Farage ‘bottles it’ and gifts Tories early Christmas present

Boris Johnson’s Tories have been gifted an early Christmas present by Nigel Farage as the Brexit Party leader announced hundreds of candidates won't fight the December 12 general election. Farage’s decision to withdraw 317 Brexit Party candidates from Conservative held constituencies is a major climb...

NHS ‘won’t cope’, warn health bosses

NHS bosses fear hospital wards will not be able to cope within 12 months as the UK’s social care crisis deepens. Staff shortages and underinvestment in elderly care services is endangering patient care, say hospital chief executives in a damning report released by NHS Providers. Another...
electoral pacts in Northern Ireland

Electoral pacts in Northern Ireland – pro-remain parties team up against...

Following the announcement of the electoral pact between the UUP and the DUP, few expected pro-remain parties, including Sinn Fein and the SDLP, to forge their own alliances. Electoral pacts in Northern Ireland have been a feature in Unionist politics for many years, but...

Liberal Democrats launch legal challenge over non-inclusion in ITV debate

The Liberal Democrats are taking ITV to court over their decision to host a head-to-head debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn on 19 November. Although Jo Swinson and other party leaders were not invited to participate in the debate, there is to be a ‘live interview-based programme’ after the...

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Liberal Democrats launch legal challenge over non-inclusion in ITV debate

The Liberal Democrats are taking ITV to court over their decision to host a head-to-head debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn on 19 November. Although Jo Swinson and other party leaders were not invited to participate in the debate, there is to be a ‘live interview-based programme’ after the event which would include representatives from the Conservatives, Labour, the...

Farage ‘bottles it’ and gifts Tories early Christmas present

Boris Johnson’s Tories have been gifted an early Christmas present by Nigel Farage as the Brexit Party leader announced hundreds of candidates won't fight the December 12 general election. Farage’s...

Alliances, resignations, promises and an ‘actual sh*t’ – election campaign catch-up

Voters have been promised billions in extra spending whichever party wins the general election as politicians scramble to attract support before December 12’s general election. It’s only the second day...

Lindsay Hoyle elected as new Speaker

After four rounds of voting, Lindsay Hoyle was elected as Speaker of the House yesterday (04/11/19) with 325 votes. Having has served as Deputy Speaker since 2010, he had...

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EU has ‘serious doubts’ about PM’s Brexit plan

The European Union have expressed “serious doubts” about Boris Johnson’s plan to secure a Brexit deal as a leaked memo tells Tory MPs to blame the EU if it fails. EU Council president Donald Tusk told the UK prime minister that Brussels is “still unconvinced” by his new proposals, while Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s Brexit co-ordinator described them as...

PM’s ‘final offer’ to EU signals start of Brexit blame game

Boris Johnson will deliver his “final offer” to the EU on Brexit today with a nine day ultimatum to Brussels to agree to his “two borders for four years”...

PM accused of groping two women – at the same lunch

Boris Johnson has been accused of groping the thighs of two women seated either side of him at a lunch when he was editor of the Spectator magazine. Charlotte Edwardes...

Johnson ‘could be jailed’, says top judge

A senior judge has said Prime Minster Boris Johnson could be jailed for contempt of court - if he keeps his word. Sir John Laws has predicted a return to...
electoral pacts in Northern Ireland

Electoral pacts in Northern Ireland – pro-remain parties team up against...

Following the announcement of the electoral pact between the UUP and the DUP, few expected pro-remain parties, including Sinn Fein and the SDLP, to forge their own alliances. Electoral pacts in Northern Ireland have been a feature in Unionist politics for many years, but Brexit has changed the Northern Irish political landscape. Pro-remain parties forge electoral pacts in Northern Ireland Up...

Second Scottish Independence referendum – The odds

The UK's Brexit woes have taken a toll, not least on the stability of the Union. In Northern Ireland, calls for a border poll are growing louder, and in...

Abortion and same sex marriage law change in Northern Ireland

On Monday, campaigners for same-sex marriage and the abortion law change reaped the rewards of decades of campaigning. Despite attempts by the DUP to block its passing, the much-anticipated,...

DUP ‘can’t support’ PMs new Brexit deal

The Democratic Unionist Party have dealt a “shattering blow” to Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans, saying they “can’t support” the Prime Minister’s new deal to leave the EU. A DUP statement...