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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

BBC defends vetting process after Imam’s Israel tweets revealed

BBC defends vetting process after Imam’s Israel tweets revealed

BBC defends vetting process after Imam’s Israel tweets revealed

The BBC has defended itself after tweets from an imam who questioned the Tory leadership candidates during a televised debate were revealed.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Rory Stewart ‘telling the difficult truth about Brexit’

Rory Stewart ‘telling the difficult truth about Brexit’

Richard Benyon said Rory Stewart is the only leadership candidate “telling the difficult truth about Brexit”.

Tobias Ellwood MP: Rory Stewart will ‘challenge’ Boris Johnson

Tobias Ellwood MP: Rory Stewart will ‘challenge’ Boris Johnson

Tobias Ellwood MP: Rory Stewart will ‘challenge’ Boris Johnson

Tobias Ellwood has said that leadership hopeful Rory Stewart will “stand up and challenge” frontrunner Boris Johnson.

Andrea Leadsom backs Boris Johnson in Tory leadership race

Andrea Leadsom backs Boris Johnson in Tory leadership race

Andrea Leadsom backs Boris Johnson in Tory leadership race

Andrea Leadsom has backed Boris Johnson to be the next Conservative Party leader.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Monday, June 17, 2019

Boaty McBoatface successful in maiden mission

Boaty McBoatface successful in maiden mission

Boaty McBoatface successful in maiden mission

Climate scientists have said the submarine with the publicly-chosen moniker Boaty McBoatface has been successful in its maiden mission.

Tom Watson: 'Our future doesn't need to be Brexit'

Tom Watson: 'Our future doesn't need to be Brexit'

He renewed calls for Labour to back a second referendum, saying "our future doesn't need to be Brexit".

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.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019

Lord Sugar backs Boris Johnson to stop ‘horrible man Corbyn’

Lord Sugar backs Boris Johnson to stop ‘horrible man Corbyn’

The business leader has thrown his support behind Boris Johnson, saying he has the best chance to beat “horrible man” Jeremy Corbyn.

Jo Swinson dismisses Chuka Umunna's tweets lambasting Lib Dems

Jo Swinson dismisses Chuka Umunna's tweets lambasting Lib Dems

The deputy Lib Dem leader has brushed off historic tweets from Chuka Umunna attacking the party.

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".

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.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Nigel Farage: I have never incited violence

Nigel Farage: 'I have never incited violence'

Nigel Farage: 'I have never incited violence'

Nigel Farage has said that he has never “incited violence”, but that he does “dare to challenge people”.

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Jo Brand's 'tasteless' acid joke 'misfired'

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Jo Brand's 'tasteless' acid joke 'misfired'

The Tory MP said the comedian's joke about throwing battery acid at politicians was “tasteless”, but stopped short of demanding the BBC sack her.

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.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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.

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.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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.

Birmingham protests 'not an issue of gay people vs Muslim people'

Birmingham protests 'not an issue of gay people vs Muslim people'

The editor of an Islamic current affairs website has claimed protests by parents against LGBT lessons have been "misrepresented".

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.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019

New injunction issued banning anti-LGBT protests from school gates

New injunction issued banning anti-LGBT protests from school gates

A judge has issued a fresh injunction against protesters demonstrating against LGBT relationship education at a primary school in Birmingham.

Ian Wright: Women’s World Cup ‘does not need’ male pundits

Ian Wright: Women’s World Cup ‘does not need’ male pundits

Ian Wright: Women’s World Cup ‘does not need’ male pundits

Broadcaster Ian Wright has said that the Women’s FIFA World Cup “does not need” male pundits.

Parents protesting against LGBT teaching are ‘misinformed’

Parents protesting LGBT lessons are ‘misinformed’

Parents protesting LGBT lessons are ‘misinformed’

Parents protesting over a primary school teaching about LGBT relationships are “misinformed”, a pro-LGBT campaigner has said.

Sadiq Khan aware of apartment 'issues' before Barking blaze

Sadiq Khan aware of apartment 'issues' before Barking blaze

Sadiq Khan has revealed the block of flats that were destroyed in a fire yesterday were already on City Hall’s radar before the blaze.

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.

Jeremy Hunt abortion views ‘staggering’ to health experts

Jeremy Hunt abortion views ‘staggering’ to health experts

Jeremy Hunt’s belief that the legal limit for abortion should be reduced from 24 weeks to 12 is “staggering”, according to the British Pregnancy Advisory Service.

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.

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".

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Thursday, June 6, 2019

England fans clash with police in Portugal during Nations League

England fans clash with police in Portugal during Nations League

Football fans who saw England supporters face off against police in Portugal said it was “embarrassing to be English” after a second night of violence.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Emily Thornberry: Donald Trump ‘does not deserve a state visit’

Emily Thornberry: Donald Trump ‘does not deserve a state visit’

Emily Thornberry: Donald Trump ‘does not deserve a state visit’

Labour’s Emily Thornberry has said that the US president “does not deserve a state visit”.

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

London mayor 'demeans the nation' by speaking ill of Trump

London mayor 'demeans the nation' by speaking ill of Trump

The Tory MP said London mayor Sadiq Khan “demeans his office” and "the nation” by speaking ill of Donald Trump.

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.

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.

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.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Dawn Butler to John Cleese: 'How does it feel to be an immigrant?'

Dawn Butler to John Cleese: 'How does it feel to be an immigrant?'

Comedian John Cleese is “trying to defend the indefensible”, according to Labour MP Dawn Butler.

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.

Liberal Democrat coalition with Conservatives or Labour ‘impossible’

Liberal Democrat coalition with Conservatives or Labour ‘impossible’

Former Liberal Democrat cabinet minister Sir Ed Davey has ruled out a coalition with both Labour and the Conservative Party if he becomes the new party leader.

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”.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

James Cleverly: 'I would be a better leader' than Boris Johnson

James Cleverly: 'I would be a better leader' than Boris Johnson

The junior Brexit minister James Cleverly has become the eleventh contender to join the Conservative Party leadership race.

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.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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.

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”.

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.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Tory leadership candidates 'unsuitable' to be PM

Tory leadership candidates 'unsuitable' to be PM

Few of the Tory MPs considering a bid for the leadership have the “qualities” to be prime minister, according to Conservative MP Sir David Amess.

Sir Philip Green touched women’s breasts, peer claims

Lord Hain: Sir Philip Green 'touched women’s breasts'

Lord Hain: Sir Philip Green 'touched women’s breasts'

Topshop boss Sir Philip Green grabbed women’s breasts, slapped their bottoms and grabbed their thighs, a peer has claimed.

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