Brexit: Philip Hammond to warn war chest may disappear

Image copyright Getty Images Philip Hammond is set to warn that a no-deal Brexit would harm the British economy, devour a £26.6bn Brexit war chest, and risk the break-up of the UK. The chancellor is expected to say that Conservative candidates who are vying to be the next prime minister that they must come up […]

Tory leadership contest: Rory Stewart knocked out

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRory Stewart knocked out of contest Four men are left in the race to be next prime minister after Rory Stewart was knocked out. The international development secretary was eliminated after coming last with 27 votes, 10 fewer than last time. He said his warnings about a […]

Tory leadership race: Candidates face third vote

Tory MPs are voting in another round of the leadership contest, with the man who comes last set to be eliminated. 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 […]

Leadership debate: BBC defends vetting process after imam’s tweets

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAbdullah Patel asked the Tory leadership candidates if they agreed that “words had consequences” The BBC has defended its vetting process after it emerged a guest on its leadership debate show had shared allegedly anti-Semitic tweets. Imam Abdullah Patel said he was sure he had not criticised […]

Tory leader debate: 5 candidates, 5 things

The Conservative leadership rivals have clashed in a live BBC TV debate. Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, Sajid Javid and Rory Stewart had a lot to say about Brexit, and a bit about sheep farming. It was a noisy, lively debate – here are five things that stood out. Source link

Tory leadership race: Your views on leadership candidates’ debate

Image copyright Jeff Overs/BBC Image caption The five remaining candidates met at BBC Broadcasting House in London for their latest debate Brexit and Islamophobia dominated the second TV debate faced by the Conservative Party leadership contenders. The five remaining candidates met for the Our Next Prime Minister debate on BBC One, during which they answered […]

Tory leadership race: Five key moments from debate

Michael Gove, Jeremy Hunt, Sajid Javid, Boris Johnson and Rory Stewart were grilled by members of the public in a live televised debate on BBC One, hosted by Emily Maitlis. Each of the candidates had made it through to the next stage of the Conservative Party leadership race earlier in the evening – and face […]

Tory leadership race: BBC debate gets under way

Boris Johnson has said the British people are “fed up” with the Brexit deadlock and the Tories will pay a “serious price” if the UK fails to leave the EU on 31 October. In a live BBC TV debate, the former foreign secretary said there would be a “catastrophic loss of confidence in politics” if […]

Jeremy Kyle declines DCMS inquiry appearance

Image copyright Shutterstock Jeremy Kyle has turned down a request to appear before MPs investigating reality TV. ITV axed The Jeremy Kyle Show in May, following the death of participant Steve Dymond. The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee then launched an inquiry into reality TV. Senior executives involved in the show will appear […]

MPs’ maternity rights: Labour’s Stella Creasy speaks out

Women are forced to choose between “being an MP and being a mum” because of Parliament’s rules, a pregnant Labour MP has said. Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy said that Ipsa – the body which regulates MPs’ pay – told her it does not recognise when members go on maternity leave. Consequently, no paid cover is […]

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