Full slates of Tory candidates have been achieved in the East Midlands, West Midlands, North East, South West and London (the first time in the capital since 1986).
“This is not about intervening in a civil war…It is about a limited and targeted strike”. May’s Syria statement: full text
“We cannot allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalised – within Syria, on the streets of the UK…”
Exclusive: Last-ditch appeal for council candidates sent out to Welsh Tories: “Do you know anybody…in Manchester and Knowsley”?
In the latest sign of serious difficulties putting up full slates in some areas, an eleventh-hour email was sent out to members across Wales yesterday.
Exclusive: CCHQ redeploys campaign staff to battle candidate shortages in Manchester and Barking & Dagenham
This is the latest disturbing sign of the way the Conservative grassroots have atrophied in some parts of the country.
The Party has voluntarily released the data, to show it walks the walk, as well as talking the talk.
The revelation that [he] personally defended an antisemitic mural has compounded matters. It’s time we say, ‘Enough is enough!’
Hunt on social care: “I want to be honest about how well we are meeting that litmus test. In truth, not well enough.”
The Health and Social Care Secretary presents his seven principles for reforming the struggling system, conceding “we need to do better.”
Only the text highlighted in green “is agreed at negotiators’ level”. Text highlighted in yellow means agreement on objectives only; text highlighted in white is EU proposals.
“If something is in the national interest, it is always in the Conservative interest.” May’s speech to Spring Forum – full text
“We back aspiration and ambition. We want everyone, from every background, to be able to go as far as their talents and hard work can take them.”
“Soft power only works because hard power stands behind it…That’s why this is our moment to retain our competitive advantage and invest in hard power capabilities.”
Russia. May’s “full and robust respose” to the “unlawful use of force” in Salisbury. Her Commons statement: full text.
“The United Kingdom will now expel 23 Russian diplomats who have been identified as undeclared intelligence officers.”
How have think-tanks, business organisations and campaign groups responded to the Chancellor’s fiscal and economic news?
“We will not tolerate such a brazen attempt to murder innocent civilians on our soil” – May’s Salisbury statement, full text.
“We have led the way in securing tough sanctions against the Russian economy…We must now stand ready to take much more extensive measures.”
“I want to be straight with people – because the reality is that we all need to face up to some hard facts.” May’s Brexit speech – full text
“We need to resolve the tensions between some of our key objectives…but there are some tensions in the EU’s position too – and some hard facts for them to face as well.”
“We cannot allow our future to be determined by our past. Instead, we should turn our sail and tack into the global trading winds of the future.”