Archiv: Members of Parliament (MPs)
Communist MK Urges the People to Rise Up against the Far-Right Govt’
A Communist lawmaker on Tuesday urge at the Knesset podium citizens of the nation to civil unrest against the “dictatorship” of the new Netanyahu government. MK Ofer Cassif (Hadash) was quickly removed by Knesset ushers. “In light of the current emergency situation, I call for civil unrest…” Cassif said before being interrupted by Deputy Speaker Nissim Vattori (Likud), who called on Knesset ushers to forcibly remove Cassif from the plenum.
The Hadash lawmakers present at the time then erupted in a shouting match, with Cassif and fellow opposition MKs labeling the coalition members as “fascists.”
Sunak urged to drop ‘unspeakably cruel’ two-child limit and benefit cap
Households with more than two children where universal credit or child tax credit is claimed no longer receive additional funds.
It applies to additional children born after 6 April 2017, however exemptions apply for those who had children in a multiple birth or children conceived due to rape or coercion.
However, the exemptions have caused controversy as women must disclose that they were raped in order to be eligible – known as the rape clause.
Britain’s first non-white and Hindu prime minister takes power on Diwali: Rishi Sunak’s journey from GP’s son to multi-millionaire ‚Maharajah of the Dales‘ and then to youngest modern occupant of No10 (at the second attempt)
He will now visit the King to be appointed as the UK’s first non-white and Hindu leader. The UK’s first – and only other – minority prime minister was Benjamin Disraeli, who was Jewish, in 1874. (…)
He will become the youngest PM in the modern era to enter No 10, at the age of 42 – younger even than David Cameron in 2010 and Tony Blair in 1997.
The Party is Over
It is fascinating that both the Tory and Labour parties have now adopted exactly the same mechanism to prevent the membership electing a leader again with views outside the narrow Establishment consensus – in both parties that mechanism being an increase in the number of MPs who have to nominate, before a candidate can get their name before the party membership.
The professionals are to radically limit the options of the members.
‘Like being in a cult’: MPs on the seven days that brought down Liz Truss
One weary-sounding Conservative MP said they felt they had been in the grip of a cult over the last six weeks – and had escaped just in time. Others, however, still felt trapped, they said. “That is literally what it’s been like … It’s such a sense of relief. I just thank God it’s over.”
„The ultimate death match“: Will it be Boris vs Rishi?
I set out four scenarios of how this might unfold in The Spectator earlier this month. There are two that MPs have most recently got in touch about: Rishi by Christmas or the Boris restoration.
A week is a long time in politics – and next week could be one of the most dramatic yet.
Is Boris heading back to No10? Former PM takes early lead with Rishi Sunak in second as a quarter of Tory MPs declare their support in race to replace Liz Truss – candidates need at least 100 backers by MONDAY as battle ‚for soul of the party‘ intensifies
Boris Johnson is currently the most popular choice among Tory MPs to become prime minister as the race to replace Liz Truss roared into life today following her humiliating resignation after just 44 days in power.
With a quarter of MPs declaring support for their preferred candidates, Mr Johnson currently counts 38 backers, compared to Rishi Sunak’s 27 and Penny Mourdant’s 12, according to the latest tally by Guido Fawkes.
Awake all night and sending texts to friends at 4am: How Liz Truss’s last day in No. 10 unfolded as her fate was sealed
– Liz Truss dramatically resigned as Prime Minister this afternoon after lasting just 44 days in the top job
– Her close friends said they knew she was going to quit after they began receiving texts from her at 4am
– Sir Graham Brady told her later that day she had lost the party’s support and would lose a confidence vote
Liz Truss threatened with Tory revolt in showdown ‘confidence vote’ on fracking
Liz Truss was facing a revolt by Tory MPs opposed to fracking on Wednesday despite whips saying a crunch Commons vote was a “confidence motion in the Government”.
At least three MPs signalled that they would not back the Government in the showdown vote, including the Prime Minister’s net-zero tsar Chris Skidmore, Conservative MP for Kingswood.
Liz Truss to dodge MPs’ questions, sending Penny Mordaunt instead
Borrowing one of Margaret Thatcher’s favourite put-downs, a Labour source described the prime minister as “frit” – meaning “frightened”.
The urgent question was tabled in a bid to force Ms Truss to answer MPs’ questions after she resisted Labour demands for a statement to the Commons today to explain the reversal of the bulk of her mini-Budget in a series of massive U-turns.
Liz Truss refusing to come to the House of Commons to answer Labour’s Urgent Question on the economic crisis, this afternoon. She will send Penny Mordaunt instead.
The Chancellor’s briefing with Tory MPs has finished. A Government source said Mr Hunt „emphasised the need for stability and said that the PM should be commended for changing tack in the face of the deteriorating global economic situation“
The Tory MPs calling for Liz Truss to resign
New Tory prime ministers currently enjoy a year of immunity from confidence votes under the party rulebook.
But George Osborne, the former chancellor, predicts the beleaguered PM will likely be gone by Christmas, adding that „there will be a way“ for the party to remove her from Downing Street.
Here are the Conservative MPs calling for Ms Truss to quit.
Eight minutes, four questions and NO apology! Liz Truss makes hasty exit from press conference after U-turning on flagship corporation tax cut after SACKING Kwasi Kwarteng and replacing him with Jeremy Hunt
Under fierce fire from journalists, Ms Truss refused to apologise for ‚trashing‘ the Tories‘ reputation – before abruptly walking out after eight minutes and just four question.
Downing Street will now be waiting anxiously to see if the PM has done enough to cling on, but the early response was not promising, with one former Cabinet minister telling MailOnline the PM had been ‚robotic‘ and made the situation far worse.
Bericht: Torys diskutieren Aus für Truss
(today, 08.36 am)
In der Konservativen Partei nimmt einem Bericht der Londoner „Times“ zufolge der Widerstand gegen die britische Premierministerin und Parteivorsitzende Liz Truss zu. Führende Torys würden eine Ablösung der Regierungschefin nach nur gut einem Monat im Amt diskutieren, schrieb die Zeitung. Es gebe Überlegungen, einen gemeinsamen Kandidaten bzw. eine gemeinsame Kandidatin für die Parteispitze aufzustellen. Das Bauernopfer könnte allerdings Finanzminister Kwasi Kwarteng sein.
Kwasi Kwarteng to be sacked as Chancellor by Liz Truss – live updates
Tory MP: ‚I have lost confidence in the Chancellor and the PM‘
The mood among some Tory MPs is particularly grim this morning.
One tells me they have now lost confidence in Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng and that many MPs now believe the PM needs to be replaced.
They said: “I have lost confidence in the Chancellor and the Prime Minister for that matter. It is a total mess and there is no obvious solution.
“The vast majority of people [MPs] I speak to think she has to go.”
Tory MP ’submits letter‘ calling for Liz Truss confidence vote amid backbench rebellion
The unnamed member of the parliamentary Conservative party told Bloomberg political editor Kitty Donaldson that they had handed in their letter to the 1922 committee on Sunday night.
While Tory MPs say letters have been going in for more than a week, this may be the first report of an MP personally admitting they have sent one themself.
Current rules give Liz Truss until next September before she can be ousted – but these could be changed by MPs.
Human Rights Act and Government accountability ‘WHAT ARE THEY SO AFRAID OF’: MPs CALL FOR PRE-LEGISLATIVE SCRUTINY FOR PROPOSED BILL OF RIGHTS
(21 Jun 2022)
Ministers of the devolved nations have also highlighted how the Government’s proposals to replace the Human Rights Act threaten to undermine the devolution settlement in Scotland and Northern Ireland, with the Good Friday Agreement put in serious risk by any changes to the Human Rights Act.
Pre-legislative scrutiny of these plans is made even more important by the divergence between the proposals and the findings of the independent panel established by the Government to review the operation of the Human Rights Act. The panel found that the HRA is operating effectively to preserve parliamentary autonomy and to protect individuals’ rights.
However, the Government’s proposed Bill of Rights ignored these findings and would be a vast and deeply consequential overhaul of human rights protections in this country.
In a letter sent on Monday 20 June 2022, the groups urged the Government to respect the principles of our parliamentary democracy and subject the proposed Bill of Rights to the pre-legislative scrutiny it clearly requires.
Liberty Director Martha Spurrier, said: “Scrapping the Human Rights Act poses a real, imminent threat to rights in the UK. It’s a blatant, unashamed power grab from a Government that wants to put those in power above the law. They are quite literally rewriting the rules in their favour so they become untouchable.
“The Human Rights Act and access to the European Convention of Human Rights has empowered people in the UK to enforce their rights in practice. It has enabled people to challenge unlawful policies, be treated with dignity by public authorities and secure justice for their loved ones.
“The Government’s plan is to weaken and undermine this, taking power away from the public to take for themselves. We all know this Government cannot be trusted to keep its word or play by the rules. We’re urging everyone to not let them get away with this looting of our rights. Speak up and make your voice hard.”
Truss vs Sunak – and the choice of two very different futures for Britain
Truss has pledged to raise defence spending to 3 per cent of GDP by 2030, while Sunak would keep it on its present path, rising to 2.5 per cent over the same period. Although the former chancellor gave the Ministry of Defence special treatment in his spending review, he shares the Treasury’s scepticism about getting value for money from it.
While the Truss camp suggests Sunak would be less supportive of Ukraine amid fears of the impact on the UK of sanctions against Russia, in practice they would probably adopt the same approach. However, Truss would probably be more hawkish than him towards China.
Live: The Tory leadership debate
As things stand, Rishi Sunak is leading the way on MP nominations, but needs to win over Tory members to succeed in the final stage of the contest. Meanwhile Penny Mordaunt is the clear favourite with the bookies thanks to recent polling which suggests she is Tory members’ candidate of choice.
Lord Cruddas, ‘the ballot only has credibility if Boris is part of the process.’
Lord Cruddas threatens to cut off donations to Tory party
Lord Cruddas, who was last year forced to defend donating £500,000 to the party just three days after he was admitted to the House of Lords, said he wanted Boris Johnson to stay on as Prime Minister.
He said: “If the membership are asked to vote for the last two contenders they will be voting for two people that they do not want on the ballot. The ballot only has credibility if Boris is part of the process.”
Nadine Dorries says Boris Johnson should remain in post because „the donors have spoken“.
What about the will of the people?
New snap poll from @OpiniumResearch shows 59% think Tory MPs should vote to remove Johnson as leader today
Tories brace for more blood on the carpet at 3pm: MPs finish voting in second round as Truss allies beg right-wing rivals to recognise the ‚reality‘ they cannot win – and slam surging Penny Mordaunt for inability to ‚master detail‘
Tories are braced for more blood on the carpet today as another hopeful is knocked out of the leadership race – with Liz Truss allies begging rivals to recognise the ‚reality‘ they cannot win.
The results are due to be revealed at 3pm after another frenzied day at Westminster that saw the Foreign Secretary officially launch her campaign insisting she can be ‚trusted to deliver‘ after taking on the EU over Brexit and Vladimir Putin over Ukraine.
In a dig at frontrunner Rishi Sunak she said she had been ‚loyal‘ to Boris Johnson, and it was not the time for ‚business as usual economic management‘.
AND THEN THERE WERE 6 – Rishi Sunak & Penny Mordaunt storm Tory PM leadership battle – but Hunt and Zahawi crash out
TUESDAY July 19 – FRIDAY July 22
– Knockout ballots will happen daily until just two candidates are left standing.
FRIDAY July 22
– The final two candidates tour the country trying to win the votes of 100,000 or so ordinary party members who will decide the next PM.
MONDAY September 5
– The results of the vote is announced and Britain’s next PM is revealed
Conservative leadership race latest: Nadhim Zahawi and Jeremy Hunt voted out
With only 14 public backers apiece, it is unsurprising Jeremy Hunt and Nadhim Zahawi fell short of the 30 votes from MPs they needed.
The results, announced just now by Sir Graham Brady, leaves six candidates for MPs to vote on tomorrow. Rishi Sunak, as expected, is out in the lead with 88 votes, although is followed more closely expected by Penny Mordaunt, who has 67 backers.
The race to replace Boris Johnson, afternoon update (10 July):
Sunak: 30 MPs (+12)
Mordaunt: 18 (+11)
Hunt: 12 (+10)
Truss: 12 (+6)
Tugendhat: 12 (+6)
Badenoch: 11 (+5)
Zahawi: 10 (+7)
Braverman: 9 (-)
Chgs. w/ 24hrs ago
Today I was proud to march alongside trade unionists from across the country to send a message to the Tory government: Squeeze the profits of the super-rich, not the livelihoods of the people #DemandBetter
Boris Johnson latest news: Prime Minister’s premiership is no longer ‚viable‘, says William Hague
Lord Hague, the former leader of the Conservative Party, said Mr Johnson is now facing a „big problem“ because it „isn’t viable actually when more than 40 per cent of your party vote against you“.
He told Times Radio: “That is very difficult then to proceed as party leader in the long term. This is like trying to drive along the M1 with two flat tyres. You can say you are at the steering wheel but is it really viable? You are not going to get to the end of the motorway.”
Boris orders Cabinet to ‚get on with the job‘ and focus on cost of living after brutal confidence vote saw 148 Tory MPs try to oust him – worse than Theresa AND Maggie – with loyalists admitting even ministers secretly voted against him
– Boris Johnson is setting out to revive his premiership after a hugely damaging confidence vote last night
– His allies are begging the 148 MPs who voted against the PM to ‚back down‘ after his slim victory yesterday
– One loyalist MP described Monday as ‚the first day of a Tory civil war‘ with a double by-election looming
– The PM’s allies have insisted he will ‚fight his corner‘ amid warnings that an early general election is possible
– Backbench chief Sir Graham Brady called a full vote after receiving 54 letters from MPs calling for one
Boris Johnson will win the confidence vote – but even so, it’s over for him
Some big names may quit during the day, because many cannot accept the result. If you think Johnson is a disaster on Monday morning, you’re not going to believe he’s a genius on Monday evening, and no one would believe you if you said so.
Nadine Dorries says Boris Johnson should remain in post because „the donors have spoken“.
What about the will of the people?
New snap poll from @OpiniumResearch shows 59% think Tory MPs should vote to remove Johnson as leader today
MONEY TALKS: Big Tory donors plead with MPs not to ditch Boris Johnson
Big names include billionaire JCB boss Lord Bamford, property magnate Sir Tony Gallagher and Carphone Wearhouse founder David Ross.
Other names include multimillionaire financier Howard Shore and mega rich Simon Rueben – who alongside brother David is worth £16bn.
Boris Johnson latest news: No confidence vote in Prime Minister today
Sir Graham said in a statement: “The threshold of 15 per cent of the parliamentary party seeking a vote of confidence in the leader of the Conservative Party has been exceeded.
“In accordance with the rules, a ballot will be held between 1800 and 2000 TODAY MONDAY 6th JUNE — details to be confirmed.
Boris WILL face vote of no confidence TODAY: Graham Brady reveals 54 Tory MPs have submitted letters – with crunch ballot ‚at 6pm TONIGHT‘
– Boris Johnson is facing a confidence vote at 6pm tonight after Tories wrote letters to the 1922 committee
– The PM’s allies have insisted he will ‚fight his corner‘ amid warnings that an early general election is possible
– Backbench chief Sir Graham Brady calls a full vote when he receives 54 letters from MPs asking for one
UK officials in line for immunity in assisting crimes overseas, say critics
Exclusive: Draft security bill would let spies and ministers enable killings and torture, warn charity and ex-minister
Julian Assange exposed US crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay. That’s why the US wants to punish him and send a message to all journalists: Expose the truth and you’ll be made to regret it. Priti Patel must stand-up for freedom of speech and refuse his extradition.
Sorry… now back to the war: Boris offers MPs an apology but STILL refuses to call rule-breaking No10 gathering a party before moving swiftly onto Ukraine – as rebel Tory Mark Harper says he is ’no longer worthy of the great office that he holds‘
– The Prime Minister said sorry with ‚full humility‘ over the £50 fixed-penalty notice he received last week
– But in the same breath he claimed ignorance of his own Covid rules over June 2020 event in No10
– Told MPs ‚It did not occur to me then or subsequently that gathering … could amount to a breach of the rules‘
Now desperate Boris sends Tories a BEGGING LETTER promising them a greater role in making Government policy if they hold off on vote of no confidence after another MP – number EIGHT – confirms he has submitted a letter to Sir Graham Brady
– Some Cabinet ministers believe ‚it feels like the end‘ for Mr Johnson’s premiership because of Partygate chaos
– Downing Street suffered a day of chaos yesterday as four of Mr Johnson’s most senior aides opted to resign
– Furious Conservative MPs have warned Mr Johnson that he must ’shape up or ship out‘ amid mounting fur
Let’s all support our Aussie truckies I couldn’t get a truck but I’ve made up a FREEDOM TRAILER to tow along as a sign of support I’ll be at Pheasants Nest from 7am on Monday with lots of FREEDOM signs if anyone wants them
If letters aren’t flying in to Graham Brady the Conservative party is morally corrupt.
He’s still there because the Conservative party has no obvious credible replacement for him. I wonder if the 1922 committee already has the number of letters required for a no confidence vote but is sitting on it’s hands until the party has decided who they want to get behind?
What’s the point of the Met Police investigating the No 10 Parties? Everyone knows Cressida Dick is biased in favour of Boris Johnson. We all know the truth won’t be told and justice will not be delivered. Another example of corruption & a waste of everyone’s time.
Partygate report to be delayed for WEEKS because of police probe: Met chief announces criminal investigation as ‚upset‘ Cabinet minister refuses to defend Boris’s birthday party (so has Cressida done PM a FAVOUR?)
Police to investigate Downing Street lockdown parties
Commissioner Cressida Dick said they were looking into „potential breaches of Covid-19 regulations“ in Downing Street and Whitehall since 2020.
No 10 police give ‚extremely damning‘ evidence to Sue Gray over ‚partygate‘
The statements, described by one source as “extremely damning”, are expected to form a key part of Ms Gray’s report, which is due to be published within days.
The senior civil servant has also spoken to the Prime Minister, civil servants and political advisers, and accessed security pass logs and even Boris Johnson’s official diary.
Dominic Cummings, Mr Johnson’s former chief aide turned hostile adversary, will be interviewed by Ms Gray on Monday, according to report
MPs subjected to ‘blackmail’ as Boris Johnson fights for political life, claims senior Tory
Senior Conservative William Wragg sensationally revealed that he had received reports of Johnson loyalists threatening to place smear stories in the press about Tories considering declarations of no confidence in the prime minister.
And he said that MPs had told him of warnings that investment in their constituencies would be at risk if they failed to back Mr Johnson in battle to save his political life.
He too once ruled supreme. So what lessons does Bibi have for Boris?
The British PM is discovering that his supporters are not quite as loyal as Netanyahu’s
‚Boris Johnson is unfit for office‘: Ex- Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson takes aim at the PM and warns he is in a ‚perilous situation‘ with growing ‚fatigue‘ among MPs amid Partygate scandal
Tory peer Ruth Davidson, who successfully campaigned against Scottish independence in 2014 and quit frontline politics five years later, said the Prime Minister is in a ‘perilous situation’ ahead of Sue Gray’s report into the lockdown party scandal.
In an interview with The Times, the former MSP said that she would have already submitted her letter of no-confidence in Mr Johnson to the 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers if she were a Member of Parliament.
She also warned that Mr Johnson’s authority was teetering in part because of a growing ‘fatigue’ within the party ‘for the amount of drama that has been emanating from No10’ over allegations of lockdown-busting gatherings across government.
Scotland Yard to meet with William Wragg over Downing Street blackmail claims
Scotland Yard will meet with a leading rebel Conservative to discuss claims of threats and blackmail of backbenchers by government whips early next week, The Telegraph can disclose.
A detective from the Metropolitan Police will meet with William Wragg, a senior Tory MP who first raised the concerns, to discuss the allegations, including threats to withdraw investments from constituents.
About a dozen Tory MPs said to have accused party whips of blackmail
“It is illegal. We are meant to operate as MPs without fear or favour. The allocation of taxpayer funding to constituencies should be according to need, not according to the need to keep the prime minister in his job.”
He described the government’s levelling up fund as “an open opportunity for government ministers to corruptly hand out money to some MPs and not to others”.
Government whips and advisers ’not above the law‘ says Speaker, after claims rebel MPs were ‚blackmailed‘
William Wragg, the chairman of a scrutiny committee, claimed several Tories who oppose Boris Johnson had been subjected to „pressures and intimidation“ in the wake of the Downing Street party scandal.
Downing Street staff, special advisers and government ministers had sought to encourage „embarrassing“ stories in the media about those who no longer back the Johnson premiership, Mr Wragg alleged.
David Davis delivers killer blow – Boris to be ‚dragged kicking and screaming‘ from post
In an interview with the Telegraph, he said: „Boris will not leave Number 10 unless he’s dragged out kicking and screaming.
Mr Davis’s criticisms and Mr Wakeford’s defection come as Mr Johnson fights to save his premiership after admitting he attended a Downing Street garden party during the first lockdown.
Reflecting on his decision to publically criticise the Prime Minister, Mr Davis said: „I’ve just made myself the most unpopular person in the Tory party. Well, the second most unpopular.
Boris has blown it – Voters are tired of being taken for fools.
The real kicker came this week when he said that he expected someone else to tell him whether the ‘bring your own booze’ garden party on 20 May 2020 was within the rules or not. At the height of strict lockdown. When it was illegal to meet more than one person outdoors. To say he takes the rest of us for fools is to put it mildly.
Johnson and a challenge. Shoot at the elephant and miss, and it may trample the jungle for a year.
To make his own decision about whether Britain should leave the EU, Boris Johnson drafted two different columns for the Daily Telegraph: one for, one against.
By this means, he hoped to find out which case was the better, perhaps taking his cue from Auden: “How do I know what I think until I see what I say?”
I will be more economical, and put the case for and against the Prime Minister in a single article. Since this is ConservativeHome, the conservative case – in the sense of hanging on to what we’ve got – will get the last word.
The Wakeford defection is a really interesting one in its conflicting effects. Obviously very bad for the PM overall. Counterintuitively useful to him in the extremely short term, in that it threatens to taint wider rebellion against him with suggestions of Labourism and betrayal
Boris Johnson comes out ahead of Pork Pie plotters with big slice of good Covid news
There were signs last night of a dying down of the plot — named after more than a dozen MPs met in the office of Alicia Kearns, whose Rutland and Melton seat is the home of pork pie making.
The rebels were still short of gathering the 54 letters needed to be sent to backbench 1922 committee chairman Sir Graham Brady in order to trigger a vote of no confidence in the PM.
What is a no confidence vote? How many letters are needed to force vote on Boris Johnson and what happens next
A Tory leadership challenge would be triggered if 15 per cent of Tory MPs write to the chairman of the powerful 1922 Committee saying they no longer have confidence in Mr Johnson.
There were 360 Tory MPs – before Christian Wakeford defected to Labour – meaning that 54 need to submit a letter to prompt a confidence vote.
The 1922 Committee keeps the number who have submitted letters a closely guarded secret, but MPs are free to make public if they have done so.
Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) – 19 January 2022
Prime Minister’s Question Time, also referred to as PMQs, takes place every Wednesday the House of Commons sits. It gives MPs the chance to put questions to the Prime Minister.
David Davis tells Boris Johnson ‘in the name of God, go’ at chaotic PMQs
The former Brexit secretary said: “I expect my leaders to shoulder the responsibility for the actions they take. Yesterday he did the opposite of that. So I will remind him of a quotation which may be familiar to his ear, Leopold Amery to Neville Chamberlain: ‘You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. In the name of God, go.’”
Rebel MPs plot to oust Boris Johnson, as Covid ‘Plan B’ restrictions to be scrapped
Details of ‘pork pie plot’ among Tories first elected in 2019 emerge as PM prepares to drop work from home guidance and Covid passports
D-day for Boris as dozens of newly elected and Red Wall MPs threaten to trigger vote of no confidence TODAY with letters handed in after PMQs after group launched ‚Pork Pie Plot‘ to force him out following his car-crash interview
Fifty-four is the number required to trigger a vote, and while it is unclear how close the plotters are to reaching that figure, such discussions among so many MPs represents a worry for Mr Johnson.
Seven letters are known to have gone in already, but the process is designed to be secret and more may have been received by chairman of the 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady.
Led by Jeremy Corbyn, the British Left Opposes Vaccine Mandates as Anti-Worker and Repressive
Unfortunately for the liberal-left which has constructed this manipulative and coercive framework, this now requires that the term “anti-vax” be applied to one of the international left’s most beloved political figures: former Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn. They must also now apply this term of shame to the most admired left-wing members of the British Parliament along with leading trade unions in the UK. That is because the British Left — not just Corbyn and leftist MPs but also leading labor unions — have united to emphatically oppose vaccine mandates and vaccines passports on the ground that 1) it is immoral and profoundly anti-worker to fire health care front-line workers and other workers for refusing a vaccine they have not been convinced is safe and effective, and 2) persuasion is a far more effective and ethical means of administering public health policy than coercion, dictate and punishment.
MPs are losing their marbles over Omicron…we must remain serene like the Queen
Government scientific advisers are issuing blood-curdling warnings, again, about the NHS being overwhelmed.
There is overblown talk of life-or-death decisions on desolate wards emptied of afflicted staff.
Of new nationwide closures and a furlough.
And politicians themselves are falling like nine-pins.
Sir David Amess: Conservative MP stabbed to death
The investigation into the attack will be led by the Metropolitan Police’s specialist Counter Terrorism Command, who will determine whether it was a terrorist incident.
A government source told the BBC the man arrested was a British national who, according to initial inquiries, is of Somali heritage.
The prime minister said Sir David had an „outstanding record of passing laws to help the most vulnerable“.
No10 refuses to rule out making people prove they are double-jabbed to get into PUBS as Tories vow to fight PM’s ‚disgusting‘ restriction on entry to nightclubs – but warn any Commons revolt will be ‚pointless‘ unless Labour opposes the move
Another senior lockdown-sceptic told MailOnline there are ‚likely‘ to be enough Tory rebels. But they stressed a revolt would be ‚pointless‘ unless Labour lines up against the measures.
‚It’s all about Keir Starmer… unless Labour go through the division lobbies in opposition it will happen,‘ the MP said.
The MP said the PM’s was using a ‚disgusting‘ tactic to pressure young people to get jabs. ‚I am profoundly disgusted that a Conservative government is manipulating the public like this… it is awful,‘ they said.
The Commons will tomorrow be asked to vote on ‘draft Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021’ Sounds fairly innocuous, no? These are actually the Regulations to bring in compulsory vaccination – not just for care staff…
…but based on preliminary intentions I am aware of in @DHSCgovuk, this will also mandate vaccination for those eg carrying out deliveries/servicing the boilers at such care homes…
Coronavirus latest news: Stop daily case updates as virus no longer ‚important cause of mortality‘, says JCVI scientist
He joins a growing number of MPs and leading scientists, including Prof Tim Spector, of King’s College London, warning the daily slew of Covid statistics are terrifying people and they lack any context, such as figures on flu, heart disease and cancer.
Conservative MPs are pressing Downing Street to follow officials in Quebec, Canada, and Singapore by moving to weekly updates or similar, ahead of the July 19 unlocking.
Another reason to speed up, Boris: More proof vaccines are working as Britain’s cases spike 62% in a week to 26,068 but deaths drop to 14 as Tory MPs, businesses and teachers call on PM to ‚go quicker‘ and axe crippling self-isolation rules
Britain’s daily Covid deaths fell again today despite cases jumping by nearly 62 per cent in a week, as Tory MPs, businesses and teachers called on the Prime Minister to ‚go quicker‘ and axe crippling self-isolation rules.
Department of Health bosses posted just 14 deaths, falling 26.3 per cent on last Wednesday’s figure of 19, in a clear sign of the vaccine effect in the face of climbing cases.
‚Behaving like a monarch‘: Emmanuel Macron under fire over lockdown U-turn as MPs boycott vote
Emmanuel Macron came under heavy fire on Thursday over his lockdown U-turn as opposition groups pledged to boycott a parliamentary vote on tougher restrictions saying they would not rubber-stamp the whims of “a monarch”.
Boris says he’s ‚optimistic‘ about easing lockdown starting with schools in March and we will ‚learn to live with‘ Covid – as leaked data shows hospitalisations falling much FASTER than expected
Modelling by Sage presented to Downing Street and leaked to The Times predicts hospital admissions and deaths will more than halve over the next month.
Patients battling coronavirus in hospital currently number around 24,000, but this figure is expected to be slashed to around 9,000 by mid-March.
Yesterday 1,908 patients were taken to hospital in the UK, a massive drop in admission rates since the peak in January when around 4,500 were admitted on a single day.
Tories savage Matt Hancock over ’never-ending lockdown‘ as UK’s Covid second wave continues to shrink: Cases and deaths drop 27% with 12,364 infections and 1,052 victims – but Health Secretary warns border restrictions may still be in place until AUTUMN
But hopes the world-beating vaccine roll-out will mean lockdown curbs can be significantly eased any time soon were shot down today by Mr Hancock, who unveiled the latest suite of border curbs and warned they could last until the Autumn when booster vaccines will be available.
Tory leadership POLL: Who do you think should replace Boris Johnson? VOTE HERE
BORIS JOHNSON has come under scrutiny for how he has handled the coronavirus pandemic with some backbench MPs warning he must end the lockdown or face a party revolt.
Boris Johnson under pressure after eighteen Tory MPs back call to open schools in England by Feb 22
Among the 18 Tories who signed the pledge that „All schools should open full-time to all pupils from Feb 22 to March 8 are former Cabinet minister Esther McVey, ex-ministers Steve Baker, Tim Loughton and Harriet Baldwin, and chairman of the 1922 committee of backbench Conservative MPs Sir Graham Brady.
70 Tory MPs demand a route out of lockdown amid fears Boris is being ‚beaten up by the scientists‘
Boris Johnson hit by Tory revolt on reopening schools sparked by Scottish return and falling Covid cases
The new rebellion mushroomed after Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon set the pace by announcing a phased return of Scottish schools from February 22.
Tory MPs also pointed to falling case rates and evidence to Parliament from the Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jenny Harries that schools are not considered one of the major vectors of infection transmission.
Exclusive: Boris Johnson pushes to reopen schools as Covid cases fall
Boris Johnson has ordered ministers to ramp up preparations for reopening schools after being told the UK is now past the peak of the current wave of coronavirus.
The Prime Minister has made it clear that the Government’s immediate focus must be on education and is expected to announce further measures to help children catch up after almost a year of disruption.
„We’ve got the four horsemen of the education apocalypse riding towards our pupils.“ Robert Halfon, Education Select Committee chairman, says the impact of children not being at school is huge.
700 million days of schooling were lost in 2020. And every day schools stay shut, the attainment gap widens. We must act now. Govt must #REOPENSCHOOLS or set out the harms and benefits justifying the decision to keep them closed. Join @UsforThemUK
Labour MP issues humiliating apology after attacking ‚dumb‘ UK for rejecting EU jab scheme
Last summer Hornsey and Wood Green MP Catherine West condemned the Prime Minister’s decision to opt-out of the EU’s jabs rollout last summer, describing the decision as „dumb and dumber“. Remainers accused Mr Johnson of putting lives at risk and placing Brexit before the pandemic with the decision not to participate in the scheme.
Tory MPs revolt over plans to keep children off school until after Easter amid warnings Covid crackdowns are creating a ‘lost generation’
The group includes the former Cabinet minister Esther McVey and Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the influential 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers, according to the Telegraph
And Mr Williams faced yet more opposition from Conservative colleagues last night, in the form of Education Select Committee Chairman Robert Halfon.
The former Minister of State for Skills revealed he had asked for an Urgent Question in the House of Commons in which he would demand to know the route-map for getting children back to school.
Pressure grows on Boris Johnson to agree plan to start easing lockdown restrictions by March 8
„We locked down the country and shut down our schools on the basis of a forecast, so why can’t we open it up on the basis of one too? It is not sustainable to leave the public and British businesses languishing any longer,“ Mr Baker told The Telegraph.
Boris on the brink as Tories turn on PM over lockdown end date – rebellion ready to erupt
Last week Steve Baker, the deputy chair of the Tory backbench Covid Recovery Group (CRG), wrote to MPs calling on them to write to the Government chief whip and make clear an exit strategy was needed.
He told them „inevitably the Prime Minister’s leadership will be on the table“ unless Mr Johnson outlined the return to freedom.
A very angry Italian opposition MP (@VittorioSgarbi ) backs the #IoApro (#IOpen) movement & calls for an insurrection against government restrictions on businesses, he says „Open up, & don’t worry, in the end we will make them eat their fines“.
The revolution starts tomorrow.
Tory rebels demand Boris Johnson publish a ‚clear road map‘ to begin easing the national lockdown from March 8 and warn there ‚cannot be any more excuses‘
– Tory MPs have urged Boris Johnson to publish draft lockdown exit plan this week
– They said that the gradual easing of draconian curbs must start from March 8
– The Covid Recovery Group warned the PM ‚there cannot be any more excuses‘
Boris Johnson’s future as Prime Minister rests on the Oxford vaccine being approved
The hope in Downing Street is that the Oxford vaccine will get the green light by the end of the year. This would allow the Prime Minister to start laying out plans for restrictions to be lifted.
‚This is what happens when we politicians trash ancient liberties‘: MP CHARLES WALKER was left outraged when elderly protester was dragged into a police van outside the Commons
The real villains of the piece are us, the politicians, with our cavalier approach to the trashing of our constituents’ civil liberties. For the past eight months, we have removed these liberties almost without a second thought, relying on the overstretched police to enforce our panoply of new and wretched laws.
I did not vote for these appalling laws but accept that I am part of the political collective that has forced them on our constituents. Merely to suggest that we may be ‘over-cooking the goose’ is to invite the wrath of the ‘high-ups’ in Parliament. It is tantamount to heresy to point out that criminalising parents for seeing their children strikes many as grotesque.
More proof England’s lockdown was premature? Top researchers say R rate has dropped to 1 as Oxford expert claims Covid infections are ‚flatlining‘ and the ‚4,000 deaths‘ graph used to justify restrictions has ‚proven to be incorrect‘
– King’s College London said cases were now ‚plateauing‘ and there was a ’slight fall‘ in infections across UK
– Oxford’s Carl Heneghan said told how coronavirus hospital admissions, cases and ‚in effect‘ deaths in retreat
– It comes as Sir Patrick Vallance and Prof Chris Whitty face questions from MPs over the 4,000 deaths figure
Peace in Afghanistan to enhance regional connectivity: Pakistani PM
An Afghan parliamentary delegation, headed by Rahmani, arrived in Pakistan on Friday to discuss relations between the two parliaments and Pakistan’s role in the Afghan peace process, and also to boost economic ties.
Boris’s Red Wall revolt: Northerners rage at ‚dictator‘ PM for using them as a ‚petri dish for experimentation‘ as it emerges 10 MILLION people in COVID hotspots will be plunged into ‚Tier Three‘ lockdown on Monday with pubs and restaurants SHUT
Conservative MPs and local leaders in the North have been venting fury about the government’s stance, with former minister Jake Berry accusing the premier of being ‚London-centric‘ and enjoying his sweeping emergency powers ‚a little bit too much‘.
Politicians in Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle and Sheffield raged at ‚diktats announced without notice‘ and said ministers were treating the North like a ‚petri dish for experimentation‘ while the South gets off lightly.
In Full: Tory MPs Opposing the Internal Market Bill as it Stands
1. Bob Neil
2. Geoffrey Cox
3. Simon Hoare
4. George Freeman
5. Tobias Ellwood
6. Damian Green
7. Damian Collins
8. Sir Oliver Heald
9. Sir Roger Gale
10. Gary Streeter
11. Rehman Chishti
12. Jack Lopresti
13. Sajid Javid
14. Charles Walker
15. Jeremy Wright
16. Andrew Mitchell
Boris Johnson Tried To Get His MPs To Back Him Over Brexit On A Zoom Call. It Didn’t Quite Go To Plan
But when the Zoom call attended by 256 MPs suddenly broke off after twenty minutes, the online forum descended into chaos as MP Michael Fabricant started singing Rule Britannia, clutching a piece of paper with the words already printed out.
Maxine Peake is an absolute diamond
General election 2019: MPs‘ vote on Brexit bill planned for Friday
The bill is expected to pass through Parliament in time to meet Boris Johnson’s promise for the UK to leave the EU on 31 January.
The legendary Dennis Skinner voted out. MP for Bolsover since 1970, campaigned for Leave, always stridently anti-war, personification of old-school Labour. My personal favorite MP. Tragic
Worst results of the night: -Dennis Skinner losing his seat after 49 years -Conservatives gaining Kensington after Grenfell Tower
We urge Brexiteers in Stoke-on-Trent Central to vote for .@gareth_snell- he voted for the deal and opposes a second referendum. A democrat and Brexiteer. Vote for Gareth tomorrow.
We urge Brexiteers in Barnsley East to vote for .@Steph_Peacock she respects the result, opposes a second referendum and voted for the deal. A true champion for her constituents and democracy. Vote for Stephanie Peacock tomorrow.
✅ 21 times voted to deliver Brexit ✅ 3 times voted for a Brexit Deal I have stood with Don Valley voters now I ask you to stand by me. #flint4donvalley
We urge every Brexiteer in Blackley and Broughton to vote for Graham Stringer. He campaigned to leave and opposes a second referendum. Vote for Graham Stringer on December 12th.
We urge every Brexiteer in Grimsby to back .@OnnMel she opposes a second referendum and voted for Boris Johnson’s deal. A champion for Grimsby, democracy and Brexit.
We urge everyone in Barnsley to vote for .@DanJarvisMP- who opposes a second referendum, and who voted for the withdrawal deal. A true democrat. Vote for Dan Jarvis on December 12th.
Vor Wahl in Großbritannien: Umfrage sieht Johnson als großen Sieger
Zwei Wochen vor der Parlamentswahl in Großbritannien liegt die Konservative Partei von Premierminister Boris Johnson deutlich in Führung. Die Tories können sich sogar Hoffnung machen, zukünftig wieder alleine zu regieren.
British female MPs sign open letter to Meghan condemning ‚outdated, colonial undertones‘ of press coverage
„Even more concerning still, we are calling out what can only be described as outdated, colonial undertones to some of these stories,“ the MPs continued, adding that this could not „be allowed to go unchallenged.“
They added that they shared „an understanding of the abuse and intimidation“ used against women in public-facing positions.
Women MPs from all political parties have put aside our differences to stand in solidarity with the Duchess of Sussex today and are sending her this open letter.
Boris has made a strategic error in reinstating the Brexit blockers
Why, for the fourth time in almost as many years, is the country being invited to go out and vote again? Because, to put it bluntly, the MPs we elected back in 2017 refuse to enact the result of the EU referendum.
Jo Cox Foundation urges MPs to sign code of conduct to protect parliamentarians
Following a week where the prime minister was accused of using“violent“ language, the charity set up in honour of murdered Labour MP Mrs Cox said it had been working with the Committee on Standards in Public Life (CSPL) to develop a Joint Standard of Conduct to help protect election candidates.
‚FOREIGN PLOT‘ No10: launches probe into Remainers who ‘colluded with France and EU’ to write Brexit Surrender Act as MPs ‘plot for Bercow to bypass PM’
Former Cabinet Minister Oliver Letwin, former Chancellor Philip Hammond and ex-Attorney General Dominic Grieve are all suspected of being assisted by members of the European Commission, it was reported.
Another source added: “The Government is working on extensive investigations into Dominic Grieve, Oliver Letwin and Hilary Benn [who tabled the Bill] and their involvement with foreign powers and the funding of their activities.
No 10 probes Remain MPs‘ ‚foreign collusion‘ amid plot to allow John Bercow to send ’surrender letter‘ to Brussels asking for a delay to Brexit
Downing Street has launched a major investigation into alleged links between foreign governments and the MPs behind the ‚Surrender Act‘ which could force Boris Johnson to delay Brexit, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.
Sources said No 10 took the unprecedented action after officials received intelligence that the MPs, including former Cabinet Minister Oliver Letwin, had received help drafting the Bill from members of the French Government and the European Union.
‘People desperately want their vote to matter’: Kate Hoey talks to Brendan O’Neill about the political class’s refusal to deliver Brexit.
Maverick Labour MP Kate Hoey joins spiked’s editor for the latest episode of The Brendan O’Neill Show. They discuss the left-wing case for Leave, Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit betrayal and Labour’s disconnect from its working-class heartlands.
MPs and the outrage game
For three years the UK Parliament has been unable to act on the 2016 referendum result. It was never clear what they were hoping to achieve if they got an extra three days, weeks or months.
But the Parliament that reassembled yesterday managed to live down to even what low expectations there might have been.
Labour MP says she would prefer a coalition with Brexit Party rather than Lib Dems
The South Shields MP, who was sacked from the Labour frontbench for voting against a second EU referendum, was offered a choice between the Brexit Party and Lib Dems as coalition partners during an interview for ITV’s ‚Acting Prime Minister‘ podcast.
She said: „I will be vilified for this, but the Brexit Party.
„Even though I despise everything they stand for, I could not go into league with somebody who wants to revoke Article 50.
„It makes me feel sick saying that, but looking at it, yeah.“
Last night I spoke for 17.4m who voted Leave and are still waiting for us to deliver Brexit. I voted Remain and lost. Democracy only works if the losers accept the result. People can see through the game playing of opposition parties. MPs seem to have forgotten who they serve
My letter of resignation sent to Bassetlaw Labour Party members:
The Labour Party was plunged into civil war again this evening as a veteran MP revealed he is quitting the Commons to take up a full-time role as the government’s anti-semitism tsar
Theresa May leads fight to reinstate Remainer rebels as she emerges as the leading critic of Boris Johnson’s ‚brutal‘ decision to purge 21 Tories
Mrs May has raised the issue directly with Party chairman James Cleverly and Chief Whip Mark Spencer on behalf of the group that includes former Chancellor Philip Hammond, ex-Justice Secretary David Gauke and Tory grandee Ken Clarke.
She approached Mr Cleverly behind the Speaker’s Chair in the House of Commons on Wednesday evening to raise concerns about the legality of blocking any of the rebels from being candidates at the next Election.
Rogue Tories plot with Liberal Democrats: Rebel MPs stripped of the whip for voting against Boris Johnson’s Brexit policy on verge of agreeing Election pact with Jo Swinson’s party
Under the plan, if the rebels are not allowed back into the party, the Liberals and the Greens would not put up a candidate against MPs Rory Stewart, Sam Gyimah, Margot James and Dominic Grieve.
In return, if they were to beat the official Tory candidates and win election to the Commons, they would agree to take a ’soft whip‘ from the Liberals, meaning they would vote with Ms Swinson’s party on selected issues.
A quarter of Lib Dem MPs started out as either Tory or Labour MPs. That means they were elected in 2017 on manifesto that promised to take us out of the EU and yet now they are sitting with the most pro-EU party. It’s embarrassing:
Once again @PaulEmbery speaks for millions of disillusioned labour voters-soon to be ex Labour voters Labour’s Brexit shambles @unherd
MPs Standing Down at the Next Election
So as anticipation builds up over the coming weeks, Guido brings you the comprehensive and continually updating list of MPs who have announced they will be stepping down at the next election. Get in touch with any updates…
Backbench MPs will bring forward a bill today that would force PM Johnson to request a 3-month Brexit extension if he had failed to negotiate a new deal by Oct 19; bill must pass both Commons & Lords by Monday when parliament will be prorogued until Oct 14
On the other side, only Kate Hoey and John Mann spoilt the party for Labour (plus ex-Labour MPs Ian Austin and Ivan Lewis). Big thanks to the Labour Leavers who, despite their misgivings, decided to put their constituents first.
Voters will take ballot box revenge on Remainers trying to stop Brexit being enacted
When MPs who once vowed to honour the referendum result vote instead to proceed with a dodgy Bill, enabled by their puppet Speaker, surrendering power to the EU to determine a delay of its choosing — to be rubber-stamped by our Remainer-dominated Parliament.
Will three months suit Brussels? Six, maybe? How about ten years?
Remainers will, have no doubt, sign off whatever the EU decides.
Jeremy Corbyn is accused of running scared of an election after he says Labour will BLOCK PM’s call for snap poll unless law passes against No Deal
– Boris Johnson called for snap election after being defeated by Remainer MPs
– The PM needs to secure a two-thirds vote in the Commons to hold an early poll
– Jeremy Corbyn has said he will block poll unless law is passed against No Deal
Brexit: ‚Get the bill through first‘ – Corbyn
The leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn has said that there is no consent to leave the EU without a deal and no majority for no-deal in the country.
He added that if Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to table a motion for a general election he should „get the bill passed first in order to take no-deal off the table“.
NOW LET BRITAIN DECIDE: Furious Boris Johnson demands election as rebels take step to block No Deal Brexit
BORIS Johnson tonight demanded a snap general election after rebel MPs pulled off an extraordinary coup to allow a block on Brexit until next year plunging Westminster into outright chaos.
Twenty one Conservative MPs – including NINE ex-Cabinet ministers – were sacked minutes after siding with Labour to seize control of Parliament’s agenda from 3pm tomorrow.
Brexit votes: Whip removed from 21 senior Tories who rebelled against Boris Johnson in crunch Commons vote
Removing the whip effectively means expelling the MPs from their party.
The list of rebelling MPs included ex-Cabinet ministers Greg Clark, David Gauke, Rory Stewart, Oliver Letwin, Justine Greening as well as Mr Hammond and Father of the House Mr Clarke.
Today was a very dark day for British democracy
The political class has taken back control – from the people.
Parliament defeats Boris Johnson to take control of Brexit process
The lawmakers who voted in favor of the motion include a number of high-profile rebels in Johnson’s own Conservative Party, who now risk being stripped of their affiliation. Parliament on Wednesday will vote on a bill to force Johnson to seek a Brexit extension from the European Union.
What is happening with Brexit? When will there be an election? Will the Queen be involved? And what happened to suspending Parliament? Your questions about a baffling week answered
But there are a myriad of scenarios that could frustrate the plans of both sides. Read on to find out how.
Corbyn now reminds of a captain, solemnly going down on his sinking ship. His loyal crew, other deckhands, and the captain of the ship that skuttled his is cheering him on. It’s all desperately sad to witness.
If a General Election is called, Labour MPs are about to be in for the shock of their political lives. Behind all the nonsense you’ve tried to pull, there are voters. They might not protest as much as your lot do. But, trust me, they’ll turn out & do the business when it counts.
Anti-Brexiteers: „Stop the coup! Defend democracy! Let the people decide.“ Prime minister: „Okay, have a general election.“ Anti-Brexiteers: „Er, no, that’s a diversion.“
The moment defecting Tory MP Phillip Lee takes his seat with the Liberal Democrats, leaving Boris Johnson’s government with no working majority
It is my judgement that sufficient Labour MPs will vote to respect the referendum and stop Parliament from revoking.
Any MP who votes for this Bill will be showing more loyalty to the European Union than to the United Kingdom
Read the Rebels’ New Anti-Brexit Bill
Section 3, Paragraph 1 has already caught the attention of Brexiteers, as it would mean the EU can choose the length of the extension – without a limit – and the Prime Minister must agree to it.
Brexit: Election discussions in No 10 amid Brexit battle
They are expected to put forward legislation on Tuesday to stop no deal under „SO24“ or Standing Order 24 – the rule allowing MPs to ask for a debate on a „specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration“.
Sources have told the BBC the bill would force the prime minister to seek a three-month extension until 31 January if no withdrawal deal has been passed by 19 October – the day after the next EU leaders‘ summit.
How Boris Johnson boxed his Brexit opponents in
This makes it clear that the Government is working within the legal stipulations set by Dominic Grieve’s political chicanery, and is responding in kind. So there is nothing unconstitutional or improper here. And if the Commons does not like the move, then it is free to pass a motion of no confidence in the Government. As long as a majority of MPs have confidence in the Government, but disapprove of its Brexit policy, they cannot complain about any legal and constitutional means the Government employs to achieve its objectives.
Boris Johnson will take on Remainer Tories by sacking MPs who vote to block No Deal Brexit
TORY MPs who vote to block a No Deal next week will be sacked from the party, we can reveal.
No10 will bar Remainer rebels from standing at the next general election.
Prorogation: How can the government suspend Parliament?
MPs do not vote to prorogue – it’s a power that rests with the Queen, done on the advice of the prime minister.
Jeremy Corbyn has sought the support of Tory MPs to form a national government. Ramsay MacDonald was the last Labour Leader to enter into government with Tories. At the subsequent election, Labour was devastated and lost 225. #NoNationalUnityGovernment
Jeremy Corbyn’s Number 10 coup: Labour leader writes to rebel Tory MPs offering to fight for a new referendum IF they help to make him caretaker Prime Minister to stop No Deal immediately
– Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been accused of plotting a ‚desperate‘ coup
– He pleaded for support in bringing a no confidence vote to prevent No Deal
– Embarrassingly Mr Corbyn’s plans have been rejected by the Lib Dems already
Perhaps she should be more weary about the state of the German economy !
Massive DEMOCRATIC SHOUT out to .@SarahChampionMP @CarolineFlintMP @EmmaLewellBuck all formerly #Remain Labour MP’s who respect the outcome of the referendum-now saying if necessary no deal over no Brexit. Great people. #RESPECTINGTHEVOTE #Labour #Democrats #BrexitChampions
Whilst I remain an MP I will never support a second referendum in any form, the decision to leave the EU was made in 2016 and we should respect that!
Labour: betrayer of the working class
In backing Remain, Corbyn has turned Labour into an authoritarian tool of the establishment.
EU MUST BE JOKING: Labour officially backs Remaining in the EU in huge Brexit betrayal to millions of voters
In a bombshell announcement Jeremy Corbyn said today that his party will back another divisive vote to stop Brexit – as long as the Tories are still in power.
After years of flip-flopping on the issue, he said that no matter what Brexit deal the next PM gets with the EU, they should put it back to the people for another say.
Brexit news – live: Corbyn says Labour will back Remain in new referendum as MPs’ bid to block no-deal rejected
However his message, which came during a day of meetings with senior party figures, raised fresh questions over Labour’s Brexit strategy in a general election.
It comes as attempts to stop the next prime minister forcing through a no-deal Brexit by Halloween were rejected by the deputy speaker.
As Dominic Grieve fails again, MPs are no closer to stopping no-deal
Grieve’s plan was less concerned with the meat of the legislation itself than it was with giving MPs opportunities to impose their will on an executive determined to leave the EU without an agreement. Now that is has failed, the legal path to progrogation remains clear to a prime minister sufficiently motivated to take it – though the politics are still tricky.
12 Labour MPs are now willing to push through no deal, reports say
As many as 12 Labour MPs are now “willing to countenance” a no-deal Brexit, according to BBC Newsnight Political Editor Nick Watt.
Boris Johnson row: The couple next door passionate about their opposition to Tories
“Just gave Boris Johnson the finger,” she wrote, referring to her greeting for the prospective Tory leader staying at his girlfriend’s flat in the same block as Ms Leigh’s apartment in south east London.
Ms Leigh, an American theatre producer, director and writer, has now deleted her Twitter account – possibly because the influence she and her husband, Tom Penn, have had over the leadership race became immeasurable this weekend.
The hacking of Boris Johnson’s home: The Guardian’s invasion of Boris’s privacy is a new low for broadsheet journalism.
Is it right to record a couple’s private conversations, through the walls of their home, and then publish their words verbatim in a national newspaper? Most people would say no. Most people would consider that a grotesque invasion of privacy. Most people would think it profoundly morally wrong to spy on a couple’s most intimate moments and then salaciously expose those moments to readers hungry for scandal.
Carrie Symonds: Who is Boris Johnson’s partner?
n 2018, PR Week listed her in its top 10 figures in political communications – second only to No10 chief Robbie Gibb.
Prior to the role, Ms Symonds was a special adviser to Sajid Javid during his tenure as Communities Secretary …
Enter Boris: what his premiership will look like
Quietly and discreetly, the planning for Boris Johnson’s premiership has begun.
Alles spricht für Johnson
Nächste Wahlrunde bei den Tories, nächster Sieg für Boris Johnson. 143 der 313 Stimmen der Tory-Abgeordneten entfielen auf den ehemaligen britischen Außenminister.
Tory Leadership Round Three Results in Full
Here’s how the results break down for round three of the Tory leadership contest (round two results in brackets):
Tory leadership vote LIVE: Boris Johnson edges closer to No 10 as he tops third ballot and Rory Stewart is voted out of race
Boris Johnson has raced further ahead in the battle for No 10 after another sensational win in the third Tory leadership ballot.
Tory leadership race: Candidates face third vote
Dominic Raab, who was knocked out on Tuesday, has backed Boris Johnson.
Surviving candidates will face further ballots until only two are left. Members of the Conservative Party will then be able to vote on the final two.
Tory leadership contest: Boris Johnson comes under fire from rivals for rejecting Brexit delay as he breaks cover for TV debate
Mr Johnson warned of the “catastrophic loss of confidence in politics” that would come if the government failed to exit the European Union by the current October 31 deadline.
Speaking alongside his fellow candidates on the BBC debate programme on Tuesday night, the former foreign secretary said the public are „getting thoroughly fed up“ with delays to the process.
The whole show (indeed the whole state of British politics) in 15 seconds
Tory leadership race: Rivals in BBC debate clash over Brexit deadline
Tory leadership rivals have clashed in a live BBC TV debate on whether the UK can leave the EU, no matter what, by the 31 October deadline.
Tory Leadership Second Round Results in Full
Here’s how the results broke down for round two of the Tory leadership contest (round one results in brackets):
Dominic Raab knocked out of Tory leadership race, as Boris Johnson extends lead
‚Chairman Boris‘ expected to sack third of Theresa May’s top team so he can build Cabinet of allies
MPs are openly speculating about who might be promoted to Mr Johnson’s front bench if – as bookmakers expect – he is crowned Prime Minister next month.
Mr Johnson is expected by MPs to take more of a hands-off „chairmanship“ role as Prime Minister, handing down authority over policy areas to trusted lieutenants.
Taking aim at Johnson, PM hopefuls make Brexit case
Several hopefuls vying to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May turned their fire on favourite Boris Johnson on Sunday, questioning his pledge to leave the European Union by the end of October no matter what.
With Boris for PM, where do you put the rest of them in the ultimate fantasy cabinet?
I am willing to bet the farm on Boris Johnson becoming the next leader of the Conservative party because any other outcome is pretty much mathematically impossible. So the drama – such as it is – of the next few weeks is going to be irrelevant soon. I suggest we agree on that and get down to the serious business of playing Fantasy Cabinet.
Boris Johnson to take part in televised BBC Tory leadership debate
Boris Johnson has confirmed he will take part in a televised Tory leadership debate on the BBC.
The event will take place after the second round of voting.
Mr Johnson is said to have refused to take part in Sunday’s planned debate on Channel 4, with rival candidates accusing him of avoiding media scrutiny.
Boris Johnson rejects ‚white flag‘ of Brexit delays
UK leadership race frontrunner Boris Johnson insisted Friday he would never raise the „white flag“ of surrender and plead for a further delay of Brexit if no EU deal was ready by October 31.
Boris has just thrashed his rivals. Now the operation to stop him really begins
With Boris Johnson enjoying a seemingly unassailable lead, having won 114 votes in the first round of ballots in the leadership contest to decide our next Prime Minister, his remaining rivals have only one hope: that he will fall, in spectacular fashion, at the final hurdle.
So WHO can beat Boris now? Tory leadership rivals scramble to sabotage Johnson’s coronation as he steams towards No 10 after winning more votes than next THREE MPs combined
– The first round of the Conservative Party leadership contest took place this morning with No10 as the prize
– Ex-foreign secretary Boris Johnson romped to victory with an impressive 114 votes out of the total 313 MPs
– Mr Johnson is now looking increasingly likely to end up as PM with bookmakers slashing their odds again
– Jeremy Hunt was second with 43 but a long way behind as they prepare for the second round on Tuesday
– Three of the hopefuls were knocked out despite pleading for support from MPs as they came to vote today
– Aid Secretary Rory Stewart scraped through and quickly attacked Mr Johnson over threats to force No Deal
Tory Leadership Round One Results in Full
The first round of voting has concluded and the results are in. All 313 Tory MPs voted. Candidates with sixteen votes and under are automatically booted out…
Boris Johnson leads Tory leadership race with 114 votes; Leadsom, McVey and Harper out – live
The former foreign secretary Boris Johnson comfortably topped the poll as expected, securing the support of 114 of his Tory colleagues – well above the 105 he would need to guarantee a place in the final two.
Erfolg für Boris Johnson
Im Rennen um das Amt des Parteichefs der britischen Konservativen und Premierministers ist Boris Johnson in einer ersten Wahlrunde als Favorit bestätigt worden. Der frühere Außenminister erhielt 114 Stimmen.
Conservative leadership: 10 rivals face first ballot of Tory MPs
Voting will take place by secret ballot in the Commons, with a result expected some time after 13.00 BST.
Any of the 10 candidates who fails to secure at least 17 votes will be eliminated from the contest.
Brexit: ‚No deal‘ Tory leadership hopefuls boosted by MPs‘ vote
Conservative leadership candidates including Boris Johnson hoping to force a “deal or no deal” Brexit in October have been handed a boost after MPs defeated a Labour-led attempt to tie the next prime minister’s hands.
Tory Leadership MP Backers
Boris Johnson vows to deliver Brexit and keep hold of the promised £39BILLION divorce payment as he insists only he can steer the country away from Farage and Corbyn – as he reveals he hung up on Donald Trump because he thought it was a hoax
Johnson said someone with a mild Irish accent had called him claiming to be from the Downing Street switchboard, saying they would put him through to the White House situation room.
The Tory frontrunner said: ‚Thinking quickly as I do, I said, „To all our listeners on Radio Kilkenny, I was not fooled for an instant“.‘
via @GuidoFawkes David Gauke now facing a vote of no confidence in his constituency. Gauke is the first Cabinet Minister in this Parliament who is being threatened with deselection. The wheel is turning against those that have tried to stop Brexit.
BOJO’S HARDBALL: Boris Johnson threatens to hold EU to ransom on Brexit by keeping £39bn as he launches his pitch for power
BORIS Johnson launches his pitch for power today by revealing he will hold EU chiefs to ransom to clinch a better Brexit deal.
The Tory leadership favourite vowed to hold on to the £39billion payoff demanded by Brussels until they agree more favourable terms.
Boris Johnson claims only he can see off Nigel Farage and Jeremy Corbyn as he sets out vision for Number 10
The leadership campaign front-runner said he would refuse to pay the promised £39 billion to the European Union unless better Brexit terms are on offer. Mr Johnson also said he would step up preparations to counter no-deal „disruption“.
Michael Gove has probably torpedoed his hopes of winning the Tory leadership election by admitting he was prepared to delay Brexit again in order to clinch a deal, @WorldofDinah has said. #StandUp4Brexit
Michael Gove’s cocaine confession: Leading contender in race to be PM reveals his ‚deep regret‘ at taking Class A drug on ’several occasions‘
He told the Daily Mail: ‘I took drugs on several occasions at social events more than 20 years ago. At the time I was a young journalist. It was a mistake. I look back and I think, I wish I hadn’t done that.’
Mr Gove, 51, insisted his past mistakes should not be held against him as he battles to replace Theresa May as prime minister. She stepped down as Tory leader yesterday.
Theresa May formally resigns as Conservative leader, triggering race for Number 10
The Prime Minister handed her resignation letter to Charles Walker and Dame Cheryl Gillan, the acting chairs of the powerful 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers, this afternoon.
It means Mrs May is now the acting leader of the Conservative party, under Electoral Commission rules, and remains as Prime Minister until a replacement is found.
Today AFB emailed a set of questions to the Tory leadership candidates on their proposals for the arts once we leave the EU. We’ll let you know if they respond! Find the questions here on our blog. @BorisJohnson @michaelgove @DominicRaab @RoryStewartUK
BBC confirms first Tory leadership debate
The BBC has confirmed details of its first TV debate between Tory hopefuls vying to be the next party leader – and the country’s new PM.
Our Next Prime Minister will take place on Tuesday 18 June at 20:00 BST, broadcast on BBC One.
Brexit Party Storms Ahead In Peterborough By-Election As Voters Tire Of Two-Party Rule
Estimating around 70% of his support is coming from Conservative voters angry at Theresa May’s failure to deliver Brexit, however, Greene says: “They are standing up and saying ‘I support Brexit’ and it’s a bit of an ‘I Am Spartacus’ moment. The fears that have been pushed on them by the media and institutions are dropping away and it’s like ‘I Am Spartacus, I vote Brexit’.”
Five Candidates Don’t Meet New ’22 Threshold
UPDATE: Official Statement:
Following meetings of the 1922 Executive Committee and the Conservative Party Board today, the rules on how the Conservative Party leadership contest will proceed have been agreed.
Boris Johnson warns Tories will be wiped out if they don’t take Britain out of EU on time
The frontrunner told „One Nation“ moderate Tory MPs the party had to realise the “depth of problems we face”.
And in the first hustings of the contest, the former Foreign Secretary said: “Unless we get on and do this thing, we will be punished for a very long time.
“There is a very real choice between getting Brexit done – and the potential extinction of this great party.”
Boris Johnson passes his first leadership test
Out of view of the press – who were barred on the decidedly flimsy grounds that „job interviews aren’t usually made public“ – Sajid Javid, Rory Stewart, Boris Johnson and Andrea Leadsom made their cases to a sizeable chunk of the parliamentary party in conversation with the Spectator’s Katy Balls. Barring any further drop-outs, or, indeed, new entrants, four more will follow on Wednesday evening, with the remainder taking the mic next Monday.
Brexit latest news: Change UK splits as six MPs quit and Anna Soubry appointed new leader
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.
Boris Johnson turns down meeting with Donald Trump ‚to focus on leadership race‘
Boris Johnson stunned Westminster today by turning down a one-to-one meeting with Donald Trump.
The former Mayor of London is said to have declined the offer as he wanted instead to focus on a Tory leadership hustings happening at around the same time.
Who’s Backing Who: Boris Now Leads MPs’ Declarations
With 50% of Tory MPs now publicly declared Boris has taken the lead. Of the 4 pack leaders Raab and Gove have previously led, Boris is now ahead for the first time in the public declarations.
+++ Philip Lee No Confidenced +++
The second referendum backing Tory MP has so alienated members of his constituency association that he didn’t even turn up at the Bracknell Conservative Association’s Special General Meeting. Unsurprisingly they voted that they had no confidence in Philip Lee.
Bracknell Conservative Association pass motion of no confidence in Phillip Lee MP
BRACKNELL MP Phillip Lee has been deselected after Tory members voted at a meeting of the Bracknell Conservative Association (BCA) on Saturday, June 1.
This comes after a petition with 53 members’ signatures was received by the BCA entitled ‘the Bracknell Conservative Association has no confidence in Dr Phillip Lee MP as the Conservative member of Parliament for the constituency of Bracknell’.
This isn’t about Brexit. Backing remain now would wreck Labour
Trying to overturn the referendum result would alienate voters who trust us and end all chance of winning a general election
Theresa May Will Remain An MP
The question now is whether she will stick around like Ted Heath or move on at the time of a General Election like Margaret Thatcher.