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Friday, November 23, 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018

Theresa May in Brussels

Brexit deal is a 'country mile from what people voted for', says Owen Paterson MP

Owen Paterson MP: Brexit deal is a 'country mile from what people voted for'

The Conservative MP has warned that not delivering the Brexit "people voted for" would result in "shock and disillusion with the whole political establishment".

'Noteworthy' that 'quite a few' perpetrators of terror attacks were known to MI5, says Dominic Grieve

'Noteworthy' that 'quite a few' perpetrators of terror attacks were known to MI5

Dominic Grieve has said it is "noteworthy" that a number of perpetrators behind terror attacks in the UK last year were already known to MI5.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Wrapping paper

Is it acceptable to crowdfund your children’s Christmas presents?

Is it acceptable to crowdfund your children’s Christmas presents?

A dad-of-five has received a lot of attention after asking strangers to help buy Christmas presents for children via a GoFundMe page.

Extinction Rebellion: ‘Unless you’re Donald Trump, there is no doubt climate change is caused by carbon emissions’

Extinction Rebellion: ‘Unless you’re Donald Trump, there is no doubt climate change is caused by carbon emissions’

Extinction Rebellion: ‘Unless you’re Trump, there's no doubt on climate change'

George Barda, the spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion, the group responsible for causing disruption to London traffic this week, has said that “unless you are Donald Trump” there is no doubt climate change is caused by carbon emissions “pumped out” by humans.

Robert Halfon: 'I've written to Father Christmas asking for Brexit to be over'

Robert Halfon: 'I've written to Father Christmas asking for Brexit to be over'

Robert Halfon MP told Julia Hartley-Brewer that he won't vote for Theresa May's Brexit deal, but that he hasn't submitted a letter of no confidence in the Prime Minister

Ben Bradshaw MP: It is either Theresa May’s deal or no Brexit as MPs will stop ‘catastrophic’ no-deal Brexit

Ben Bradshaw MP: 'A People's Vote is growing more likely by the day'

Ben Bradshaw MP: 'A People's Vote is growing more likely by the day'

Labour MP Ben Bradshaw has said that there are only two options for leaving the European Union; the Prime Minister’s deal or no Brexit, because MPs will stop the “catastrophe” of a no deal Brexit.

Pharmacy

There's an 'awful lot of work' to do to keep medicine flowing in event of no-deal Brexit, says Matt Hancock

There's 'a lot of work to do' to keep medicine flowing in case of no-deal Brexit

The health secretary has claimed there is an "awful lot of work" to do in order to ensure an "unhindered supply of drugs" in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Brexit Protest

John Redwood MP: 'I haven't heard a single no-deal scare story I believe'

John Redwood MP: 'I haven't heard a single no-deal scare story I believe'

The Conservative MP said he does not believe "a single scare story" about what would happen to the UK in the case of a no-deal Brexit.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Theresa May

Theresa May: Brexit vote was a 'great exercise in democracy'

Theresa May: Brexit vote was a 'great exercise in democracy'

The Prime Minister defended the EU referendum during a meeting in the House of Commons, claiming it was a "great exercise in democracy".

Apple 'applauded' for removing Tumblr over child abuse images

Apple 'applauded' for removing Tumblr over child abuse images

CEO of Freedom From Abuse has called for more tech giants to take action.

EU

Daniel Hannan: Staying in customs union puts UK in 'worse situation than before'

Daniel Hannan: Staying in customs union puts UK in 'worse situation than before'

The Conservative MEP told Julia Hartley-Brewer that being "half in half out" of the customs union is an "appalling decision".

Protester

Environmental activists form human road blocks in effort to bring London to a standstill

Environmental activists form human road blocks in effort to stall London traffic

Extinction Rebellion have launched another day of protest action, blocking roads in London in an effort to create gridlock in the capital.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

ID cards should be used to tighten controls on immigration, says Lord Adonis

ID cards should be used to tighten controls on immigration, says Lord Adonis

Electronic ID cards should be a “badge of citizenship” and not an “obligation” says Lord Andrew Adonis.

Officers need public support dealing with violent suspects, says police chief

Officers need public support dealing with violent suspects, says police chief

Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Sir Steve House said passers-by should only help officers struggling with violent suspects "if they can safely do so".

DUP

Government is 'paralysed' without support of the DUP, says Andrew Bridgen MP

Government is 'paralysed' without DUP support, says Andrew Bridgen MP

Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen has said the government is "paralysed" without the support of the DUP.

Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May

Corbyn should 'throw down the gauntlet' and try to force an election, says Sir Vince Cable

Sir Vince: Corbyn should 'throw down gauntlet' and force an election

The Liberal Democrat leader said Jeremy Corbyn should "throw down the gauntlet" and "see where he stands".

Monday, November 19, 2018

Monday, November 19, 2018

Ann Widdecombe

Ann Widdecombe: Women should not embrace the 'cult of victimhood'

Ann Widdecombe: Women should not embrace the 'cult of victimhood'

The former politician clashed with Badass Women's Hour host Harriet Minter over whether there should be a quota for the number of women in Parliament.

Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP: Theresa May's Brexit deal is 'unacceptable'

Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP: Theresa May's Brexit deal is 'unacceptable'

The former Parliamentary private secretary has called Theresa May’s withdrawal bill “unacceptable", claiming it "won't pass through Parliament".

Anti-Brexit campaigner

Brexit deal is the most 'expensive fudge in the history of the world', claims Stephen Kinnock MP

Stephen Kinnock MP: Brexit deal is the most 'expensive fudge' in world history

The Labour MP claimed Theresa May's draft Brexit deal is a "truck-load of fudge" during an appearance on the breakfast show.

Grant Shapps mugs

Grant Shapps MP addresses his viral 'mug collection' tweet

Grant Shapps MP addresses his viral 'mug collection' tweet

Grant Shapps told Julia Hartley-Brewer his mug collection "brightened" his experience of reading the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement, after a posed photo of the MP surrounded by the colourful drinking vessels went viral.

Michael Gove

Michael Gove could lead Brexit if Theresa May 'went under a bus', says Lord Digby Jones

Gove could lead Brexit if Theresa May 'went under a bus', says Lord Digby Jones

If the Prime Minister "went under a bus", Michael Gove could be the leader the UK needs, Lord Digby Jones has claimed.

Dominic Raab

Dominic Grieve MP: It is 'impossible to believe' that Dominic Raab was surprised by draft Brexit deal

Dominic Grieve: It's 'impossible' that Dominic Raab was surprised by Brexit deal

Conservative MP Dominic Grieve has said he finds it "impossible" that the former Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab, did not know "the sort of direction" negotiations with the EU were travelling in.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018

 Gerard Batten: The EU ‘are laughing at us’ after seven resign over Theresa May's deal

Gerard Batten: The EU ‘are laughing at us’ after seven resign over Theresa May's deal

Gerard Batten: The EU ‘are laughing at us’

UKIP leader Gerard Batten has said that the European Union is “laughing at us” after Theresa May published her proposed EU Withdrawal Agreement.

The Spice Girls encourage UK 'to come together' to sort Brexit out

The Spice Girls encourage UK 'to come together' to sort Brexit out

The Spice Girls encourage UK 'to come together' to sort Brexit out

The Spice Girls have said they want to bring “lightness and joy” and think Britain should come together to sort out Brexit together. 

Andrea Jenkyns: 'I'll be surprised if May won vote of no confidence'

Andrea Jenkyns: 'I'll be surprised if May won vote of no confidence'

The MP has also claimed that a current government minister will be submitting a letter of no confidence.

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.

Sarah Wollaston MP: Tory leadership challenge would be 'bonkers'

Sarah Wollaston MP: Tory leadership challenge would be 'bonkers'

The MP for Totnes has called for a People's Vote on the Brexit deal.

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. 

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."

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.

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.

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".

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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".

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

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".

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

‘Testing prisoners for cannabis caused the Spice epidemic,’ says former government adviser

‘Testing prisoners for cannabis led to the Spice epidemic,’ says former government adviser

‘Testing prisoners for cannabis led to the Spice epidemic,’ says former adviser

Professor David Nutt has said that it was an “absurd idea” to “cure prisoners” by testing for their use of cannabis, and it has led to the Spice epidemic.

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".

Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn's Remembrance Day anorak was 'deliberately disrespectful', says Andre Walker

Jeremy Corbyn's Remembrance Day anorak was 'deliberately disrespectful'

New York Observer columnist Andre Walker has claimed an anorak worn by Jeremy Corbyn to a Remembrance Sunday event was "deliberately disrespectful".

Friday, November 9, 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018

Iceland's palm oil Christmas ad 'might have been permitted without connection to Greenpeace'

Iceland's palm oil Christmas ad 'might have been permitted without connection to Greenpeace'

Iceland Christmas ad 'might have been permitted without Greenpeace connection'

A retail expert has said that Iceland's Christmas advert, which features a repackaged animation by Greenpeace warning against the use of palm oil, might have been permitted on air had it not been connected to the campaigner

Culture secretary reveals 'Lego Death Star' is the biggest thing he's built

Culture secretary reveals 'Lego Death Star' is the biggest thing he's built

Jeremy Wright MP revealed his love of Lego to Julia Hartley-Brewer, adding that a 4,500 piece Lego Death Star was the largest thing he had built from the plastic bricks.

Jeremy Wright

Jeremy Wright MP says reports he doesn't read newspapers are 'complete nonsense'

Culture secretary says reports he doesn't read newspapers are 'nonsense'

The culture secretary has branded reports that he doesn't read newspapers as "complete nonsense", claiming his comments were taken "wholly out of context".

UK border

Home Office should be 'put in the dock' for losing track of foreign criminals in UK, says vice chair of Migration Watch

Home Office should be 'put in the dock' for losing track of foreign criminals

The vice chair of Migration Watch UK has said the Home Office should be "put in the dock" for losing track of 450 foreign criminals in the last two and a half years.

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

Stop and search

'What's worse: a policeman's hands in your pockets or a knife stuck in your belly?' says former Scotland Yard detective

New police recruits 'probably think stop and search is racist'

A former Scotland Yard detective has said stop and search is a "useful tool" in the fight against knife crime, but claimed that new police recruits "probably think" it's "racist".

 Tom Tugendhat MP: Politicians should be challenged by the press

Tom Tugendhat MP: Politicians should be challenged by the press

Tom Tugendhat MP: Politicians should be challenged by the press

Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat has said that politicians should be “challenged” by the media and “should find it uncomfortable” after a CNN reporter had his White House pass revoked for confronting President Trump.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Knife

Mayor of London has 'left it too late' to make an immediate impact on knife crime, says charity founder

Mayor of London has 'left it too late' to tackle knife crime, says charity CEO

The founder of a charity which works with young people living on Inner London estates has claimed Sadiq Khan has "left it too late" to tackle rising instances of knife crime.

Art installation honours 73,000 Commonwealth soldiers killed in the Battle of the Somme

Art installation honours 73,000 Commonwealth soldiers killed in the Battle of the Somme

Art installation honours 73,000 Commonwealth soldiers killed in the Somme

An art installation depicting almost 73,000 model bodies in shrouds will be held to mark the centenary of the First World War Armistice

 The ‘meat tax’ is not about ‘punishing individuals’, says cancer policy expert

The ‘meat tax’ is not about ‘punishing individuals’, says cancer policy expert

The ‘meat tax’ is not about ‘punishing individuals’, says cancer policy expert

Louise Meincke has said that the ‘meat tax’, which would increase the cost of processed meat by 79% was not about “punishing individuals”, but about encouraging governments to improve the affordability of healthy foods.

‘Gagging’ clauses ‘in standard use’ to ban charities and companies from criticising Theresa May

‘Gagging’ clauses ‘in standard use’ to ban charities and companies from criticising Theresa May

'Gagging' clauses banned charities and companies from criticising Theresa May

The Times’ Paul Morgan-Bentley has said that a Times investigation found that 40 charities and more than 300 companies have been banned from publicly criticising the Prime Minister and her Cabinet.

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