Boris Johnson’s Brexit strategy is turning the Conservative Party from the party of Churchill into the party of Trump, a former cabinet minister said last night. Former Justice Secretary David Gauke, who had the whip withdrawn after rebelling on Brexit , told a fringe event at Tory conference in Manchester that a desire to attract the support of hardline Brexiteers the PM had made the Conservatives a “more aggressive, much more confrontational, much more divisive party.” Fellow Brexit rebel and former Attorney General Dominic Grieve said he had received a message during the event calling him a “foul traitor.” He said: “It's this kind of atmosphere which, I'm sorry to say, is being encouraged by the leader of the Conservative Party. “Yes it is. And it will undermine our democracy and smash it up. “And we will all have to live with the consequences, not only in our constituencies but our neigbourhoods, and it will extend to each one of … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson warned he’s changing Tories from party of Churchill to party of Trump
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QUEEN Elizabeth delivered her 65th Queen’s Speech to parliament on October 14. The speech is used to set out what the government intends to do in the next session of parliament and what the plans for the future are. What time was the Queen’s Speech? The Queen addressed the House of Lords on October 14 at around 11.30am. The State Opening of Parliament is a full-blown state occasion with all the usual pomp and ceremony to go with it. Queen Elizabeth wore ceremonial robes and a crown to deliver the speech that was written for her. A carriage procession preceded events.The actual speech is given in the House of Lords. The last State Opening took place on June 21, 2017. Who attended the Queen’s Speech? Members of the Lords attended along with ambassadors and high commissioners. Judges from the High Court and Court of Appeal were also there along with Justices of the Supreme Court.MPs from the Commons watched from the entrance to the chamber - which is referred to as the … [Read more...] about The Queen’s Speech 2019 – what were the new bills and when is the vote?
Boris Johnson has added fuel to a Trump-esque conspiracy theory about ‘foreign collusion’ with his political opponents. The Prime Minister told the BBC there were “legitimate questions” to be asked over a Number 10 source’s claim that Brussels sources were helping Brexit rebels with plans to take control of the Commons order paper. The suggestion was rubbished by former Attorney General Dominic Grieve last night as "false" and "farfetched" "I think there is a legitimate question to be asked about the generation of this SO24 legislation," he said. "It is a very interesting situation. We have Bills and an Act - the so-called Surrender Act - that I'm afraid has a massive consequence for the people and economy of this country were it to be effected. "We have no knowledge of how it was produced. It is not subject to normal parliamentary scrutiny. No-one knows by whose advice or legal advice it was drawn up. "What I'm getting at is no-one knows how these Bills … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson pushes Trump-esque Brexit conspiracy theory on ‘foreign collusion’
As back-handed compliments go, it was perfectly acceptable. “That’s something – coming from you,” murmured Jeremy Corbyn as he read my words of praise for his leader’s speech in Brighton. Indeed it was, because I’ve not been his greatest fan. But credit where credit is due, he rose to the occasion when Boris Johnson was shamed by the Supreme Court. It wasn’t a barnstorming performance. Jezza doesn’t do storm. It was a passionate appeal to pull together in support of a radical election manifesto. He caught the upbeat, impatient mood of the Labour party conference. Now, he has to catch the mood of a divided nation, which is an altogether bigger mountain to climb. Aides believe he can repeat the magic of 2017, when virtually-unknown Corbyn almost ousted Theresa May, and inflicted terminal damage on the Tories. And as crooked Johnson’s credibility sinks further into the mire (I might have used another word), … [Read more...] about Paul Routledge: Wily Harold Wilson’s old battle plan could beat Boris in polls
Boris Johnson today REFUSED to deny snorting cocaine as he dodged a litany of questions at his Tory leadership launch. The frontrunner finally faced press questions after emerging from his bunker vowing to end the Brexit misery by Halloween. But he waffled for 20 minutes when confronted with his history of lies, offence and whether the UK could trust him. The man who wants to be Prime Minister also gave a half-hearted apology for insulting Muslim women - but immediately vowed to do it again if needed. He was told by a journalist he'd "brought shame on your party" by branding veiled Muslim women letterboxes and bank robbers - to boos from his backers. He admitted: “Occasionally some plaster comes off the ceiling as a result of a phrase I may have used.” He added: "Of course I’m sorry for the offence I’ve caused - but I will continue to speak as directly as I can." Mr Johnson took just six questions from the press despite a litany of questions outstanding over his … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson REFUSES to deny snorting cocaine in Tory leadership launch fiasco