Politics

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Thursday, May 30, 2019

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.

Brexit briefing: Theresa May to confirm resignation date

Brexit briefing: Theresa May to confirm resignation date

Theresa May is expected to set out when she will quit Number 10 after a Cabinet revolt over her Brexit plan.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Cabinet ministers urge PM to ditch her Brexit Bill

Cabinet ministers urge PM to ditch Brexit Bill

Cabinet ministers urge PM to ditch Brexit Bill

Theresa May has been urged by Cabinet members to scrap her heavily criticised Brexit legislation as speculation mounts about her future.

Theresa May’s Brexit bill pushed back after backlash from MPs

Theresa May’s Brexit Bill pushed back after backlash from MPs

Theresa May’s Brexit Bill pushed back after backlash from MPs

Theresa May has shelved plans to introduce key Brexit legislation to implement the Withdrawal Agreement in the first week of June following a major backlash from MPs.

Kate Hoey: Jeremy Corbyn is ‘outnumbered’ by anti-Brexit MPs

Kate Hoey: Jeremy Corbyn is ‘outnumbered’ by anti-Brexit MPs

Kate Hoey: Jeremy Corbyn is ‘outnumbered’ by anti-Brexit MPs

Brexiteer MP Kate Hoey has said that she “still defends” Jeremy Corbyn because he is “outnumbered” by Remain-supporting MPs within the Labour Party.

Iain Duncan Smith

Iain Duncan Smith: A 'leading Brexiteer' has to lead Tory Party

Iain Duncan Smith: A 'leading Brexiteer' has to lead Tory Party

The former Conservative leader said the next person at the helm had to be a "leading Brexiteer".

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: Pressure on May to leave as Commons leader quits

Brexit briefing: Pressure on May to leave as Commons leader quits

Pressure is intensifying on Theresa May to resign after Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom quit the Cabinet over the Prime Minister's Brexit plan.

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.

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