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Boris Johnson tells planning critics they’re wrong despite by-election humiliation

The government has been sent a “warning shot” by voters in the Chesham and Amersham by-election, the co-chairman of the Tories has said.

Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Amanda Milling said voters’ concerns over planning reforms and HS2 were “loud and clear” following the party’s defeat to the Liberal Democrats.

Ms Milling said the Conservatives were “listening” and would look at how they could regain their trust.

Boris Johnson has been warned more “blue wall” seats could be in danger following Thursday’s historic win for the Lib Dems.

Senior Tories say the prime minister must change course or face more defeats in southern seats, with a warning the Lib Dems could become the “natural party for the home counties”.

Former Cabinet ministers are among worried Conservatives calling on the prime minister to accept the danger that his “blue wall” will crumble – in a “mirror image” of Labour’s plight in the north.

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Royal British Legion to stop selling poppies in EU due to Brexit

The Royal British Legion will no longer sell poppies in the European Union due to red tape following Brexit, according to reports.

The charity, which provides support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, is said to have sent an email to supporters stating it will “need to cease sales to customers in countries in the EU” for the foreseeable future until legislation surrounding Brexit is reviewed.

The i newspaper reported it could not justify the expense, including customs charges, to send poppies overseas following Britain’s departure from the EU’s customs union on 1 January.

Chiara Giordano19 June 2021 08:36
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Boris Johnson warned more ‘blue wall’ seats in danger

Senior Tories say Boris Johnson must change course or face more defeats in southern seats, with a warning the Liberal Democrats could become the “natural party for the home counties”.

Former Cabinet ministers are among worried Conservatives calling on the prime minister to accept the danger that his “blue wall” will crumble – in a “mirror image” of Labour’s plight in the north.

Our deputy political editor Rob Merrick has more on this below:

Change course or risk Lib Dems becoming ‘natural party for home counties’, senior Tories warn Boris Johnson

Prime minister told ‘30 or 40 seats’ in south are vulnerable – ‘then the political map does begin to change’

Chiara Giordano19 June 2021 08:24
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By-election defeat ‘warning shot’, says Tory chair

The co-chairman of the Tories has said the government has been sent a “warning shot” by voters in the Chesham and Amersham by-election.

Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Amanda Milling said voters’ concerns over planning reforms and HS2 were “loud and clear” following the party’s defeat to the Liberal Democrats.

Ms Milling said the Conservatives were “listening” and would look at how they could regain their trust.

Lib Dem Sarah Green took 56.7 per cent of the vote on Thursday to secure a majority of 8,028 over the second-placed Tories.

Chiara Giordano19 June 2021 08:12
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