In suspending Bradford West’s MP, Naz Shah, from the Labour party while the context of her antisemitic comments (on Facebook in 2014) are thoroughly investigated, Jeremy Corbyn may have made a small but significant move in the direction of electability.
Tony Blair obtained a “blessing” from Chinese leaders for a company owned by a Saudi prince to do business in China as part of an arrangement that paid the former UK prime minister’s firm £41,000 a month and a 2% commission on any multimillion-pound contracts he helped to secure.
Labour has suspended the former London mayor Ken Livingstone “for bringing the party into disrepute” after MPs accused of him of antisemitism and making offensive comments about Hitler supporting Zionism.
Sajid Javid has admitted that he should have gone to Mumbai for a crucial Tata Steel board meeting that led to the Indian company announcing it would pull out of the UK.
Companies as diverse as the household goods group Reckitt Benckiser, Standard Chartered bank and the advertising giant WPP could be the next to face showdowns over pay as investors prepare to vote at forthcoming annual meetings.
Tyson Fury’s serial burlesque continued in Cologne on Thursday but the world heavyweight champion did not sound as if he was joking when he said he would probably quit boxing if he lost his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko in Manchester on 9 July.
Worries about the EU referendum in June and over a resurgence of the eurozone crisis have knocked consumer confidence in the UK to its lowest level in more than a year, according to a report.
Leeds boss Steve Evans has been talking up Alex Mowatt.
The Liverpool defender admits his side should have defended better in the closing moments of Thursday's first leg.
West Ham youngster Nathan Mavila could be set for a switch to Italy.