Politics

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Nigel Evans

Senior Tory Nigel Evans will 'push very hard' to overthrow May

Senior Tory Nigel Evans will 'push very hard' to overthrow May

The joint executive secretary of the 1922 Committee said he would be calling for a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister.

Nadine Dorries

Boris Johnson the 'only person' who can save the Tory Party

Boris Johnson the 'only person' who can save the Tory Party

Conservative MP Nadine Dorries announced she would be backing Boris Johnson in a leadership contest.

Owen Paterson: 'I hope there'll be a coup against the PM'

Owen Paterson: 'I hope there'll be a coup against the PM'

The Tory MP said it was time for a new Prime Minister and cabinet.

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: 'Back my deal' May urges Corbyn

Brexit briefing: 'Back my deal' May urges Corbyn

Theresa May has urged the Labour leader to compromise and back her Brexit deal after the proposals received a hostile response from critics on her own side.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Theresa May: Withdrawal Agreement Bill to include vote on second referendum

Theresa May's Brexit bill to include vote on second referendum

Theresa May's Brexit bill to include vote on second referendum

The Prime Minister has said that the Withdrawal Agreement Bill will include “a requirement to vote on whether to hold a second referendum”.

Andrew Bridgen: ‘No one can find the off-button for the Maybot’

Andrew Bridgen: ‘No one can find the off-button for the Maybot’

Andrew Bridgen: ‘No one can find the off-button for the Maybot’

Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen has said that “no one can find the off-button for the Maybot” as Theresa May is yet to set a date for her departure.

Nigel Farage milkshake

Nigel Farage milkshake attack: 'When it's me no-one cares'

Nigel Farage milkshake attack: 'When it's me no-one cares'

The Brexit Party leader responds to having a milkshake thrown over him during a vist to Newcastle.

Priti Patel

Priti Patel: 'Not acceptable' for chancellor to rule out no-deal

Priti Patel: 'Not acceptable' for chancellor to rule out no-deal

The Conservative MP slapped down Philip Hammond's claims that a no-deal Brexit would be "damaging".

Chancellor

Brexit briefing: Hammond warns leadership hopefuls against no-deal

Brexit briefing: Hammond warns leadership hopefuls against no-deal

The chancellor is to warn Tory leadership hopefuls against advocating for a "damaging" no-deal Brexit.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Monday, May 20, 2019

Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock: My 'time hasn't come yet' to run for Tory leader

Matt Hancock: My 'time hasn't come yet' to run for Tory leader

The health secretary refused to rule out running for leadership of the Conservatives in the future.

Lord Heseltine

Lord Heseltine: 'Tories are entitled to eject me from the party'

Lord Heseltine: 'Tories are entitled to eject me from the party'

The Conservative peer said his party would be "entitled" to kick him out after he pledged his support to the Liberal Democrats.

Andrew Bridgen

Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement is a 'surrender document'

Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement is a 'surrender document'

Andrew Bridgen has insisted the Prime Minister's Withdrawal Agreement Bill will fail to win the support of MPs.

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: PM promises 'bold' Withdrawal Agreement Bill

Brexit briefing: PM promises 'bold' Withdrawal Agreement Bill

Theresa May is set to begin discussions with senior ministers on her proposed new "bold offer" to MPs in a final attempt to get her Brexit deal through Parliament.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Friday, May 17, 2019

Andrew Bridgen brands Theresa May ‘isolated beleaguered PM’

Andrew Bridgen brands Theresa May ‘isolated beleaguered PM’

Andrew Bridgen brands Theresa May ‘isolated beleaguered PM’

Theresa May has been described as an “isolated beleaguered Prime Minister” by Brexiteer MP Andrew Bridgen.

Mark Francois

Mark Francois 'certain that a Brexiteer' will become Tory leader

Mark Francois 'certain that a Brexiteer' will become Tory leader

The Conservative MP said he would be voting "for a Brexiteer" to take over the party.

Dominic Grieve

Dominic Grieve: I will 'stand on my own' if deselected

Dominic Grieve: I will 'stand on my own' if deselected

The Conservative MP revealed he would be willing to stand as an independent MP in the next general election.

Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa

Brexit briefing: Cross-party Brexit talks to close with no deal

Brexit briefing: Cross-party Brexit talks to close with no deal

Cross-party Brexit talks are set to close with no agreement reached, it has been reported.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Theresa May agrees to set departure date after Brexit vote

Theresa May agrees to set departure date after Brexit vote

Theresa May agrees to set departure date after Brexit vote

Theresa May has agreed to set a timetable for the election of her successor as Tory leader, the chairman of the 1922 Committee has said.

David Gauke

Part-privatisation of probation services to be reversed

Part-privatisation of probation services to be reversed

Supervision of all offenders in England and Wales is being brought back under public control, the justice secretary has announced.

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: 1922 Committee prepared to 'force out' Prime Minister

Brexit briefing: 1922 Committee prepared to 'force out' Prime Minister

Theresa May is facing a showdown meeting with senior Tories, who are demanding she sets a firm resignation date.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

PMQs: Theresa May accused of making the UK a ‘laughing stock’

PMQs: Theresa May accused of making the UK a ‘laughing stock’

PMQs: Theresa May accused of making the UK a ‘laughing stock’

An MP has accused Theresa May of making the United Kingdom “an international laughing stock” with her attempts to negotiate a Brexit deal.

Heidi Allen

Heidi Allen MP: Tony Blair too 'tarnished' to join Change UK

Heidi Allen MP: Tony Blair too 'tarnished' to join Change UK

The Change UK leader said she would not allow Tony Blair to join her party, claiming he was too "tarnished".

Peter Bone

Peter Bone: 'Absurd' for PM to bring back Withdrawal Agreement

Peter Bone: 'Absurd' for PM to bring back Withdrawal Agreement

The Tory MP said there was no "logic" in getting MPs to vote on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill for a fourth time.

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: Withdrawal Agreement to be brought back to Commons

Brexit briefing: Withdrawal Agreement to be brought back to Commons

A fourth 'meaningful vote' will take place on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill in early June, Downing Street has announced.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Hare shooting laws 'hopelessly out of date', says George Eustice

Hare shooting laws 'hopelessly out of date', says George Eustice

The former agriculture minister has called for new laws prohibiting the killing or taking of hares during the breeding season.

Jeremy Kyle

Damian Collins MP: 'Urgent review' of reality show policies needed

Damian Collins MP: 'Urgent review' of reality show policies needed

The Tory MP has called for a "proper independent review" into how TV companies look after reality show guests.

Iain Duncan Smith

Olly Robbins' team 'couldn't negotiate their way out of a paper bag'

Olly Robbins' team 'couldn't negotiate their way out of a paper bag'

Iain Duncan Smith said he did not have a "huge amount of confidence" in the government's Brexit negotiators.

Margaret Thatcher

Thatcher would have handled Brexit better than May, says Tory peer

Thatcher would have handled Brexit better than May, says Tory peer

Lord Dobbs said the former Prime Minister would have "sliced through President Juncker with a smile".

Monday, May 13, 2019

Monday, May 13, 2019

Sir Keir

Brexit briefing: Keir Starmer demands second referendum

Brexit briefing: Keir Starmer demands second referendum

A cross-party Brexit deal will need to include a second referendum in order to receive the backing of Labour MPs, Sir Keir Starmer has said.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019

Fiona Onsanya

Who is standing in the Peterborough by-election?

Peterborough by-election: Fifteen candidates to fight for seat

Fifteen candidates will fight for the seat vacated by disgraced MP Fiona Onasanya.

Kate Hoey

Kate Hoey: 'Brexit has broken the two-party system'

Kate Hoey: 'Brexit has broken the two-party system'

The co-chair of Labour Leave said the country had been left "very angry" by the handling of Brexit.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Tory MP refuses to back PM until ‘persecution’ of servicemen ends

Tory MP refuses to back PM until ‘persecution’ of servicemen ends

Tory MP refuses to back PM until ‘persecution’ of servicemen ends

A Conservative MP has told Theresa May that he will not support her government until the “offensive” persecution of ex-servicemen and women ends.

Esther McVey

Esther McVey reveals she will stand for Tory leadership

Esther McVey reveals she will stand for Tory leadership

The Conservative MP revealed to talkRADIO that she had the "support" she needed for a leadership bid.

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: PM refuses to set departure date

Brexit briefing: PM refuses to set departure date

Theresa May has rebuffed demands to set out a timetable for her departure from Number 10, amid growing pressure from Tory MPs to make way for a new leader.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

‘The Wives of Westminster’

Inside the 'Wives of Westminster' blog

Inside the 'Wives of Westminster' blog

A new website set up to share the experiences of the wives of UK politicians has been widely criticised since its recent launch. Here's all you need to know about it.

PMQs: Theresa May told to ‘step aside’ after ‘failed’ Brexit talks

PMQs: Theresa May told to ‘step aside’ by Tory MP

PMQs: Theresa May told to ‘step aside’ by Tory MP

The Prime Minister has been told to “step aside” by Andrea Jenkyns during a heated Commons debate.

Martin Bell

Expenses scandal: Respect for MPs has never 'really recovered'

Expenses scandal: Respect for MPs has never 'really recovered'

Anti-sleaze campaigner Martin Bell said respect for MPs "dissolved" during the expenses scandal.

Mark Francois

Mark Francois slams British establishment's 'superior smugness'

Mark Francois slams British establishment's 'superior smugness'

"The one upside of the European elections is that the British establishment, in all their cosseted, feather-bedded, oh-so-superior smugness are going to get the shock of their bloody lives."

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: PM threatened with revolt by Tory activists

Brexit briefing: PM threatened with revolt by Tory activists

A Tory grassroots revolt has been threatened next month if Mrs May does not set out specifics on when she will pack her bags and leave Downing Street.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

EU elections to go ahead on May 23

EU elections to go ahead on May 23

EU elections to go ahead on May 23

The government has accepted it cannot get its Brexit deal through Parliament in time to avoid European elections on May 23.

Kate Hoey: Mrs May 'cannot see that her time is up'

Kate Hoey: Mrs May 'cannot see that her time is up'

Labour Leave's co-chair Kate Hoey has claimed now is the time for the Prime Minister to step down, as cross-party Brexit talks continue.

Mike Gapes

Change UK's Mike Gapes: 'The old parties have failed us'

Change UK's Mike Gapes: 'The old parties have failed us'

The MP for Ilford South called for a "fundamental reform" of Britain's political system.

Harry and Meghan

Tory MP Nigel Evans: 'Put Harry and Meghan in charge of Brexit'

Tory MP Nigel Evans: 'Put Harry and Meghan in charge of Brexit'

The 1922 Committee secretary joked that the royal couple had "delivered the royal baby on time", and could now turn their attention to Brexit.

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: Growing pressure on PM to set resignation date

Brexit briefing: Growing pressure on PM to set resignation date

Theresa May is expected to have discussions with the chairman of the powerful 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers as calls increase for her to set a firm resignation date.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Friday, May 3, 2019

Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell 'umm-ing and ahh-ing' about voting Labour

Alastair Campbell 'umm-ing and ahh-ing' about voting Labour

The former spin doctor revealed he was unsure of who to vote for in the upcoming EU elections.

Fiona

Fiona Onasanya: 'I will not stand in by-election'

Fiona Onasanya: 'I will not stand in by-election'

The disgraced MP announced she will not stand in a by-election, triggered after voters in her constituency signed a recall petition demanding her removal.

Spoiled ballot

Scores of local election ballot papers spoiled

Scores of local election ballot papers spoiled

Hundreds of spoiled ballot papers have been posted on social media after yesterday’s local elections.

Theresa May

Theresa May speaks out about Gavin Williamson sacking

Theresa May speaks out about Gavin Williamson sacking

The Prime Minister said it was a "difficult decision" to sack the former defence secretary.

Jo Swinson brands local election result ‘a Lib Dem fightback’

Jo Swinson brands local election result ‘a Lib Dem fightback’

Jo Swinson brands local election result ‘a Lib Dem fightback’

The deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats has said that the success of the party in the local elections was “a Lib Dem fightback”.

Gavin Williamson will be ‘a thorn in the prime minister’s side’

Gavin Williamson will be ‘a thorn in the Prime Minister’s side’

Gavin Williamson will be ‘a thorn in the Prime Minister’s side’

The former Director of Communications of Downing Street has said that Gavin Williamson, who was sacked as defence secretary on Wednesday, will be “a thorn in the prime minister’s side”.

Green Party's deputy leader: ‘Two-party politics is dying’

Green Party's deputy leader: ‘Two-party politics is dying’

Green Party's deputy leader: ‘Two-party politics is dying’

Amelia Womack, the deputy leader of the Green Party, has said “two-party politics is dying” as the party has gained over 40 seats in the local elections results so far.

Ed Davey: ‘The Liberal Democrats are back in business’

Ed Davey: ‘The Liberal Democrats are back in business’

Ed Davey: ‘The Liberal Democrats are back in business’

Liberal Democrat Ed Davey has described the party as being “back in business” after they gained over 300 council seats in the local elections.

Tory MP: ‘I am not happy’ with local election result

Conservative Party loses over 400 seats in local elections

Conservative Party loses over 400 seats in local elections

The Conservative Party has lost over 400 council seats, with over 100 councils yet to declare their results. 

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Gavin Williamson

Politicians and their unusual pets

Politicians and their unusual pets

Gavin Williamson's sacking has once again brought attention to the story of his pet tarantula, Cronus. But he is not the only politician with an unusual pet...

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Fiona Onasanya

Fiona Onasanya: Disgraced MP loses House of Commons seat

Fiona Onasanya: Disgraced MP loses House of Commons seat

More than 27 per cent of registered voters in her constituency signed a recall petition demanding her removal.

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