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# Conservative

This year
Peter Flanagan: Brexit has failed, Boris has bolted and Sunak has been left with the mess
From London, Flanagan says Sunak’s government seems void of any real vision for the UK, while it’s still dealing with Johnson’s Brexit.
Tory chairman sacked by Rishi Sunak after ‘serious breach’ found in tax affairs investigation
It comes after an investigation into Mr Zahawi’s tax affairs.
Last year
Sunak and Truss trash each other's plans during hard-fought Tory leadership TV debate
Former chancellor Rishi Sunak claimed there is ‘nothing Conservative’ about Liz Truss’s approach.
All time
White House believes Nancy Pelosi will 'yield' on impeachment delay
“We think her case is going nowhere,” said Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence.
'They went back to the conservative approach' - Nacewa on Schmidt's Ireland
The former Leinster captain feels the belief was sapped from Joe Schmidt’s squad in 2019.
Rory Stewart denies social media stunt during TV debate as Tory votes come thick and fast
Stewart removed his tie mid-debate but denied it was pre-planned.
Liberal Democrats top new UK poll, surging ahead of Conservatives and Labour
The Brexit Party and the Greens have also both seen gains.
'I'm logged in as Boris': Conservative Party conference app glitch revealed MPs' personal details
The party apologised for any concern caused.
Theresa May fends off 'Remainer' Tories on a no-deal Brexit vote
MPs will vote on amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill this evening.
'Time to build real change': Conservative Ivan Duque wins Colombia presidency
Duque has already pledged “corrections” to the 2016 peace deal with FARC rebels.
Bill to make upskirting an offence blocked after Tory MP shouts 'object'
Other MPs were heard shouting “shame” after Christopher Chope’s interjection.
Conservative MP apologises to Jeremy Corbyn for claims about his links to Cold War spies
Ben Bradley has agreed to make a substantial donation to charities of Corbyn’s choosing.
UK deputy PM under pressure over claim that he had porn on work computer
Damian Green has dismissed the claims, made by two former police officers, as a smear campaign.
Divided Ireland: 'One side dedicated to making Ireland secular; another preserving Church's influence'
There is a profound, far-reaching division in Irish society, writes Larry Donnelly.
Tory councillor resigns after video shows him asking protestor 'can I take you to bed, please?'
Councillor Charles Carter was confronted during a hunt in north Yorkshire.
Election count underway in Australia with top parties neck and neck
Leaders of the major parties have each promised to bring stability to a government long mired in chaos.
Geoffrey Howe, old ally to Margaret Thatcher, has died
Howe, former chancellor of the exchequer among other things, has died from a heart attack aged 88.
Here's what David Cameron has to say about claims he got too close to a pig
Will he sue?
BBC apologises after saying deaf MP was asleep in middle of debate
The image was shared widely on social media.
UKIP candidate filmed threatening to 'put a bullet' in rival candidate
“If this lad turns up to be our prime minister I will personally put a bullet in him. That’s how strong I feel about it.”
5 things to expect when George Osborne announces today's Budget in the UK
With 49 days to go before the general election, this will be an important Budget for the coalition government.
Lebanese-born porn star stirs debate back home
Mia Khalifa has garnered a mixed response in Lebanon.
Poll: Was this Tory MP right to resign after a 'sexting' sting?
He stepped down after sending explicit photos to a journalist – but other MPs claim it was entrapment.
A British government minister quit because he couldn't make enough money to live in London
Mark Simmonds said he wants to focus on his family.
"Our Maggie": Tories open party conference with glowing video tribute
Got a spare ten minutes to watch our nomination for least balanced ‘documentary’ of 2013?
Anti-immigration party UKIP: election victory marks 'a real change in politics'
UKIP leader Nigel Farage said his eurosceptic party could no longer be dismissed as a protest movement.
Rich pensioners 'should give back any handouts they don't need'
Free bus travel, free television licences, heating bill payments – one Conservative minister in Britain has suggested rich pensioners may not need them all.
Thatcher: "You can't trust the Irish, they are all liars"
Former Labour minister Peter Mandelson said Thatcher gave him the advice on the day he was appointed Secretary for Northern Ireland.
Gerry Adams criticises parties celebrating Thatcher's death
In an interview with a Fermanagh newspaper, Adams also said he forgave the former British Prime Minister.
150k sign petition after UK Minister says he could live on €63 a week
The petition was set up to challenge Iain Duncan Smith to prove that he would be able to survive on benefits.
British politicians vote in favour of same-sex marriage
MPs voted by 400 to 175 to approve the draft law, despite a split in David Cameron’s Conservative party over the issue.
London police to investigate claims which cast doubt on 'plebgate' incident
The chief whip of the British government resigned in October after allegations he called Downing Street police officers ‘plebs’ – but now questions have been raised about the veracity of the allegations.
Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs
A new report by MPs wants drug laws overhauled – and retailers of ‘legal highs’ to be held liable for any harm the products cause.
Investigation into handling of abuse complaints at Welsh care homes
Historic allegations of abuse at care homes in north Wales, allegedly involving a former senior Conservative politician, will be investigated, the British government has said.
Politician dragged into British sex abuse scandal
BBC’s Newsnight last night aired a report in which two men said they had been abused by a Conservative politician – but the programme did not name him.
Nick Clegg and 500 other politicians coming to Dublin for FF-organised conference
The 33rd annual conference of European liberals will be taking place in Dublin next month.
Chief whip of Cameron government resigns over 'plebs' comment
Chief whip Andrew Mitchell tendered his resignation to David Cameron this evening after he was accused of calling police officers at 10 Downing Street ‘plebs’.
Guantanamo's youngest detainee transferred to Canada
Canadian Omar Khadr, who was also the last westerner held at Guantanamo, was just 16 when he was detained in 2002.
David Cameron hints Britain may hold a referendum on EU membership
The British Prime Minister said that the last Labour government should have held a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.
Suspect sought in Canadian body parts investigation
A hand and foot were discovered in separate mail packages, while a torso was discovered yesterday.