Priti Patel

Carillion Goes Bust: George Osborne Mocked For Old Tweet Boasting About 'Long-Term Economic Plan'

Ex-Chancellor's blames civil servants in Evening Standard editorial.<p>JUSTIN TALLIS via Getty Images<p>George Osborne, now editor of the London Evening …

Brexit

Poorer countries must 'put their hands in their pockets': UK warns of cuts to aid

Development secretary Penny Mordaunt says Britain will cut payments if nations do not invest in their own people<p>Britain will cut foreign aid to developing countries if they fail to invest in their own people, the international development secretary has said.<p>Penny Mordaunt said the British …

Remain campaigners cleared of EU referendum spending breach by watchdog after complaint by Brexiteer Priti Patel

Remain campaigners have been cleared of overspending during the EU referendum campaign by the official elections watchdog.<p>Former Cabinet minister and …

Referendums

Penny Mordaunt under fire for pledging to spend UK foreign aid in 'national interest' not just to help world's poorest

A vow to spend Britain’s foreign aid in “the national interest”, rather than simply to help the world’s poorest people, has triggered criticism of …

Foreign Aid

Who are the current Cabinet ministers and who also attends Cabinet meetings?

<b>The Prime Minister reshuffled her cabinet ministers last week following resignations from a new number of key figures.</b><p>The changes, which will be …

Brexit

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

Theresa May can rally her troops, but the Tory party is dying on its feet

The botched reshuffle is a short term fix for the Conservatives, who haven’t even begun to address the structural problems they face<p>In all the noise surrounding this week’s reshuffle, one sound in particular has been unmistakable: that of rising Tory angst about the party’s future. It might be …

Opinion (UK)

UK government to publish new code of conduct for ministers

Rewriting of code to cover inappropriate, bullying or harassing behaviour follows wave of ministerial departures<p>The government is to publish a revised version of the code of conduct for ministers, beefing up sections on harassment and inappropriate behaviour, and ensuring overseas meetings are …

Downing Street

Referendum Spending Is A Murky World When It Should Be Crystal Clear

NurPhoto via Getty Images<p><b>Negotiations on the UK’s exit from the European Union will dominate much of the political agenda this year. But 18 months on</b> …

Brexit

Government updates code of conduct following harassment allegations

The Government is updating its code of conduct for ministers covering inappropriate bullying or harassing behaviour, and the requirement to report …

Downing Street

UK parliament staff 'make 160 online porn requests daily'

More than 24,000 requests to access porn websites were made from within the UK parliament in late 2017, data shows. The report comes as the British …

Brexit

Theresa May to wield axe in brutal Cabinet reshuffle

Theresa May is going to carry out a Cabinet reshuffle on Monday – with reports that a number of senior ministers are going to get the axe.<p>The PM has …

Brexit

Blog Archive » Why TMay should wait to reshuffle her cabinet

There is a good reason why PMs do not reshuffle only 6 months after a GE<p>One of the easier predictions I thought I’d made in a twitter string earlier …

Brexit

Starved of skilled chefs, Britain is facing a chicken tikka masala crisis

In 2001, foreign secretary Robin Cook declared chicken tikka masala as Britain’s national dish, putting a stamp of official approval to the country’s first foray into the exotic foods aisle—the curry. While the past 16 years have seen curry remain something of a staple, the industry propping it up …

Chicken Tikka Masala

As Liam Fox and Priti Patel moan about bias against Brexit, I'm left wondering if Brexiteers will ever be satisfied

Will the Brexiteers ever be satisfied? It seems not. Liam Fox, the International Trade Secretary, complains that unpatriotic Remoaners would “rather …

Brexit

Theresa May torn over timing of Jeremy Hunt's promotion because of worsening NHS crisis

Theresa May is considering delaying a promotion for Jeremy Hunt when she reshuffles her Cabinet next week because of the worsening winter crisis in the NHS, The Daily Telegraph understands.<p>Mrs May wants the Health Secretary to take over the role of de facto deputy prime minister vacated by Damian …

Brexit

Toby Young quotes on breasts, eugenics and working class people

Key quotes and tweets behind the backlash against the ex-journalist’s appointment to new university watchdog<p>Toby Young’s appointment to the board of the new university watchdog, the Office for Students, has sparked controversy since it was announced on 1 January. The free-schools advocate has …

Claudia Winkleman

Remain campaigners colluded to flout EU vote spending rules, Priti Patel claims

Former Cabinet minister Priti Patel has accused Remain campaigners of colluding to flout rules on spending during the referendum on Britain's future …

Referendums

Live: Manchester breaking news - Tuesday, January 2

Welcome to the Manchester Evening News breaking news service.<p>We’ll be making sure that you are the first to know what’s happening across the Greater …

Manchester

Foreign aid to be shifted to support UK policy, Johnson says

<b>The UK's aid budget will be shifted to projects that promote its interests, the foreign secretary has said.</b><p>Boris Johnson said the money will be "more sensibly distributed" to support foreign policy aims such as denying safe havens to Islamist terrorists.<p>His comments came as Penny Mordaunt, the …

Boris Johnson

New Year Cabinet reshuffle on the cards as pressure on May continues

A New Year reshuffle of Theresa May's top team is looking increasingly likely as the embattled Prime Minister continues to face down pressure over …

Chris Grayling

May Plans Cabinet Shake-Up With Five Ministers Going, Times Says

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is planning to make major changes to her cabinet in the new year, possibly sacking as many as five ministers, …

Brexit

2017: The year Theresa May's opponents took back control

Labour, the EU and Tory rebels all outwitted a humiliated Prime Minister.<p>At the dawn of 2017, Theresa May dreamt of becoming the first Conservative …

Brexit

2017: Political miscalculations and misplaced blame

2017 was the year the West’s racist chickens came home to roost.<p>In British politics, much of the year was about dealing with the Brexit earthquake …

Black Culture

From Meghan Markle’s dating diary to Priti Patel’s flight: satirists take on the news

Coco Khan, Stuart Heritage and Morwenna Ferrier dive into 2017 as part of our comedy look at the year<p>• Read more from the satire special<p>How is Meghan Markle settling in to the UK? Morwenna Ferrier has a snoop<p><b>Dear Diary</b><p>Moving into Harry’s cottage next week. Can’t wait. It’s too cute! Need to get a …

Zimbabwe Defence Forces

'Lost without her system operators': a year in the life of the Maybot

John Crace charts an extraordinary 12 months for Theresa May as part of our satirical look back at 2017<p>• Read more from the satire special<p>“The Enemies of the People”, aka the supreme court, rule that parliament should have a vote on triggering article 50. Theresa May is outraged. She hadn’t taken …

Brexit

I'm a leadership contender, get me out of here! A Tory TV takeover

The Tories have takeover plans for the reality TV schedule, as imagined by Liam Williams as part of our satirical look back at the year<p>• Read more from the satire special<p><i>Email from Elisabeth St Auburn (head of youth comms, Conservative party) to Elizabeth Moatley-Graves (special adviser to the …

Jacob Rees-Mogg

25 pictures that sum up a truly crazy year in UK politics

2017 was yet another eventful year for UK politics.<p>The utter rollercoaster of Brexit negotiations get underway; we witnessed a historic by-election; changes in party leadership; dramatic Cabinet resignations and of course a snap general election, which produced one of the most shocking results in …

U.S. Politics

Theresa May Is Making A Total Mess Of Brexit

Theresa May’s terrible year is coming to a terrible end. In yet another blow to the “weak and wobbly” UK Prime Minister, the Labour peer Andrew Adonis has resigned from his post as Chair of the UK’s National Infrastructure Commission.<p>So what, you might say. The UK Parliament’s second chamber is not …

Brexit

2017 Was the Year Politicians Met Their Own Mediocrity

History handed the political class a chance to step up, and nobody did.<p>Knowing the breadth of the German language, there's probably a word somewhere in their dictionary that means "he who fears that one day he will have to deal with something as important as his job title suggests he should".<p>This …

Jacob Rees-Mogg