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”

Grant Shapps says countless MPs didn’t exchange “a single word” with Theresa May over her first year as PM

Grant Shapps has written a scathing article for The Sun about Theresa May’s team, in which he claims countless of her own MPs were “left bemused and excluded, not having exchanged a single word with the PM.” Shapps is the … Continue reading Grant Shapps says countless MPs didn’t exchange “a single word” with Theresa May over her first year as PM

Former Tory cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell says Theresa May has lost all authority and “should go”

Andrew Mitchell, a former Tory cabinet minister and close personal and political ally of David Davis, has told a secret Commons dinner party that the Tories need a new leader, according to the Daily Mail. A Conservative MP present at … Continue reading Former Tory cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell says Theresa May has lost all authority and “should go”

Former Tory aide to David Davis calls Andrea Leadsom “dimmest bulb in the cabinet”

James Chapman, who until recently was David Davis’s chief of staff, has called Andrea Leadsom the “dimmest bulb in the cabinet” in response to her comments about broadcasters being more “patriotic”. “I’d expect nothing better from Andrea Leadsom, who in … Continue reading Former Tory aide to David Davis calls Andrea Leadsom “dimmest bulb in the cabinet”

Phillip Hammond is glad businesses are asking for “indefinite delay” on leaving single market

Phillip Hammond has welcomed business leaders who have called for an infinite delay on leaving the single market. He seemed to express agreement in what he called a “sensible Brexit”, directly opposing his party’s current “hard Brexit” strategy. He said: … Continue reading Phillip Hammond is glad businesses are asking for “indefinite delay” on leaving single market

Senior Tories are convinced disgraced former aides are still advising May on foreign and Brexit policy

Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill were ousted from Downing Street in the aftermath of the general election, with various backbenchers claiming they created a toxic environment and blaming them for the disastrous election campaign which saw Theresa May lose her … Continue reading Senior Tories are convinced disgraced former aides are still advising May on foreign and Brexit policy

Sajid Javid’s speech about local government at a conference “went down like a bucket of cold sick”

Sajid Javid addressed the Local Government Association (LGA) was said to have gone down “like a bucket of cold sick” according to Nick Forbes, Labour’s LGA leader. His speech launched “a ferocious tirade against councils and their alleged culpability for … Continue reading Sajid Javid’s speech about local government at a conference “went down like a bucket of cold sick”

Former Tory MP who served time says prison suicide rates are soaring due to Osborne’s cuts

Jonathan Aitken, a former Tory MP who served a seven month prison sentence for perjury in 1999, has written for the Guardian to talk about the soaring rate of suicides in prisons, which he attributes to Osborne’s “legacy” of a … Continue reading Former Tory MP who served time says prison suicide rates are soaring due to Osborne’s cuts