Category: Politics

Call for hoarding taskforce as WHO recognises disorder

The government is facing calls to establish a taskforce to rethink how authorities deal with hoarding after the World Health…

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EU must ‘change approach’ to avoid no-deal – Hunt

The EU needs to "change its approach" to avoid a no-deal Brexit, Jeremy Hunt has said. Speaking at the start…

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Vulnerable used as ‘pawns’ in council cuts

Councillors will meet today in Northamptonshire as they decide how to make the drastic cuts to services required to fill…

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Corbyn ‘thinks’ he did not lay Munich attack wreath

By Aubrey Allegretti, political reporter Jeremy Corbyn has admitted he was present at a wreath-laying memorial for Palestinian activists thought…

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UK ‘must take in’ 141 migrants on Gibraltar boat

Italy has demanded Britain take in 141 migrants rescued by a ship that flies under the flag of Gibraltar. The…

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Boris Johnson avoids burka row in new column

Boris Johnson appears to have moved on from the row sparked by his comments on women wearing the burka after…

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Voters should be ‘grateful’ for Boris’s burka comments

Boris Johnson's father has said people should be "grateful" to the former foreign secretary for putting the issue of banning…

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Punishing Boris Johnson risks ‘open warfare’ – MP

There will be "open warfare" in the Conservative Party if Boris Johnson is severely disciplined over his burka comments, an…

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Corbyn ‘compared West Bank to Nazi occupations’

Jeremy Corbyn is facing fresh accusations of comparing Israelis to the Nazis after a video emerged of the Labour leader…

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Hammond considering ‘Amazon tax’ for online retailers

Philip Hammond says he is strongly considering introducing a so-called Amazon tax to try to rescue struggling retailers. In his…

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Hammond: Chequers plan ‘best way forward’ on Brexit

Theresa May's controversial Brexit blueprint would see Britain enjoy "broadly" the same economic growth as if it stayed in the…

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Spurs boss: Brexit partly to blame for lack of signings

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says Brexit is part of the reason why his side did not sign a single player…

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Atkinson leaps to Johnson’s defence over burka ‘joke’

Boris Johnson has been defended by comedian Rowan Atkinson following his recent comments about burkas. The actor, best-known for playing…

6 days ago

Brexit transfer fee hikes enough ‘to buy Ronaldo’

Premier League football clubs have been forced to foot an extra £88.3m in transfer fees because of the impact of…

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Tories launch probe into Johnson burka comments

Boris Johnson is to face investigation by an independent panel after comparing women in burkas to "letter boxes" and "bank…

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Johnson’s burka comments ‘will encourage bigotry’

By Alan McGuinness, political reporter Boris Johnson's burka comments will "cause problems with race relations" and "encourage bigotry", a Tory…

1 week ago

Petition opens to force MP Ian Paisley to lose seat

A petition that could force a sitting DUP MP to fight a by-election opens on Wednesday. Signatures can begin being…

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Calls for ‘severe action’ over Boris’ burka remarks

"Severe action" is needed after Boris Johnson said women in burkas look like "bank robbers", the founder of the Conservative…

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UKIP suspends members over socialist bookshop incident

UKIP has suspended three party members after protesters wearing Donald Trump masks and hats stormed a socialist bookshop. Police were…

1 week ago

Brexit showdown for Sturgeon and May

Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon are meeting face to face in a Brexit showdown expected to be dominated by increasing…

1 week ago

Abuse makes ‘mockery’ of Corbyn hope for kinder politics

A Labour activist attacked online for speaking out on anti-Semitism has accused some of Jeremy Corbyn's supporters of making a…

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Women in burkas look like ‘bank robbers’ – Johnson

Boris Johnson has compared women who wear the burka to "bank robbers", but argued against banning them in Britain. The…

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Women may have to swap jobs for ‘informal care’ – report

Women may have to give up work to look after elderly relatives unless EU care workers are given priority after…

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UKIP seeks alt-right help to boost member numbers

A senior UKIP source has confirmed the party's leader has met with key social media activists from the 'alt-right' in…

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UKIP working with alt-right to target young voters

Controversial "alt-right" social media activists are working directly with UKIP leader Gerard Batten to develop ideas for a new party…

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Europe really doesn’t need us as much as we need them

Liam Fox's assertion that the UK sports a 60% chance of falling out of the European Union without a deal…

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Fox faces ridicule over U-turn on Brexit no-deal

It wasn't meant to be like this. Just over a year ago, Dr Liam Fox declared confidently that a trade…

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No-deal Brexit ‘now more likely’ – Liam Fox

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has said "intransigence" from the European Union is pushing Britain towards a no-deal Brexit. With…

2 weeks ago

Labour ‘making rules up’ in Hodge investigation

Labour has been accused of "making the rules up" as it goes along, over an investigation into Jewish MP Dame…

2 weeks ago

Labour MP ‘outed’ colleague with ‘dyke’ slur

Labour's shadow equalities minister is facing calls to quit after being accused of using a homophobic slur. Carolyn Harris, who…

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£2 an hour jobs advertised on government website

A jobs website hailed by Esther McVey as a resource for young people to find summer work has been found…

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Macron won’t allow PM to bypass Brussels over Brexit

Emmanuel Macron has rejected suggestions his upcoming talks with Theresa May will form part of the Brexit negotiations. The French…

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MPs demand £100bn for North’s transport

A cross-party group of MPs and peers is demanding £100bn of transport investment for the North in the next three…

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Johnson tops poll as favourite to replace May

Boris Johnson has returned to being the darling of the Tory grassroots after quitting government in protest at the prime…

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Fears cash-strapped council may no longer afford services

Crisis-stricken Northamptonshire County Council is holding an extraordinary meeting to discuss whether it can still provide services for vulnerable children…

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Councils preparing for unrest amid Brexit uncertainty

As the government further delays publication of 'no deal' Brexit preparedness reports, dozens of councils have taken the initiative to…

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Universal Credit hands power to abusers

Universal Credit is allowing abusers to take control of family finances, an investigation by a parliamentary committee has found. The…

2 weeks ago

PM to meet Macron as Britain tries to bypass Brussels

Theresa May will meet with French president Emmanuel Macron this week as she attempts to sell her Brexit plan to…

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Corbyn ally: ‘Trump fanatics’ behind anti-Semitism claims

A recording has emerged of a Jeremy Corbyn ally claiming Jewish "Trump fanatics" are behind recent claims of anti-Semitism that…

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Boris Johnson moves out taxpayer-funded home

Boris Johnson appears to have moved out of the grace and favour home he enjoyed as foreign secretary - three…

2 weeks ago

PM rejects second Brexit vote in face of poll result

No second Brexit referendum will be held "in any circumstances", Downing Street said after a Sky Data poll showed most…

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Northern Rail reinstates 75% of cancelled trains

Northern Rail has announced it is reinstating 75% of the services that were cancelled as part of an emergency timetable…

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Army ‘on standby’ to handle ‘no deal’ Brexit shortages

The army is on standby to help deliver food, medicines and fuels if there are shortages in the wake of…

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Online trolls could be banned from public office

The government is considering banning online trolls who are convicted of intimidating election candidates from standing for public office themselves.…

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MP calls for ‘proper’ investigation into Qatar claims

A senior MP has called for a "proper independent investigation" into the latest allegations surrounding Qatar's bid for the 2022…

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Second Labour MP faces action in anti-Semitism row

A second senior Labour MP has been threatened with disciplinary action after a clash with a Jeremy Corbyn ally over…

2 weeks ago

Field hits back after party no-confidence vote

Frank Field has reacted angrily after becoming the latest Labour MP to lose a vote of confidence among local members.…

3 weeks ago

Supermarkets hit back at Brexit stockpiling claims

Supermarkets have lined up to criticise the government's suggestion they should be stockpiling food in the event of a "no…

3 weeks ago

Two summer holidays for PM after political turmoil

Theresa May has announced that she will spend her summer holidays in Italy and Switzerland this year.  After a year…

3 weeks ago

UK cannabis laws changing at dizzying speed

The legal status of cannabis in Britain is changing at dizzying speed. After decades of intransigence from successive governments, it…

3 weeks ago

Javid orders research into ethnicity of grooming gangs

Research into the ethnic origin of grooming gangs has been ordered by the home secretary. Sajid Javid revealed work is…

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Gary Lineker joins campaign for second EU vote

England legend Gary Lineker is backing a campaign for a second Brexit referendum by declaring: "Some things in life are…

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