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.
Labour’s pro-EU position in the referendum risks driving urban voters worried about immigration into the arms of Ukip, warns Gisela Stuart, the Labour MP and chair of Vote Leave.
Natalie Bennett is to step down as leader of the Greens this summer, after saying she believed she had established her party as a national force while acknowledging that she was not a “spin-trained, lifelong politician”.
Boris Johnson has been criticised by fellow Conservative MPs for hitting a new low in the referendum campaign after he claimed the EU has the same goal as Hitler in trying to create a political superstate in Europe.
The Bank of England’s warning that leaving the EU could lead to a recession is an “incredibly dangerous intervention” that has increased financial instability, a Tory minister campaigning for Brexit has said.
Theresa May is being urged to consider reviving the principle of social insurance to help struggling low-paid workers, as she prepares to flesh out her vision of “a country that works for everyone”.
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.