A triumphant Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to reward Labour’s mass membership with more power over the running of the party, after he inflicted a thumping defeat on leadership challenger Owen Smith.
“You OK?” John McDonnell inquired softly as he passed John Woodcock, the Labour MP for Barrow and Furness, and a chief critic of the Corbyn project.
The bitter divisions between David Cameron and Theresa May over Brexit have been revealed in two books about the EU referendum campaign, in which May is described as “lily-livered” and an “enemy agent” by Cameron and his allies.
Tom Watson, Labour’s deputy leader, has proposed to the party’s governing body, the national executive committee, that MPs elect colleagues to positions in the shadow cabinet, as they did until 2011.
Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to “wipe the slate clean” after winning a convincing victory in Labour’s bitter leadership battle, securing 62% of the vote.
Harriet Harman is to launch a blistering attack on Theresa May, claiming that while she may be Britain’s second female prime minister, “she’s no sister” when it comes to women’s rights.
George Osborne has warned Theresa May against pursuing a “hard Brexit” that would see the UK drifting away from cooperation with the rest of Europe.
The actor Tracy Brabin has been selected as the Labour party’s candidate to replace Jo Cox as MP for Batley and Spen.
Labour’s divisions will become irreconcilable and the damage to the party terminal if it enters another year of bitter infighting after Jeremy Corbyn’s likely re-election, a senior shadow cabinet member has warned.
Prominent Labour MPs are set to reject a return to the frontbench if Jeremy Corbyn wins Saturday’s leadership battle and fails to accept elections to the shadow cabinet.
Private schools will have to do more to help the state sector if they want to keep their tax breaks, Theresa May has said, as she claimed her major changes to education would make Britain a “great meritocracy”.
The UK faces the stark choice of either a hard Brexit or no Brexit, the president of the European council has said – the first time he has taken such a clear line on the likely outcome of the UK’s exit talks.
It is “not in the national interest” for the government to reveal its Brexit plans before negotiations with the European Union, David Davis has told the Commons during his first interrogation by MPs as the minister in charge of the process.
Theresa May has dismissed cross-party demands from pro-EU MPs for parliament to be given a vote on any moves to exit the single market.
Downing Street has warned against attempts to “reheat the arguments” of the EU referendum following claims that the Treasury has issued dire internal warnings about the impact of a hard Brexit.
Parliament’s scrutiny of Britain’s exit from the European Union risks becoming a “chaotic competition for the limelight”, according to a report from a Whitehall thinktank.
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On the railings of Richmond House in Whitehall hangs a lopsided strip of cardboard that reads, in multicoloured letters, “You just failed the NHS, JH, not us.”
John McDonnell has sought to reposition Labour as the party of fiscal discipline and competence, using a speech ahead of next week’s autumn statement to contrast the government’s “failed” austerity approach with his own party’s focus on investment.
Britain is probably leaving the EU customs union, Boris Johnson, the foreign secretary, has claimed, despite Whitehall warnings that it could seriously harm the economy.