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October 8, 2017 3:25 PM The risky move that secured Theresa May's survival

Having the party whips expose Grant Shapp's half-cocked coup has forced more deadly rivals to shy away from Mrs May's detractors. Theresa May's political death is, by definition, a certainty. But it seems it will not come right at this moment, nor will it be at the hands of Grant Shapps. She owes her survival to the effective, if risky, decision to get the party 52

October 7, 2017 7:56 AM Boris Johnson tells Tories to 'get behind' Theresa May

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has urged colleagues to "get behind" the PM because "people are fed up with this malarkey". In a WhatsApp message he urged Tories "talk about nothing except policies". It comes after ex-party chairman Grant Shapps said about 30 Tory MPs backed his call for a leadership contest. The party's leader in Scotland, Ruth Davidson 56

October 2, 2017 12:05 AM Voluntary tax on £10m mansions: Westminster council plans to introduce levy next year after speaking to wealthy homeowners

Westminster council plans to introduce the country’s first voluntary ‘mansion tax’ on properties worth more than £10million, it has emerged. Alongside normal tax bills, the flagship Tory council said it intends to use government powers to collect further payment under another council tax band – starting in April next year. The leader of Westminster council 38

October 1, 2017 10:01 AM Brexit delayed: Barnier’s plot to keep Britain in the EU

EU negotiator Michel Barnier is trying to delay Brexit for as long as possible to “stay in the limelight” and further his political career, a leading MEP has claimed. “Now he’s being talked about, if he can keep his profile up, as a potential Spitzenkandidat, a potential candidate for the Presidency of the Commission after 2019.” In 2014, Juncker and Barnier 32

October 1, 2017 9:46 AM Tory Voters Back Radical Policies Like A Universal Basic Income

The Conservatives must become the party of the NHS to claw back support, exclusive HuffPost UK poll shows. The scale of the challenge facing Theresa May’s Conservatives has been laid bare, with scores of voters strongly backing radical policies in a new poll for HuffPost UK. The Prime Minister will use the Conservative Party conference in Manchester 29

September 30, 2017 11:01 PM DUP deal attacked as 'shameless' by opposition leaders, despite ‘£23billion UK boost’

OPPOSITION parties have been accused of attacking the deal between the Democratic Unionist Party and the Conservatives while ignoring the £23billion dividend it provides for taxpayers across the UK. Former Lib Dem deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has called the arrangement “grubby and tawdry” and dubbed it a “bung”. Scottish National Party leader Nicola 31

September 27, 2017 2:05 AM Roy Moore Wins Senate G.O.P. Runoff in Alabama

For his part, Mr. Trump congratulated Mr. Moore in a tweet. “Luther Strange started way back & ran a good race. Roy, WIN in Dec!” he wrote. In a race that began as something of a political afterthought and ended up showcasing the right’s enduring divisions, the victory by Mr. Moore, one of the most tenacious figures in Alabama politics, will likely embolden 75

September 26, 2017 7:30 PM Saudi Arabia driving ban on women to be lifted

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has issued a decree allowing women to drive for the first time, state media say. Government ministries are to prepare reports within 30 days and the order will be implemented by June 2018, the Saudi Press Agency reported. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world to forbid women from driving. Under the current system, only men are allowed 54

September 25, 2017 2:53 AM Labour pledges law to cut credit card debt

Legislation limiting the amount of interest that can be charged on credit card debts is being promised by the Labour Party. Under the changes, nobody would pay more in interest than they had originally borrowed. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell says more than three million people are "trapped" by credit card debt. He will unveil the planned change in the law in a speech 48

September 17, 2017 11:24 AM Vince Cable: I could become prime minister

Sir Vince Cable has insisted it is "perfectly plausible" that he could become the next prime minister. The Liberal Democrat leader said politics was in a "remarkable state of flux", with both major parties divided. On day two of its conference, the party leadership saw off a challenge to its policy on a second EU referendum. Members backed the idea of an "exit 52