Jeremy Corbyn is deliberately seeking to divide the Labour party in a way that will destroy its electability, Peter Mandelson, the former cabinet minister has said in his most strident warning yet on the political direction of the party under its new leadership.
The Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron, has called for the commission reviewing the freedom of information law to be disbanded, describing the stance of his party’s own peer Lord Carlile and others on the commission as one-sided.
Labour needs to “get its act together” by ending the focus on internal issues and instead showing that it will make progress in next May’s elections, the party’s shadow minister without portfolio has said.
Zac Goldsmith’s mayoral campaign team is investigating a claim that one of their canvassers made an Islamophobic remark about the Labour candidate, Sadiq Khan.
Rumours that the Labour leader will begin a “revenge reshuffle” of his shadow cabinet in the new year have drowned out the party’s attacks on the Conservative government, the shadow culture secretary Michael Dugher has said, in a jibe at Jeremy Corbyn’s aides.
John McDonnell has refused to back Labour’s shadow foreign secretary following a weekend of speculation that there would be a shadow cabinet reshuffle.
A Labour reshuffle is expected next week with the party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, believed to be planning changes to gain greater control of his frontbench.
Kevin Pringle recalls the polling he carried out for the SNP in the winter of 2014, which first alerted him to the unprecedented breadth of potential support for the party in the coming year’s general election.
I first met Denis when I was 15 and my father [the political scientist and philosopher George Catlin] took me to the 1946 Labour party conference.