Labour accuses PM of ‘blatantly untrue excuses’ in chief whip pairing row

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Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson has accused Theresa May of making “blatantly untrue excuses” for the behaviour of her chief whip. Mr Watson said the PM’s defence of Julian Smith was “unbelievable” and public trust in politics was at stake. … Continue reading

Theresa May facing backlash from ‘seething’ Tories after appointing former chief whip Gavin Williamson as Defence Secretary

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Julian Smith becomes chief whip with government’s fate resting on his shoulders Julian Smith, an MP few have heard of, is now the main man standing between survival and failure for Theresa May’s government. In the four months since the … Continue reading