UK politics

Ditching Theresa May achieves nothing

12 December 2018 11:32

Theresa May has failed. That is no longer in doubt. Nor is there any prospect of resurrection. Her credibility within…

How the Tory vote of no confidence in Theresa May will work

12 December 2018 11:26

Two Tory MPs who are currently suspended from the party whip could be brought back in order to take part…

Watch: Tory MPs refuse to talk on TV

12 December 2018 11:24

It’s all out war in the Conservative party today, and as you would expect, things are already getting a little…

How No. 10’s shredded credibility could make today’s vote much closer

12 December 2018 10:08

One of the factors that led to the triggering of a no confidence vote and that will play a huge…

Theresa May delivers a message of defiance to her Tory critics

12 December 2018 9:35

Theresa May has just given a defiant speech outside Downing Street in which she promised to ‘contest’ the confidence vote…

The next Tory leader: runners and riders

12 December 2018 8:42

It’s official, 48 letters of no confidence have been submitted to the chairman of the 1922 committee, Graham Brady, triggering…

Tory MPs talk up a swift Christmas leadership contest

12 December 2018 8:29

Theresa May will tonight face a confidence vote by her MPs. Conservative MPs will vote on her fate early evening…

To survive now, Theresa May could have to promise to resign later

12 December 2018 7:54

The signatures are now in. Theresa May will have to ask whether her best chance of survival comes in promising…

Breaking: Leadership contest against Theresa May triggered

12 December 2018 7:46

In the last few moments it has been confirmed that a leadership contest against Theresa May has been triggered. The…

Mounting speculation that the 48 letters are in

11 December 2018 21:58

The talk in Tory circles this evening is that the 48 letters are in. Two putative leadership campaigns are saying…

Letters of no confidence in Theresa May: live updates

11 December 2018 21:00

UPDATE: 48 letters of no confidence have now been reached. It’s been four long weeks since the last rebellion against…

John Major: we need to revoke Article 50 with immediate effect

11 December 2018 17:26

Whether a “Remainer” or a “Leaver”, no-one welcomes chaos. So it is time for everyone to reflect and consider. Time…

Can May really win back MPs’ trust?

11 December 2018 16:12

How can MPs trust what ministers say after the Brexit fiasco of the past few days? That’s been the theme…

No deal need not be a disaster

11 December 2018 15:01

Spare a thought for us foreigners. We’re desperately trying to understand the meaning of the Brexit arguments being thrown around…

Watch: Theresa May gets locked inside her car

11 December 2018 12:18

Poor old Theresa May. The PM is hopping across Europe in a desperate bid to try and salvage her Brexit…

Watch: John Bercow burns Philip Hammond

11 December 2018 12:06

John Bercow gave Labour MPs a helping hand in the Commons yesterday by making his thoughts known on the Government’s…

May’s delay has made a leadership challenge more likely

11 December 2018 11:18

How painfully clear it is what happens next. Theresa May returns from her European travels with some kind of non…

It’s time to send Geoffrey Cox – not Olly Robbins – to Brussels

11 December 2018 10:43

Theresa May is on a tour of European capitals today, while Olly Robbins was spotted back in Brussels yesterday. But…

The lies and liars of Brexit

11 December 2018 10:31

I started my first job at Westminster in 1994, more than half a lifetime ago. Almost all of my career…

The deep state needs to step up its campaign against Jeremy Corbyn

11 December 2018 8:17

It’s the lowest point in British espionage since Pierce Brosnan. A top secret cyber hit squad has been busted trying…

Six denials in six days about Theresa May’s Brexit vote

10 December 2018 18:48

Faced with the prospect of overwhelming defeat, Theresa May has once again decided to kick the Brexit can down the…

Watch: MP tells May: No PM is better than a bad PM

10 December 2018 17:36

Not for the first time, Theresa May’s words on Brexit are coming back to haunt her. The PM once famously said…

Pulling the vote won’t be enough to save Theresa May’s Brexit deal

10 December 2018 17:20

Few Prime Ministers can have come to the House in more humiliating circumstances than Theresa May did today. In her…

Speaker Bercow says MPs should get a say in delaying Brexit vote

10 December 2018 16:39

Speaker Bercow has told MPs that they do deserve a vote on the government’s plan to delay its Brexit deal…

Watch: Beast of Bolsover takes Theresa May to task

10 December 2018 16:34

Theresa May is having a hard time in the Commons on all sides but the most outspoken attack has come…