Senior Tory says Dominic Cummings should have been prevented from becoming Boris Johnson's top adviser Damian Collins calls for 'real-world sanctions' for those who defy MPs. Independent - Published 13 hours ago
Boris Johnson news - live: Tory rebels 'trying to plot Brexit delay with EU' as Conservative MP turns fire on Dominic Cummings Follow all the latest developments Independent - Published 14 hours ago
Ex-Tory Sarah Wollaston joins Lib Dems to fight against Brexit
Former Tory MP Sarah Wollaston has joined the Liberal Democrats, saying it is the best way for her to fight to remain in the EU. Dr Wollaston, who announced the move late on Wednesday, quit the..
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In pictures: Boris Johnson confirmed as Prime Minister by the Queen
Boris Johnson has become Prime Minister after a meeting with the Queen at Buckingham Palace. The Tory leader was appointed by Her Majesty after Theresa May resigned from the position on Wednesday.
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Boris Johnson's memorable moments
As former foreign secretary Boris Johnson is announced as Tory leader - and the UK's incoming Prime Minister - we take a look at some of his most memorable moments.
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Boris Johnson thanks Tory members following leadership victory
New Tory leader Boris Johnson thanks Conservative Party members for the “extraordinary honour and privilege you have just conferred on me”. He received 92,153 votes while 46,656 votes were cast for..
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Boris Johnson wins Tory leadership race
Boris Johnson has been voted the next leader of the Conservative Party. The former Mayor of London beat Jeremy Hunt in a vote of Conservative Party members over a month-long hustings battle. He will..
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Carl Beech found guilty over Westminster paedophile ring lies
A former NSPCC volunteer who lied about being abused by a murderous VIP Westminster paedophile ring is facing a lengthy jail sentence after he was convicted of perverting the course of justice and..
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Boris Johnson critic Sir Alan Duncan quits Government
Sir Alan Duncan quit as a Foreign Office minister ahead of Mr Johnson’s expected victory in the Tory leadership contest. He warned that Brexit had cast a “dark cloud” over the country. In a sign..
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Tory leadership election: How the week will unfold
A new prime minister will enter Number 10 this week as the contest to replace Theresa May as Tory leader draws to a close. The battle for the top job has been ongoing since Mrs May resigned two months..
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The race to be prime minister: The key moments
A look at the key moments in the race to be Tory leader and prime minister, as Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt enter the final furlong
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Donald Trump thinks he’ll get along ‘very well’ with Boris Johnson
US President Donald Trump says he likes Tory leadership candidate Boris Johnson, with the UK's next prime minister to be announced next week. Mr Trump said he had spoken to the former foreign secretary..
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Boris Johnson brandishes kipper at final hustings
Boris Johnson kicked off the final Tory leadership hustings by brandishing a kipper on stage. Addressing the crowd in London, he whipped out the plastic-wrapped fish which he said he had been handed by..
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Boris Johnson 'regrets' Sir Kim Darroch's decision to resign
In response to Sir Kim Darroch’s resignation, Tory leadership hopeful Boris Johnson said he regretted the news because “he is a superb diplomat and I worked with him for many years”. “I think..
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Hunt and Johnson clash over handling of UK ambassador's leaked emails
Must courtesy: Britain’s Next Prime Minister: The ITV Debate. Tory leadership rivals Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt go head-to-head on a TV debate hosted by Julie Etchingham. They discuss Brexit, the..
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Corbyn: Labour backs second referendum on Brexit
Jeremy Corbyn has called on the next Tory leader to hold a second referendum before taking Britain out of the EU - and said Labour will campaign for Remain. Following a meeting of the shadow cabinet at..
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Boris Johnson 'prepared to be hated' as PM
Tory leadership candidate Boris Johnson says he is prepared for the vitriol that comes with being Prime Minister. Mr Johnson was being quizzed alongside his rival Jeremy Hunt by Telegraph writers.
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Boris Johnson responds to Sadiq Khan's LGBT criticism
Conservative party leadership contender Boris Johnson responds to Sadiq Khan's criticism over historic LGBT language as he arrives for Tory leadership hustings at the All Nations Centre in Cardiff.
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John Humphrys jokes about dancer punching wife in live BBC radio interview with Tory MP David Davis 'I promise not to punch you if you don't punch me,' says veteran BBC presenter Independent - Published 2 days ago
Tory mayoral candidate criticised after it emerged he said increasing police numbers 'useless' in deterring criminals Writing in 2005, Shaun Bailey said: 'Everyone talks about more policemen. Absolutely useless.' Independent - Published 3 days ago Brexit: Tory MP Guto Bebb backs Corbyn as caretaker PM to avoid no-deal A Conservative MP has broken ranks to support making Jeremy Corbyn a caretaker prime minister to avert the "generational damage" from a no-deal Brexit. Independent - Published 1 week ago
Brexit: Ken Clarke or Harriet Harman should be caretaker prime minister to block no-deal, say Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson says there is 'no way' Labour leader can take on role - but some rebel Tories will meet him to discuss 'emergency government' Independent - Published 1 week ago
Brexit: Labour to attempt to bring down Boris Johnson's government within 'days' of parliament resuming Remarks follow Jeremy Corbyn's offer to become caretaker PM if Tory leader's administration toppled Independent - Published 1 week ago
Tory MP accidentally reveals 'General Election 2019' email Ex-education secretary Damian Hinds lets slip the existence of a 'GE team' - fuelling belief that UK is heading to the polls soon Independent - Published 1 week ago Boris Johnson's government more unpopular than any new administration in 40 years, poll finds New Tory leader also has lower approval rating than any recent PM during first days in office, according to survey Independent - Published 3 weeks ago
Tory MP suffers concussion after falling off chair Brexiteer also diagnosed with whiplash after hitting head on radiator Independent - Published 3 weeks ago
Tories could lose majority overnight as MP warns he could defect to Lib Dems 'At the moment, I'm increasingly feeling politically homeless,' Phillip Lee says Independent - Published 3 weeks ago
Boris Johnson news - live: Tory minister casts doubt on Brexit date, as voters head to polls in crucial by-election for new PM Follow all the latest updates from Westminster Independent - Published 3 weeks ago
Tory government drops investigation into minister who grabbed female protester by the neck and pinned her against wall Boris Johnson 'considers this issue was a matter for the previous PM', says No 10 Independent - Published on July 29, 2019 Jeremy Corbyn hints at plan to bring down Boris Johnson government before Brexit Labour leader says he is 'not in the slightest' worried about taking on the new Tory leader Independent - Published on July 28, 2019
Tories accused of ruining London Olympic legacy as just 1 in 100 sixth-formers from poor backgrounds doing sport in school Exclusive: Labour blames Tory 'regressive policies' for fact that just 1.1 per cent of students from poorer backgrounds take A Level PE Independent - Published on July 27, 2019 Boris Johnson faces Tory backlash after new government says no plan for law to guarantee EU citizens' rights after Brexit Exclusive: Former Tory leader and Johnson ally suggests ministers afraid of legislation being 'hijacked' by anti-Brexit MPs, but new prime minister warned that failure to protect rights in law would be.. Independent - Published on July 27, 2019
Nadine Dorries: Right-wing Tory MP appointed as junior health minister Outspoken MP who led calls to cut time limit for abortions joins government Independent - Published on July 27, 2019 Black cabinet members 'selling souls and self-respect' by serving in Boris Johnson team, Labour MP says Remarks prompt row, as senior Tory hits back saying Clive Lewis is 'bitter about seeing more diversity in senior political positions' Independent - Published on July 27, 2019
Boris Johnson must 'dial down' rhetoric over Brexit, warns sacked Tory minister Tobias Ellwood says general election is 'reset button' Tories need after Brexit Independent - Published on July 27, 2019 Tory MP says British-born Priti Patel is in Boris Johnson's cabinet partly because 'she's a woman from the Indian subcontinent' Former Tory leader slips up while defending hardline Brexiteer Independent - Published on July 25, 2019
Conservative Party 'fully taken over by hard right' and turning into Brexit Party under Boris Johnson, says former Tory MP 'They are basically turning themselves into the Brexit party in order to hold off Nigel Farage' warns once-leading moderniser Nick Boles Independent - Published on July 25, 2019 'The circus has come to town' - How Tory MPs responded to Boris Johnson's first address to 1922 committee Mr Johnson tells colleagues the is 'not in favour' of snap general election Independent - Published on July 23, 2019
Boris Johnson: New Tory leader under pressure to set out Brexit plan to MPs this week Ex-cabinet minister Justine Greening warns: 'For most PMs, it's the first 100 days that count. For Boris it's the first 100 hours.' Independent - Published on July 23, 2019 Boris Johnson wins race to be UK Tory leader and PM He beat Jeremy Hunt in a ballot of party members and will enter Downing Street on Wednesday. BBC News - Published on July 23, 2019
Boris Johnson wins Tory leadership election to be next prime minister, party announces Boris Johnson has won the Conservative leadership race and will become the next prime minister tomorrow. Independent - Published on July 23, 2019 Anne Milton resigns: Tory minister quits over 'grave concerns' about Boris Johnson pursuing no-deal Brexit Education minister Anne Milton has resigned from the government, citing "grave concerns" about Boris Johnson's support for leaving the EU without a deal. Independent - Published on July 23, 2019
Where did Jeremy Hunt go wrong in the Tory leadership race? Hunt was too aware of risks of a no-deal Brexit to compete with Boris Johnson's optimism Independent - Published on July 23, 2019 EU shoots down Boris Johnson's Brexit plan within moments of him becoming Tory leader EU Commissioner slams 'cheap promises, simplified visions, blatantly incorrect statements' Independent - Published on July 23, 2019
New UK prime minister: Johnson and Hunt await Conservative leadership vote Tory members will choose either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt as Theresa May's successor in No 10. BBC News - Published on July 23, 2019 Boris Johnson news - live: New PM to be announced as Tory MP warns he could instantly lose confidence vote over no-deal Follow live updates from Westminster Independent - Published on July 23, 2019
UK Tory leadership result to be announced Tory members will choose either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt as Theresa May's successor in No 10. BBC News - Published on July 23, 2019 Alan Duncan: Tory minister reveals he resigned so he could try to oust Boris Johnson on his first day as PM Alan Duncan has revealed he decided to resign as foreign minister so he could push for an emergency vote that would have seen Boris Johnson forced out of Downing Street as soon as he is elected. Independent - Published on July 22, 2019
Charlie Elphicke: Tory MP charged with sexual assault Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke is charged with three counts of sexual assault against two women. BBC News - Published on July 22, 2019 Also reported by • Independent Alan Duncan resigns: Foreign minister quits because he cannot serve under Boris Johnson Alan Duncan has quit as foreign minister ahead of Boris Johnson's likely election as new Tory leader. Independent - Published on July 22, 2019
Political animal: The llama set to be Boris or Jeremy A university wants the public to name the new addition after one of the Tory leader candidates. BBC News - Published on July 22, 2019 Brexit news - live: Tony Blair tells Boris Johnson not to call an election, with voting for new Tory PM to close in hours Follow for live updates from Westminster Independent - Published on July 22, 2019
Voting to close in UK Tory leadership contest Party members have until Monday evening to return their ballots for Jeremy Hunt or Boris Johnson. BBC News - Published on July 22, 2019 Former colleagues of Boris Johnson as a journalist warn he is 'not fit for national office' Frontrunner in Tory leadership race yelled at potted plants when on deadline for articles, insiders claim Independent - Published on July 21, 2019
British rules to blame for kipper 'plastic ice pillow' that Boris Johnson blamed on EU in bizarre rant Boris Johnson's claim that British kipper producers are being hit by EU food safety rules has been rejected as false by Brussels, who said the regulations came from the UK government. The Tory.. Independent - Published on July 18, 2019 Tory MP under fire for saying Manchester lost 2000 Olympic bid because 'no-one in their right mind would spend three weeks' there Loss to Sydney was also blamed by Downing Street aide on British 'arrogance' and 'old buffers' in charge of sporting bodies Independent - Published on July 18, 2019
Boris Johnson waves smoked kipper during Tory debate in bizarre rant at EU Frontrunner to be next prime minister attacks EU over 'pointless, expensive, environmentally-damaging' rules on transportation of fish Independent - Published on July 17, 2019 Tory leadership debate - live: Boris Johnson brandishes kipper on stage as he declares May's Brexit deal 'defunct' at final hustings Follow here for live updates from Westminster Independent - Published on July 17, 2019
Conservative Party allowing 15-year-olds to vote for PM despite opposing 16-year-olds voting in general election Accusations of hypocrisy as Tory members aged 15 or over enjoy 'full voting rights' - while party fights lower voting age for public Independent - Published on July 17, 2019 Brexit: European holiday costs could soar by £225 per person as a result of no deal, campaigners warn Warning comes as Tory leadership rivals Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are blamed for slump in value of sterling Independent - Published on July 16, 2019
Pound tumbles to six-month low after Boris Johnson's no-deal Brexit comments Tory leadership hopefuls state they would axe Irish backstop Independent - Published on July 16, 2019 Brexit: Tory compares members to Taliban and says fellow MPs too afraid to speak out over Brexit Dominic Grieve says no deal 'unacceptable to a 'substantial number' of Conservative MPs Independent - Published on July 16, 2019
Brexit news - live: Tory leadership candidates refuse to call Trump's racist tweet racist, amid anger over Boris Johnson's Islam essay Follow all the latest updates live Independent - Published on July 16, 2019 Tory leadership debate: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt condemn Trump tweets but fail to call them racist Conservative leadership contenders Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have condemned Donald Trump's attack on a group of congresswomen - but neither would go as far as to call the comments racist. Independent - Published on July 15, 2019
Boris Johnson could face parliamentary majority of one after becoming PM, Tory MPs warn Government insider predicts Conservatives' command of Commons will ebb long before 2022 election Independent - Published on July 13, 2019 Tory leadership: Voters nearly 20 times more likely to describe Boris Johnson as 'buffoon' than 'statesman' The Conservative leadership frontrunner sticks to his line on trade after no-deal Brexit, despite a torrid grilling by Andrew Neil Independent - Published on July 13, 2019