Search

Theresa May

It’s difficult to laugh about Brexit at this stage, whether you’re a leaver or a remainer.

Nick Conrad says we need musicals at times like this and Theresa May would do better if she just used a spoonful of sugar to help the Brexit medicine go down

Worried East Anglian farmers’ leaders warned that a ‘no deal’ Brexit would have a ‘serious impact’ on rural businesses as the political crisis deepened following a crushing defeat for prime minister Theresa May’s European Union (EU) exit strategy.

Businesses are already suffering under the threat of Brexit, with company owners reporting funding being pulled and expansion plans being put on hold.

MPs have rejected Theresa May’s Brexit plans by an emphatic 432 votes to 202 in a historic vote which has thrown the future of her administration and the nature of the UK’s EU withdrawal into doubt.

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis has spoken out to back a second referendum just hours before Theresa May puts her Brexit deal to the Commons.

Theresa May will put her Brexit deal to the Commons on Tuesday, with defeat almost guaranteed.

A Norfolk MP is set to be one of around 64 who will vote against Theresa May’s Brexit deal after the prime minister made a last-ditch attempt to garner support.

Brexit is causing a recruitment crisis at one of the UK’s largest hotel chain.

Pro-European activists will be taking to streets across Suffolk to have their say ahead of Theresa May’s key Brexit vote next week.

A Norfolk MP is amongst 20 Tory rebels to vote against the government and back an amendment designed to limit ministers’ tax raising powers in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

A “cruel and desperately unfair” postcode lottery which locks some Norfolk families out of accessing fertility treatment on the NHS could come to an end after announcements made as part of a long term plan for the health service.

Up to 500,000 lives could be saved under plans for the NHS in England over the next decade, health chiefs claim. But what does the announcement mean for Norfolk and Suffolk? Health correspondent Geraldine Scott explains.

New regular columnist Iain Dale is well-known as the award-winning presenter on LBC Radio’s weekday evening discussion show and will voice his highly-regarded view each week. This week he looks at policing

Even with just three months to go Brexit uncertainty remains for businesses in our region and beyond. Business editor RICHARD PORRITT looks forward to what the coming year holds

A Barbie fitted with running blades and Olaf the snowman wearing a hearing aid may not seem like typical children’s toys.

What were the biggest TV moments of 2018? We look at the last six months of the year and discover why 2018 was big for the Dyer family, which unusual guests appeared on Bargain Hunt and how the BBC and ITV had a Brexit row of their own.

With just over three months ago until the UK is due to leave the European Union, how will we cope with Brexit over Christmas?

Opinion Is this a chink of light for Mrs May?

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Well, that was all a big waste of time wasn’t it? Perhaps not.

The prime minister might have won a confidence vote but, asks political editor RICHARD PORRITT, what now for her leadership, Brexit and the country?

Theresa May has silenced the hard Brexit wing of the Conservative party after seeing off a challenge to oust her from Number 10.

The region’s Conservative MPs are backing embattled prime minister Theresa May “100pc” as she faces a make-or-break confidence vote.

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb suffered a narrow defeat on a bill calling for the legalisation of cannabis, ahead of an emergency debate on the delay to the vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

A delayed motion looking to reduce period poverty in the Great Yarmouth borough is to be discussed once more by councillors.

The MP for Mid Norfolk has criticised the Prime Minister for postponing a crucial vote on her Brexit deal.

As Theresa May battles to get the country onside with her Brexit deal, EDP readers had the chance to put their questions to the prime minister.

Political commentators are often expected to make predictions – but none of the Westminster commentariat have managed to call the fall out from Brexit correctly.

Cabinet minister and Norfolk MP Liz Truss was overheard attacking Theresa May, according to claims on social media.

Norfolk MP Liz Truss has urged MPs to back Theresa May’s Brexit deal claiming the UK can always change the agreement in the future.

Arch-Brexiter Jacob Rees-Mogg said Norfolk’s agricultural sector would benefit from a “managed no-deal” on a visit to the county.

Up hill and down dale, Theresa May is trekking assiduously across the nation trying to sell her Brexit deal.

The prime minister is battling to convince the nation her Brexit deal is the best option for Britain.

This week is crunch time for Prime Minister Theresa May as this week she attempts to persuade the Houses of Parliament to back her Brexit deal. This is what the people of Norwich think.

An MP who backed staying in the EU but abstained on the vote to trigger Article 50 has announced he cannot support Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

Campaigners who want the public to be given the final vote on a Brexit deal are calling for Norwich City Council to endorse the campaign for a People’s Vote.

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis has insisted the Labour party could get a better Brexit deal - and called for a general election to give them the opportunity.

The answer to most difficult questions is the same: money.

Opinion Theresa May’s biggest problem? Being a woman

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Liz Nice says Theresa May’s sex makes it impossible for her to win over Brexit

Opinion Opinion: I feel sorry for Theresa May - do you?

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

James Marston says he has sympathy for the Prime Minister. Do you agree?

Sector leaders have their say on Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Former Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron was one of the guest speakers as a Norfolk school held its first faith festival.

New Brexit secretary Steve Barclay has insisted it is time to finalise the withdrawal agreement and “deliver a Brexit that works for the whole UK”.

NE Cambs MP Steve Barclay is the next Brexit Secretary following the resignation of Dominic Raab who resigned on Tuesday.

With the government in turmoil and the prime minister teetering on the edge, political editor RICHARD PORRITT asks ‘what now for Brexit?’

The battle now is between the ideologues and the pragmatists.

After a tumultuous day in Westminster the prime minister has vowed: “This is a Brexit that delivers.”

Theresa May has dramatically won the backing of her cabinet for the Brexit deal – but anger is growing among Brexiteers.

The Brexit endgame is in sight – perhaps.

Past Budgets have quickly fallen to pieces.

Norfolk is set to get no new investment from the Budget because it is a “basket case” in the eyes of the Treasury, it has been claimed.

The chancellor’s announcement that mental health services for young people are set to get a funding boost has been praised as “a step in the right direction” by those working in the county’s schools.

This Budget was set to be the most difficult any chancellor has had to deliver in living memory.

Tory MPs are looking to chancellor Philip Hammond to raise party morale as he delivers what’s expected to be his final budget before the UK leaves the European Union (EU).

Jeremy Corbyn will join the fight to protect Norfolk’s children’s centres during a visit to the county this weekend.

Norfolk hospitals depend on the European Union for more than one in 10 doctors, new figures revealed, as uncertainty over Brexit threatens to worsen the crisis in the NHS.

Television chef and majority Norwich City shareholder Delia Smith spoke out against Brexit during the People’s Vote march in London.

Parents and campaigners will come together in Thetford to protest against Norfolk County Council’s plans to close children’s centres across the county.

The prime minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn have paid tribute to Baroness Patricia Hollis in the House of Commons.

Which services should face budget cuts as Suffolk County Council struggles to trim its budget by £25m over the next financial year.

East Anglia is rightly proud of its many assets.

Musicians including Ed Sheeran, Damn Albarn and Bob Geldof have joined forces to warn about the impact of a no-deal Brexit on the music industry, saying the country would be placed in a “self-built cultural jail”.

Television chef and Norwich 
City majority shareholder Delia Smith claims political leaders have made a “dog’s dinner” 
out of Brexit.

It was back in 1965 when the speedway stadium at King’s Lynn came into being, with a 400-yard shale track constructed as the Stars took on the mantle of Norfolk’s only speedway team from the defunct Norwich Stars.

The former mayor of Lowestoft has apologised after accidentally sharing an abusive far-right post from the pro-Tommy Robinson Facebook page ‘SAVE Our Country’.

Dancing Queen Theresa May has been backed by East Anglia’s MPs after delivering an “optimistic” conference speech.

The crime minister has warned “evil” county lines drugs gangs are determined to “groom” East Anglia’s children in the same way as sex offenders and terrorists.

A trio of siblings has organised a fundraising extravaganza to raise money for a trailer trike, so they can go out as a family with their little sister, who has cerebral palsy and epilepsy.

Conservative party conference is going to be blockbuster stuff – and the message from the East’s MPs is clear: “Hold your nerve.”

Three super-fast bus routes, cleaner buses and smart ticketing could be on the way to Norwich after the city was shortlisted to get a share of £840m of government cash.

The United Nations is to hold their first ever meeting on a deadly disease which affects more than 5,000 people in England yearly.

A Norfolk victim of the contaminated blood scandal will give evidence tomorrow into the inquiry into the treatment of thousands of people in the 1970s and 1980s.

An inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal which left at least 2,400 people dead is to begin.

Where did all the good childcare go?

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Liz Nice was taught by her grandfather that a woman can do anything a man can, if not better. Hard to work though sometimes though, isn’t it?

George Freeman has announced he will stand to be the next leader of the Conservative Party and prime minister if he is “asked to”.

Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman has said the prime minister should stand down after she has agreed a Brexit deal.

Why are the Liberal Democrats doing so badly?

The vital work of Norfolk’s blue light services will be celebrated today with a social media campaign, as the county marked the first Emergency Services Day.

Michael Gove has been listening out for leaks - but this time not from the Cabinet.

East Anglian farmers have given a lukewarm reception to a government pilot scheme to allow more non-EU workers into the country to fill anticipated labour shortages.

Norfolk turkey producer Bernard Matthews has been cited by the prime minister as a business “showing confidence” in the face of ongoing Brexit deliberations.

A Eurosceptic Norfolk MP has vowed to back Theresa May’s controversial Chequers Brexit plan in parliament.

Opinion Theresa May can’t dance – so what?

Thursday, August 30, 2018

“Toe-curling” screamed her detractors. “Embarrassing,” ... “awful” ... “hilarious” chimed social media.

Brexit will define the United Kingdom for many years to come – but exactly how, it is too early to tell.

Property developer John Howard shares his East Anglian heaven and hell with Gina Long

Corbynism will be picked over by political historians in years to come whatever happens next for Labour.

A Norwich charity has welcomed a £100m drive to cut rough sleeping, but said the government’s goal to get people completely off the streets by 2027 is not ambitious enough.

A north Norfolk beach welcomed the entire British Isles on its coast as part of an eye-catching initiative to promote the county’s marine life.

A picture postcard can and are making a real difference to the lives of deaf children across our region. So many have been helped thanks to YOU, our readers. Derek James takes up the story.

Jeremy Hunt’s short jaunt to Europe this week marks a Brexit turning point.

An MP has said he believes a colleague’s failure to abstain from a key Brexit vote on Tuesday was a “genuine mistake.”

School is out. And the reports on each party are due.

Great Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis is under fresh pressure over claims he deliberately broke parliamentary voting rules.

Voting when you are a ‘paired’ MP is deemed a cardinal sin in Westminster.

Wherever Donald Trump goes the term ‘fake news’ is sure to follow, as it did during his controversial stop-off in the UK. But is fake news really just a modern phenomenon? Sheena Grant reports on a project at the Museum of East Anglian Life that attempts to answer that question.

Several hundred people gathered outside Norwich’s City Hall to protest about Donald Trump’s visit to the UK.

Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman has branded Donald Trump’s comments in an interview with The Sun newspaper as “outrageous”.

Protesters from Norfolk are ready to travel to London to protest against the visit of United States president Donald Trump, while a demonstration will also be staged on the steps of Norwich City Hall.

The showdown was a long time coming. For too long our government has been fractured and divided.

One reader thinks voting leave was the right choice. Do you agree?

West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock has won promotion amid the chaos of this week’s government resignations. Here Political Editor RICHARD PORRITT profiles a rising star in the Tory ranks

Most Read

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Latest from the EDP

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 5°C

min temp: 2°C

Listen to the latest weather forecast