Evening Standard claims “Top Tories plot to go over Theresa May’s head and seek their own EU talks”

A group of rebels wants an independent line of communication to check whether the Prime Minister is genuinely offering the best terms available. The plan emerged after Brexit Secretary David Davis made clear that the Government intends to engineer a … Continue reading Evening Standard claims “Top Tories plot to go over Theresa May’s head and seek their own EU talks”

Jacob Rees-Mogg criticises Sajid Javid’s £50bn housing plans, instead says we should build on green belt land

He said: “I think it’s tackling the wrong end of the problem. I don’t think there’s a shortage of capital for house-building, I think there’s a shortage of planning permissions. “This is putting the cart before the horse. If you … Continue reading Jacob Rees-Mogg criticises Sajid Javid’s £50bn housing plans, instead says we should build on green belt land

Six weeks for first UC payment is too long, says 74% of those polled including majority of Tory voters

Respondents to the poll were asked whether they thought the average six-week period new claimants are made to wait before receiving their first full payment is “an acceptable wait, or should the Government take steps to reduce waiting times?”. Just … Continue reading Six weeks for first UC payment is too long, says 74% of those polled including majority of Tory voters

No. 10 “disowns” Heaton-Harris’s ‘McCarthyite’ behaviour

Downing Street issued a rebuke to the MP Chris Heaton-Harris on Tuesday, telling reporters he had not been acting in his capacity as a government whip when he wrote the letter to university leaders asking for details of professors lecturing … Continue reading No. 10 “disowns” Heaton-Harris’s ‘McCarthyite’ behaviour

Laura Perrins: “The Conservative party have done more damage to conservatism in this country than Labour ever could”

The current leader of the party believes actual conservatism – small government, strong families and the free market – is nasty. She actually said this, yet we are all to go merrily along backing this wretched party no matter what, … Continue reading Laura Perrins: “The Conservative party have done more damage to conservatism in this country than Labour ever could”

Leading Tory donor: “Put more money into schools … and turn around failing schools”

Harris’s comments about school funding came at a time of growing pressure on budgets, which have remained frozen while costs have gone up. Schools are now bracing themselves for increased pay rises for teachers without additional funds to pay for them. “They … Continue reading Leading Tory donor: “Put more money into schools … and turn around failing schools”

David Lidington blames leadership gossip on hot weather and “too many summer parties”

David Lidington has spoken out against rumours of Theresa May being branded “dead in the water” by a former Tory chief whip, blaming July’s “hot weather” and “too many summer parties”. He called it a “silly story” and “self-indulgent gossip”. … Continue reading David Lidington blames leadership gossip on hot weather and “too many summer parties”