Tory ministers join secret plot to topple 'lame horse' PM Theresa May
Tory ministers join secret plot to topple 'lame horse' PM Theresa May - Junior ministers believe May is a "lame horse" propped up by senior members of her cabinet. Secret circle of MPs plot to topple her before party conference. Pressure mounts to move against May as new poll finds Labour with 8 point lead. Many MPs are reluctant to do anything that would cause another general election. LONDON — Theresa May is a "lame horse," prime minister supported by a "selfish" cabinet, Conservative…
Jeremy Paxman's final Newsnight: pedalling into the sunset with Boris Johnson
"Boris Johnson says snow casts doubt on climate change science The mayor of London uses his Telegraph column to signal to the Conservative party's right-wing that he is their man...Through columns such as this, he is signalling...to the deep blue, right-wingers in the Tory party who lap up climate scepticism that he is "one of them"...he is also signalling...that he treats science as a political plaything that can be tossed about, or ignored, at his convenience..."
Europe greets Boris Johnson's foreign secretary appointment with dismay
It started with reports that a German newsreader was having trouble announcing the appointment of Boris Johnson without laughing. It wasn’t long before the laughter turned to incredulity and then acute disappointment. It would be something of an understatement to say that news of his elevation to the august position of British Foreign Secretary has not gone down well in Europe. They remember Boris Johnson well here. As the Daily Telegraph’s Brussels Correspondent in the early 1990s…
Boris Johnson hogs limelight as Queen visits Crossrail