Tory MP Mark Field has announced he will be stepping down at the next election due to the “fractious and febrile” political atmosphere and the Government’s approach to Brexit.
A senior Tory MP has been kicked out of his party’s conference after he was involved in a “totally unacceptable” incident involving a clash with security, a Conservative spokesman said.
MPs from the Liberal Democrats, Labour and the Conservative parties, along with an independent, have lambasted the behaviour seen recently in House of Commons’ debates.
Boris Johnson is to announce a £200 million cash injection to replace MRI machines, CT scanners and breast screening equipment.
The Conservatives have faced criticism after they depicted Jeremy Corbyn as a chicken in a party advert, continuing a jibe aimed by Boris Johnson at the Labour leader this week.
Boris Johnson’s DUP allies have welcomed his move to suspend Parliament, with party leader Arlene Foster insisting he is “well within his rights”.
Tory former leadership contender Rory Stewart said he has not ruled out any future bid to head the party, but his intention to vote against a no-deal Brexit will mark him as a “traitor” in the eyes of some members.
Watching the Tory leadership contest through the inevitable Scottish lens, there is an increasing foreboding that our future could lie either with a posh buffoon who paints buses on wooden boxes or with a man who can apparently forget his wife is Chinese.
Theresa May is seeking a short Brexit delay amid suggestions of a Tory backlash if the Government requested a longer extension of EU membership.
A Scottish Conservative councillor has apologised for sharing an image comparing Muslim women to patio umbrellas.