What is a vote of no confidence?

Image copyright Getty Images The Conservative leadership contenders have been warned that around a dozen Tory MPs might support a vote of no confidence in the government to prevent a no-deal Brexit. Boris Johnson – the frontrunner ahead of Jeremy Hunt – says the UK must leave the EU by 31 October, come what may. […]

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MPs debate call for ban on non-recyclable packaging

Image copyright Christopher Furlong/Getty Images MPs are debating a petition urging the government to ban the use of all non-recyclable and unsustainable food packaging. It comes after the petition received 247,048 signatures from the public in just six months. Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge and a member of The Petitions Committee, will open the debate. […]

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Is it OK to tell someone to ‘man up’?

Image copyright Getty Images According to the Oxford English Dictionary, to “man up” is to “demonstrate toughness or courage when faced with a difficult situation“. By linking those admirable qualities with men, the phrase is viewed by some as sexist. So when Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt used it to try to get rival Boris Johnson […]

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Jeremy Hunt would not allow UK break up

Image caption Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt was addressing Conservatives in Peterhead Conservative leadership candidate Jeremy Hunt has said he would never allow the break up of the United Kingdom if he becomes prime minister. Speaking at an event in Aberdeenshire, Boris Johnson’s rival said he would support the union with “every drop of blood in […]

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