Politics

Monday, June 17, 2019

Monday, June 17, 2019

Dominic Grieve: Rory Stewart only contender ‘talking sense’

Dominic Grieve: Rory Stewart only contender ‘talking sense’

Dominic Grieve: Rory Stewart only contender ‘talking sense’

Rory Stewart is the only leadership hopeful talking sense, according to Conservative MP Dominic Grieve.

Former leadership contender Matt Hancock backs Boris Johnson

Boost for Boris as Matt Hancock pledges support

Boost for Boris as Matt Hancock pledges support

Boris Johnson's Tory leadership bid has received a new boost with the backing of Matt Hancock who pulled out of the contest last week.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019

Tom Brake: Chuka Umunna adds ‘weight’ to the Lib Dems

Tom Brake: Chuka Umunna adds ‘weight’ to the Lib Dems

Tom Brake: Chuka Umunna adds ‘weight’ to the Lib Dems

Chuka Umunna adds “substantially to the weight of the Liberal Democrats”, Tom Brake has said.

Chuka Umunna rejects ‘careerist’ claims after Lib Dem defection

Chuka Umunna rejects ‘careerist’ claims after Lib Dem defection

He said he is the opposite of a “careerist” despite joining his third party in six months.

Matt Hancock pulls out of Tory leadership race

Matt Hancock pulls out of Tory leadership race

The health secretary said it was "increasingly clear" the party needed a candidate to deal with the "unique circumstances that exist now".

Boris Johnson compared to Hitler by Tory Muslim leader

Boris Johnson compared to Hitler by Tory Muslim leader

The chairman of the Conservative Muslim Forum compared Boris Johnson to the Nazi leader in an attack on the leadership frontrunner.

Richard Tice: 'Rory Stewart as PM would help the Brexit Party'

Richard Tice: 'Rory Stewart as PM would help the Brexit Party'

Rory Stewart becoming Prime Minister would be good news for the Brexit Party, according to its chairman Richard Tice.

Jeremy Hunt: 'Grow up and stop calling me the c-word'

Jeremy Hunt: 'Grow up and stop calling me the c-word'

Jeremy Hunt has appealed to broadcasters to stop mispronouncing his surname with a ‘C’.

Sir John Redwood: 'Parliament has fought the people for three years'

Sir John Redwood: 'Parliament has fought the people for three years'

The Tory MP said it was time to "fulfil the wishes" of the British public on Brexit.

Chuka Umunna to join Liberal Democrats after quitting Change UK

Chuka Umunna to join Liberal Democrats after quitting Change UK

Labour-turned-Change UK MP Chuka Umunna has announced that he is joining the Liberal Democrats.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Change UK to change name to avoid legal dispute

Change UK to change name again to avoid legal dispute

Change UK to change name again to avoid legal dispute

Change UK has announced it is applying to change its name to avoid legal action.

Conservative leadership race: Who is in the running?

Conservative leadership race: Who is in the running?

There are now three candidates jostling for the position of Conservative leader, after Sajid Javid was the latest to be knocked out.

Priti Patel: Half of leadership candidates have 'no credibility'

Priti Patel: Half of leadership candidates have 'no credibility'

The European Research Group member said she did not trust "anyone from the current cabinet" to become Tory leader.

Leadership race live: John Major weighs in on contest

Leadership race live: John Major weighs in on contest

Three MPs have failed to get the necessary backing of fellow MPs and have been eliminated from the leadership race. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Parliament knocks down Labour motion to prevent no-deal Brexit

Parliament knocks down Labour motion to prevent no-deal Brexit

Parliament has voted against a motion that would have given MPs control of the Brexit timetable on June 25.

Theresa May to become backbench MP

Theresa May to become backbench MP

The Prime Minister has announced that she will stay on as an MP after she hands control of the country to her successor.

Leadership race live: Sajid Javid calls Boris 'yesterday's news'

Leadership race live: Sajid Javid calls Boris 'yesterday's news'

The home secretary has promised to deliver “a new kind of leadership from a new kind of leader” in his campaign launch.

Liz Truss: Boris prepared to face ‘full scrutiny’ from media

Liz Truss: Boris prepared to face ‘full scrutiny’ from media

The politician dismissed criticism that Boris Johnson is hiding from the media during the early stages of his leadership campaign.

Sir Vince Cable: 'I see no reason why a second vote is a problem'

Sir Vince Cable: 'I see no reason why a second vote is a problem'

The Liberal Democrat leader said it was important for the public to "verify" their stance on Brexit.

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.

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