Oh dear, a clutch of slightly moth-eaten Tory grandees have laid into David Cameron, George Osborne, into the Treasury and Bank of England too, in terms that will make it even harder to bind up the country’s wounds when the referendum campaign ends.
Labour’s Rosena Allin-Khan was declared the victor in the Tooting byelection in south London in a result which was overshadowed by the brutal killing hours earlier of Jo Cox.
The Labour MP Jo Cox, who has died aged 41 after being shot and stabbed in her constituency of Batley and Spen, in West Yorkshire, was a woman who in many ways represented the character and style of the modern Labour party. She was widely viewed as someone who could have been a serious player in the party in the years to come.
In the aftermath of the jocular battle of the river Thames, Jo Cox tweeted a picture of her family in a dinghy flying the “in” flag for Europe.
MPs were in the process of receiving “enhanced” security measures for their homes and constituency offices amid heightened fears of attacks, before the fatal shooting of the Labour MP Jo Cox.
Politicians from across the political spectrum have expressed their shock and horror at the death of the popular Labour MP Jo Cox.
Jeremy Corbyn has accused Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage of being “wolves in sheep’s clothing” as they pose as defenders of the NHS when a vote to leave would put the health service in jeopardy.
There were just two people in the Vote Leave office when the phone rang shortly before 8.20am, the intern on work experience and Priti Patel, the employment minister. The intern had one job and one job only: to make sure Priti wasn’t allowed anywhere near the phone. He failed.
Downing Street is considering a last-ditch attempt to revisit a deal on the free movement of workers before next week’s EU referendum, either by making a unilateral statement of intent or securing an understanding from European leaders that the issue can be examined under the UK presidency next year.
George Osborne will warn that he would have to fill the £30bn blackhole in public finances triggered by a vote to leave the European Union by hiking income tax, alcohol and petrol duties and making massive cuts to the NHS, schools and defence.
Douglas Carswell is not just one of Ukip’s most unusual members – although that is quite a distinction in itself. He is also one of the most unusual MPs I have ever met.
Private schools will have to do more to help the state sector if they want to keep their tax breaks, Theresa May has said, as she claimed her major changes to education would make Britain a “great meritocracy”.
Liam Fox, the international trade secretary, has launched an attack on Britain for “growing fat and lazy”, making it ill-prepared for the business deals that need to be done after leaving the EU.