Trump signs new sanctions against Iran
He backed away from a military strike on Iran at the last minute over its attack on a US drone, but now President Trump has imposed new economic sanctions. The increased pressure on Iran comes at the same time as the US asks for fresh negotiations. But Tehran doesn’t want to talk until sanctions lift, and it’s…
Tory MP Gillian Keegan: Johnson and Hunt ‘trying to dance to tune set by Nigel Farage’
Conservative MP Gillian Keegan was originally a Rory Stewart supporter until he was knocked out of the leadership race.
Prisons Minister Robert Buckland: ‘Duty of government to avoid chaos of crash-out Brexit’
Prisons Minister Robert Buckland is a Boris Johnson backer.
Hunt calls Johnson ‘cowardly’ for ducking TV debate
For a supposedly great communicator, Boris Johnson seems somewhat uncommunicative. He ducked out of TV discussions when there were many more would-be Tory leaders in the race. Now there are only two, he is no keener on appearing. His reluctance to appear on tomorrow’s TV debate has led Sky to cancel it. Jeremy Hunt saw…
Jeremy Hunt backs calls for Boris Johnson to answer questions following a police call out to his girlfriend’s home
Jeremy Hunt has said his Tory leadership rival Boris Johnson, should be prepared to “answer questions on everything.”
Boris Johnson refuses to comment on police call out after row
Boris Johnson isn’t answering any questions about what happened in the early hours of Friday morning when police were called to the London flat he shares with his partner Carrie Symonds – after neighbours reported sounds of screaming and shouting.
Have questions about the police call out at Boris Johnson’s girlfriend’s home harmed his leadership hopes?
Peter Kellner is the former president of the polling agency YouGov.
Conservative Party leadership candidates face questions from members
Boris Johnson wouldn’t be drawn on his private life, but he did take questions on other issues at the first Conservative leadership hustings in Birmingham today alongside his rival Jeremy Hunt.
Police called to home of Boris Johnson’s girlfriend Carrie Symonds
The Guardian has published an account of a police callout to the home of the girlfriend of Tory leadership frontrunner Boris Johnson, Carrie Symonds, in the early hours of this morning.
Helen Lewis on political journalism: ‘We have ended up with a system that’s almost designed to produce group think’
The outgoing deputy editor of the New Statesman, Helen Lewis, has broken ranks with her colleagues, saying that they, by and large, get it wrong.
General Jack Keane: ‘Trump displayed a level of restraint’
Retired four-star General Jack Keane is the former vice-chief of staff of the US Army, and currently serves as the chairman of the Institute for the Study of War.
By-election triggered after voters sign petition to remove MP
Whoever becomes the next Tory leader will face an immediate political test, with a by-election in Brecon and Radnorshire.
Mark Field suspended as minister after grabbing protester
Mark Field has been suspended as a Foreign Office minister, pending an investigation, after he grabbed a female climate change protester during a black-tie dinner.
Trump says US was ‘cocked and loaded to retaliate’ against Iran
Just ten minutes from the brink – President Trump backed off from armed confrontation with Iran, claiming he cancelled planned air strikes with just a few minutes to go after being told that 150 people could die as a result.
Who is the real Boris Johnson? | Politics: Where Next? podcast
Listen and subscribe to Politics: Where Next? on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and other good apps. In this week’s episode, we talk to two journalists who have studied Boris Johnson – his biographers, Andrew Gimson and Sonia Purnell. Their biographies – both still available in good bookshops, new editions probably following soon and often – track Boris Johnson from…