Nicola Sturgeon has been confirmed as Scotland’s first minister after she overcame a token challenge for the post from the Liberal Democrat leader, Willie Rennie.
Boris Johnson has accused David Cameron of “what looks like collusion” with big business leaders to win their support for the remain campaign in exchange for favourable consideration in the awarding of government contracts.
Nigel Farage has had a furious row in a live debate with Peter Mandelson, after he claimed that New Labour had encouraged immigration to “rub our noses in diversity”.
Labour members who are excluded from the party for antisemitism should not automatically be banned for life, an internal party inquiry has recommended, raising the prospect that Ken Livingstone could be readmitted following his claim that Hitler supported Zionism.
Boris Johnson may have ruined his chances of becoming prime minister by behaving “irresponsibly [and] recklessly” and making “preposterous, obscene political remarks” during the referendum campaign, the Conservative former deputy prime minister Michael Heseltine has said.
John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, will say that Labour can “rescue” the European Union referendum debate from Conservative infighting by making a positive case for Britain to remain in the EU.
George Osborne was joined by the Lib Dem former business secretary Vince Cable and Labour’s Ed Balls in a hangar at Stansted airport to argue that leaving the EU would be a “one-way ticket to a poorer Britain”.
Kent police is to apply to the courts for more time to investigate claims that Conservative party activists breached election laws while fighting off a challenge from the Ukip leader, Nigel Farage.
Startup universities could be given degree-awarding powers from the first day they open their doors to students, under government proposals to fast-track the establishment of new “challenger institutions” offering cheaper and less traditional courses.
Former shadow chancellor Ed Balls has said Labour “didn’t deserve” to win last year’s general election, because under Ed Miliband’s leadership it wasn’t ready to confront Britain’s problems.
The shadow foreign secretary, Emily Thornberry, has intervened in the Labour leadership race, criticising the party’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, and accusing senior figures of attempting to “put the party’s members back in their box”.