Extraordinary, is it not? The political, financial and media worlds are obsessed by a referendum we could do without, called to sort out problems of Conservative party management that will almost certainly not be resolved, and masterminded by a prime minister who is desperately dependent on the support of the Labour party to avoid humiliation.
The government is considering introducing legislation to close a loophole allowing parents in England to take their children on holidays during term-time, after a ruling by the high court left its school attendance policy in tatters.
Jeremy Corbyn will use a speech in London to urge Labour voters to lay the blame for pressures on housing, jobs and the NHS at the door of the Conservatives, instead of seizing on the EU as a scapegoat.
Kezia Dugdale has challenged the Scottish National party to make the positive case for Europe as she formally launched the Labour In for Scotland campaign with its UK chair, Alan Johnson.
It has been claimed that the Conservatives have misallocated spending during their 2015 general election campaign.
Sadiq Khan called on Labour to unite and get into “the habit of winning elections” as the newly elected London mayor urged the party to go back to the strategy followed by previous leaders John Smith and Tony Blair.
In Cardiff, Welsh assembly politicians and their aides were hammering out deals, exchanging insults in the press and attempting to compromise on a deadlock that has prevented the creation of a new government.
There is no evidence that a police force attempted to cover up allegations of child sex abuse against Sir Edward Heath in the 1990s, the police watchdog has found.
Jeremy Corbyn called on Labour MPs to “end the trench warfare” and get behind a socialist vision for Britain under which he would allow councils to borrow more, raise taxes on business to fund education and suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
The trade secretary, Liam Fox, has said the UK needs to accept that the “world does not owe us a living” as he sought to explain his controversial comments that British businesses had become fat and lazy.