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
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
A new poll has given the Conservatives a lead equal to Labour’s total polling figures. Conducted by ComRes for the Sunday Mirror, it is projecting that Theresa May’s party is twice as far ahead as Jeremy Corbyn in the race to secure Downing Street. The findings give Mrs May the highest vote share for the Tories since January… Read More Poll awards Conservatives highest vote share since 1991
The Leader of the Opposition today launched Labour’s campaign for June’s General Election. In a speech that seemed to channel U.S. president Donald Trump, Jeremy Corbyn launched an attack on the media, the elites and the establishment, pledging to run a government “for the people”. The Labour Party is currently lagging behind Theresa May’s Conservatives by… Read More Corbyn launches populist campaign for Downing Street as he vows to rise against the media and the establishment
The United States is ready to strike a new bilateral trade agreement with Britain, according to the U.S. Speaker of the House. Paul Ryan was addressing a Central London audience when he pledged his commitment to working with the president and the UK government to achieve a trade deal between the two nations. “The United States stands ready to forge… Read More UK and US ready to strike bilateral free trade deal ‘as soon as possible’
In order for the Prime Minister to hold her early General Election she had to pass a motion in the Commons on the matter. All opposition party leaders, from Corbyn to Sturgeon, spoke out in favour of an early election. However their leader’s support didn’t stop nine Labour MPs from voting against Mrs May’s motion. A further four… Read More Who are the 13 MPs who voted against the election?
MPs have voted in favour of holding a General Election on June 8 following a debate in the Commons. 522 Members of Parliament voted “yes” to the question: “Should there be an early general election?” Just 13 voted against the motion, creating a majority in favour of 509. The vote followed a heated Prime Minister’s Questions in… Read More MPs vote to hold General Election in June