Leaving the EU could put £250bn of British trade at risk, former chancellor of the exchequer Alistair Darling has claimed, saying negotiating new free-trade deals with key export markets could take an average of six years.
A Conservative cabinet minister has made a direct plea to supporters of other political parties to vote in favour of Britain’s membership of the EU by warning that Brexit would be a “hugely retrograde step” for the environment.
Jeremy Corbyn will on Tuesday seek to seize back the initiative in Labour’s battle to hold on to key council seats at Thursday’s local elections, after the party was forced to suspend three councillors as the row about antisemitism continued.
Jeremy Corbyn will face his first nationwide electoral test this week since sweeping to the leadership of his party on a tide of anger at austerity and disillusionment with identikit politicians. Scotland will choose a new government, all seats in the Welsh assembly will be contested, cities including London and Bristol will elect mayors and 2,743 seats in 124 local councils are up for grabs.
Sir Paddy Ashdown has accused the government of acting dishonourably in the case of an Afghan interpreter who reportedly killed himself while facing deportation from Britain.
A key ally of Jeremy Corbyn has accused MPs of employing treacherous tactics designed to undermine Labour’s leader, as an analysis of the latest polls by a leading academic suggests the party is on course for its worst local election results for 35 years.
Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon has said a second Scottish independence referendum is "more likely than not" to occur while she is First Minister.
Ken Livingstone has said he does not expect his conduct to have any bearing on Sadiq Khan's performance in next week's London mayoral election.
Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell are to speak at a Momentum conference that will run at the same time as Labour’s official party conference in Liverpool, although organisers deny it is intended to be a rival event.
Gisela Stuart, the Labour MP who co-chaired the campaign to leave the EU, has been accused of hypocrisy after she called on politicians “to be humane” and guarantee the rights of 3.5 million European citizens living in the UK.