The Conservative chair of a parliamentary committee has been accused of “thinly veiled misogyny” by friends of Liz Truss after he questioned her suitability for the roles of lord chancellor and justice secretary.
MPs have voted in favour of replacing the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons programme in another day of extraordinary events at Westminster which saw Jeremy Corbyn yet again clash with a majority of his own backbenchers.
Thangam Debbonaire, the Labour MP who was mistakenly appointed to a shadow ministerial role by Jeremy Corbyn, said she spent six weeks working on her brief while having treatment for cancer before she was told she did not have the job.
A former Tory peer accused of submitting false expenses has been formally acquitted after parliament made an unexpected intervention in the case.
Boris Johnson will have to share Chevening, the grace-and-favour home traditionally used by the foreign secretary, with Liam Fox and David Davis – the two other cabinet ministers in charge of implementing Brexit.
Tim Farron, the Lib Dem leader, has said he would look seriously at a credible new party or alliance to oppose the Tories, saying he would “write nothing off”.
The Labour party will set up a National Investment Bank (NIB) and a network of regional banks to mobilise the economy, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has said.
Nicola Sturgeon will consider holding a second referendum on Scottish independence in 2017 if the Westminster government starts to leave the EU without settling the UK-wide approach promised by Theresa May.
The trade secretary, Liam Fox, has said the UK needs to accept that the “world does not owe us a living” as he sought to explain his controversial comments that British businesses had become fat and lazy.
Lord Mandelson says he is praying for an early general election as the quickest way of ousting Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour party.
Jeremy Corbyn believes he will be able to fill the vacant posts in his shadow cabinet without offering Labour MPs the right to elect them.