A Labour-led government will only survive the challenge of the next five years if it empowers people to shape the public services they use, according to a new pamphlet written by two of the party’s rising stars.
Ed Miliband has stressed that the new Scottish Labour leader, Jim Murphy, has his full backing to make his own decisions for his party north of the border, as polls suggest a potentially devastating swing from Labour to the SNP.
The home secretary, Theresa May, is facing defeat next week over her plan to place a legal duty on universities to prevent students being drawn into terrorism and to ban extremist speakers.
Ed Miliband will promise today that if a Labour government is elected in May it will put a home rule bill for Scotland before parliament in its first 100 days.
Hundreds of millions of pounds of British public funds have been handed over without proper scrutiny to an aid agency accused of funding international criminals, according to a report published on Thursday by parliament’s spending watchdog.
YouGov’s latest polls for the Sun have put the Conservatives ahead, following a string of marginal Labour leads.
Northern Ireland’s two biggest parties, the Democratic Unionists and Sinn Féin, are separately considering legal action over broadcasters’ refusal to allow them to take part in two televised election debates.
The Green party’s flagship economic policy, the £72 a week “citizen’s income”, would hit the poorest hardest unless it was made more complicated by including a means-tested element, the leading advocate of the policy has conceded.
Ed Miliband is facing a backlash by Tony Blair supporters who have warned that his plans for the NHS risk playing into Tory hands and could lead to repeating the campaign mistakes of 1992 when Labour lost the general election.
During a 10-minute delay to the start of the hearing, the sound of laughter could clearly be heard from inside the committee room by those waiting in the corridor outside.
George Osborne was joined by the Lib Dem former business secretary Vince Cable and Labour’s Ed Balls in a hangar at Stansted airport to argue that leaving the EU would be a “one-way ticket to a poorer Britain”.
Kent police is to apply to the courts for more time to investigate claims that Conservative party activists breached election laws while fighting off a challenge from the Ukip leader, Nigel Farage.