0 Have your say Ian Blackford continued his assault on Boris Johnson’s character for the second consecutive Prime Minister's Question time, claiming that the frontrunner in the Tory leadership race had “made a career out of lying” The SNP Westminster leader, who last week accused Mr Johnson of being a racist, risked ejection from the Commons for breaching standing orders that prevent MPs from calling each other liars.However, despite angry Tories attempting to shout Mr Blackford down, Commons Speaker John Bercow made no attempt to discipline the SNP MP.Mr Blackford called on Theresa May to "admit that neither of the candidates for office should ever be elected prime minister". Attacking both Mr Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, he claimed the "Tory dream is to drag us out of the European Union no matter what the cost".Mr Blackford’s comments were brushed aside by Mrs May, who argued Mr Blackford had "voted effectively for no-deal" in … [Read more...] about PMQs: SNP step up attacks on “liar” Boris Johnson
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Bloody Sunday prosecutions "about politics, not justice" says Boris Johnson BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Former Foreign Minister Boris Johnson has said that any prosecutions against Army veterans serving on Bloody Sunday would be about politics, not justice. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/bloody-sunday-prosecutions-about-politics-not-justice-says-boris-johnson-37877069.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37608420.ece/47293/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_9cf01828-fd31-4532-9d4b-19b8d7f68a60_1 Email Former Foreign Minister Boris Johnson has said that any prosecutions against Army veterans serving on Bloody Sunday would be about politics, not justice. Mr Johnson was speaking ahead of a decision being taken on whether to prosecute the soldiers on March 14. On Saturday the Daily Telegraph reported that four ex-paratroopers, now in their 60s and 70s, fear being told they will face murder charges. Thirteen people died when soldiers from the Parachute … [Read more...] about Bloody Sunday prosecutions “about politics, not justice” says Boris Johnson
BORIS Johnson has been one of the most vocal voices during the Brexit process and some have tipped him to become the next Prime Minister. We explain if he will run for prime minister and what has been said about it. Will Boris Johnson run for prime minister? The Brexiteer has not categorically said himself if would run for the top job. On December 8, 2018 Andrew Marr asked if Boris would run for prime minister. His response was: “I will give an absolute categorical promise that I will continue to advocate what I think is the most sensible, sensible plan to get out of this mess.” At the time he refused to elaborate on what the plan was. In 2016 after David Cameron resigned following the EU referendum, Boris’ electoral bid was scuppered by Michael Gove, which severely damaged his “brand”. What is the latest about his run for PM? It was reported that Theresa May will resign this summer so she can have more influence over who succeeds her. May plans on … [Read more...] about Will Boris Johnson run for prime minister?
THERESA May has seen off a gruelling challenge after dozens of MPs expressed a vote of no confidence in her leadership. But with over a third of her party wanting to boot out, she is still on treacherously thin ice. Come what May, who would replace her? Here are the latest odds. What are the odds on the next Prime Minister? Under parliamentary rules, the result of the vote of no confidence means Mrs May will go unchallenged by her own party for the next year. But she has strongly hinted that she will step down before her term officially ends in 2022. But Mrs May also seems determined that she will try to see Brexit through before resigning. Her scrappy success means she is safe from another such challenge from her own benches for the next year. This week, MPs will vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal, and if it doesn't pass her position will appear weak. But the weaker-than-expected result of the vote has bolstered the likelihood of Labour going for a vote of no confidence in the … [Read more...] about Who will be the next PM if Theresa May resigns before the next election – from Jacob Rees-Mogg to Boris Johnson and Amber Rudd
THERESA May's future in No 10 has been a point of discussion ever since her disastrous decision to call a snap election in 2017. Splits in the Tory party cast her future in doubt as critics say she should "lead or go". Here are the candidates most likely to take over. What are the odds on the next Prime Minister? Boris Johnson was the frontrunner to replace Theresa May in No 10, but has now slipped back to third favourite. Will the next Prime Minister even be a Tory? The uncertainty over Brexit talks and the Conservatives lack of majority have prompted some experts to predict a general election in the near future. That could mean Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is whisked into Downing Street. Here's the latest odds from Ladbrokes. Boris Johnson - 8/1 Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is still a hugely popular figure among Tory grassroots and the general public. He drew a huge crowd to hear him bash Theresa May's Brexit plans in a barnstorming speech at the Tory conference in … [Read more...] about Who will be the next Prime Minister if Theresa May loses a confidence vote – from Boris Johnson to Jacob Rees-Mogg