Westminster

Brexit
Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will meet MPs over the next few days as she attempts to find a solution to the political impasse over Brexit. She suffered a heavy Commons defeat in Tuesday's vote on her withdrawal deal and survived a vote of no confidence in...
Brexit

Government sees off motion of no confidence by 19 votes

Theresa May’s government survived an attempt to remove them from power by 19 votes in the Commons tonight. MPs who had lined up to vote against the Prime Minister’s Brexit withdrawal deal rallied to her side to help secure victory by 325 votes to 306. The vote had been triggered by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who said after last night’s Brexit...

Ruling on Brexit vote puts Speaker in Commons firing line

A row erupted in the Commons last night after Speaker John Bercow broke with precedent to allow MPs to vote on a Brexit amendment and inflict another defeat on...

MPs demand action over harassment by protestors

More than 115 MPs have demanded an improved police response to abusive protestors targeting politicians outside Parliament. They called on Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick as concerns grew about the...

May fights on as she faces confidence vote

Prime Minister Theresa May said today that she will contest an imminent vote of no confidence in her leadership ‘with everything I have got.’ She issued a defiant message to...
Westminster

MPs strike back to inflict hat trick of defeats on May

Theresa May endured a hat trick of defeats over Brexit in the Commons yesterday which included her Government being found in contempt of Parliament. The contempt ruling is the first in history against a Government and means ministers must publish the full legal advice on Mrs May’s Brexit deal instead of a summary. Leader of the House Andrea Leadsom confirmed shortly...
Sajid Javid

11 people have died after being wrongly deported from UK

At least 11 people wrongly deported from the UK in the Windrush scandal have since died, Home Secretary Sajid Javid has admitted. The toll may be even higher, campaigners fear, after Mr javid said his officials had been unable to contact many people caught up in the deportations. Javid supplied the new figures to the Commons home affairs select committee, admitting...
Parliament

Retail tycoon Green named over abuse and harassment claims

Billionaire businessman Sir Philip Green was today named in Parliament as the man accused of sexual harassment and racial abuse by a newspaper. A court injunction had prevented the Daily Telegraph from naming him, but Labour peer Lord Peter Hain used parliamentary privilege to identify him in the Lords. He said it was his duty to do so, due to the...
Westminster

‘Cowardly and vile’ abuse of May condemned by all sides

Politicians from all parties have united to condemn anonymous abuse directed at Prime Minister Theresa May by her own MPs. The comments emerged over the weekend in a Sunday Times article when an unnamed backbench Tory claimed her leadership was nearing the end. In the article, the MP was quoted as saying: "The moment is coming when the knife gets heated,...
Conservatives

‘I wouldn’t vote for my own party,’ Tory MP admits

A Conservative back bencher has launched a scathing attack on his own party, saying he wouldn’t vote for them if he was not an MP. Johnny Mercer also described Theresa May’s government as a ‘shitshow’ and said he would refuse to serve in it as a minister. Mercer, MP for Plymouth Moor since 2015, told The House magazine that he would...