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# Tories

This week
29th January 2023 - 3rd February 2023
# westminster
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 week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# tax controversy
Investigation launched into Tory chairman's tax affairs amid pressure on Sunak’s Government
Rishi Sunak has ordered a potentially far-reaching investigation into Zahawi but resisted calls to sack the former chancellor.
Last month
January 2023
# House Of Commons
Brexiteer MP Andrew Bridgen stripped of Tory whip for comparing vaccines to Holocaust
Fellow Tories as well as Holocaust remembrance groups have slammed Bridgen’s remarks on Covid-19 vaccines.
Last year
2022
Voices
Opinion: Are we finally seeing the end of 'Brexit mania' in Britain?
Peter Flanagan asks if the tide is now turning against the great Brexit experiment across the water.
# UK
Tories will act against MP facing rape allegations if police open investigation, party chair says
Nadhim Zahawi said he has commissioned independent legal advice after allegations were reported to the police.
# rmt union
UK minister says deals to match inflation are unaffordable as nursing and rail strike loom
British Transport Secretary Mark Harper said there ‘simply isn’t the money’.
AS IT HAPPENED
Rishi Sunak confirmed as new UK Prime Minister
The new Prime Minister will appoint a Cabinet this afternoon.
# Tories
Could Boris Johnson make a comeback to Downing Street?
How quickly can 356 MPS forget Party-gate, Pincher-gate and the rest?
# Tories
Sunak-supporter Grant Shapps named UK's new Home Secretary after Suella Braverman resigns
Braverman took up the role in September as part of Liz Truss’ new Cabinet.
# Profile
Grant Shapps: Here's what you need to know about the new UK Home Secretary
Shapps was appointed to the role today following the the departure of Suella Braverman.
# truss issues
Keep Calm and Carry On or quit: Is Truss certain to be ousted and how might it happen?
The British Prime Minister is battling to save her position despite several Tory MPs publicly calling for her to resign.
# no 10
Pressure mounts on Truss and Kwarteng over UK economic plans
Senior Tories warned the Chancellor of further turmoil if he does not get the support of MPs for his fiscal measures
# Tories
UK minister of state fired after allegations of 'inappropriate behaviour'
Burns has also had the Tory whip suspended pending an investigation
# tory conference
'Let's get them removed': Truss' Tory conference speech interrupted by Greenpeace protesters
She faces a tough task retoring Conservative morale after the U-turn over a totemic tax policy.
# UK
Kwarteng says 'pressure' of Queen Elizabeth's death influenced controversial mini-budget
The British Chancellor said it was important to place the mini-budget in the “context” of the Queen’s death and funeral.
# Climate Change
Environment groups criticise appointment of Jacob Rees-Mogg to UK energy and climate role
Rees-Mogg has warned against ‘climate alarmism’ and said that oil firms need to stay profitable.
# Trussed Up
From student Lib Dem to Tory PM: What you need to know about Liz Truss
Truss’ history, her relationship with Ireland, and the policies she promised during her campaign.
Liz Truss has officially taken up the mantle as the UK's new prime minister.
Here's a look at her history, her relationship with Ireland and the policies she promised during her campaign, Lauren Boland reports.
AS IT HAPPENED
Liz Truss beats Rishi Sunak to win Conservative leadership race
The new leader of the UK’s Conservative party has been confirmed.
# Your Say
Poll: Who will be the next British Prime Minister?
Liz Truss is the frontrunner ahead of tomorrow’s announcement.
# Tories
Sturgeon: Truss will be a disaster as PM if she governs how she has campaigned
But Scotland’s First Minister said she hopes to have a good relationship with whoever is the next occupant of Number 10.
# NEW LEADER
Sunak and Truss make final leadership pitches amid cost-of-living support hints
Voting in the Tory leadership contest closes at 5pm on Friday and the winner will be announced on Monday.
# Comeback Kid
Boris Johnson evades questions when asked about potential return to politics
A Tory former leadership rival and critic of the Prime Minister has warned Boris Johnson could try and make a comeback.
Voices
Neale Richmond: We owe it to our friends in the UK to call out their bad behaviour
The Fine Gael TD says the government here owe it to the people to hold firm as UK politics continues to face upheaval.
# Tory leadership race
Sunak and Truss tear each other apart on economy in latest leadership hustings
Rishi Sunak warned that unless inflation gets under control, there is ‘no hope’ the Tories will win the next election.
# Leadership Battle
Rishi Sunak brags of his work diverting public funds from ‘deprived urban areas’
The former chancellor is seen in a video telling Tory members of his work as he fights the leadership campaign.
# UK Politics
Sunak says Truss will make UK economy worse in latest Tory leadership debate
Sunak is fighting to make up ground on Truss, after polls put her around 32 percentage points ahead among Conservative members.
# Leadership
Liz Truss wins polling boost over Rishi Sunak and backing of Sajid Javid
One poll of the Tory party members who will chose the next prime minister put Ms Truss 34 points ahead of her rival.
# Tories
Tory petition resisting Johnson's resignation as 'Boris bus' may protest leader debates
There may be a “Boris bus” to bring supporters to protest at hustings for the leadership race to choose Johnson’s successor.
# Your Say
Poll: Who would you prefer to see as the next UK Prime Minister?
Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak?
# leadership charge
Tory leadership race: Zahawi and Hunt dumped from contest in first round
The race for the Conservative leadership tightened to six candidates today.
# Runners and Riders
Who is in the running to replace Boris Johnson as British prime minister?
Some potential contenders have already made their ambitions clear, while others are yet to announce their candidacy.
# timeline
From resignations to Russian revelations - the timeline of a sorry 24 hours for Boris Johnson
The UK Prime Minister has been dealt the biggest blow of his premiership in the last 24 hours.
# Showing the door
Tories call for end of Boris Johnson’s premiership as new Chancellor denies threatening to quit
Cabinet ministers, MPs and former Tory politicians have issued a slew of criticisms against the British prime minister.
# Conservative Party
Tory MP loses party whip as formal complaint lodged with Westminster's harassment watchdog
Chris Pincher quit as Tory deputy chief whip yesterday after a drunken incident in which he allegedly groped two other men.
# Resignation
Conservative MP quits as deputy chief whip after drunken incident at private Tory club
The MP said he “drank far too much” and “embarrassed” himself and others.
Voices
Neale Richmond: Boris' Protocol Bill is an insult to everyone in Northern Ireland and the EU
The Fine Gael TD says the latest Tory moves in Westminster show a blatant disregard for the will of the people.
# Partygate
Johnson accused of lying to MPs over images showing him drinking at leaving do
The UK PM is seen raising a glass while surrounded by at least nine people and six bottles of wine during the second lockdown.
# westminster
British MPs under investigation could be barred from Parliament as Tory accused of rape
Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle said discussions are ongoing to decide on the matter.
# Investigation
Tory MP accused of rape released on bail
Tory chief whip Chris Heaton-Harris urged the unnamed MP in his 50s to stay away from Parliament.
# neil parish
Tory MP who resigned after watching porn in House of Commons won't rule out running in by-election
Neil Parish is considering using his support in the farming community to stand as an independent candidate.