• Most Tory members would sacrifice Brexit to stop Corbyn becoming PM
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    Most Tory members would sacrifice Brexit to stop Corbyn becoming PM

    Stopping the Labour leader is the only scenario in which party members would remain in the European Union

  • Tory leadership race: Can Twitter darling Rory Stewart beat Boris to Number 10?
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    Ross McGuinness

    Tory leadership race: Can Twitter darling Rory Stewart beat Boris to Number 10?

    Rory Stewart has gone from an outsider in the Tory leadership contest to second favourite behind Boris Johnson.

  • Rory Stewart steps up attack on Boris Johnson as Tory members rally behind frontrunner
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    Matilda Long

    Rory Stewart steps up attack on Boris Johnson as Tory members rally behind frontrunner

    Mr Stewart voted Remain in the 2016 Brexit referendum and now supports Theresa May's deal.

  • Lord Sugar backs Boris for PM - just months after saying he should be jailed for misleading public
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    Danny Thompson

    Lord Sugar backs Boris for PM - just months after saying he should be jailed for misleading public

    Sugar: "Boris has got a good chance because he's a likeable chap and from my point of view, anybody who can stop Corbyn being elected, I would back them."

  • Noel Gallagher: Voting to leave the EU was ‘nonsensical’ but trying to overturn Brexit is ‘fascism’
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    Noel Gallagher: Voting to leave the EU was ‘nonsensical’ but trying to overturn Brexit is ‘fascism’

    Noel Gallagher: “You take part in a democratic process - if you don’t like the outcome, go to North Korea."

  • Race for Number 10: Can lawyer and black belt Dominic Raab lead the Tory party?
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    Ellen Manning

    Race for Number 10: Can lawyer and black belt Dominic Raab lead the Tory party?

    Everything you need to know about Tory leadership candidate Dominic Raab

  • Boris Johnson launches Tory leader campaign by insisting he does not want no-deal Brexit
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    Boris Johnson launches Tory leader campaign by insisting he does not want no-deal Brexit

    The former Foreign Secretary told supporters in London he wants Britain to leave the EU by October 31 and that 'now is the time to unite the country'.

  • What is Lorraine Kelly's problem with Esther McVey?
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    Albertina Lloyd

    What is Lorraine Kelly's problem with Esther McVey?

    The Scottish TV presenter and the Conservative politician used to work together on breakfast show GMTV.

  • Talking Politics
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    Talking Politics

    Michael Gove, Jeremy Hunt, Matt Hancock and Dominic Raab have all suggested that they intend to reopen negotiations with the EU, despite Michel Barnier’s insistence that the current deal is their “only option”. Kit Malthouse, meanwhile, is basing his bid on the 'managed no deal’ and 'alternative arrangements’ plan he gave his name to in January. Malthouse dropped out yesterday too.

  • D-Day veteran: 'Brexit would be a crying shame after everything we fought for'
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    D-Day veteran: 'Brexit would be a crying shame after everything we fought for'

    D-Day veteran Eric Chardin said breaking up Europe would be a 'crying shame' after everything they had fought for.

  • Talking Politics
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    Talking Politics

    The most strident supporters of the project want to leave the EU because it imposes demands upon the UK, but then also secure a trade deal with the US which would involve accepting a whole new set of obligations. Doubtless these Brexiters will be out in force as the president visits the UK, selling the beauty of no-deal Brexit and promoting a new UK-US trade deal. It will be explicitly designed to increase barriers between UK and EU, in keeping with an anti-trade president.

  • Talking Politics
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    Talking Politics

    For the next few weeks it’ll be wall-to-wall Tory leadership elections. The candidates are bottom drawer. Last night it was Mark Harper, the immigration minister who resigned a few years back after admitting he could not find the documentation for his cleaner.

  • Elton John says he's 'ashamed' of the UK as he goes on anti-Brexit rant during tour
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    Amy West

    Elton John says he's 'ashamed' of the UK as he goes on anti-Brexit rant during tour

    Legendary hitmaker Elton John slammed British politicians and 'stupid, English idiots' who voted to leave the European Union.

  • Talking Politics
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    Talking Politics

    Esther McVey came pretty close to basically just saying she would pursue a no-deal strategy the other day. Boris Johnson and Dominic Raab want to first try and renegotiate with the EU, but pledge that we will leave, deal or no-deal, on October 31st regardless. Given the EU has been clear it will not reopen the withdrawal agreement - a point Michel Barnier reiterated last night - that translates to no-deal.

  • Talking Politics
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    Talking Politics

    Forcing the results of the European election into a second referendum straitjacket is an uncertain and rather disreputable business. The turnout in the European election was 37% while it was 72% in the 2016 referendum. The most cautious approach would be to look at the vote for out-and-proud Remain parties (Lib Dem, Green, Change UK, SNP, Plaid Cymru, Sinn Fein, SDLP, Alliance and a handful of minor parties and candidates) and compare it to the parties that have the hardest pro-Brexit No Deal policies (the Brexit party, Ukip, DUP and Tommy Robinson – although admittedly it might be an oversimplification to put the DUP in this company).

  • More than 750k Europeans have applied to stay in UK after Brexit
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    Laura Mowat

    More than 750k Europeans have applied to stay in UK after Brexit

    More than three-quarters of a million people have applied to secure their post-Brexit status in the UK

  • Brexit happened out of 'nostalgia' for 'global powerful Britain'
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    Laura Mowat

    Brexit happened out of 'nostalgia' for 'global powerful Britain'

    Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has blamed “nostalgia” for Brexit saying it serves no place in politics

  • Jeremy Corbyn moves closer to second referendum as ‘only way out’ of Brexit crisis
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    Andy Wells

    Jeremy Corbyn moves closer to second referendum as ‘only way out’ of Brexit crisis

    Mr Corbyn said that going "back to the people" was now the only option.

  • Jeremy Hunt is winning the race to be the next prime minister among Tory MPs
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    Ross McGuinness

    Jeremy Hunt is winning the race to be the next prime minister among Tory MPs

    Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt has the most backing so far from Conservative MPs to become the next prime minister, it has been revealed.

  • Talking Politics
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    Talking Politics

    After weeks of wall-to-wall coverage of the Brexiters - be it Nigel Farage or the circus of Tory leadership candidates - it was Remain which came out triumphant in the end. The Lib Dems, Greens, SNP, Plaid and Change UK vote share, so far, was 40.4%. The Brexit party and Ukip together was 34.9%.

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    Talking Politics

    In reality, as everyone knows - as she knows best of all - Brexit has wiped everything else off the domestic agenda. The Conservative government did not stand in the “common ground” of British politics. From the moment of her 2016 conference speech, when it was clear that ending free movement overrode all other political considerations, she made it a formal policy to sabotage Britain’s trading status and economic and legal structure in order to reduce immigration.

  • Theresa May resigns as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party
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    Matilda Long

    Theresa May resigns as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party

    Mrs May quit her post following a revolt from her own party over her handling of Brexit.

  • Ricky Gervais has waded into the Farage milkshake row
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    Albertina Lloyd

    Ricky Gervais has waded into the Farage milkshake row

    'The Office' star has condemned the man who threw milkshake at Nigel Farage saying he “deserves a smack in the mouth”.

  • Talking Politics
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    Talking Politics

    One by one, every course of action fell away until Theresa May was looked like the most solitary and pointless figure on earth, with no allies, no course of action, and no purpose to doing anything in the first place. Last night, Andrea Leadsom resigned - the 36th minister in a three year administration. Brexit broke the prime minister, just like it broke the last one.

  • The UK's Eurovision Song Contest entry has had its score lowered
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    Albertina Lloyd

    The UK's Eurovision Song Contest entry has had its score lowered

    The scores for the Eurovision Song Contest have had to be revised due a miscalculation on the night, with the UK's last placed entry losing points and winner the Netherlands gaining points.