/ Row over sacking of
minister leads to coalition partner pulling outKosovo’s government
has fallen after only 50 days in
power, with the junior governing coalition partner pushing through a no
following disagreements with the prime minister.The prime minister, Albin Kurti, of
the leftwing Self-Determination Movement, may take two weeks to try to form a new government
or an early parliamentary election will be called. Continue reading... Kosovo
has fallen after only 5...
/Peter O’Neill says ‘fake news
’ is destroying Papua New Guinea, which has faced a tumultuous few weeks in
politicsThe Papua New Guinea government
is again flagging restricting or banning Facebook and other social media in
the country, after a tumultuous few weeks in
politics which may still see a vote of no confidence in
the prime minister.The prime minister, Peter O’Neill, has said he would order cabinet to conduct a “complete review” of
social media as the first task of
the newly appointed comm...
/Rolling coverage of
the day’s political developments as they happen 11.19am GMT Here are the main points from what Geoffrey Cox, the attorney general, told MPs about the Brexit talks. He started by saying that he could not comment on the detail of
the negotiations, but he then ended up being more forthcoming than one might have expected.We are discussing detailed, coherent, careful proposals. We are discussing text with the European Union. I am surprised to hear the comments that have emerged ov...
/Despite the resignation of
ministers and accusations of
corruption, Peter O’Neill appears to have outmanoeuvred the opposition The Papua New Guinea prime minister has seen off another attempt to unseat him following mass defections across the major parties which sparked political chaos in
Port Moresby.Dozens of
ministers and MPs had resigned or withdrawn from alliances over dissatisfaction with O’Neill’s leadership and in
particular his unilateral handling of
a multibillion-dollar gas ...
/Backbenchers submitting letters to 1922 Committee chair in
bid to block further delayFollow the day’s Brexit developments - liveA fresh attempt to oust Theresa May is under way over her decision to enter into talks with Jeremy Corbyn, with leading Brexiter MPs plotting ways to force a vote
showing that the majority of
the party has lost confidence in
her.Sir Graham Brady, the chair of
the 1922 Committee, has rebuffed calls from backbenchers for an indicative vote
on May’s future, because the pri...
/Sebastian Kurz faces no
after his party tops EU election polls despite video-sting scandalAustrian politicians are likely to sack the chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, in
after the leader of
the far-right Freedom party (FPO) indicated it would probably vote
against him.Kurz’s conservatives came out on top in
Sunday’s European parliament elections despite a video-sting scandal a week ago involving the FPO leader, Heinz-Christian Strache, which brought down their coa...
/Downing Street says it expects parliament to be sitting when new prime minister is announcedNo 10 has made it clear that a new Conservative prime minister will be in
place before MPs break up for the summer, meaning Boris Johnson is likely to face an immediate confidence vote in
his premiership if he becomes leader.Downing Street said it expects parliament to be sitting when the new prime minister is announced in
late July, after Labour and some Tories raised concerns that the government
/Veteran backbenchers would garner more support as a temporary PM, says SwinsonThe Liberal Democrat leader, Jo Swinson, has revealed the party’s proposals to stop a no
-deal Brexit, including an emergency cross-party government
, led by Kenneth Clarke or Harriet Harman, to replace that of
Boris Johnson.Speaking the day after Jeremy Corbyn urged opposition leaders to back a Labour plan to topple Johnson, via a no
, and install him to lead a caretaker government
before a Brexit-based g...
/Shadow foreign secretary also says it is likely Labour would pursue policy of
leaving the EU in
governmentEmily Thornberry, the shadow foreign secretary, has said Labour is considering calling another vote of no confidence in
Theresa May’s government
following parliament’s failure to pass her Brexit deal with 10 days before the UK is due to leave.The prime minister survived a vote of no confidence in
January, the day after her Brexit deal was rejected for the first time. Her deal has since been ...
/There are five scenarios in
which crashing out of
the EU can be prevented. But it will be a herculean taskCan parliament prevent a no
-deal Brexit? There may well be a majority in
the Commons against it. But Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson’s special adviser, says it is too late.For Brexit is currently the default position. In
February 2017, the Commons passed the European Union (Notification of
Withdrawal) Act by a vote of
494 to 122 – a majority of
372 – empowering the government
to implement t...
/Rolling coverage of
the day’s political developments as they happen, including the latest from the Tory leadership contest and Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQsAfternoon summary 6.57pm BST Before the fun starts, here a piece by my colleague Rowena Mason on Boris Johnson’s testosterone-laden campaign. Related: Boris Johnson criticised for male-dominated campaign team 6.47pm BST Hello everyone.The Tory hustings are starting shortly. Both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt will be answering questio...
/Shadow home secretary says MPs need to act quickly after recess to avert no
-deal BrexitDiane Abbott has indicated Labour could be planning a rapid vote of no confidence
against Boris Johnson once parliament returns in
September, saying the party was in
talks with other opposition groups on how best to proceed.While the shadow home secretary said it was “above my pay grade” to confirm any plans, she agreed Labour and other parties would need to move quickly when the recess ended to stop a no
/From ignoring the Benn act to holding vote
deal, the PM has several options availableParliament set for Brexit showdown on 19 OctoberBoris Johnson has planned an emergency Saturday sitting of
parliament on 19 October to allow MPs to decide the next step forward after a European council meeting that starts two days earlier. Here are some of
the options he could pursue. Continue reading... Boris Johnson has planned an emergency Saturday sitting of
parliament on 19 October to allow MPs to dec...
/SNP’s Stewart Hosie says opposition must unite and that Corbyn must get first chance to be PMThere could be a vote of no confidence in
next week in
order to remove Boris Johnson as prime minister and secure a Brexit date extension, a senior Scottish National party MP has said. Related: Nicola Sturgeon 'open to Corbyn' as interim prime minister Continue reading... There could be a vote of no confidence in
next week in
order to remove Boris Johnson as prime minister ...
chaotic exit from EU still divided on strategy to outmanoeuvre Boris JohnsonBoris Johnson is preparing for a parliamentary battle against MPs trying to block a no
-deal Brexit in
the second week of
September, as his cross-party opponents continue to be divided about the best way to stop the UK crashing out on 31 October.A senior government
source said Downing Street believes the first legislative showdown over no
deal will be on 9 September, when parliament is due to debate a progres...