Boris Johnson may be the Tories’ best hope, The biggest threat to HIS leadership bid IS Boris himself

Boris Johnson may be the Tories’ best hope, The biggest threat to HIS leadership bid IS Boris himself

The biggest threat to Boris’s leadership bid could be Boris himself//JAMES FOSYTHThe biggest threat to Boris’s leadership bid could be Boris himself//JAMES FOSYTH

The worse things are for the Tories, the better for Boris Johnson. If the Tories were ahead in the polls, he’d have little hope of becoming leader. MPs would choose someone more clubbable, less divisive, and more interested in them personally: who didn’t annoy so many of them so much. But Tory MPs are now contemplating an existential crisis. Tory voters are defecting en masse to Nigel Farage’s Brexit party. The Conservative party’s survival may well turn on winning these voters back, and the former foreign secretary — the tribune of Leave, the buccaneering Brexiteer, the darling of the grassroots — is the most obvious person to do that. Suddenly, Boris is back and in contention for the leadership again. The question now is: can he do what it takes to win? Continue reading Boris Johnson may be the Tories’ best hope, The biggest threat to HIS leadership bid IS Boris himself

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May should set resignation date next week – Graham Brady

May should set resignation date next week – Graham Brady

UK, EU to agree free-trade deal, October 31 Brexit date in doubt – Reuters poll
LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May should set a date for her departure next week when she meets leaders of an influential group of Conservative MPs to address her future, the group’s chairman said on Saturday.

Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee, which can make or break party leaders, told BBC Radio that May had been asked to give “clarity” at next Wednesday’s meeting after she failed to get her Brexit deal through parliament, leaving the government in a state of limbo. Continue reading May should set resignation date next week – Graham Brady

Home Office faces investigation over Windrush scandal from equalities watchdog

Home Office faces investigation over Windrush scandal from equalities watchdog

A Home Office spokesperson said: “The home secretary and the immigration minister are committed to righting the wrongs experienced by the Windrush generation, and the recently launched compensation scheme is a crucial step in delivering on that commitment.

“The Windrush generation have given so much to this country and we will ensure nothing like this ever happens again, that is why the home secretary commissioned a lessons-learned review with independent oversight.” Continue reading Home Office faces investigation over Windrush scandal from equalities watchdog

Local elections have delivered a Lib Dem boost – but could force May and Corbyn closer to a Brexit pact

Local elections have delivered a Lib Dem boost – but could force May and Corbyn closer to a Brexit pact

Local elections in the United Kingdom were held on Thursday 2 May 2019, with 248 English local councils, six directly elected mayors in England, and all 11 localcouncils in Northern Ireland being contested. … The seats in Northern Ireland were last regularly contested in 2014. Continue reading Local elections have delivered a Lib Dem boost – but could force May and Corbyn closer to a Brexit pact