Tom Watson to say Labour must adopt clear anti-Brexit stance | Politics

Tom Watson is to challenge Jeremy Corbyn to put Labour at the forefront of the campaign against Brexit, using a speech on Monday to say: “Our members are remain, our values are remain, our hearts are remain.” The deputy leader’s latest intervention would have come ahead of a tricky meeting of Labour’s divided shadow cabinet […]

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Tory Rory Stewart plans to ring up 50,000 people to ask them to sort out Brexit

Tory Rory Stewart plans to ring up 50,000 people to ask them to sort out Brexit

Tory Rory Stewart wants to ring up 50,000 people to ask them to sort out Brexit if he can’t. The MP, who is running to be the next Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party, plans to launch a Citizen’s Assembly if he can’t get a deal through Parliament. And he ruled out serving […]

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A YouGov poll found 47 per cent of the public think Boris Johnson can defeat Labour and Nigel Farage - while just 22 per cent think he would lose

Boris Johnson puts Tories on a war footing as poll finds voters believe he CAN win election

Boris Johnson has put the Tories in an election war footing – as a poll today found voters believe he can win back Eurosceptics and defeat Corbyn. The leadership favourite fuelled rumours of an early ballot by telling a hustings event he would ‘get Brexit done and get ready for an election’.  The dramatic vow […]

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Russia is not alone in exploiting Africa | Letters | World news

Foreign involvement in Africa is far from unique to Russia (Leaked documents reveal Russia’s efforts to exert influence in Africa, 12 June). The new scramble for Africa involves more powers than the first round over a century ago. This time it’s in part about securing resources such as oil, gas and rare earth metals crucial […]

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UK businesses urged to step up preparations for no-deal Brexit | Business

Britain’s businesses are being urged to step up their preparations for a no-deal Brexit amid signs that Theresa May’s successor could be prepared to leave the EU without a deal at the end of October. The Institute of Directors – one of the UK’s employers’ groups – said its members had so far failed to […]

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Conservative leadership: Tory MPs start voting for new leader – live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including the first round of voting in the Tory leadership contest 11.12am BST Andrea Leadsom has posted a Tory leadership selfie on Twitter. Outside Committee Room 14 with my good friends @esthermcvey1 and @RoryStewartUK pic.twitter.com/ZunW0Un0lX 11.11am BST From the Sun’s Matt Dathan Tory MP couple […]

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Oil price jumps after Gulf of Oman tanker ‘attacks’ – business live | Business

It remains unclear who the actors are behind the recent spate of tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman. Iranian authorities will continue to deny responsibility, either directly or indirectly through proxies. Houthi rebels fighting Saudi forces in Yemen are also suspected of being behind the attacks. Given the lack of clear information, there is […]

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Tory leadership race: Sajid Javid dismisses Boris Johnson as 'yesterday's news' as he launches bid for No 10

Tory leadership race: Sajid Javid dismisses Boris Johnson as ‘yesterday’s news’ as he launches bid for No 10

Sajid Javid has denied the Conservative party is dogged by Islamophobia, as he launched his leadership campaign by branding Boris Johnson “yesterday’s news”. The home secretary made his pitch as the “outsider” candidate who would appeal to younger voters, and those from ethnic minorities, who shun the Tories. He insisted he had a “credible plan” […]

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A cross-party motion designed to seize control of the Brexit process from the government was defeated by 309 to 298

Remainer MPs stage crunch vote TODAY to block No Deal Brexit 

Remainer MPs lost a crucial Commons vote on blocking No Deal tonight – in an early win for Boris Johnson.  A cross-party motion designed to seize control from the government was defeated by 309 to 298. The Labour-backed move was seemingly timed to coincide with Mr Johnson‘s leadership campaign launch – after he vowed to force […]

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