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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Lord Heseltine: Boris Johnson was 'wrong' to pull Brexit Bill

Lord Heseltine: Boris Johnson was 'wrong' to pull Brexit Bill

The former deputy PM said pulling the Withdrawal Agreement Bill after it secured a second reading was the "wrong decision".

Stephen Timms: I hope Keith Vaz stays in Parliament

Stephen Timms: I hope Keith Vaz stays in Parliament

The Labour MP says disgraced Labour member Keith Vaz should stand at the next election as he has made a “great contribution” to Parliament.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Monday, October 28, 2019

MPs reject Boris Johnson’s bid for December 12 general election

MPs reject Boris Johnson’s bid for December 12 general election

The Prime Minister has said he will put forward a "short Bill" to try again to get MPs to back having an election on December 12 after they rejected it this evening.

Man trapped on Carlisle chimney confirmed dead by Cumbria police

Man trapped on Carlisle chimney confirmed dead by Cumbria police

The man who was trapped at the top of Dixon's chimney in Carlisle for more than 12 hours was pronounced dead by paramedics at around 4.45pm.

Police continue mission to rescue man dangling from 290ft chimney

Police continue mission to rescue man dangling from 290ft chimney

Cumbria police are continuing a rescue mission after a man became stuck at the top of the 290ft Dixon's Chimney at 2.22am this morning.

Richard Tice: Only Brexit Party can keep Conservatives ‘honest’

Richard Tice: Only Brexit Party can keep Conservatives ‘honest’

The MEP said Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan could leave Britain locked in a “never-ending transition”.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Tony Blair will 'struggle' to back Labour at election

EXCLUSIVE: Tony Blair will 'struggle' to back Labour at election

In an exclusive interview with talkRADIO, the former PM revealed he was not the "world's greatest supporter" of Jeremy Corbyn.

Alastair Campbell: PM's general election bid ‘anti-democratic’

Alastair Campbell: PM's general election bid ‘anti-democratic’

People's Vote campaigner Alastair Campbell has said Labour should not back Boris Johnson's "terrible idea" to hold a December 12 election.

Sam Gyimah: 'I'm free and liberated in the Lib Dems'

Sam Gyimah: 'I'm free and liberated in the Lib Dems'

The ex-Tory leadership contender said he felt "free" since defecting to the Liberal Democrats.

Sajid Javid: Tories will ‘put on proper fight’ in general election

Sajid Javid: Tories will ‘put on proper fight’ in general election

Sajid Javid has backed Boris Johnson's call for a pre-Christmas general election, saying the government has been "left with no choice".

Police chief: Brexit ‘massive factor’ in tackling migrant security

Police chief: Brexit ‘massive factor’ in tackling migrant security

Ex-superintendent Leroy Logan said tackling the "tidal wave" of people risking their lives to enter the UK is "not just a policing issue".

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Tory MP: Government division rumours ‘absolutely correct’

Tory MP: Government division rumours ‘absolutely correct’

The Conservative Party is reportedly in disagreement over whether Boris Johnson should call a general election before Christmas.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Christine Jardine: ‘Parliament not the problem’ in Brexit process

Christine Jardine: ‘Parliament not the problem’ in Brexit process

The Liberal Democrat has defended Parliament and said the PM "should have known" MPs would refuse his bid to fast-track Brexit legislation.

PMQs: Human traffickers should be 'hunted down', says PM

PMQs: Human traffickers should be 'hunted down', says PM

News of the discovery of 39 dead bodies in a lorry in Thurrock, Essex, this morning has dominated Prime Minister's Questions.

Two teenagers sentenced for racist attack on Korean student

Two teenagers sentenced for racist attack on Korean student

Louis Barrett and Bradley Garrett have been sentenced for the hate crime against a Korean university student in Brighton two years ago.

Mark Francois: DUP has offered ‘a bit of an olive branch’

Mark Francois: DUP has offered ‘a bit of an olive branch’

The Conservative MP has said that the a "revised timetable" to debate the Brexit Bill could be achieved if the DUP is onside.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Motoring journalist prosecuted after filming himself speeding

Motoring journalist prosecuted after filming himself speeding

Joe Achilles was fined more than £600 and given six points on his licence for filming himself driving at nearly 100mph on a Derbyshire road.

Two-week Extinction Rebellion protests cost police £21 million

Two-week Extinction Rebellion protests cost police £21 million

Policing a climate change protest - which began on October 7 - cost Scotland Yard £21 million, a bill set to rise by several million pounds.

Iain Duncan Smith: MPs should debate 'non-stop' until Brexit passes

Iain Duncan Smith: MPs should debate 'non-stop' until Brexit passes

Iain Duncan Smith has urged MPs to "go round the clock" after many criticised Boris Johnson's fast-track schedule for Brexit debate.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Monday, October 21, 2019

Bob Stewart: Parliament shouldn't have say on Brexit deal

Bob Stewart: Parliament shouldn't have say on Brexit deal

The Conservative MP said a decision on a Brexit deal should be made by the government and the EU - not Parliament.

Andrew Bridgen: No deal ‘back on the table’ if PM’s deal passes

Andrew Bridgen: No deal ‘back on the table’ if PM’s deal passes

The Tory MP said the Benn Act - designed to block a no-deal Brexit - will no longer apply if MP's back Boris Johnson's deal.

Brexit Party MEP: 'Hard to imagine better outcome than PM’s deal'

Brexit Party MEP: 'Hard to imagine better outcome than PM’s deal'

John Longworth said he can't imagine a "better outcome" than Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, in contrast to Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage.

Sir Vince Cable: Chance of MPs backing second referendum ‘50/50’

Sir Vince Cable: Chance of MPs backing second referendum ‘50/50’

The former Lib Dem leader said support has increased for putting a Brexit deal back to the people in a second referendum.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019

Priti Patel: ‘The days of blocking Brexit are long gone’

Priti Patel: ‘The days of blocking Brexit are long gone’

The Home Secretary has praised Boris Johnson's "tremendous leadership" as she urged MPs to back his Brexit deal in the Commons tomorrow.

Dominic Raab: Corbyn wants Britain 'stuck in the mud' on Brexit

Dominic Raab: Corbyn wants Britain 'stuck in the mud' on Brexit

The Foreign Secretary accused the Labour Party of trying to "exploit" Brexit for "political purposes".

DUP: Boris Johnson 'shouldn't be surprised' we won't back his deal

DUP: Boris Johnson 'shouldn't be surprised' we won't back his deal

The DUP's Brexit spokesman said the Prime Minister had "not honoured the pledges" he made to the party within his new Brexit deal.

Frank Field MP: If Brexit deal passes Lib Dems 'are finished'

Frank Field MP: If Brexit deal passes Lib Dems 'are finished'

The Independent MP slated the party for focusing on one policy - to stop Brexit.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Dominic Grieve: Deal is just beginning of ‘years of negotiation’

Dominic Grieve: Deal is just beginning of ‘years of negotiation’

Former Tory MP Dominic Grieve has warned that the PM's Brexit deal is "not the end" and there is "much more difficult negotiation" to come.

Tim Farron: PM’s Brexit deal ‘essentially the end of the union’

Tim Farron: PM’s Brexit deal ‘essentially the end of the union’

The former Lib Dem leader has said the deal announced by the Prime Minister today could risk breaking up the United Kingdom.

Labour: Government 'exacerbating pain and hurt’ in LGBT community

Labour: Government 'exacerbating pain and hurt’ in LGBT community

Labour MP Dawn Butler told the government to "stop kicking the can down the road" over proposed reforms to the Gender Recognition Act.

Jim Fitzpatrick: Up to 20 Labour MPs could back Brexit deal

Jim Fitzpatrick: Up to 20 Labour MPs could back Brexit deal

Jim Fitzpatrick has said up to 20 Labour MPs could defy party policy and back Boris Johnson's new Brexit deal.

Sadiq Khan 'strongly condemns' Extinction Rebellion Tube protests

Sadiq Khan 'strongly condemns' Extinction Rebellion Tube protests

The London Mayor criticised the "extremely dangerous" protests, after climate change activists were dragged off trains by angry commuters.

Climate activists dragged off Tube train during protest

Climate activists dragged off Tube train during protest

Commuters faced delays this morning after Extinction Rebellion activists glued themselves to London Underground trains.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley arrested at climate protest

Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley arrested at climate protest

Jonathan Bartley has been arrested alongside journalist George Monbiot for obstructing a road as part of the Extinction Rebellion protests.

Owen Paterson MP: Brexit cannot 'dribble on' until January

Owen Paterson MP: Brexit cannot 'dribble on' until January

The Conservative MP said the Prime Minister should not allow a Brexit extension - even if he cannot agree a deal with the EU.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Thief who ran over officer in hijacked police car jailed

Thief who ran over officer in hijacked police car jailed

Mubashar Hussain has been jailed after he knocked down PC Gareth Phillips, shattering his pelvis and leaving him in hospital for four weeks.

Green Party MEP arrested at climate protest was 'defending rights'

Green Party MEP arrested at climate protest was 'defending rights'

Ellie Chowns was arrested for attending Extinction Rebellion protests after police imposed a ban on action across London.

Dominic Raab reviewing whether British IS fighters can return home

Dominic Raab reviewing whether British IS fighters can return home

A policy that British nationals who fought for the Islamic State group should instead face justice in the region is under review.

Reports of hate crimes hit record high

Reports of hate crimes hit record high

The number of reported hate crimes in England and Wales rose by 10 per cent over the past year.

Kate Hoey: No point rushing Brexit deal

Kate Hoey: No point rushing Brexit deal

She said there was no point pushing for a Brexit deal in order to meet the October 31 deadline because Parliament may not pass it anyway.

Extinction Rebellion defy police protest ban

Extinction Rebellion defy police protest ban

Officers warned protesters they faced arrest if they continued to demonstrate in London.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn: 'Just weeks away' from Labour government

Jeremy Corbyn: 'Just weeks away' from Labour government

The Labour leader has said another Queen's speech could be "just weeks away", but next time laying out the agenda of a Labour government.

Elderly Rabbi arrested at Extinction Rebellion rally

Elderly Rabbi arrested at Extinction Rebellion rally

A north London Rabbi said it was his "religious and moral duty" to stand up for his beliefs at the Extinction Rebellion demos in the city.

Lord David Owen 'quite horrified’ by Parliament behaviour

Lord David Owen 'quite horrified’ by Parliament behaviour

The former Foreign Secretary told talkRADIO parliamentarians had "taxed" the faith in democracy.

MPs return to House of Commons after Queen's speech

MPs return to House of Commons after Queen's speech

Live updates from the state opening of parliament and Queen’s speech laying out government policy as a new parliamentary session begins.

David Davies: PM has ‘a few tricks up his sleeve’

David Davies: PM has ‘a few tricks up his sleeve’

The Conservative Party MP said he believes Boris Johnson has "a few tricks up his sleeve" to ensure the UK leaves the EU by October 31.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019

Manchester stabbings: Man arrested on terrorism charges

Manchester stabbings: Man arrested on terrorism charges

Greater Manchester Police have said specialist officers are responding after five people were stabbed at Arndale shopping centre.

Extinction Rebellion protester: ‘We have an unfair voting system’

Extinction Rebellion protester: ‘We have an unfair voting system’

Zack Polanksi has called to overhaul the voting system in general elections so that voters don't see the Green Party as a "wasted vote".

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Extinction Rebellion activist delays flight at London City airport

Extinction Rebellion activist delays flight at London City airport

Extinction Rebellion protesters have descended upon London City airport in an attempt to "peacefully occupy and shut it down".

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Political disco album to 'cope with Brexit stress'

Political disco album to 'cope with Brexit stress'

Songwriter Rhodri Marsden took 10 weeks to create the album, described as a "shining disco symphony for the dark days of Brexit".

Police seize '80 tonnes' of Extinction Rebellion equipment

Police seize '80 tonnes' of Extinction Rebellion equipment

DAC Laurence Taylor tells talkRADIO the Extinction Rebellion protest activity is now "unlawful" as the number of arrests surpasses 500.

Labour MPs will back deal to get Brexit 'done and dusted'

Labour MPs will back deal to get Brexit 'done and dusted'

Jim Fitzpatrick has said he and his colleagues will back a deal brought before the Commons in order to "get Brexit done and dusted".

Iain Duncan Smith: ‘The EU is absolutely petrified’

Iain Duncan Smith: ‘The EU is absolutely petrified’

The former Conservative Party leader has criticised the EU over Brexit for using Northern Ireland as a "pawn in this game".

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Shaun Bailey: Sadiq Khan 'quiet as a mouse' over climate protests

Shaun Bailey: Sadiq Khan 'quiet as a mouse' over climate protests

London Mayor candidate Shaun Bailey has slated his Labour rival for having “nothing to say” over the Extinction Rebellion protests.

Grant Shapps: Government doing 'shed loads' on climate change

Grant Shapps: Government doing 'shed loads' on climate change

The cabinet minister has dismissed climate change protests across London, saying the government is already doing "shed loads" on the issue.

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