• David Davis blames Tory election disaster on ‘badly designed’ campaign and social care U-turn
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    David Davis blames Tory election disaster on ‘badly designed’ campaign and social care U-turn

    Former party chairman Grant Shapps called the manifesto 'appalling'.

  • Michael Portillo: Theresa May is unlikely to be PM in October
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    Michael Portillo: Theresa May is unlikely to be PM in October

    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 place. The Prime Minister met fire chiefs but did not speak to residents, while her opposite number, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was seen to be meeting people affected by the blaze.

  • Theresa May's plan to bring back fox hunting ‘stands no chance’ after election humiliation, says ex-Tory chairman
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    Theresa May's plan to bring back fox hunting ‘stands no chance’ after election humiliation, says ex-Tory chairman

    Former Tory chairman Grant Shapps said the prime minister's fox hunting plan was a 'silly idea'.

  • Jeremy Corbyn throws serious shade at Theresa May with series of gags
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    Jeremy Corbyn throws serious shade at Theresa May with series of gags

    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 welcoming the possibility of a new “Coalition of Chaos” between the Tories and the DUP.

  • John Major urges Theresa May to pull out of DUP deal over Northern Ireland peace process concerns
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    John Major urges Theresa May to pull out of DUP deal over Northern Ireland peace process concerns

    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 process was still “fragile” and warned that the pact could mean the Government will no longer be seen as impartial.

  • Conservatives and Labour hold 'secret talks' to plot soft Brexit
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    Conservatives and Labour hold 'secret talks' to plot soft Brexit

    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 involved in discussions with the DUP to form a minority government, is being urged by Labour MPs and members of her own party to compromise her hard Brexit stance.

  • Meet Layla Moran, Britain's first ever MP of Palestinian descent
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    Meet Layla Moran, Britain's first ever MP of Palestinian descent

    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.

  • Ahead of crunch talks with Downing Street, what demands are on the DUP's wishlist?
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    Ahead of crunch talks with Downing Street, what demands are on the DUP's wishlist?

    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 claims Tory MPs are 'verging on homicidal' after election
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    Harriet Harman claims Tory MPs are 'verging on homicidal' after election

    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 result, Ms Harman said it would be in the “national interest” for Labour to “stop the pig’s ear of a job that the Tories have been doing” on Brexit.

  • Theresa May will 'financially support' Tory MPs who lost their seats in election
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    Theresa May will 'financially support' Tory MPs who lost their seats in 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".

  • One of the reasons the Queen's Speech was delayed involves goat skin and is completely bizarre
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    One of the reasons the Queen's Speech was delayed involves goat skin and is completely bizarre

    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 it out on goat skin amid ongoing hung parliament negotiations has caused a delay of a few days.

  • Who are the winners and losers in Theresa May's cabinet reshuffle?
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    Who are the winners and losers in Theresa May's cabinet reshuffle?

    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.

  • Jeremy Corbyn will celebrate election success by binge-watching EastEnders
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    Stephanie Soteriou

    Jeremy Corbyn will celebrate election success by binge-watching EastEnders

    Jeremy Corbyn really is just like the rest of us.

  • Theresa May 'started crying' before she had to ask Queen to form a new Government
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    Theresa May 'started crying' before she had to ask Queen to form a new Government

    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 her Conservative government with a controversial deal with the ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

  • Theresa May was told to call election by EU chief Jean Claude Juncker
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    Theresa May was told to call election by EU chief Jean Claude Juncker

    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 Unionist Party (DUP).

  • Explained: How Jeremy Corbyn can still be Prime Minister
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    Explained: How Jeremy Corbyn can still be Prime Minister

    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 Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). Theresa May has been to the Palace.

  • Piers Morgan eats humble pie as he admits he was wrong about Jeremy Corbyn
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    Piers Morgan eats humble pie as he admits he was wrong about Jeremy Corbyn

    Piers Morgan wrote a scathing article about Jeremy Corbyn being the 'death of Labour' back in April.

  • Labour Party heading for a MILLION members after post-election joining surge
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    Labour Party heading for a MILLION members after post-election joining surge

    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 people have joined Labour.

  • Revealed: Boris Johnson's WhatsApp message of 'support' for Theresa May
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    Revealed: Boris Johnson's WhatsApp message of 'support' for Theresa May

    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 to Commons colleagues urging them to “calm down” following the election.

  • Poll shows Labour is now far more popular than the Tories
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    Poll shows Labour is now far more popular than the Tories

    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 for the Conservatives. The Liberal Democrats trail behind with just 7.3 per cent, according to the poll carried out by survey firm Survation.

  • Theresa May accused of putting peace in Northern Ireland at risk with DUP deal
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    Theresa May accused of putting peace in Northern Ireland at risk with DUP deal

    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 the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, questioned the impact of any deal on the peace.

  • Theresa May’s advisers quit: Is this proof the prime minister DID lie about 'dementia tax' cap?
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    Theresa May’s advisers quit: Is this proof the prime minister DID lie about 'dementia tax' cap?

    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 for the Conservative Party’s general election catastrophe. ‘I take responsibility for my part in this election campaign, which was the oversight of our policy programme,’ he wrote on the Conservative Home website on Saturday.

  • Tory MP: We should form cross-party alliance to negotiate Brexit
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    Tory MP: We should form cross-party alliance to negotiate Brexit

    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 referendum. The North East Bedfordshire MP, who served in both John Mayor and David Cameron’s governments, backed Remain in the Referendum.

  • Theresa May suffers more humiliation as her two 'toxic' advisers Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill quit
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    Theresa May suffers more humiliation as her two 'toxic' advisers Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill quit

    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 as early as Monday if she didn’t sack them.

  • More than 600,000 people sign online petition to stop Conservatives forming a government with the DUP
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    More than 600,000 people sign online petition to stop Conservatives forming a government with the DUP

    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 forced to turn to Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party and its leader, Arlene Foster, after the Tories failed to achieve an overall majority in the House of Commons in Thursday’s general election.