Ed Miliband will pledge to crack down on “cowboy employment agencies” on Monday as he outlines a raft of measures that will ban exclusive recruitment of overseas workers and close loopholes that allow the wages of permanent staff to be undercut.
Theresa May has issued the clearest declaration by the government yet that it will fail to reduce immigration to the tens of thousands by the general election next year.
Ed Miliband was right to sack Emily Thornberry from the shadow cabinet because she was “condescending and disrespectful” towards working people and damaged Labour’s election prospects when she tweeted a picture of a house decked out in St George’s flags, Rachel Reeves, the shadow work and pensions secretary, has said.
A new poll by Survation suggests that fracking should be devolved to Scottish authorities. Only Conservative voters oppose the idea.
Think about UKIP, and most will reflect on three things - leader Nigel Farage (either a man of the people, or a knob - depending on your viewpoint), immigration and Europe.
Labour has maintained a three-point lead over the Tories in the latest Opinium/Observer poll, which shows a minor improvement in Ed Miliband’s leadership ratings and widespread scepticism about Tory pledges to cut taxes after the next election.
The business secretary, Vince Cable, has torn into the Conservatives for promising £7bn of new tax cuts at a time of renewed uncertainty about the global economy, saying it was “total fantasy” to think they could be delivered without raising other taxes or making massive extra cuts to public services.
The once mighty and revered Foreign and Commonwealth Office is failing to offer acceptable levels of help to many Britons abroad and their families – including those alleging torture in prisons overseas – according to a highly critical report by MPs.
Tessa Jowell has become the third person to seek the Labour nomination to become mayor of London.
Senior Labour figures attempted to rebut claims that the party was out of touch with working class voters on Saturday as Ukip’s newest MP predicted they would take more seats from Labour than the Conservatives in next year’s general election.
Jeremy Corbyn has been forced to suspend his close ally Ken Livingstone for making inflammatory remarks about Hitler and Zionism, after facing a revolt among Labour MPs about antisemitism within the party.
Britain’s EU membership is worth the multibillion-pound fee, and it is right for smaller countries with weaker economies to get more of the pot, David Cameron has said.
In suspending Bradford West’s MP, Naz Shah, from the Labour party while the context of her antisemitic comments (on Facebook in 2014) are thoroughly investigated, Jeremy Corbyn may have made a small but significant move in the direction of electability.