Politics

Monday, April 8, 2019

Monday, April 8, 2019

Majority of public supports ‘strong leader willing to break rules’, survey finds

Majority of public supports ‘strong leader willing to break rules’, survey finds

An annual survey on political engagement has found that 54 per cent of respondents believed the country needed a “strong leader willing to break the rules”.

Mark Francois

Mark Francois calls for 'indicative confidence vote' on May

Mark Francois calls for 'indicative confidence vote' on May

Conservative MP Mark Francois has called for an “indicative vote of confidence” on Theresa May’s leadership this week.

Priti Patel

Priti Patel: Corbyn 'most dangerous man to ever lead a political party'

Priti Patel: Corbyn 'most dangerous man to ever lead a political party'

Former minister Priti Patel has condemned Theresa May’s cross-party approach to Brexit for giving “stature and credibility” to Jeremy Corbyn.

 Lord Adonis: Any deal May offers Corbyn ‘is not worth the paper it is written on’

Lord Adonis: Any deal May offers Corbyn ‘is not worth the paper it is written on’

Lord Adonis: Any deal May offers ‘is not worth the paper it is written on'

Lord Andrew Adonis, who supports a second referendum, has said that any deal Theresa May offers the Labour leader “is not worth the paper it is written on”.

Brexit briefing: Tories warn PM over Labour Brexit compromise

Brexit briefing: Tories warn PM over Labour Brexit compromise

Brexit briefing: Tories warn PM over Labour Brexit compromise

Theresa May has angered Tories by holding talks with Labour, with Brexiteers including Boris Johnson concerned she will accept a customs union as the price for a deal with Jeremy Corbyn.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Labour MP on Brexit talks: Corbyn ‘probably longing to be at his allotment’

Labour MP on Brexit talks: Corbyn ‘probably longing to be at his allotment’

Labour MP on Brexit talks: Corbyn ‘probably longing to be at his allotment’

Labour MP Rosie Duffield has said that Jeremy Corbyn is “probably longing to be at the allotment this weekend” as Labour continue to meet with the government to negotiate a Brexit compromise.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019

Nigel Evans MP: ‘Leave’s last victory was June 23 2016’

Nigel Evans MP: ‘Leave’s last victory was June 23 2016’

Tory Brexiteer Nigel Evans has said the attempts to delay or reverse Brexit have made him “nervous for our democracy”.

Sussex Royal

Princes, pornstars, and other mistaken Twitter identities

Princes, pornstars, and other mistaken Twitter identities

From pornstars to vice-presidents, Sussex driving instructor Kevin Keiley isn't the only person to find sharing a Twitter handle with a celebrity has its downsides.

Julian Assange

Julian Assange has 'legitimate fears' over US extradition

Julian Assange has 'legitimate fears' over US extradition

Julian Assange’s faces “legitimate fears” he will be extradited to the United States if he is forced to leave the Ecuadorian embassy, according to his advisor.

Birmingham bombings 1974 IRA

'Botched IRA warning call' led to Birmingham bomb 'murders'

'Botched IRA warning call' led to Birmingham bomb 'murders'

A botched IRA warning call led to the unlawful deaths of 21 people in the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings, an inquest jury has found.

Charlie Mullins

Charlie Mullins: ‘The leaky ceiling is like May’s leadership’

Charlie Mullins: ‘The leaky ceiling is like May’s leadership’

Pimlico Plumbers CEO Charlie Mullins has called on Theresa May to “walk away” and allow a new leader to negotiate a better deal to remain in the EU.

MPs will ‘do just about anything’ to stop Brexit

MPs will ‘do just about anything’ to stop Brexit

MPs will ‘do just about anything’ to stop Brexit

The campaign manager of the Taxpayers’ Alliance has said that MPs will “do just about anything” to stop leaving the European Union, as the House of Lords continue to debate a bill proposing to rule out no-deal Brexit.

Uri Geller says he caused Commons leak because he ‘cares about young people’

Uri Geller: I caused the Commons leak because I care about young people

Uri Geller: I caused the Commons leak because I care about young people

Illusionist Uri Geller has claimed responsibility for the leak in the House of Commons on Thursday saying that he did it because he “cares about young people”.

Theresa May requests Brexit extension until June 30

Theresa May requests Brexit extension until June 30

Theresa May requests Brexit extension until June 30

Theresa May has written to European Council president Donald Tusk requesting an extension to Article 50 until June 30.

Dominic Grieve MP: ‘I have no desire to get rid of Theresa May’

Dominic Grieve MP: ‘I have no desire to get rid of Theresa May’

Dominic Grieve MP: ‘I have no desire to get rid of Theresa May’

Conservative MP Dominic Grieve has said that he has not “no desire to get rid of Theresa May” amid rumours that the Conservative ERG group are considering a no-confidence vote on the prime minister’s leadership.

Sir Bernard Jenkin: Tory MPs will not vote for a ‘Corbyn-Brexit’

Sir Bernard Jenkin: Tory MPs will not vote for a ‘Corbyn-Brexit’

Sir Bernard Jenkin: Tory MPs will not vote for a ‘Corbyn-Brexit’

Conservative MP Sir Bernard Jenkin has said that MPs in his party will not vote for a “Corbyn-Brexit” because they had already voted for Theresa May’s deal “through gritted teeth”.

Brexit briefing: Talks between Corbyn and May continue

Brexit briefing: Talks between Labour and government continue

Brexit briefing: Talks between Labour and government continue

Top-level talks aimed at finding a way out of the Brexit deadlock will continue between the government and Labour on Friday.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Minicab congestion charge Sadiq Khan. Image: Samantha King.

Minicab drivers launch High Court challenge against congestion charge

Minicab drivers launch High Court challenge against congestion charge

A trade union will launch a High Court challenge against the Mayor of London’s decision to introduce the congestion charge for minicab drivers.

Struggling seaside communities will ‘suffer most from Brexit'

Struggling seaside communities will ‘suffer most from Brexit'

Struggling seaside communities will be the hardest hit by Brexit unless they receive major investment, the chair of a Lords select committee has warned.

Police Brexit

Keep Brexit protests 'restrained and respectful', police urge

Keep Brexit protests 'restrained and respectful', police urge

Politicians should “think carefully” avoid inflaming the “incredibly febrile” atmosphere around Brexit, police chiefs have warned.

Fiona Onasanya

Outrage over disgraced MP's support for Cooper bill

Outrage over disgraced MP's support for Cooper bill

A disgraced former Labour MP has caused outrage after she voted for the Cooper bill, which passed by a majority of one in the Commons on Wednesday.

Water leak suspends Commons debate

Water leak suspends Commons debate

The House of Commons sitting has been suspended due to a roof leak above the press gallery. 

Uri Geller claims responsibility for Commons leak

Uri Geller claims responsibility for Commons leak

The TV psychic Uri Geller has claimed responsibility for the leak that brought proceedings in the Commons to a halt earlier today.

Alastair Campbell: Jeremy Corbyn is aware talks with May are ‘an obvious trap’

Alastair Campbell: Jeremy Corbyn is aware talks with May are ‘an obvious trap’

Alastair Campbell: Jeremy Corbyn is aware talks with May are ‘an obvious trap’

Alastair Campbell, who has campaigned for a second referendum on any Brexit deal, has said that the Labour leader is aware that talks with Theresa May are “an obvious trap”.

Brexit briefing: Bill to further delay Brexit clears Commons by one vote

Brexit briefing: Bill to further delay Brexit clears Commons by one vote

Brexit briefing: Bill to further delay Brexit clears Commons by one vote

Proposals to further delay the date of Brexit have moved closer to becoming law after they passed through the Commons by one vote.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Soldiers just ‘fooling around’ by shooting at Corbyn targets

Soldiers just ‘fooling around’ by shooting at Corbyn targets

The soldiers filmed shooting at targets of Jeremy Corbyn were just “fooling around” according to a retired Army Colonel.

Tom Brake: MPs are ‘treading water’ over Brexit

Tom Brake: MPs 'treading water' over Brexit

Tom Brake: MPs 'treading water' over Brexit

The Liberal Democrats’ Brexit spokesman has said that MPs are “treading water” on the issue of Brexit as the UK’s original date of departure passed last week.

Cooper bill progresses to next stage

Cooper bill progresses to next stage

The bill to prevent no-deal Brexit has moved closer to becoming law after the Commons voted to progress it to the next stage.

Vote at 16 debate

'Same arguments' to stop teens voting used to deny women right to vote

'Same arguments' to stop teens voting used to deny women right to vote

A Labour MP has claimed that the arguments against giving teenagers the right to vote were also used in "times gone by" against women.

Huw Merriman

Tory MP claims weight-loss down to Brexit

Tory MP claims weight-loss down to Brexit

Huw Merriman claims to have lost four inches from his waistline because of the stress of Brexit.

Andrew Bridgen

Andrew Bridgen: 'If Corbyn is the answer - what was the question?'

Andrew Bridgen: 'If Corbyn is the answer - what was the question?'

The Conservative MP said it was "unbelievable" that the Prime Minister is working with the Labour leader to solve the Brexit impasse.

Stephen Timms

Stephen Timms: Corbyn and May reaching agreement will be 'tricky'

Stephen Timms: Corbyn and May reaching agreement will be 'tricky'

The Labour MP said it would not be easy for the Prime Minister and opposition leader to come to an agreement on Brexit.

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: PM seeks to delay April 12 Brexit day

Brexit briefing: PM seeks to delay April 12 Brexit day

Theresa May is looking to extend Brexit so she can negotiate a way forward with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Richard Tice Leave Means Leave

Richard Tice: 'Ridiculous machinations’ won’t stop no-deal Brexit

Richard Tice: 'Ridiculous machinations’ won’t stop no-deal Brexit

The co-founder  of Leave Means Leave has said he believes the country will leave the EU without a deal in ten days’ time despite Mrs May’s speech on Tuesday.

May to seek compromise deal with Corbyn

May to seek compromise deal with Corbyn

Theresa May will sit down with Jeremy Corbyn to agree a Brexit deal that can command the support of the house. 

National Action neo-Nazis

'Extreme neo-Nazis' viewed ISIS bomb manuals online

'Extreme neo-Nazis' viewed ISIS bomb manuals online

Nearly as many “extreme neo-Nazis” are referred to a government anti-extremism programme as fundamentalist Islamists, a security minister has warned.

Meet the 'other' independent MPs

Meet the 'other' Independent MPs

Meet the 'other' Independent MPs

Due to the creation of Independent Group in February this year, the number of Independent MPs rocketed from nine to 20 MPs. 

Helen Grant

MP calls for people from 'diverse' backgrounds to appear on banknotes

MP calls for people from 'diverse' backgrounds to appear on banknotes

Conservative MP Helen Grant has called for the Bank of England to feature people from black, Asian, or minority-ethnic backgrounds on banknotes.

Brexit

MPs put forward bill to block no-deal Brexit

MPs put forward bill to block no-deal Brexit

A cross-party group of MPs are preparing to put forward a bill which will prevent the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

Ben Bradshaw

Voters were sold a 'fantasy Brexit' in 2016 referendum

Voters were sold a 'fantasy Brexit' in 2016 referendum

Labour MP Ben Bradshaw has claimed the public were sold a "fantasy" in the EU referendum.

Daffodil farmer says eastern European workers saved his business

Daffodil farmer says European workers 'saved' his business

Daffodil farmer says European workers 'saved' his business

A British daffodil farmer has said that being able to recruit workers from eastern Europe “saved” his business.

Sir Vince Cable

Sir Vince Cable: 'My worst fear is a no-deal Brexit'

Sir Vince Cable: 'My worst fear is a no-deal Brexit'

The Liberal Democrat leader revealed he was keen to avoid "crashing out" of the EU without a deal.

Peter Bone

Peter Bone: Brexit now 'entirely in Prime Minister's hands'

Peter Bone: Brexit now 'entirely in Prime Minister's hands'

The Conservative MP urged Theresa May to embrace a no-deal Brexit and "honour" the referendum result.

Brexit

Brexit briefing: Brexit alternatives rejected in Commons

Brexit briefing: Brexit alternatives rejected in Commons

Last night, MPs failed to find a majority for any of the four alternative Brexit options chosen by Speaker John Bercow.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

Brexit protester

Leave campaign 'hijacked', MP claims during petition debate

Leave campaign 'hijacked', MP claims during petition debate

Leave campaign ‘hijacked for dangerous ends’ an MP has claimed during a debate on revoking Article 50.

St Pancras flag waver

St Pancras protester admits public nuisance charge

St Pancras protester admits public nuisance charge

A flag-waving Brexit protester has admitted in Westminster Magistrates Court to halting Eurostar trains out of St Pancras by climbing onto a station roof.

Extinction Rebellion House of Commons

Naked protesters disrupt Commons proceedings

Naked protesters disrupt Commons proceedings

A dozen climate protesters disrupted proceedings in the Commons by flashing MPs from the public gallery during today's debate.

MPs vote on alternative Brexit options

MPs vote on alternative Brexit options

MPs have begun voting on alternative Brexit options in an attempt to find one that commands a majority.

Jacob Rees-Mogg AfD

Rees-Mogg denies supporting 'overtly racist' German party

Rees-Mogg denies supporting 'overtly racist' German party

Jacob Rees-Mogg has denied supporting an anti-Islam German party after tweeting a speech by its leader.

Nigel Evans

Nigel Evans MP: Remain MPs think leave voters are ‘thick’

Nigel Evans MP: Remain MPs think leave voters are ‘thick’

Conservative MP Nigel Evans has warned that Remain-backing MPs will try to fool leave voters by delivering “Brexit in name only”.

Steve Brine

Steve Brine asks Julia Hartley-Brewer to tell him 'the point of Brexit'

Steve Brine asks Julia Hartley-Brewer to tell him 'the point of Brexit'

The former public health minister asked talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer what "the point" of Brexit was during a heated debate.

Kate Hoey

Kate Hoey 'couldn't live' with Labour calling for second referendum

Kate Hoey 'couldn't live' with Labour calling for second referendum

The co-chair of Labour Leave revealed she was vehemently against a second referendum.

People's Vote

Mark Francois on Brexit: Will of the people 'has to triumph'

Mark Francois on Brexit: Will of the people 'has to triumph'

The ERG's deputy chair said MPs were "honour-bound" to respect the result of the EU referendum, as rumours of a "coup" to overturn Brexit emerge.

Brexit

Brexit briefing: MPs to stage fresh votes on alternative Brexit options

Brexit briefing: MPs to stage fresh votes on alternative Brexit options

MPs are set to stage another series of "indicative" votes today on alternatives to Theresa May's Brexit deal.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Michael Heseltine

Lord Heseltine: Pro-Brexit populism is 'unacceptable and repugnant'

Lord Heseltine: Pro-Brexit populism is 'unacceptable and repugnant'

Michael Heseltine has condemned the rise of pro-Brexit populism as “unacceptable and repugnant”.

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