Mordaunt Short

24 Jun 19
wingswithme

The very first thing that struck me about the ongoing British Conservative Party leadership contest was the poor standard of candidates. When I think back to some of previous leadership races such as the Hurd-Major-Heseltine race of 1990 this current contest looks very 2nd rate despite the publicity generated. Given the low calibre of the […]

21 Jun 19
The Sun
PENNY Mordaunt blasted Philip Hammond for not understanding “the full value of defence to the nation” as she demanded more cash for troops. The Defence Secretary said the Treasury has been using “flawed” analysis to dish out funding. Penny Mordaunt blasted Philip Hammond for underappreciating the Armed Forces and demanded more funding for the troops And she warned ministers must cough up more money for the Armed Forces in the looming spending round. Ms Mordaunt, a Royal Navy Reservist, told the House Magazine: “I think that the Treasury has been missing a trick. “It has not really understood the full value of defence to the nation. The methodology that it uses is flawed. “So, in advance of the spending review I will be setting out why I think it should change its methodology towards its assessment of the return to the UK of investing in defence.” She also called for the next PM to demand the UK can prioritise British firms when dishing out defence contracts. The Cabinet minister said: “I have communicated to DExEU that I will be looking for some red lines in our future negotiations with the EU which previously haven’t been brought forward. “I want to be able to have the choice about reserving our ability to build ships and other capabilities.” And she revealed the Queen has promoted her to the rank of Commander with an honorary commission in the Royal Navy. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN POLITICS” posts_category=”318″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] The MoD is facing a funding black hole of £7billion over the next decade, according to the Public Accounts Committee. And defence chiefs have warned they are almost 10,000 men and women short of the number they need to keep Britain safe. The next PM – expected to be Boris Johnson – will face massive pressure to turn the spending taps on for defence. Penny Mordaunt said the Treasury has been using ‘flawed’ analysis to allocate funding [bc_video video_id=”6050510805001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Philip Hammond’s speech at Mansion House is interrupted by climate change protesters”] GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk  
19 Jun 19
andrewpurkis

Summary: Lessons drawn from the Oxfam safeguarding scandal have frequently been couched in moral terms – we should behave more charitably and selflessly, and give more priority to being ethical. But Oxfam’s failure not to invest more time and resources from 2012 into safeguarding was not to do with any moral or ethical deficit in […]

15 Jun 19
News Directory

Donald Trump is due to land in London for his long-awaited state visit, after Brexit, his security duties over Huawei, and taking time to return to London Mayor Sadiq Khan. 21st century information to call it. The President is in the United Kingdom for three days when the Queen spends a state banquet at Buckingham […]

13 Jun 19
Archy news nety

Downing Street has strictly refused to invite the home secretary, Sajid Javid, to Donald Trump's state banquet was Islamophobic. Javid, who is standing to succeed Theresa May as Conservative leader, expressed frustration at the snub, describing it as "odd" after more junior ministers were invited. He stopped short of claiming No 10 blocked his attendance […]

12 Jun 19
The Sun
BORIS Johnson has promised that he is the only one who can defeat Jeremy Corbyn AND deliver Brexit as he officially kicked off his campaign to become Britain’s next prime minister. The Tory frontrunner pitched his bold vision for a post-Brexit Britain and warned that the Tories will “kick the bucket” if they fail to get us out of the EU by October 31. Boris launching his leadership pitch today vowing to get us out by the end of October no matter what Partner Carrie Symonds was by his side at the launch Brother Jo and dad Stanley wait eagerly for Boris to arrive and unveil his pitch to the nation The big beast has formally launched his campaign after weeks of anticipation – warning: “Kick the can and we kick the bucket.” With just hours to go before MPs vote for the first time tomorrow on who they want to be their next leader: Boris promised to deliver the historic 2016 vote and get us out of the EU before the end of October He insisted he was the only one to see off the dangerous leftie politics of Jeremy Corbyn He dodged questions on whether he took drugs as a teenager but admitted he’d probably broken the speed limit in the past And he promised to bang the drum for free market trade around the world to best support the “poorest and neediest” in society He told supporters in Westminster earlier: “Now is the time to remember our duty to the people and the reasons for the Brexit vote. “They wanted to be heard. “Now is the time to unite this country and unite this society. “We cannot begin that until we have delivered on the primary requirement of the people, that they asked us to do. “After three years and two missed deadlines, we must leave the EU on October 31. “We must do better than the current withdrawal agreement, that has been rejected three times.” And pledging to take us out of the EU on October 31 with or without a deal, Mr Johnson blasted: “We simply will not get a result if we give the slightest hint that we want to go on kicking the can down the road with yet more delay. “Delay means defeat. Delay means Corbyn. Kick the can and we kick the bucket.” But he appeared to soften his hardline position on a No Deal, saying he didn’t want to go for a No Deal, but would get ready just in case. “I am not aiming for a No Deal outcome,” he said. [quote credit=”Boris Johnson”]After three years and two missed deadlines, we must leave the EU on October 31[/quote] “I don’t think we will end up with any such thing but its only responsible to prepare.” Urging MPs to “come together, get this thing done” he said that if MPs blocked Brexit “we will face mortal retribution from the electorate”. And he dismissed calls he was unfit to be PM, promising to “rise to the challenge” of finally getting us out. “I am not going to pretend it will be plain sailing, there may be bumps in the road,” he warned. “But my team will hit the ground running. “I think we will get the result – a sensible, orderly Brexit that allows this country to flourish on a great mission.” Partner Carrie Symonds was by his side for the official launch, alongside dad Stanley Johnson and brother Jo too. He was also flanked by a series of allies from across the Brexit spectrum – from ERG big-beasts Steve Baker, Iain Duncan Smith and Jacob-Rees Mogg, to Cabinet bigwigs Liz Truss and James Brokenshire. Boris issued a blistering attack on Labour boss Jeremy Corbyn over anti-Semitism, saying “he and what he stands for are a real threat to our fundamental values and our way of life”. “I will do absolutely anything I can… to prevent the government of the UK from passing into the hands of those who by their total disdain for wealth creation and their contempt for the normal aspirations of millions to improve their lives, would compromise our ability to fund the NHS and so much else besides,” he said. And he today pointed to his track record beating Labour’s Ken Livingstone in London as proof he can see him off. He said: “The last time I faced an emanation of that Marxist cabal I defeated him when the Conservatives were 17 points behind in London. And we can do it again.” When asked whether he’d ever done anything illegal, he confessed: “I cannot swear I have always observed the top speed limit of 70mph.” But he dodged a direct question on whether he regretted taking class A drugs, saying: “I think the account of this event when I was 19 has appeared many many times.” He apologised for any “offence” caused over his controversial comments comparing Muslim women to “letter boxes” but insisted he would continue to “speak as directly as I can” if he ever becomes PM. The Brexiteer promised to push the merits of “free market capitalism” to “support the poorest and neediest in society”. Attorney General Geoffrey Cox introduced him as the “a leader who can unify the Conservative family and outcampaign and outfight Jeremy Corbyn and Nigel Farage at any time and in any corner of our country.” And he got a boost from a poll which suggested he is the only contender who could win a solid Commons majority for the Tories. A new poll suggests Boris Johnson could win a Commons landslide if he is the next PM Boris insisted he was the one to deliver Brexit and see off Mr Corbyn [bc_video video_id=”6047327556001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”​Conservative front runner Boris Johnson laughs off a question about him doing ‘anything illegal’​”] A ComRes poll for the Daily Telegraph found that Boris is the candidate who would boost the Tories at the polls the most. If Mr Johnson became PM, 37 per cent of voters said they would vote Tory with Labour on 22 per cent, Lib Dems 20 per cent and Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party getting 14 per cent. According to Electoral Calculus, that would give the Conservatives 395 seats – far ahead of Jeremy Corbyn’s party on 151. The Brexit Party would fail to pick up a single MP if those results came to pass. The 140-seat majority would be the Tories’ largest since Margaret Thatcher smashed Labour in 1983. But some other pollsters warned against drawing firm conclusions based on the hypothetical results of a single survey. Supporters gave Boris a warm welcome as he concluded his first major speech of the campaign Jacob Rees Mogg backing Boris this morning in Londoon Iain Duncan Smith arriving to support Boris Liz Truss there to support Boris as he formally launched his campaign [quote credit=”Boris Johnson”]Kick the can and we kick the bucket[/quote] ‘WE MUST LEAVE’ Today Steve Barclay, the Brexit Secretary who has been masterminding the EU withdrawal agreement, announced he was supporting Boris. He said: “We must leave on the October 31 – any further delays will continue to fracture public trust in not only our democratic system but also the Conservative party. “We need a leader who will deliver Brexit and who has the ability to defeat both Corbyn and Farage.” Treasury Secretary Liz Truss added that the Halloween deadline for Brexit was a “do-or-die date”. The Sun revealed today that an array of top business bosses are backing Boris as the leader to “inspire” Britain. Even MPs who don’t support him are increasingly concluding that his victory is incredible – one told The Sun: “Of course Boris is going to win, as long as he doesn’t drop the vase again.” Mr Gove is still battling to rescue his campaign after he was forced to admit taking cocaine. Today his wife, journalist Sarah Vine, came to his defence and insisted he was right to come clean about his past. Describing how her “ashen-faced” husband faced the initial drug claims, she wrote in the Daily Mail: “Just be honest, I told him. Tell the truth on television, rather than shy away or dodge questions. “Face up to it and accept the consequences, however embarrassing and damaging they may be. “It would have been better, of course, not to have done it in the first place. But given that he did, lying about it would only make things worse.” Mr Hunt is positioning himself to take on Boris in the final shortlist of two after Mr Gove’s struggles. Today Business Secretary Greg Clark endorsed him, saying: “I feel Jeremy has a clear understanding of how important it is to have a deal and to pursue the trading relationship with the EU that I believe is vital.” Mr Javid will hold his campaign launch this afternoon, asking MPs to shun the “short-term, comfort zone choice” of Jeremy Hunt and Michael Gove. He is set to say: “A leader is not just for Christmas, or just for Brexit.” [bc_video video_id=”6047327616001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Boris Johnson defends his past gaffes and belief he is not fit for PM saying people want to hear ‘what we genuinely think'”] [boxout headline=”Timetable of Tory leadership election which will pick new PM”]June 7: Theresa May stood down as party leader but will continue as PM until her successor is elected June 10: Nominations for the leadership closed with ten candidates entering the race June 13: First ballot of MPs, open 10am-12pm; any candidate with fewer than 13 votes eliminated June 18: Second ballot (if needed), open 3pm-5pm; any candidate with fewer than 33 votes eliminated June 19: Third ballot (if needed), open 3pm-5pm; candidate with fewest votes eliminated June 20: Fourth ballot (if needed), open 10am-12pm; candidate with fewest votes eliminated – any further ballots needed will also take place on this day June 22: Second stage begins where votes shift from MPs to party activists who will choose between final two candidates July 22: Result announced this week, in time for Commons recess to begin [/boxout] [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN POLITICS” posts_category=”318″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Tomorrow morning Tory MPs hold their first ballot in the leadership election with ten candidates still in the race. Any contender who fails to win the support of at least 17 colleagues will be knocked out. The remaining challengers will go forward to a second ballot on Tuesday with the final shortlist of two set to be picked by the end of next week. Michael Gove is battling to save his leadership hopes Jeremy Hunt in Parliament today with backers including Penny Mordaunt and Amber Rudd Jeremy Corbyn is leading efforts to block No Deal Brexit [bc_video video_id=”6047136865001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Rory Stewart makes a joke about Boris Johnson, comparing him to an ‘elephant in circus tent’ at leadership campaign launch “] We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online politics team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours
12 Jun 19
The Sun
BORIS Johnson would lead the Tories to a Thatcher-style landslide and wipe out the Brexit Party, a new poll suggested today. The frontrunner in the race for No10 will today formally launch his campaign – warning: “Kick the can and we kick the bucket.” A new poll suggests Boris Johnson could win a Commons landslide if he is the next PM And he got a boost from a poll which suggested he is the only contender who could win a solid Commons majority for the Tories. With just a day before the first vote tomorrow: Boris Johnson picked up the support of Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay Michael Gove‘s wife defended his “honesty” after he admitted taking cocaine Jeremy Hunt won the backing of top Remainer Greg Clark Sajid Javid launched his campaign calling himself “tomorrow’s leader, today” Remainer MPs staged a bid to rule out No Deal Brexit and tie the new PM’s hands A ComRes poll for the Daily Telegraph found that Boris is the candidate who would boost the Tories at the polls the most. If Mr Johnson became PM, 37 per cent of voters said they would vote Tory with Labour on 22 per cent, Lib Dems 20 per cent and Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party getting 14 per cent. According to Electoral Calculus, that would give the Conservatives 395 seats – far ahead of Jeremy Corbyn’s party on 151. The Brexit Party would fail to pick up a single MP if those results came to pass. The 140-seat majority would be the Tories’ largest since Margaret Thatcher smashed Labour in 1983. But some other pollsters warned against drawing firm conclusions based on the hypothetical results of a single survey. [quote credit=”Boris Johnson”]Kick the can and we kick the bucket[/quote] Boris will today point to his track record beating Labour’s Ken Livingstone in London as proof he can see off Mr Corbyn. He is expected to say: “The last time I faced an emanation of that Marxist cabal I defeated him when the Conservatives were 17 points behind in London. And we can do it again.” And pledging to take us out of the EU on October 31 with or without a deal, Mr Johnson will blast: “We simply will not get a result if we give the slightest hint that we want to go on kicking the can down the road with yet more delay. “Delay means defeat. Delay means Corbyn. Kick the can and we kick the bucket.” He is also expected to lay out more of his policy agenda – and could reveal whether or not he’ll press ahead with a controversial plan to cut taxes for higher earners. ‘WE MUST LEAVE’ Today Steve Barclay, the Brexit Secretary who has been masterminding the EU withdrawal agreement, announced he was supporting Boris. He said: “We must leave on the October 31 – any further delays will continue to fracture public trust in not only our democratic system but also the Conservative party. “We need a leader who will deliver Brexit and who has the ability to defeat both Corbyn and Farage.” Treasury Secretary Liz Truss added that the Halloween deadline for Brexit was a “do-or-die date”. The Sun revealed today that an array of top business bosses are backing Boris as the leader to “inspire” Britain. Even MPs who don’t support him are increasingly concluding that his victory is incredible – one told The Sun: “Of course Boris is going to win, as long as he doesn’t drop the vase again.” Mr Gove is still battling to rescue his campaign after he was forced to admit taking cocaine. Today his wife, journalist Sarah Vine, came to his defence and insisted he was right to come clean about his past. Describing how her “ashen-faced” husband faced the initial drug claims, she wrote in the Daily Mail: “Just be honest, I told him. Tell the truth on television, rather than shy away or dodge questions. “Face up to it and accept the consequences, however embarrassing and damaging they may be. “It would have been better, of course, not to have done it in the first place. But given that he did, lying about it would only make things worse.” Mr Hunt is positioning himself to take on Boris in the final shortlist of two after Mr Gove’s struggles. Today Business Secretary Greg Clark endorsed him, saying: “I feel Jeremy has a clear understanding of how important it is to have a deal and to pursue the trading relationship with the EU that I believe is vital.” Mr Javid will hold his campaign launch this afternoon, asking MPs to shun the “short-term, comfort zone choice” of Jeremy Hunt and Michael Gove. He is set to say: “A leader is not just for Christmas, or just for Brexit.” [boxout headline=”Timetable of Tory leadership election which will pick new PM”]June 7: Theresa May stood down as party leader but will continue as PM until her successor is elected June 10: Nominations for the leadership closed with ten candidates entering the race June 13: First ballot of MPs, open 10am-12pm; any candidate with fewer than 13 votes eliminated June 18: Second ballot (if needed), open 3pm-5pm; any candidate with fewer than 33 votes eliminated June 19: Third ballot (if needed), open 3pm-5pm; candidate with fewest votes eliminated June 20: Fourth ballot (if needed), open 10am-12pm; candidate with fewest votes eliminated – any further ballots needed will also take place on this day June 22: Second stage begins where votes shift from MPs to party activists who will choose between final two candidates July 22: Result announced this week, in time for Commons recess to begin [/boxout] [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN POLITICS” posts_category=”318″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Tomorrow morning Tory MPs hold their first ballot in the leadership election with ten candidates still in the race. Any contender who fails to win the support of at least 17 colleagues will be knocked out. The remaining challengers will go forward to a second ballot on Tuesday with the final shortlist of two set to be picked by the end of next week. Boris Johnson is launching his leadership campaign today Brexiteer Steve Baker arriving for Boris’ launch today Liz Truss there to support Boris as he formally launched his campaign Michael Gove is battling to save his leadership hopes Jeremy Hunt in Parliament today with backers including Penny Mordaunt and Amber Rudd Jeremy Corbyn is leading efforts to block No Deal Brexit [bc_video video_id=”6047136865001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Rory Stewart makes a joke about Boris Johnson, comparing him to an ‘elephant in circus tent’ at leadership campaign launch “] We pay for your stories! 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12 Jun 19
News Archives Uk

BORIS Johnson would bring the Conservatives to a Thatcher-like landslide and eliminate the Brexit party, suggests a new poll today. The favorite in the race for the No10 will officially launch today's campaign – warning: "Kick the can and we're dumping the bucket." 8 A new poll suggests that Boris Johnson could win a landslide […]

10 Jun 19
Archy Worldys

For weeks in the Westminster corridors it has been saying that there would be more candidates for the battle for the leadership of the Conservative Party than horses in "The Grand National", one of the most important sporting and social events on the British agenda. And on this occasion the predictions did not fail. The […]

10 Jun 19
Lowmiller Consulting Group Blog

LONDON (Reuters) – A host of candidates to replace Theresa May as British prime minister launched their campaigns on Monday promising to solve the turmoil of Brexit and taking shots at frontrunner Boris Johnson. May stepped down as leader of the ruling Conservative Party on Friday, having failed three times to win parliament’s support for […]

10 Jun 19
Update News Portal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLeadership candidate Jeremy Hunt: “We need tough negotiation, not empty rhetoric.” The race to replace Theresa May as Conservative Party leader and prime minister is officially under way, with contenders setting out their pitches. Jeremy Hunt, Dominic Raab and Matt Hancock outlined their proposals at campaign launches […]

10 Jun 19
News Archives Uk

Media playback is not supported on your device media labelingLeadership candidate Jeremy Hunt: "We need tough negotiations, not empty rhetoric." The race for the replacement of Theresa May as party leader and Prime Minister of the Conservatives has officially started. Jeremy Hunt, Dominic Raab and Matt Hancock explained their suggestions for the campaign launches on […]

10 Jun 19
Lowmiller Consulting Group Blog

LONDON (Reuters) – Leading Brexit advocate Boris Johnson promised tax cuts for higher earners if he becomes Britain’s next prime minister as the contest to replace Theresa May – and take charge of the EU divorce – officially kicked off on Monday. May stepped down as leader of the ruling Conservative Party on Friday, having […]