Westminster

Sinn Fein’s decision to back the deal returning power to Stormont has capped a strong week for Boris Johnson who can also celebrate the passing of his Brexit Bill. Just seven days ago reporters, politicians and pundits were pillorying the prime minister for remaining silent at a luxury resort on a Caribbean island while the world pondered all-out war with...

Big Ben blow for Brexiteers

Brexiteers have been dealt a big New Year blow after their campaign to get Big Ben to bong  for Brexit on January 31 has been dashed. An amendment to the withdrawal agreement bill to get the famous bell to ring to “celebrate” the UK’s departure from the European Union, was not selected by the Speaker's office for debate by MPs. A...

Big Ben will bong for Brexit

The newly elected speaker of the House of Commons has given Brexiteers the Christmas gift they’ve campaigned for by announcing he will allow Big Ben to bong on January...

MPs return to parliament with BBC, Ministry of Defence and DfID in firing line

MPs return to the Commons today (Monday) following the Conservative’s seismic election victory with a number of the country’s key institutions in the new government’s firing line for reform...

Voters, leaders and #dogsatpollingstations – restrictions in place

Voters are finally able to cast their ballots following the most extraordinary general election campaign in history with polling stations open - and reporting restrictions in place. It is the...

Gloves are off – campaign enters ‘sleazeball country’

Labour’s shadow health secretary has tried to brush off his highly damaging comments about Jeremy Corbyn as “banter” and “joshing around” with someone he thought was his “mate”. The Tory supporting Guido Fawkes website published the leaked recording of a private conversation between Jonathan Ashworth and his long time friend Greig Baker - a Conservative party activist and former chairman of...

Johnson: Conservatives ‘certainly looking at’ scrapping BBC licence fee

Boris Johnson revealed yesterday (09/12/19) that the BBC licence fee could be called into question by a future Conservative government. In response to a question on the campaign trail in the North East, Johnson said that the current funding model “bears reflection”. Addressing a crowd of workers in a factory, he asked: “How long can you justify a system whereby everybody...

3 days to go – battle for the ‘undecideds’

Politicians are targeting the ‘undecideds’ in the final three days of campaigning before Thursday’s general election and despite the Tory poll lead everything is still to play for. Political parties will be blitzing voters in a frantic final push to win their support with polling firm YouGov stating that 13% of the population have yet to make their minds up. It...

‘Racist, sexist, misogynist, homophobic, lying PM’ is running scared – yet...

Boris Johnson’s own words make him “a racist, sexist, misogynist, homophobic, liar” who is “unfit to hold the office of Prime Minister”, according to opponents who have seized on newly unearthed comments made by the PM when he wrote for The Spectator magazine. Johnson has also been slammed as a “bottler” given increasing speculation that his head-to-head interview with the...

Farage wants ‘political revolution’ – Plaid Cymru want it green

The leaders of Plaid Cymru and the Brexit Party have urged voters to back their policies with calls for “revolution” in the UK. Nigel Farage called for a “much-needed political revolution” while Plaid’s Adam Price appealed to Welsh voters by promising a £20 billion “green jobs revolution.” The Plaid Cymru leader launched the party's manifesto titled, “Wales, it’s us”, and appealed...