Conservative MPs have been accused of blocking a parliamentary committee’s attempt to scrutinise the former HSBC boss and minister Stephen Green over the tax scandal at Britain’s largest bank.
Critics are not convinced by the ‘success story’ of free schools
A new YouGov poll indicates that the public think the proposed TV debates should go ahead with or without the UK Prime Minister.
The Treasury is not doing enough to prepare for the possibility of another financial crash, a cross-party committee of MPs said on Monday.
Labour’s shadow business secretary, Chuka Umunna, has claimed the UK should not lecture China on democracy given Britain’s colonial past. He is wrong, Britain has every right to lecture China.
A future Labour government would take legal steps to ensure that live television debates become permanent features of general election campaigns, in a move to prevent politicians blocking them for their own self-interest.
Labour and the Conservatives are neck and neck in the latest Opinium/Observer poll, with less than two months to go until the 7 May general election.
Ed Miliband is to issue a stark warning that the Conservatives could “wreak havoc” in Scotland if a Scottish National party landslide allows David Cameron to regain power after the general election.
Broadcasters have stated that the three planned TV debates will go ahead, meaning that the Prime Minister could be 'empty-chaired'.
Broadcasters are expected to press ahead with the TV election debates and believe they have legal grounds to “empty-chair” the Tories on the basis that they turned down a reasonable invitation to attend.
George Osborne and the former Labour chancellor Alistair Darling have challenged the leaders of Vote Leave over what they call their “uncounted and unworkable” proposals for taking Britain out of the European Union.
The home secretary, Theresa May, has made further concessions on the snooper’s charter, including on the key issue of privacy, before a Commons battle over the bill next week.
Vicente del Bosque has claimed Spain are favourites to win a third successive European Championship after seeing his side beat South Korea 6-1. Alvaro Morata and Nolito each scored twice as the champions from 2008 and 2012 warmed up for their defence in style. Manchester City’s David Silva and Cesc Fàbregas of Chelsea were also on target in Salzburg.