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#Tories

# tories - Sunday 16 February, 2020

Scottish Tory leader backs Johnson's ‘bold and imaginative’ plan for NI-Scotland bridge

Johnson’s suggestion of the bridge has been branded “a vanity project” by Scotland’s Transport Secretary.

# tories - Sunday 15 December, 2019

'Scotland can't be imprisoned': Tories facing showdown over refusal to back new independence vote

The Conservatives have said they will “absolutely” not hold another independence referendum in Scotland.

# tories - Saturday 14 December, 2019

Common sense, a JCB and a punch that never happened - Key moments of the UK election campaign

There were tough times for both the Tories and the Labour Party, but there was one clear winner at the end.

# tories - Friday 13 December, 2019

The reaction, as it happened: Johnson says he's 'humbled' by support of former Labour voters as Tories claim massive majority

Stay with us for all the reaction as the Conservatives claim a thumping majority in the Commons.

# tories - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

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Boris Johnson avoids interview by going into fridge as final day of campaigning kicks off

A YouGov seat-prediction poll indicated the Tories could win a 28-seat majority tomorrow.

# tories - Monday 9 December, 2019

BBC and ITV journalists apologise over reports that Tory advisor was punched by Labour activist

A claim that a Tory advisor was punched turned out not to be the case.

# tories - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Johnson pledges to bring Brexit deal back to Parliament next month as 'Christmas present'

The British PM said he wants people “to enjoy their festive-season free from the seemingly unending Brexit box-set drama”.

# tories - Monday 21 October, 2019

Another showdown for Johnson in the Commons as Labour plots to hijack PM's plans

The prime minister believes he has the numbers to push his withdrawal agreement through parliament.

# tories - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Parnell and Rees-Mogg: The ‘Uncrowned King of Ireland’ and the unworkable British parliament

Historian Donal Fallon writes about Charles Stewart Parnell, and how the Irish Parliamentary Party brought filibustering to Westminster.

# tories - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Scottish Tory leader expected to step down amid Brexit chaos

Ruth Davidson has been leader of the Scottish Tories since 2011.

# tories - Saturday 17 August, 2019

Circle the date ... Here's why 9 September is set to be a red letter Brexit day in Westminster

It’s all set to kick off again in the Commons from the start of next month – here are the key dates.

# tories - Thursday 15 August, 2019

# tories - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Boris Johnson has been elected the new Conservative Party leader

The Conservative Party’s 1922 committee made the announcement this morning at Westminster’s Queen Elizabeth II conference centre.

# tories - Saturday 13 July, 2019

When will there be a new British prime minister? Here's what you need to know

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are the last two men standing, as a Brexit deadline looms.

# tories - Saturday 6 July, 2019

As Conservatives get their postal ballots, some members have been getting two

BBC News reported that more than 1,000 people had received multiple voting forms.

# tories - Thursday 20 June, 2019

Jeremy Hunt to take on Boris Johnson in Tory contest face-off after Michael Gove is eliminated

The vote will now open up to all party members, not just MPs, and the winner of the contest will be announced on the week of 22 July.

And then there were three: Javid eliminated from Tory race as Johnson remains Prime Minister-in-waiting

Michael Gove and Jeremy Hunt are also still in the running.

# tories - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Rory Stewart eliminated from Conservative leadership contest as race begins to tighten

It comes following a third round of voting by conservative MPs today.

Rory Stewart denies social media stunt during TV debate as Tory votes come thick and fast Whittled Down This post contains videos

Rory Stewart denies social media stunt during TV debate as Tory votes come thick and fast

Stewart removed his tie mid-debate but denied it was pre-planned.

# tories - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Boris Johnson retains firm lead in Conservative leadership race as Dominic Raab eliminated

It comes following a second vote from Conservative MPs this afternoon.

# tories - Sunday 9 June, 2019

UK Home Secretary says Britain should pay Ireland half a billion pounds to break deadlock

Sajid Javid said Britain has a moral duty to pay for a new border arrangement.

# tories - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Michael Gove enters the race to become Tory party leader

Gove joins an already crowded race to become Tory leader.

# tories - Friday 17 May, 2019

Boris Johnson has a massive lead in the Tory leadership contest, poll finds

Johnson has a 26% lead over his nearest rival.

# tories - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Brexplainer: How are the British parties shaping up for the controversial EU elections?

There’s a small chance they won’t actually take part, but this is getting more and more unlikely.

# tories - Saturday 16 March, 2019

Taoiseach: 'It is not going to be a case of everything being alright. Brexit is bad news'

The DUP is set to resume discussions with the British government on Monday ahead of an expected third Westminster vote.

# tories - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

MPs overwhelmingly back delaying Brexit if needed, as Labour says it will support second referendum

Unless Article 50 is extended, Theresa May has just one month to get a deal over the line.

# tories - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Explainer: How will today's no confidence motion play out - and what happens next?

The vote on Jeremy Corbyn’s motion is at 7pm tonight. May is expected to survive.

# tories - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

After tonight's shellacking, for how long more can Theresa May survive?

Her government suffered a monumental defeat.

# tories - Friday 4 January, 2019

More than half of Tories would prefer no-deal Brexit over current agreement

There’s another headache for Theresa May.

# tories - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

'Kicking the can down the road': Theresa May wins confidence vote from Tory MPs COME WHAT MAY This post contains videos

'Kicking the can down the road': Theresa May wins confidence vote from Tory MPs

The British Prime Minister said today has been “a long and challenging day”.

# tories - Saturday 17 November, 2018

May takes potshot at rivals as Brexiteer tells her not a 'cat in hell's chance' of getting Brexit deal through

Many Tories are irate at the deal reached between the UK and the EU, and they want to remove May from office because of it.

# tories - Saturday 29 September, 2018

# tories - Friday 28 September, 2018

Boris Johnson sets out his 'Super Canada' Brexit plan

The plan will put pressure on Theresa May ahead of the Conservative Party conference.

# tories - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

May asks Johnson to apologise for saying women in burqas look like 'bank robbers'

The UK’s former foreign secretary also compared the women to letterboxes.

# tories - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Taoiseach wants Brexit put on the agenda of EU leaders meeting in September

Theresa May has convened her Cabinet today in desperate bid to quell rebellion within her party.

# tories - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Leaked Boris letter to Downing St: It is wrong to see the task as maintaining 'no border'

The British Foreign Secretary has written a letter to Theresa May about the border issue.

# tories - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Theresa May's deputy denies that porn was found on his computer

Damian Green says the claim amounts to “unscrupulous character assassination”.

# tories - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Ghost of Thatcher haunts May as she fights plot to oust her

The British Prime Minister might demote Boris Johnson in a cabinet reshuffle.

# tories - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

'Handshake of shame' - British papers react to £1 billion DUP-Tory deal

Talks on reforming a Northern Executive continue today.

# tories - Monday 26 June, 2017

DUP signs £1 billion deal to prop up Theresa May's government

Jeremy Corbyn has questioned where the money is coming from.

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