Earlier this week, the U.S. president found himself embroiled in legal and political scandal. Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer and right-hand-man, plead guilty to tax evasion, bank fraud and campaign finance violations. Cohen also admitted to making hush-money payments to two women claiming to have had affairs with the president, at the direction of Mr… Read More Trump’s America: Impeaching the president?
Today was expected to be the day of Prime Minister May’s sweeping reshuffle of her cabinet. While some lower down positions within the cabinet have changed hands, the majority of the high-profile posts have remained largely unchanged. The first announcement from Downing Street was that Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire was stepping down from his… Read More Downing Street Reshuffle: Where we’re at
Former Justice Secretary David Lidington has been announced as the new Minister for the Cabinet Office. It is thought that Mr Lidington will take on many of the responsibilities of Prime Minister May’s former deputy Damian Green, but without the title of First Secretary of State. Damian Green was fired days before Christmas after he was… Read More Downing Street Reshuffle: David Lidington announced as Minister for the Cabinet Office
The first announcement of cabinet reshuffle day was an unexpected resignation. James Brokenshire MP, Prime Minister May’s Northern Ireland Secretary has stepped down from his cabinet position, reportedly due to ill-health. Mr Brokenshire has served in the Prime Minister’s cabinet since she took office in July 2016 and has presided over the difficult task of… Read More Downing Street Reshuffle: James Brokenshire resigns
Senior Conservatives have spoken out in support of the Prime Minister following attempts to oust Mrs May yesterday. Home Secretary Amber Rudd, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson have all publicly spoken out in support of the Prime Minister after former party chairman Grant Shapps claimed to have the backing of… Read More Tory MPs rally around Theresa May following Shapps’ plot to oust PM
When the Prime Minister called for a General Election on April 18, Jeremy Corbyn was seen by many as the outsider; unfathomable that he might come close to Downing Street. This morning The Times published a YouGov poll, predicting a hung parliament. The poll predicts that Mrs May will walk away with 310 seats, and Mr… Read More Are we watching a repeat of the U.S. election taking place in the UK?
Get up to speed with the morning’s headlines from today’s Speaker Daily. The investigation into the terror cell behind the Manchester attack dominates this morning’s agenda. Speaker Daily
Around 10:40pm last night (Monday), an explosion hit Manchester Arena. The attendees of an Ariana Grande fled for their lives as the world reacted to reports of a loud blast. Greater Manchester Police confirmed that the apparent explosion was being treated as a ‘possible terror incident’, until found otherwise. Speaker Daily
Yesterday, the President of the United States fired the man leading an investigation into his ties with Russia. James Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, found out about his dismissal from television news; before he had heard from the White House. According to a statement from Trump’s press secretary, Mr Comey was “removed… Read More The fallout after Trump fires the director of the FBI
UKIP Leader @paulnuttallukip being presented his Nomination Papers for Boston and Skegness by UKIP Lincolnshire Cllr Sue Ransome pic.twitter.com/3x9oC9L7bK — UKIP (@UKIP) April 29, 2017 Nigel Farage’s successor as Ukip leader is to run for the parliamentary seat of Boston and Skegness. Paul Nuttall announced his candidacy 165 miles away from the constituency, while campaigning for Ukip in Hartlepool.… Read More Ukip leader Paul Nuttall is to stand for Parliament in Boston and Skegness