Alex Wickham (@alexwickham )

Alex Wickham

Bio Senior political correspondent @BuzzFeedUK alex.wickham@buzzfeed.com or DM me
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iPhone : NEW: Boris Johnson is scheduled to meet with German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron next week buzzfeed.com/albertonardell…

iPhone : The BBC bulletins are now leading on "The Father of the House of Commons Ken Clarke has said he is willing to be prime minister in a government of national unity" and I do think it's time we all went home

TweetDeck : Exclusive: One of Britain’s top left-wing newspapers has been rocked by the sudden resignation of a senior editor alleged to have repeatedly groped a female member of staff at a London pub.
buzzfeed.com/markdistefano/…

TweetDeck : Tory rebellion latest

— Guto Bebb explicitly backs PM Corbyn to stop no deal
— Boles, Grieve, Letwin agree to meet with Corbyn to discuss his plan
— Ken Clarke agrees with the LibDems that he'd like to be PM
— but ex-rebel Caroline Spelman backtracks and now backs Johnson

iPhone : LibDem troubles...

Layla Moran not treading on Swinson’s toes today but told she is privately “much more on board” with a potential anti-no deal alliance with Corbyn and others

Allies say she is less tribal than Swinson and would deal with anyone opposing no deal...

TweetDeck : No. 10 is taking back control - eleven hour days, government by grid, PM letters to ministers, aides ordered to report on their bosses if they misbehave - my The Spectator column on how under Johnson and Cummings the government is being rewired spectator.co.uk/2019/08/how-no…

TweetDeck : The words "government", "national" and "unity" are doing a lot of heavy lifting in a proposed govt led by Ken Clarke, made up entirely of Remainers and without a Commons majority twitter.com/christopherhop…

TweetDeck : Govt sources bullish a unity govt will never be formed because the LibDems will prioritise short-term electoral interests above working with Labour to stop no deal, and TIG/Soubry will never deal with Corbyn. Again they’re mocking “Meatloaf Remainers” arguing among themselves

TweetDeck : Talk among LibDems that not all their MPs are as hardline against working with Labour as Swinson last night. Some see it as inevitable they will have to deal with Corbyn to stop no deal, but Chuka Umunna is resisting. Would obviously be personally difficult for him

TweetDeck : This is what Sarah Wollaston told her constituents at a hustings during the 2017 election: she would respect the referendum result and would not back a second ref. You can see why there will be huge pressure on her to call a by-election when she defects to the LibDems...