A senior Tory back bencher is launching the latest attempt to remove the Irish backstop from the Withdrawal Agreement, despite repeated warnings from the EU that there can be no Brexit deal without the
While cabinet collective responsibility appears to have all but disappeared from Parliamentary politics, collective irresponsibility is now the order of the day in the Conservative Parliamentary Party.
Cabinet ministers have received an ultimatum over the leak of secret discussions by the UK's top national security body. Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill, has reportedly demanded ministers in attendance
Is Britain now a populist country? Quiet Middle England has gone off like a dormant volcano over the Brexit betrayal: many life-long Tories are now imbued with something higher than anger – a moral obligation
Police are investigating a “politically motivated assault” against a Tory council candidate who had been canvassing, as she warned that social media was whipping up anger. Carla Hales, a music teacher
Metropolitan Police rejects MP’s call for a 'proactive' approach over allegations into Sir Philip Green
The Metropolitan Police has rejected an MP’s call to take a "proactive" approach to investigating alleged abuse by Sir Philip Green. Peter Kyle has criticised the force for its "lack of action" and asked
Only one in five Scottish voters support Nicola Sturgeon's demand this week for a second independence referendum within two years, according to an opinion poll showing declining support for separation.
To win the youth vote, the party might have a go at being Right-wing It’s rare, nowadays, to come across a Conservative who isn’t trying to be the next leader of the party. Theresa May has been an inspiration,
Cabinet ministers go public to deny leaking details of Huawei affair as Theresa May orders investigation
Two Cabinet ministers have publicly denied leaking details of the Huawei controversy as Theresa May launched a formal inquiry into the affair. Jeremy Hunt and Gavin Williamson both took the unusual step
At a time when the Tories and Labour cannot even agree on a Brexit strategy at a time of national crisis - how strange that both parties should suddenly be united on the issue of launching a criminal into
Theresa May's decision to give the green light to Huawei to help build Britain's 5G network is "appalling" and presents a significant security risk, a former head of MI6 has said. Sir Richard Dearlove
As the journalist who first reported on Theresa May's decision to give Huawei the green light to help build Britain's 5G network, I am acutely aware of the political repercussions. The involvement of in
If there is a more arrogant and dishonest national political figure at the moment than Lord Adonis of Camden Town, I am not aware of them. This Labour peer and pro-EU obsessive (I do not use the term has
Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, has said that a no deal Brexit must be avoided at all costs at a summit with European Union chiefs in Brussels. Mr Abe said that Japanese companies needed a predictable
Assaults on prison staff and inmates rose to a record high last year with almost 30 attacks on officers every day - equivalent to at least one an hour, Ministry of Justice (MoJ) figures reveal. The number
Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of ignoring "mounting evidence" from teachers, parents and academics that a reduction in school subject choice is damaging pupils' prospects. Four MSPs, including three
Children who have not been given the MMR vaccine could be excluded from school to prevent the spread of disease, the Health Secretary has suggested. Matt Hancock said he could not “rule out” the possibility
When Corbynista Jared O’Mara MP resigned from the Labour Party last July following an embarrassing and drawn out scandal, it was assumed that we’d heard the last of him. He had been a liability to Labour,
Usually when a politician refuses to give a straight answer, it’s frustrating. Occasionally, though, you don’t really mind. Because the refusal to give a straight answer tells you all you need to know.
Would the European Union allow a newly independent Scotland to rejoin the bloc after Brexit and what conditions would Brussels demand from Edinburgh. Nicola Sturgeon wants a Scottish independence referendum
Brexiteers must accept that the British Empire is dead and buried, a leading MEP has said, as he challenged Nigel Farage and his Brexit party to “bring it on” in next month's European elections. Philippe
Jeremy Wright, the Culture Secretary, has refused to rule out a criminal inquiry into the leak of a Government decision to allow Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei to work on the UK's new 5G mobile
In a party so ill-disciplined that top secret decisions like Huawei landing Britain’s 5G contract get leaked to the Telegraph, it is perhaps no wonder Government whips have had their work cut out of late.
Westminster is still paralysed by Brexit. Things might be a little less techy now that MPs have been able to have their first proper break since Christmas, but the fundamentals haven’t changed. There several
I’ve run a national campaign bringing Brexit supporters (and non-Brexit supporters!) together over a pint and a chat for over three years now, travelling up and down the country, from small seaside towns
Brexiteers must accept that the British Empire is dead and buried, a leading MEP has said before challenging Nigel Farage and his Brexit party to “bring it on” in May’s European elections. Philippe Lamberts,
Andrew Adonis is the yin to Nigel Farage's yang. The "Remain man", who duked it out with "Mr Brexit" in a titanic edition of Chopper's Brexit podcast, is such a staunch anti-Brexiteer that it seemed like
Climate change is not some theoretical future possibility – it is a present reality. The five warmest years in recorded history have been since 2010. Easter Monday was the hottest on record. This January,
Annunziata Rees-Mogg, the former Conservative turned Brexit Party candidate, has delivered a blistering warning to Theresa May and her colleagues. The sister of prominent Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg told Telegraph