Hezbollah opposes the resignation of the government and supports the current cabinet “but with a new agenda and new spirit,” party leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said Saturday.
The Lebanese Forces’ parliamentary bloc requested Saturday that its four ministers in Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s government submit their resignation.
The Work and Pensions Secretary accused the Prime Minister of „an assault on decency and democracy“ over the sacking of 21 Tory MPs who backed moves to prevent the UK leaving the EU without a deal.
Ms Rudd said Mr Johnson was guilty of „political vandalism“ and claimed Number 10 was now pursuing no-deal as official government policy.
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– Boris Johnson launches mass clear out of Cabinet and sacks Jeremy Hunt
– Jeremy Hunt and Penny Mordaunt among those sacked in brutal two-hour cull
– Greg Clark and Liam Fox also leave the government as new PM wields the axe
– Damian Hinds, James Brokenshire, David Mundell and Karen Bradley ousted
– Philip Hammond, David Gauke and Rory Stewart all resigned earlier today
– Priti Patel makes a remarkable Cabinet return as the new Home Secretary
– Sajid Javid has been promoted to crucial role of Chancellor under Mr Johnson
– Brexiteer Dominic Raab was installed as Foreign Secretary replacing Mr Hunt
Brexit has created the potential greater democratic control of trade deals. And we must ensure we use that to craft a trade policy that is geared to justice for the many rather than profits for the few.
Philip Hammond and Alan Duncan are among the most duplicitous politicians in Britain today.
Mr Hammond was seen loading an array of luggage including cases, bags and holdalls, into the boot of a black saloon outside his residence at Number 11.
It comes just one day after he threatened to back a vote of no confidence in Boris Johnson if he tires to take Britain out of the EU without a deal in October.
Amber Rudd today made a desperate bid to keep her Cabinet job under Boris Johnson – saying she will not ‚lie down in front of bulldozers‘ to stop No Deal.
The Work and Pensions Secretary admitted she had shifted position on leaving the EU without an agreement, saying ‚circumstances have changed‘,
On another level, however, it is completely crackers. The problem only arises because the Chancellor is looking in the familiar pool of Davos-friendly technocrats. In the FT, the names tipped are drearily familiar. The head of the Financial Conduct Authority. A former chief economist of the IMF. One of the career staffers, or maybe a Professor from somewhere or other. From that perspective, Brexit is a problem to be managed. Sterling will crash, investment will dry up, wages will rise, and exports will collapse. The Bank will be muddling its way through one disaster after another.
But surely the Chancellor could just appoint a Brexiteer?
Change UK has spit with six of its 11 MPs quitting the party.
Interim leader Heidi Allen has left the party, alongside Sarah Wollaston, Luciana Berger, Gavin Shuker, Angela Smith and Chuka Umunna.
Anna Soubry has been appointed the party’s new leader.
The Labour leader said he was “listening very carefully” to both sides of the debate after the party fell behind the Liberal Democrats and also lost ground to the Greens.
Labour’s preference would be a general election but any Brexit deal “has to be put to a public vote”, he said. Several Labour sources noted this was a shift from his previous position that a second referendum was being kept as an option on the table to stop a damaging Tory Brexit.
Reacting as the results rolled in, Mr Corbyn said the issue „will have to go back to the people, whether through a General Election or a public vote“.
Mr Corbyn added: „Labour will bring our divided country together so we can end austerity and tackle inequality.
Theresa May caved in to her Cabinet today by dramatically halting her Brexit withdrawal Bill in a move that heightened expectations she will resign as Tory leader tomorrow.
MPs have been told the legislation will not now be published tomorrow and the second reading will not take place in the first week of June – despite Mrs May previously laying out the timetable.
The humiliating retreat is the clearest sign yet that Mrs May’s time in power is drawing to a close, after fury at her compromise offer for the Commons to vote on whether to hold another Brexit referendum.
Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, the newcomer group’s interim leader signalled that Change UK could morph into something else in the „brand new world“ of the next parliamentary race.
The former Tory MP admitted the format of the party – which is struggling to break through in the polls ahead of this week’s European elections – could change as she pushes for it to become “more successful”.
Chuka Umunna is on the front cover of GQ this month. Meanwhile, his newly formed anti-Brexit party, Change UK, the ChUKas if you will, is at around five per cent in the polls for the European Parliament election – an election that ChUKas were supposed to storm as the true party of Remain.
Speaking on The Andrew Marr Show, Mr Hinds also said there will be no formal Tory launch for the European elections, and that the party’s manifesto is to leave the EU with a negotiated deal.
„I’m not sure we need a launch,“ Mr Hinds told the BBC programme.
„We have been very clear about the outcome we want.
A ComRes survey found that if a general election campaign led by Theresa May took place now, it would put the Tories on course for their worst result in history – apparently confirming the fears of Conservative MPs and activists in uproar over the Prime Minister’s handling of Brexit.
– The Brexit Party is slated to win 34% of the vote in upcoming European elections
– Labour is on 21% and the Tories are predicted to win just 11% of the vote
– The data, from Opinium, also puts Labour first on 28% for a General Election
– This is ahead of Conservatives on 22%, with the Brexit Party third on 21%
Mr Grieve, the chairman of Parliament’s intelligence watchdog, has been heavily criticised locally for his efforts in the House of Commons to frustrate attempts to take the UK out of the European Union.
Now 66 local activists – more than the 50 required under the party’s rules – have submitted a formal notice calling for a deselection vote at a special general meeting.
Guess what, MPs: if you defy the democratic will, the demos will punish you.
He backs a second referendum and last week said Mrs May’s attack on parliament for blocking her Brexit deal left him „never more ashamed to be Conservative“, adding: „I could have wept.“
The chairman of the Beaconsfield Constituency Conservative Association, Jackson Ng, said the no confidence motion was passed at the association’s annual general meeting on Friday evening.
The 75-year-old who will step down as leader after the local elections in May, said the party had to continue arguing for the benefits of staying in the European Union (EU) as the Brexit debate rages at Westminster.