• EU gives green light to second phase of Brexit talks as PM says there's still 'some way to go'
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    EU gives green light to second phase of Brexit talks as PM says there's still 'some way to go'

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Theresa May and Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat take part in an EU summit in Brussels. Leaders of the 27 remaining EU states have given the green light to preparations for the second phase of Brexit talks, dealing with trade, European Council president Donald Tusk said.

  • Germany claims Boris Johnson is holding up Brexit by blocking ‘divorce bill’ offer
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    Germany claims Boris Johnson is holding up Brexit by blocking ‘divorce bill’ offer

    Michael Fuchs, deputy chairman of Mrs Merkel's CDU/CSU group in the German parliament, said the Foreign Secretary believes the offer Theresa May has made is “too much”.

  • Fans call for Liam Gallagher to replace Prime Minister Theresa May after he wades into Brexit debate
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    Fans call for Liam Gallagher to replace Prime Minister Theresa May after he wades into Brexit debate

    Liam Gallagher's fans are urging him to consider a move into politics and replace current Prime Minister Theresa May after he let rip on Brexit.

  • In a two-horse race for who would be the best Prime Minister, Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are coming joint third
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    In a two-horse race for who would be the best Prime Minister, Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are coming joint third

    In a survey asking who would make the best Prime Minister out of Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May, the two leaders somehow managed to come joint third. The latest YouGov survey on voting intentions found that 33% of the public think Mrs May would be the best Prime Minister, another 33% back Mr Corbyn for the role, and 35% picked neither (figures rounded to the nearest whole number).

  • Clinton and May: Two sides of the same story
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    Clinton and May: Two sides of the same story

    When she was finally unveiled as the next president of the United States, Hillary Clinton was going to be dressed in suffragette white and stood atop a stage depicting a smashed glass ceiling. Instead, like some nightmare sequence in a late season episode of the West Wing, Donald Trump took the White House. Theresa May made it back to Downing Street with the help of the DUP.

  • I'm a working class woman. The British Dream is unachievable for me
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    I'm a working class woman. The British Dream is unachievable for me

    Between the cough and the prankster, Theresa May used her conference speech last week to talk about bringing back the ‘British Dream’. The American Dream is ingrained in the psyche of US culture. It’s embodied by the white picket fence and a narrative that you can achieve anything as long as you work hard enough.

  • Brexit has already cost the Government £250 million this year
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    Brexit has already cost the Government £250 million this year

    The Government has spent an extra £250 million on Brexit this year

  • Theresa May is 'stoking racial grievances' with race report response
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    Theresa May is 'stoking racial grievances' with race report response

    Theresa May has been accused of ‘stoking grievances’ with her response to a new government report into racial inequality. The Racial Disparity Audit, released today, revealed a number of disparities in attainment between ethnic groups in a number of areas. Munira Mirza, the former deputy London Mayor, told the Today Programme: ‘We would argue that there are certainly disparities between ethnic groups.

  • How can the Tories remove Theresa May as Prime Minister?
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    How can the Tories remove Theresa May as Prime Minister?

    Following an attempt by Grant Shapps to oust Theresa May as Conservative Party leader, here is out the Tories could remove Mrs May as their leader.

  • Timeline: This is how Brexit is supposed to pan out over the next two years
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    Timeline: This is how Brexit is supposed to pan out over the next two years

    Despite her recent woes, Theresa May does not appear to be going anywhere and she is now keen to move Brexit talks onto the second phase. With Article 50 triggered earlier this year, time is starting slip away to reach a deal before Britain leaves the European Union in March 2019. The Prime Minister is looking for a compromise from the EU in order to push Brexit talks forward and get on to the subject of future trade arrangements.

  • Should Boris Johnson get the sack? Have your say in our poll
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    Should Boris Johnson get the sack? Have your say in our poll

    Theresa May is facing calls to give Boris Johnson the sack in order reassert her authority over a fractured Conservative Party. Speculation is circulating that the Prime Minister is planning a cabinet reshuffle to shore up her position, with the Foreign Secretary in the firing line for a demotion. Supporters of the Foreign Secretary have also said that the PM lacks the authority to push him out of the door after her general election gamble backfired, leaving her without a majority.

  • Bookies say there's a 50/50 chance Theresa May will be sacked by the of end this month
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    Bookies say there's a 50/50 chance Theresa May will be sacked by the of end this month

    After a disastrous party conference speech and a challenge to her leadership, the bookies have slashed the odds of Theresa May still being Prime Minister by the end of the year

  • The real Theresa May: How the PM tried to introduce immigration checks in schools
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    The real Theresa May: How the PM tried to introduce immigration checks in schools

    This week, Theresa May spoke of giving a voice to those who have been “ignored or silenced for too long”. Today we reveal how skin-deep this rhetoric really is, as we document the attempts she made as home secretary to discriminate against the children of undocumented migrants in the school system. Reports emerged of staff wrongly demanding to see copies of passports and asking parents to confirm their child’s immigration status.

  • Where's Conservative compassion for Afghan asylum seekers?
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    Where's Conservative compassion for Afghan asylum seekers?

    This week, amid coughs and pitying ovations and disintegrating stage furniture, Theresa May used part of her conference speech to speak about the Conservative party’s compassion. “Let us never allow the left to pretend they have a monopoly on compassion,” she told delegates. A version that doesn’t extend to some of the most vulnerable people living in Britain today: Afghan asylum seekers.

  • Who are the Tory factions plotting to get rid of Theresa May?
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    Who are the Tory factions plotting to get rid of Theresa May?

    As Theresa May’s leadership looks increasingly unsteady following her disastrous speech at the Tory Party Conference, various factions have broken out within the Conservatives.

  • Gogglebox's Josh Tapper leaves show for job at Downing Street
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    Gogglebox's Josh Tapper leaves show for job at Downing Street

    The rest of the Tapper family will remain on the show.

  • Theresa May's team blamed for her conference speech coughing fit
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    Theresa May's team blamed for her conference speech coughing fit

    MPs said that the Prime Minister's aides should not have allowed her diary to get so packed when she was already suffering with a “conference cold”.

  • Cabinet ministers still don't know Theresa May's plans for Brexit
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    Cabinet ministers still don't know Theresa May's plans for Brexit

    Senior Tory figures are questioning whether Theresa May will be able to keep her government together when cabinet talks

  • Calvin Harris and Florence Welch blast Conservative Party for using their music at annual conference
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    Calvin Harris and Florence Welch blast Conservative Party for using their music at annual conference

    The stars were not happy that they didn't approve the use.

  • 'Disaster, farce, shambles!' How the papers reacted to Theresa May's chaotic Conservatives conference speech
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    'Disaster, farce, shambles!' How the papers reacted to Theresa May's chaotic Conservatives conference speech

    Theresa May ‘s speech at the Conservative Party Conference yesterday was plagued by disaster after disaster , with a stage invader handing her a P45, a coughing fit leaving her spluttering and unable to speak, and the set behind her falling apart. The Prime Minister’s performance provides the main talking point for Thursday’s papers, with generally dim assessments dominating the front pages. The Guardian called the speech a ‘nightmare’, The Times branded it a ‘shambles’, and The Daily Telegraph saw it as a ‘farce’. Some praise came from the Daily Mail, which celebrated the way ‘the old girl made it to the end’. The Daily Express also offered a positive take, describing the PM’s fighting spirit in the headline.

  • What was Theresa May wearing on her wrist?
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    What was Theresa May wearing on her wrist?

    To say Theresa May‘s keynote speech at the Conservative Party Conference didn’t go as planned would be an understatement. As she tried to reassert her authority, the PM was first interrupted by a protester brandishing a P45 and then endured multiple coughing fits that were excruciating to watch. A picture showing Mrs May swallowing a lozenge also shows her wearing a bracelet adorned with paintings by Frida Kahlo – the Mexican painter and a noted Communist celebrated by many feminists.

  • Boris Johnson 'had to be told to stand up and clap for Theresa May'
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    Boris Johnson 'had to be told to stand up and clap for Theresa May'

    The Prime Minister was handed a cough sweet by Chancellor Philip Hammond as she continued to cough while delivering the speech.

  • Theresa May's Conservative Party Conference speech interrupted by P45 stunt
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    Theresa May's Conservative Party Conference speech interrupted by P45 stunt

    It was meant to be the moment Theresa May re-established her authority as Prime Minister. Instead, the keynote speech at the Tory party conference that aimed to put to bed talk of Cabinet splits and leadership challenges was hijacked by a protester handing her a P45 – and the PM’s own voice. The speech descended into chaos when Simon Brodkin – who goes by the alter ego Lee Nelson – handed May a note, telling her Boris Johnson had asked him to perform the stunt.

  • The three charts that show why the Tories are failing to appeal to young people
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    The three charts that show why the Tories are failing to appeal to young people

    At this year’s Conservative Party Conference Theresa May has announced a string of policies aimed to tempt the youth vote away from Jeremy Corbyn, including a freeze on student fees and additional help for first-time buyers. Chancellor Philip Hammond opened the conference with a speech promising that Tory policies would make young people better off than their parents.