Jacob Rees-Mogg has backed the prime minister over the appointment of MP Chris Pincher as deputy chief whip despite allegations of inappropriate behaviour. The Minister for Brexit Opportunities and Government Efficiency told Tonight with Andrew Marr on LBC that "you cannot judge on rumour". Chris Pincher dramatically quit his role last week after he was accused of drunkenly groping two men at a private Conservative members' club in London.
Jacob Rees-Mogg has criticised Labour's Brexit plan as "smoke and mirrors", accusing leader Sir Keir Starmer of doing "what the tories are doing but half-cock". The Brexit Opportunities minister told LBC's Tonight with Andrew Marr that Sir Keir's plans covered things the Tories were already doing, including changing the Northern Ireland protocol and recognition of qualifications.
Today LBC's Shelagh Fogarty launches her brand new podcast The Followers, where she reveals the full account of being a victim of stalking and asks what it will take to stop this growing crime? According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), reports of stalking and harassment shot up by over 31% as the UK's coronavirus lockdown eased.
PRINCE CHARLES is "regent in all but name" as the Queen scales back from royal duties, a royal author claimed. As the Queen's eldest child, Prince Charles is currently next in line to the throne. Due to the Queen's ongoing mobility struggles, the 73-year-old has been increasingly taking on a more prominent role within The Firm, often representing the monarch.
Several arrests of protesters have been made over targeting motorways in a demonstration over high fuel prices. According to Sky News, at least 12 arrests have been made on the M4 after protesters breached the legal agreement made with the police. The agreement said that the protest could go ahead if the protesting drivers did not fall below 30mph.
Cabinet minister Therese Coffey battled to defend the Prime Minister over his decision to give a key ministerial role to an MP facing numerous sexual misconduct allegations. Speaking to Tom Swarbrick on Swarbrick on Sunday, Ms Coffey said Boris Johnson had no knowledge about "specific claims" about Chris Pincher before appointing him deputy chief whip.
"No-show" job hunters have been blamed for exacerbating the chaotic scenes at airports that have been blighting the travel plans of millions people in recent months. A recruitment veteran named Kully from Rugby rang in to LBC to tell Sangita Myska: “I’m a recruiter who has worked in the aviation industry for the last 20 years.
Rachel Johnson has revealed she was verbally abused "because of who I'm related to" at a Rolling Stones gig on Saturday. Speaking on her LBC show she revealed a man, angry at the actions of her brother's Government, berated her as he walked past carrying drinks.
Hundreds of people have gathered in east London for a vigil dedicated to Zara Aleena, who was killed as she walked home from a night out. Many of those in attendance on Cranbrook Road, Ilford, this afternoon donned white clothing while mourners left dozens of bouquets of flowers and cards in tribute to the 35-year-old.
The daughter of Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff in the Roe v Wade case, has told LBC her mother would be "devastated" about the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn the landmark ruling. When asked by LBC's David Lammy how her mother - known as 'Jane Roe' during the case - would feel about her "legacy" being overturned, Melissa Mills said she would be "devastated" because she was "pro-woman".
LBC's Westminster Editor Ben Kentish took listeners inside Parliament, as he described a "toxic culture of power... sexism, and silence". It comes after the Conservative whip was suspended from MP Chris Pincher when an investigation was launched into allegations he drunkenly groped two men at a private members' club.
Boris Johnson has played down claims of a snap general election, branding the idea ‘totally’ ridiculous. The prime minister previously refused to rule out an general election before 2024 at a Nato summit in Madrid. Speaking on Nick Ferrari’s LBC show today, Mr Johnson was asked whether having a snap election is ‘ridiculous’.
The grieving family of an aspiring lawyer killed walking home at night in east London today said the victim was going to "grab her dream" before her life was cut short. Farah Naz, the aunt of Zara Aleena told LBC Zara was “funny, kind, sweet, clever, hard-working."
Disgraced former MP Neil Parish has told LBC the whip must be withdrawn from Christopher Pincher and accused the government of "double standards". Mr Pincher resigned as Tory deputy chief whip on Thursday after allegations of groping were made against him, but he remains a Tory MP.
For years Nicola Sturgeon has been clear on why she believes Scotland should be an independent country - the problem she has faced since 2014 is how to deliver on her promises of a second independence referendum. But since she declared two weeks ago that all would be revealed before the Scottish Parliament broke for summer recess, there has been feverish speculation about what she would say.
The Prime Minister added to hints last week that a new swathe of selective schools could be on the cards in future. The Prime Minister has said he is not opposed to grammar schools “in principle” following reports that the Government could relax a ban on the creation of new selective schools.