NICK Boles resigned from his local Conservative Party after a row over Brexit amid attempts to have him deselected at the next election. But how did he get into trouble over the UK's departure from the EU? Here's the lowdown... Who is Nick Boles? Nick Boles is a politician from the Conservative Party. He is also the Member of Parliament for the Grantham and Stamford constituency in Lincolnshire and was the Minister of State for Skills from 2014 - 2016.His father is Sir Jack Boles, who was the Head of the National Trust from 1975 to 1983. The 53-year-old was a Westminster City councillor and the Director of Policy Exchange before he entered parliament. He is the brother-in-law of former Conservative MP Dudley Fishburn. What has the Tory MP said about Brexit? Boles vowed to quit and bring down Theresa May if she goes for a No Deal Brexit.The influential ex-minister said he would resign the Tory whip rather than accept the policy. Today, after No Deal has been brought perilously … [Read more...] about Who is Nick Boles, why has the Tory MP been forced to quit and what has he said about Brexit?
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BORIS Johnson is set to install a team of top Brexiteers at the heart of Government as he overhauls No10. The next PM has hired a string of Leave veterans from inside and outside the Commons to run his operation. He is adamant that Brexit must be steered by true believers after three years of rule by Remain voters. Although Boris won't have a total clearout of Remainers, with the likes of Matt Hancock and Amber Rudd set to get top jobs, he is certain to install a new team to handle Brexit.Mr Johnson's campaign chair in the Tory leadership election was ex-leader Iain Duncan Smith. He could take a Government role such as Cabinet Office Minister allowing him to co-ordinate between departments. Boris was also strongly supported by Jacob Rees-Mogg, now tipped for a senior job. Other well-known MPs on Team BoJo include Priti Patel, Dominic Raab and Andrea Leadsom - all possible Cabinet ministers under the new PM.Among Mr Johnson's backroom team are a number of advisers who worked on the Vote … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson assembles team of Brexit true believers to take Britain out of the EU
BORIS Johnson will today start to unveil a blitzkrieg of domestic plans now he has been elected PM in a bid to widen his Premiership away from just Brexit. The new PM is now expected to promise immediate action on a raft of long standing problems that Theresa May’s administration failed to grip. They include an immediate insurance plan to tackle the spiralling cost of social care, a major overhaul of school funding, and moves to turbo-charge business in the regions. Boris’s leadership team were last night hoping for victory against rival Jeremy Hunt by “at least 20 points”, as they predicted he will win between 60 and 70 per cent of the vote.Voting among the Tories’ 165,000 eligible members closed at 5pm last night, and the winner was announced at midday today after an overnight count. Mr Johnson received 92,153 votes compared to Hunt's 46,656 in a landslide victory. NEW POLICIES The policy announcements will mark a significant change in tone from … [Read more...] about New Prime Minister Boris Johnson to unveil domestic policy blitz to look beyond Brexit
BORIS Johnson's Remainer dad says he will deliver Brexit "in a flash" as the family celebrated his landslide win - but there was no sign of girlfriend Carrie Symonds. The 31-year-old was nowhere to be seen as BoJo proudly accepted the keys to No 10 after defeating rival Jeremy Hunt by twice as many votes. He vowed to "deliver Brexit, unite the country, defeat Jeremy Corbyn and energise", spelling out D.U.D.E in one of his trademark wisecracks. BoJo, 55, was supported in his speech by his dad Stanley, sister Rachel and brother Jo - despite the Johnson family sharing differing views on Brexit in the past.Stanley, 78, who appeared on I'm a Celebrity in 2017 and recently with campmate Georgia "Toff" Toffolo on Celebrity Gogglebox, was a Conservative MEP between 1979 and 1984. In April, he applied to stand in the Euro elections for the Tories - but was later rejected after "failing to catch the selectors’ eye". Speaking today, Stanley said: "I have the face of a proud … [Read more...] about Boris’ dad Stanley vows son will deliver Brexit ‘in a flash’ as family watch win – but Carrie Symonds stays away
AMBITIOUS Boris Johnson will need to keep a cool head as he faces the toughest challenge of any PM to take office outside of wartime. Handicapped by a wafer-thin Commons majority, he has to deliver Brexit in 100 days, solve the Iranian crisis and rule on domestic policy decisions kicked into the long grass by predecessor Theresa May. And Tory MPs pointed out that all of this has to be achieved against a backdrop of feuding advisers and Boris’ headline grabbing relationship with PR girlfriend Carrie Symonds. There was no sign of Carrie yesterday but she expected to be by his side in No10 in the coming days as the new PM settles into the biggest job in the nation.Boris claimed to be “undaunted” by the scale of the task facing him in his “dream job”. Defeated rival Jeremy Hunt said today: “It’s a challenging moment for our country — this is perhaps the most difficult legacy that a prime minister has inherited in peacetime. It’s going … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson faces toughest challenge of any Prime Minister outside wartime but is ‘undaunted’