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Boris Johnson faces Tory REVOLT over coronavirus tier system chaos - ‘No logic!’

Boris Johnson faces Tory REVOLT over coronavirus tier system chaos - ‘No logic!’

BORIS JOHNSON has been the target of anger from Tory MPs over the rollout of England's revamped tier system, which sees the country divided between three diffe [...]

Read full article: Boris Johnson faces Tory REVOLT over cor...→
Tory MPs and Mayors furious as almost 25 million people forced into tier 3

Tory MPs and Mayors furious as almost 25 million people forced into tier 3

The tiers being confirmed has has been met with furious backlash from some politicians - some lockdown sceptics, others who raise questions about the level of [...]

Read full article: Tory MPs and Mayors furious as almost 25...→
The end of Covid-19 is in sight. But for lockdown-sceptic Tory MPs, victory feels like defeat

The end of Covid-19 is in sight. But for lockdown-sceptic Tory MPs, victory feels like defeat

A series of scientific breakthroughs mean that the era of lockdowns and social distancing is nearer to its end than its beginning. Two Covid-19 vaccines, produ [...]

Read full article: The end of Covid-19 is in sight. But for...→
Referees for jailed Tory Charlie Elphicke face exposure

Referees for jailed Tory Charlie Elphicke face exposure

A political agent, councillors, businessmen and a religious leader were among those who wrote character references for a former MP convicted of sex attacks.In [...]

Read full article: Referees for jailed Tory Charlie Elphick...→
Sturgeon condemns ‘deplorable’ cut in UK international aid spending

Sturgeon condemns ‘deplorable’ cut in UK international aid spending

Scotland’s First Minister described the move as a ‘political gesture to the right wing of the Tory party’.

Read full article: Sturgeon condemns ‘deplorable’ cut in UK...→
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MP Ben Bradley corrected by Martin Luther King Jr's daughter

MP Ben Bradley corrected by Martin Luther King Jr's daughter

The Tory MP for Mansfield used a section of Dr Luther King's iconic 1963 I Have a Dream speech in a tweet - only for the civil right campaigner's daughter to s [...]

Read full article: MP Ben Bradley corrected by Martin Luthe...→
Britain could SLASH foreign aid to fund coronavirus recovery says Tory MP

Britain could SLASH foreign aid to fund coronavirus recovery says Tory MP

THE UK could cut its international aid spending to focus money on the NHS and fighting unemployment and still remain "one of the biggest spenders on aid" in th [...]

Read full article: Britain could SLASH foreign aid to fund ...→
Tory MP rages at police bundling old woman into van outside Parliament

Tory MP rages at police bundling old woman into van outside Parliament

Sir Charles, former chair of the 1922 Committee, told the officers that their actions were 'an outrage' as he walked across the road towards Portcullis House o [...]

Read full article: Tory MP rages at police bundling old wom...→
MPs rapped on knuckles over 'naughty Tory' letter

MPs rapped on knuckles over 'naughty Tory' letter

MPs have been rapped for writing to judges ahead of a hearing to rule on publication of references for shamed 'naughty Tory' Charlie Elphicke.

Read full article: MPs rapped on knuckles over 'naughty Tor...→
'Only tough on bullying when it's Tory!' Labour MP shut down in middle of Priti Patel rant

'Only tough on bullying when it's Tory!' Labour MP shut down in middle of Priti Patel rant

A LABOUR MP has been shut down over their rage at Boris Johnson's "appalling" decision to not sack Priti Patel, prompting Sky host Sophy Ridge to point out Lab [...]

Read full article: 'Only tough on bullying when it's Tory!'...→
Boris facing Tory REVOLT as MPs furiously reject looming Covid crackdown after December 2

Boris facing Tory REVOLT as MPs furiously reject looming Covid crackdown after December 2

BORIS Johnson is facing a major showdown this week with scores of Tory backbenchers threatening to rebel against new coronavirus restrictions.

Read full article: Boris facing Tory REVOLT as MPs furiousl...→

Everyone wants one, good politics and economics favour it, and the only snag — e

Everyone wants one, good politics and economics favour it, and the only snag — emotions — can be overcome... I know — because Boris told me, as he told many pe [...]

Read full article: Everyone wants one, good politics and ec...→
Tory claims of influencing postponed GMSF vote 'bizarre', says Salford mayor

Tory claims of influencing postponed GMSF vote 'bizarre', says Salford mayor

The eight-strong Conservative group said it was ‘first win in the battle to prevent Labour from building on the green belt'

Read full article: Tory claims of influencing postponed GMS...→
PM faces Tory rebellion over covid lockdown Tiers

PM faces Tory rebellion over covid lockdown Tiers

The Prime Minister is facing a rebellion by Tory MPs over the decision to put 99 percent of England into the toughest two tiers of Covid restrictions.

Read full article: PM faces Tory rebellion over covid lockd...→
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Sunak's spending review figures drawn up BEFORE Covid jab announcement

Sunak's spending review figures drawn up BEFORE Covid jab announcement

Tory MPs were left furious as the Office for Budget Responsibility admitted the 'central' scenario for its gloomy projections did not account for the rollout o [...]

Read full article: Sunak's spending review figures drawn up...→
Lionel Barber tells Tory MPs to 'take a chill pill' over £394bn of borrowing

Lionel Barber tells Tory MPs to 'take a chill pill' over £394bn of borrowing

Lionel Barber has said Tory MPs worried about the economy should "take a chill pill" over almost £400bn of Government borrowing this year.

Read full article: Lionel Barber tells Tory MPs to 'take a ...→
Rishi Sunak's comprehensive spending review is a return to the rhetoric of austerity

Rishi Sunak's comprehensive spending review is a return to the rhetoric of austerity

Rishi Sunak’s comprehensive spending review returns British politics to its pre-2017 shape: a Conservative party arguing in favour of more cuts to public spend [...]

Read full article: Rishi Sunak's comprehensive spending rev...→
‘You must have mothers?’ Tory MP’s fury as elderly protester arrested

‘You must have mothers?’ Tory MP’s fury as elderly protester arrested

A Tory MP is seen haranguing police officers shouting “don’t you have mothers?” as they arrest a woman protesting outside Parliament.

Read full article: ‘You must have mothers?’ Tory MP’s fury ...→
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Tory MP shouts at 'un-British’ police after woman, 72, arrested at protest outside Parliament

Tory MP shouts at 'un-British’ police after woman, 72, arrested at protest outside Parliament

A Conservative MP was filmed angrily shouting at police accusing them of being 'un British', saying they arrested an "elderly lady peacefully protesting" about [...]

Read full article: Tory MP shouts at 'un-British’ police af...→
'It's £4 BILLION!' Tory MP stunned as Labour MP claims foreign aid cut is 'drop in ocean'

'It's £4 BILLION!' Tory MP stunned as Labour MP claims foreign aid cut is 'drop in ocean'

THE POTENTIAL cut to the foreign aid budget sparked a tense clash between a Conservative MP and Labour MP as they battled over whether £4billion worth of savin [...]

Read full article: 'It's £4 BILLION!' Tory MP stunned as La...→
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New tougher lockdown tier rules set to trigger Tory revolt

New tougher lockdown tier rules set to trigger Tory revolt

Boris Johnson faces a rebellion from dozens of his own backbenchers over plans to put England back into a tiered system when the national restrictions end in D [...]

Read full article: New tougher lockdown tier rules set to t...→
Politics latest news: Boris Johnson quells Tory rebellion with tier system plans - but concerns over freedom pass grow

Politics latest news: Boris Johnson quells Tory rebellion with tier system plans - but concerns over freedom pass grow

Boris Johnson may have done enough to placate rebel Tories with a return to the tiered system that allows for shops, churches and leisure centres to reopen - b [...]

Read full article: Politics latest news: Boris Johnson quel...→
'Boris Johnson's fancy phrases can't disguise the grim Tory agenda'

'Boris Johnson's fancy phrases can't disguise the grim Tory agenda'

The PM often throws in some archaic word or a bit of Latin to distract you from what he’s actually saying, says Keir Mudie

Read full article: 'Boris Johnson's fancy phrases can't dis...→
Indoor socialising ban for vast majority of England set to last for months

Indoor socialising ban for vast majority of England set to last for months

Tory Robert Jenrick claimed areas can 'go down a tier in time for Christmas' - but government experts are planning on the basis that few if any areas will move [...]

Read full article: Indoor socialising ban for vast majority...→
'Power is going to her head!' IDS dismantles 'Scroogy' Sturgeon's demands for independence

'Power is going to her head!' IDS dismantles 'Scroogy' Sturgeon's demands for independence

NICOLA STURGEON's fresh demands for an independence referendum in Scotland as soon as 2021 were brutally torn apart by Tory MP Sir Iain Duncan Smith.

Read full article: 'Power is going to her head!' IDS disman...→
Dominic Cummings was no iconoclast, but he understood the Tories’ Europe problem

Dominic Cummings was no iconoclast, but he understood the Tories’ Europe problem

For all his grandiose ambitions, Dominic Cummings’s services to the Conservatives were of a rather traditional kind. Historically, the Tories have orchestrated [...]

Read full article: Dominic Cummings was no iconoclast, but ...→
DISASTER for Boris Johnson as Tory Brexiteers warn they could vote down EU trade deal

DISASTER for Boris Johnson as Tory Brexiteers warn they could vote down EU trade deal

EUROSCEPTIC Tory MPs have warned they could vote against any EU trade deal which infringes on Britain's sovereignty, even if it's recommended by Boris Johnson, [...]

Read full article: DISASTER for Boris Johnson as Tory Brexi...→
Osborne 'wanted to make David Beckham sports minister,' sources say

Osborne 'wanted to make David Beckham sports minister,' sources say

Former Tory spin doctor Craig Oliver has revealed he vetoed a proposal to make David Beckham sports minister after it was raised by a 'very senior minister' du [...]

Read full article: Osborne 'wanted to make David Beckham sp...→
Boris Johnson faces Tory backlash over plans to slash foreign aid budget

Boris Johnson faces Tory backlash over plans to slash foreign aid budget

The 0.7 target is written into law and the Prime Minister’s 2019 election manifesto promised to keep it.

Read full article: Boris Johnson faces Tory backlash over p...→
One last splurge: Rishi Sunak to spend billions more despite debt pile

One last splurge: Rishi Sunak to spend billions more despite debt pile

Chancellor Rishi Sunak will use the spending review on Wednesday to push ahead with huge investment on schools, hospitals, colleges and prisons to meet Tory el [...]

Read full article: One last splurge: Rishi Sunak to spend b...→
Monday briefing: PM bets on Christmas bonus

Monday briefing: PM bets on Christmas bonus

Johnson hopes to defuse Tory rebellion with rebooted Covid strategy … Sunak warned about pay freeze ... Lawyer who went too far even for Trump

Read full article: Monday briefing: PM bets on Christmas bo...→
Tory MP hits out at Boris for 'weakening UK's negotiating position' after £1BN 'surrender'

Tory MP hits out at Boris for 'weakening UK's negotiating position' after £1BN 'surrender'

THE UK has "weakened its negotiating position" by coughing up more than one billion pounds to the EU on January 31, the day the UK officially quit the bloc, Br [...]

Read full article: Tory MP hits out at Boris for 'weakening...→
Tory MPs threaten to rebel over controversial planning reforms

Tory MPs threaten to rebel over controversial planning reforms

The proposals have already faced fierce opposition, and now a poll has found more than half of Conservative backbenchers could oppose them

Read full article: Tory MPs threaten to rebel over controve...→
Indoor socialising ban for vast majority of England set to last for months

Indoor socialising ban for vast majority of England set to last for months

Tory Robert Jenrick claimed areas can 'go down a tier in time for Christmas' - but government experts are planning on the basis that few if any areas will move [...]

Read full article: Indoor socialising ban for vast majority...→
Boris Johnson faces Tory REVOLT over coronavirus tier system chaos - ‘No logic!’

Boris Johnson faces Tory REVOLT over coronavirus tier system chaos - ‘No logic!’

BORIS JOHNSON has been the target of anger from Tory MPs over the rollout of England's revamped tier system, which sees the country divided between three diffe [...]

Read full article: Boris Johnson faces Tory REVOLT over cor...→
The end of Covid-19 is in sight. But for lockdown-sceptic Tory MPs, victory feels like defeat

The end of Covid-19 is in sight. But for lockdown-sceptic Tory MPs, victory feels like defeat

A series of scientific breakthroughs mean that the era of lockdowns and social distancing is nearer to its end than its beginning. Two Covid-19 vaccines, produ [...]

Read full article: The end of Covid-19 is in sight. But for...→
DISASTER for Boris Johnson as Tory Brexiteers warn they could vote down EU trade deal

DISASTER for Boris Johnson as Tory Brexiteers warn they could vote down EU trade deal

EUROSCEPTIC Tory MPs have warned they could vote against any EU trade deal which infringes on Britain's sovereignty, even if it's recommended by Boris Johnson, [...]

Read full article: DISASTER for Boris Johnson as Tory Brexi...→
Sunak's spending review figures drawn up BEFORE Covid jab announcement

Sunak's spending review figures drawn up BEFORE Covid jab announcement

Tory MPs were left furious as the Office for Budget Responsibility admitted the 'central' scenario for its gloomy projections did not account for the rollout o [...]

Read full article: Sunak's spending review figures drawn up...→
Rishi Sunak's comprehensive spending review is a return to the rhetoric of austerity

Rishi Sunak's comprehensive spending review is a return to the rhetoric of austerity

Rishi Sunak’s comprehensive spending review returns British politics to its pre-2017 shape: a Conservative party arguing in favour of more cuts to public spend [...]

Read full article: Rishi Sunak's comprehensive spending rev...→
MP Ben Bradley corrected by Martin Luther King Jr's daughter

MP Ben Bradley corrected by Martin Luther King Jr's daughter

The Tory MP for Mansfield used a section of Dr Luther King's iconic 1963 I Have a Dream speech in a tweet - only for the civil right campaigner's daughter to s [...]

Read full article: MP Ben Bradley corrected by Martin Luthe...→
Tory MP shouts at 'un-British’ police after woman, 72, arrested at protest outside Parliament

Tory MP shouts at 'un-British’ police after woman, 72, arrested at protest outside Parliament

A Conservative MP was filmed angrily shouting at police accusing them of being 'un British', saying they arrested an "elderly lady peacefully protesting" about [...]

Read full article: Tory MP shouts at 'un-British’ police af...→
Tory MP rages at police bundling old woman into van outside Parliament

Tory MP rages at police bundling old woman into van outside Parliament

Sir Charles, former chair of the 1922 Committee, told the officers that their actions were 'an outrage' as he walked across the road towards Portcullis House o [...]

Read full article: Tory MP rages at police bundling old wom...→
New tougher lockdown tier rules set to trigger Tory revolt

New tougher lockdown tier rules set to trigger Tory revolt

Boris Johnson faces a rebellion from dozens of his own backbenchers over plans to put England back into a tiered system when the national restrictions end in D [...]

Read full article: New tougher lockdown tier rules set to t...→
Monday briefing: PM bets on Christmas bonus

Monday briefing: PM bets on Christmas bonus

Johnson hopes to defuse Tory rebellion with rebooted Covid strategy … Sunak warned about pay freeze ... Lawyer who went too far even for Trump

Read full article: Monday briefing: PM bets on Christmas bo...→
Boris facing Tory REVOLT as MPs furiously reject looming Covid crackdown after December 2

Boris facing Tory REVOLT as MPs furiously reject looming Covid crackdown after December 2

BORIS Johnson is facing a major showdown this week with scores of Tory backbenchers threatening to rebel against new coronavirus restrictions.

Read full article: Boris facing Tory REVOLT as MPs furiousl...→
Tory MPs threaten to rebel over controversial planning reforms

Tory MPs threaten to rebel over controversial planning reforms

The proposals have already faced fierce opposition, and now a poll has found more than half of Conservative backbenchers could oppose them

Read full article: Tory MPs threaten to rebel over controve...→
Tory claims of influencing postponed GMSF vote 'bizarre', says Salford mayor

Tory claims of influencing postponed GMSF vote 'bizarre', says Salford mayor

The eight-strong Conservative group said it was ‘first win in the battle to prevent Labour from building on the green belt'

Read full article: Tory claims of influencing postponed GMS...→
'Power is going to her head!' IDS dismantles 'Scroogy' Sturgeon's demands for independence

'Power is going to her head!' IDS dismantles 'Scroogy' Sturgeon's demands for independence

NICOLA STURGEON's fresh demands for an independence referendum in Scotland as soon as 2021 were brutally torn apart by Tory MP Sir Iain Duncan Smith.

Read full article: 'Power is going to her head!' IDS disman...→
PM faces Tory rebellion over covid lockdown Tiers

PM faces Tory rebellion over covid lockdown Tiers

The Prime Minister is facing a rebellion by Tory MPs over the decision to put 99 percent of England into the toughest two tiers of Covid restrictions.

Read full article: PM faces Tory rebellion over covid lockd...→
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Tory MPs and Mayors furious as almost 25 million people forced into tier 3

Tory MPs and Mayors furious as almost 25 million people forced into tier 3

The tiers being confirmed has has been met with furious backlash from some politicians - some lockdown sceptics, others who raise questions about the level of [...]

Read full article: Tory MPs and Mayors furious as almost 25...→
Dominic Cummings was no iconoclast, but he understood the Tories’ Europe problem

Dominic Cummings was no iconoclast, but he understood the Tories’ Europe problem

For all his grandiose ambitions, Dominic Cummings’s services to the Conservatives were of a rather traditional kind. Historically, the Tories have orchestrated [...]

Read full article: Dominic Cummings was no iconoclast, but ...→
Referees for jailed Tory Charlie Elphicke face exposure

Referees for jailed Tory Charlie Elphicke face exposure

A political agent, councillors, businessmen and a religious leader were among those who wrote character references for a former MP convicted of sex attacks.In [...]

Read full article: Referees for jailed Tory Charlie Elphick...→
Osborne 'wanted to make David Beckham sports minister,' sources say

Osborne 'wanted to make David Beckham sports minister,' sources say

Former Tory spin doctor Craig Oliver has revealed he vetoed a proposal to make David Beckham sports minister after it was raised by a 'very senior minister' du [...]

Read full article: Osborne 'wanted to make David Beckham sp...→
Lionel Barber tells Tory MPs to 'take a chill pill' over £394bn of borrowing

Lionel Barber tells Tory MPs to 'take a chill pill' over £394bn of borrowing

Lionel Barber has said Tory MPs worried about the economy should "take a chill pill" over almost £400bn of Government borrowing this year.

Read full article: Lionel Barber tells Tory MPs to 'take a ...→
Sturgeon condemns ‘deplorable’ cut in UK international aid spending

Sturgeon condemns ‘deplorable’ cut in UK international aid spending

Scotland’s First Minister described the move as a ‘political gesture to the right wing of the Tory party’.

Read full article: Sturgeon condemns ‘deplorable’ cut in UK...→
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Boris Johnson faces Tory backlash over plans to slash foreign aid budget

Boris Johnson faces Tory backlash over plans to slash foreign aid budget

The 0.7 target is written into law and the Prime Minister’s 2019 election manifesto promised to keep it.

Read full article: Boris Johnson faces Tory backlash over p...→
‘You must have mothers?’ Tory MP’s fury as elderly protester arrested

‘You must have mothers?’ Tory MP’s fury as elderly protester arrested

A Tory MP is seen haranguing police officers shouting “don’t you have mothers?” as they arrest a woman protesting outside Parliament.

Read full article: ‘You must have mothers?’ Tory MP’s fury ...→
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Britain could SLASH foreign aid to fund coronavirus recovery says Tory MP

Britain could SLASH foreign aid to fund coronavirus recovery says Tory MP

THE UK could cut its international aid spending to focus money on the NHS and fighting unemployment and still remain "one of the biggest spenders on aid" in th [...]

Read full article: Britain could SLASH foreign aid to fund ...→
'It's £4 BILLION!' Tory MP stunned as Labour MP claims foreign aid cut is 'drop in ocean'

'It's £4 BILLION!' Tory MP stunned as Labour MP claims foreign aid cut is 'drop in ocean'

THE POTENTIAL cut to the foreign aid budget sparked a tense clash between a Conservative MP and Labour MP as they battled over whether £4billion worth of savin [...]

Read full article: 'It's £4 BILLION!' Tory MP stunned as La...→
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MPs rapped on knuckles over 'naughty Tory' letter

MPs rapped on knuckles over 'naughty Tory' letter

MPs have been rapped for writing to judges ahead of a hearing to rule on publication of references for shamed 'naughty Tory' Charlie Elphicke.

Read full article: MPs rapped on knuckles over 'naughty Tor...→
One last splurge: Rishi Sunak to spend billions more despite debt pile

One last splurge: Rishi Sunak to spend billions more despite debt pile

Chancellor Rishi Sunak will use the spending review on Wednesday to push ahead with huge investment on schools, hospitals, colleges and prisons to meet Tory el [...]

Read full article: One last splurge: Rishi Sunak to spend b...→
Politics latest news: Boris Johnson quells Tory rebellion with tier system plans - but concerns over freedom pass grow

Politics latest news: Boris Johnson quells Tory rebellion with tier system plans - but concerns over freedom pass grow

Boris Johnson may have done enough to placate rebel Tories with a return to the tiered system that allows for shops, churches and leisure centres to reopen - b [...]

Read full article: Politics latest news: Boris Johnson quel...→
'Only tough on bullying when it's Tory!' Labour MP shut down in middle of Priti Patel rant

'Only tough on bullying when it's Tory!' Labour MP shut down in middle of Priti Patel rant

A LABOUR MP has been shut down over their rage at Boris Johnson's "appalling" decision to not sack Priti Patel, prompting Sky host Sophy Ridge to point out Lab [...]

Read full article: 'Only tough on bullying when it's Tory!'...→
Tory MP hits out at Boris for 'weakening UK's negotiating position' after £1BN 'surrender'

Tory MP hits out at Boris for 'weakening UK's negotiating position' after £1BN 'surrender'

THE UK has "weakened its negotiating position" by coughing up more than one billion pounds to the EU on January 31, the day the UK officially quit the bloc, Br [...]

Read full article: Tory MP hits out at Boris for 'weakening...→
'Boris Johnson's fancy phrases can't disguise the grim Tory agenda'

'Boris Johnson's fancy phrases can't disguise the grim Tory agenda'

The PM often throws in some archaic word or a bit of Latin to distract you from what he’s actually saying, says Keir Mudie

Read full article: 'Boris Johnson's fancy phrases can't dis...→

Everyone wants one, good politics and economics favour it, and the only snag — e

Everyone wants one, good politics and economics favour it, and the only snag — emotions — can be overcome... I know — because Boris told me, as he told many pe [...]

Read full article: Everyone wants one, good politics and ec...→
Tory claims of influencing postponed GMSF vote 'bizarre', says Salford mayor

Tory claims of influencing postponed GMSF vote 'bizarre', says Salford mayor

The eight-strong Conservative group said it was ‘first win in the battle to prevent Labour from building on the green belt'

Read full article: Tory claims of influencing postponed GMS...→
Indoor socialising ban for vast majority of England set to last for months

Indoor socialising ban for vast majority of England set to last for months

Tory Robert Jenrick claimed areas can 'go down a tier in time for Christmas' - but government experts are planning on the basis that few if any areas will move [...]

Read full article: Indoor socialising ban for vast majority...→
'Power is going to her head!' IDS dismantles 'Scroogy' Sturgeon's demands for independence

'Power is going to her head!' IDS dismantles 'Scroogy' Sturgeon's demands for independence

NICOLA STURGEON's fresh demands for an independence referendum in Scotland as soon as 2021 were brutally torn apart by Tory MP Sir Iain Duncan Smith.

Read full article: 'Power is going to her head!' IDS disman...→
Boris Johnson faces Tory REVOLT over coronavirus tier system chaos - ‘No logic!’

Boris Johnson faces Tory REVOLT over coronavirus tier system chaos - ‘No logic!’

BORIS JOHNSON has been the target of anger from Tory MPs over the rollout of England's revamped tier system, which sees the country divided between three diffe [...]

Read full article: Boris Johnson faces Tory REVOLT over cor...→
PM faces Tory rebellion over covid lockdown Tiers

PM faces Tory rebellion over covid lockdown Tiers

The Prime Minister is facing a rebellion by Tory MPs over the decision to put 99 percent of England into the toughest two tiers of Covid restrictions.

Read full article: PM faces Tory rebellion over covid lockd...→
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Tory MPs and Mayors furious as almost 25 million people forced into tier 3

Tory MPs and Mayors furious as almost 25 million people forced into tier 3

The tiers being confirmed has has been met with furious backlash from some politicians - some lockdown sceptics, others who raise questions about the level of [...]

Read full article: Tory MPs and Mayors furious as almost 25...→
Dominic Cummings was no iconoclast, but he understood the Tories’ Europe problem

Dominic Cummings was no iconoclast, but he understood the Tories’ Europe problem

For all his grandiose ambitions, Dominic Cummings’s services to the Conservatives were of a rather traditional kind. Historically, the Tories have orchestrated [...]

Read full article: Dominic Cummings was no iconoclast, but ...→
The end of Covid-19 is in sight. But for lockdown-sceptic Tory MPs, victory feels like defeat

The end of Covid-19 is in sight. But for lockdown-sceptic Tory MPs, victory feels like defeat

A series of scientific breakthroughs mean that the era of lockdowns and social distancing is nearer to its end than its beginning. Two Covid-19 vaccines, produ [...]

Read full article: The end of Covid-19 is in sight. But for...→
DISASTER for Boris Johnson as Tory Brexiteers warn they could vote down EU trade deal

DISASTER for Boris Johnson as Tory Brexiteers warn they could vote down EU trade deal

EUROSCEPTIC Tory MPs have warned they could vote against any EU trade deal which infringes on Britain's sovereignty, even if it's recommended by Boris Johnson, [...]

Read full article: DISASTER for Boris Johnson as Tory Brexi...→
Referees for jailed Tory Charlie Elphicke face exposure

Referees for jailed Tory Charlie Elphicke face exposure

A political agent, councillors, businessmen and a religious leader were among those who wrote character references for a former MP convicted of sex attacks.In [...]

Read full article: Referees for jailed Tory Charlie Elphick...→
Sunak's spending review figures drawn up BEFORE Covid jab announcement

Sunak's spending review figures drawn up BEFORE Covid jab announcement

Tory MPs were left furious as the Office for Budget Responsibility admitted the 'central' scenario for its gloomy projections did not account for the rollout o [...]

Read full article: Sunak's spending review figures drawn up...→
Osborne 'wanted to make David Beckham sports minister,' sources say

Osborne 'wanted to make David Beckham sports minister,' sources say

Former Tory spin doctor Craig Oliver has revealed he vetoed a proposal to make David Beckham sports minister after it was raised by a 'very senior minister' du [...]

Read full article: Osborne 'wanted to make David Beckham sp...→
Lionel Barber tells Tory MPs to 'take a chill pill' over £394bn of borrowing

Lionel Barber tells Tory MPs to 'take a chill pill' over £394bn of borrowing

Lionel Barber has said Tory MPs worried about the economy should "take a chill pill" over almost £400bn of Government borrowing this year.

Read full article: Lionel Barber tells Tory MPs to 'take a ...→
Sturgeon condemns ‘deplorable’ cut in UK international aid spending

Sturgeon condemns ‘deplorable’ cut in UK international aid spending

Scotland’s First Minister described the move as a ‘political gesture to the right wing of the Tory party’.

Read full article: Sturgeon condemns ‘deplorable’ cut in UK...→
  • #Tory
Rishi Sunak's comprehensive spending review is a return to the rhetoric of austerity

Rishi Sunak's comprehensive spending review is a return to the rhetoric of austerity

Rishi Sunak’s comprehensive spending review returns British politics to its pre-2017 shape: a Conservative party arguing in favour of more cuts to public spend [...]

Read full article: Rishi Sunak's comprehensive spending rev...→
Boris Johnson faces Tory backlash over plans to slash foreign aid budget

Boris Johnson faces Tory backlash over plans to slash foreign aid budget

The 0.7 target is written into law and the Prime Minister’s 2019 election manifesto promised to keep it.

Read full article: Boris Johnson faces Tory backlash over p...→
MP Ben Bradley corrected by Martin Luther King Jr's daughter

MP Ben Bradley corrected by Martin Luther King Jr's daughter

The Tory MP for Mansfield used a section of Dr Luther King's iconic 1963 I Have a Dream speech in a tweet - only for the civil right campaigner's daughter to s [...]

Read full article: MP Ben Bradley corrected by Martin Luthe...→
‘You must have mothers?’ Tory MP’s fury as elderly protester arrested

‘You must have mothers?’ Tory MP’s fury as elderly protester arrested

A Tory MP is seen haranguing police officers shouting “don’t you have mothers?” as they arrest a woman protesting outside Parliament.

Read full article: ‘You must have mothers?’ Tory MP’s fury ...→
  • #Tory
Britain could SLASH foreign aid to fund coronavirus recovery says Tory MP

Britain could SLASH foreign aid to fund coronavirus recovery says Tory MP

THE UK could cut its international aid spending to focus money on the NHS and fighting unemployment and still remain "one of the biggest spenders on aid" in th [...]

Read full article: Britain could SLASH foreign aid to fund ...→
Tory MP shouts at 'un-British’ police after woman, 72, arrested at protest outside Parliament

Tory MP shouts at 'un-British’ police after woman, 72, arrested at protest outside Parliament

A Conservative MP was filmed angrily shouting at police accusing them of being 'un British', saying they arrested an "elderly lady peacefully protesting" about [...]

Read full article: Tory MP shouts at 'un-British’ police af...→
Tory MP rages at police bundling old woman into van outside Parliament

Tory MP rages at police bundling old woman into van outside Parliament

Sir Charles, former chair of the 1922 Committee, told the officers that their actions were 'an outrage' as he walked across the road towards Portcullis House o [...]

Read full article: Tory MP rages at police bundling old wom...→
'It's £4 BILLION!' Tory MP stunned as Labour MP claims foreign aid cut is 'drop in ocean'

'It's £4 BILLION!' Tory MP stunned as Labour MP claims foreign aid cut is 'drop in ocean'

THE POTENTIAL cut to the foreign aid budget sparked a tense clash between a Conservative MP and Labour MP as they battled over whether £4billion worth of savin [...]

Read full article: 'It's £4 BILLION!' Tory MP stunned as La...→
  • #Tory
MPs rapped on knuckles over 'naughty Tory' letter

MPs rapped on knuckles over 'naughty Tory' letter

MPs have been rapped for writing to judges ahead of a hearing to rule on publication of references for shamed 'naughty Tory' Charlie Elphicke.

Read full article: MPs rapped on knuckles over 'naughty Tor...→
New tougher lockdown tier rules set to trigger Tory revolt

New tougher lockdown tier rules set to trigger Tory revolt

Boris Johnson faces a rebellion from dozens of his own backbenchers over plans to put England back into a tiered system when the national restrictions end in D [...]

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One last splurge: Rishi Sunak to spend billions more despite debt pile

One last splurge: Rishi Sunak to spend billions more despite debt pile

Chancellor Rishi Sunak will use the spending review on Wednesday to push ahead with huge investment on schools, hospitals, colleges and prisons to meet Tory el [...]

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Politics latest news: Boris Johnson quells Tory rebellion with tier system plans - but concerns over freedom pass grow

Politics latest news: Boris Johnson quells Tory rebellion with tier system plans - but concerns over freedom pass grow

Boris Johnson may have done enough to placate rebel Tories with a return to the tiered system that allows for shops, churches and leisure centres to reopen - b [...]

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Monday briefing: PM bets on Christmas bonus

Monday briefing: PM bets on Christmas bonus

Johnson hopes to defuse Tory rebellion with rebooted Covid strategy … Sunak warned about pay freeze ... Lawyer who went too far even for Trump

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'Only tough on bullying when it's Tory!' Labour MP shut down in middle of Priti Patel rant

'Only tough on bullying when it's Tory!' Labour MP shut down in middle of Priti Patel rant

A LABOUR MP has been shut down over their rage at Boris Johnson's "appalling" decision to not sack Priti Patel, prompting Sky host Sophy Ridge to point out Lab [...]

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Tory MP hits out at Boris for 'weakening UK's negotiating position' after £1BN 'surrender'

Tory MP hits out at Boris for 'weakening UK's negotiating position' after £1BN 'surrender'

THE UK has "weakened its negotiating position" by coughing up more than one billion pounds to the EU on January 31, the day the UK officially quit the bloc, Br [...]

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Boris facing Tory REVOLT as MPs furiously reject looming Covid crackdown after December 2

Boris facing Tory REVOLT as MPs furiously reject looming Covid crackdown after December 2

BORIS Johnson is facing a major showdown this week with scores of Tory backbenchers threatening to rebel against new coronavirus restrictions.

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'Boris Johnson's fancy phrases can't disguise the grim Tory agenda'

'Boris Johnson's fancy phrases can't disguise the grim Tory agenda'

The PM often throws in some archaic word or a bit of Latin to distract you from what he’s actually saying, says Keir Mudie

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Tory MPs threaten to rebel over controversial planning reforms

Tory MPs threaten to rebel over controversial planning reforms

The proposals have already faced fierce opposition, and now a poll has found more than half of Conservative backbenchers could oppose them

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Everyone wants one, good politics and economics favour it, and the only snag — e

Everyone wants one, good politics and economics favour it, and the only snag — emotions — can be overcome... I know — because Boris told me, as he told many pe [...]

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