The government's long-awaited olive branch to students ? Proposed £10,000 loans to increase access to post-graduate study, regardless of personal wealth
Thursday’s YouGov poll, for the The Sun, puts the Green party in fourth place, one point ahead of the Liberal Democrats.
Tony Blair has insisted that his much-criticised business dealings with dubious governments round the world have not been as lucrative as people think – as one of his staff suggested his wealth amounted to about £10m.
Jeremy Thorpe, who brought the Liberal party to the brink of coalition government in 1974 but resigned amid scandal soon after, has died aged 85 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, his son Rupert has announced.
George Osborne was drawn into a confrontation with Britain’s leading tax and spending experts after the Institute for Fiscal Studies said he had a duty to spell out his deficit reduction plans and warned of cuts on a “colossal” scale.
Languidly elegant, immaculately dressed and with an apparently unshakable confidence, Jeremy Thorpe was both a sharp and popular politician and a man with a scandalous secret.
Jeremy Thorpe, who has died at the age of 85, became the principal forgotten figure of modern British politics long ago.
George Osborne has lashed out at criticisms of his plans for further public spending cuts in the next parliament, accusing the BBC of hyperbolic coverage and conjuring up bogus images of the 1930s depression.
The shadow chancellor, Ed Balls, brushed aside George Osborne’s eye-catching tax cuts and got straight to the heart of the problems facing his rival – stagnant wages, worrying borrowing and disappointing revenue receipts.
Labour MP Frank Field, who chairs the work and pensions committee, has called in two of Sir Philip Green’s bitterest former rivals to assist the parliamentary investigation into the collapse of BHS.
Jeremy Corbyn’s allies are urging him to extend an olive branch to disillusioned Labour MPs as shadow cabinet ministers warned that the election results suggest the party is facing defeat in 2020 without improvement.
Nicola Sturgeon has ruled out forging a coalition at Holyrood after failing to win an overall majority in an election that brought humiliation for Labour and saw a resurgence by the Scottish Tories.