David Cameron is under pressure from two of his potential successors as party leader, Boris Johnson and Theresa May, to raise the bar in EU negotiations by reopening the seemingly abandoned demand to restrict the free movement of labour.
Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters on the Labour left are “tankies and trots” who deploy the tactics of divide and rule as ruthlessly as “the old colonialists they purport to despise”, Boris Johnson will tell the Conservative party conference.
The home secretary, Theresa May, is to deliver her toughest warning yet that the era of mass migration of the past decade is no longer sustainable and is threatening Britain’s cohesion.
George Osborne has promised to hand councils full control over business rates, a decision that threatens to lock local authorities into competitively cutting taxes to attract local enterprise.
One of Labour’s pre-eminent thinkers is to resign his party’s whip in the House of Lords after being recruited by George Osborne to head a newly created National Infrastructure Commission.
Like most Conservatives, Patrick McLoughlin, the transport secretary, is in a cheery mood as he heads for his party conference in Manchester.
Denis Healey, who has died at the remarkable age of 98, was a practical man of power and of paradox.
The Scottish government has been warned by a spending watchdog that it is failing to publish enough data on public sector spending and borrowing, including billions of pounds worth of pension liabilities.
Owen Smith and Angela Eagle are under growing pressure to decide which of them should challenge Jeremy Corbyn next week, amid calls from some Labour MPs for just one candidate to stand against the party’s leader.
Theresa May is meeting Nicola Sturgeon to underline her support for the UK in her first official visit to Edinburgh as prime minister. The meeting comes as May’s government promises to include Scotland’s devolved administration in negotiations to withdraw Britain from the EU.