Tag Archives: Conservative Party UK

BRITAIN: Google Bans “Deceptive” Tory Election Ads

The Independent reports: Google has banned eight different adverts paid for by the Conservatives over the last month because they broke its rules, The Independent can reveal. The move by the search giant comes amid mounting concerns about the Tories’ use of disinformation and fake news as campaigning tools at the general election. Transparency data released by the search giant …

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Farage: Brexit Party Won’t Challenge Any Tory Seats

The Guardian reports: Nigel Farage has said the Brexit party will not field any candidates against the Conservatives in the 317 seats they won at the last general election, after Boris Johnson committed to leaving the EU by 2020 and pursuing a Canada-style trade deal. Farage said his party’s climbdown came after months of trying to create a leave alliance …

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BRITAIN: 21 Tory MPs Sacked For Defying Boris Johnson

Sky News reports: Former chancellors, Winston Churchill’s grandson and the current longest-serving MP have all been sacked from the Conservative Party for rebelling against the government in a bid to avoid a no-deal Brexit. The 21 Conservative MPs – many of them decades-long Tory loyalists – helped inflict defeat on Boris Johnson in his first major vote since becoming prime …

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Cops Called To Altercation At Boris Johnson’s Home

The Guardian reports: Police were called to the home of Boris Johnson and his partner, Carrie Symonds, in the early hours of Friday morning after neighbours heard a loud altercation involving screaming, shouting and banging. The argument could be heard outside the property where the potential future prime minister is living with Symonds, a former Conservative party head of press. …

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BRITAIN: Tory Minister Suspended For Roughing Up Female Climate Activist, Theresa May “Very Concerned”

The BBC reports: Mark Field has been suspended as a Foreign Office minister after grabbing a female Greenpeace activist at a black-tie City dinner. The MP has apologised for confronting Janet Barker and marching her away as protesters interrupted a speech by Chancellor Philip Hammond. But he said he had been “genuinely worried” she may have been armed. Ms Barker …

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BRITAIN: Boris Johnson Tightens Grip On PM Battle

NBC News reports: The United Kingdom came one step closer to finding out who its next prime minister will be on Tuesday after the ruling Conservative Party chose its final five front-runners in the fight to replace Theresa May. Boris Johnson, the New York-born former mayor of London, remains the overwhelming favorite to succeed May. He secured the votes of …

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Boris Johnson Takes Big Lead In Bid To Become PM

The Associated Press reports: The flamboyant, divisive Boris Johnson took a commanding lead Thursday in the contest to become Britain’s next prime minister, winning by far the largest share of support in the first round of voting by Conservative Party lawmakers. Johnson, a former foreign secretary and leading Brexit campaigner, secured 114 of the 313 votes cast by Conservatives in …

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Theresa May Formally Steps Down As Tory Leader

The Associated Press reports: British Prime Minister Theresa May’s time as Conservative Party leader ended Friday, not with a bang but a whimper. May, who announced her departure two weeks ago after her career was undone by the Brexit mess, formally stepped down in a private exchange of letters with the party, leaving almost a dozen Conservative contenders fighting to …

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BRITAIN: Boris Johnson To Run For Prime Minister

The BBC reports: Boris Johnson has said he will run for the Conservative Party leadership after Theresa May stands down. Asked at a business event in Manchester if he would be a candidate, the former foreign secretary replied: “Of course I’m going to go for it.” Mrs May has said she will resign once MPs back her Brexit deal. A …

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Theresa May Sacks Defense Minister Over Security Leak

The BBC reports: Gavin Williamson has been sacked as defence secretary following an inquiry into the leak of information from the National Security Council. Downing Street said the PM had “lost confidence in his ability to serve” and Penny Mordaunt will take on the role. The inquiry followed reports over a plan to allow Huawei limited access to help build …

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BRITAIN: Theresa May Survives No-Confidence Vote

Business Insider reports: Theresa May has survived a confidence vote in her leadership by Conservative MPs, meaning she can continue to serve as prime minister.  May won a confidence vote in her leadership clear of the 158 votes needed to oust her. However, the result only came after the prime minister assured MPs on Wednesday evening that she would stand …

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BRITAIN: PM Theresa May Calls For Early Election

The Guardian reports: Theresa May has said she wants to hold a snap general election on 8 June, despite repeatedly claiming that she was against the idea of an early vote. In a surprise statement outside Downing Street on Tuesday morning, the prime minister claimed that opposition parties were jeopardising her government’s preparations for Brexit. “We need a general election …

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BRITAIN: Theresa May Becomes Prime Minster After Queen Formally Accepts Resignation Of David Cameron

The Telegraph reports: Mr Cameron has left 10 Downing Street for the last time as Prime Minister, as he set off on the short trip to Buckingham Palace to tender his resignation to the Queen and hand over the reins of power to Theresa May. Flanked by wife Samantha and children Nancy, Elwen and Florence outside the famous black door, …

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BRITAIN: Tory Home Secretary Theresa May To Become Prime Minister After Chief Opponent Drops Out

The Telegraph reports: Conservative leadership candidate Andrea Leadsom has announced she is pulling out of the race to replace David Cameron as prime minister. The energy minister has paved the way for Home Secretary Theresa May, as the only remaining candidate, to be named Tory leader and PM as early as today. Mrs Leadsom said: “The best interests of our …

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BRITAIN: Tory Candidate For Prime Minister Says Marriage Should Just Be For Christians [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Andrea Leadsom has admitted that she “didn’t really like” the gay marriage law passed in 2013 because of the “clear hurt” it caused to Christians. In an interview after her speech in Westminster, Ms Leadsom, a Conservative leadership contender, said that she did not like the same-sex marriage legislation and would have preferred for it to include …

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Quote Of The Day: MP Helen Grant

“I am a God-fearing woman. My faith is very fundamental to everything I do and think. I am a member of the Church of England, a Christian, and my faith is very, very important to me. I think [same-sex marriage] is absolutely consistent with my beliefs. For me, as a Christian, I see it as about justice, equality, fairness, ending …

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Headline Of The Day

Via the tabloid Daily Mail: The full extent of the revolt among Tory MPs over plans to allow gay marriage was revealed last night. In all, 118 Conservatives out of 303 have written to constituents indicating their unease. If they all vote against, it would be the biggest Tory rebellion in modern times. Among the 118 is gay MP Conor …

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George Osborne: Marriage Must Happen In UK, Look What Happened To GOP

Citing the recent sweep of marriage victories in America, high ranking Tory member George Osborne says his party must “get in step with the people” if they want to stay in power. His call came in an analysis of why Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney in the US election despite rising unemployment and even polls suggesting that the Republican candidate …

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David Cameron For World AIDS Day

I missed this message from Britain’s Prime Minister yesterday. “We have made a lot of progress in fighting HIV and AIDS so far and I believe that by working together, we can help reduce the stigma, reduce the number of new infections and enable those living with HIV to lead full productive and happy lives.”

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BRITAIN: Anti-Gay Tory MP Crispin Blunt Leaves His Wife And Comes Out

Conservative Party MP Crispin Blunt has announced that he is leaving his wife and coming out. The Reigate MP appealed for privacy and said he was “coming to terms with his homosexuality”. In a statement, his office said: “Crispin Blunt wishes to make it known that he has separated from his wife Victoria. “He decided to come to terms with …

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