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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Yvette Cooper

Power over taxes 'needs to remain with the government - not backbench MPs', says former Downing Street advisor

Power over taxes 'needs to remain with the government - not backbench MPs'

A former Downing Street advisor has aired her concerns over an amendment to the Finance Bill, which will limit the government's financial powers in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Jeremy Corbyn calls for ‘safe space’ for politicians to debate

Jeremy Corbyn calls for ‘safe space’ for politicians to debate after MP Anna Soubry was called a 'Nazi' by protesters

Jeremy Corbyn calls for ‘safe space’ for politicians to debate

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for a “safe space” for political debate, after pro-Remain MP Anna Soubry was confronted by protesters outside of Parliament and called a “Nazi”.

Commuter captures 'Heathrow drone' on camera

Commuter captures 'Heathrow drone' on camera

Commuter captures 'Heathrow drone' on camera

A man on his way home from work filmed an object in the sky he claims is the drone that grounded flights at Heathrow on Tuesday

MPs will get a vote on triggering the backstop or extending transition period if no new agreement by end of 2020

MPs will get a vote on triggering the backstop or extending transition period if no new agreement by end of 2020

MPs will get vote on triggering the backstop if no new agreement by end of 2020

Prime Minister Theresa May has assured MPs that they would get a vote on triggering the backstop, or extending the implementation period, if there is no new agreement by December 2020.

Theresa May

James Duddridge MP: Vote on Finance Bill was 'entirely meaningless'

James Duddridge MP: Vote on Finance Bill was 'entirely meaningless'

The Conservative MP claimed yesterday's vote on the Finance Bill, in which the government was defeated for the first time in over 40 years, was "entirely meaningless".

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Voting through Finance Bill amendment is 'salvo from a pea-shooter'

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Voting through Finance Bill amendment is 'salvo from a pea-shooter'

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Finance Bill amendment vote is 'salvo from a pea-shooter'

Jacob Rees-Mogg likened the actions of Tories who voted for the amendment to the Finance Bill to the tactics of Donald Trump, but admitted Brexit may not happen as planned by March 29

Nicky Morgan: 'It's MPs' responsibility to say we don't support a no deal Brexit'

Nicky Morgan: 'It's MPs' responsibility to say we don't support a no deal Brexit'

Nicky Morgan: 'It's MPs' responsibility to say we don't support no deal'

Nicky Morgan was one of the MPs who voted in favour of Labour MP Yvette Cooper's amendment to the Finance Bill, defying the government

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Anna Soubry MP: Protesters who confronted me were an 'very unpleasant, criminal bunch'

Anna Soubry MP: Protesters who confronted me were an 'very unpleasant, criminal bunch'

Anna Soubry MP: Protesters who confronted me were 'unpleasant' and 'criminal'

Conservative MP Anna Soubry described the protesters that confronted her on Monday as “criminal” and “bully-boys”, after they followed her and called her a “Nazi”.

Sajid Javid

Home Secretary 'wrong' to question whether migrants are 'genuine', says Satbir Singh

Satbir Singh: Home Secretary 'wrong' to question whether migrants are 'genuine'

The chief executive of the Joint Council for Welfare of Immigrants has said it was "wrong" of Sajid Javid to question whether migrants crossing the Channel were "genuine" asylum seekers.

Anna Soubry

Femi Oluwole: Police 'dropped the ball' when Anna Soubry faced 'heightened risk'

Femi Oluwole: Police 'dropped the ball' when Anna Soubry faced 'heightened risk'

Anti-Brexit campaigner Femi Oluwole said police had "dropped the ball" when Conservative MP Anna Soubry was confronted by angry protesters.

Brexit

John Redwood MP: Protesters outside Parliament make 'democratic conversation very difficult'

Protesters outside Parliament make 'democratic conversation very difficult'

Conservative MP John Redwood told Julia Hartley-Brewer that some groups of protesters outside Parliament were "crossing the line".

Monday, January 7, 2019

Monday, January 7, 2019

Linking obesity to willpower 'damages young women', says Badass Women presenter

Linking obesity to willpower 'damages young women', says Badass Women presenter

Linking obesity to willpower 'damages young women', says Badass Women presenter

Harriet Minter of the Badass Women's Hour clashed with a nutritionist over their views on obesity

Theresa May

Tom Brake: 'Very clear' that politicians concentrated on 'their Christmas dinners' - not Brexit

Tom Brake: Politicians concentrated on 'their Christmas dinners' - not Brexit

The Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesman accused politicians across Europe of "concentrating on their Christmas dinners" rather than Brexit.

Norman Lamb

Norman Lamb: NHS is 'politically sexy' for politicians - but 'nobody focuses on social care'

NHS is 'politically sexy' for politicians - but 'nobody focuses on social care'

The former health minister has criticised a new 10-year plan for the NHS, claiming it fails to address issues faced in social care.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Friday, January 4, 2019

Ann Widdecombe says children are too young to be read a story by a drag queen

Ann Widdecombe says children are too young to be read a story by a drag queen

Ann Widdecombe says children are too young to be read a story by a drag queen

Former MP Ann Widdecombe has spoken out against a library's plans to have a drag queen read to children as part of LGBT week

Having to disclose criminal record to employers could 'legitimise discrimination', says study

Having to disclose criminal record to employers could 'legitimise discrimination', says study

Disclosing criminal record to employers could 'legitimise discrimination'

A study has claimed that employers could discriminate against applicants who disclose a criminal conviction

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Sir Bernard Jenkin: Economists 'got their maths wrong' when predicting Brexit economic crash

Sir Bernard Jenkin: Economists 'got their maths wrong' when predicting Brexit economic crash

Sir Bernard Jenkin: Economists 'wrong' when predicting Brexit economic crash

Sir Bernard Jenkin has said that economists' forecasts about Brexit having a negative effect on the UK economy could be wrong

The perception that 'all migrants want to come to Britain' is not true, says aid worker

The perception that 'all migrants want to come to Britain' is not true, says aid worker

Perception that 'all migrants want to come to UK' is not true, says aid worker

Aid worker Rob Lawrie, who works with asylum seekers in camps in France, says the perception they want to settle in the UK over other countries is 'rhetoric' fuelled by the media and controversial figures

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Theresa May 'holding a gun to country's head' over Brexit deal, says shadow transport secretary

Theresa May 'holding a gun to country's head' over Brexit deal, says shadow transport secretary

Theresa May 'holding a gun to country's head' over Brexit deal, says Labour MP

Shadow transport secretary Andy McDonald said Labour would support a second referendum if an alternative Brexit deal was not presented, and criticised the rail fare hikes

Monday, December 31, 2018

Monday, December 31, 2018

Mike Doughty

Stephen Doughty MP to Mike Graham: 'You can't call me a liar on air'

Stephen Doughty MP to Mike Graham: 'You can't call me a liar on air'

Labour MP Stephen Doughty clashed with talkRADIO host Mike Graham during a debate on whether the public wanted a second EU referendum.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Friday, December 28, 2018

Prisons’ illegal phone trade puts families in ‘huge danger’, says Director of Prison Reform Trust

Prisons’ illegal phone trade puts families in ‘huge danger’, says Director of Prison Reform Trust

The illegal phone trade puts families in ‘danger’, says Prison reform expert

Peter Dawson, the Director of the Prison Reform Trust has said the new scheme to give more prisoners in-cell phones will prevent prisoners’ families becoming involved in the illegal phone trade.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Thursday, December 27, 2018

More migrants could cross Channel following US withdrawal from Syria, says former police officer

More migrants could cross Channel following US withdrawal from Syria, says former police officer

More migrants could cross Channel following US withdrawal from Syria, says cop

Donald Trump pulling US troops out of Syria could unsettle the situation in the area leading to more people trying to leave, a former police officer says

Friday, December 21, 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018

Gatwick drones: What to do if you have been affected?

Gatwick drones: What to do if you have been affected

Gatwick drones: What to do if you have been affected

Travel writer Adrian Mills has said that anyone affected by the drone sightings at Gatwick airport should keep all their receipts, even if it is being classed as an exceptional circumstance.

Chris Grayling warns anyone tempted by a copycat drone attack of 'tough penalties'

Chris Grayling warns anyone tempted by a copycat drone attack of 'tough penalties'

Chris Grayling warns of 'tough penalties' for drone copycats

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has said that anyone caught launching a similar drone attack to the one that grounded Gatwick flights will go to jail

Jacob Rees-Mogg: 'I'd like everyone to agree with me on Brexit for Christmas'

Jacob Rees-Mogg: 'I'd like everyone to agree with me on Brexit for Christmas'

Jacob Rees-Mogg: 'I'd like everyone to agree with me on Brexit for Christmas'

Jacob Rees-Mogg tells Julia Hartley-Brewer what Christmas is like in the Rees-Mogg household

Gatwick drones: Why can't they be shot down, and what can be done to prevent another attack?

Gatwick drones: Why can't they be shot down, and what can be done to prevent another attack?

Gatwick drones: Why can't they be shot down and how we can stop them?

Pilot Simon Moores tells Julia Hartley-Brewer why drones can't be shot out of the air, and what needs to be done to stop further attacks

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Vicky Ford MP: 'Speaker has called me a stupid woman'

Vicky Ford MP: 'Speaker has called me a stupid woman'

Vicky Ford MP: 'Speaker has called me a stupid woman'

Conservative MP Vicky Ford says House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has called her a 'stupid woman' following accusations levelled at Jeremy Corbyn that he said such to Theresa May

Stephen Doughty MP: No-deal Brexit is ‘an extremely dangerous situation’

Stephen Doughty MP: No-deal Brexit is ‘an extremely dangerous situation’

Stephen Doughty MP: No-deal Brexit is ‘an extremely dangerous situation’

Labour MP Stephen Doughty has described a no-deal Brexit as “an extremely dangerous situation”, despite the European Commission releasing outlines of a plan to handle a no-deal Brexit. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn urged to apologise after he appeared to call Theresa May a ‘stupid woman’

Jeremy Corbyn urged to apologise after he appeared to call Theresa May a ‘stupid woman’ during PMQs

Corbyn urged to apologise after he appeared to call Theresa May a ‘stupid woman'

Jeremy Corbyn has been urged to "apologise or clarify" what he was saying after being accused of mouthing "stupid woman" at Theresa May during Prime Minister's Questions.

Dominic Grieve MP: ‘The Government will not survive a no-deal chaotic Brexit’

Dominic Grieve MP: ‘The Government will not survive a no-deal chaotic Brexit’

Dominic Grieve MP: ‘The Government will not survive a no-deal chaotic Brexit’

Conservative MP Dominic Grieve has said that the Conservative Government will not survive a no-deal Brexit, addign that it would be “chaotic”.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

We want 'total animal liberation' in 40 years, says vegan activist

We want 'total animal liberation' in 40 years, says vegan activist

A vegan activist has called for an end to "animal agriculture", adding that he hopes the world will make the transition to veganism in the next 40 years.

Chris Williamson: 'I don't think Labour would win' no confidence motion

Chris Williamson: 'I don't think Labour would win' no confidence motion

Chris Williamson: 'I don't think Labour would win' no confidence motion

Labour MP and Corbyn supporter Chris Williamson says that he does not think the Labour party would be successful if they tabled a no confidence motion in the government

Nicky Morgan: 'Jeremy Corbyn is not interested in running a responsible government'

Nicky Morgan: 'Jeremy Corbyn is not interested in running the government'

Conservative MP Nicky Morgan rubbished suggestions of Jeremy Corbyn tabling a motion of no confidence in the government, saying he wants to 'sit back and watch chaos unfold'

Monday, December 17, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

Labour to table motion of no confidence in Theresa May

Labour to table motion of no confidence in Theresa May

Labour to table motion of no confidence in Theresa May

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has told MPs he will table a motion of no confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May over her handling of the Brexit deal vote.

Brexit deal vote to be held in January, Theresa May says

Brexit deal vote to be held in January, Theresa May says

Brexit deal vote to be held in January, Theresa May says

Theresa May told the House of Commons on Monday that the meaningful vote on her Brexit deal will be held in the third week of January

Conservative MP has said in the past that Remainers will not be able to 'stall' Brexit with a second referendum, but now says that it is looking more likely

Nadine Dorries 'fears a second referendum is getting closer'

Nadine Dorries 'fears a second referendum is getting closer'

Conservative MP has said in the past that Remainers will not be able to 'stall' Brexit with a second referendum, but now says that it is looking more likely

'Leave would win by a greater margin' in a second referendum, says Kate Hoey

'Leave would win by a greater margin' in a second referendum, says Kate Hoey

'Leave would win by a greater margin' in a second referendum, says Kate Hoey

Leave campaigner Kate Hoey and Remainer Jim Fitzpatrick MP joined Julia Hartley-Brewer to discuss a second referendum

Lord Adonis: 'Labour must unite to bring a second referendum'

Lord Adonis: 'Labour must unite to bring a second referendum'

Lord Adonis: 'Labour must unite to bring a second referendum'

Lord Andrew Adonis urges the Labour party to vote for a second referendum including a Remain option

Friday, December 14, 2018

Friday, December 14, 2018

Woman cooking

Advertising watchdog bans adverts that feature 'harmful' gender stereotypes

Advertising watchdog bans adverts that feature 'harmful' gender stereotypes

The Advertising Standards Authority has introduced a ban on adverts that feature stereotypical gender roles or characteristics.

Leave

Daniel Hannan: A second referendum would be 'rigged' against Leave voters

Daniel Hannan: A second referendum would be 'rigged' against Leave voters

The Conservative MEP said there would be no option but to stage a "mass boycott" if a second referendum on Brexit took place.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Only thing confidence vote 'flushed out' were 117 'wise and good Conservatives'

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Confidence vote 'flushed out' 117 'wise and good Conservatives'

Jacob Rees-Mogg has hit back against claims from the Chancellor that last night's confidence vote would "flush out extremists" in the party.

Theresa May

MPs who voted against Prime Minister: 'We're not rebels - we're defending British democracy!'

MPs who voted against PM: 'We're not rebels - we're defending British democracy'

Bill Cash, Andrew Bridgen and Steve Baker reveal why they voted to oust Theresa May in last night's confidence vote.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Alastair Campbell: Theresa May is ‘not a top-level Prime Minister’

Alastair Campbell: Theresa May is ‘not a top-level Prime Minister’

Alastair Campbell: Theresa May is ‘not a top-level Prime Minister’

Alastair Campbell has described Theresa May as not a “top-level Prime Minister” instead saying that she had handled the Brexit negotiations “terribly”.

Wes Streeting MP on no confidence vote: This is ‘the most grotesque example of party before country’

Wes Streeting MP on no-confidence vote: This is ‘the most grotesque example of party before country’

Wes Streeting MP on no-confidence vote: This is 'party before country'

Labour MP Wes Streeting has described the no-confidence vote as “the most grotesque example of party before country”.

Grant Shapps MP: ‘We are united in the view’ that Jeremy Corbyn’s Marxist ideas would do more damage

Grant Shapps MP: ‘We are united in the view’ that Jeremy Corbyn’s Marxist ideas would do more damage

Grant Shapps MP: 'Jeremy Corbyn's Marxist ideas would do more damage'

Conservative MP Grant Shapps has said that the Conservative Party remains united on the view that Jeremy Corbyn’s Marxist ideas would “do more damage” to the UK, despite Theresa May set to face a vote of no confidence. 

Dominic Grieve

Leadership contest will serve 'no useful purpose whatsoever', says Dominic Grieve

Dominic Grieve: Leadership contest will serve 'no useful purpose whatsoever'

The former Attorney General claimed the impending confidence vote in Theresa May was "crazy" and would serve "no useful purpose whatsoever".

Owen Paterson

Owen Paterson MP on no-confidence vote: 'All this monkeying around is making people angry'

Owen Paterson MP: 'All this monkeying around is making people angry'

The Conservative MP told talkRADIO a vote of no-confidence in the Prime Minister was triggered because all the "monkeying around" was "making people really angry".

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Norman Lamb

MPs block Norman Lamb's bid to legalise cannabis

MPs block Norman Lamb's bid to legalise cannabis

A move to legalise cannabis by Liberal Democrat MP Norman Lamb has been blocked by MPs.

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP: It was worth losing a day’s pay for lifting the mace to highlight this ‘disgrace of undermining democracy’

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP: It was worth losing a day’s pay for lifting the mace to highlight this ‘disgrace of undermining democracy’

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP: It was worth losing a day's pay for lifting the mace

Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle has said that it was worth losing a day’s pay over lifting the mace in the House of Commons, because it might “highlight the disgrace of undermining democracy” that is being conducted by Theresa May’s government.

 Kate Hoey MP: After ‘back-stabbing’ the DUP, Theresa May cannot expect loyalty

Kate Hoey MP: After ‘backstabbing’ the DUP Theresa May cannot expect loyalty

Kate Hoey MP: After ‘backstabbing’ the DUP Theresa May cannot expect loyalty

Labour MP Kate Hoey has said that the Prime Minister should not “expect loyalty” from the DUP after “backstabbing” them over the Irish Brexit backstop.

Crispin Blunt MP: ‘I submitted my no confidence letter twice’

Crispin Blunt MP: ‘I submitted my no confidence letter twice’

Crispin Blunt MP: ‘I submitted my no confidence letter twice’

Conservative MP Crispin Blunt has admitted that he submitted his no confidence letter in Theresa May twice, after withdrawing it earlier this year when Theresa May brought back a deal from the EU.

Jacob Rees-Mogg: It is in the European Union’s ‘financial interest’ not to ‘punish’ the UK over Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg: It is in the European Union’s ‘financial interest’ not to ‘punish’ the UK over Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg: It is in the EU’s ‘financial interest’ not to ‘punish' us

Jacob Rees-Mogg has said that the EU is “unlikely” to give the UK a “punishment Brexit” because the UK has a £95bn trade deficit with the EU.

Andrew Bridgen MP: Theresa May now thinks ‘any deal is better than no deal’

Andrew Bridgen MP: Theresa May now thinks ‘any deal is better than no deal’

Andrew Bridgen MP: Theresa May now thinks ‘any deal is better than no deal’

Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen has said that Theresa May now think “any deal is better than no deal”, adding that if the Prime Minister’s agreement was not a bad deal, he did not know “what a bad deal looks like”.

Iain Duncan Smith: The 2017 General Election was ‘one of the worst decisions in history’

Iain Duncan Smith: The 2017 General Election was ‘one of the worst decisions in history’

Iain Duncan Smith: The 2017 Election was ‘one of the worst decisions in history'

Conservative MP Iain Duncan Smith has said Theresa May’s decision to hold a General Election in 2017 was “one of the worst decisions made by any government”.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

Theresa May

Theresa May reveals she called off Brexit deal vote over rejection fears

Theresa May reveals she called off Brexit deal vote over rejection fears

In a statement to the House of Commons, the Prime Minister said she had deferred Tuesday's Brexit deal vote because it "would be rejected by a significant margin".

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