" designed to motivate MPs to "jump behind" Theresa May's Brexit plans, Sir Vince Cable has claimed.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Monday, November 12, 2018

Lord Lester faces suspension from the House of Lords over sexual harassment claims

Lord Lester faces suspension from the House of Lords over sexual harassment claims

Lord Lester faces suspension from House of Lords over sexual harassment claims

The senior peer Lord Lester of Herne Hill is facing a suspension from the House of Lords after he was found to have sexually harassed a woman during his parliamentary career.

Keir Starmer

Sir Keir Starmer says Brexit 'can be stopped'

Sir Keir Starmer says Brexit 'can be stopped'

Labour's shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer has said Britain's withdrawal from the European Union "can be stopped".

Emmanuel Macron and Theresa May

Lord Nigel Lawson: Britain could become 'a colony of the EU' under Theresa May

Lord Nigel Lawson on Brexit: Britain could become 'a colony of the EU'

Lord Nigel Lawson has claimed that under Theresa May's leadership, the UK could become "a colony of the EU, governed by the EU".

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Donald Trump tweet causes tension with President Macron ahead of WWI anniversary

Donald Trump tweet causes tension with Macron ahead of WWI anniversary

US President Donald Trump caused tension as he arrived in France on Friday, after tweeting about his host French President Emmanuel Macron.

MPs show support for Jo Johnson after resignation

MPs show support for Jo Johnson after resignation

MPs show support for Jo Johnson after resignation

MPs have praised Jo Johnson after he resigned from his positions as Transport Minister and Minister for London over Theresa May’s “unacceptable” Brexit deal.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018

Jo Johnson resigns over 'completely unacceptable' Brexit deal

Jo Johnson resigns over 'completely unacceptable' Brexit deal

Jo Johnson resigns over 'completely unacceptable' Brexit deal

Jo Johnson, the brother of Boris Johnson, has resigned as transport minister over his opposition to Theresa May's Brexit deal

Arlene Foster and Theresa May

Theresa May's no-deal Brexit plan 'raises alarm bells', says DUP leader

Theresa May's no-deal Brexit plan 'raises alarm bells', says DUP leader

Arlene Foster has claimed Theresa May is "wedded" to the idea of a border down the Irish sea in the case of a no-deal Brexit, which "raises alarm bells".

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Thursday, November 8, 2018

'He's not who I thought he was', says artist inviting public to deface Boris Johnson painting

'He's not who I thought he was', says artist inviting public to deface Boris Johnson painting

Artist inviting public to deface painting of Boris Johnson

Helen Masacz painted Boris Johnson in 2010, but is now inviting the public to deface the artwork as her feelings have changed towards the former Foreign Secretary

Margaret Thatcher

Meet the young adult fans of Margaret Thatcher

Meet the young adult fans of Margaret Thatcher

Following a recent study, which revealed that two-thirds of under 34's embrace Margaret Thatcher's legacy, we spoke to three young Thatcherites about why they like the Iron Lady.

Mike Graham on Speaker John Bercow: ‘Is it time for this odious character to shove off?’

Mike Graham on Speaker John Bercow: ‘Is it time for this odious character to shove off?’

Mike Graham on Speaker: ‘Is it time for this odious character to shove off?’

Mike Graham and Andrew Bridgen discuss the bullying allegations against Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow, and his blocking of the release of information about Keith Vaz

Vote Leave

Conservatives 'will not be forgiven' for handling of Brexit, says Peter Bone MP

Peter Bone MP: Conservatives 'will not be forgiven' for handling of Brexit

The Conservative MP and member of the Brexit Select Committee claimed the party "will not be forgiven" for "not delivering what the people voted for".

Theresa May

Brexit deal: Publish legal advice to prove UK won't be 'trapped' in EU, says Sammy Wilson MP

Brexit deal: Publish legal advice to prove UK won't be 'trapped' in EU, says MP

The DUP's Brexit spokesman called on Theresa May to publish legal advice on a possible Brexit deal to assure the public the UK is not being "trapped" in the EU.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Mental health charity refutes Esther McVey's suggestion they support Universal Credit

Mental health charity refutes Esther McVey's suggestion they support Universal Credit

Mental health charity refutes McVey's suggestion they support Universal Credit

Mental health charity Mind has responded to Esther McVey's suggestion that they said she had 'listened to charities' by reiterating their opposition to current Universal Credit regulations

Theresa May

Cabinet ministers invited to read draft of Brexit withdrawal agreement

Cabinet ministers invited to read draft of Brexit withdrawal agreement

Cabinet ministers have been invited to read the elements of the draft withdrawal agreement that have been agreed with Brussels.

French President Emmanuel Macron praises General who collaborated with the Nazis

French President Emmanuel Macron praises General who collaborated with the Nazis

French President Emmanuel Macron praises General who collaborated with the Nazis

France's President Emmanuel Macron caused controversy after praising a First World War General who subsequently collaborated with the Nazis in the Second World War.

Most presidents expect a ‘bloody nose’ in the first set of midterms, says former British Ambassador to US

Most presidents expect a ‘bloody nose’ in the first set of midterms, says former British Ambassador to US

Presidents expect a ‘bloody nose’ in the first midterms, says former Ambassador

Sir Christopher Meyer has said that most sitting presidents expect a “bloody nose” in their first set of midterms, as the US Democrats took control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Lenny Henry petition

Top actors call on the government for tax relief to encourage more diversity in film and TV

Top actors call for tax relief to encourage diversity in film and TV industry

A group of famous faces, including comedian Sir Lenny Henry, have visited Downing Street today to hand in a letter calling for tax breaks to encourage more diversity in the entertainment industry.

Theresa May says UK will not agree EU Withdrawal deal ‘at any cost’

Theresa May says UK will not agree EU Withdrawal deal ‘at any cost’

Theresa May says UK will not agree EU Withdrawal deal ‘at any cost’

Theresa May has told the Cabinet that she will not agree a withdrawal deal with the EU “at any cost”.

Damian Green MP: ‘No government has ever published legal advice’ amid calls for Brexit backstop advice to be revealed

Damian Green MP: ‘No government has ever published legal advice’ amid calls for Brexit backstop advice to be revealed

Damian Green MP: ‘No government has ever published legal advice’

Conservative MP Damian Green has said that “no government has ever published legal advice” and that it was “not going to happen”, after former Brexit Secretary David Davis called for Theresa May to publish the legal advice given to the Government on the Irish backstop.

Mims Davies named sports minister after Tracey Crouch resignation

Mims Davies named sports minister after Tracey Crouch resignation

Mims Davies announced as new sports minister

Mims Davies, the MP for Eastleigh has been announced as the new Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport after Tracey Crouch resigned over delays to restrictions on fixed-odds betting machines.

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