David Cameron will draw on a pageant of historical episodes, from the Roman empire to the fall of the Berlin Wall to argue that Britain’s destiny is inextricably bound up with Europe’s, and voting to remain in the EU on 23 June is the patriotic choice.
David Cameron is under pressure to justify Zac Goldsmith’s London mayoral campaign, after the leader of Muslim Conservatives called it a disgusting and risible attempt to smear Labour’s winning candidate, Sadiq Khan.
In an electrifying exchange on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, the defence secretary, Michael Fallon, repeatedly refused to answer presenter Sarah Montague’s question over whether London would be safe with Sadiq Khan as its new mayor, in the light of remarks made by Fallon during the course of the election campaign.
Sadiq Khan, the new Labour mayor of London, has launched an extraordinary attack on David Cameron and his defeated opponent, Zac Goldsmith, accusing them of trying to turn different ethnic communities against each other to stop him winning in the capital.
There weren’t any formal celebrations and the Scottish Conservative leader, Ruth Davidson, limited herself to one stiff drink before bedtime.
The location was chosen for maximum symbolic effect. And so were his opening words. “My name is Sadiq Khan – and I’m the mayor of London,” declared the diminutive figure standing, without a tie, in the nave of Southwark Cathedral.
Sadiq Khan became the first Muslim mayor of London in the early hours of Saturday after a bitter campaign marred by accusations of dog whistle racism on the part of his rival, the millionaire environmentalist Zac Goldsmith.
Jeremy Corbyn’s allies have proposed a system under which the leader would appoint his own shadow cabinet and then put the entire team to a vote of Labour MPs, the Guardian understands.
David Cameron’s director of communications, Craig Oliver, is publishing an insider’s account of the EU referendum campaign with his memoir, Unleashing Demons.
Allies of Theresa May have rejected claims that she failed to pull her weight in the campaign to stay in the EU, after David Cameron’s former media chief said she declined to help on 13 occasions.