Politics

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Mark Harper: 'I'll bust a gut to get a new Brexit deal'

Mark Harper: 'I'll bust a gut to get a new Brexit deal'

The Tory leadership contender said he would "bust a gut" in Brexit negotiations in order to win the support of MPs.

Jeremy Corbyn

Brexit: Labour launches cross-party motion to block no deal

Brexit: Labour launches cross-party motion to block no deal

Labour has tabled a cross-party motion to prevent a no-deal Brexit.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Labour’s Andy Burnham: ‘Westminster has failed the north’

Labour’s Andy Burnham: ‘Westminster has failed the north’

Labour’s Andy Burnham: ‘Westminster has failed the north’

The Mayor of Greater Manchester has accused Westminster of failing the north of England.

Candidates trying to show ‘superpower’ in bid to be new Tory leader

Candidates trying to show ‘superpower’ in bid to be new Tory leader

Candidates trying to show ‘superpower’ in bid to be new Tory leader

All the Tory leadership hopefuls are trying “to present with a different superpower”, a body language expert has said.

Mark Harper: October 31 Brexit ‘not going to be possible’

Mark Harper: October 31 Brexit ‘not going to be possible’

Conservative Party leadership hopeful Mark Harper said it is “not going to be possible” to leave the European Union on October 31.

Iain Duncan Smith defends Boris's 'reckless' tax plan

Iain Duncan Smith defends Boris's 'reckless' tax plan

The former Tory leader has defended Boris Johnson’s controversial plans to raise the 40 per cent tax threshold from £50k to £80k.

Nicky Morgan: 'No-deal Brexit could lead to a Corbyn government'

Nicky Morgan: 'No-deal Brexit could lead to a Corbyn government'

The Treasury Select Committee chair said Jeremy Corbyn could end up in Downing Street if the next Tory leader doesn't pursue a deal with the EU.

Brexit: Tory leader will fail without clear Brexit plan, says Hague

Brexit: Tory leader will fail without clear Brexit plan, says Hague

Former foreign secretary William Hague has warned that the next Conservative leader can only survive if they have a clear plan to end the deadlock over Brexit.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019

Tory leadership race: Final 10 MPs named

Tory leadership race: Final 10 MPs named

Tory leadership race: Final 10 MPs named

Ten contenders in the Tory leadership race have been nominated to go through to the first round of voting by MPs.

Sam Gyimah drops out of Tory leadership race

Sam Gyimah drops out of Tory leadership race

Sam Gyimah drops out of Tory leadership race

Conservative former minister Sam Gyimah has announced he is pulling out of the Tory leadership race.

Protester storms stage over ‘fake Conservative’ Esther McVey

Protester storms stage over ‘fake Conservative’ Esther McVey

Esther McVey’s leadership campaign launch was hijacked by a protester who branded her a “fake Conservative”.

Conservative leadership race: What happens next?

Conservative leadership race: What happens next?

After several weeks of jostling, the candidates to replace Theresa May have begun officially launching their campaigns.

Tory leadership candidates reveal 'naughtiest thing' they've done

Tory leadership candidates reveal 'naughtiest thing' they've done

The 11 Conservative leadership hopefuls have shared anecdotes that rival Theresa May's fields of wheat.

Julia-Andrea

Andrea Leadsom 'not proud' of smoking cannabis

Andrea Leadsom 'not proud' of smoking cannabis

The leadership contender said she "deeply regrets" taking the drug at university.

Brexit: Tory leadership frontrunners reveal Brexit strategies

Brexit: Tory leadership frontrunners reveal Brexit strategies

Contenders in the Conservative leadership race have different ideas on how to approach negotiations with the EU.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Friday, June 7, 2019

Vince Cable: Peterborough was the Brexit Party’s ‘big opportunity’

Vince Cable: Peterborough was the Brexit Party’s ‘big opportunity’

Vince Cable: Peterborough was the Brexit Party’s ‘big opportunity’

The Liberal Democrat leader has said that the Peterborough by-election was the Brexit Party’s “big opportunity” and they failed to win.

Three dead after eating sandwiches linked to listeria outbreak

Three dead after eating sandwiches linked to listeria outbreak

Three dead after eating sandwiches linked to listeria outbreak

Three hospital patients have died after eating pre-packaged sandwiches linked to a listeria outbreak.

Brexit consultants cost government £97 million

Brexit consultants cost government £97 million

Brexit consultants cost government £97 million

The government has spent £97 million on consultants whilst preparing for Brexit, a watchdog has said.

Boris Johnson misconduct allegations quashed in High Court

Boris Johnson misconduct allegations quashed in High Court

The High Court has thrown out an attempt to prosecute Boris Johnson over claims he lied about the UK giving the EU £350 million a week.

Tory chair Brandon Lewis ‘very sorry’ to see Theresa May go

Tory chairman Brandon Lewis ‘very sorry’ to see Theresa May go

Tory chairman Brandon Lewis ‘very sorry’ to see Theresa May go

Conservative chairman Brandon Lewis has said he will be “very sorry” to see Theresa May resign as party leader.

Andrew Bridgen: ‘No need’ for Brexit Party after Brexit

Andrew Bridgen: ‘No need’ for Brexit Party after Brexit

The delivery of Brexit could bring about the end of the Brexit Party, according to Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen.

Lisa Forbes

Lisa Forbes under fire from Labour colleagues for 'antisemitism'

Lisa Forbes under fire from Labour colleagues for 'antisemitism'

The victory of Labour’s Lisa Forbes in the Peterborough by-election shows “antisemitism is becoming normal in the party”, according to a fellow Labour MP.

Ann Widdecombe

Peterborough by-election 'is not the end' for Brexit Party

Peterborough by-election 'is not the end' for Brexit Party

Ann Widdecombe said the Brexit Party's loss to Labour in the by-election isn't "the end".

Peterborough by-election: Labour beats Brexit Party by 683 votes

Peterborough by-election: Labour beats Brexit Party by 683 votes

Labour candidate Lisa Forbes will now hold the seat in Peterborough, left vacant by disgraced MP Fiona Onasanya.

Brexit: Theresa May to officially step down as Tory leader

Brexit: Theresa May to officially step down as Tory leader

Today Theresa May will officially resign, but will remain Prime Minister until her successor is chosen.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Conservative backbenchers reveal rules for leadership vote

Conservative backbenchers reveal rules for leadership vote

Conservative candidates hoping to replace Prime Minister Theresa May will face at least a dozen hustings before a winner is crowned.

Former SNP MP Natalie McGarry jailed for embezzlement

Former SNP MP Natalie McGarry jailed for embezzlement

Former MP Natalie McGarry has been jailed for 18 months for embezzling more than £25,600 from pro-independence groups.

Mark Francois: Gove is 'not a proper Brexiteer'

Mark Francois: Gove is 'not a proper Brexiteer'

The vice-chair of the European Research Group said he "fundamentally disagrees" with Tory leadership contender Michael Gove.

Delivering Brexit only way for Tories to 'regain any credibility'

Delivering Brexit only way for Tories to 'regain any credibility'

Conservative MP Peter Bone said Brexit "has to be done" by October 31.

Michael Gove

Brexit: October 31 Brexit deadline 'not fixed date', says Gove

Brexit: October 31 Brexit deadline 'not fixed date', says Gove

The Tory leadership contender said he is "not wedded" to the idea of leaving the EU in October.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Boris Johnson ‘most trustworthy’ leadership hopeful, study finds

Boris Johnson ‘most trustworthy’ leadership hopeful

Boris Johnson ‘most trustworthy’ leadership hopeful

Boris Johnson is the “most trustworthy” candidate in the Conservative leadership race, according to a study.

Lib Dem Layla Moran: Change UK split shows ‘how broken politics is’

Change UK split confirms politics is 'broken'

Change UK split confirms politics is 'broken'

Lib Dem MP Layla Moran has said that the splintering-off of six Change UK MPs from their party shows “how broken politics is”.

Who are the 1922 Committee?

Who are the 1922 Committee?

Conservative leadership hopefuls will have a tougher path to becoming Prime Minister after the 1922 Committee changed the rules for the contest.

PMQs: Cabinet minister denies NHS ‘up for sale’ in US trade deal

PMQs: PM's deputy denies NHS ‘up for sale’ in US trade deal

PMQs: PM's deputy denies NHS ‘up for sale’ in US trade deal

David Lidington has denied that the NHS would be “up for sale” in any post-Brexit UK-US trade deal.

Sir Bernard Jenkin: Leadership race 'shop window' for careerists

Sir Bernard Jenkin: Leadership race 'shop window' for careerists

Sir Bernard Jenkin has accused longshot leadership hopefuls of using the race to boost their chances of a cabinet position.

Change UK

Lib Dem Christine Jardine: 'I feel bad for Change UK'

Lib Dem Christine Jardine: 'I feel bad for Change UK'

The MP said she feels bad for Change UK after six of its members abandoned the party.

Andrea Leadsom

Andrea Leadsom: 'Everything to play for' in Tory leadership race

Andrea Leadsom: 'Everything to play for' in Tory leadership race

The politician said she was "absolutely" going to stay in the race, as two contenders drop out in quick succession.

Brexit: Boris warns of Tory ‘extinction’ unless Brexit delivered

Brexit: Boris warns of Tory ‘extinction’ unless Brexit delivered

The Conservative Party will “not be forgiven” unless Brexit happens on schedule, according to leadership hopeful Boris Johnson.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Anna Soubry becomes Change UK leader after six MPs quit

Anna Soubry becomes Change UK leader after six MPs quit

Anna Soubry becomes Change UK leader after six MPs quit

Anna Soubry has become the new leader of Change UK, following the departure of six MPs from the party.

Donald Trump dismisses anti-Trump protests as 'fake news'

Donald Trump dismisses anti-Trump protests as 'fake news'

The US president said he "did not see" people protesting his visit on the streets of London today.

Kit Malthouse second MP to pull out of leadership race

Kit Malthouse second MP to pull out of leadership race

Kit Malthouse second MP to pull out of leadership race

Kit Malthouse has announced he has withdrawn from the Conservative leadership race

Boris Johnson

Boris’s ex-campaign manager ‘hasn’t decided’ who to support

Boris’s ex-campaign manager ‘hasn’t decided’ who to support

The man who led Boris Johnson’s unsuccessful leadership campaign in 2016 is undecided on whether to support him again.

Rory Stewart

Rory Stewart: 'My social media posts reach two million people'

Rory Stewart: 'My social media posts reach two million people'

The Tory leadership contender said his growing social media following could swing him support from fellow MPs.

Jeremy Corbyn

Lord Digby Jones: 'Disgusting' for Corbyn to protest against Trump

Lord Digby Jones: 'Disgusting' for Corbyn to protest against Trump

The cross-bench peer slammed the Labour leader for his plans to take part in an anti-Trump protest today.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019

Sam Gyimah

Leadership candidate Sam Gyimah: 'As an underdog I can be bolder'

Leadership candidate Sam Gyimah: 'As an underdog I can be bolder'

The ex-universities minister is the thirteenth Tory MP to announce a leadership bid.

Donald Trump

Museum of London in talks to acquire Trump baby blimp

Museum of London in talks to acquire Trump baby blimp

The museum plans to display the inflatable, which depicts the US president in a nappy and holding a mobile phone, as part of its protest collection.

David Gauke Rory Stewart

David Gauke: Rory Stewart can 'bring the country together' as PM

David Gauke: Rory Stewart can 'bring the country together' as PM

The justice secretary revealed that he is backing Rory Stewart as Conservative leader.

Donald Trump

Brexit briefing: Donald Trump urges Britain to embrace no deal

Brexit briefing: Donald Trump urges Britain to embrace no deal

Donald Trump has called on Britain to leave the European Union without a deal if Brussels refuses to meet its demands.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Friday, May 31, 2019

Femi Oluwole

Femi Oluwole: 'I'm seen as a significant threat to Brexit'

Femi Oluwole: 'I'm seen as a significant threat to Brexit'

The anti-Brexit campaigner said negativity directed towards him was a result of Brexiteers perceiving him as a "threat".

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Leadership race ‘getting out of control’

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Leadership race ‘getting out of control’

The Tory MP said Conservative Party leadership hopefuls should “think very carefully" about whether they have a serious chance of winning.

Fiona Onasanya

Peterborough by-election: Full list of candidates

Peterborough by-election: Full list of candidates

There are fifteen candidates fighting for the Peterborough seat vacated by disgraced MP Fiona Onasanya.

Richard Tice: Tories and Labour 'out of touch' with voters

Richard Tice: Tories and Labour 'out of touch' with voters

The Brexit Party chairman called Labour and the Conservative Party “completely out of touch" with voters.

Jo Swinson: Conservatives and Labour ‘going off to the extremes’

Jo Swinson: Conservatives and Labour ‘going off to the extremes’

The politician has announced her bid to become the next leader of the Liberal Democrats.

Damian Green MP: 'Stop branding people Remainers or Leavers'

Damian Green MP: 'Stop branding people Remainers or Leavers'

Conservative leadership hopefuls should not be described as "Leavers or Remainers", according to the Tory MP.

Brexit briefing: CBI boss warns against 'severe' no-deal Brexit

Brexit briefing: CBI boss warns against 'severe' no-deal Brexit

Carolyn Fairbairn urged the next Prime Minister to reach an agreement with Brussels to avoid the "severe" damage from a no-deal Brexit.

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