Seven years on from the referendum, the divisions it exposed still affect how people vote.
Tory politicians boycott investigation into the impact of Brexit on London after Sadiq Khan claims 11/01/2024
Conservative politicians have boycotted a City Hall investigation into the impact of Brexit on London after Sadiq Khan claimed the capital was £30bn worse off. The London Assembly probe into the fallout from Britain's departure from the EU was due to hear evidence from five witnesses.
I thought it was a hoax. When The National ran a story in November saying that the Tory “Bullingdon boys” were set to reintroduce the pint measure for champagne, I’m ashamed to admit I had my doubts.
The former Brexiter Tory MP Peter Bone has lost his seat after being ousted by voters in a recall petition, leaving Rishi Sunak facing a by-election in the New Year.
The case of the cat deportation tale 06/10/2011
A claim by the Home Secretary that an illegal immigrant could not be deported because of his pet cat is wrong, according to England's top judges.
Tory ERG are 'playing with Brexit fire' over proposed amends to Rwanda migration bill, warns former party chairman 12/12/2023
Speaking on LBC's Tonight with Andrew Marr, David Davis said the European Research Group (ERG), and those on the right of the Tory Party, who want to undermine the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) are "playing with Brexit fire" and risk "destroying Brexit" over proposed amends to the Rwanda immigration Bill.
The Conservatives have broken their promise to match EU funding at £100 million a year, providing just £43 million.
The Conservatives want Northern Ireland out of the UK, a veteran unionist politician has said amid concerns over post-Brexit trading arrangements. / Lord Kilclooney levelled the claim as the Tory Government was urged to be honest about the impact of a revamped deal with Brussels, which critics argue retains a border in the Irish Sea.
British repudiation of the European human rights convention could blow a hole in the Belfast Agreement 02/12/2023
We have been here before. Several times. Five consecutive Tory PMs up to Rishi Sunak speculated about, or advocated, repudiating the European Convention (and Court) of Human Rights, which Britain helped draft in 1951, and of which Boris Johnson had previously spoken warmly as “one of the great things we gave to Europe”.
Lee Anderson has yet again invited widespread mockery after saying he would move to a remote Scottish island – and the internet was happy to oblige. / The Tory deputy chair claimed he would move to Orkney if the UK ever votes to reverse Brexit, in an apparent attempt to show that it was a suitable location to send migrants.
How Voting Behaviour Links to National Identity – And What it Means for the Next Election 27/11/2023
Between 2001 and 2019, the Conservative share of ‘more English than British’ voters rose from 40% to 68% while ‘more British’ voters still preferred to vote Labour. ‘Political Englishness’ was also evident in support for UKIP and the Brexit party in the 2014 and 2019 EU elections and in support for Leave in the EU referendum.
UK Government attitude to Irish ‘returned to repellent’ during Brexit says Alistair Campbell 26/11/2023
The UK Government’s attitude to the Irish “returned a little to repellent” during Brexit, one of Tony Blair’s former top aides has said. / Alastair Campbell slammed an “almost arrogance” on the part of the current Conservative government towards Northern Ireland.
Richard Tice responds to claims by Conservative deputy chair Lee Anderson that he was offered ‘a lot of money’ to switch.
Cash for seats row as Farage’s party accused of offering Tory MP ‘a lot of money’ to defect 26/11/2023
Party denies allegation but claims it has had discussions with Tory MPs, ministers and former ministers ‘furious’ with the ‘complete betrayal of the government’s promises’.
The era of Flat Earth Conservatism 11/10/2023
The Tory Party has been taken over by cynics and fantasists, says former Telegraph editor Max Hastings – which is why he has decided to vote Labour.
Mr Bray - known for his daily protests outside Westminster - was removed from a meeting hosted by the Bruges Group think tank on the fringe of the event in Manchester. “Where’s your Brexit benefits?” he was heard asking as other members of the audience manhandled him.
Chaos erupts as pro-EU protester Steve Bray ‘wrestled out’ of Conservative Party Conference over Brexit 02/10/2023
Pro-EU protester Steve Bray was kicked out of Conservative Party Conference after he questioned the benefits of Brexit.
BORDER checks brought in after Brexit will cost UK businesses £330 million a year, the UK Government has admitted. The figure – which a Tory minister claimed was actually a “saving” of £520m on the original plans – was disclosed in a letter to Labour MP and Labour Movement for Europe chair Stella Creasy.
Conservatives struggle for a legacy after 13 years of infighting, Brexit chaos and five Prime Ministers 28/09/2023
Some Tory think tanks are starting to hold talks with Labour as they anticipate a change of government.
After Brexit, desperate Tories needed a new crusade. They think dumping ‘human rights’ could be it 10/08/2023
The drumbeats get louder as the call of the wild pulses through the blood of the Conservative party again. The front page of the Telegraph on Thursday splashes, “Cabinet call on PM to ditch ECHR”. On their headcount, a third of the British cabinet want to join Russia and Belarus as pariah states outside the European convention on human rights.
What is the European Convention on Human Rights? Is UK still subject to ECHR post-Brexit? Tory row explained 10/08/2023
The European Court of Human Rights is still relevant to the UK, despite the country leaving the EU. / Certain Conservative MPs ... have called for the UK to leave the human rights convention, which would make Britain one of the few European nations, alongside Russia and Belarus, outside of ECHR.
Tory MP Tobias Ellwood says both his party and Labour are being dishonest over the disaster of Brexit.
Rejection of regular EU talks and Horizon dithering prove the PM is running scared of his party’s lunatic fringe.
David Campbell Bannerman, who wants to stand for South Norfolk, launched body that attacked privileges committee.