David Lidington

Who is David Lidington, his Brexit views and his TWO University Challenge wins

It’s all change at Westminster right now, with a number of high-profile resignations including Boris Johnson and David Davis.<p>Differences of opinion …

Great Britain

UK must be able to diverge from EU on services after Brexit - minister | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s vast services industry must be able to diverge from European Union rules after Brexit because there is a risk of “unwelcome measures” that may undermine the sector, Cabinet Office minister David Lidington said on Wednesday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Britain's Minister for the Cabinet …

Downing Street

Who won PMQs? Emily Thornberry provides the chuckles but chucks away a golden opportunity

Emily Thornberry, standing in for Jeremy Corbyn, should have been relishing this moment.<p>With the Tories in meltdown, Boris Johnson resigning and the …

UK Politics

PMQs: Brexit, tame questions and the Chuckle Brothers all on the agenda as deputies step in

The Telegraph's Asa Bennett, discusses a Brexit-dominated PMQs as Conservative and Labour deputies, David Lidington and Emily Thornberry, go head-to-head in the House of Commons.

Great Britain

PMQs: Lidington and Thornberry on England World Cup flags

England's semi-final World Cup game gave frontbenchers a chance of knockabout humour at prime minister's questions, although it lacked a PM as Theresa May was at the Nato summit in Brussels<p>David Lidington referenced Emily Thornberry infamous 2014 tweet about St George's flags in the Rochester and …

UK Politics

Peter Carington | 1919-2018: British statesman served Churchill, Thatcher

LONDON — Peter Carington, a long-serving British politician who was the last survivor of Prime Minister Winston Churchill's government, has died. He …

Great Britain

Our Brexit solution will enable us to take back control | David Lidington

Making sure Brexit works for the whole United Kingdom has been a priority for the government from the very start. It is why we made strengthening the Union one of our objectives for the negotiations. It is also why we have been assiduous in sharing and discussing our plans with the devolved …

Great Britain

Media banned from Capita AGM despite Government calls for transparency

Capita was left red-faced on Tuesday after it barred journalists from its annual general meeting just one day after the Government said private companies providing public services needed to be more transparent.<p>Jon Lewis, Capita’s chief executive, said the company had changed its policy on allowing …

Business

Taking lessons from Carillion, Britain toughens outsourcer rules

© Reuters. A worker walks along a crane on Carillion's Midland Metropolitan Hospital construction site in Smethwick<p>By Elisabeth O'Leary<p>(Reuters) - …

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When Carillion, one of the Government’s major suppliers, went into liquidation in January, it represented a significant risk to some core public services. But the Government’s robust response ensured that services continued uninterrupted: the hospitals were cleaned; the school meals were served; …

Downing Street

Cabinet minister David Lidington says UK wants 'closest possible' security cooperation with EU after Brexit

The UK is seeking the “closest possible cooperation agreement” with Europe on security and foreign policy when it leaves the bloc, cabinet minister …

Great Britain

Isabel Hardman's Sunday Interviews Roundup - 10/06/18

Isabel Hardman is here with the best of Sunday's political interviews. Highlights today come from Sir Keir Starmer, Dominic Raab, David Lidington, …

Keir Starmer

Britain will not ask for longer Brexit transition period - minister

© Reuters. Britain's Minister for the Cabinet Office David Lidington arrives in Downing Street, London<p>LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will not ask for an …

Great Britain

Britain will not ask for longer Brexit transition period - minister | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will not ask for an extension to the near-two year transition period with the European Union after Brexit when the government publishes its new detailed plans next month, Cabinet Office minister David Lidington said on Wednesday.<p>Britain's Minister for the Cabinet Office …

Great Britain

Who is on Question Time tonight? Dominic Raab, Diane Abbott, Bernard Hogan-Howe, Aditya Chakrabortty and Camilla Cavendish

QUESTION TIME continues tonight - with a fresh panel ready to debate the biggest issues of the week.<p>Here is who is on the show tonight and what time …

Celebrity (UK)

David Lidington appeals to Nicola Sturgeon to help deliver orderly Brexit despite no powers deal

Theresa May’s deputy has appealed to SNP ministers to work with the Government to deliver an orderly Brexit despite there appearing to be little prospect of a deal on what happens to powers repatriated from Brussels.<p>David Lidington, the Cabinet Office Minister, urged the Scottish Government to …

Great Britain

Senior British Official visits Ireland, north and south

A senior member of Theresa May's cabinet will meet business representatives on both sides of the border today.<p>David Lidington, the UK's Minister for …

Great Britain

Chopper's Brexit Podcast Episode 43: Andrea Leadsom defies David Lidington and John Bercow to say Big Ben must bong on Brexit Day 2019

Brexit day in 12 months' time should be marked by “huge celebrations” and the sounding of Big Ben, a leading Eurosceptic Cabinet minister says today.<p>The remarks by Andrea Leadsom, the Leader of the House of Commons, put her at odds with John Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons and David …

Great Britain

May’s Next Brexit Headache Is Trying to Keep Scotland Happy

<i>Follow</i> <i>@Brexit on Twitter, join our Facebook group and sign up to our Brexit Bulletin.</i><p>No sooner does Theresa May put one Brexit dilemma to rest than …

Conservative Party

Brexit is already raising tough questions about the unity of the United Kingdom itself - and we need answers

Brexit has focussed attention – almost obsessively – on several ongoing dramas: on the negotiations between the UK and the EU; on the shifting …

Great Britain

Guy Verhofstadt to meet Theresa May, David Davis, David Lidington and Amber Rudd as government receives fresh warning over mutual recognition plans

European Parliament's Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt is to meet with a number of senior ministers today - following a fresh warning for Theresa …

Great Britain

Theresa May Tells Donald Trump She Has 'Deep Concern' About Tariffs Threat

Prime minister phones US President amid warnings of a 'trade war'.<p>Theresa May has told Donald Trump she has “deep concern” about his plan to impose …

Donald Trump

May Secures Uneasy Brexit Truce Among Conservatives

Theresa May’s latest speech on Britain leaving the European Union seems to have secured an uneasy truce between the pro- and anti-Brexit wings of her …

Philip Hammond

Trade Wars Are Bad and Hard to Win, U.K. Tells Trump

The U.K. has “deep concern” about the U.S. plan to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, and negotiated accords are better, Prime Minister …

Economics

Tory MPs Should Not Get Free Vote On Brexit Deal, Says David Lidington

Sir John Major has demanded MPs be free from party Whip.<p>PA Wire/PA Images<p>Theresa May should not give MPs a free vote on her Brexit deal, one of her …

Great Britain

Prime Minister's Questions: The key bits and the verdict

<b>Theresa May went head-to-head with Jeremy Corbyn in the House of Commons. Here's what happened.</b><p>Jeremy Corbyn asked about Brexit for the second week in a row. Now that he has set out his position on the customs union he sees this as suddenly more fertile ground for Labour, mocking Mrs May's claim to …

Great Britain

Brexit must not be used as an excuse to break up the UK argues Theresa May's deputy David Lidington

Brexit must not be used as an excuse to break up the UK, Cabinet minister David Lidington warned in a speech today.<p>The Prime Minister's deputy says …

Great Britain

Brexit law 'will strengthen devolution', claims UK minister

<b>Changes to a proposed Brexit law on the return of powers from Brussels will "strengthen and enhance" devolution, a UK government minister has pledged.</b><p>The Welsh and Scottish governments have claimed the EU (Withdrawal) Bill amounts to a Whitehall "power grab".<p>Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington …

Great Britain

UK Minister's 'warning' to SNP over devolved EU powers

<b>A senior UK minister is to warn the Scottish government it could cause the British economy to become "disjointed".</b><p>Cabinet minister David Lidington said negotiations could be damaged if a successful deal is not reached over the return of EU powers to Holyrood after Brexit.<p>The MP will stress the need …

Great Britain

Brexit today - LIVE: Theresa May and senior ministers arrive at Chequers for 'war cabinet' meeting to decide on UK's future relationship with EU

Welcome to today's live coverage of another big Brexit day, as ministers (hope to) decide the Government's position ahead of the second round of …

Jacob Rees-Mogg