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2019 Articles

Philip Hammond rules out running for Treasury committee chair
Philip Hammond rules out running for Treasury committee chair
Former chancellor Philip Hammond has ruled out making a bid for the vacant position of chair of the Treasury select committee, City [...]
July 25, 2019
Boris Johnson takes aim at Brussels in fresh Brexit battle
Boris Johnson takes aim at Brussels in fresh Brexit battle
Boris Johnson fired the first shots in a new Brexit battle with the EU on Thursday, just hours into his first full [...]
July 25, 2019
Boris Johnson assembles his quickfire cabinet
Boris Johnson assembles his quickfire cabinet
Boris Johnson oversaw one of the most brutal cabinet culls in UK political history tonight, replacing a string of big-name [...]
July 24, 2019
Boris Johnson promises Brexit on 31 October 'no ifs no buts' in first speech as Prime Minister
Boris Johnson promises Brexit on 31 October 'no ifs no buts' in first speech as Prime Minister
Boris Johnson threw down the gauntlet to Brussels in his first speech as Prime Minister as he vowed to take [...]
July 24, 2019
Boris Johnson set to name new Cabinet after meeting with the Queen
Boris Johnson set to name new Cabinet after meeting with the Queen
Boris Johnson will officially become Prime Minister on Wednesday afternoon after meeting the Queen at Buckingham Palace. It was revealed [...]
July 23, 2019
Boris Johnson must be brave enough to disappoint some of his backers
Boris Johnson must be brave enough to disappoint some of his backers
Boris Johnson’s victory in the Conservative leadership race was never in doubt, and in truth neither was the scale of [...]
July 23, 2019
Countdown to Brexit: What Boris Johnson must do in his first 100 days as Prime Minister
Countdown to Brexit: What Boris Johnson must do in his first 100 days as Prime Minister
The political world has thrown up some unexpected events in recent years, but Boris Johnson failing to win the Conservative [...]
July 23, 2019
Iran guilty of piracy, Jeremy Hunt claims
Iran guilty of piracy, Jeremy Hunt claims
Jeremy Hunt accused Iran of “state piracy” yesterday as he announced the UK was shunning the US in favour of [...]
July 22, 2019
Tory rebels vote with Labour in bid to prevent a no-deal Brexit
Tory rebels vote with Labour in bid to prevent a no-deal Brexit
Rebel Tory MPs helped defeat their own government today in a bid to stop the next Prime Minister suspending parliament [...]
July 18, 2019
Theresa May slams uncompromising populists in final major speech as PM
Theresa May slams uncompromising populists in final major speech as PM
Theresa May hit out at the growing “uncompromising absolutism” of politics as she reflected on her failure to deliver Brexit [...]
July 17, 2019
Philip Hammond says it is 'terrifying' Jacob Rees-Mogg is close to being in the next government
Philip Hammond says it is 'terrifying' Jacob Rees-Mogg is close to being in the next government
Philip Hammond has warned it is “terrifying” that leading Brexiter Jacob Rees-Mogg will have influence in a future government during [...]
July 17, 2019
Boris Johnson considering suspending parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit
Boris Johnson considering suspending parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit
Boris Johnson is considering shutting down parliament at the end of October to stop MPs blocking a no-deal Brexit. According [...]
July 16, 2019
Theresa May slams Donald Trump's 'go back home' remarks as 'completely unacceptable'
Theresa May slams Donald Trump's 'go back home' remarks as 'completely unacceptable'
Theresa May believes it is “completely unacceptable” for Donald Trump to tell four congresswomen of colour to “go back” from [...]
July 15, 2019
Jeremy Corbyn's office DID assess antisemitism complaints, whistleblowers tell BBC Panorama
Jeremy Corbyn's office DID assess antisemitism complaints, whistleblowers tell BBC Panorama
Batches of antisemitism complaints were assessed by staff working in Jeremy Corbyn’s office – despite claims the Labour leader and [...]
July 10, 2019