Archiv: David Lidington


02.05.2019 - 16:50 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Gavin Williamson demands police probe into HIMSELF claiming it’s the only way to clear his name over leak which got him sacked

Scotland Yard are on standby to launch a probe into claims the ex-Defence Secretary leaked spy secrets.
But they can’t start their investigation unless they get the green light from No10 – and Theresa May is reluctant to get the cops involved.

02.05.2019 - 13:09 [ AOL.co.uk ]

Police must decide on prosecution over Huawei leak, says Hunt

Responding to a question from the Press Association during a visit to Ethiopia, Mr Hunt said: “Let me say that, when it comes to issues like whether there should be a police investigation or not, there’s a very, very important principle of our system that those decisions are not made by politicians, they are made independently by police.

“And that has to be the correct way forward in this situation.”

02.05.2019 - 13:06 [ ITV.com ]

No need to refer Huawei leak to police, Cabinet Secretary says

„The Prime Minister has said she now considers that this matter has been closed and the Cabinet Secretary does not consider it necessary to refer it to the police, but we would of course cooperate fully should the police themselves consider that an investigation were necessary.“

Lidington’s remarks were echoed by Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill – the most senior civil servant in the UK – who said he did not believe it necessary to refer the matter to the police.

24.12.2018 - 18:36 [ pressgazette.co.uk ]

MPs repeat call for ‚Cliff’s Law‘ to stop suspects being named before charge after Gatwick drone front pages

Anna Soubry MP (pictured) said the couple “should not have been named in the media”, adding that a new law was “needed” to make it a criminal offence to name suspects before charge unless it is in the interests of justice.

The pair were pictured on the front pages of the Mail on Sunday, Sunday Telegraph, Sunday Mirror, Sunday Express and Sunday People yesterday morning, as well as on numerous news websites.

24.12.2018 - 18:29 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Gatwick drone investigation: Former suspects hit out at ‚disgusting‘ accusation in tearful statement

“The way we were initially perceived was disgusting although those who knew us did not doubt us for a second.

We were both released without charge or further action. We are totally overwhelmed by the support we have received from people all over the world and we would like to thank everyone single one who has done that.“

24.12.2018 - 16:58 [ Feedex ‏/ Twitter ]

CNN RSS: Gatwick airport drones investigation focuses on damaged device

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24.12.2018 - 16:32 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Gatwick ‘drone’ sighting investigated by cops turns out to be lights on a CRANE

The Surrey Police officers were called to investigate a red light „hovering“ over a bus station in Redhill – around six miles from the airport.
But when they arrived, they found the mysterious beam was just a warning light on top of a crane.

24.12.2018 - 16:19 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Gatwick airport drone chaos: Army deploys tactics used in fight against Isis to tackle drones

(23.12.2018) Transport Secretary Chris Grayling would not give details of what measures had been put in place, but said some of them were “military capabilities”, adding: “There are a range of measures which are there today which should give passengers confidence that they are safe to fly.”

The first departure from Gatwick this morning was a Norwegian flight to the capital of Lapland, Rovaniemi — described as the “official Hometown of Santa Claus” — which left at 6.34am.

24.12.2018 - 16:10 [ theGuardian.com ]

Gatwick airport: Suggestion that drone did not exist down to ‚poor communications‘

The conference call was joined by the Cabinet Office minister, David Lidington – Theresa May’s de facto deputy; the home secretary, Sajid Javid; the security minister, Ben Wallace; and the defence minister Stuart Andrew.

Lidington was said to have pressed for the Home Office and the Ministry of Defence to update their rapid deployment protocols for signing off requests for military assistance.

17.12.2018 - 05:16 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Labour says it will not table vote of no confidence in Government until after Christmas

Andrew Gwynne, the shadow communities secretary, suggested Labour will not try to topple Mrs May until mid-January which is when the Prime Minister is due to bring her deal back to the House of Commons for a meaningful vote.

Mr Gwynnes said Mrs May would “limp on” until MPs had rejected her deal and it would be at that point that Labour would strike.

17.12.2018 - 05:14 [ Boris Johnson / Telegraph.co.uk ]

This babble about a ‚People’s Vote‘ undermines our credibility and treats people with contempt

Like you, I remember the 2016 referendum campaign. In debate after debate it was made clear that leaving the European Union had certain iron logical consequences. It meant coming out of the customs union. It meant leaving the Single Market. There would be no half-way house, no limbo of the kind proposed by the Prime Minister’s “deal” – under which we will actually abandon control of our own laws and trade policy to Brussels. No one suggested that we should become a laughable political eunuch, a non-voting EU member. No one campaigned for that.

17.12.2018 - 05:10 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Theresa May slaps down ‘treacherous’ ministers ‘plotting a second Brexit referendum’ and BETRAYING Leave voters

It came after her Chief of Staff Gavin Barwell and de-facto deputy PM David Lidington were accused of betrayal — amid claims both have been exploring the possibility of a “People’s Vote” to break the Brexit deadlock.

Throwing the Government into chaos, sources claimed Mr Lidington had met Labour MPs twice in the past two weeks to build a cross-party coalition for a new vote.

17.12.2018 - 05:08 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Brexit news latest: Theresa May to warn that second referendum would damage democracy

Mrs May is set to address MPs in the wake of a bruising EU summit in Brussels last week during which European leaders largely rebuffed the PM’s calls for reassurances on her Withdrawal Agreement.

The statement to Parliament will follow days of speculation that some Cabinet Ministers and key aides to the PM are manoeuvring for a fresh Brexit poll.

17.12.2018 - 05:03 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Theresa May must hold a vote on Brexit deal this week, critics blast from all sides

(16.12.2018) Tory rebels, Labour and the SNP all called for the vote to take place this week instead of being delayed until January 14 as she currently plans.

Jeremy Corbyn’s ally Andrew Gwynne told the BBC: „The main thing that we want next week is to have that meaningful vote on the withdrawal agreement.

16.12.2018 - 09:26 [ Radio Utopie ]

Aktuelles zum Kampf Großbritanniens um seine Unabhängigkeit

Schlagwort „Brexit“: Ein kurzer Statusbericht

16.12.2018 - 06:57 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

No10 at war over a new referendum: Theresa May’s Deputy Prime Minister AND her Chief of Staff are both plotting for a second vote, infuriating Cabinet Brexiteers

Gavin Barwell, the Prime Minister’s most powerful and influential adviser, is understood to have decided that plans should be drawn up for another public poll. But his incendiary suggestion has been greeted with fury from Brexiteers in the Cabinet.

Meanwhile, The Mail on Sunday can reveal that Mrs May’s deputy, David Lidington has held a series of secret meetings with Labour MPs to build a ‘coalition of the willing’ to force a new EU vote.

16.12.2018 - 06:35 [ politicshome.com ]

EXCL Number 10 chief begs Labour MPs to back ‚tenacious‘ Theresa May’s Brexit deal

(27.11.2018) The chief of staff gave a 28-minute presentation to Labour MPs in Committee Room 12 of Parliament, alongside de facto deputy Prime Minister David Lidington and top Cabinet Office official Jonathan Black.

The trio then faced another half-hour of questions from their audience, during which they were told that Mrs May could lose the crunch vote on 11 December by 150 votes.

PoliticsHome has been passed a recording of the session, during which Mr Barwell said the deal was the „best available“ and insisted EU leaders will not change it if it is voted down.

16.12.2018 - 06:34 [ Mirror.co.uk ]

May invites Labour MPs to Brexit briefing as she begs them to back her deal

(26.11.2018) The Prime Minister will ramp up her two-week „campaign“ to save her deal and her career with the behind-closed-doors session at 8pm.

A note sent to Labour MPs has said it will be held by her Cabinet deputy, David Lidington, and chief of staff Gavin Barwell.

A Labour source said many MPs were expected to turn up.

09.12.2018 - 13:35 [ theSun.co.uk ]

NEVERENDUM: Brexit betrayal as Theresa May’s Cabinet allies hold secret talks with Labour MPs about a second referendum

The Prime Minister’s deputy David Lidington, and Justice Secretary David Gauke, have been in talks with Labour politicians to see if there was support for a second vote – or a Norway-style deal.
Allies told the Sunday Times that most MPs are likely to get behind a second Brexit referendum, further dividing Britain.