Politics

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Thursday, June 6, 2019

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.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Rory Stewart

Rory Stewart apologises for smoking opium

Rory Stewart apologises for smoking opium

The Conservative leadership hopeful said smoking the class-A drug in Iran more than a decade ago was a "stupid mistake".

Donations to Tory Party plummet in first three months of 2019

Donations to Tory Party plummet in first three months of 2019

Donations to Tory Party plummet in first three months of 2019

The Conservative Party saw a sharp fall in donations at the start of the year, figures show.

Decision to expel Alastair Campbell from Labour to be reviewed

Decision to expel Alastair Campbell from Labour to be reviewed

Decision to expel Alastair Campbell from Labour to be reviewed

Labour has said the decision to expel Alastair Campbell from the party after he voted for the Liberal Democrats will be reviewed.

Esther McVey: October 31 Brexit deadline is ‘cast in stone’

Esther McVey: October 31 Brexit deadline is ‘cast in stone’

Esther McVey: October 31 Brexit deadline is ‘cast in stone’

Tory leadership hopeful Esther McVey has said that the new Brexit deadline of October 31 is “cast in stone” as far as she is concerned.

Lord Heseltine: The two big parties are ‘off their heads’

Lord Heseltine: The two big parties are ‘off their heads’

Lord Heseltine: The two big parties are ‘off their heads’

Lord Michael Heseltine has said that the Conservative and Labour parties are “off their heads” for getting rid of politicians like himself and Alastair Campbell.

Iain Duncan Smith brands Boris Johnson court case ‘ludicrous’

Iain Duncan Smith calls Boris Johnson court case ‘ludicrous’

Iain Duncan Smith calls Boris Johnson court case ‘ludicrous’

Iain Duncan Smith has described the court case in which Boris Johnson will face accusations of misconduct in public office as “ludicrous”.

Brexit briefing: Corbyn calls for MPs to go ‘back to the people’

Brexit briefing: Corbyn calls for MPs to go ‘back to the people’

Brexit briefing: Corbyn calls for MPs to go ‘back to the people’

Jeremy Corbyn said an election or referendum is now the "only way out" of the Brexit crisis following mounting pressure on the Labour leader to back a public vote.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

John Bercow to stay on as Commons Speaker

John Bercow to stay on as Commons Speaker

The House of Commons Speaker was rumoured to be leaving his post this summer.

George Galloway to launch legal battle against Alastair Campbell

George Galloway to launch legal battle against Alastair Campbell

The former MP George Galloway has announced plans to try and prosecute Alastair Campbell over the Iraq War, in response to Boris Johnson facing court over accusations of misconduct.

Decision to expel Alastair Campbell ‘not helpful’, says Labour MP

Decision to expel Alastair Campbell ‘not helpful’, says Labour MP

Decision to expel Alastair Campbell ‘not helpful’, says Labour MP

The decision to expel former Tony Blair adviser Alastair Campbell was “not helpful in the current political climate”, a Labour MP has suggested.

Matt Hancock: Brexit Party ‘are a protest movement’

Matt Hancock: Brexit Party ‘are a protest movement’

Matt Hancock: Brexit Party ‘are a protest movement’

Health secretary Matt Hancock has described the Brexit Party as a “protest movement”, after the party won 29 seats in the European elections last week.

Chair of Tory Muslim Forum: I will resign if Boris becomes PM

Chair of Tory Muslim Forum: I will resign if Boris becomes PM

Chair of Tory Muslim Forum: I will resign if Boris becomes PM

The chairman of the Conservative Muslim Forum has said that he will resign from the party if Boris Johnson becomes the next party leader.

PM urges leadership hopefuls to seek Brexit consensus

Brexit briefing: PM urges leadership hopefuls to seek 'consensus'

Brexit briefing: PM urges leadership hopefuls to seek 'consensus'

Theresa May has urged her successor to seek a consensus over Brexit as Brussels stressed there could be "no renegotiation" of the Withdrawal Agreement.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Brexit Party

EU election result 'proved how sophisticated' leave voters are

EU election result 'proved how sophisticated' leave voters are

Tory MP Nigel Evans said claims that leave voters were "thick" were false.

Ian Blackford Jeremy Corbyn

SNP’s Ian Blackford: 'Work with us, Corbyn'

SNP’s Ian Blackford: 'Work with us, Corbyn'

The SNP's Westminster leader called for the Labour leader to work alongside his party and call for a second referendum.

David Gauke: I am not an ‘obvious voter’ of Boris Johnson

David Gauke: I am not Boris Johnson's ‘obvious voter’

David Gauke: I am not Boris Johnson's ‘obvious voter’

The justice secretary has said that he is not Boris Johnson’s “obvious voter” after the former foreign secretary put his name forward to be the next Tory leader.

Vince Cable: Labour-Lib Dem pact ‘completely inconceivable’

Vince Cable: Labour-Lib Dem pact ‘inconceivable’

Vince Cable: Labour-Lib Dem pact ‘inconceivable’

The Liberal Democrat leader has said that a coalition between his party and Labour is “completely inconceivable” while Jeremy Corbyn is still leader.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019

Alastair Campbell: Boris Johnson as PM would be ‘catastrophe’

Alastair Campbell: Boris Johnson as PM would be ‘catastrophe’

Alastair Campbell: Boris Johnson as PM would be ‘catastrophe’

It would be a “catastrophe” if Boris Johnson became Prime Minister, Alastair Campbell has said.

Ed Vaizey MP: I will not ‘take part in this hypocrisy fest’

Ed Vaizey MP: I will not ‘take part in this hypocrisy fest’

Ed Vaizey MP: I will not ‘take part in this hypocrisy fest’

Conservative MP Ed Vaizey has said that he will not “take part in this hypocrisy fest” around Theresa May’s resignation.

Vince Cable to step down as Lib Dem leader on July 23

Vince Cable to step down as Lib Dem leader on July 23

Vince Cable to step down as Lib Dem leader on July 23

Vince Cable will step down as the leader of the Liberal Democrats on July 23.

Theresa May branded ‘disgraceful’ by firefighters’ union

Theresa May branded ‘disgraceful’ by firefighters’ union

Theresa May branded ‘disgraceful’ by firefighters’ union

The Fire Brigade Union has said that Theresa May was “disgraceful” to mention Grenfell when she announced her resignation date on Friday.

Theresa May's premiership: The highs and lows

Theresa May's premiership: The highs and lows

Theresa May has announced that she will step down as Prime Minister on June 7. 

Theresa May

Boris Johnson leads tributes to 'dignified' Theresa May

Boris Johnson leads tributes to 'dignified' Theresa May

Potential contenders to replace Mrs May as Conservative leader have lined up to pay tribute to the "dignified" manner in which she announced her resignation.

Mark Francois Theresa May

Mark Francois: May was 'the architect of her downfall'

Mark Francois: May was 'the architect of her downfall'

One of the constant critics of outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May has called her resignation “a very sad occasion”.

David Mellor

David Mellor: Theresa May had 'no leadership capability whatsoever'

David Mellor: Theresa May had 'no leadership capability whatsoever'

Theresa May was never a leader in the way the public “would expect a leader to be”, according to former Tory cabinet member David Mellor.

Theresa May

Tearful May announces resignation: 'I have done my best'

Tearful May announces resignation: 'I have done my best'

The Prime Minister has announced she will resign on June 7.

Alastair Stewart and Peter Bone

Peter Bone: 'I wouldn't bet my house' on May naming departure day

Peter Bone: 'I wouldn't bet my house' on May naming departure day

The Conservative MP said he was sceptical that the Prime Minister will announce her resignation date today.

Dominic Grieve

Dominic Grieve: 'Second referendum will break Brexit deadlock'

Dominic Grieve: 'Second referendum will break Brexit deadlock'

The former attorney general said a second referendum would give the country a "way out" of the Brexit impasse.

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