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'Dull dull dull': Tory grandees join backlash against 'timid' May as she faces demands to pump billions more into NHS
Tory grandees joined a backlash against Theresa May today as Sir Nicholas Soames branded her Government 'dull, dull, dull'.
EU's high-risk plot to force May into 'soft' Brexit by refusing to agree a trade deal for City of London
EU Council president Donald Tusk is said to be orchestrating the high-risk strategy to refuse the UK a bespoke free trade deal in a bid to keep Britain in the customs union.
Migrants flock around HGVs at truck depot in Calais - as Macron promises to beef up security at the UK border after demanding £45million for extra fencing and CCTV
The men were seen trying to yank open the back door of a HGV this morning, as they loitered around the trucks and tried to avoid French police patrols in the area.
Britain could be BACK in the EU within in a generation if it's reformed, claims senior Cabinet minister
Cabinet minister David Lidington (pictured) said he believed future parliaments could be deciding whether to rejoin the European Union within a generation.
CEOs flocking to Versailles, India-sponsored Yoga on the slopes, and a recently jailed Saudi minister: Davos conference is nearly underway - but can Trump go if the government isn't open?
President Donald Trump is scheduled to join a bevy of world leaders and CEOs and billionaires in Switzerland next week, although his first order of business is keeping the U.S. government open.
It was yesterday reported that the pair could miss a chance to converse as they will only be in Swiss town for a few hours at the same time. But Downing Street has now said a slot has been arranged.
'Time to raise your game Prime Minister': Tory MP Nick Boles launches extraordinary attack on May's leadership tearing into her on housing, the NHS and the John Worboys case
Conservative MP Nick Boles accused his party leader of 'lacking ambition' and told her to 'raise your game' in an extraordinary attack on Twitter.
Revealed: Graduate, 24, who popped up between Macron and May in Oscars-style group photo says French leader took the shot himself 'because he's a selfie fanatic'
The young woman squeezed between Mr Macron and Mrs May has been revealed as Tamanna Miah (circled), a 24-year-old graduate from Canterbury.
Fromage! Theresa May caps her first summit with French President Macron with her own Oscars-style selfie at the V&A Museum
Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron are surrounded by guests who attended last night's party in an image that mirrors a famous selfie taken by Hollywood stars at the 2014 Oscars.
May hints she would vote to stay in the EU if the referendum was held today saying she would 'do what I did last time' and look at the issues
The Prime Minister backed Remain when Britain voted to leave the EU in June 2016 but has built her premiership around taking the country out of the Brussels club.
Migrants in Calais will be fast-tracked to the UK after PM bows to the French: Visa applications will now take just one month after May and Macron agree 'Sandhurst Treaty' shake up
Adult migrants seeking to come to the UK via Calais will have their applications processed within one month, rather than have to wait for six months. Children will have their wait slashed to 25 days.
Macron warns that Britain must pay up and accept EU laws to secure access to the single market post-Brexit as May agrees to speed up migrants' claims to move from Calais to the UK after day of crunch talks
Britain and France signed the Sandhurst Treaty to speed up claims by migrants in Calais applying to move to Britain. The treaty says cases should be resolved within a month.
A stitch in... four years' time! Theresa May reveals The Bayeux Tapestry will not be back on British soil until 2022
The Bayeux Tapestry will be returned to British soil for the first time in 950 years — but not until 2022. France's President Emmanuel Macron is set to announce the loan during a visit on Thursday.
Macron and on and on and on and on and on... the French windbag! QUENTIN LETTS watches as he hogs the limelight
By the time it ended at seven o’clock last night, Theresa May’s Sandhurst summit with French president Emmanuel Macron was more than an hour behind schedule.
Monsieur Fancypants wants to terrify us with Norman arrows: QUENTIN LETTS on yesterday in Parliament
The short visit of the Bayeux Tapestry provoked questions at PMQs yesterday with Huw Merriman, pictured, wondering if it could be housed in his Bexhill and Battle constituency.
Trump is not going to London so British Prime Minister Theresa May can 'focus her attention' on Brexit, claims Rex Tillerson
'Britain needs to focus on those Brexit negotiations right now, which is really important to them,' Tillerson told reporters.
Aides admit May and Trump could now MISS the chance to meet in Davos next week as Rex Tillerson claims the President cancelled a visit to Britain because the PM is too busy with Brexit
The Prime Minister and President may only both be at the World Economic Forum for a few hours and aides have today finding a slot for talks was proving difficult.
Ministers set up a task force to support businesses and workers whose jobs have been plunged into crisis by the collapse of outsourcing giant Carillion
The Business Department said the new body, which will meet later today, will involve businesses and unions and support to anyone affected by the bankruptcy.
Theresa May 'reignites feud with George Osborne by refusing to offer him a Lords peerage in snub that breaks with 50 years of tradition'
Prime Minister Theresa May's decision means George Osborne (pictured) will become the first ex-Chancellor in the last 50 years not to be offered a peerage.
PM hails the 'fresh talent' in her team and axes 'pale, male and stale' middle-ranking ministers to promote women and ethnic minority MPs as she battles to show reshuffle is NOT a damp squib
The PM ejected a series of middle-aged men from government as she pressed ahead with a shake-up of the lower ranks - despite complaints people were not being treated on their merits.
May stands by new youth Tsar MP Ben Bradley after he apologises for saying 'unemployed wasters' should get vasectomies
Ben Bradley, who was promoted by the PM last week, said Britain would drown 'in a vast sea of unemployed wasters' if the poorest families had too many children.
May says Carillion bosses CAN have bonuses clawed back as Corbyn demands blanket ban on companies providing public services
The Prime Minister flatly denied that ministers had been 'negligent' in continuing to hand out contracts to the stricken firm despite profit warnings.
Give us millions to shut Calais back door to Britain, demands Macron: French President says 'Jungle' migrant camp will not return if Theresa May accepts several measures
The French President has been pushing for concessions as part of an overhaul of the so-called Le Touquet agreement.
Minister for the lonely: Theresa May makes new appointment to lead drive against 'social epidemic' that affects up to nine MILLION people
Tracey Crouch, the Minister for Sport and Civil Society, has been appointed by Theresa May to lead a drive against a 'social epidemic' that experts say can be as unhealthy as smoking.
Theresa May rejects top Eurocrats' pleas for a 'change of heart' over exit from the EU saying the Government 'respects the public's decision'
Theresa May dismissed a plea from Brussels last night to rethink the decision to leave the European Union. Its top two officials appealed to Britain to have a 'change of heart' about Brexit.
Is THAT why Theresa wanted to bring back foxhunting? Bushy-tailed intruder spotted on the prowl in Downing Street
The bushy-tailed intruder limped past No10 as the Prime Minister and her ministers discussed their response to Carillion's collapse during the weekly Cabinet meeting.
Michael Gove gives ALL Cabinet ministers their own reusable coffee cups after Theresa May launches her war on plastic
The Prime Minister's top team were all handed the mugs a week after Environment Secretary Michael Gove was pictured with one. Pictured is Sajid Javid and Caroline Noakes with the cups.
May seeks 'clear the air' meeting with Trump at Davos summit after US president dramatically ditched plan to visit Britain
The Prime Minister is expected to hold talks with Mr Trump when they both attend the World Economic Forum summit next week.
Sir Nicholas Soames compares Theresa May to Churchill as he tells Trump his grandfather would have been a leader on climate change
In an attack on President Donald Trump, Sir Nicholas - a Tory MP since 1983 - said the evidence is 'entirely against' the US president's stance on climate change.
No10 launches its bid to allow the UK's first private flights into the cosmos but May is blasted after it emerges she has not appointed a new Space Minister
MPs debated the Government's new Space Bill today which if passed will allow the creation of a network of 'spaceports' to be built across the UK.
Nicola Sturgeon accuses Theresa May of a 'dereliction of duty' for planning to take Britain out of the EU single market as she joins renewed Project Fear with a new Brexit report
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (pictured in Edinburgh today) insisted her research showed the 'least damaging option by far' was staying in the EU single market after Brexit.
Trump 'DOES want to come to Britain' - but only when it's a proper State visit and 'probably this year' - as it's revealed he cancelled trip because of 'too little love'
Donald Trump's state visit to the UK could happen later this year, according to reports. Sources close to the US President claim he will be visiting London on an official visit some time within the next 12 months.
Carillion makes last-ditch plea to banks with £1.5billion debt collapse looming after the Government refused to bail out stricken construction giant
The firm is facing the threat of collapse under the burden of £1.5billion in debt - with fears of dire consequences for a host of public services.
‘Sorry to butt in here, but I think you mean Yemen, not Lebanon': PM slaps down bungling Boris as the Foreign Secretary twice confuses countries in Cabinet meeting gaffe
Bungling Boris Johnson was rebuked by Theresa May at last week’s Cabinet meeting after he repeatedly mixed up the Lebanon with war-torn Yemen.
Boris and Theresa clash over Trump: Foreign Secretary blames Labour and Sadiq Khan's criticism for cancelled visit - but Number 10 insists the London Mayor was NOT at fault
Mr Trump claimed he pulled out of the visit because he disagreed with the decision to sell off the old building for 'peanuts'. But observers suggested he did not want to run the gauntlet of protests.
PM makes clear she does NOT agree that African countries are 'sh*tholes' amid international fury at Trump's 'racist' immigration rant
Downing Street waded into the row after the US president, who has cancelled plans to visit Britain, lashed out at immigration levels from poorer states.
Tesco calls for a deposit on plastic bottles: Company becomes first major supermarket breaks ranks and say it will back a scheme
Tesco last night became the first major supermarket to throw its weight behind efforts to tackle the scourge of throwaway plastic bottles after Theresa May's landmark pledge.
Shouty warblers, bearded tits... QUENTIN LETTS witnesses the Westminster flock descend on the wetlands for Theresa May's big speech on environmental policy
As Theresa May visited the wetlands to make her big speech on environmental policy, she was accompanied by an eclectic mix of Ministers, Tory MPs, BBC grandees and eco-schmoozers.
Are disposable forks and straws next to be hit by charges? May unveils proposals for a levy on ALL disposable packaging as part of her war on plastic
Theresa May today revealed all disposable packaging could be subject to new taxes and charges as part of her new environmental drive.
May vows to overturn a vote by unelected peers to muzzle the press warning it would harm the journalism which 'underpins our democracy'
Theresa Many said the vote by the House of Lords to force the vast majority of papers to pay all legal costs in data protection cases even if they win is a threat to democracy.
'So wrong': Furious minister lashes out at PM's former chief of staff over claim Justine Greening was axed from Cabinet after blocking tuition fee cuts
Jo Johnson lashed out at Nick Timothy after he suggested Ms Greening, who lost her job as Education Secretary in the reshuffle, was preventing reforms.
Theresa May's 25-year plan to eradicate disposable plastic: PM to unveil plans for plastic-free supermarket aisles, a 5p charge on ALL carrier bags and a war on straws
Prime Minister Theresa May will warn that future generations will be shocked by our throwaway culture and she is set to extend the 5p carrier bag charge to all retailers, including corner shops.
Damian Hinds, the new Education Secretary, and Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson have been tipped to face-off in the future, potentially to become the country's Prime Minister.
Corner shops and retailers with fewer than 250 employees are currently exempted from the charge in England, but Theresa May and Michael Gove are planning to extend it to nearly all plastic bags.
How Theresa's showdown with Justine Greening turned ugly: ANDREW PIERCE has the inside story on the very rocky reshuffle
The relationship crumbled during the past year as the Prime Minister tired of Justine Greening's tone of voice in Cabinet meetings, described by one observer as often 'patronising' and supercilious'.
Theresa May facing pressure to ban smacking in England after Welsh politicians follow the Scots in moving towards criminalising the punishment
PM Theresa May is under pressure to ban smacking children in England as the devolved governments in Scotland and Wales attempt to outlaw the controversial practice.
'It's a Whitehall farce': Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis tears into May's leadership comparing it to The Thick Of It and saying business is 'getting it in the neck'
Theo Paphitis also warned that businesses are 'getting it in the neck' thanks to soaring business rates, the plummeting pound and the apprenticeship levy.
EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier says Britain CAN get its own unique Brexit free trade deal in a boost for Theresa May
Michel Barnier said a post Brexit free trade agreement 'will of course be tailored to the specificities of the United Kingdom'.
David Davis accuses the EU of shutting out British firms from crucial contracts and forcing them to relocate to the continent
In a leaked letter to Theresa May, the Brexit Secretary said there were a 'growing number of instances' where Britain was being treated differently in a way that is 'frequently damaging'.
'Grayling's tenure as Tory chairman lasted about as long as the Countdown timer!' Internet users mock May's Cabinet reshuffle shambles in a series of hilarious Twitter posts
Tory tweet incorrectly naming Chris Grayling as the new party chairman was quickly seized upon by internet users who posted hilarious parodies of the blunder online.
As momentum towards Theresa May's reshuffle built up last week, we were told that she would take the opportunity to reassert her battered authority. The reverse has happened, writes Peter Oborne.
No Prime Minister! Theresa May sacks Justine Greening after she refuses new Cabinet job in clash at No 10 while Health Secretary turns down1603624 move on a day of reshuffle chaos
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt warned Theresa May he would rather quit than accept a move to the business department and Justine Greening refused to move to work and pensions.
Nice old donkey Sir Patrick was led away to the glue factory: QUENTIN LETTS on Theresa's slo-mo shimmy
Veteran Conservative Party chairman Sir Patrick McLoughlin (pictured) stepped down following criticism of his handling of last year's disastrous snap election.
Not pale or stale! Theresa May launches major shake-up of Tory HQ in bid to lure in more party members
Theresa May's new team will implement the results of a party review into what went wrong at the polls last June and will also attempt to turn around the slow decline in membership.
The diabetes patients denied Theresa's life-changing patch: Postcode lottery means device that monitors glucose levels without finger-prick tests is not available to all
Theresa May sported a diabetes patch the size of a £2 coin on TV a few weeks ago. But people like George Hakes, from Cambridge, London, are being denied the same device.
Justine Greening RESIGNS and Jeremy Hunt REFUSES to move departments, scuppering Theresa May's plan to ditch 'male, pale and stale' ministers for more women in her Cabinet
After more than an hour with the Prime Minister, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt declined to become Business Secretary and instead left with a wider portfolio that includes all social care policy.
Theresa May faces backlash after appointing an MP who opposed loosening abortion laws as Conservative vice-chair for women
Maria Caulfield was made the Conservative vice chair for women today as part of the Prime Minister's overhaul of her senior team.
'No deal' Brexit minister will attend Cabinet after May's reshuffle to prove to Brussels that Britain is serious about walking away from a bad deal
Steve Baker (pictured), David Davis' deputy at the Brexit department, is currently in charge of contingency planning. Upgrading the role to one that 'attends Cabinet' is to be a signal to Brussels.
May's reshuffle descends into a shambles after the Tory Twitter account wrongly announces Chris Grayling as new party chairman and the Conservative website crashed
Tory MPs had begun sharing the tweet announcing Chris Grayling's move as the party hastily deleted the twitter post announcing it.
Former nurse Anne Milton dubbed 'Scary Spice' is tipped to replace Jeremy Hunt as Health Secretary as May reshuffles cabinet while Justine Greening 'is fighting to keep her job'
The MP for Guildford, Anne Milton, 62, worked as a district nurse for the NHS for 25 years and has been tipped to replace Jeremy Hunt as the Health Secretary in the cabinet reshuffle.
We'll bring in plastic tax to cut waste, pledges PM: Theresa May to unveil similar scheme to plastic-bag charge in major environment speech
Theresa May has vowed to tax plastic products which cannot be recycled. She says she wants to repeat the success of the 5p bag charge which slashed its use by 85%.
It felt like Songs of Praise in an old folks' home: QUENTIN LETTS watches PM's dreary and predictable tussle on the BBC
The Maidenhead hotel venue with its institutional carpet, high-backed chairs and the obligatory pot plant gave the interview the look of an episode of Songs of Praise broadcast from an old folks’ home.
'This is about life and death': BBC's Andrew Marr lashes Theresa May over NHS winter crisis as he tells her if he suffered his stroke this year he could have died because of A&E delays
Andrew Marr said delays to emergency treatment were a 'life and death matter' and recalled his own illness in January 2013 in an interview with Prime Minister Theresa May.
Tory darling Jacob Rees-Mogg tells Theresa May and Philip Hammond to bury their differences and get the Government back on track with core Conservative values
Mr Rees-Mogg - the favourite of grassroots Tories to be the next leader - said the new Cabinet should focus on delivering core Tory values to make clear the difference with Labour in 2018.
Theresa May insists there will not be a vote on bringing back fox hunting before the next election but says she has NOT ended her support for the sport
Theresa May told BBC's Andrew Marr Show she had received a 'clear message' on the issue and said there will not be a vote during this parliament.
Theresa May DEFENDS Donald Trump as someone 'taking decisions in the best interests of the US' and says he will visit Britain after claims he is a 'child' who is not capable of governing
Theresa May was challenged by the BBC's Andrew Marr to say whether she recognised Mr Trump as a 'child or stable genius' amid claims he is not equipped to be President.
Now British MEPs want to sabotage Brexit: Cross-party group of 20 politicians sign letter urging Government to keep UK in the single market
In an open letter signed by 20 MEPs - including Tories Julie Girling and Richard Ashworth (pictured) - the Prime Minister was urged to keep Britain in the single market following Brexit.
Theresa May could DELAY promoting Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to her deputy after NHS winter shambles forced him to apologise to patients who were unable to get operations
It is understood the Prime Minister will spend the weekend considering to keep Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt in his current role until spring due to the deepening crisis in the NHS.
Theresa May backs beach clean-ups saying the Government will do all it can to stop 'eight million tonnes of plastic making its way into the sea'
Theresa May has backed plans for beach clean-ups to rid the environment of the scourge of plastic waste. The PM tweeted her support for community projects ahead of a major speech next week.
Boris Johnson is to keep his job as Foreign Secretary amid fears he'd 'blow it all sky high' if Theresa May demoted him in New Year reshuffle
Theresa May has backed away from plans to demote Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in next week’s reshuffle, amid fears he could quit if she does.
Eurosceptics urge Theresa May to sack or move Philip Hammond in New Year reshuffle to prevent the Chancellor 'frustrating' Brexit
Some Tory MPs are still urging Theresa May (right) to sack Philip Hammond (left), warning that his lukewarm stance on Brexit risks wrecking the UK Government's central mission.
Daughter, 24, writes an open letter to the Prime Minister after her 84-year-old father waits for 3 HOURS in an ambulance outside an A&E unit as her eye-opening clip shows 15 ambulances being forced to queue up outside
Annie White, a trainee jeweller, penned a Facebook note to Theresa May following her father’s delay after he fell at his home in Barwell, Leicestershire, on Tuesday.
DUP to get weekly meetings with Tory ministers to ensure they keep propping up Theresa May after near disaster in the Brexit talks
Sammy Wilson (pictured), DUP Brexit spokesman, said the Tories had agreed to 'closer liaison' between the two parties after DUP leader Arlene Foster called a halt to Brexit talks last year.
Senior Tories demand May gives up on counting foreign students in the immigration target - enough to defeat new laws due this year
The group is big enough to force the issue and defeat the Government on new immigration laws due to be debated in Parliament this year.
Crisis, what crisis? Now May denies the NHS is in crisis despite 55,000 operations cancelled because of winter pressures as medics now describe hospital scenes as ‘battlefields’
Mrs May rejected claims that the NHS is in 'crisis' saying the health service is better prepared 'than ever before' during a visit to Wokingham today. She said she understood if people felt disappointed.
Ex-minister slams May's Brexit team as 'mad' and 'clueless' saying their economic strategy is 'fantasy'
Lord O'Neill, who served in the Treasury under George Osborne, branded Boris Johnson 'ludicrous' and said it was 'mad' for ministers to focus on relatively small markets such as New Zealand.
Stamp duty reforms have ALREADY helped 16,000 first-time buyers get on the property ladder, May claims as she kicks off a new year relaunch
The Prime Minister said more than 16,000 first time buyers have already saved up to £5,000 by changes in the Budget that axed the property tax for 80 per cent of first time buyers.
Tories could lose HALF their London boroughs at the local elections in a new blow to Theresa May's authority, party expert warns
Lord Hayward, an elections expert who worked for David Cameron, said Theresa May is on track to lose Barnet to Labour and Kingston to the Liberal Democrats.
Defiant Theresa May will still count foreign students towards immigration target even if they are cut from official figures
Theresa May will continue to count foreign students towards her target of cutting net immigration to below 100,000 even if they are stripped out of official statistics, regarding it as a matter of trust.