Conservative Party

Pressure mounts on Tory peer who attended Tunisia conference with Corbyn as MPs demand he's expelled from the party

SENIOR Tory MPs today demanded the party expel a peer who attended the same anti-Israel conference as Jeremy Corbyn.<p>In a joint letter Robert Halfon …

UK Politics

Call for Boris Johnson to repay cost of Afghan trip | Financial Times

Labour has called for former foreign secretary Boris Johnson to refund taxpayers, after it emerged that an impromptu foreign trip to avoid a crucial …

Great Britain

Theresa May’s is the most divided Tory government of the post-war era

Theresa May has seen the most rebellious backbench MPs of any Tory government in the post war era, new research has found.<p>Since the election in 2017, at least one MP has rebelled against the Government in a quarter of parliamentary divisions.<p>This is the highest proportion of rebellions that any …

Great Britain

The key to understanding Jeremy Corbyn is that he’d rather be foreign secretary

There are calls for “Corbynism without Corbyn”: keeping his domestic agenda but discarding his foreign policy baggage.<p>Jeremy Corbyn and Binyamin …

Great Britain

The land of unicorns: How magical thinking conquered British politics

<b>By James Ferrow</b><p>What was once a serious country is now slipping slowly into Alice-in-Wonderland delusion. British politics has been invaded by the …

Great Britain

John Robson: Can you imagine Boris Johnson in a diversity class?

The prospect of former British foreign secretary and probable future prime minister Boris Johnson being sent to a re-education camp to learn to …

Boris Johnson

Hate crime on rise after Boris Johnson row

<b>by LAUREN CODLING</b><p>PRIME minister Theresa May has been cautioned against “whitewashing” any inquiries on former foreign secretary Boris Johnson’s …

Religion

Conservative mayor Andy Street condemns Tory hardline Brexiteers

Andy Street, the Conservative Mayor of the West Midlands, has said he is "frustrated" and "amazed" at the attitude of hardline Brexiteers in his own …

UK Politics

Communities chief calls for extra police resources after warning cuts are "devastating communities"

She is urging the Conservative Party to work with Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham to “keep our communities safe and give our police forces the …

Manchester

If Labour want to represent the millions who voted Leave, the party must halt the deselections of Frank Field and Kate Hoey

The Birkenhead and Vauxhall CLPs recently passed motions of no confidence in Labour MPs Frank Field and Kate Hoey, effectively deselecting the pair. …

Great Britain

The Great British Bake Off return date has been CONFIRMED

<b>The Great British Bake Off</b> fans need not worry, we won't have to wait too long until the next series is on our TVs! The date for the eagerly-awaited …

Entertainment (UK)

Chris Grayling’s attempt to blame the rail unions for fare rises won't work

Commuters anger will continue to be directed at substandard rail firms and an inept government.<p>The mere mention of Britain's railways is now enough …

Great Britain

Tory London mayor shortlist lacks big-name candidates | Financial Times

The Conservatives have one shot at preventing the re-election of London’s Labour mayor Sadiq Khan and they appear to be pinning their chances on …

Great Britain

The new recall power being used against Ian Paisley won’t work and doesn’t improve our democracy

Do you remember when David Cameron and Nick Clegg seemed fresh faced, untainted by “politics as usual”, and made plausible promises to clean up …

Great Britain

All the political parties make this mistake, but there is no word for it

Bothism?<p>There’s a tendency across all organisations – large and small, private and public – to, when faced with two sets of incompatible choices, to …

Great Britain

An early harbinger of democracy’s crises, Yascha Mounk explains how to save liberalism

The author says Brexit is “not an existential threat to the EU” but “what’s happening in Poland and Hungary is”.<p>Progressives once believed that the …

Opinion (UK)

Opinion: Brexit has reached a dead end

Brexit is on the negotiating table yet again in Brussels. With no alternative in sight, the UK is limping toward the day it will ultimately leave the …

Great Britain

Conditions are almost perfect for a snap election

He may well wonder: why not seek a mandate to tackle that Trump threat head on? The last time Canadians went to the polls in 2015, they were electing …

Canada

'Lay off Boris Johnson, and us for that matter'

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>A fellow Spectatorian is under enemy fire, and we all must rally around him, particularly because he has done nothing wrong and …

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson: is there really a grand plan behind his burqa comments?

Seeing a grand plan for power behind Boris Johnson’s “calculated outburst” on what women should wear is perhaps understandable, but possibly also …

UK Politics

Several injured after car smashes into barriers outside UK Parliament

London police have arrested a man who smashed his car into barriers outside London's parliament building. London police reported that a number of …

Extremism

Does Labour have an anti-Semitism problem?

Britons speak out about the anti-Semitism storm that has engulfed the UK's main opposition Labour Party.<p>Labour, under the leadership Jeremy Corbyn, a leftist, has spent more than two years at the centre of a row concerning the extent to which anti-Semitism exists in the party.<p>Many Corbyn supporters …

Israel

Britain's Boris Johnson may have finally crossed the line — or maybe it's just Boris being Boris

Ever since he was left dangling from a zip line stretching over a London park during the 2012 Olympics, it has been hard to take Boris Johnson too seriously.<p>With his floppy blond hair, disheveled suits and penchant for using inflammatory language, he cuts an unlikely political figure.<p>Yet, …

Boris Johnson

Transport Sec Chris Grayling urges rail bosses to cap pay demands

TRANSPORT Secretary Chris Grayling last night begged union bosses to help slam the brakes on rising fares – by capping wage demands.<p>Amid a fierce …

Great Britain

Tories' 'pitiful' new social housing strategy has no new money for building new homes

The Tories’ “pitiful” new social housing strategy fails to commit a "single extra penny" toward constructing new homes, campaigners have …

Housing

Former MP Eve Adams in crowded Ward 8 council race

A former Mississauga Tory MP is running for Hamilton council three years after leaving federal politics on the heels of a headline-grabbing …

UK Politics

Tuesday briefing: Labour and Tory turmoil over prejudice claims

Top story: ‘I was present but don’t think I was involved’<p>Hello on a Tuesday morning. It’s Warren Murray guiding you through the headlines.<p>The Conservative party this morning continues to grapple with the burqa row surrounding Boris Johnson – while the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, faces further …

World News

Is the structure of UK economy to blame for poor productivity? | Financial Times

Ten years into Britain’s productivity crisis and the finger of blame is increasingly being pointed at the structure of the economy.<p>With living …

Economics

Why you should probably ignore that interesting new poll

No, seriously.<p>Last week, a lot of people got very excited about a YouGov poll showing the Conservative Party breaking into a decisive four-point lead …

Great Britain

Introducing Britain’s new political party

LONDON — You don’t have to spend long in Westminster before you hear someone talking about the possibility a new political party emerging in the …

UK Politics