Labour’s divisions will become irreconcilable and the damage to the party terminal if it enters another year of bitter infighting after Jeremy Corbyn’s likely re-election, a senior shadow cabinet member has warned.
Prominent Labour MPs are set to reject a return to the frontbench if Jeremy Corbyn wins Saturday’s leadership battle and fails to accept elections to the shadow cabinet.
Polls have closed in Labour’s bitter leadership election, with the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, predicted that Jeremy Corbyn will comfortably defeat his rival, Owen Smith.
Jeremy Corbyn has struck a defiant tone in a close-of-poll statement on Labour’s tough leadership election, warning rebellious MPs against “destructive self-indulgence”.
Theresa May is more trusted than Jeremy Corbyn to tackle the most urgent problems in post-Brexit Britain, including safeguarding the NHS, according to a new poll seen exclusively by the Guardian.
The Labour party was left in deadlock on Tuesday night after the party’s national executive committee failed to reach a consensus about how to persuade MPs to return to Jeremy Corbyn’s frontbench.
Tony Blair has said he will close his commercial enterprises and focus on not-for-profit activities.
It’s that time of year: autumn, party conferences, and the season of mellow recall.
Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters should brace themselves for the possibility of a new challenge against him even if he wins Labour’s leadership contest this weekend, according to the chair of the influential social movement set up to back him.
The chancellor, Philip Hammond, has sought to reassure business about the potential economic shock of Brexit, unveiling a new guarantee over EU funding and promising the referendum result should not result in people becoming poorer or less secure.
Diane James has quit as Ukip leader after just 18 days in the job, saying she had enjoyed the support of members but not party colleagues.
George Osborne has lashed out at criticisms of his plans for further public spending cuts in the next parliament, accusing the BBC of hyperbolic coverage and conjuring up bogus images of the 1930s depression.
A new poll by Survation suggests that Scots’ preferred government post-May 2015 is a Labour-SNP coalition. Such a deal is unlikely.
The defeated Labour leadership challenger, Owen Smith, has ruled out returning to the shadow cabinet as Jeremy Corbyn continues work on reshuffling his frontbench.
If UKIP gain in points but not seats at Westminster in 2015 then a real opportunity for electoral reform could resurface.
David Cameron’s director of communications, Craig Oliver, is publishing an insider’s account of the EU referendum campaign with his memoir, Unleashing Demons.
The government does not have legal authority to use royal prerogative powers to trigger Brexit without parliamentary approval, the high court has been told.
Nicola Sturgeon is to publish a draft bill next week calling for a second Scottish independence referendum in a direct challenge to Theresa May’s hardline stance on Britain leaving the EU.
Downing Street has refused to rule out the possibility of the UK continuing to pay budget contributions to the EU after Britain’s departure from the bloc, as analysis suggested the country could face a €20bn (£18bn) “Brexit divorce” bill in shared payment liabilities.