Conservative Party

EU presidents say UK can still change mind on Brexit

The European Union has offered the United Kingdom to change its mind about Brexit. British Prime Minister Theresa May, however, refused.<p>European …

Brexit

Tory MP promoted by Theresa May to role increasing party's youth appeal said unemployed people should have vasectomies

An MP who was appointed by Theresa May to improve the Conservative's youth appeal has called for the unemployed to have vasectomies.<p>Ben Bradley, who …

Iain Duncan Smith

Back Brexit law or risk chaos, May's Conservatives tell lawmakers

© Reuters. Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May, joins Sutton and Cheam Member of Parliament, Paul Scully, as he campaigns for the forthcoming …

Brexit

Tories risk sending out ‘really strange message’ on human rights

<b>The Conservative Party would send out ‘a really strange message’ if it does not incorporate the EU charter of fundamental rights into UK law after</b> …

Brexit

Green Shoots Of Recovery: Why The Conservatives Are Embracing The Environment

Conservation is at the heart of the conservative philosophy - for too long the Tories have not been vocal enough<p>POOL New / Reuters<p>Last week, the …

UK Politics

Ahead of UK summit, Macron visits migrants in port of Calais

© Reuters. French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech during the traditional New Year ceremony at the Cour de Cassation, France's highest …

Emmanuel Macron

Who is Rachel Johnson? Journalist and Boris Johnson's sister who is in Celebrity Big Brother 2018

Appearing on reality TV shows seems to be the Johnson family's new favourite thing.<p>Following Stanley Johnson 's stint in the I'm A Celebrity jungle, …

Boris Johnson

UK government questioned over Carillion contracts after profit warnings

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's government is under pressure from opposition parties to explain why ministers awarded construction company Carillion 1.3 billion pounds ($1.8 billion) of new contracts after it was known to be in financial difficulty.<p>Carillion collapsed on Monday in one of Britain's …

Brexit

Press freedom groups urge PM to repeal Section 40 cost penalties legislation

Two press freedom groups have written to the Prime Minister calling for the urgent repeal of legislation that would make newspapers pay all court …

Censorship

First minister Nicola Sturgeon says staying in single market the only sensible option for Scotland

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says a so-called "no deal" Brexit without a trade agreement would cost Scotland's economy 14 billion euros (12.7 billion UK pounds) a year.<p>The analysis commissioned by Scottish Government sets out three different Brexit outcomes on GDP, trade and …

Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn Refuses To Rule Out Supporting Second EU Referendum

Labour leader repeats 'incorrect' claim leaving the EU means leaving the single market.<p>Jeremy Corbyn has refused to rule out backing a second …

Brexit

Britain will no longer fund the good works foreign governments can fund themselves

Britain is a development superpower. The work we do - the breadth, depth and quality of it, the soft power we wield and the contribution we make to the health, wealth and prosperity of the UK and the world - should be a source of uncontroversial national pride.<p>Many Brits feel that pride - but not …

Theresa May

We must all show respect, says JAMES CLEVERLY MP

AT the Copeland by-election early last year, Trudy Harrison was a well-known and well-liked local candidate.

Theresa May

Conservative Party chairman Brandon Lewis thinks gifs can rally voters in digital General Election battle with Labour

The Conservative party are turning to gifs to rally online support for the party as its newly installed chairman said "shy Tories" were failing to …

UK Politics

Brexit is an electrifying moment for renewing the NHS

To heal the divisions of the Brexit referendum it is vital that we recast Brexit as an inspiring moment of electrifying and comprehensive national …

Referendums

Give our NHS the cash it needs NOW: 12 trade unions in unprecedented plea to Jeremy Hunt for emergency funds

Health unions are joining forces to make a desperate plea to Jeremy Hunt to give the NHS an emergency funding boost.<p>In an unprecedented joint letter, …

Brexit

Why my generation must not be scared of saying they’re Tory

The new Tory vice-chair for youth explains how the party hopes to attract a new generation<p>Young people are getting involved in politics like never before – and it is important that we are responsive to their needs and build a country that works for them as well as everyone else. Last year’s general …

Referendums

Sturgeon sees 'golden' chance to argue for UK to remain in single market

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Party leader Nicola Sturgeon speaks at the Scottish National Party's conference in Aberdeen, Scotland<p>EDINBURGH (Reuters) - …

Brexit

Sadiq Khan speech interrupted by protesters

Speaking at a Fabian Society event earlier, the Mayor of London was interrupted by a group of protesters.<p>The protesters announced they had come to perform a "citizen's arrest" on Sadiq Khan.<p>When the protesters were removed from the venue, the mayor said, "at least I didn't get given a P45" - a …

Sadiq Khan

Brexit shockwaves hit the NHS

LONDON — After Brexit, prepare for the next U.K. revolution — in Britain’s cherished public healthcare system.<p>With health leaders this winter all but …

Brexit

German coalition parties agree to start negotiations

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Conservative Party have struck a deal with Social Democrat rivals to open government coalition talks.<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Conservative Party have struck a deal with Social Democrat rivals to open government coalition talks.<p>The attempt to …

Greece

Mrs May Is Trying To Build The Conservative Party Of The Future

The main beneficiary will not be her, but the party’s next leader<p>POOL New / Reuters<p>The Prime Minister’s latest reshuffle was less about changing the …

Brexit

The Kids Are Alright

As a rather disenfranchised member of the Conservative Party I had hoped for, though not expected, a bold reshuffle<p>Stefan Rousseau - PA Images via …

Brexit

Plastic-free supermarkets in Britain? Theresa May floats idea as part of green agenda.

LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May wants to set Britain’s food free: to sit in produce bins without plastic packaging or rest in butchers’ cases without a cling-wrap coating.<p>The goal of “plastic-free” supermarket aisles was just one of the proposals put forth by May<br>on Thursday in a wide-ranging …

World News

Theresa May, charging us for plastic won't make up for those awful Tory environmental policies you're keeping quiet about

Theresa May’s speech on the environment today, which comes hot on the heels of internal polling by the Tories showing that they are seen as “not …

Environment

The Tories need a broader membership if they are to survive

AN EX-SOLDIER who plays the ukulele, a 28-year-old from Derbyshire and a woman who grew up in Lagos may not sound like typical Tory MPs. Yet they …

Economics

The Tories’ grip on power will remain tenuous while Theresa May refuses to groom a successor

The reshuffle did nothing to replenish the supplies of possible post-May candidates from either the right or left of the Conservative Party.<p>Justine …

Brexit

Next Conservative leader 'could be Damian Hinds or Gavin Williamson' says Gove

The prediction came from education secretary Michael Gove.<p>They may not be household names just yet, but the new education and defence secretaries …

Referendums

UK to cut plastic waste in three decades

British Prime Minister Theresa May says she'll eradicate avoidable plastic waste by 2042, as part of a "national plan of action" she hopes will show …

Sustainability

Jeremy Corbyn ally Chris Willimason quits Labour frontbench

The Derby North MP, who served as shadow fire minister, promised to continue to "loyally support" Mr Corbyn as he announced his surprise decision to …

Referendums