Theresa May is unlikely to make it to the Tory party conference as Prime Minister, Michael Portillo has said, as he accused her of lacking “humanity”. Mr Portillo, a former Cabinet member himself, said he would be “amazed” if Mrs May was still PM by October, when the Conservative Party conference takes
Former Tory chairman Grant Shapps said the prime minister's fox hunting plan was a 'silly idea'.
Jeremy Corbyn has mocked Theresa May’s humiliating election result with a series of gags aimed at the under-fire PM during his first speech in the Commons. The Labour leader, seemingly in his element after last Thursday’s general election, fired a number of zingers at the Prime Minister – most notably
Sir John Major has warned that Theresa May’s deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) could threaten the Northern Ireland peace process and cost the Tories a “bucketload of votes”. The former Prime Minister, who began work engaging with the IRA to end the Northern Ireland conflict, said the peace
Senior Conservatives and Labour MPs have met in secret to discuss cross-party backing for a softer Brexit. Ministers in Theresa May’s cabinet have been involved in talks about how to secure concessions on the single market, immigration and the customs union, it has emerged. Mrs May, who is currently
Guy Verhofstadt said the EU was "impatiently waiting" for the negotiating position of UK government.
The 2017 General Election has result in the most diverse parliament ever with a rise in the number of women, LGBT and ethnic minority MPs elected.
Britain could have a Government by the end of the day as Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster heads to Downing Street. Theresa May is hoping to thrash out terms of a confidence and supply deal with the DUP so that the Tories can secure a majority to push through their agenda.
Harriet Harman said that Tories are not taking the General Election result particularly well. The former Labour deputy leader said that Conservative MPs are “verging on the homicidal” after the party lost their majority. Discussing the Government’s approach to Brexit in the wake of the surprise election
Two-thirds of Conservative party members have said that Mrs May should resign as prime minister, according to one poll, but at a meeting with the influential 1922 committee she promised to serve for "as long as you want me to".
This year’s Queen’s Speech has reportedly been delayed because of how long it takes to write it out on goat skin. Known for its pomp and pageantry, the Queen’s Speech is the centrepiece of the state opening of Parliament. It had been due to take place on June 19 but the bizarre tradition of writing
While the Prime Minister is in the centre of a crisis within her own ranks, her decision to bring back former justice secretary Michael Gove has not gone unnoticed.
Theresa May is said to have wept as the shock general election result unfolded last week. The Prime Minister’s gamble to secure a larger Conservative majority by calling a snap election, failed following a late surge in support for the Labour Party. May has been left with the prospect of propping up
Theresa May was urged to hold a snap election by European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker, it has been claimed. May’s gamble spectacularly backfired when the Conservatives failed to secure a majority, resulting in a hung parliament and leading the PM to seek a controversial deal with Democratic
Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to oust Theresa May from Downing Street using the upcoming Queen’s Speech. The Labour leader intends to strike as pressure mounts on the struggling Prime Minister after last week’s general election resulted in a hung parliament and the possibility of a Tory deal with the controversial
The Labour Party is on track to hit a million members, after 150,000 people joined in the three days following the general election. The milestone was tweeted by Shadow Justice Secretary Richard Burgon on Saturday night, saying: “In last 3 days, 150,000 people have joined Labour. In last 3 days, 150,000
Boris Johnson has brushed off reports he is plotting to oust Theresa May – but immediately faced accusations his show of support was an attempt to lay the groundwork for a future leadership challenge. “Jeremy Corbyn did not win this election. Earlier it emerged Mr Johnson had sent a WhatsApp message
Following a disastrous result for the Tories in the general election, Labour has seen a huge boost in support, according to one of the first post-election polls. The figures from the Mail on Sunday show that Labour is now the most popular party with 44.8 per cent of the vote, compared to 38.9 per cent
Theresa May has sent her chief whip Gavin Williamson to Belfast for formal talks with the DUP, following the Conservatives’ costly election gamble that left them short of a Commons majority. Last night on the BBC Question Time, former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell, whose government helped secure
Theresa May has once again been accused of lying about her social care policy after one of her ousted advisers appeared to reveal it didn’t initially come with a cap. Nick Timothy resigned on Saturday as one of the prime minister’s joint chiefs alongside Fiona Hill, after the pair took much of the fall
A senior Conservative MP has argued that a cross-party approach to Brexit negotiations would be a “true national endeavour”. Responding to comments made by The Thick of It creator Armando Iannucci on BBC Question Time, Alistair Burt pointed out that political parties shared platforms in the run up to
The two advisers behind Theresa May’s disastrous election campaign have resigned. Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, the prime minister’s joint chiefs, both handed in their resignations on Saturday. The pair quit after warnings that Mrs May faced a leadership challenge from within the Conservative Party
More than 600,000 people have signed an online petition to stop the Conservatives forming a government with the DUP. The petition, on Change.org, was launched by someone under the name ‘Winston Churchill’ and gained hundreds of thousands of signatures within hours. Prime minister Theresa May has been
Voter turnout for the General Election 2017 was at its highest level since 1997, when Tony Blair swept to victory by landslide. At 68.7 per cent, the number of votes cast was up by more than two per cent on 2015, with high youth turnout believed the reason for Labour’s unexpected surge. Ros Taylor,