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Boris Johnson and the Tories' general election poll lead is down to just SIX points as Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party try to scupper the PM's hopes of winning a majority
Boris Johnson and the Tories' lead over Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party has narrowed to just six points with the general election three days away.
Boris Johnson wins final debate: Viewers back PM by 52% to 48% after he roasts Jeremy Corbyn for STILL refusing to reveal his solution to Brexit, supporting the IRA and 'backing the overthrow of capitalism' at final clash before election
A YouGov poll found Boris Johnson performed better in the primetime BBC One clash by 52 per cent to 48 per cent - mirroring the 2016 referendum and a result that will delight Tory strategists.
Leading UK diplomat in the US quits just before election with a blast at Boris Johnson over Brexit, saying she does not want to 'peddle half-truths on behalf of a government I do not trust'
Alexandra Hall Hall, the embassy's 'Brexit counsellor', ended her 33-year foreign service career this week, saying she was not willing to 'peddle half-truths on behalf of a government I do not trust'.
Channel 4 smear Boris Johnson with fake racist subtitles in new bias row: Broadcaster apologises for incorrect text that claimed PM said 'people of colour' while discussing immigration - when he actually said TALENT
Channel 4's subtitles of a speech wrongly reported Mr Johnson saying 'people of colour' would still be able to come to Britain after Brexit, with the video then being shared widely on the internet.
Sir John Major urges people to vote AGAINST the Conservatives and blasts Brexit as the 'worst foreign policy decision in my lifetime'
The Tory former prime minister said he would vote for David Gauke, Dominic Grieve and Anne Milton - who all lost the party whip earlier this year after rebelling on Brexit - if he lived in their areas.
Tories slam Andrew Neil's 'tired' interview format and claim the public are 'fed up' with interviews after the BBC presenter empty-chaired Boris Johnson for refusing to agree to face him
Michael Gove gave out the No10 phone number live on radio as he was pushed over whether the PM is running scared of the interview.
Andrew Neil savages Boris Johnson in monologue calling out PM's refusal to face him for BBC interview and insisting he must address his 'untrustworthiness' before election
All the main leaders apart from Tory Mr Johnson have now taken part in the half-hour BBC One inquisition, with critics suggested he is scared of making an election-losing gaffe.
Boris Johnson uses a £400 HUAWEI phone to take a selfie on This Morning with Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby - after suggesting the Chinese firm could be barred from the UK's 5G network as a security risk
Following an interview on ITV's This Morning, the Prime Minister used what appeared to be a Huawei P20 to take a selfie with presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.
Nigel Farage lashes out at Jacob Rees-Mogg's sister - branding her a Tory stooge for quitting Brexit Party along with three other MEPS and telling people to vote Conservative
Nigel Farage complained that his former colleagues 'don't understand' the election dynamics in Labour marginals after they dramatically abandoned him.
'If Jeremy Corbyn had asked for a selfie I would have happily obliged!' Phillip Schofield hits back at Labour supporters who accuse him of bias after Boris Johnson floated through This Morning grilling
Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby were joined by the Prime Minister for a pre-election grilling on This Morning, just days after an explosive showdown with Jeremy Corbyn.
Tories have a 10-point lead over Labour with just a WEEK until the general election as Jeremy Corbyn struggles to turn around his campaign
Boris Johnson and the Tories have a 10 point poll lead over Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party with the general election now just one week away.
Never mind kissing babies on the campaign trail...I've just had one! That's the extraordinary situation of the inspiring new minister for Children
Kemi Badenoch, 39, from Wimbledon who is a pro-Brexit conservative minister, revealed the challenges of campaigning to be re-elected as MP for Saffron Walden in Essex, with a newborn.
TV watchdog Ofcom rejects Conservative complaint over Channel 4's use of ice sculpture to stand in for Boris Johnson at climate change debate
Ofcom said the prop 'was not a representation of the Prime Minister personally', and that 'little editorial focus was given to it'. The regulator rejected the Conservatives' complaint.
A poll to settle Tory nerves? Boris Johnson's party is up one point with a 12 point lead over Labour as Jeremy Corbyn's surge shows signs of stalling
Boris Johnson and the Tories hold a 12 point poll lead over Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party with the general election now just nine days away.
Nicola Sturgeon demands 'seat at the table' in Brexit talks in return for the SNP propping up Jeremy Corbyn in a hung Parliament
Nicola Sturgeon made clear the SNP should be directly represented in the renegotiation Labour says it would launch with the EU.
Boris Johnson's promises a 'buy British' rule after Britain finally leaves the EU and rules out a fuel duty increase to boost businesses after Brexit
The Prime Minister also revealed that he will introduce new state aid rules to help prop up ailing firms, with a blast at EU rules which prevent governments from intervening.
Vote Leave reunited: Boris Johnson and Michael Gove enlist ex-Labour MP Gisela Stuart to savage Jeremy Corbyn and urge voters to back the Tories in fight for northern pro-Brexit seats
Former Labour MP Gisela Stuart savaged Jeremy Corbyn 's Brexit plan today as she stood alongside Boris Johnson and urged Leave voters to back the Tories at the general election.
Boris Johnson urges Donald Trump NOT to interfere in the general election campaign when he visits the UK for a Nato summit next week
Boris Johnson today urged Donald Trump not to interfere in the general election campaign when he visits the UK next week for a Nato summit.
Former Tory minister Philip Dunne apologises to Sikh Labour rival for accusing him of 'talking through his turban' at election hustings
Phillip Dunne, who has been the MP for Ludlow in Shropshire since 2005, faced calls to be binned by the Tory party after making the 'extremely insulting' jibe to Kuldip Sahota last night.
Labour SCOLDS reporters for trying to ask about anti-Semitism and Jeremy Corbyn AGAIN refuses to apologise at NHS stunt featuring a theatrical 'reveal' of year-old 'secret' documents claiming Tories will 'sell out' health service to US
Jeremy Corbyn staged a stunt claiming to reveal sensitive documents about US-UK trade talks, after he was left reeling by Britain's chief rabbi saying he is not fit to become PM.
Dominic Raab dismisses backlash over Tory 'factcheckUK' Twitter handle after social media firm threatens ban over party's election debate stunt - despite Labour running its OWN 'fact checking' feed
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab insisted the party did not need to apologise for countering the 'lies' that were 'serially and systematically' put out by Labour and its allies on social media.
Twitter threatens to BAN the Tory Party after their press team 'attempts to mislead' public by changing their online name to FactCheckUK during election debate
The Conservative Party Press office changed their official Twitter handle to FactCheckUK during tonight's ITV debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn.
Boris Johnson has ditched the Tory party's pledge, made in 2015 and 2017, to give MPs a free vote on bringing back fox hunting. Meanwhile Labour is said to double wildlife crime officers.
'I can't possibly say I'm relatable, what a ridiculous thing! 'Boris Johnson hits out at Naga Munchetty as she grills him over whether he's 'relatable', his privileged upbringing and girlfriend Carrie Symonds (as well as his tea-making skills)
Boris Johnson today branded Naga Munchetty's interview questions 'ridiculous' after the BBC Breakfast presenter quizzed him about whether he believes he's 'relatable'.
Priti Patel vows the Conservatives will reduce 'immigration overall' with a points-based system as she warns 840,000 more people a year could arrive in Britain if Jeremy Corbyn becomes PM
The Home Secretary said introduce the Australian style points based system so that 'we can control our borders and protect public services.'
Nigel Farage's allies tell him 'there are 48 hours to save Brexit' as they urge him to stand aside in Labour-held marginals by Thursday - as his party's vote share drops to 4% after climbdown
Nigel Farage was tonight warned by his political ally Arron Banks that he has '48 hours to save Brexit' and that he must stand down more of his party's election candidates.
I've killed the chance of a second referendum by standing aside in 317 Tory seats says Nigel Farage branding it 'the most important thing for Britain'
Nigel Farage, writing on Tuesday, said: 'I have no great love for the Tories, but I can see that by giving Mr Johnson half a chance we will prevent a second referendum.'
Nigel Farage says Boris Johnson made a 'ridiculous' attempt to 'buy me' with a peerage before he decided to stand down candidates in 317 Tory-held seats - but he told the Government: 'I'm not interested'
The Brexit Party leader said he was offered a seat in the House of Lords last Friday, branding the offer 'ridiculous'.
Baroness Warsi accuses Health Secretary Matt Hancock of 'whitesplaining' after he criticised her view on Islamophobia in the Conservative party
Health secretary Matt Hancock today admitted the Conservative Party needed to hold an inquiry on Islamophobia. Baroness Warsi responded to Hancock's intervention on Twitter.
Charlie Elphicke stands down from his Dover seat as he battles allegations of sexual assault as his wife steps up to fight the election instead
Conservative candidate for the seat of Dover Charlie Elphicke will be replaced by his wife Natalie Elphicke after he was suspended from the party over sexual assault allegations.
Tories demand 'Remain alliance' is investigated by the electoral watchdog over its anti-Brexit pact in 60 seats
An alliance between the Lib Dems, the Green Party and Wales' Plaid Cymru in 60 seats has shaken Boris Johnson's Tories who fear the agreement could deny them victories in marginal seats.
Boris Johnson's poll lead dips but Tories are still 11 points ahead of Labour despite rocky start to campaign
Some 36 per cent of voters have swung behind the Prime Minister, according to a YouGov survey conducted as the official starting gun was fired on the general election campaign.
Humiliated Jacob Rees-Mogg 'to be sidelined during election campaign' after being forced to apologise for saying dead Grenfell Tower victims lacked 'common sense'
He is facing calls to resign after suggesting victims of the fatal 2017 inferno who followed firefighters' instructions to 'stay put' in their flats as the building burned had lacked 'common sense'.
Piers Morgan blasts James Cleverly for 'fake news' over Tories' 'doctored' clip of Keir Starmer GMB interview - before Kay Burley 'empty-chairs' the party chairman following no-show
A re-edited version of a GMB interview with Sir Keir Starmer yesterday ran online showing him unable to answer a question from Piers Morgan. The full exchange showed him answering immediately.
Tory MP Andrew Bridgen DEFENDS 'very clever' Jacob Rees-Mogg who had to issue a 'profound apology' after saying dead Grenfell Tower victims lacked 'common sense'
Andrew Bridgen backed his Tory colleague who faces calls to resign after he said victims should have used 'common sense' and ignored fire service guidance to 'stay put' in the burning tower.
Jacob Rees-Mogg 'profoundly apologises' for suggesting Grenfell Tower residents lacked 'common sense' for following fire brigade's 'stay put' order - adding he too 'would have listened to their advice'
Mr Rees-Mogg, 50, was asked about decision by London Fire Brigade not to evacuate the burning block and told LBC's Nick Ferrari: 'If you just ignore what you're told and leave you are so much safer'.
Carrie Symonds takes six-week work break from environmental group to campaign for young Tory women candidates in marginal seats as she joins boyfriend Boris Johnson's campaign tour bus
The former Tory Party adviser has taken unpaid leave to tour the UK electioneering for young female Conservative candidates in marginal seats in the run up to December 12.
Tory Minister Chris Skidmore's former researcher, 27, who is accused of sexual assault tells a court he had consensual sex with a teenage assistant in an armchair in the MP's office
Callum Warren, 27, is accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting the student while she worked as a parliamentary assistant to another Tory MP at Westminster, who cannot be named.
Donald Trump praises Boris Johnson, urges him to 'get together' with Nigel Farage to form an 'unstoppable' election pact - and rubbishes Jeremy Corbyn while dismissing his claims the NHS will be part of a UK-US trade deal
Donald Trump tonight lavished praise on Boris Johnson and urged him to strike an election pact with Nigel Farage as the US President launched a stinging attack on Jeremy Corbyn.
Lib Dems urge the Remain Alliance to work together at the general election to help them oust Jacob Rees-Mogg as Jo Swinson confirms her party will not stand against ex-Tory Dominic Grieve
Liberal Democrat activists in Jacob Rees-Mogg's seat have called on other members of the Remain Alliance to work together to oust the Commons Leader on December 12.
Battle of the tactical voting apps: Remainers launch website that shows supporters how to thwart Brexit and Leavers turn to technology to keep Jeremy Corbyn out of No 10
Remain campaigners have launched a website that shows EU supporters who to tactically vote for to have the best chance of stopping a Tory majority and thwarting Brexit .
Tory Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan QUITS Commons citing 'abuse MPs receive' and slamming Parliament for not 'respecting the votes of the electorate' - hours after fellow Remainer Amber Rudd said she also wouldn't stand again
The Culture Secretary is the latest Tory to say they won't stand in the forthcoming poll after Boris Johnson snubbed Amber Rudd's plea to have her whip restored.
'It is for GRENFELL!': Furious Theresa May blasts fellow backbench Tory MPs for mocking Jeremy Corbyn's green tie - worn in honour of 72 victims on day of inquiry's damning verdict
The former prime minister was seen berating several Conservative MPs on the benches around her during PMQs this afternoon as they ribbed Mr Corbyn about his green tie.
Boris Johnson tears into John Bercow with a series of backhanded compliments about him being a political 'player' and 'not just an umpire' on Speaker's last day in Commons
Boris Johnson tore into John Bercow this afternoon with a series of jibes as the Commons Speaker oversaw his final Prime Minister's Questions session.
Stop the Conservative vs Brexit Party 'madness': Tory Brexiteers urge Nigel Farage to agree an election pact to avoid a split in the Leave vote that could unleash anarchy at the polls... and may even gift seats toLabour and Lib Dems
Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson are under increasing pressure to form an alliance ahead of the December 12 snap poll to prevent their two parties from splitting the Leave vote in key constituencies.
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn trade blows at fiery last PMQs before election battle: PM draws battle lines for December 12 poll with promise of 'unprecedented NHS funding' and attack on Labour leader over 'flip-flopping' Brexit stance
Boris Johnson insisted the Tories are the real party of the NHS as he faced off against the Labour leader for the last time before Parliament dissolves for the campaign.
Boris Johnson's Tories have an average TEN POINT poll lead over Labour going into the election campaign as new data suggests he could win a majority of 44 before Christmas
Figures from poll trackers which map the various opinion poll firms suggest the Conservatives are on 35 per cent, with Jeremy Corbyn on 25 per cent and the Lib Dems on 18 per cent.
'It's going to be mega-tough': How Boris Johnson must win FIFTY Labour seats to offset losses to SNP Remainers in Scotland and the Lib Dems in the South
Boris Johnson will seek to rally his troops for the pre-Christmas showdown by attacking Jeremy Corbyn at what promises to be a brutal PMQs session in the Commons later.
Tories are begging Brexit Party candidates NOT to stand in their seats, chairman of Farage's party says as they reveal they have vetted 600 candidates to fight upcoming election
There have been calls from some Brexiteers for an informal electoral 'pact' between Nigel Farage's party and the Tories. Downing Street has so far rejected the idea.
The 10 crunch battleground seats which could decide the 2019 December general election as Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn, Jo Swinson and Nigel Farage battle it out for the right to determine the UK's Brexit fate
These are 10 of the key battleground seats which are likely to determine the UK's Brexit fate at the next general election.
Boris Johnson RESTORES the party whip to 10 former Tory rebels - but the other 11 who were kicked out for backing a bid to block a No Deal Brexit are kept out in the cold
Boris Johnson has restored the Tory whip to 10 of the 21 former Conservative rebels who were expelled after backing a bid to block a No Deal Brexit.
Nigel Farage hints the Brexit Party might NOT stand candidates against Tories in every seat at a snap general election - even if Boris Johnson campaigns on a pledge to deliver his divorce deal
Nigel Farage has hinted the Brexit Party will not stand candidates in every seat at a snap general election - even if Boris Johnson campaigns on a pledge to deliver his divorce deal.
The 'Grinches' who stole Christmas? Schools could be asked to reschedule their NATIVITY plays to make way for polling stations if there is a festive season election
Downing Street wants to go to the polls in December in the hope of getting a majority for a Brexit deal. Tory Party chairman James Cleverly said: 'I don't want to be the Grinch.'
Hours to seal a Brexit deal: Boris Johnson's team in last-gasp talks before midnight deadline - but DUP says 'further work is required' after visiting Downing Street
EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier is said to have briefed ministers that the latest plans put forward by the UK are 'not enough'.
Bitter feud between David Cameron and 'incandescent' David Davis reignites over ex-Prime Minister's memoirs as Tory veteran demands coalition claims are stripped from the hotly-anticipated book
An 'incandescent' Mr Davis is demanding that his one-time rival for the Tory crown retract claims made in his book and on television about their testy political relationship.
Jeremy Corbyn faces mass rebellion by up to 100 of his OWN Remainer backbench MPs who want a second referendum BEFORE a general election after the Labour leader tees up a poll showdown within WEEKS saying the country should vote once Brexit is delayed
Remainers are preparing an all-out bid to force a referendum to cancel Brexit first, with Labour backbenchers warning that Mr Corbyn is a 'liability' and an election will not resolve the issue.
'Let's have that election!' Jeremy Corbyn tees up poll showdown within WEEKS as he says the country should vote once Brexit is delayed - but he faces mass rebellion by up to 100 of his own Remainer MPs who want a referendum first
Jeremy Corbyn has underlined that he is ready to support the PM's call for an election as soon as a Brexit extension is in place - saying he is 'champing at the bit' for voters to get their say.
Jeremy Corbyn to give election-style speech accusing Boris Johnson of 'using the Queen' in next week's reopening of Parliament as he says his party is 'champing at the bit' to go to the polls
The Labour leader is set to say Boris Johnson cannot be trusted 'not to break the law' but will add that he would only want a general election after a no-deal Brexit is taken off the table.
HARRY COLE: Prince Philip asked Jeremy Hunt's Chinese-born wife ‘of which country?’ when she told him she was married to then health secretary
HARRY COLE: Prince Philip allegedly asked 'of which country?' when he was introduced to Jeremy Hunt's Chinese wife Lucia. Senior Tory sources have recounted the same tale on multiple occasions.
Rory Stewart quits the Tory party with a parting shot at 'disgracefully cavalier' Boris Johnson and announces he is standing down as an MP to join race to be Mayor of London
Rory Stewart today announced he will run as an independent candidate to be Mayor of London after he revealed he is standing down as an MP and has resigned from the Conservative Party.
Boris Johnson's new Snapchat account sees the PM ridiculed for trying to be 'down with the kids' - as others warn him to 'not get caught being silly'
The news that the PM now has his own Snapchat account has seen Twitter users poking fun at the PM, warning him to 'not be caught being silly' with the most intimate of the social media platforms.
EU chiefs give withering verdict on Boris Johnson's 'trap' of a backstop solution branding his Brexit plans 'problematic' - just as PM looks to have enough backing from MPs to finally get deal through
Boris Johnson already appears to be fighting a losing battle after EU leaders reacted with dismay at his solution to the Irish backstop.
The girls' team had the librarian from hell and chose wine-tasting over a safari. While the boys were so thick they lost the task. Your heart went out to Lord Sugar on The Apprentice, by Jim Shelley
Its special opening episode (set in South Africa) was slightly longer than the usual hour and evidently so incredible the notion of just cutting it by five minutes was unthinkable.
Boris Johnson's final masterplan for a Brexit deal is revealed: EU envoy delivers five-point alternative to the backstop to Brussels - as Number 10 warns PM will BOYCOTT summit if leaders reject it
The legal text of Boris Johnson's plan was handed over along with a letter to commission president Jean-Claude Juncker urging him to accept a 'reasonable compromise'.
Labour's Diane Abbott makes history by becoming the first black politician to lead a party at Prime Minister's Questions as she faces Dominic Raab in the absence of Boris Johnson
The shadow home secretary squared off against Dominic Raab in the absence of Boris Johnson, who missed the session in order to give his speech at the Tory Party conference in Manchester.
Pound rallies against Dollar as Boris Johnson insists Brexit will still happen on October 31 during Tory conference speech... after tumbling over fears EU will reject PM's 'final' Brexit offer
Shortly after Boris Johnson's speech in Manchester today, the Pound shot up against the US Dollar from 1.2254 at 12.41pm to 1.2296 at 12.53pm.
A kiss for Carrie Symonds! Boris Johnson embraces his partner after his first Tory conference leader's speech - but they break with tradition as she stays OFF the stage
The 54-year-old party leader made his way to his partner, 31, for a hug and a kiss on the cheek after a Brexit-heavy address to the faithful in Manchester.
ANDREW PIERCE: Mrs T inspired a very famous F.U. - former Prime Minister was the basis for lead character in House of Cards
ANDREW PIERCE: Tory peer Michael Dobbs revealed one person inspired him to write about the shady character: Margaret Thatcher (pictured).
Boris Johnson's biographer Sonia Purnell says 'he didn't respect either of his wives' as PM battles claim he grabbed journalist Charlotte Edwardes' thigh
Boris Johnson's biographer Sonia Purnell has said he did not treat her with respect when they worked together in Brussels, and that he 'didn't respect either of his wives'.
'We would need a bigger bus' if we stayed in the EU says Boris Johnson as he is tackled over Vote Leave's £350million per week referendum claim about NHS funding and says the figure is now £400MILLION
The Vote Leave campaign notoriously plastered a bus with a disputed claim that the UK sends £350million per week to Brussels that could be used to fund health services after Brexit.
Blow for Boris Johnson as voters say he is HALF as capable a prime minister as Theresa May was at the same time in her premiership and while more than half want an election this year most believe he cannot win a majority
In in another blow for the embattled Prime Minister only 36 per cent of people surveyed by Ipsos Mori for the Evening Standard thought that Mr Johnson was equipped to be the leader.
Chancellor Sajid Javid vows to increase the National Living Wage to more than £10 per hour and to slash the age threshold from 25 to 21 as he makes a general election pitch to younger voters
Sajid Javid today pledged to increase the National Living Wage to more than £10 per hour as he also promised to lower the age at which people are eligible to be paid it.
Husband and wife who spent a combined 37 years working at Thomas Cook slam 'theft' by travel firm's bosses as former employees don their uniforms one last time for protest at Conservative Party conference
Blaming the Government's 'terrible decisions over the years' for Thomas Cook's collapse, husband and wife Louise and Colin Griffiths joined dozens of others at a protest in Manchester today.
Sajid Javid mounts pre-election bid to win over rural voters with £25billion road scheme, £5bn on broadband, and £220m on buses
Chancellor Sajid Javid promised an 'infrastructure revolution' as he set out the Tory Party's stall ahead of an expected early general election.
Sir John Major 'conspired with Margaret Thatcher's closest aides' to ensure she wouldn't stepped down and he could take her job, new biography claims
Former UK Prime Minister Sir John Major replaced Mrs Thatcher (pictured together) in 1990 after winning a Conservative leadership contest which she dropped out of.
David Cameron urges Boris Johnson to FORGIVE the 21 Remainer rebels he stripped of Tory whip as he hints a No Deal Brexit could make it hard for him to vote Conservative
David Cameron has urged Boris Johnson to forgive the 21 Remainer rebels he stripped of the Tory whip as the former PM failed to guarantee he will vote Conservative if there is a No Deal Brexit.
STEPHEN GLOVER: David Cameron's memoir suggests Boris Johnson 'didn't believe' in Brexit and Michael Gove is a 'floam-flecked Faragist'. Will be a hit with those who wish the Tory party ill.
Mr Gyimah was one of the 21 Tories who had the party whip removed for voting against the Government to block a No Deal Brexit a fortnight ago.
Tickled pink! Nicola Sturgeon poses in a brightly-coloured feather boa, sunglasses and cowboy hat as Scottish party leaders support breast cancer charity fundraiser
The usually-stern First Minister (pictured) took a break from the rigours of Brexit and Scottish independence to join her colleagues in a spot of fun at Holyrood in Edinburgh.