AMBER Rudd is back in the Cabinet after replacing Esther McVey as Work and Pensions Secretary after the latter stormed out over Brexit. The 54-year-old Hastings and Rye MP is the fastest rising politician to one of the Great Offices of State since the Second World War - having only been an MP for six years at the time of her appointment. Who is Amber Rudd? What's her background? Amber Rudd is a Conservative MP who has served as Home Secretary from 2016 until April 2018. She has previously served as Energy and Climate Change Secretary. Ms Rudd campaigned for Britain to stay in the EU ahead of the 2016 Brexit vote. She is also vice-chairman of the parliamentary committee on female genital mutilation, chairperson of the all-party parliamentary group for sex equality and has campaigned to see more women in Cabinet positions. Rudd married the late writer and critic AA Gill in 1990 and they had two children before separating in 1995. Before entering politics she worked in … [Read more...] about Who is Amber Rudd, when did she become work and pensions secretary and who is her ex-husband AA Gill?
DOZENS of Tory MPs have submitted letters of no confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May. The revolt against the Conservative Party leader has been prompted by her "soft" Brexit deal which she agreed with EU leaders. Which MPs have written no confidence letters against Theresa May? Jacob Rees-Mogg Ben Bradley Steve Baker Nadine Dorries Andrew Bridgen Mark Francois Sheryll Murray Simon Clarke Andrea Jenkyns James Duddridge Anne Marie Morris Peter Bone Lee Rowley Philip Davies Henry Smith Martin Vickers Laurence Robertson John Whittingdale Maria Caulfield Adam Holloway Chris Green David Jones Marcus Fysh What is the 1922 Committee? The Committee gives backbench Tory MPs the chance to air their concerns, report on constituency work and co-ordinate legislative agendas. It can also form to issue a vote of no confidence in the prime minister. Unless the leader steps down voluntarily, a leadership challenge usually begins with a vote of no confidence being called. Currently it would take 48 … [Read more...] about Who has written no confidence letters against Theresa May?
WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange may be forced out of London's Ecuadorian embassy. The 47-year-old's fate is currently up in the air - here's what you need to know. Who is Julian Assange? The 47-year-old is an Australian native who spearheaded the anti-secrecy group Wikileaks to expose the inner workings of governments, military and trade deals around the world. Assange is a hacker, freedom of information advocate and considers himself a political refugee. He was born in Queensland in 1971 and attended the city's Central university where he studied programming, mathematics and physics. Assange has a software designer son called Daniel with ex-wife Teresa. Will he leave the Ecuadorian Embassy? Speculation about Assange's future has grown after the Sunday Times reported senior officials from Ecuador and Britain were talking about how to remove him from the embassy. Ecuador's president Lenin Moreno said on July 27 that nobody should remain under asylum "for too long". Speaking at an event … [Read more...] about Who is Julian Assange, when will the WikiLeaks founder leave the Ecuador embassy and did he date Pamela Anderson?
THERESA May appears determined to push her “soft” Brexit deal through Parliament – despite opposition within her own party and cabinet. The Prime Minister’s draft agreement with the EU will likely be voted on by MPs in December. What happens if Parliament rejects May’s deal? The agreement will likely be voted on next month following the EU’s Brexit summit on November 25. If MPs reject the deal, the Tory government has up to 21 days to put forward a new plan. Any new agreement would then need to be renegotiated with Brussels. There are a number of ways this process could play out – and none of them would be good news for the Prime Minister. The UK could end up leaving the European Union with no deal on its future relationship with the trading bloc. There could be another General Election to let the British public have a say on which party they believe is best placed to navigate the Brexit storm. A second EU referendum could also take place. What … [Read more...] about What happens if Parliament rejects Theresa May’s draft Brexit deal?
MICHAEL Gove is a Tory MP and Cabinet minister who is among the most senior figures in the Conservative party. The long-standing Member of Parliament has served in both David Cameron and Theresa May's Governments — but what do we know about him? Who is Michael Gove? Michael Gove was born in Edinburgh in 1967 and brought up in Aberdeen. He worked as a journalist upon leaving university, writing for local and national newspapers and appearing radio and TV. He worked at The Times, writing a weekly column for the newspaper. He has a son, William, and daughter, Beatrice. Gove was elected as an MP for Surrey Heath in 2005. He went on to become Secretary of State for Education in 2010, Chief Whip in 2014 and Lord Chancellor, Secretary of State for Justice in 2015 before he was dismissed by Theresa May. Following the 2017 General Election he was brought back with his appointment as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. What was his role in Brexit? Michael Gove … [Read more...] about Who is Michael Gove, what’s his position, what was his role in Brexit and who is his wife?