David Cameron has set out his vision for an all-out assault on poverty, insisting people’s lives can be improved at the same time as cuts to benefits and council services.
The chief executive of HM Revenue and Customs, Lin Homer, is leaving the role after four years in which she faced fierce criticism over a failure to answer millions of calls from the public and the HSBC tax scandal.
The Labour party has suffered another setback after shadow attorney general Catherine McKinnell resigned and returned to the back benches.
An expected £6m fall in Labour’s annual income as a result of legal changes being proposed by the Conservatives will make it impossible for the party to maintain its current structure, staffing or offices, a confidential party document released to the Guardian reveals.
Jeremy Corbyn’s Twitter account appeared to have been hijacked on Sunday night when a series of expletive-laden tweets were posted.
The band Squeeze have staged a protest against David Cameron live on BBC television by changing the lyrics of their new song to rail against the destruction of the welfare state.
Two senior shadow ministers have hinted they will resign if Jeremy Corbyn succeeds in dropping Labour’s support for the Trident nuclear weapons programme, highlighting tensions at the highest level of the parliamentary party.
Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, has accused “some elements” of the British Medical Association (BMA) of using the dispute over junior doctors for political point scoring before Tuesday’s strike.
Two-thirds of Conservative MPs now support Britain’s exit from the European Union, despite David Cameron’s clear preference for staying in, according to senior sources within the party.
Jeremy Corbyn has launched a strong defence of his controversial frontbench reshuffle, saying it has made Labour “stronger, more diverse and more coherent” as he insists he can lead the party to general election victory.