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.
Donald Trump has said leaving the EU would not put Britain at the back of the queue to secure a US trade deal under his presidency – a move applauded by the Ukip leader, Nigel Farage, who admitted he had reservations about backing the controversial Republican.
David Miliband, the former UK foreign secretary, has called for an end to the refugee camp system and the reform of humanitarian institutions “that were designed for yesterday’s problems, not tomorrow’s”.
Boris Johnson has been accused by the grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, the Conservative MP Sir Nicholas Soames, of “fundamentally dishonest gymnastics” for criticising a planned multibillion-pound trade deal between the US and the EU that he had previously lauded as “Churchillian” for its brilliance.
Labour’s performance in the recent council elections suggests that the party is struggling to attract the working-class voters who traditionally formed the core of its support, according to a detailed analysis of the results.
The new London mayor, Sadiq Khan, is investigating his predecessor’s conduct over the procurement process for London’s planned £175m garden bridge.
As Nicola Sturgeon launches her renewed drive to build support for Scottish independence, the frontrunner to be her party deputy, Angus Robertson, has urged members to “get out and speak to voters again”.
The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has called for all-female shortlists to achieve equal representation in parliament and wants to aim for the same in public offices, as part of a series of wide-ranging measures to address the under-representation of women in public life.
The chancellor was a remain campaigner, although someone who had been seen as a Eurosceptic.