• 20 Jul 2017

    Conservative MP Sir David Amess says he will be raising the potential conflict of interest revealed by Channel 4 News with appropriate ministers “as a matter of urgency”. The joint Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Fire Safety and Rescue said without transparency, there’s a danger the public will lose confidence in the whole thing. Channel…

  • 17 Jul 2017

    Schools across England will receive an extra £1.3 billion over the next two years, the Government has announced, but the money will come from efficiencies and savings within the department’s own budget. Justine Greening confirmed plans for a national school funding formula, saying it would be supported by extra investment. But Labour demanded to know…

  • 16 Jul 2017

    The Conservative MP Kwazi Kwarteng, who is Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Philip Hammond talks about the Chancellor’s comments on public sector workers pay.

  • 16 Jul 2017

      Philip Hammond has said public sector workers are ten percent better off than their private sector counterparts once pensions are taken into account. The Chancellor refused to deny he told Cabinet colleagues that public sector staff were “overpaid” as he was challenged by his Labour shadow to live on the wages of a hospital…

  • 10 Jul 2017

    The Tories are calling it “grown-up politics”, but Theresa May’s appeal to opposition parties to work with her on matters of national importance hasn’t gone down well. Jeremy Corbyn said the Government had run out of steam and ideas. But there is some co-operation going on in Westminster, with the launch of a cross party…

  • 26 Jun 2017

    First Secretary of State, Damian Green, says the Government’s deal with the DUP is “designed to give confidence that we will be able to get our legislative programme through”. He says the extra £1bn promised to Northern Ireland, as part of the deal, is the result of a strong economy – and is not a…

  • 21 Jun 2017

    Conservative and DUP deal: looking weak and wobbly?

    Lots has gone wrong in a negotiation which started with the promising omens of two party leaders very well-disposed to the whole idea.

  • 20 Jun 2017

    DUP sources: Number 10 in ‘chaos’

    The DUP have rattled their sabres telling the UK government to get on with the deal that’s been sought to prop up Theresa May’s minority administration. They’re telling Downing Street to focus and there are probably a few things going on here. DUP sources have talked of finding Downing Street to be in chaos since…

  • 11 Jun 2017

    Michael Fallon has defended the Conservative’s proposed “accommodation” with the Democratic Unionist Party, saying any deal would only apply to big issues rather than the party’s controversial stance on social issues. But in Northern Ireland itself there are increasing concerns about what impact any deal could have on the peace process.

  • 11 Jun 2017

    Former Conservative Deputy Prime Minister Lord Heseltine on the issue that he believes is dividing the Conservative party.

  • 11 Jun 2017

    Michael Crick asks whether Mrs May is showing any signs of confidence after the chaos of the last three days.

  • 11 Jun 2017

    The day began with former Chancellor George Osborne describing Theresa May as a “dead woman walking” and her Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon denying the controversial floated deal with the DUP was a formal coalition. It ended with the Prime Minister’s reshuffle of her cabinet and more questions about where this political impasse is headed.

  • 9 Jun 2017
  • 9 Jun 2017

    A surprise election with even more surprising results

    That was the most tempestuous set of results in many many years.

  • 7 Jun 2017

    Sir Craig Oliver, David Cameron’s former communications director, says he expects Theresa May to be returned to power with a “significantly increased majority”. Tom Baldwin, a former director of communications at the Labour Party and a senior adviser to Ed Miliband at the last election, says if Labour loses seats, its campaign cannot be judged…