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Caroline Lucas proposes all-female ’emergency cabinet’ to stop no-deal Brexit and push for second referendum

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has proposed a cross-party all-female “emergency cabinet” to block a no-deal Brexit and push for a second referendum. The extraordinary plan would see the formation of a government of national unity following a Commons vote of no-confidence in prime minister Boris Johnson. The temporary cabinet would exist only …

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Boris Johnson news – live: Secret talks to block no-deal Brexit revealed, as Lucas criticised over all-white ’emergency cabinet’ plan

Nigel Farage said the Queen Mother was an “overweight, chain-smoking gin drinker” in a series of incendiary remarks about members of the royal family, it has been claimed.   The Brexit Party leader – in a speech in Australia to Sydney’s Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday – reportedly ridiculed …

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Gavin Williamson urged to repay thousands of pounds to taxpayer after returning to cabinet less than three months after being sacked

Gavin Williamson is facing calls to pay back thousands of pounds to the taxpayer amid claims that he profited financially from being sacked as defence secretary. The new education secretary returned to the government when Boris Johnson assumed office last month but was still receiving severance pay after leaving his previous cabinet job less …

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Black cabinet members ‘selling souls and self-respect’ by serving in Boris Johnson team, Labour MP says

A Labour frontbencher has sparked a row with a Tory MP after accusing him and fellow colleagues from ethnic minority backgrounds of selling their “souls and self-respect” by accepting jobs in Boris Johnson’s newly formed cabinet. His remarks came after the Conservatives’ newly appointed party chair, James Cleverly, mocked Jeremy Corbyn’s 2017 claim that …

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Tory MP says British-born Priti Patel is in Boris Johnson’s cabinet partly because ‘she’s a woman from the Indian subcontinent’

Iain Duncan Smith has said that Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, was appointed partly because she “comes from the Indian subcontinent”, despite the fact that Ms Patel is a British citizen who was born in London. The former Tory leader was being interviewed by Nick Robinson on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on …

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Boris Johnson reshuffle: New prime minister conducts cabinet bloodbath to fill his government with Brexit loyalists

Boris Johnson has carried out a massive cabinet clear-out as he set to working building a government dominated by Brexit loyalists. Within hours of the new prime minister taking over from Theresa May, 13 full cabinet ministers and four others who attended cabinet were sacked or resigned from the government in a bloodbath which …

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