Theresa May dismisses skepticism over leadership bid

Theresa May dismisses skepticism over leadership bid

Theresa May has dismissed scepticism among some conservative MPs over her claim that she wants to lead the Tories at the next General Election. Speaking during an official visit to Japan, the Prime Minister said there “are real issues that we need to be dealing with and I’m there to do it”. Asked about scepticism over her leadership ambitions back home, she said: “For most members of the public, they would say they want the…

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Theresa May: ‘I’m no quitter , I will fight next election’

Theresa May: ‘I’m no quitter , I will fight next election’

The PM is insisting she is “in this for the long term” and wants to stay in charge of her party for at least five more years. Theresa May wants to fight the next general election as leader of the Conservative Party, she has revealed. Speaking to Sky News, the Prime Minister insisted she was “in this for the long term” – indicating she will lead the Tories into the 2022 election. Mrs May said:…

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Conservatives would be worse off if Theresa May stays as leader

Conservatives would be worse off if Theresa May stays as leader

Most Britons think the Conservative Party will be worse off if Theresa May remains as leader, an exclusive Sky Data poll reveals. Some 45% of the public think it would be a bad thing for the Tories if they go into the next general election with Mrs May still as leader. Meanwhile, 28% thought it would be a good thing – and the remainder thought it would make no difference or did not know. The…

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May accused of pursuing ‘cut and paste’ Brexit over trade deals

May accused of pursuing ‘cut and paste’ Brexit over trade deals

Theresa May has been accused of pursuing a “cut and paste” Brexit, after saying the EU’s free trade deals could form the basis of Britain’s agreements once it has left the bloc. The Prime Minister, who is currently in Japan on a three-day trip to talk about post-Brexit trade and investment, said she wanted to use the trade agreement being finalised between Brussels and Tokyo as the starting point for a future pact with Britain….

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Johnson refuses to back Theresa May’s policy on foreign students

Johnson refuses to back Theresa May’s policy on foreign students

The PM insists overseas students should continue to be included in the net migration figures, but some in the Cabinet disagree. Boris Johnson has risked reopening Cabinet divisions about foreign students after refusing three times to support the Prime Minister’s stance. The Foreign Secretary was asked repeatedly if he agreed with Theresa May that international students should continue to be included in the net migration figures – which the Government is trying to bring down….

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May: Supreme Court will be ultimate arbiter of UK law after Brexit

May: Supreme Court will be ultimate arbiter of UK law after Brexit

The Supreme Court will be the ultimate arbiter of law in the UK after Brexit, Theresa May has said. The PM was speaking ahead of the publication of a paper that will set out the Government’s position on a new legal framework for Britain’s future relationship with the EU. The paper will say that “direct jurisdiction” of the European Court of Justice will end when Britain’s membership in the EU ends in March 2019. But…

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May accused of Brexit climbdown over role of European Court of Justice

May accused of Brexit climbdown over role of European Court of Justice

Britain could still be subject to some rulings by the European Court of Justice after Brexit, after an apparent climbdown by Theresa May. A Government blueprint on how the UK will treat rulings by the court will say its “direct jurisdiction” will end when Britain leaves the EU. That appears to fall short of the Prime Minister’s pledge in her Lancaster House speech on Brexit in January and will anger hardline Tory Brexiteers. The Government…

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British child missing after Barcelona terror attack – Theresa May

A British child caught up in the Barcelona terror attack is missing, Theresa May has announced. The Prime Minister said in a statement on Friday afternoon: “Sadly, I must tell you that we do believe that a number of British nationals were caught up in the attack. “We’re urgently looking into reports of a child believed missing, who is a British dual national. “The Foreign Office is offering consular assistance to those who were involved…

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Theresa May declines to be drawn on Brexit talks delay claim

Theresa May declines to be drawn on Brexit talks delay claim

Theresa May has said there is still “a lot to be done” in Brexit negotiations – and did not deny suggestions the next phase of the talks could be delayed. The Prime Minister was asked about a report by Sky’s Political Editor Faisal Islam, who said Cabinet ministers involved in the talks have indicated that the next phase may not get under way until December – two months later than planned. Sky sources have suggested…

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Theresa May criticises Donald Trump’s Charlottesville protest response

Theresa May criticises Donald Trump’s Charlottesville protest response

The PM hits out at Donald Trump for not singling out white supremacists for criticism after deadly unrest in Virginia Theresa May has criticised Donald Trump for his comments on the Charlottesville protest, saying there is “no equivalence” between fascists and their opponents. The Prime Minister spoke out after Mr Trump claimed there was blame on “many sides” for the clashes at a white-supremacist march that left one person dead. Mrs May told reporters on…

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