‘Total collapse of government’ – Shadow culture secretary

Speaking in the Commons, Labour shadow culture secretary Lucy Powell said there is “paralysis and a total collapse of Government” with “parliamentary business on hold”.

Speaking at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport questions, Ms Powell said: “I’m not surprised at all to see the Secretary of State (Nadine Dorries) still in her place. I had no doubt whatsoever that she would be the last woman standing supporting the Prime Minister while all around her collapses, including her own ministerial team.

“I did wonder, though, whether by this morning not only would she hold all the ministerial offices in her own department, but several other Cabinet posts as well.”