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Friday, November 22, 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019

Rishi Sunak: Labour manifesto will hit everyone in their wallets

Rishi Sunak: Labour manifesto will hit everyone in their wallets

He accused Labour of pretending it can fund its manifesto without costing most taxpayers.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Jess Phillips labels Conservatives 'serial liars' over tweet

Jess Phillips labels Conservatives 'serial liars' over tweet

The Conservative Party has been accused of misleading voters on social media for the second time in three days.

Tom Brake: Jo Swinson ‘more popular’ with remainers than PM

Tom Brake: Jo Swinson ‘more popular’ with remainers than PM

He said Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson is “far more popular” than Boris Johnson with Conservative supporters who voted remain.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Prince Andrew to step back from public duties

Prince Andrew to step back from public duties

It follows the royal's widely-criticised television interview about his links with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Chuka Umunna: Corbyn and PM 'pose a threat' to union of UK

Chuka Umunna: Corbyn and PM 'pose a threat' to union of UK

The Liberal Democrat said the two party leaders were both "a threat" to the union of the United Kingdom.

Tory candidate: Send 'nuisance' council tenants to labour camps

Tory candidate: Send 'nuisance' council tenants to labour camps

Tory election candidate Lee Anderson suggested sending "nuisance" council house tenants to labour camps and making them live in tents.

Ken Livingstone: Boris Johnson ‘just wants to be a celebrity’

Ken Livingstone: Boris Johnson ‘just wants to be a celebrity’

The former Labour London Mayor said the Prime Minister is "happy to keep talking about Brexit" because he has no "great political agenda".

Dominic Raab defends CCHQ changing Twitter name to 'factcheckuk'

Dominic Raab defends CCHQ changing Twitter name to 'factcheckuk'

Mr Raab said the Tory Party were "rebutting scaremongering" when its press office rebranded its Twitter account as a fact-checking service.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Amelia Womack: Climate change will get even more expensive

Amelia Womack: Climate change will get even more expensive

Deputy leader Amelia Womack has said if the UK doesn't invest in climate change now, dealing with the effects will be "even more expensive".

Monday, November 18, 2019

Monday, November 18, 2019

Corbyn jokes Prime Minister is his 'warm-up act' at CBI event

Corbyn jokes Prime Minister is his 'warm-up act' at CBI event

The Labour leader made the jibe after Boris Johnson's address at the annual Confederation of British Industry conference.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Friday, November 15, 2019

Ann Widdecombe: Tories offered me a Brexit role if I stood down

Ann Widdecombe: Tories offered me a Brexit role if I stood down

The Brexit Party MEP said Downing Street officials offered her a position in Brexit negotiations if she withdrew from the election race.

Labour pledge free broadband for all by 2030

Labour pledge free broadband for all by 2030

Labour has said it will "bring communities together" with free internet for homes and businesses, but the Lib Dems say it is too expensive.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Steve Bannon: Nigel Farage is 'sophisticated and savvy'

Steve Bannon: Nigel Farage is 'sophisticated and savvy'

Donald Trump's former chief strategist praised the Brexit Party leader for his electoral strategy.

SNP: ‘Unfair’ to exclude Nicola Sturgeon from TV debate

SNP: ‘Unfair’ to exclude Nicola Sturgeon from TV debate

Nicola Sturgeon will join Jo Swinson in taking legal action after being excluded from a televised leaders' debate ahead of the election.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Liberal Democrat campaign bus blocked by anti-austerity protesters

Liberal Democrat campaign bus blocked by anti-austerity protesters

Locals in Haringey blocked the path of Jo Swinson's campaign bus in protest at cuts brought on by the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition.

David Gauke: Conservative majority ‘not in national interest’

David Gauke: Conservative majority ‘not in national interest’

The former Justice Secretary told talkRADIO a parliamentary majority for his former party would mean "essentially a no-deal Brexit".

Liberal Democrats promise £500m to fight knife crime

Liberal Democrats promise £500m to fight knife crime

Jo Swinson has said her party would invest £500 million into youth services to combat knife crime if they win the election on December 12.

Michael Gove: PM ‘hit the nail on the head’ with Jeremy Corbyn jibe

Michael Gove: PM ‘hit the nail on the head’ with Jeremy Corbyn jibe

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster has defended "onanism" comments that Boris Johnson is set to make about Jeremy Corbyn over Brexit.

Labour pledges to ‘end NHS crisis’ with £26bn ‘rescue plan’

Labour pledges to ‘end NHS crisis’ with £26bn ‘rescue plan’

Health funding will get a £26 billion boost under a Labour government, funded by taxing the richest in society, the party has promised.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Annunziata Rees-Mogg to quit ‘vicious political world’ next year

Annunziata Rees-Mogg to quit ‘vicious political world’ next year

The Brexit Party MEP has said she is looking forward to retiring from politics when she gives birth to her third child, due in March.

Dominic Grieve: PM is ‘a liar’ and Corbyn would be ‘disastrous’

Dominic Grieve: PM is ‘a liar’ and Corbyn would be ‘disastrous’

Dominic Grieve has labelled Boris Johnson a "liar" but said he will do "everything possible" to stop Jeremy Corbyn becoming Prime Minister.

Nigel Farage: I was offered a peerage but I’m not for sale

Nigel Farage: I was offered a peerage but I’m not for sale

The Brexit Party leader has told talkRADIO he is "not for sale" after speculation that he stood down candidates in exchange for a Lordship.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Monday, November 11, 2019

Extinction Rebellion float house down River Thames

Extinction Rebellion float house down River Thames

The demonstration aimed to show impact of climate change by highlighting the threat of rising sea levels.

Ann Widdecombe: Brexit Party can deliver Brexit without majority

Ann Widdecombe: Brexit Party can deliver Brexit without majority

The Brexit Party MEP said Boris Johnson's rejection of an electoral pact shows the Conservative's "enormous sense of entitlement".

Friday, November 8, 2019

Friday, November 8, 2019

Man jailed for firing at police in shooting ‘rampage’

Man jailed for firing at police in shooting ‘rampage’

A 33-year-old man has been jailed for 24 years after he opened fire on police officers with a double-barrelled shotgun in Somerset.

Brexit Party candidate: I was assaulted at Leavers of Britain meeting

Brexit Party candidate: I was assaulted at Leavers of Britain meeting

A 19-year-old Brexit Party candidate said he was "very shocked" after a man “hurled abuse” at him while "playing the European anthem”.

Sir Roger Gale willing to back 'flawed' Brexit deal

Sir Roger Gale willing to back 'flawed' Brexit deal

The Tory candidate said he "couldn't understand" the PM's Brexit deal, but argued it was in the interests of the country to get it "done".

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Police appeal one year after burglary led to death of war veteran

Police appeal one year after burglary led to death of war veteran

The Met Police have issued a fresh appeal for information to mark one year since a 98-year-old veteran died after a "violent" burglary.

Stewart Jackson: Remain pact are seeking a 'hung Parliament'

Stewart Jackson: Remain pact are seeking a 'hung Parliament'

Stewart Jackson has dismissed a Remain alliance formed by the Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the Green Party.

Alastair Campbell: I want a hung Parliament

Alastair Campbell: I want a hung Parliament

Tony Blair's former spin doctor said a hung Parliament would keep the possibility of a second referendum "alive".

Ian Austin: Jeremy Corbyn 'doesn't love this country'

Ian Austin: Jeremy Corbyn 'doesn't love this country'

The former Labour minister and aide to Gordon Brown has urged voters to back Boris Johnson at the general election.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Peter Tatchell: Inconvenience of protests is ‘price of democracy’

Peter Tatchell: Inconvenience of protests is ‘price of democracy’

Human rights activist Peter Tatchell has welcomed a court ruling that police were unlawful in imposing a blanket ban on XR London protests.

James Cleverly hits back at Kay Burley's 'empty chair' interview

James Cleverly hits back at Kay Burley's 'empty chair' interview

The Sky News presenter conducted an interview with an empty chair while the Tory Party chairman was speaking to talkRADIO.

Extinction Rebellion win legal challenge over police protest ban

Extinction Rebellion win legal challenge over police protest ban

Extinction Rebellion have won a High Court challenge against the Met Police over a protest ban imposed during their 'Autumn Uprising'.

Luciana Berger: Leaving Labour Party was in the 'national interest'

Luciana Berger: Leaving Labour Party was in the 'national interest'

Ms Berger left Labour to found the Independent Group for Change, before joining the Liberal Democrats in September.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Departing MPs make emotional final speeches in Parliament

Departing MPs make emotional final speeches in Parliament

Those not standing for re-election have said goodbye to the Commons before Parliament is dissolved tomorrow ahead of the general election.

Sir Ed Davey: Jo Swinson excluded from TV debate for being a woman

Sir Ed Davey: Jo Swinson excluded from TV debate for being a woman

The Liberal Democrats' deputy leader said he believes Jo Swinson was excluded from a TV debate because of her gender.

John Bercow '85 per cent responsible for chaos' in Parliament

John Bercow '85 per cent responsible for chaos' in Parliament

Labour MP Kate Hoey said she was "delighted" with the appointment of Sir Lindsay Hoyle as the new Commons Speaker.

Michael Gove: If Diane Abbott can't back a Corbyn deal, how can we?

Michael Gove: If Diane Abbott can't back a Corbyn deal, how can we?

The cabinet minister slated the Labour leader's Brexit policy, joking that it was "as clear as an apology from Vicky Pollard".

Monday, November 4, 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019

Chuka Umunna: Stopping Brexit 'comes before everything else'

Chuka Umunna: Stopping Brexit 'comes before everything else'

The Liberal Democrat MP said his party's "number one priority" was preventing Britain's exit from the EU, but insisted the party had numerous other policies.

Sir Lindsay Hoyle elected new Commons Speaker

Sir Lindsay Hoyle elected new Commons Speaker

Labour MP Sir Lindsay Hoyle has been elected as the new Speaker in the House of Commons after four rounds of voting.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

Theo Paphitis: UK set for one of ‘nastiest elections in history’

Theo Paphitis: UK set for one of ‘nastiest elections in history’

He said he doesn't know who to vote for in the general election, which he predicts will be "one of the nastiest in living history".

Brexit Party election campaign: 'We will contest every seat'

Brexit Party election campaign: 'We will contest every seat'

Nigel Farage said his party would "contest every seat" at the next election unless the Prime Minister agreed to form a pact with his party.

Shailesh Vara: John Bercow's successor 'will speak a lot less'

Shailesh Vara: John Bercow's successor 'will speak a lot less'

Mr Vara - who is one of nine vying to become the next Speaker - said John Bercow had left the role under a "dark cloud".

Antoinette Sandbach: 'Voters have changed their minds on Brexit'

Antoinette Sandbach: 'Voters have changed their minds on Brexit'

Ex-Conservative MP Antoinette Sandbach has joined the Liberal Democrats ahead of the December 12 election.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Man jailed for attack that left police officer partially blind

Man jailed for attack that left police officer partially blind

Sergeant Andy Gore remains blind in one eye after he was spayed in the face with ammonia while responding to a 999 call in April.

Andrew Bridgen and Bercow in spat over Keith Vaz case

Andrew Bridgen and Bercow in spat over Keith Vaz case

The pair became embroiled in a heated back-and-forth in the Commons.

MPs call for John Bercow to be made Lord or Archbishop

MPs call for John Bercow to be made Lord or Archbishop

Calls for a peerage for John Bercow have been pouring in as the outgoing Speaker chairs his final parliamentary session today.

Sir Desmond Swayne: Online abuse contributor to MP exodus

Sir Desmond Swayne: Online abuse contributor to MP exodus

The Tory MP admitted he didn't read messages sent to him via social media to protect his "sanity".

Ken Livingstone: Boris spends too much time 'promoting himself'

Ken Livingstone: Boris spends too much time 'promoting himself'

The ex-Labour Mayor of London said the Prime Minister needed to be in Downing Street "sorting out the mess".

Liz Truss: No one should feel they were hired just for having boobs

Liz Truss: No one should feel they were hired just for having boobs

Liz Truss has called for a different way of thinking on identity and equality, saying no one wants to be the “token woman”.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Tories criticised for mocking Jeremy Corbyn’s Grenfell tribute tie

Tories criticised for mocking Jeremy Corbyn’s Grenfell tribute tie

Conservative MPs have been criticised for mocking Jeremy Corbyn's vivid green tie, which he wore in memory of the Grenfell fire victims.

PMQs: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn lead tributes to Speaker

PMQs: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn lead tributes to Speaker

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn praised the outgoing Commons Speaker John Bercow, as he chaired his last-ever Prime Minister's Questions.

Lord Falconer predicts 'hung Parliament' at next election

Lord Falconer predicts 'hung Parliament' at next election

The Labour peer said the PM had "stripped" his party "of all allies" in the Commons, and would struggle to form a government if he won.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

MPs vote for general election on December 12

MPs vote for general election on December 12

A general election is set to be held on December 12 after MPs rejected an amendment aimed at changing the date of the PM's election plan.

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