The Conservative party has rejected an appeal by MPs to speed up the leadership contest so Britain does not have to wait until September for a new prime minister.
Moody's issued a stark warning that political spillovers from the Brexit vote could one day threaten the bloc's very existence and hit global economic growth.
The business minister is to launch trade talks with India, marking the start of a world tour aimed at drawing up a blueprint for Britain’s role in the global economy outside the European Union.
David Cameron plans to reassure Nato that the UK will be “steadfast” in its commitment to spending 2% of national income on defence, despite the vote to leave the EU.
Labour’s rebel MPs are holding off challenging Jeremy Corbyn for the party’s leadership to allow crisis talks with his deputy, Tom Watson, and the Unite leader, Len McCluskey, to go ahead, in an attempt to prevent further rifts within the party.
Andrea Leadsom has said she did not like the gay marriage legislation and would want to repeal the foxhunting ban, in a pitch to the rightwing grassroots of the Conservative party who will vote for the new leader.
Kezia Dugdale has warned that Scotland is not immune to the social divisions highlighted by the Brexit vote and insisted that it would be “categorically wrong” for the UK government to block a second independence referendum if it were called for by the Scottish people.
Andrea Leadsom faces questions over her Wikipedia entry after it emerged that embarrassing media stories had been removed from the page. The changes appear to have been made from Towcester, where the Conservative leadership contender’s constituency office is located.
The Labour party was left in deadlock on Tuesday night after the party’s national executive committee failed to reach a consensus about how to persuade MPs to return to Jeremy Corbyn’s frontbench.
Tony Blair has said he will close his commercial enterprises and focus on not-for-profit activities.
It’s that time of year: autumn, party conferences, and the season of mellow recall.