Anna Soubry has threatened to leave the Conservative party should the government press on with a hard Brexit in an article in the Mail on Sunday. In doing so, she has become the first Conservative MP to take such a strong anti-Brexit position.
The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier has urged the UK to provide more clarity over the UK’s financial contribution to the EU after Brexit, on citizen’s rights, on the Good Friday Agreement and on the common travel area at a
Over the last week, Carillion – the construction giant – has been in turmoil. After the company issued a profit warning, a series of influential investment funds betted against the company’s stock which abruptly tumbled by
The Conservatives and the DUP have finally stuck a deal that will allow the Conservatives to continue to rule as a minority government.
It is understood that negotiations focussed on Westminster government spending in Northern Ireland rather
Parliament was reportedly put on lockdown earlier after armed police arrested a man outside the gates.
Reports suggest that the man was tasered as police shouted 'knife, knife, knife'. There was a large police presence, and barriers have been
The Queen's Speech is set to be delayed until next Monday. It is believed that the Conservatives are having trouble putting together the speech, especially while talks with the DUP are yet to be concluded.
The Queen's Speech is a speech given
An Ipsos MORI poll released today gives the Tories a 5 point lead over Labour, with both parties on surprisingly high shares of the popular vote. This seems to provide backing to the narrative that the polls are narrowing significantly as election
Earlier in this campaign, 22 Conservative MPs found out that they would not face charges for alleged over-spending in the 2015 General Election, after a CPS decision that there was not enough evidence to prosecute. Only one MP was left out of that
Theresa May has just finished giving a speech in Wolverhampton. The speech was largely about Brexit, and Jeremy Corbyn's supposed inability to negotiate a Brexit deal.
In the speech she explained why she thought people voted to leave the
Labour demanded answers about yesterday’s randomware attack on the NHS earlier today, writing to Heath Secretary Jeremy Hunt. The Home Secretary – Amber Rudd – has replied:
“The malicious actions of the cyber
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the UK's largest industry organisation representing business, has harshly criticised Labour's manifesto. The organisation's director general, Josh Hardie, said that some of the plans in Labour's leaked
Former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown is giving a speech later today about the election and the automobile industry in the UK. In this speech, in this extract published in today’s Daily Mirror, he will set out the risks a hard Brexit
There was serious risk that up to twenty Tory candidates would be facing criminal charges for failing to declare and over spending in the last election. After a Channel 4 investigation by Michael Crick, the police investigated and passed files on to
Labour has historically struggled to convince the public that their manifesto number add up, in an issue older then Ed Miliband’s issues. This Labour leadership has had more trouble than most, after presenting impossible or economically
The Prime Minister, Theresa May, took questions after her stump speech this morning. She has rarely allowed access to journalists during the campaign so far, and has only taken the occasional question.
During May’s questions she was
John McDonnell has unveiled Labour's tax plans this morning. According to the party, 95% of people will pay no adittional tax under a Labour government. On Marr, the Shadow Chancellor said that those earning over £80,000 will be "asked to pay
Prince Philip in 95 years old, and will be 96 when he retires according to the timeframe announced today. After some confusion (during which the Sun reported that the Prince had died, and twitter speculated that the Queen was about to abdicate), the
A man has been arrested in near the Houses of Parliament by armed police in what appears to be a failed terror attack. A witness described seeing two knives on the ground, one of which looked like a 'large bread knife'.
The man, in his 20s, was
Len McCluskey has been re-elected as Unite's general secretary, seeing off Gerard Coyne.
The contest was seen as a proxy battle for the Labour leadership. Corbyn supporting McClusky contrasted with anti-Corbyn Coyne.
The natural assumption during an election campaign is that the polls will narrow. Both Tory and Labour staffers I talk to expect it to, as do journalists and pollsters. They always do, is how the argument goes.
I’m not sure that’s the
Abdul-Wahid Shannan ar-Ribat’s attempts at a private prosecution against Tony Blair Lord Goldsmith and Jack Straw over the 2003 invasion of Iraq is in the news again. This is after the Attorney General looked to block the case.
This case is
United Airlines are currently in trouble for their treatment of a passenger on an overbooked flight. Video of the elderly Asian man being violently dragged from the plane by security has sparked outrage, and have led to many asking a question: Why
The G7 has rejected British and American led calls for new sanctions on Russia and Syria.
Boris Johnson, UK Foreign Secretary, joined US commentators in calling for additional sanctions against the two regimes yesterday.
The diplomacy in the town
Police confirm 40 injured, the attacker and 4 others dead in Westminster terror attack. The injured include French school children, five South Korean tourists- including a 63 year old woman- and three police officers. The dead police officer has
The Tory election expenses scandal rumbles on. After Channel 4 News broke the story, 14 MPs were investigated by police for failing to properly declare their campaign expenses at the 2015 General Election. Due to a campaign bus, and a little bit of
Cultural theorist Brittney Cooper examines racism through the lens of time, showing us how historically it has been stolen from people of color, resulting in lost moments of joy and connection, lost years of healthy quality of life and the delay of
Brexit was supposed to be about ‘taking back control’. The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill only exists because the courts decided that, at the very least, Brexit should not be about parliament losing control. The Bill
Trump's latest executive order, banning all refugees from the USA and banning anyone from a series of Muslim majority countries- or with a claim for duel nationality including one of a series of Muslim majority countries- from visiting the USA, is
Twitter has closed part of its analytics function, and no one seems to know whats going on. For years, if you had a website you were able to create 'Twitter cards' which displayed a small preview of content from your website when shared on
After the murder of Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox, all major political parties decided not to put up candidates against Labour's as a sign of respect. UKIP was one of the first to announce that they would not be contesting the by-election
The Labour party has published the dates and details of five hustings in the Labour leadership contest between Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith. Smith wants to arrange more of them, but Labour's early list means there will still be televised debates
The latest ICM poll isn’t that shocking. The Tories have a huge lead, as you might expect, of 16pts. What was surprising was the hasty conversions people did on what this would mean in parliament. They claimed Labour would lose 44
In 1975, the last time Britain had a referendum on Europe, the Labour party was in a similar situation to the Tories today. Wilson, the Labour Prime Minister, and Labour's moderates were advocating remaining in Europe. Labour's powerful left
Most of the Tory MPs under investigation for their general election expense returns have been named. There are at least 14 under investigation, we now have 13 names.