Tory pressure mounts on May to axe Karen Bradley

13 December 2018 18:15

How can Theresa May regain the confidence of the 117 Tory MPs who voted against her leadership? A big part…

Gary Lineker dealt a fast ball by his BBC colleague

13 December 2018 17:23

Gary Lineker’s tweets about Brexit has been getting on more than a fair share of people’s nerves since the second…

Tory whips had already planned to reinstate Charlie Elphicke before confidence vote

13 December 2018 16:31

MPs have been expressing their fury today that the vote of no confidence in Theresa May allowed two suspended Tories…

Relations between the US and EU have gone from bad to worse

13 December 2018 15:37

One of the most important duties of being an ambassador is serving as a counsellor of sorts. When relations between…

‘Stop calling me insane’: Polly Toynbee gets taken to task over Brexit

13 December 2018 15:04

Polly Toynbee has been complaining about Brexit again. This time though it appears that she has met her match. The…

What Sadiq Khan can learn from Prince Charles about knife crime

13 December 2018 13:35

Prince Charles has waded into the knife crime debate by speculating about the reasons for the current crisis: ‘there is…

Theresa May’s Brexit aim is no longer Mission Impossible

13 December 2018 12:27

Politics is all about words, which only sometimes mean what they seem to say. So if you took what the…

The New York Times’ petty UK coverage continues

13 December 2018 11:38

Everyone’s favourite Britain-bashing newspaper, the New York Times, is at it again. As Mr S has noted several times this…

Theresa May has won but at the price of boxing herself in

13 December 2018 7:28

Theresa May’s victory in the 1922 committee confidence vote is one of those boxing matches that leaves both sides preparing…

Victory? No, yesterday’s result weakens May’s authority still further

12 December 2018 22:22

Theresa May has survived the vote, but her authority is weakened still further. More than a third of Tory MPs…

John McDonnell’s crisis of confidence

12 December 2018 22:00

As the Conservative Party continued to battle this evening over the survival of Theresa May, Her Majesty’s Opposition had the…

Watch: Anna Soubry rows with fellow Tory MP

12 December 2018 21:50

Theresa May has survived a vote of confidence but the Tory party is not a happy place. Anna Soubry and…

The Prime Minister responds to the no confidence vote: full text

12 December 2018 21:45

This has been a long and challenging day but at the end of it, I’m pleased to have received the…

The confidence vote was not a victory in any real sense for Theresa May

12 December 2018 21:27

Theresa May has won the confidence vote tabled against her by her own party. The Prime Minister won by 200…

Watch: Jacob Rees-Mogg calls on Theresa May to go

12 December 2018 21:18

Theresa May has survived the vote of confidence in her leadership, but Jacob Rees-Mogg has insisted the Prime Minister should…

After a day of high drama, nothing has changed

12 December 2018 21:16

Even before the result of the Tory no confidence vote was announced, the mood in Committee Room 14 was rather…

Theresa May wins vote of confidence by 200 to 117

12 December 2018 21:01

Theresa May has survived a vote of confidence in her leadership. Graham Brady, the chairman of the Tory backbench committee,…

The full list of Tory MPs backing Theresa May

12 December 2018 19:54

With just a few moments to go until voting closes, 181 Tory MPs have publicly backed Theresa May in the…

Theresa May says she will not stand in the next election

12 December 2018 19:14

Theresa May has time-limited her premiership in an attempt to save it. She told the 1922 Committee this evening that,…

Corbyn plays into May’s hands at PMQs

12 December 2018 15:54

Bad 24 hours for Mrs May. A last-minute Christmas shopping-trip to Europe yielded no bargains whatever, even though she had…

Why Theresa May must go

12 December 2018 14:31

Theresa May has got to go. She has got to go because she has failed British democracy, failed the British…

Four points for Tory MPs to consider before voting tonight

12 December 2018 14:25

If I were a Tory MP, I would be worried by the timing of this vote, but, given that it is…

Heavy-handed rebel operation in no confidence vote deters Tory MPs

12 December 2018 14:20

One of the factors driving wavering Tory MPs towards saying they will vote for Theresa May tonight is the way…

Is business really that bothered by the prospect of May’s departure?

12 December 2018 13:25

The world of business is, apparently, appalled by the actions of the 48 or more Conservative MPs who have triggered…