Shadow Cabinet

The Waugh Zone Monday October 16, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK Politics

1. JEAN-CLAUDE. VIN. DAMN. Theresa May has dinner with Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels tonight and she’ll be hoping the perpetually thirsty Euro...

The Waugh Zone Monday October 9, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK Politics

1. STOPTOBER For some Brexiteers, the biggest news last Friday was not Theresa May’s decision to defy the Shapps leadership revolt but the outco...

Theresa May Urged To 'Go And Go Now' In MP Text Message

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK Politics

Tory MPs plotting to oust Theresa May are refusing to back down despite a major rearguard action by ministers and loyalist MPs to keep her in Downing ...

Ending Free Movement Is 'Kowtowing To Xenophobia' Claims Clive Lewis Amid Immigration Row

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Politics

Labour MPs who want to end free movement will be “kowtowing to xenophobia” it was claimed as an immigration row swept across the party conference....

The Waugh Zone Tuesday September 5, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Politics

1. HENRY VIII, I AM The PM chairs Cabinet this morning, but it is David Davis who is in the driving seat today as he delivers his Commons statement ...

No Defence, Transport, Housing Speeches At Labour Conference

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Politics

Labour’s Shadow Defence, Housing and Transport Secretaries are set to miss out on annual conference speeches as the party devotes more time to rank ...

Butler Replaces Champion In Shadow Equalities Post

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Politics

Dawn Butler has been appointed as Labour’s new shadow women and equalities spokeswoman, HuffPost UK has learned. Highly rated by Jeremy Corbyn, Butl...

McCluskey Backs Thornberry As Future Labour Leader

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Politics

Emily Thornberry is being backed by Unite boss Len McCluskey to become Labour’s first woman leader, HuffPost UK can reveal. The general secretary of...

Labour's Sarah Champion Quits Shadow Cabinet After Claiming UK Has A 'Problem' With Pakistani Rapists

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Politics

Labour’s Sarah Champion has resigned from the Shadow Cabinet after writing an article claiming “Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men r...

The Waugh Zone Tuesday July 18, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Politics

1. CABINET SAUVIGNON As her MPs sipped wine on the Commons terrace last night, Theresa May was in stern mood. After the ‘warm prosecco’ talk of ...

The Waugh Zone Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Politics

1. TOWER HORROR The grim news of the Grenfell Tower disaster is set to become even grimmer. I’m told by a London council source that the emergency...

Gordon Brown Successor Lesley Laird Given Shadow Cabinet Post In Labour Reshuffle

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Politics

The newly-elected Labour MP in Gordon Brown’s former seat has been appointed Shadow Scottish Secretary. Former Fife Council deputy leader Lesley La...

The Waugh Zone June 14, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Politics

1. THE HOUSE AT POO CORNER The House of Commons felt like a very different place yesterday. The cheers, back-slapping and smiles on the Labour bench...

Preparing For Government: What Labour Needs Now

Tim Johnston | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Politics
Tim Johnston

Jeremy Corbyn won. Not a majority of seats. Not a majority of the vote. But a victory, nonetheless.

The Waugh Zone Tuesday June 13, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Politics

1. MAY-A CULPA Watching Theresa May arrive at the crunch meeting of the Tory backbench 1922 Committee last night, it was striking just how diminishe...

The Waugh Zone June 12, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Politics

1. 22 WAYS TO LEAVE A LOVER When Theresa May attends the Tory backbench 1922 committee this afternoon, there will not be the usual banging of desks ...

Jeremy Corbyn Must Not Break Up The Shadow Cabinet 'Winning Team', Warns John McDonnell

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 11.06.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn should shun the return of Labour heavyweights and keep together his “winning team”, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell said today. Spe...

McDonnell Denies 'Row' Over Labour's Plan To Axe Tuition Fees

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK Politics

John McDonnell has denied that he and Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner have disagreed over Labour’s flagship manifesto pledge to abolish uni...

Exclusive: Website For Clive Lewis Leadership Bid Registered Two Days After Joining Shadow Cabinet

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Politics

Clive Lewis is tonight refusing to deny he registered website addresses in preparation for a leadership bid just days after joining Jeremy Corbyn’s ...

Sunday Show Round-Up: John Bercow Row, David Davis' 'Sexism' And Labour Leadership Plans

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 12.02.2017 | UK Politics

The Andrew Marr Show Last week it was Housing Minister Gavin Barwell, this week it’s Leader of the Commons David Lidington who danced across the Sun...

Losing Stoke And Copeland By-Elections Would Be A 'Hiccup', Says Labour's Campaign Boss

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 12.02.2017 | UK Politics

Labour losing two rock-solid seats in upcoming by-elections would be a mere “hiccup”, the party’s new campaign chief said today. Ian Lavery, app...

Labour's Article 50 Frontbench Rebels Can Breathe A Sigh Of Relief

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 11.02.2017 | UK

Frontbench Labour rebels who defied Jeremy Corbyn over the Brexit Bill will not get the sack, but a written warning. The reprimand emerged after Corby...

Jeremy Corbyn Reshuffles Shadow Cabinet Again In Wake Of Brexit Rebellion

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has begun another reshuffle of his frontbench team, triggered by the decision of 52 Labour MPs to defy the Labour leader and vote again...

Diane Abbott Told David Davis 'To F*ck Off' After Brexit Bill Vote

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Politics

Diane Abbott told Cabinet minister David Davis to “fuck off” after he congratulated her following the historic Commons vote backing Brexit, HuffPo...

Corbyn 'Confident' Abbott Won't Quit Over Brexit

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn is “confident” that key Shadow Cabinet ministers Diane Abbott and Clive Lewis will not quit his top team over Brexit, his allies hav...