Brexit: ‘No deal’ planning is well under way, says minister

Brexit: ‘No deal’ planning is well under way, says minister

Media captionDominic Raab: Planning for Brexit no deal ‘goes on’ Contingency plans in case the UK has to leave the EU with no deal in place are “well under way”, a minister has said. Dominic Raab said while the UK had to “strive for the very best outcome” from Brexit negotiations, it had to “prepare […]

Theresa May ‘resilient’ amid Conservative Party infighting

Theresa May ‘resilient’ amid Conservative Party infighting

Image copyright PA Theresa May has said she is “pretty resilient” and it is not her style to “hide from a challenge” despite a mishap-strewn party conference speech. The prime minister told the Sunday Times: “I am a very determined person. I am not someone who gives up.” But Downing St says the newspaper’s report […]

Sturgeon says government will pay EU ‘settled status’ fee

Sturgeon says government will pay EU ‘settled status’ fee

Media captionScotland First Minister on Catalonia: “How can Catalans legally express their view? Nicola Sturgeon says her government will pay a so-called “settled status” fee of any EU citizen working in the public sector in Scotland. Prime Minister Theresa May has offered settled status to EU migrants who have lived in the UK for five […]

Grenfell Tower: Safety cash not released, councils say

Grenfell Tower: Safety cash not released, councils say

Image copyright PA The government has not released funds to make tower blocks safe following the Grenfell Tower fire, according to some councils. Several local authorities in England and Wales say funding requests for refurbishments such as new cladding and sprinkler systems are not being met. Jane Urquhart, from Nottingham City Council, said some works […]

Theresa May’s critics ‘self-absorbed’ – Sir John Major

Theresa May’s critics ‘self-absorbed’ – Sir John Major

Image caption Sir John Major called for the government to win “hearts and minds” “Disloyal” Conservative MPs should stop undermining Theresa May or risk allowing Jeremy Corbyn into Downing Street, Sir John Major has said. Writing in the Mail on Sunday, the former prime minister branded Mrs May’s critics as “self-absorbed”. However, Sir John also […]

Boris Johnson tells Tories to ‘get behind’ Theresa May

Boris Johnson tells Tories to ‘get behind’ Theresa May

Image copyright Getty Images Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has urged colleagues to “get behind” the PM because “people are fed up with this malarkey”. In a WhatsApp message he urged Tories “talk about nothing except policies”. It comes after ex-party chairman Grant Shapps said about 30 Tory MPs backed his call for a leadership contest. […]

Tory rebels should ‘put up, or shut up’ – Ruth Davidson

Tory rebels should ‘put up, or shut up’ – Ruth Davidson

Image copyright Getty Images The Conservative Party should “get its house in order”, back Theresa May and “let her get back to governing”, the party’s leader in Scotland has said. Ruth Davidson criticised Tory “plotters” who want the PM to resign, saying they should “put up, or shut up” and were not led by anyone […]

Theresa May says cabinet ‘fully behind’ her leadership

Theresa May says cabinet ‘fully behind’ her leadership

Media captionTheresa May: “Look, I’ve had a cold this week” Theresa May has said she has the “full support of her cabinet” after a former party chairman said there should be a Conservative leadership contest. The PM insisted she was providing the “calm leadership” the country needed. Grant Shapps says about 30 Tory MPs back […]

Theresa May: I have full support of cabinet

Theresa May: I have full support of cabinet

Media captionTheresa May: “Look, I’ve had a cold this week” Theresa May has said she has the “full support of her cabinet” after a former party chairman said there should be a leadership contest. The prime minister said the country needed “calm leadership” adding: “That’s what I’m providing.” Grant Shapps says about 30 Tory MPs, […]

Plaid Cymru to end Labour Welsh Government co-operation deal

Plaid Cymru to end Labour Welsh Government co-operation deal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Carwyn Jones and Leanne Wood had tied in a vote for first minister after the 2016 election Plaid Cymru has ended its “compact” co-operation agreement with Labour. It comes just days after the two parties agreed a deal to ensure Labour’s budgets for this year and next would be […]

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