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Investigators in England raid two homes over leaking of Matt Hancock CCTV
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Investigators in England raid two homes over leaking of Matt Hancock CCTV

Jul 15th 2021, 4:32 PM 20,097 Views 3 Comments

Hancock resigned from the Cabinet after footage showed him kissing an aide in his departmental office.

Boris Johnson is plotting a Tory by-election raid as the UK braces for 'Super Thursday'
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Boris Johnson is plotting a Tory by-election raid as the UK braces for 'Super Thursday'

May 6th 2021, 6:15 AM 19,375 Views 22 Comments

Voters will have their say on councils, mayors and regional parliaments across the UK.

Theresa May criticises Boris Johnson for appointing key security advisor with 'no proven expertise'
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Theresa May criticises Boris Johnson for appointing key security advisor with 'no proven expertise'

Jun 30th 2020, 4:43 PM 16,125 Views 5 Comments

Sir Mark Sedwill had stepped down from his role in the UK government amid reports of clashes with Johnson’s chief advisor Dominic Cummings.

'Scotland can't be imprisoned': Tories facing showdown over refusal to back new independence vote
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'Scotland can't be imprisoned': Tories facing showdown over refusal to back new independence vote

Dec 15th 2019, 4:43 PM 28,732 Views 48 Comments

The Conservatives have said they will “absolutely” not hold another independence referendum in Scotland.

'A powerful new mandate': What does the UK election mean for Brexit?
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'A powerful new mandate': What does the UK election mean for Brexit?

Updated Dec 13th 2019, 10:25 AM 9,107 Views 11 Comments

The majority for the Conservatives means that Brexit looks set to become a reality.

Boris Johnson has led the Tories to a thumping victory. Here's everything you need to know
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Boris Johnson has led the Tories to a thumping victory. Here's everything you need to know

Dec 13th 2019, 6:00 AM 58,925 Views 74 Comments

It was an exhaustive night of counting and a momentous election for the future of the UK.

BBC and ITV journalists apologise over reports that Tory advisor was punched by Labour activist
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BBC and ITV journalists apologise over reports that Tory advisor was punched by Labour activist

Dec 9th 2019, 7:04 PM 24,989 Views 34 Comments

A claim that a Tory advisor was punched turned out not to be the case.

Johnson pledges to bring Brexit deal back to Parliament next month as 'Christmas present'
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Johnson pledges to bring Brexit deal back to Parliament next month as 'Christmas present'

Nov 24th 2019, 10:39 AM 8,833 Views 27 Comments

The British PM said he wants people “to enjoy their festive-season free from the seemingly unending Brexit box-set drama”.

Police probe into claims Tories offering Brexit Party candidates incentives to pull out of election race
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Police probe into claims Tories offering Brexit Party candidates incentives to pull out of election race

Nov 16th 2019, 2:34 PM 11,611 Views 15 Comments

Nigel Farage has claimed he’s been repeatedly offered a seat in the House of Lords to “go quietly”.

Explainer: A basic guide to how voting works in the UK (and why Brexit has changed the game)
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Explainer: A basic guide to how voting works in the UK (and why Brexit has changed the game)

Nov 16th 2019, 11:01 AM 10,084 Views 3 Comments

It’s as much about Leave/Remain as Left/Right.

Disgraced MP embroiled in sexting scandal replaced as election candidate - by his estranged wife
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Disgraced MP embroiled in sexting scandal replaced as election candidate - by his estranged wife

Nov 14th 2019, 7:23 AM 27,994 Views 19 Comments

Andrew Griffiths said he would support the new candidate. His wife Kate said she wouldn’t be taking up his offer.

Rough start for Tory campaign: A controversial video, a resignation and Grenfell outrage
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Rough start for Tory campaign: A controversial video, a resignation and Grenfell outrage

Nov 6th 2019, 12:57 PM 25,150 Views 19 Comments

The campaign will focus on ‘getting Brexit done’, but the party has some internal issues to sort out first.

Another showdown for Johnson in the Commons as Labour plots to hijack PM's plans
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Another showdown for Johnson in the Commons as Labour plots to hijack PM's plans

Oct 21st 2019, 6:57 AM 18,766 Views 11 Comments

The prime minister believes he has the numbers to push his withdrawal agreement through parliament.

Road blocks, protests and a hard border: UK's Northern Ireland plans 'likely to prove unsustainable'
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Road blocks, protests and a hard border: UK's Northern Ireland plans 'likely to prove unsustainable'

Sep 12th 2019, 7:33 AM 25,589 Views 22 Comments

Businesses in the North are likely to face an immediate adverse effect from a no-deal, according to the Yellowhammer documents.

Ruth Davidson urges MPs to 'vote for a deal' as she resigns as Scottish Tory leader
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Ruth Davidson urges MPs to 'vote for a deal' as she resigns as Scottish Tory leader

Aug 29th 2019, 10:57 AM 24,939 Views 26 Comments

She is to remain on as an MSP until 2021.

Explainer: How likely is an early election in the UK and when is it likely to happen?
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Explainer: How likely is an early election in the UK and when is it likely to happen?

Aug 15th 2019, 8:00 PM 15,721 Views 8 Comments

Will he? Won’t he?

No 'Boris bounce' as Tories lose key by-election with parliamentary majority cut to just one MP
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No 'Boris bounce' as Tories lose key by-election with parliamentary majority cut to just one MP

Aug 2nd 2019, 7:11 AM 37,747 Views 53 Comments

A previously safe seat, the Conservatives lost out to the Liberal Democrats in Brecon and Radnorshire.

'Mad in England': How does the world see Boris Johnson?
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'Mad in England': How does the world see Boris Johnson?

Jul 24th 2019, 6:00 AM 29,127 Views 23 Comments

The international impression of Johnson has evolved from simply an eccentric mayor to a symbol of Brexit Britain.

As Conservatives get their postal ballots, some members have been getting two
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As Conservatives get their postal ballots, some members have been getting two

Jul 6th 2019, 4:11 PM 12,248 Views 21 Comments

BBC News reported that more than 1,000 people had received multiple voting forms.

Here are the key dates in the Tory leadership race and the UK's road to Brexit
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Here are the key dates in the Tory leadership race and the UK's road to Brexit

Jun 22nd 2019, 7:31 AM 13,032 Views 17 Comments

There should be a new PM in a month’s time but the Brexit schedule is still anyone’s guess.

UK minister suspended after grabbing female climate protester by the neck
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UK minister suspended after grabbing female climate protester by the neck

Updated Jun 21st 2019, 11:40 AM 64,091 Views 295 Comments

Mark Field has said he “acted instinctively” when he saw the woman and feared she may be armed.

And then there were three: Javid eliminated from Tory race as Johnson remains Prime Minister-in-waiting
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And then there were three: Javid eliminated from Tory race as Johnson remains Prime Minister-in-waiting

Jun 20th 2019, 1:10 PM 16,554 Views 24 Comments

Michael Gove and Jeremy Hunt are also still in the running.

Talk of backroom deals and 'lending' votes as Tory contest shrouded in smoke and mirrors
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Talk of backroom deals and 'lending' votes as Tory contest shrouded in smoke and mirrors

Jun 20th 2019, 9:13 AM 13,218 Views 18 Comments

Today we’ll see the final two chosen after two more votes.

Rory Stewart eliminated from Conservative leadership contest as race begins to tighten
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Rory Stewart eliminated from Conservative leadership contest as race begins to tighten

Jun 19th 2019, 6:12 PM 27,524 Views 80 Comments

It comes following a third round of voting by conservative MPs today.

Health secretary Matt Hancock withdraws from Tory leadership race
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Health secretary Matt Hancock withdraws from Tory leadership race

Jun 14th 2019, 11:30 AM 12,420 Views 10 Comments

Hancock received just 20 votes in the first ballot of 313 Tory MPs.

Boris Johnson surges to top of the table as Conservative MPs vote for leader
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Boris Johnson surges to top of the table as Conservative MPs vote for leader

Updated Jun 13th 2019, 1:17 PM 28,194 Views 71 Comments

Three candidates have been eliminated.

The race is on: Tories confirm 10 candidates to succeed Theresa May
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The race is on: Tories confirm 10 candidates to succeed Theresa May

Updated Jun 10th 2019, 6:07 PM 18,272 Views 26 Comments

Nominations closed at 5pm today.

Tory contender Hunt claims Angela Merkel told him EU is willing to renegotiate Brexit deal
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Tory contender Hunt claims Angela Merkel told him EU is willing to renegotiate Brexit deal

Jun 9th 2019, 1:34 PM 16,927 Views 29 Comments

The Irish government has repeatedly stated the withdrawal agreement would not be reopened.

Tory party tweaks rules to slim down leadership race as contenders prepare for TV debate
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Tory party tweaks rules to slim down leadership race as contenders prepare for TV debate

Jun 5th 2019, 6:17 PM 17,276 Views 21 Comments

Channel 4 will host a TV debate on 16 June.

Grassroots Tories will have a huge role to play in choosing their next leader - here's how the contest works
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Grassroots Tories will have a huge role to play in choosing their next leader - here's how the contest works

May 24th 2019, 5:52 PM 12,718 Views 16 Comments

Following Theresa May’s departure, how will the Conservative Party choose its leader?

Can anyone beat Boris? Here are the favourites to succeed Theresa May
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Can anyone beat Boris? Here are the favourites to succeed Theresa May

May 24th 2019, 11:38 AM 22,752 Views 48 Comments

All of them want Brexit but who will be the next Conservative party leader?

Farage claims 'will of the people' is for UK to crash out with no deal as his Brexit party soars in polls
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Farage claims 'will of the people' is for UK to crash out with no deal as his Brexit party soars in polls

May 12th 2019, 2:01 PM 71,642 Views 144 Comments

The Conservatives, meanwhile, look set for a battering at the polls this month.

'A simple message': Conservatives and Labour take serious hit in UK local elections
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'A simple message': Conservatives and Labour take serious hit in UK local elections

May 3rd 2019, 4:30 PM 25,236 Views 77 Comments

More than 200 of the 248 English councils have now announced their results.

Brexplainer: How are the British parties shaping up for the controversial EU elections?
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Brexplainer: How are the British parties shaping up for the controversial EU elections?

Apr 24th 2019, 6:10 AM 15,704 Views 14 Comments

There’s a small chance they won’t actually take part, but this is getting more and more unlikely.

Theresa May says she had to reach out to Labour or risk letting Brexit 'slip through our fingers'
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Theresa May says she had to reach out to Labour or risk letting Brexit 'slip through our fingers'

Apr 7th 2019, 5:08 PM 16,751 Views 18 Comments

In a video posted on Twitter, a smiling Prime Minister said she had to look for compromise from the opposition to get Brexit through.

Backbenchers warn May 'will have to accept her share of responsibility' if any harm comes to MPs
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Backbenchers warn May 'will have to accept her share of responsibility' if any harm comes to MPs

Mar 21st 2019, 1:52 PM 29,113 Views 30 Comments

Some MPs have issued grave warnings after May went on the offensive last night.

After two defeats in two days, Theresa May considering Brexit concessions to win over Labour MPs
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After two defeats in two days, Theresa May considering Brexit concessions to win over Labour MPs

Jan 10th 2019, 7:41 AM 23,343 Views 17 Comments

May is said to be considering backing a Labour amendment on workers’ rights to try to sway some MPs to her cause.

May takes potshot at rivals as Brexiteer tells her not a 'cat in hell's chance' of getting Brexit deal through
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May takes potshot at rivals as Brexiteer tells her not a 'cat in hell's chance' of getting Brexit deal through

Updated Nov 17th 2018, 6:13 PM 28,822 Views 67 Comments

Many Tories are irate at the deal reached between the UK and the EU, and they want to remove May from office because of it.

'Enda Kelly' and 'presidential elections': The recent missteps from UK politicians on Ireland
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'Enda Kelly' and 'presidential elections': The recent missteps from UK politicians on Ireland

Dec 9th 2017, 7:00 AM 29,311 Views 63 Comments

Some British politicians have got things a bit wrong when trying to highlight Ireland’s tough stance on Brexit negotiations.

Conservative MP suspended after 'serious allegations referred to police'
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Conservative MP suspended after 'serious allegations referred to police'

Nov 4th 2017, 11:21 AM 16,144 Views 33 Comments

The news came amid a deepening sexual harassment scandal in Westminster.

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