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The Next Prime Minister Will Hold An Independent Investigation Into Tory Party Islamophobia

All five Tory leadership candidates committed to supporting an external investigation into anti-Muslim hatred in their party.

Alex Wickham • 10 hours ago

Rory Stewart Has Made It Through To The Next Round Of The Tory Leadership Contest

Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, and Sajid Javid also remain in the race for 10 Downing Street. Dominic Raab has been eliminated.

Alex Wickham • 14 hours ago

Sajid Javid Has Told Trump To Stop "Interfering" In UK Politics After More Sadiq Khan Tweets

But Jeremy Hunt has said he agreed with the US president "150%" that the London mayor has failed to tackle knife crime.

Hannah Al-Othman • One day ago

The Woman Who Has An NDA With Dominic Raab Has Complained To One Of His Top MP Supporters After They Called Her Claims “Vexatious”

The Women and Equalities Select Committee chair Maria Miller told BuzzFeed News: “The matter is being handled by lawyers.”

Alberto Nardelli • 4 days ago

Boris Johnson Has An Overwhelming Lead In The Race To Be The Next Prime Minister After The First Round Of MP Votes

Johnson won more votes than Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, and Dominic Raab combined.

Alex Wickham • 5 days ago

Sajid Javid Says Number 10 Refused To Let Him Attend The Trump State Banquet

The home secretary — who has previously criticised the US president — said the snub was "odd" as it emerged that his predecessor Amber Rudd was invited to past state banquets.

Alex Wickham • 5 days ago

Dominic Raab Is Refusing To Lift A Nondisclosure Agreement He Entered Into With A Woman Former Colleague

BuzzFeed News asked the Tory leadership candidate if he would now lift the confidentiality provisions after one of his top MP backers published a report criticising the use of NDAs in the workplace.

Alberto Nardelli • 7 days ago

Jeremy Hunt Has Remembered That He Broke Anti–Money Laundering Laws Last Year

The Tory leadership candidate assured reporters on Monday morning that he’d never broken the criminal law, but later clarified that in response to questions from BuzzFeed News.

Alex Wickham • 8 days ago

Dominic Raab Once Argued For Gender Pay Audits To Be Scrapped And Claimed Men Get A “Raw Deal”

The Tory leadership candidate has faced repeated questions about his attitudes toward women since he launched his campaign.

Alex Wickham • 10 days ago

The Brexit Party Has Failed To Win Its First MP

It was a tightly fought contest, but Labour's candidate, Lisa Forbes, emerged triumphant and said her victory showed that "the politics of division will not win".

Alex Wickham • 12 days ago

Rory Stewart’s Tory Leadership Campaign Is Being Bankrolled By A Russian Hedge Fund Manager

Lev Mikheev has donated £10,000 to Stewart’s bid to be prime minister. He previously set up a fund that focussed on Russia and the former Soviet Union.

Alex Wickham • 12 days ago

Tory Leadership Candidates Claim Ministers Are Planning To Release New No-Deal Warnings That Could Derail Their Campaigns

Candidates in favour of keeping a no-deal Brexit alive claim departments are trying to influence the race to become prime minister, but the government insists updates will be routine and "sensible".

Alex Wickham • 13 days ago

Trump Has Revealed That Jeremy Corbyn Offered A Meeting And He Said No

The US president claimed the leader of the Labour party was a "negative force".

Alex Wickham • 14 days ago

How The Tory Leadership Contest Went From A "Clean Campaign" To A Blue-On-Blue Briefing War

BuzzFeed News can reveal details of clashes between Jeremy Hunt and Michael Gove, as Dominic Raab is attacked over his record on women and Matt Hancock faces calls to drop out of the race.

Alex Wickham • 17 days ago

Two Tory Councillors Repeatedly Made Anti-Islam Comments Online. The Tories Haven't Suspended Them.

One councillor compared Islam to Nazi Germany while another said "every 11-year-old girl” should be “frightened of Muslims”. Despite the Conservative's "zero tolerance" policy towards Islamophobia, they remain in post while under investigation.

Alex Wickham • 20 days ago

The Tories And Labour Suffered Their Worst Election Results In Living Memory

Jeremy Corbyn is under huge pressure to support a second Brexit referendum as the pro-Remain Lib Dems declare they're "back in business".

Alex Wickham • 22 days ago

Inside The Number 10 Bunker: How Distrust And Division Helped Sink Theresa May's Premiership

The relationship between May and her top aides through three turbulent years was defined by paranoia about potential enemies, a total and unswerving belief that Number 10's plan was the only one that would work, and confusion over what the PM was really thinking.

Alex Wickham • 24 days ago

Theresa May Will Step Down As Prime Minister

The PM will stay in Downing Street until the Conservative party elects a new leader.

Alex Wickham • 25 days ago
Alex Wickham • 28 days ago

Theresa May Has Offered MPs A Vote On Whether To Have A Second Brexit Referendum

Conservative Brexiteers who previously backed the deal are now saying they're going to vote against it.

Alex Wickham • 28 days ago