Friday, 24 May 2019
Resigns as leader, but stays on as PM to meet Trump and attend 75th anniversary of D Day memorial..oh and until Tories elect new leader.Theresa May is back in the building - has arrived at no10— iain watson (@iainjwatson) May 24, 2019
And expected to meet sir Graham Brady soon
Thursday, 23 May 2019
Wednesday, 22 May 2019
As I noted on The Brexit Blog:
"May has managed to make a terrible situation worse, and it is clear that aside from being delusional she is deliberately trying to make the situation untenable/unfeasible for whoever replaces her as PM.
When a leader goes mad he/she abrogates the right to loyalty and must be removed immediately, lest that person builds their funeral pyre on the lives of others!"
Sadly the only way they will grow their balls is for them to be given one hell of a shock, with luck this will be provided by the Brexit Party smashing it on Thursday.
Therefore, those Tories who want May out need to vote Brexit.
Tuesday, 21 May 2019
"A really stupid, bovine thing to do."— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) May 20, 2019
Conservative MP Sir Nicholas Soames reacts to breaking news that the Tory whip has been removed from Lord Heseltine - after publicly endorsing the Lib Dems. pic.twitter.com/eY0x7JBw58
Monday, 20 May 2019
Change UK might not exist by the time of the next general election, interim leader Heidi Allen says - and hints at a merger with Lib Dems: “The format might be slightly different. I see a modern world of coalition” #r4today— Tom Newton Dunn (@tnewtondunn) May 20, 2019
Friday, 17 May 2019
Thursday, 16 May 2019
Wednesday, 15 May 2019
A source close to Mr Brokenshire insisted he did not have four ovens, simply “two, normal double ovens.”https://t.co/tVqAvdiWOh— Dan Bloom (@danbloom1) May 14, 2019
Tuesday, 14 May 2019
WATCH | Wow. Conservative MP @CrispinBlunt calls on his party (under a new leader) to agree an electoral pact with the Brexit Party at the next General Election.— Leave.EU (@LeaveEUOfficial) May 13, 2019
Nigel has achieved more in British politics from the sidelines than the majority of MPs in the Commons put together! pic.twitter.com/C6a8mKSFAw
Monday, 13 May 2019
Theresa May's aides reported Gavin Williamson – who was then Chief Whip - to her in 2016 for allegedly telling other MPs she was “a charisma free bitch ”.
The Sun reports that in a defiant riposte that showed the PM thought she could control Mr Williamson's ways, Mrs May told her staff: “Well he’s my bitch now”.
Time has effluxed, and the tables appear to have turned!
Friday, 10 May 2019
@GavinWilliamson guys, I realise this is a jolly jape etc...but please remember that the country is fucked because of jolly japes like this. If you have the slightest consideration for your fellow citizens, stop showboating and act with integrity, dignity and courage!— Ken Frost (@ken_frost) May 9, 2019
Thursday, 9 May 2019
This is not an unusual view... bring bill back, it goes down unless miraculously Labour comes on board, so does May - hang on without doing so, then more humiliation at euros, then Peterborough maybe, then national convention, then forced out? https://t.co/tOwrbxyfP0— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) May 9, 2019
Wednesday, 8 May 2019
Tuesday, 7 May 2019
Friday, 3 May 2019
Thusfar the two issues that have pissed people off are:
1 Brexit (sort it!), and
2 Corbyn (dump him).
Thursday, 2 May 2019
Gavin Williamson insists that he was not responsible for the Huawei leak, May insists that he was and has sacked him.
Now, aside from Williamson, there is at least one other party who knows for sure if Williamson is the leaker; namely the Daily Telegraph which broke the news of the Huawei deal, based on information received from the leaker.
Today's headline in the paper reads:
Up until Williamson was sacked, the Telegraph had an "ethical" duty to protect their source. Now that he has been sacked, and the fact that he continues to insist that he is innocent, that "ethical" duty only stands if he wasn't the leaker.
In the event that he is the leaker, and that he denies it, the Telegraph has a duty to out him as a bare faced liar......if he is the leaker.
I note that they have not outed him!
Tuesday, 30 April 2019
The grassroots of the Tory party have finally given up giving May the benefit of the doubt, and will put her on trial at some stage in June to vote on ending her premiership.Excl: Theresa May becomes first Tory leader in 185 years to face a grassroots vote to oust her. PM was told today that an association chairmen's petition has succeeded and Emergency General Meeting will be triggered in June (1/3) https://t.co/ZusUaM9odG— Tom Newton Dunn (@tnewtondunn) April 29, 2019
Whilst this is all very well and nice, before Bo Jo and co pop their corks the following needs to be taken into account:
1 The vote isn't until June, in that time she can do a lot more damage to the country and party.
2 The vote is advisory, she can't be ousted by the grassroots. Given her stubbornness, and belief that god wants her version of Brexit to be delivered, I can assure you she won't go.
BTW, as she has clearly demonstrated, May never was the "solution".
Monday, 29 April 2019
Damian Green calls for near £3 billion a year tax on the over 50s to pay for social care revolution - something needs to happen and this is a well thought out plan. But four days before local elections?! https://t.co/o5DLsMruvJ— steve hawkes (@steve_hawkes) April 29, 2019
Friday, 26 April 2019
Wise words indeed from Chris Cook.If you don't know enough about security to be able to leak to journalists without being caught, you shouldn't be on the National Security Council anyway.— Chris Cook (@xtophercook) April 26, 2019
This is the most undisciplined, leak ridden government in decades; yet it is still here dragging the country through hell!
Thursday, 25 April 2019
Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Tuesday, 23 April 2019
1922 Committee officer Nigel Evans on @talkRADIO now - 22 exec meeting this afternoon: “I’ve been fiercely loyal to May...my recommendation will be that we should say to PM she should go as quickly as possible (a matter of days) - and if she refuses... we should change the rules”— Ross Kempsell (@rosskempsell) April 23, 2019
All very well, maybe, but we have heard this before and even if she goes someone will have to unite the country, the party and fix Brexit.
Thursday, 18 April 2019
Thursday, 11 April 2019
Members of the 1922 tell me PM will be gone by late May.— Christopher Hope (@christopherhope) April 10, 2019
One says: “If we are in the European elections the calls on her to resign will be massive. Even her supporters would say she is a dead duck. Then we will be into a position of runners and riders and a new leader by July.”
Wednesday, 10 April 2019
The Daily Telegraph can disclose that members of the 1922 committee are secretly working on a timetable that would see Mrs May stand down by May 23, resigning as leader but staying on as Prime Minister.— Christopher Hope (@christopherhope) April 9, 2019
Thursday, 4 April 2019
Corbyn will now learn what previous and current Cabinet ministers have learned, namely that Theresa May is impossible to work with.Tory source on PM pivoting to Labour: “It’s getting like the bit in Harry Potter where Voldermort’s soul breaks apart. She is now tearing apart the soul of the party. She has split the soul into a Labour horcrux.”— Ross Kempsell (@rosskempsell) April 3, 2019
Wednesday, 3 April 2019
Minister off 👇— Tamara Cohen (@tamcohen) April 3, 2019
"You and your cabinet have decided that a deal - cooked up with a Marxist who has never once in his political life, put British interests first - is better than no deal" https://t.co/or7d24tCAy
Monday, 1 April 2019
Thursday, 28 March 2019
Theresa May, having stated that she will fall on her sword if MV3 passes, was rewarded with a two fingered salute from the DUP.
Following on from that, the clowns in Parliament who have "taken control" of the Brexit process have proven they are fit for nothing; as none of the indicative options put forward for a vote scored a majority.
Therefore what will May do?
May will put forward MV3, when it loses she will withdraw the whip from the Tories who voted against and call a general election.
Those without the whip can't stand as Tories, thus she in one fell swoop has purged the party of trouble makers thereby saving it to fight on another day (even if Corbyn wins the election)!
Wednesday, 27 March 2019
‘No one seems to be doing anything’ - there’s a pretty strange mood around the place https://t.co/OAULNTruDf— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) March 26, 2019
Tuesday, 26 March 2019
It is a quite staggering piece of mismanagement and political incompetence that Oliver Letwin - the mild-mannered, loyal insider who helped all Tory leaders past and who wanted to help this one succeed - has become the chief rebel and now the country’s effective Prime Minister pic.twitter.com/oYG58I1fYx— George Osborne (@George_Osborne) March 26, 2019
2. The 'Grand Wizards' (the new name for the Chequer's daytrippers apparently) also had another meeting this morning, were they discussed again whether they could get on board to back PM's deal and there was no firm conclusion— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) March 25, 2019
Monday, 25 March 2019
Friday, 22 March 2019
EXCLUSIVE:— Steven Swinford (@Steven_Swinford) March 21, 2019
Sir Graham Brady, head of 1922 committee, told PM on Monday that Tory MPs want her to quit over Brexit during meeting in No 10
He told her a growing number of MPs think the time has come for her to go amid fury over A50 extensionhttps://t.co/Wj5IMADUN0
Thursday, 21 March 2019
Those of us who could be bothered to interrupt our normal TV schedules of Coronation Street etc last night, in order to watch Theresa May's "Address To The Nation", were somewhat underwhelmed.
She said nothing new and instead squandered the opportunity to lay out a plan or even issue a threat, by simply blaming everyone in Parliament for this clusterfuck.
Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Here's cast from last night's meeting of ministers opposing long Brexit delay:— Steven Swinford (@Steven_Swinford) March 20, 2019
They're seeing PM shortly
Despite No 10 saying delay will be short they're reserving judgement
It is ironic that church going vicar's daughter is so untrusted by everyone.Ministers want to see the letter— Steven Swinford (@Steven_Swinford) March 20, 2019
Despite No 10's assurances that the PM is asking for a short delay, there are concerns that there could be a caveat paving way to a longer delay
For what it's worth I don't trust her either!
Monday, 18 March 2019
Nigel Farage is coming to Hull - and you can eat a meal with him— Mike#FBPE (@mikeymike1) March 17, 2019
But Farage supporters will have to fork out £220 if they want a "Gold Ticket" to attend what is being billed as "An Evening with Nigel Farage"
Friday, 15 March 2019
Thursday, 7 March 2019
All eyes currently on Geoffrey Cox, who is telling the Commons that he is 'unable to talk about' his negotiations— Steven Swinford (@Steven_Swinford) March 7, 2019
Geoffrey Cox jokes that it has become known as 'Cox's codpiece'
Says he is trying to ensure that 'what's inside the codpiece is in full working order'
Equalities and Human Rights Commission announces it believes Labour might have broken the law by unlawfully discriminating against Jewish people - so ‘considering using statutory enforcement powers’ - party now has chance to respond - v serious indeed— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) March 7, 2019
Meanwhile in London, ministers begin to panic and predict “a party meltdown nationwide” if PM's deal falls next week. Brexiteer minister: "If we lose on Tuesday, absolutely everything is going to be shit".— Tom Newton Dunn (@tnewtondunn) March 6, 2019
Wednesday, 6 March 2019
Tuesday, 5 March 2019
Monday, 4 March 2019
Wednesday, 27 February 2019
Still no response from Labour about Chris Williamson’s comments about party being too apologetic about anti-semitism - one MP tells me ‘they just have to kick him out’— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) February 27, 2019
Tuesday, 26 February 2019
We welcome the Prime Minister’s commitment to keeping life Simples. Whilst we are not experts on her deal, we are preparing a new deal on energy bills which we will be putting to the people in the near future. #Simples— Compare The Market (@comparethemkt) February 26, 2019
Monday, 25 February 2019
Friday, 22 February 2019
Wednesday, 20 February 2019
Heidi Allen, Anna Soubry, Sarah Wollaston:— Steven Swinford (@Steven_Swinford) February 20, 2019
'We no longer feel we can remain in Party of Govt whose policies and priorities are so firmly in grip of the ERG & DUP
'There has been a dismal failure to stand up to the hardline ERG'
Young Labour National Committee voted on whether the tweet should stay up.— Miriam Mirwitch (@mrwtch) February 18, 2019
In the interests of transparency, 4 exec members and I voted for the tweet to be deleted. 14 exec members voted in support of the tweet.
If any members would like further information, please let me know. https://t.co/73LlIzOklM
Labour breakaway MPs expected to unveil Tory defectors today - one hour before PMQs. Downing St was on high alert over Heidi Allen and Sarah Wollaston. Now appears Anna Soubry will call it quits too https://t.co/rRvARZaSNa— steve hawkes (@steve_hawkes) February 20, 2019
Tuesday, 19 February 2019
Militant/Momentum, they are all the same. Labour was almost destroyed in the 1980's by extremism, it seems intent on destroying itself again.It's official:— Steven Swinford (@Steven_Swinford) February 18, 2019
As revealed by @HannahAlOthman tonight Derek Hatton is now *back* in Labour Party more than 30 years after he was kicked out for being part of a Trotskyist militant group
Jeremy Corbyn's day is about to get much, much worse... https://t.co/HMbVooqbFz
Spare a thought for the Lib Dems, a centrist party opposed to Brexit that is behind in the polls to an imaginary centrist party that is opposed to Brexit. https://t.co/MkHdLatExc— Christopher Snowdon (@cjsnowdon) February 18, 2019
Monday, 18 February 2019
Thursday, 14 February 2019
Wednesday, 13 February 2019
Tuesday, 12 February 2019
An interesting theory is being proselytised in Westminster that Theresa May plans to step down in Summer in order to "influence" who becomes the next leader of the Conservatives, and specifically to prevent Boris Johnston from taking over.
The "rationale" being that she will be guiding the outcome from a "position of strength".
Well let's see how that pans out then!
A cynic might just suggest that she is trying to lull people into a false sense of security, wrt making them think that she intends to leave. Do remember that it is barely a week since rumours were abounding she was going to hold a general election in June!
Monday, 11 February 2019
The worrying, ludicrous thing about Theresa May’s reply to Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit plan is that it’s been given a “strict” embargo of 10.30 tonight - so it was given out to media this afternoon on the understanding we can’t publish it until 10.30pm.— Michael Crick (@MichaelLCrick) February 10, 2019
Friday, 8 February 2019
Tuesday, 5 February 2019
OpiniumResearch National Poll. CON 41% LAB 34% LDEM 8% UKIP 7% GRNS 4%...— Lord Ashcroft (@LordAshcroft) February 3, 2019
Thursday, 24 January 2019
The rot set in with Cameron, and has been exacerbated by May (who has zero understanding of economics/business).Tory High St Minister Jake Berry says Greggs sausage rolls - the high street chain’s signature product - are “not very nice”. He’s flying the flag !— steve hawkes (@steve_hawkes) January 24, 2019
Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Excl: Woefully underprepared Tories will lose a snap general election and Corbyn will be PM of a rainbow coalition - bombshell internal party assessmenthttps://t.co/BoW2d73q84— Tom Newton Dunn (@tnewtondunn) January 22, 2019
The Brexit omnishambles is sucking the lifeblood out of the country and out of the party.
Tuesday, 22 January 2019
The Tories won't stand a cat's chance in hell if May is still leading them.EXCLUSIVE— Steven Swinford (@Steven_Swinford) January 21, 2019
CCHQ put on election footing and told it needs to have the 'resources in place' in event PM is defeated
Sir Mick Davies, chief exec of the Tory Party, briefed officials this morning
BUT I'm told Tories struggling to get donors to back another Theresa May campaign...