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Tory leadership candidates Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are facing hustings as the race entered its next stage this weekend. The series of in total 16 hustings kicked off this weekend as the two Tory MPs travelled to Birmingham. The hustings will continue until July 17, and members of the wider Conservative party will receive postal ballot papers around July 7-8...

At a visit today to the Royal Horticultural Society’s gardens at Wisley in Surrey, Brexiteer Mr Johnson was greeted by supporters. One woman told him: “We thought you were the best from the word go,” before adding jokingly: “Just don’t have any more rows.” Mr Johnson replied: “No more rows. No, no, no. All quiet, all quiet.” Related...

The former Labour Prime Minister fears Scottish, English and Welsh nationalism will tear the country apart. Mr Brown highlighted the fate of the UK cannot be ignored in the Tory leadership contest for the next Prime Minister. He added the UK is the world’s most successful example of multinational co-operation. Mr Brown noted a recent poll showed 59 percent of...

The Boris Johnson supporter told Emily Maitlis on BBC Newsnight preparing to leave without a withdrawal agreement “makes leaving without a deal much less likely”. The MP for Harwich and North Essex claimed negotiations aren’t closed with the EU and there is still time to do what is in the “interest of the people”. Mr Jenkin said: “We will be cashing...

Boris Johnson Tory leadership may NOT have been destroyed by relationship fight (Image: Getty) Jacob Rees-Mogg led a string of senior backbenchers in rallying around the former foreign secretary following the political storm about a row with his girlfriend that has threatened to derail his leadership campaign. They spoke out after an exclusive telephone poll for...

Mr Hastings got know Mr Johnson – who is running against Jeremy Hunt for the Tory leadership – in the 1980s, when he was editor of the Daily Telegraph. Mr Hastings wrote in the Guardian today: “I have argued for a decade that, while he is a brilliant entertainer who made a popular maître d’ for London as its mayor, he is unfit for national office,...

Scotland’s First Minister Ms Sturgeon launched a blistering attack against Brexit and Whitehall, accusing Theresa May’s Government of leaving constitutional conventions “in shreds”. Delivering a vitriolic speech at the Law Society of Scotland conference on two decades of devolution, Ms Sturgeon said: “20 years on from the establishment of our Parliament,...

This would see the struggling party, which now has just five MPs, perform a massive U-turn after suggesting in April it would in fact back Theresa May in a confidence vote because its own members did not believe a general election would solve the Brexit crisis. But Tory leadership frontrunner Boris Johnson has vowed to take the UK out of the European Union by October...

Labour MPs are being told they must attend the Commons the day after Theresa May quits ready for the move. Party chairman Brandon Lewis and Chief Whip Julian Smith are said to believe at least two Conservative MPs are ready to defect and others could follow to bring Mr Johnson down. The party has a working majority of just four but an upcoming by-election in Brecon...

Priti Patel criticised Mr Hunt for still supoorting Mrs May’s “miserable and discredited” Brexit deal, and said the leadership hopeful was wrong for his “personal attacks” on Mr Johnson. Earlier, outspoken talk show host Piers Morgan said Mr Johnson had “bottled” appearing on ITV’s Good Morning for “several years”. Mr Morgan...

Jacob Rees-Mogg, Iain Duncan Smith and Steve Baker are behind a report, which will be released today, and calls for alternative arrangements to the backstop to be made within three years to break the current Brexit impasse. The report by Prosperity UK calls for “goodwill and pragmatism” on both sides and says a solution can be found “by harnessing existing...

Right-wing leader Matteo Salvini has declared: “Lower taxes or I leave the government”, which has prompted fears this could complicate Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s talks with the European Commission over Italy’s growing debt. The country is currently trying to negotiate a budget with Brussels to try to prevent an EU disciplinary procedure, as the European...

Mr Tice, a leading light in the party launched by Nigel Farage in January, was speaking on the anniversary of the historic vote – since when, Britain has conspicuously failed to act on the result. He told Express.co.uk: “The establishment have prevented us leaving for three years. “But they will not be able to stem the Leave tide for much longer. “Leave...

Neighbour Tom Penn telephoned the police after hearing the couple arguing just after midnight on Friday, as well as making a recording which they then played to the Guardian. In the mobile phone recording, a woman can heard telling someone “get off me” and ordering a man to leave her Camberwell flat. The incident prompted enormous publicity, and Mr Johnson subsequently...

Mr Johnson refused to answer questions on his private life six times, following the visit by police to the home of his girlfriend Carrie Symonds. And rival Jeremy Hunt has made good progress in the polls after the late-night incident in Camberwell. And Boris was further hit this morning following news of a plot he could be replaced as prime minister after just one...

Despite a clear instruction from the electorate the so-called mother-of-all-parliaments has blocked the will of the people at every turn. The people of Britain had demonstrated their disgust with the we-know-better-than-you arrogance of Brussels by voting to leave. But they had not bargained on the even deeper arrogance of Britain’s own politicians whose efforts...

The audience jeered LBC presenter Iain Dale over the question and the Tory leadership candidate said it was obvious the audience was not interested. The Tory faithful then cheered Boris. And key supporter Jacob Rees-Mogg tweeted: “An excellent performance from Boris Johnson at the first hustings.  “Strong, clear answers and we will leave by October...

Hilary Benn has called on the party to come out “loud and clear” in support of a second referendum, describing Brexit as a “complete and utter mess”. Speaking during a People’s Vote rally in Leeds today, he said: “We know, to use the technical term, that Brexit is a complete and utter mess. “I have never spoken on a People’s...

The ComRes survey on behalf of The Sunday Telegraph, found 61 percent favoured Mr Johnson compared to just 39 percent for Mr Hunt. Mr Johnson is still the favourite amongst bookmakers for the position, but most of his odds have shortened after police were called to the home of his girlfriend Carrie Symonds following a reported row. The police left satisfied no further...

The Sunday Express has been given details of what the powerful European Research Group believe is Mr Johnson’s blueprint to get Britain out of the EU without further delay. And he will sack civil ­servants and ministers who fail to get the job done, senior members of his team have claimed. According to sources, former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith could be appointed...

The pair will square off in the first one-on-one hustings, with a debate in front of Tory members in Birmingham. It follows a day of chaos for the Tory party, with several scandals threatening to derail the contest. Yesterday was dominated by Mark Field and the video of him confronting a climate change protestor at Thursday’s Mansion House speech by Philip Hammond. And...

Express.co.uk readers can vote in our poll on who they trust more to deliver Brexit. Mr Johnson and Mr Hunt have reached the final two in the race to replace Theresa May and it is up to 160,000 Tory members to pick the party’s next leader. Brexiteer Mr Johnson has promised to take the UK out of the EU with or without a deal, although his preference is to strike...

Mr Johnson’s allies are gearing up for a general election in late 2019 if he wins the Tory leadership contest. Tories close to the former Foreign Secretary declared an early vote is not his favourite option, but something that may need to happen to end the Brexit chaos. They said the country may be forced to cast an early ballot if Parliament refuses to accept...

Mr Hunt will take on the man he replaced as Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary in a ballot of the 160,000 or so party members. He criticised Mr Johnson for not being willing to engage in a public debate until July 9th, four days after members receive membership ballots. In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Mr Hunt said: “He may be the right man, I may be...

Hunt dares Johnson to ‘debate you anytime anywhere’ (Image: Getty) The Foreign Secretary has written directly to his opponent telling him not to “hide away” from public scrutiny in the final stages of the contest. Making a Martini-pledge to Mr Johnson to “debate you anytime anywhere” on live TV, Mr Hunt dared his adversary to sign up. Mr Johnson...