Tory-DUP deal is ‘not temporary’ says Nigel Dodds

Tory-DUP deal is ‘not temporary’ says Nigel Dodds

Image caption The DUP deputy leader made the comments during a fringe event at the Conservative conference in Manchester DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds has said his party’s confidence and supply arrangement with the Conservative Party is not a temporary two-year deal. He made the comments during a reception at the Conservative conference in Manchester […]

Boris Johnson Libya ‘dead bodies’ comment provokes anger

Boris Johnson Libya ‘dead bodies’ comment provokes anger

Image copyright Getty Images Boris Johnson has said Libyan city Sirte could be the new Dubai, adding, “all they have to do is clear the dead bodies away”. The foreign secretary’s comments at a Conservative conference fringe meeting have sparked anger, with Labour calling them “crass, callous and cruel”. Conservative MP Heidi Allen said he […]

Alan Duncan says migration ‘tantrum’ led to Brexit

Alan Duncan says migration ‘tantrum’ led to Brexit

Media captionDid voters’ immigration ‘tantrum’ lead to Brexit? One of the reasons for the Brexit vote was working class voters throwing “a bit of a tantrum” over immigration, a government minister has claimed. Speaking in the United States, Sir Alan Duncan said the campaign had “stirred up a lot of sentiment” about migration among people […]

Theresa May tells Conservative Party conference, ‘Let’s shape up’

Theresa May tells Conservative Party conference, ‘Let’s shape up’

Image copyright PA Theresa May will tell the Conservatives to “shape up” and “go forward together” as she closes her annual party conference on Wednesday. The PM, who has faced repeated questions about her leadership during the Manchester conference, will vow not to “retreat in the face of difficulty”. And she will tell colleagues not […]

Theresa May: Boris Johnson isn’t undermining me

Theresa May: Boris Johnson isn’t undermining me

Media captionTheresa May is asked if Boris Johnson has undermined her Theresa May says she has not been undermined by Boris Johnson’s recent interventions on Brexit, saying she does not want a cabinet of “yes men”. The prime minister said the foreign secretary’s vision of Brexit reflected the government’s approach. “This isn’t about an individual […]

Boris Johnson: Let the British lion roar

Boris Johnson: Let the British lion roar

Image copyright PA Boris Johnson has said it is time to “let the British lion roar” as he called for Brexit to be a moment of national renewal. The foreign secretary told Tory activists the UK “can win the future” and should stop treating the referendum result as if it were “plague of boils”. In […]

Stop Brexit pessimism, Liam Fox and David Davis tell Tories

Stop Brexit pessimism, Liam Fox and David Davis tell Tories

Image copyright PA Image caption Liam Fox: We need to stop self-defeating pessimism Liam Fox and David Davis have called for an end to pessimism over Brexit and for the British public to “keep their eyes on the prize” on offer. The international trade secretary hit out at “negative” attitudes in certain quarters and urged […]

Brexit: MEPs urge delay in trade talks decision

Brexit: MEPs urge delay in trade talks decision

Image copyright EPA MEPs have voted to urge the EU not to open the next phase of Brexit talks unless there is a “major breakthrough”. A motion in the European Parliament to back a delay in any decision over trade discussions was backed by 557 MEPs, with 92 against and 29 abstentions. Several MEPs claimed […]

Scottish government backs ban on fracking

Scottish government backs ban on fracking

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The decision has drawn praise from environmental groups but criticism from industry The Scottish government has announced an “effective ban” on fracking. Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse told MSPs that the practice “cannot and will not take place in Scotland”. He said an existing moratorium on the technique, which has […]

Theresa May: I don’t want a cabinet of ‘yes men’

Theresa May: I don’t want a cabinet of ‘yes men’

Theresa May has brushed off questions about Boris Johnson’s recent Brexit comments – saying she does not want to be surrounded by “yes men”. The prime minister told BBC Breakfast “leadership is about ensuring you have a team… of different voices around the table so you can discuss matters”. Mrs May was speaking ahead of […]