Theresa May

May's Historic Defeat

May's Historic Defeat

After two and a half years, Theresa May’s sole important policy and aim has been dashed to pieces in the Commons. The majority against her is an astonishing 230 in the Commons. The Prime Minister wields no authority or power in the Chamber.


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May's Commons Defeats, Put Simply

May's Commons Defeats, Put Simply

In a turbulent week of Brexit negotiations, Theresa May suffered two defeats in the Commons; two amendments were made which will curb the government’s power. In addition, Corbyn made calls for a General Election in order to ‘break the deadlock’ over Brexit. Ethan explains.


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Theresa May's Deal, Put Simply

Theresa May's Deal, Put Simply

“Currently Tory MPs are putting in their letters of no confidence and others are seriously contemplating doing so too.” George explains the events which followed the Prime Minister’s Cabinet Meeting on Wednesday


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Brexit and the Civil Service, Put Simply

Brexit and the Civil Service, Put Simply

“Theresa May’s Chief Brexit Advisor Oliver Robbins has been accused by Tory MPs of monopolising the Prime Minister’s Brexit negotiations and conspiring against Brexiteers in order to achieve a ‘soft-Brexit’ outcome for the United Kingdom and the E.U.” Sam Rhydderch explains.


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Budget 2018: The End of Austerity?

Budget 2018: The End of Austerity?

“Austerity is coming to an end, but discipline will remain.” Philip Hammond repeated this slogan twice at the end of his budget speech today. His aim was to hammer home that there is still a big difference between Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘tax-and-spend’ Labour, and the governing Conservative Party.” Sam Jacobsen analyses Phillip Hammond’s budget.


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Theresa May's Brexit Update, Put Simply

Theresa May's Brexit Update, Put Simply

With just two days to go until a critical European summit in Brussels, Theresa May addressed the House of Commons on the state of Brexit negotiations on Monday. The main focus was the question of the Irish Border after talks between Michael Barnier and Dominic Raab broke down. Matthew explains.


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The Conservative Party Conference: Day by Day

The Conservative Party Conference: Day by Day

“The Conservative Party Conference set off for a planned three days on Sunday. Looming over this conference has been a battle over what position the government should take in the final months of Brexit negotiations. There have been deep-seated opinions on both sides but it comes down to the membership and the ERG, versus Theresa May and her inner circle.” George Royce gives a day by day analysis of the party conference.


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A People's Vote, Put Simply

A People's Vote, Put Simply

Given the high level of uncertainty surrounding Brexit negotiations, some within political circles and the public are calling for a ‘People’s Vote’. This is essentially a second referendum, although it is not being cast in these terms. Joseph Monk explains.


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Government Plan to Tackle Homelessness, Put Simply

Government Plan to Tackle Homelessness, Put Simply

Official statistics revealed homelessness has increased for the seventh consecutive year, up 169 per cent since 2010. Last autumn 4,751 people were on the streets in England. How far will the government’s new plan go in addressing this crisis?


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A 'No-Deal' Brexit, Put Simply

A 'No-Deal' Brexit, Put Simply

‘Evidently, the notion of a ‘No-Deal’ Brexit is a source of vitriolic debate within the UK; it is alarming to some, but supported by others.’ Lyell explores the meaning of a ‘No-Deal’ Brexit.


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Votes of no confidence, Put Simply

Votes of no confidence, Put Simply

“Votes of no confidence are rare. When they fail, it weakens the rebels’ position, and even when they are successful, the consequences are not always clear.” Sam Jacobsen explores the complexities of votes of no confidence in the current political climate.


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The Brexit Briefing: Fudge, Champagne and Pasties

The Brexit Briefing: Fudge, Champagne and Pasties

“Fudging key pieces of legislation – such as the so-called ‘backstop’ on the Irish border - and avoiding other areas (including the EU’s concerns about champagne and Cornish pasties!), the government can tick-off another week on their Brexit calendar as we count down to the UK’s exit in March 2019.” Joseph Perry summarises the last two weeks of Brexit events.


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The EU Customs Union, Put Simply

The EU Customs Union, Put Simply

'Whilst the Customs Union itself is no doubt one of the vast number of EU-related terms that most of us knew very little about just two years ago, the Government’s latest announcement that the UK will leave the Union post-Brexit has shed light on the important role that it plays in the everyday lives of millions of Britons.' Euan Stone delves into the Customs Union.  


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May's plan for Tuition Fees: Between the Lines

May's plan for Tuition Fees: Between the Lines

"So, is this a case of bureaucratic pencil-pushing or a genuinely ‘major review’ of tertiary education?" Joe Perry deconstructs Theresa May's speech on her plans for reviewing higher education in the UK. 


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The Conservative Party, Put Simply

The Conservative Party, Put Simply

"The Conservatives have presided over some of the most difficult and transformative periods of British history", but how much do you really know about them? Read more here. 


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Davos 2018: What Happened?

Davos 2018: What Happened?

The World Economic Forum’s yearly summit in Davos may seem "closer to the finale of a James Bond film than real life", but what happened this year?


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Justine Greening's Resignation, Between The Lines

Justine Greening's Resignation, Between The Lines

Justine Greening stepped down from the government in decline of a new position offered up by Theresa May during her Cabinet re-shuffle last week. What impact did Greening have during her time and what led to her decision to resign from government?


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