Peter Bone

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Cameron Cools On Coalition

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Tuesday 25 February 2014... 1) CAMERON COOLS ON COALITION One of the most consistent criticisms of ...

'Who Takes Over If David Cameron Dies In An Airstrike On No.10?'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Politics

Britain is not like the United States. If the prime minister dies or becomes incapacitated there is not a clear constitutional rule as to who takes ov...

The Public Deserve to Know Who Would Replace David Cameron Should the Unthinkable Happen

Peter Bone | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Bone

By default the prime minister is clearly one of the most vulnerable figures in the UK and we deserve to know the order of succession should the unthinkable happen. Be it the home secretary, foreign secretary or Chancellor, the government must be clear on who would be in charge in what would be a destabilising event. At a time when leadership would be more important than ever the last thing we would need to be doing is having a debate to decide on who's in charge. We need a clear line of succession and we need it now.

Clegg: 'Tea Party Tories' Could Shut Down UK Government

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has warned that the UK could be driven by Tory "ideological extremists" into a government shutdown like that experienced in America this we...

Ned Simons

Tories Should Retreat From Lib Dem Seats That Ukip Can Win, Says Peter Bone

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Politics

The Conservative Party should retreat from constituencies held by Lib Dem MPs if a Ukip candidate has a better chance of winning the seat, a leading e...

Ned Simons

'I'm Not Listening To This Rubbish'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Politics

Ukip leader Nigel Farage arrived in Manchester floating the idea of joint Tory-Ukip candidates at the next election, however his charm offensive came ...

Thatcher Day Gets The Thumbs Down

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Politics

The British public are overwhelmingly opposed to naming a bank holiday after Margaret Thatcher, a poll has found. Just 13% would back renaming the ...

Peter Bone Complains About 'Tory Taliban' Nickname

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK Politics

Conservative backbencher Peter Bone has complained after a senior Labour MP mocked him for being a member of the "Tory Taliban". The Wellingborough...

The Tories Have Nothing to Fear Except Their Own Extremists

Dr James Hannam | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK Politics
Dr James Hannam

David Cameron's job in 2015 is to repeat the same trick as John Major. He has to convince people to vote Conservative because the prospect of Ed Miliband becoming Prime Minister is just so ghastly.

Ned Simons

Tory MPs Target David Cameron And Ukip With 40 'True-Blue' Bills

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Politics

Conservative MPs will present 40 "true-blue" Bills to the Commons on Monday, in response to what they see as David Cameron's "inconsistent" liberal co...

The Alternative Queen's Speech

Peter Bone | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Bone

This Monday, 24 of June, I will be presenting (along with Christopher Chope, Philip Hollobone and David Nuttall) the second Queen's Speech of the year. We will be presenting some 40 true-blue bills to the commons.

'Tory Taliban' Bills Urge Burka Ban, Death Penalty And Abolition Of Nick Clegg

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Politics

Tory MPs have tabled a series of Bills that would, among other things, ban the burka, privatise the BBC, bring back the death penalty, take the UK out...

Tory Rebels Launch 'Alternative Queen's Speech'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK

An "Alternative Queen's Speech", including returning the death penalty, has been laid before Parliament after a group of MPs took advantage of an obsc...

Portillo Slams 'Stupid' Tory MPs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK Politics

Michael Portillo has slammed "stupid" Tory MPs who think the Conservatives would have been able to push through a more radical programme of reforms ha...

'Could it possibly be April the 1st?'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Politics

The decision to award the Nobel peace prize to the European Union has inevitably been widely mocked by eurosceptic MPs. Announcing their decision o...

Ned Simons

Lib Dem Leadership Target 'Turbo Charged Right-Wing' Tories While Planning For Long Haul

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 23.09.2012 | UK Politics

BRIGHTON - While it would be "spineless" to walk away from the coalition before the 2015 general election, Liberal Democrats must take every opportuni...

LISTEN: Tory MP Finds Out Live On Radio That His Prison Will Be Shut

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Politics

It's one thing to find out a prison in your constituency is going to be closed. It is quite another thing to find out about it live on the radio. O...

Tory Backbencher Infuriates Minister By Blocking International Aid Bill

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Politics

Tory backbencher Peter Bone left ministers and MPs furious after blocking an attempt to enshrine the UK's commitment to spend 0.7% of its income on ov...

Cameron Accused Of Offering 'Jam Tomorrow' Over Europe

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron is facing renewed backbench disquiet over the European Union after he tried and failed to satisfy Conservative demands for a referendum....

Parliamentary Sketch: Grilled by Numbers

Richard Marsh | Posted 30.06.2012 | UK Politics
Richard Marsh

Mr Nicholas Soames, the Conservative member for a rich and oozing slice of Sussex, used to cheer-lead for the Prince of Wales in his publicity battles with the Queen of Hearts, so he knows a thing or two about backing an unpopular cause. Ever the controversialist, Mr Soames inflated to the support of the Prime Minister as he answered an urgent question on the conduct of Mr Jeremy Hunt, the Culture Secretary.

Tory MPs Against Gay Marriage 'Will Not Be Forced To Vote In Favour'

Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

Tory MPs opposed to gay marriage will not be forced to vote in favour of the plans, it has been reported. Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude tol...

Bone Goes Nuts Over Gay Marriage

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

A Tory MP infamous for asking questions in the Commons on behalf of his wife has branded gay marriage as "completely nuts". Wellingborough MP Peter...

Why Is She Still In Government? PM Defends 'Missing' Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron defended Sarah Teather on Wednesday after the Liberal Democrat minister failed to turn up to vote with the government on the Welfare Ref...

Who Would Be In Charge In The Event Of The PM's Death?

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK Politics

Peter Bone sought clarification about what role William Hague would play in event of a terrorist attack which killed the prime minster again on Tuesda...

Morbid Fascination Or Planning For The Worst? Peter Bone's Quest For Truth

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 21.12.2011 | UK Politics

Do Peter Bone's questions about who would run the country in the event of David Cameron's death represent a morbid fascination, as Nick Clegg has said...