Tag Archives: conservative

Leader of conservative House caucus refuses to comment on whether members will try to remove McCarthy

By | 06/01/2023

House passes debt ceiling deal Fox News senior congressional correspondent Chad Pergram has the latest on the House of Representatives passing the debt ceiling deal by a 314-117 vote on ‘The Ingraham Angle.’  House Freedom Caucus Chair Scott Perry, R-Pa., dodged a question about where he stands on taking Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s gavel away after… Read More »

Dem senator slams ‘Greater Idaho’ movement to absorb conservative rural counties from liberal Oregon

By | 05/31/2023

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., over the weekend spoke out against a campaign to have the rural eastern part of his home state of deep-blue Oregon effectively secede and join more conservative Idaho. Speaking at a town hall at a local high school, Merkley said the idea of moving the Idaho-Oregon border raises important issues about… Read More »

GOP leaders tout McCarthy-Biden deal as ‘conservative’ victory as Republicans defect

By | 05/30/2023

House Republican leaders are touting the deal between House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and President Biden as a conservative victory, even as many of the most conservative Republicans in the House are saying they will vote against it. “[The White House] wanted new tax policy, they want new tax revenue, they wanted tax increases,” said House… Read More »

Covid inquiry legal battle looms over Johnson WhatsApp requests

By | 05/30/2023

Ministers could be set for a legal battle with the Covid-19 inquiry over the requested release of unredacted WhatsApp messages and diaries belonging to Boris Johnson. The Cabinet Office has until 4pm on Tuesday to respond to the request from Lady Hallett’s official inquiry. There has so far been little sign that ministers are set… Read More »

US Debt-Ceiling: Republicans Threaten to Vote Against ‘Unacceptable’ Deal

By | 05/29/2023

Last Updated: May 29, 2023, 02:08 IST Washington D.C., United States of America (USA) US President Biden and Speaker McCarthy are set to meet on Monday to discuss debt default. (Image: Reuters) Despite concerns about a potential economic collapse, these Republicans have stated that they will vote against the measure Many congressional Republicans have criticized… Read More »

Conservative Rep. Chip Roy slams debt deal – Calls it a ‘Turd-Sandwich’ and challenges unity Claim

By | 05/29/2023

In a fiery social media exchange, conservative Republican Rep. Chip Roy of Texas didn’t hold back his criticism of the tentative debt deal struck between Speaker Kevin McCarthy and President Biden. Referring to the deal as a “turd-sandwich,” Roy took issue with McCarthy’s claim that “more than 95 percent of all those in the conference… Read More »

How Ron DeSantis Became US Conservative Hero With “Anti-Woke” Agenda

By | 05/24/2023

DeSantis appears almost daily in the national media. Washington: Expanding gun rights, defunding diversity programs and banning books, Ron DeSantis has become a darling of US conservatives for his embrace of an “anti-woke” agenda that has fueled his rise in the Republican Party. The Florida governor — who will announce on Wednesday that he is… Read More »

Mick Lynch has called for a ‘mass campaign of workplace disobedience’

By | 05/23/2023

General secretary of the RMT Mick Lynch has called for a “mass campaign of workplace disobedience” if the Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill is enacted. He told a rally in Parliament Square, central London: “We will defy this law. If this law comes into fruition…the TUC and all of the trade unions affiliated and every… Read More »

Conservative Party Of Greek Prime Minister In Big Election Lead, To Seek Outright Majority

By | 05/22/2023

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, whose conservative party scored a landslide election victory Sunday but without the seats in Parliament to win outright, indicated he will seek a second election in a bid to consolidate victory without a coalition partner. Mitsotakis’ New Democracy party was a full 20 percentage points ahead… Read More »

One in three Conservative voters think ministers failing on housing

By | 05/18/2023

More than one in three Conservative voters believe the government is doing a bad job at improving housing in Britain – more than those who believe it is being effective, exclusive polling for the Guardian has revealed. As Michael Gove, the secretary of state for levelling up, housing and communities, published a long-delayed bill reforming… Read More »

Top conservative advocacy group targets House Democrats over crime with new ad blitz

By | 05/15/2023

FIRST ON FOX – A leading conservative advocacy group that backs Republican causes is taking aim at House Democrats over the issue of crime and urging Congress to support a new measure that backs law enforcement. The news ads by the American Action Network (AAN), which were shared first with Fox News on Monday, spotlight Democrats who… Read More »

Immigration levels must come down, Braverman to tell Tory gathering

By | 05/15/2023

O verall immigration to the UK must come down, Suella Braverman is set to tell a Conservative conference on Monday. The Home Secretary will use a speech in London to stress the need for the Tories to re-commit to the party’s 2019 manifesto commitment, which on immigration promised “fewer lower-skilled migrants and overall numbers will… Read More »

Minister defends rail disputes strategy despite financial hit

By | 05/15/2023

R ail minister Huw Merriman has defended the Government’s stance on strikes, months after admitting that the Government has lost more money due to the impact of rail strikes than it would have cost to settle the disputes months ago. In remarks at the Transport Select Committee in January, the Conservative minister said the row… Read More »

Braverman to push for lower migration at conservative gathering

By | 05/15/2023

S uella Braverman will argue that there is “no good reason” the UK cannot train its own workforce of lorry drivers and fruit pickers, in a speech that will stress the need for overall immigration to the UK to come down. The Home Secretary will be among the star turns at the National Conservatism Conference… Read More »

Rightwing US senator to give virtual speech at conservative UK conference

By | 05/15/2023

JD Vance will virtually appear at a conservative conference in the UK this week, as the freshman Republican senator of Ohio seeks to take his rightwing message to an international audience. Vance will speak at the National Conservatism Conference, usually shortened to NatCon, which will begin on Monday in London. Other featured speakers include senior… Read More »

Lord Frost ‘placed on Conservative candidate list for next election’

By | 05/14/2023

F ormer Brexit negotiator Lord Frost has reportedly been placed on the Conservative Party’s candidate list for the next general election, effectively kicking off a bid to become an MP. According to the Telegraph, the Conservative peer is in contention for a safe Tory seat and could possibly replace outgoing MP Pauline Latham as the… Read More »

Concern as 74,000 nurses in Scotland miss work due to mental illness

By | 05/14/2023

A nurse said she wanted to be in a car crash so she would not have to go to work, research into the mental health of NHS staff found. Figures obtained by the Scottish Conservatives show more than 74,000 NHS staff across Scotland have missed work with mental illness in the last five years. Some… Read More »

Former Brexit minister Lord Frost in bid to become Tory MP

By | 05/14/2023

F ormer Brexit negotiator Lord Frost has confirmed his bid to become an MP, with his name placed on a Conservative candidate list ahead of the next election. Lord Frost, a Brexit minister under Boris Johnson, has floated the idea in the past that he could run to become an MP despite his peerage. He… Read More »

Tories ‘buzzing with ideas’, says Shapps amid grassroots criticism of Sunak

By | 05/14/2023

T he Conservative Party is “buzzing with ideas”, Grant Shapps has said, as he played down suggestions of unrest within Tory ranks amid the fallout from the local elections. Rishi Sunak has faced a barrage of criticism over the weekend from within his own party, with anger from Conservative MPs and the grassroots about the… Read More »

Crown Princess Mary’s £40,000 wedding dress was ‘conservative’, expert claims

By | 05/14/2023

Crown Princess Mary, 51, married the Crown Prince of Denmark back in 2004 on May 14 in Copenhagen Cathedral. Style experts spoke exclusively to Express.co.uk to describe the beautiful wedding dress that she wore and its significance. Zoe Burke, a leading wedding expert and editor of Hitched said: “Crown Princess Mary’s wedding dress looked fairly traditional and conservative, but she had… Read More »

Sunak faces criticism from ex-Cabinet ministers and Tory MPs

By | 05/14/2023

R ishi Sunak is facing a barrage of criticism from within his own party, as Tory ranks expressed anger at the local election results and the decision to scale back post-Brexit plans to scrap EU laws. As some MPs appealed for unity and cautioned against division, others gathered in Bournemouth for the first conference of… Read More »

Conservative teenagers are generally happier than their liberal peers, study finds

By | 05/13/2023

Conservative teenagers are, in general, significantly happier than their liberal peers, according to a study conducted by Columbia University.  “The politics of depression: Diverging trends in internalizing symptoms among US adolescents by political beliefs,” was published in the journal Social Science & Medicine – Mental Health in December and while its findings were striking, the… Read More »

Abortion pill case to be heard by conservative, anti-abortion panel

By | 05/09/2023

By Brendan Pierson and Jacqueline Thomsen (Reuters) – A case brought by anti-abortion groups seeking to ban the abortion pill mifepristone nationwide will be heard next week by a panel of three deeply conservative judges hostile to abortion rights, a federal appeals court revealed on Monday. The Biden administration is expected to urge the 5th… Read More »

Call for code of practice for removing unsafe cladding to be heard in Parliament

By | 05/08/2023

D evelopers should follow a legally binding code while repairing unsafe cladding to limit disruption for residents, ministers have been told. Proposals for a set of rules to govern how companies should carry out cladding remediation works will be tabled in the House of Commons on Tuesday. Conservative MP Tom Hunt has developed the proposals… Read More »