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November 2023
Jeremy Hunt to announce UK tax cuts aimed at reviving stagnant economy
Hunt’s statement is expected to contain 110 different growth measures as he also seeks to revive the Tories’ election chances.
Calls for Rishi Sunak to sack Suella Braverman mount as she is accused of spawning ‘hatred’
Labour leader Keir Starmer said few public figures “have done more recently to whip up division” than the British Home Secretary.
Mary Lou McDonald says Suella Braverman must 'cop on' after comments on Northern Ireland
The UK Home Secretary has also been accused of emboldening far-right protesters after some clashed with police in London today.
Rishi Sunak under pressure to sack Suella Braverman over article criticising police
The article, which used Northern Ireland as an example in criticising pro-Palestine “hate marchers”, was not signed off by Downing Street.
This year
Trolleys of champagne and guide dog apologies: What is going on at the 2023 Tory Conference?
Suella Braverman had to apologise this morning for standing on a guide dog’s tail.
Nadine Dorries resigns as Tory MP with scathing attack on Rishi Sunak
Dorries said Sunak’s attacks led to the police having to visit her home due to threats against her.
Labour pushes Sunak to call snap election after MP resignations, including Boris Johnson
Three Conservative MPs have quit in 24 hours.
UK Cabinet Office given until Friday to clarify stance on Boris Johnson's WhatsApp messages
The chairwoman of the Covid inquiry challenged the British government on why it wanted to block material Johnson was happy to submit to the probe.
Last year
Tories will act against MP facing rape allegations if police open investigation, party chair says
Nadhim Zahawi said he has commissioned independent legal advice after allegations were reported to the police.
First full day on the job: Rishi Sunak to face Prime Minister's Questions - and his own Cabinet
The economy, Ukraine and his own party’s internal politics are big ticket items on his agenda.
Taoiseach congratulates Rishi Sunak but SDLP leader labels his 'coronation a farce'
The SDLP leader has called for an early general election, but a senior Tory MP has said this will not happen.
Sunak-supporter Grant Shapps named UK's new Home Secretary after Suella Braverman resigns
Braverman took up the role in September as part of Liz Truss’ new Cabinet.
Keep Calm and Carry On or quit: Is Truss certain to be ousted and how might it happen?
The British Prime Minister is battling to save her position despite several Tory MPs publicly calling for her to resign.
‘The Ghost PM’: Scathing UK papers deliver verdict on Liz Truss’ extraordinary day
‘The great office of Prime Minister was yesterday reduced to an unedifying game of ghost-hunting,’ The Sun writes in an editorial.
'Let's get them removed': Truss' Tory conference speech interrupted by Greenpeace protesters
She faces a tough task retoring Conservative morale after the U-turn over a totemic tax policy.
Kwarteng says 'pressure' of Queen Elizabeth's death influenced controversial mini-budget
The British Chancellor said it was important to place the mini-budget in the “context” of the Queen’s death and funeral.
From student Lib Dem to Tory PM: What you need to know about Liz Truss
Truss’ history, her relationship with Ireland, and the policies she promised during her campaign.
Liz Truss has officially taken up the mantle as the UK's new prime minister.
Here's a look at her history, her relationship with Ireland and the policies she promised during her campaign, Lauren Boland reports.
Sunak and Truss make final leadership pitches amid cost-of-living support hints
Voting in the Tory leadership contest closes at 5pm on Friday and the winner will be announced on Monday.
Sunak and Truss tear each other apart on economy in latest leadership hustings
Rishi Sunak warned that unless inflation gets under control, there is ‘no hope’ the Tories will win the next election.
Rishi Sunak brags of his work diverting public funds from ‘deprived urban areas’
The former chancellor is seen in a video telling Tory members of his work as he fights the leadership campaign.
Liz Truss wins polling boost over Rishi Sunak and backing of Sajid Javid
One poll of the Tory party members who will chose the next prime minister put Ms Truss 34 points ahead of her rival.
Sunak labels himself the underdog as ‘forces that be’ back Liz Truss
The ex-chancellor used a speech in Grantham, the birthplace of Margaret Thatcher, to kick-start his campaign for the Tory leadership.
Northern Ireland should be 'front and centre' of Tory leadership race, says McGuinness
Ireland’s European Commissioner said candidates should understand the benefits of Northern Ireland remaining in the EU single market.
Who is in the running to replace Boris Johnson as British prime minister?
Some potential contenders have already made their ambitions clear, while others are yet to announce their candidacy.
From resignations to Russian revelations - the timeline of a sorry 24 hours for Boris Johnson
The UK Prime Minister has been dealt the biggest blow of his premiership in the last 24 hours.
Tories call for end of Boris Johnson’s premiership as new Chancellor denies threatening to quit
Cabinet ministers, MPs and former Tory politicians have issued a slew of criticisms against the British prime minister.
Tory MP loses party whip as formal complaint lodged with Westminster's harassment watchdog
Chris Pincher quit as Tory deputy chief whip yesterday after a drunken incident in which he allegedly groped two other men.
Conservative MP quits as deputy chief whip after drunken incident at private Tory club
The MP said he “drank far too much” and “embarrassed” himself and others.
Tory rebellion against Boris Johnson grows as senior figure warns of electoral losses
The number of Conservative MPs stating they have no confidence in the UK Prime Minister has mounted since the publication of Sue Gray’s partygate report.
British MPs under investigation could be barred from Parliament as Tory accused of rape
Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle said discussions are ongoing to decide on the matter.
Tory MP accused of rape released on bail
Tory chief whip Chris Heaton-Harris urged the unnamed MP in his 50s to stay away from Parliament.
Tory MP who resigned after watching porn in House of Commons won't rule out running in by-election
Neil Parish is considering using his support in the farming community to stand as an independent candidate.
Tory Neil Parish admits watching pornography in House of Commons and quits as MP
Parish had initially vowed to continue working as an MP after he was suspended from the party yesterday.
Pornography in Commons ‘unacceptable’, Johnson says as Tory faces investigation
Boris Johnson said the claims against the unnamed MP, if proven, would be ‘clearly totally unacceptable’.
Probe into claims Tory MP watched pornography in Commons chamber
The Conservative chief whip is looking into the ‘wholly unacceptable’ allegations.
Conservative MP resigns after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a teenage boy
Imran Ahmad Khan had been resisting calls to quit before backing down today.
Boris Johnson hit by fresh resignation and calls to quit in ‘partygate’ scandal
A fifth aide has walked out of No 10 in 24 hours.
Johnson under pressure to hold inquiry into MP’s ‘Muslimness’ sacking claim
Nusrat Ghani said she was told her faith was “making colleagues uncomfortable” when she was sacked as a transport minister.
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Stormont to receive extra £1.6 billion annually as part of UK budget plans
A lower rate of Passenger Duty will also apply to flights to and from the North and Great Britain.
Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings after violent clashes at England-Hungary clash
Hungary fans clashed with police at Wembley on Tuesday night, while there was also trouble at the Albania-Poland fixture.