CONSERVATIVE PARTY LEADER CONTENDERS BORIS JOHNSON ABOVE AND JEREMY HUNT HAVE SAID THEY WILL TAKE THE UK OUT OF THE EU WITHOUT A DEAL .. OPPOSITION LEADER JEREMY CORBYN BELOW HAS BACKED CALLS FOR A SECOND REFERENDUM.. MPS VOTED ON THURSDAY TO PREVENT THE NEXT PM SHUTTING DOWN PARLIAMENT TO FORCE THROUGH A NO-DEAL BREXIT BY 315-274 ..
315 IN FAVOUR (LABOUR 233, SNP 34, CONSERVATIVES 17, LIB DEMS 12, INDEPENDENTS ETC 14)
274 AGAINST (CONSERVATIVES 262, DUP 10, LABOUR 1, INDEPENDENTS 1)
KATE HOEY WAS THE SOLE LABOUR MP TO VOTE WITH THE GOVERNMENT ..
TORY LEADERSHIP FRONTRUNNER BORIS JOHNSON HAS HIS LEAD CUT FOR FIRST TIME AFTER A TAPE HEARD BY THE GUARDIAN EMERGED ON FRIDAY.. THE MAIL ON SUNDAY SAYS THE TAPE OF THE ARGUMENT HAS HANDED HIS RIVAL FOR THE TOP JOB JEREMY HUNT AN UNEXPECTED LEAD .. THE NEW LEADER AND PM WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON JULY 23 ..
UK – Health Secretary’s move comes after the second strike over pay and conditions by Junior doctors yesterday. A ‘take it or leave it’ final offer from the government was rejected by the General Medical Association today.
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Well, it wasn’t exactly revolutionary – the same faces remain in all the key positions except perhaps controversially in Transport, where Justine Greening known for her opposition to another Heathrow runway is replaced by someone called Patrick McLoughlin.
That move, which could well be ruthless, drew immediate condemnation from the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, (pictured above) who said that the “mad” plan for another runway was now underway.
Apart from the moving of the Culture Secretary to Health and getting rid of the hapless Baroness Warsi little has changed.
Those who booed at George Osborne as he appeared at the Paralympic games will see that the man who has been blamed by many and praised by some is still sitting at the heart of government- as the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
And they will also see that Jeremy Hunt (pictured below) has replaced Andrew Lansley at Health because the latter was not percieved to be a good communicator when it came to the government plans for the NHS.
So, all this can only mean the cuts will continue, as the government searches for new sources of business which now almost certainly means a third runway at Heathrow.
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Frederic Michel, was head of public affairs at News Corp.
A June 2010 email said that Mr Michel had had a call from Mr Hunt’s adviser, Adam Smith, who said he believed that “the UK government would be supportive throughout the process”.
In an email sent on 15 November 2010, Mr Michel told Mr Murdoch “Jeremy” had tried to call him but had received “very strong legal advice not to meet us today as the current process is treated as a judicial one”. “My advice would be not to meet him today as it would be counter-productive for everyone, but you could have a chat with him on his mobile which is completely fine, and I will liaise with his team privately as well,” he wrote.
In another email – on 23 January 2011 – Mr Michel said: “He wants us to take the heat, with him, in the next 2 weeks”. He continued: “He very specifically said that he was keen to get to the same outcome and wanted JRM to understand he needs to build some political cover on the process.”
The next day Mr Michel told Mr Murdoch he had managed to get some information on Mr Hunt’s statement on the BSkyB bid to Parliament due the next day “although absolutely illegal..>!”.
Mr Murdoch told the inquiry that the reference had been a “joke”. “I think the ‘greater than’ and the exclamation point there are a wink – it’s a joke,” he said. Mr Michel’s written submissions to the inquiry suggested that he never had direct contact with Mr Hunt, despite giving the impressions in emails that he had. He explained that the “JH” or “he” in his emails were shorthand for Jeremy Hunt’s team. Mr Jay suggested that liaising with Mr Hunt via Mr Michel was a way of avoiding the appearance of inappropriate informal contact over the bid.
But Mr Murdoch said that it was “acceptable and part of the process”.