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David Lidington: 'Nobody works harder than Karen Bradley'

The de-facto deputy prime minister says "nobody works harder" than the Northern Ireland secretary.
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Theresa May remains opposed to any form of Brexit referendum

As senior Labour MPs say a public vote is essential, top Tories confirm their oppositionDowning Street has said the prime minister remains opposed to any form of referendum being attached to a Brexit deal, as the government prepares to enter its seventh week of talks with Labour to find a compromise deal.Both Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer and deputy leader Tom Watson have said a deal is unlikely to pass without a referendum as part of the package, with up to 150 Labour MPs prepar...
Tags: Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Tom Watson, Michael Gove, Philip Hammond, Jeremy Hunt, Keir Starmer, Article 50, Brexit, John Mcdonnell, James Brokenshire


UK and Ireland sign deal to guarantee rights of citizens after Brexit

Deal secures rights conferred under common travel area and associated bilateral accordsThe government has signed a Brexit side-deal with Ireland to guarantee Irish and British citizens retain special rights in each others countries in the event of no deal.The Cabinet Office minister, David Lidington, and Ireland’s deputy prime minister, Simon Coveney, said the deal reflected two years of work to ensure the existing so-called common travel area (CTA) and associated bilateral agreements were secur...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, World news, Cta, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Brexit, Cabinet Office, David Lidington, Simon Coveney


Government's new deadline for passing Brexit deal is 2 July, says Lidington – as it happened

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, as the government and Labour resume cross-party talks on a possible Brexit compromiseHow to make sure you can vote in the UK’s European electionsFarage’s Brexit party press conference – Summary and analysisLunchtime summary 8.18pm BST We’re going to close down this live blog now. Thanks for reading and commenting. For a summary of the day’s events, it’s worth taking in the previous post and reading the afternoon summary (see: 6.06pm). 8....
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Labour, Nigel Farage, Jean-claude Juncker, Philip Hammond, Jeremy Hunt, Keir Starmer, European elections, Brexit, John Mcdonnell


Government's new deadline for passing Brexit deal is 2 July, says Lidington – live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, as the government and Labour resume cross-party talks on a possible Brexit compromiseHow to make sure you can vote in the UK’s European electionsFarage’s Brexit party press conference – Summary and analysisLunchtime summary 6.06pm BST Related: Labour wary of Tory divisions as Brexit talks resume I completely understand where you are coming from.I have some advantages taking over this job. I am probably the only secretary of state who o...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Daily Mirror, Theresa May, Labour, Nigel Farage, Jean-claude Juncker, Philip Hammond, Jeremy Hunt, Keir Starmer, European elections, Brexit


Brexit: UK will take part in European elections, says David Lidington

The PM hoped to avoid the vote by getting a Brexit deal agreed, but her de facto deputy rules that out.
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Brexit: UK 'has to fight European elections', says David Lidington

The PM hoped to avoid the vote by getting a Brexit deal agreed, but her de facto deputy rules it out.
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Brexit: European elections in UK definitely going ahead, says Lidington – live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, as the government and Labour resume cross-party talks on a possible Brexit compromiseHow to make sure you can vote in the UK’s European electionsFarage’s Brexit party press conference – Summary and analysisLunchtime summary 3.35pm BST Here is the full quote from David Lidington, the Cabinet Office minister, on the European elections.Parliament has had several occasions to vote on leaving the European Union. So far, every time there has be...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Labour, Nigel Farage, Jean-claude Juncker, Philip Hammond, Jeremy Hunt, Parliament, European elections, Brexit, Cabinet Office


Gavin Williamson sacking: PM says security council leak matter 'closed'

The former defence secretary had lost Theresa May's confidence, David Lidington tells MPs.
Tags: UK, News, Theresa May, Defence, David Lidington, Gavin Williamson


May faces Tory backlash over Williamson sacking as No 10 seeks to rule out police inquiry – live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenGavin Williamson: ‘I was tried by kangaroo court – then sacked’Hunt undermines PM’s attempt to draw line under Williamson firingThe Williamson inquiry was a Whitehall rarity: quick and decisive 12.47pm BST Earlier I quoted the Sun’s political editor Tom Newton Dunn giving away tricks of the trade about how lobby journalists get ministers to “leak” information to them. (See 10.35am.) My colleague Gaby Hinsliff, a former politi...
Tags: Politics, Conservatives, UK News, Defence, National Security Council, Whitehall, Cabinet Office, Williamson, Steven Swinford, Gaby Hinsliff, Observer, David Lidington, Tom Newton Dunn, Gavin Williamson, Mark Sedwill


It's your what in a box? Here's a thing to make your bosses think about malware responses

You mean they already do? Pull the other one Cyber UK 2019 Ever-exciting Cabinet Office minister David Lidington has put his name to a new infosec response testing tool developed by the NCSC, called (wait for it) Exercise in a Box.…
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Scotland should get independence vote by May 2021 if Brexit going ahead, says Sturgeon – live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including PMQs 2.50pm BST Here is the key quote from Sturgeon’s opening statement.There are some who would like to see a very early referendum, others want that choice to be later. My job as first minister is to reach a judgment, not simply in my party’s interest but in the national interest. 2.45pm BST Asked if she is willing to drop her demand for an independence referendum, Sturgeon says she is genuinely open-minded....
Tags: Politics, Scotland, UK News, Theresa May, Northern Ireland, Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish Independence, Scottish politics, Pmqs, Emily Thornberry, Ann Widdecombe, Sturgeon, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, John Healey, David Lidington


Scottish government will push for second independence referendum by May 2021, Sturgeon tells MSPs - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including PMQs 2.23pm BST This is from the Financial Times editor Lionel Barber.Sturgeon pledges #indyref2 by May 2021 - if UK leaves EU. Caveat important. No majority for Scottish independence right now, but #Brexit changes everything. Do Nigel Farage and @Jacob_Rees_Mogg care about territorial integrity of UK? 2.11pm BST Here is the Scottish government’s news release about Sturgeon’s announcement. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Scotland, UK News, Theresa May, Nigel Farage, Northern Ireland, Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish Independence, Scottish politics, Pmqs, Emily Thornberry, Ann Widdecombe, Sturgeon, Financial Times, Brexit


PMQs: Lidington and Thornberry face off as May's standing with Tory members hits record low - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including PMQs 12.19pm BST Thornberry says last week Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the House of Representatives in the US, said there would be no trade deal with the US without a solution to the Irish border problem. And this government does not have a solution, she says.Lidington says only two years ago Thornberry said the UK should welcome President Trump and work with him. Has something changed about Trump? Or has something c...
Tags: Politics, UK, US, UK News, Ireland, Theresa May, Labour, House Of Representatives, Northern Ireland, Home Office, Nancy Pelosi, Pmqs, Emily Thornberry, Thornberry, Ann Widdecombe, Brexit


Theresa May to fly to Belfast to attend Lyra McKee's funeral - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs 9.24am BST Here is the statement that Lyra McKee’s family issued yesterday ahead of her funeral. “Lyra’s answer would have been simple, the only way to overcome hatred and intolerance is with love, understanding and kindness.” (Family of Lyra McKee) pic.twitter.com/PkvaNG75Xx 9.06am BST I’ll need to change the agenda for the day, because Theresa May is now not taking PMQs....
Tags: Politics, UK News, Theresa May, Northern Ireland, Belfast, Pmqs, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Lyra, David Lidington, Lyra McKee


Brexit: cross-party talks to restart as Tories step up efforts to oust May

Chair of 1922 Committee is reportedly planning to tell PM to leave by the end of JuneBrexit talks between government ministers and Labour are due to resume on Tuesday amid distinctly limited expectations of a breakthrough, with the political focus likely instead to shift on to renewed Conservative efforts to oust Theresa May from Downing Street.The executive of the 1922 Committee, which represents Conservative backbenchers, is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, with its chair, Graham Brady, reportedl...
Tags: Politics, Conservative, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Tories, Keir Starmer, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, 1922 Committee, Conservative Leadership, David Lidington, Graham Brady


Brexit talks ‘will stall unless May shifts on customs union’

Sources say prime minister’s red lines are an obstacle in talks with LabourTalks between Labour and the government are unlikely to advance much further over the coming week unless Theresa May moves on her red lines over a future customs union, sources close to the talks have suggested.David Lidington, who is leading the government’s talks with Labour, said a compromise would have to be reached but played down suggestions that a government shift was imminent and added that Labour would also have ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, David Lidington


UK govt to resume cross-party Brexit talks next week

The British government will resume talks with the main opposition Labour party next week on how to resolve the deadlock over Brexit, a senior minister said Sunday. Prime Minister Theresa May's effective deputy, David Lidington, said they wanted to be able to "take stock" of any progress when parliament returns from its Easter break on April 23. May was forced to ask fellow EU leaders this week to postpone Brexit for a second time, from April 12 to October 31.
Tags: UK, News, Eu, Theresa May, Labour, Brexit, David Lidington


Brexit: Cross-party talks 'testing ideas' says Lidington

Ministers have a "fair bit in common" with Labour, David Lidington says, amid Tory anger over the process.
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Brexit: Cross-party talks at delicate stage, says Lidington

David Lidington says the Tories and Labour have a "fair bit in common" and are "testing" ideas.
Tags: UK, News, Labour, Tories, David Lidington, Lidington


Who Could Replace Theresa May as Britain’s Prime Minister?

Her offer to step down if her Brexit deal were accepted has opened the door to roster of contenders. Here are a few.
Tags: News, Britain, Theresa May, Jeremy, Johnson, Brexit, Gove, Great Britain, Hunt, Boris, May, Javid, Michael Andrew, David Lidington, Politics And Government, Legislatures and Parliaments


Brexit: leave-backing MPs pile on pressure as May’s deal drifts away

High-stakes Chequers summit breaks up without agreementTheresa May’s prospects of getting her Brexit deal through parliament this week dramatically receded on Sunday night after a high-stakes summit with Boris Johnson and other leading hard-Brexiters at her country retreat broke up without agreement.Tory rebels present said that the prime minister repeated “all the same lines” about her deal and that nothing new emerged during the three-hour meeting, at which Jacob Rees-Mogg, Iain Duncan Smith a...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Michael Gove, Philip Hammond, Boris Johnson, Iain Duncan Smith, Article 50, Brexit, Chequers, David Lidington, Dominic Raab


Brexiters pile on pressure as May’s deal drifts away

High-stakes Chequers summit breaks up without agreementTheresa May’s prospects of getting her Brexit deal through parliament this week dramatically receded on Sunday night after a high-stakes summit with Boris Johnson and other leading hard-Brexiters at her country retreat broke up without agreement.Tory rebels present said that the prime minister repeated “all the same lines” about her deal and that nothing new emerged during the three-hour meeting, where Jacob Rees-Mogg, Iain Duncan Smith and ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Michael Gove, Philip Hammond, Boris Johnson, Iain Duncan Smith, Article 50, Brexit, Chequers, David Lidington, Dominic Raab


Tory coup fails to materialise as Theresa May limps on

While there are ministers who believe PM should go, most agree it is not the right timeIf it was a coup, it didn’t last long. Cameras arrived early on Sunday morning outside the houses of David Lidington, the prime minister’s de facto deputy, and Michael Gove, the environment secretary, after two Sunday newspapers reported that one or the other could take over as caretaker prime minister from Theresa May in an emergency intervention.Discontent with the prime minister across large parts of the ca...
Tags: Politics, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Michael Gove, Downing Street, David Lidington


Ministers deny plotting to oust May as Brexit rebels head for Chequers

Michael Gove and David Lidington deny claims of coup as PM meets with Johnson and Rees-MoggPhilip Hammond has admitted Theresa May’s Brexit deal may not be able to get through the Commons, as senior ministers moved to quell speculation the prime minister could be forced out within days in a cabinet revolt.With the prime minister preparing to meet a group of senior Tory rebels at her Chequers country retreat, the chancellor told Sky News’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday that Conservative colleagues were “...
Tags: Politics, Conservative, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Michael Gove, Philip Hammond, Boris Johnson, Iain Duncan Smith, Sky News, Johnson, Article 50, Brexit, Conservative Leadership


Brexit: Ministers tipped to replace Theresa May rally round

Michael Gove says it is "not the time" to change leader and David Lidington says he is "100% behind" Theresa May.
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Ministers rally round embattled PM May

Michael Gove says it is "not the time" to change leader and David Lidington says he is "100% behind" her.
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‘Mr Europe’ David Lidington: the obscure remainer who could replace May

Deputy PM is mooted as interim leader, but his pro-remain record would be a problemDavid Lidington, who is mooted to take over as interim prime minister should Theresa May be ousted, may scarcely register with the general public, but within his party he is known for being on the pro-remain wing, having served as Europe minister from 2010 to 2016.That means he is at least well-versed on the subject that has torn the Conservatives apart for more than three decades and which threatens to take down ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Article 50, Brexit, Conservative Leadership, David Lidington, Brexit European Research Group Continue


May urged to go as she hints at pulling third vote on Brexit deal

Amid calls to ‘fall on her sword’, PM writes to Tory MPs saying deal will return if there is sufficient supportPressure on Theresa May has reached new heights as ministers backed attempts to let parliament take control of the next stage of the Brexit process and MPs openly speculated that her time in office could end within weeks.As a beleaguered May returned from Brussels, MPs suggested her deal could lose by an even higher margin, with several saying the timing now required the prime minister ...
Tags: Brexit, Theresa May, European Union, Europe, Article 50, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news, World news, Leo Varadkar, David Lidington, Greg Clark, Hilary Benn, Dominic Grieve


MPs call for May to 'fall on her sword' as Brexit deal could lose again

EU increasingly believes no-deal Brexit on 12 April is most likely outcomePressure on Theresa May has reached new heights as ministers backed attempts to let parliament take control of the next stage of the Brexit process and MPs openly speculated that her time in office could end within weeks.As a beleaguered May returned from Brussels, MPs suggested her deal could lose by an even higher margin, with several saying the timing now required the prime minister to “fall on her sword”. Continue read...
Tags: Brexit, Theresa May, European Union, Europe, Article 50, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news, World news, Leo Varadkar, David Lidington, Greg Clark, Hilary Benn, Dominic Grieve