EU officials were braced for some EU bashing at this week’s Tory Conference. Jeremy Hunt certainly delivered that. The born again Leaver compared the EU to the old Soviet bloc countries that built walls to keep their people in. It’s hard to imagine a line of argument that could be more guaranteed to offend many EU…
Doctors begin 72-hour strike over pay
It’s no coincidence that the next three days of the Conservative Party Conference will also see the biggest walkout by NHS doctors in history.
‘It’s a way of keeping the north down’: Manchester commuters react to HS2 plans
While the future of the rail project designed to speed up links to their city is being discussed inside the conference hall, our North of England correspondent, Clare Fallon has been talking to people here in Manchester about their reaction to reports it’s been shelved.
Brexit clashes on day one of Tory Party conference
It’s day one of the Conservative Party conference and the Prime Minister is calling on her party to unite for Brexit but that hasn’t stopped Boris Johnson calling her Chequers plan ‘deranged’. We’re in Birmingham to speak to former Home Secretary Amber Rudd about her party’s Brexit worries.
Brexit rows and a leaky app ahead of Tory Party Conference
We’re in Birmingham on the eve of the Tory Party conference as internal rows, warnings from business about Brexit and a leaky app which revealed MP’s private information to the public threaten to overshadow the event before it begins.
Theresa May faces new pressure from Boris Johnson over Brexit
On the eve of the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, Theresa May is under further pressure from her foreign secretary on Brexit. Boris Johnson insists there must be no “monkeying around” over Britain’s withdrawal from the EU.
Election debate from Redcar
Karen King, a Lib Dem councillor; Lynn Pallister, a Labour councillor; Glenn Preedy, who’s chair of UKIP North East; and Steve Turner, a Conservative councillor.
While there is a belief in some quarters that there is still room for efficiencies to be made, if you talk to NHS managers many will say they have sliced and diced as much as they dare.
Ukip reveal ex-Tory donor – but how wide is their appeal?
After two big defections this week, speculation grew that Ukip would reveal another – but instead unveiled a former Conservative party donor, who’s giving them £1m.
Gove: Tory tax cuts ‘will help the poor too’
Conservative Chief Whip Michael Gove insists tax cuts won’t just help the rich, even though the UK is still “strapped for cash”.
Is William Hague really our greatest living Yorkshireman?
…and what about Yorkshire-women? David Cameron’s claim was probably his biggest Tory conference announcement (well, almost), but does it stack up? We asked for your views on Yorkshire’s finest.
‘Boring waffle’: students rate Cameron’s speech
They wanted cuts to tuition fees and votes for over 16s: they got a speech “for the older generation”, say Birmingham students, which was “hypocritical”, “out of touch” – and too patriotic.
‘It’s not quantity of immigrants, it’s quality’
The Conservative cabinet minister Nicky Morgan faces the public at the party’s conference in Birmingham, including a European student and a young Tory from Kensington.
Theresa May: ‘IS not Islamic and not a state’
Home Secretary Theresa May says Britain “must act to destroy” the Islamic State group. Speaking at the Conservative Party conference, she added: “They are not Islamic and they are not a state.”
Despite George Osborne’s speech, the talk of the Tory party conference is still dominated by defections. Boris Johnson said any Conservatives thinking of joining Ukip’s ranks would be “utterly nuts”.