Politics

Monday, August 12, 2019

Monday, August 12, 2019

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".

Corbyn urges top civil servant to block 'abuse of power' no-deal

Corbyn urges top civil servant to block 'abuse of power' no-deal

The Labour leader has urged a top civil servant to block Boris Johnson from pushing through a no-deal Brexit if an election is called.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Chief whip Mark Spencer ‘hacked’ with cat tweet

Chief whip Mark Spencer ‘hacked’ with cat tweet

Mark Spencer said he was 'hacked' after an unintelligible tweet was posted along with an image of a cat.

War veteran jailed for 'threatening' tweets to MP Heidi Allen

War veteran jailed for 'threatening' tweets to MP Heidi Allen

A Falklands War veteran has been jailed for 24 weeks for sending “threatening” tweets to former Conservative MP Heidi Allen.

Scotland won't 'forgive' Labour if they permit second Indyref

Scotland won't 'forgive' Labour if they permit second Indyref

Lib Dem Christine Jardine said a "large section" of Scotland would struggle to forgive Labour if it allowed a second independence vote.

Sir Malcolm Rifkind: Post-Brexit election would be 'ludicrous'

Sir Malcolm Rifkind: Post-Brexit election would be 'ludicrous'

The ex-Foreign Secretary said a general election after October 31 would be pointless.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Kate Hoey calls for disbanding of 'one-sided' Electoral Commission

Kate Hoey calls for disbanding of 'one-sided' Electoral Commission

The Labour MP accused the election watchdog of being "one-sided" after it fined leave campaigner Darren Grimes £20,000.

Mark Francois: Labour-SNP pact ‘transparent and ridiculous’

Mark Francois: Labour-SNP pact ‘transparent and ridiculous’

The Tory MP told talkRADIO that an alliance between the two parties in an effort to oust Boris Johnson would be "ridiculous".

John McDonnell 'making policy on the hoof' with Indyref promise

John McDonnell 'making policy on the hoof' with Indyref promise

Labour's shadow chancellor said his party would not block a second vote on Scottish independence in a bid to get the SNP on side.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

MPs launch legal action to stop no-deal Brexit

MPs launch legal action to stop no-deal Brexit

A group of 70 politicians have launched legal action to prevent Boris Johnson suspending Parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit.

Lord Adonis: 'Staying in the EU is in Britain's best interests'

Lord Adonis: 'Staying in the EU is in Britain's best interests'

The Labour peer has insisted that stopping Brexit is "the best thing for us to do as a country".

EU believes Britain is 'not prepared' to leave with no deal

EU believes Britain is 'not prepared' to leave with no deal

Tory MP David Davis said EU officials believed Britain was bluffing about being ready to leave without a deal on October 31.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Monday, August 5, 2019

Nicola Sturgeon: Theresa May talks were ‘soul destroying’

Nicola Sturgeon: Theresa May talks were ‘soul destroying’

Nicola Sturgeon has said her conversations with Theresa May during her time as Prime Minister were “pretty soul destroying”.

Corbyn: Labour will table no confidence vote ‘when we can win’

Corbyn: Labour will table no confidence vote ‘when we can win’

Jeremy Corbyn has said a no confidence vote is on the cards while Boris Johnson says a general election is the "last thing" he wants to do.

Iain Duncan Smith: 'Conniving' remainers could form a government

Iain Duncan Smith: 'Conniving' remainers could form a government

Iain Duncan Smith said "conniving so and so's" could form an anti-Brexit government if Boris Johnson lost a snap election.

Chuka Umunna: Corbyn 'flunked' opportunity to trigger election

Chuka Umunna: Corbyn 'flunked' opportunity to trigger election

The Liberal Democrat MP said the Labour leader had been "appallingly bad" at holding the government to account.

Boris will see 'stonking good victory' in snap election

Boris will see 'stonking good victory' in snap election

Tory MP Owen Paterson said the Prime Minister would emerge victorious in a snap election - but only if he delivers Brexit first.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Friday, August 2, 2019

Femi Oluwole: 'I won’t let Boris Johnson destroy our future'

Femi Oluwole: 'I won’t let Boris Johnson destroy our future'

The remain campaigner has delivered a letter to Boris Johnson that said he rejected “your Brexit, your values, and your lies”.

Lord Adonis sparks backlash for comparing Brexit to teen suicide

Lord Adonis sparks backlash for comparing Brexit to teen suicide

The Labour peer has been criticised for likening a no-deal Brexit to threatening suicide.

Trump promises cure for AIDS and cancer 'very shortly'

Trump promises cure for AIDS and cancer 'very shortly'

Donald Trump has said his government will be curing AIDS and childhood cancer at an Ohio rally.

Christine Jardine: 'Simple solution to Brexit is to cancel it'

Christine Jardine: 'Simple solution to Brexit is to cancel it'

Lib Dem MP Christine Jardine came to blows with talkRADIO’s Mike Graham for claiming the "simple solution" to Brexit is to stop it.

Arlene Foster: DUP will support Johnson despite by-election loss

Arlene Foster: DUP will support Johnson despite by-election loss

The DUP leader said the Conservatives' loss in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election does not affect her party's pledge to support the government.

Liberal Democrats cruise to Wales by-election victory

Liberal Democrats cruise to Wales by-election victory

Boris Johnson has been left with a working majority of just one after a major defeat in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election in Wales.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Sajid Javid sets aside £2 billion for no-deal Brexit

Sajid Javid sets aside £2 billion for no-deal Brexit

The Chancellor has earmarked more than £2 billion to prepare for a no-deal Brexit in a major departure from his predecessor Philip Hammond.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Boris Johnson dines with DUP in Northern Ireland to retain majority

Boris Johnson dines with DUP in Northern Ireland to retain majority

Boris Johnson has met with senior DUP figures in Northern Ireland in an effort to continue the deal keeping his government in power.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Alastair Campbell: Corbyn cannot lead Labour into power

Alastair Campbell: Corbyn cannot lead Labour into power

The former Labour adviser has questioned “where the hell have the Labour Party been” since Boris Johnson took power.

Richard Ratcliffe asks PM to protect Brits abroad in new petition

Richard Ratcliffe asks PM to protect Brits abroad in new petition

A new petition is calling on Boris Johnson to introduce a new law to ensure the government protects British citizens when they're abroad.

Mark Francois: ‘Plain as a pikestaff’ Withdrawal Agreement is dead

Mark Francois: ‘Plain as a pikestaff’ Withdrawal Agreement is dead

He said he supports Boris Johnson’s pledge not to speak with the European Union until it drops the Irish backstop.

Boris Johnson pledges farmers will get a ‘better deal’ after Brexit

Boris Johnson pledges farmers will get a ‘better deal’ after Brexit

He said Britain’s farmers will benefit from leaving the European Union’s common agricultural policy, ahead of today’s visit to Wales.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Monday, July 29, 2019

Mark Field climate protest investigation dropped

Mark Field climate protest investigation dropped

The investigation into Mark Field's confrontation with a climate change protester has been dropped since he was sacked from his ministerial role.

Britain to legalise cannabis 'within 15 years'

Britain to legalise cannabis 'within 15 years'

Liberal Democrat Sir Norman Lamb has predicted that cannabis will be legalised in the UK following a cross-party research trip to Canada.

Tracey Crouch: Why I turned down Cabinet role

Tracey Crouch: Why I turned down Cabinet role

She delayed her ascension to the cabinet to spend more time with her three-year-old son.

Britain ‘at the front of the queue’ for US trade deal

Britain ‘at the front of the queue’ for US trade deal

The Foreign Secretary spoke to talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer about the global trade deals he is looking at for the UK.

Lord Adonis: PM’s reshuffle leaves ‘unburied dead’ in Parliament

Lord Adonis: PM’s reshuffle leaves ‘unburied dead’ in Parliament

He said Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle leaves the government in a more precarious position than it was before.

Boris Johnson ramps up no-deal Brexit plans ahead of Scotland trip

Boris Johnson ramps up no-deal Brexit plans ahead of Scotland trip

He has stepped up preparations for a no-deal Brexit ahead of his first visit to Scotland as Prime Minister.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Friday, July 26, 2019

Jacob Rees-Mogg issues list of 'banned words for staff'

Jacob Rees-Mogg issues list of 'banned words for staff'

The new leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg, has demanded a return to imperial measurements in a new set of rules for his staff.

Battersea puts forward candidates for Downing Street dog

Battersea puts forward candidates for Downing Street dog

The Prime Minister is understood to have raised the prospect of bringing in a dog when he addressed staff in Number 10 for the first time.

Annunziata Rees-Mogg not ready to support ‘blustery’ Boris

Annunziata Rees-Mogg not ready to support ‘blustery’ Boris

She is glad Boris Johnson “actually believes in Brexit” but is not yet ready to endorse the new Prime Minister

Jacob Rees-Mogg: No certainty of an October 31 Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg: No certainty of an October 31 Brexit

The House of Commons leader said a delay to Brexit was "highly unlikely", but he refused to rule out the possibility.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Thursday, July 25, 2019

EU negotiator: Boris Johnson’s Brexit stance ‘unacceptable’

EU negotiator: Boris Johnson’s Brexit stance ‘unacceptable’

Michel Barnier has called Boris Johnson’s Brexit approach “rather combative” and “unacceptable”.

Jared O’Mara: Jeremy Corbyn 'constantly snubbed me'

Jared O’Mara: Jeremy Corbyn 'constantly snubbed me'

Former Labour MP Jared O'Mara has accused the party of bullying and said he will be taking time out to deal with mental health issues.

SNP's Ian Blackford dubs Boris Johnson UK's 'last Prime Minister'

SNP's Ian Blackford dubs Boris Johnson UK's 'last Prime Minister'

Ian Blackford has branded Boris Johnson the “last Prime Minister of the UK” in Mr Johnson’s first Prime Minister’s Questions as leader.

NHS ‘not for sale’ says PM in first Commons clash with Corbyn

NHS ‘not for sale’ says PM in first Commons clash with Corbyn

The Prime Minister addressed the Commons for the first time today and shut down claims that he would trade off the NHS.

Jo Swinson urges Corbyn to launch no-confidence vote in PM

Jo Swinson urges Corbyn to launch no-confidence vote in PM

The Liberal Democrat leader has called on Jeremy Corbyn to table a no-confidence motion in Boris Johnson.

EU were 'spoilt' with Theresa May as Prime Minister

EU were 'spoilt' with Theresa May as Prime Minister

Tory MP Andrew Bridgen said he is optimistic that Britain's new leader will secure a better deal than his predecessor.

Iain Duncan Smith: Boris's cabinet has ‘nowhere to hide’

Iain Duncan Smith: Boris's cabinet has ‘nowhere to hide’

There are no excuses if the new Cabinet fail to deliver Brexit, former Tory Party leader Iain Duncan Smith has said.

Who is in Boris Johnson's Cabinet?

Who is in Boris Johnson's Cabinet?

Britain's new Prime Minister appointed his top team last night. Here's your guide to who's who.

Richard Tice: Brexit Party is 'here to stay'

Richard Tice: Brexit Party is 'here to stay'

The Brexit Party chairman insisted the party would continue to influence "British politics and history".

Boris Johnson to hold first Cabinet meeting

Boris Johnson to hold first Cabinet meeting

Boris Johnson's newly-appointed Cabinet will meet for the first time this morning.

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