The race to succeed Boris Johnson as London mayor looks like it has become the Labour candidate’s to lose.
Nicola Sturgeon’s Scottish National party is to offer new parents in Scotland a free “baby box” of clothes, nappies and toys, with a built-in mattress allowing the box to be used as a baby’s cot, in an effort to tackle infant poverty rates.
Voting to remain in the European Union on 23 June is “the only hope the left has” of achieving social democratic aims such as fairer trade and tougher action on climate change, leftwing Labour MPs and peers argue in a letter to the Guardian.
The fast food chain McDonald’s has said it is disappointed Labour’s ruling national executive committee decided to bar it from running a stand at the party’s annual conference in Liverpool.
Britain would be “permanently poorer” if voters choose to leave the EU, George Osborne has warned, as a Treasury study claimed the economy would shrink by 6% by 2030, costing every household the equivalent of £4,300 a year.
Frustration at her powerlessness to change the country prompted Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson to quit her well-paid, four-days-a-week job as a popular drivetime radio presenter in 2009 in order to stand for Holyrood.
The Treasury is primed to publish a barrage of statistics showing the economic merits of Britain’s membership of the EU this week, ahead of a controversial intervention by President Barack Obama in the campaign.
Nothing says modernity, progress and optimism quite like President Barack Obama surrounded by a troupe of young people and talking of the importance of solidarity among nations. At least that is what those running the pro-EU Remain campaign will devoutly hope.
Jeremy Corbyn will secure an even greater mandate from Labour members if his opponents, who are motivated by “deep malice”, succeed in triggering a fresh leadership contest, the founder of the grassroots movement Momentum has said.
Boris Johnson has launched a fresh assault on David Cameron’s decision to spend more than £9m on a pro-EU leaflet sent to every UK household, saying the document was full of factual errors and “not sufficiently absorbent for the purposes” to which someone might wish to put it.
Donald Trump has ended his political stand-off with Paul Ryan, endorsing the US House speaker in a speech on Friday.
MPs considered nationalising a Whitehall pub to avoid a drinking ban while they are relocated to the Department of Health’s offices for the duration of refurbishment works at the Palace of Westminster.