Alain Juppé, the frontrunner in next year’s French presidential elections, is to visit London and has suggested a deal may be possible on free movement of workers that will allow the UK access to the single market.
Andrea Leadsom has set out her vision for the leadership of the Conservative party, insisting EU nationals in Britain will not be “bargaining chips” but that freedom of movement will end.
Leading Conservatives from opposite sides of the Brexit debate have criticised the national sense of despair in the wake of the leave vote but have clashed over whether fears stoked by the remain campaign are to blame.
Michael Gove cannot be trusted to be prime minister because he has “an emotional need to gossip, particularly when drink is taken, as it all too often seemed to be”, according to claims made by Boris Johnson’s former campaign manager.
It is beginning to dawn that in the wake of the Brexit vote there will be no such thing as a return to business as usual in British politics.
Labour MPs supporting Jeremy Corbyn are urgently seeking ways to avoid a historic split after their leader’s refusal to resign set the party on track for a ferocious leadership battle.
Senior figures from Labour and the Scottish National party are considering calls for legal action against Tony Blair if the former prime minister faces severe criticisms from the long-awaited inquiry into the war in Iraq.
Lord Prescott has warned that the Labour party could split into two groups as leader Jeremy Corbyn continues to face calls to resign from his own MPs.
Scotland could end up going the way of Greece if it voted to leave the UK in order to remain a member of the European Union as an independent country, a new report has argued.
Leading Conservative Eurosceptics have formed a new lobby group to push for a hard Brexit, including leaving the European single market and ending free movement.
The Tories could be in power for a quarter of a century without viable opposition, the Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron, has said. But he stopped short of saying the party would not field candidates in some seats to allow other non-Conservatives a “free run”.
Owen Smith has said Jeremy Corbyn’s plan for Labour members to elect at least a third of the shadow cabinet would deepen divisions in the party.