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A2 Government and Politics

 

Prime Minister Theresa May and the Conservative Party

 

Links to full coverage of the Premiership of Theresa May on  the BBC, Guardian, Independent and Telegraph sites.,

Links to full coverage of 2017 General Election General Election Coverage [Guardian] and General Election Coverage [BBC]

Click here for a selection of links on the General Election of 2017 and its aftermath including negotiations with DUP and Mrs May's new Cabinet

Links to EU Referendum and Brexit Negotiations

Theresa May Chronology  July 21st 2016...

October 2017

Growing Parliamentary opposition to No Deal Brexit

"This Dangerous Deadlock..."

Brexit Talks ; More Obstacles

"Now They have To  Pay"

Philip Hammond and "The Enemy"

Tory Right call for sacking of P. Hammond

The Speaker and Commons Brexit Vote

Theresa May and Party Conference

Theresa May and Secret Legal Advice re Halting Brexit

Theresa May and Political Courage

Will Theresa demote Boris?

The Next PM?

Theresa May Speech: Guardian View

Theresa May Conference Speech : Key Points

Theresa May and Tuition Fees

Theresa May and Party Conference

Theresa May and Party Conference

September 2017

Boris Johnson and Brexit

The Travails of the Tory Cabinet [Matthew d'Ancona : Guardian]

Boris Johnson , Theresa May and the Florence Speech

The Florence Speech and Tory Brexit divisions [Observer]

The Florence Speech: Guardian editorial

The Florence Speech ; detailed BBC coverage

Boris Johnson , Theresa May and Brexit

The Prime Minister is in denial

DUP backs Labour on NHS pay and tuition fees 

Public sector pay cap to be lifted

Government wins committee change vote

What next for EU Withdrawal Bill?

Government wins EU Withdrawal Bill vote

Very useful article on EU Withdrawal Bill [Prof. Mark Elliot]

EU Withdrawal Bill Guardian view

EU Withdrawal Bill

EU Withdrawal Bill: Pressure on Theresa May

UK Government willing to make concessions on EU Withdrawal Bill

How much Law comes from theEU?

Theresa May and EU immigration rules

Theresa May and public sector pay cap

Theresa May refuses to address European Parliament in public

Theresa May and the "Just About Managing"

Theresa May and Standing Committees

How long can Theresa May last?

 

August 2017

Theresa May and the long term

Theresa May and the long term

Critical assessment from Polly Toynbee

On the limitations of political leaders' power

Theresa May U Turn on Executive Pay

Theresa May and the European Court of Justice

PM May critical of Trump comments on Far Right

PM critical of Far Right views but doesn't explicitly criticise  Trump

The Tories need fresh ideas    {Matthew d'Ancona}

Click here and here for new policy directions

Time for a Tory Glastonbury?

July 2017

No. 10 contradicts Hammond over off the shelf Brexit transition deal

Cabinet tensions over Post- Brexit free movement

Philip Hammond and Soft Brexit

Leadership Challenge ?

Leadership Challenge ?

Autumn Coup Attempt?

Chlorinated Chicken

Chlorinated Chicken

Theresa May's prospects

Theresa May, Michael Gove and Rupert Murdoch?

Sack Disloyal Ministers?

Theresa May: Cabinet Leaks

Theresa May Relaunch

Theresa May Relaunch

Critical assessment of Theresa May's first year

Critical assessment of Theresa May's first year

Unpopularity of Theresa May among Conservative Party Members

Click here for news that  BBC editor of The Daily Politics Robbie Gibb has been appointed

Who will become Theresa May's Director of Communications ?

David Cameron on public sector pay

Guardian editorial on public sector pay

Tories and negotiations with the Liberal Democrats

Whatever happened to fixed term Parliaments?

A critical assessment of Welfare Reform

Theresa May and Saudi Arabia

Top Tories rebel on public spending

Deteriorating opinion poll

Damian Green and review of tuition fees

June 2017

Confusion on Public Sector pay cap

Conservative-DUP Agreement

Brexit : What is UK offering EU citizens?

The Queen's Speech : Guardian editorial

Brexit Negotiations BBC

Threats of leadership challenge

Threats of a "Stalking Horse" Challenge

Queen's Speech 2018 dropped

Queen's Speech : Election Pledges dropped

Queen's Speech : Overhauled Priorities

Conservatives and the Brexit Battle

Theresa May and Conservative Party Factions

Theresa May and response to Grenfell Tower Fire Disaster

Click here for Guardian/Observer coverage of Grenfell Tower Fire Disaster

Click here for a selection of links on the General Election and its aftermath including negotiations with DUP and Mrs May's new Cabinet

Theresa May and report on funding of Jihadi groups

Theresa May and declining popularity

Theresa May and responses to terrorism

Theresa May and British values

May 2017

 

Theresa May interviewed on Manifesto U Turn

Theresa May and Social Care

A critical assessment of Tory Economic Policies [Prof. Simon Wren Lewis]

Theresa May appears on Facebook

Theresa May and Disability Benefit Cuts

Theresa May and Workers' Rights [Guardian editorial]

Theresa May and Workers' Rights [Polly Toynbee]

Theresa May and Ideology [Phillip Blond]

Theresa May's Cabinet  [Guardian]

April 2017

Click here for Andrew Rawnsley's Observer article on Theresa May [April 30th ]

Click here for Observer editorial on Theresa May's "lack of a credible programme" [April 30th]

Click here for the  IFS publication on impact of Coalition and Conservative Tax and Benefit Changes to 2020 April 27th .

IPSOS MORI Political Monitor

General Election Prospects [Robert Ford: Guardian]

General Election Coverage [BBC]

General Election Coverage [Guardian]

Theresa May's Election U Turn [BBC}

Theresa May and Trade with India   [Guardian]

Theresa May and Trade with Saudi Arabia  [Guardian]

Information on the Benefit Cap [BBC]

Sure Start [Guardian]

Freedom of Movement [Guardian]

Theresa May and Gibraltar [BBC]

Theresa May and Brexit Negotiation Issues [BBC]

March 2017

The Great Repeal Bill [BBC]

The Great Repeal Bill [Guardian]

Click here for recent welfare changes March 2017

Click here and here and here and here for more recent coverage March 2017

Theresa May's difficult week [Guardian]  [U turn, electoral expenses scandal, Scotland]

U Turn over planned National Insurance increase for self- employed [BBC}

Budget 2017: Key points

Will the PM allow indyref2 ?

Dismissal of Lord Heseltine

Health, Social Care and Education

Parliament defeat Dubs amendment

Leaked tape of Surrey's council tax government deal

More information on Surrey's council tax government deal

Plans  for more Grammar Schools

Second Brexit defeat for Government in Lords

IFS predicts very slow UK economic growth and increased income inequality[Guardian]

Government pledge to reverse Lords defeat [Guardian]

Government pledge to reverse Lords Defeat  on EU residents of UK[BBC]

February 2017

Stoke Central By-election result [Guardian]

Copeland By-election result [BBC]

NHS Difficulties [Guardian]

Domestic Violence [Guardian]

Dangers of Continued Austerity[Observer]

Brexit [Guardian]

Government White Paper on Brexit plan. [BBC]

House of Commons vote on Article 50 [BBC]

 

January 2017

Donald Trump and State visit to the UK

Theresa May and USA visit [BBC]

Supreme Court Decision on Parliament and Article 50 [BBC]

Theresa May's Brexit Speech [You Tube]

Theresa May's Brexit Speech Transcript [The Independent]

Theresa May's Brexit Speech Coverage [BBC]

Theresa May's Brexit Speech [Guardian]

EU Referendum and Brexit Coverage [Guardian]

Theresa May's Brexit Speech [Daily Mail]

Theresa May's Brexit Speech [Telegraph]

Theresa May's Brexit Speech :An Interpretation [The Conversation]

Theresa May and The Shared Society [Full Speech]

Theresa May and the Shared Society [via Facebook]

Sunday Telegraph article on Theresa May

Theresa May and The Shared Society [Telegraph]

Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph Coverage of Theresa May [many articles]

Theresa May and the NHS  : One; Two [The Observer]

Theresa May article by Andrew Rawnsley

Theresa May's future speech on Brexit [The Guardian]

Theresa Maybe; Britain's Indecisive Prime Minister [The Economist]

Briefing on Theresa May's Premiership [The Economist]

Appointment of Sir Tim Barrow as new UK Ambassador to the EU [BBC coverage]

Appointment of Sir Tim Barrow as new UK Ambassador to the EU [Guardian coverage]

Resignation of Sir Ivan Rogers UK Ambassador to the EU [Guardian Editorial]

Resignation of Sir Ivan Rogers [Guardian coverage]

Resignation of UK Ambassador to the BBC [BBC]

December 2016

Theresa May, Brexit and the Civil Service [Guardian]

European Court of Justice rules Investigatory Powers Act Illegal [Guardian]

Embarrassment over Brexit leaks [Guardian]

Impact of Richmond Park By-Election [Observer]

Impact of Richmond Park By-Election [Observer]

Impact of Richmond Park By-Election [Observer]

Richmond Park By-Election: Result and Analysis [BBC]

The Tories and Hard Brexit [BBC]

10 Lessons from Richmond Park By-Election [Guardian]

Richmond Park and the Liberal Democrats [Prof. John Curtice: Guardian]

Richmond Park By-Election [Guardian]

 

 

November

Autumn Statement [BBC Coverage]

Autumn Statement [Guardian coverage]

The Investigatory Powers Act [BBC Radio 4 30 minutes]

The Investigatory Powers Act [BBC]

The Investigatory Powers Act [Guardian]

The Investigatory Powers Act [New Statesman]

Theresa May ,CBI Speech, Brexit  and Workers on Boards [BBC]

Theresa May and Workers on Boards [Guardian]

60 Conservative MPs back call  to leave Single Market [BBC]

Senior Tories urge Theresa May to drop Brexit Supreme Court Appeal [BBC]

Theresa May and Party Management [BBC]

Theresa May and the House of Lords [BBC]

Theresa May and the House of Lords [Guardian]

Theresa May and the House of Lords [Guardian]

Theresa May and India [Guardian]

Theresa May and relations with India [BBC]

Impact of Judicial Decision [Guardian: Heather Stewart and others]

Impact of Judicial Decision [Guardian Panel]

Impact of Judicial decision [Guardian: Polly Toynbee]

Impact Of Judicial decision [Guardian; Rowena Mason and others ]

Brexit , the Judiciary and Liz Truss [Guardian]

Brexit , the Judiciary and the Rule of Law [The Conversation]

Tory MP Stephen Phillips Resigns [BBC]

Tory MP Stephen Phillips Resigns {Guardian]

Theresa May , Judiciary  and Brexit [BBC

The Judiciary and Brexit [BBC]

The Judiciary and Brexit[BBC]

 

 

October

Zac Goldsmith resignation as Conservative MP over Heathrow decision [BBC]

Theresa May and One Nation Conservatism {Conservative Home: Tim Bale]

Third Runway at Heathrow approved [BBC}

Theresa May and Divisions in Cabinet [Andrew Rawnsley Observer]

Theresa May and Cabinet [Mark Mardell : BBC]

Theresa May and Philip Hammond[ Guardian]

On Mark Carney[Guardian]

Social Security Benefits [Report of IFS data]

The Conservative Government , Parliament and Brexit [Observer]

The State of British Politics [Observer]

Michael Wilshaw on Grammar Schools [Observer]

Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn and Brexit [BBC]

 MPs demand vote on Brexit Terms [Guardian]

Give Public a vote on Brexit Terms [Senior diplomat: Guardian]

British Politics and Big Money [Guardian]

Immigration and the UK Economy [The Independent]

The Conservative Party Conference [Owen Jones Guardian]

Theresa May and Brexit [Polly Toynbee Guardian]

Leaving the EU [BBC Information]

September

Theresa May, Populism and  and Grammar Schools [Gaby Hinchcliffe Guardian]

Theresa May and Hinckley Point

Theresa May [Polly Toynbee Guardian]

AUGUST

Theresa May and the next stages of Brexit {The Guardian]

The World according to Theresa May [The Conversation]

Theresa May must now define herself [Matthew d'Ancona Guardian] 

Theresa May , Obesity and Poverty [Guardian H. Siddique and R. Syal]

George Osborne and Hinckley Point [Guardian]

JULY

Theresa May, Hinckley Point and related matters [Andrew Rawnsley]

Cabinet Dissension over Europe Independent  

Theresa May and PMQT Guardian

Theresa May and PMQT Guardian

Theresa May and Poverty Polly Toynbee Guardian

Theresa May in France Guardian

Theresa May in France BBC

Theresa May in France BBC  

Theresa May in Germany BBC July

 

 

The First Week

Who is Theresa May? BBC

Theresa May : One Nation Conservative BBC

Theresa May: New Prime Minister Guardian

Theresa May's Speech ; an interpretation Guardian

George Osborne; An Ex-Chancellor Guardian

George Osborne : a critical assessment [Aditya Chakrabortty: Guardian]

Philip Hammond : New Chancellor BBC

The new Cabinet [BBC]

The new Cabinet {BBC]

The new Cabinet [Polly Toynbee Guardian]

Gender  diversity in the first  May Government [LSE]

Government axes Department of Energy and Climate Change [BBC]

Government axes Department of Energy and Climate Change [Guardian]

The new Cabinet {Guardian]

New Cabinet Personnel {Guardian]

Junior ministerial appointments [Guardian]

The new Government [Guardian editorial]

Theresa May to visit Scotland [Guardian]

Theresa May [Martin Kettle Guardian]

Boris Johnson [The Guardian Page: several articles]

A progressive's guide to Theresa May  [The New Statesman]

Theresa May and Policy [The New Statesman]

Michael Gove: from hero to zero in 3 weeks [The Huffington Post]

Liam Fox [The Independent]

Theresa May [Observer Editorial]

Theresa May and the Conservative Party [Professor Tim Bale Observer]

Theresa May [Andrew Rawnsley Observer]