The Islamic State attacks on Brussels cruelly exposed the longstanding weaknesses and lack of cooperation between European spy agencies, opening the way for renewed arguments about whether the UK would be safer inside or out of the European Union.
A major Conservative donor has called for David Cameron to face a leadership contest immediately after the EU referendum, whatever the result.
George Osborne was repeatedly challenged by a former Labour frontbencher at a select committee on Thursday as he refused to say whether he would make new cuts to benefits to balance the books.
Nicola Sturgeon has disclosed she could yet introduce a new 50p rate of income tax in Scotland as she sharply changed tack to fend off opposition attacks on her modest tax changes.
“This is going on longer than a European fisheries meeting,” grumbled Boris Johnson as the Treasury select committee drifted well into its third hour.
Ukip has suspended one of its highest profile politicians, Suzanne Evans, for six months over suspected disloyalty to the party.
The deep divisions in the Labour party over Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership were laid bare yesterday after a leaked letter emerged, identifying the MPs his supporters consider to be “hostile”.
Recent legislation to allow communities to own land for homes has been used to concentrate huge holdings in private hands.
Ukip has been criticised by David Cameron and others for claiming the Brussels terror attacks show the dangers of lax immigration controls and a need to leave the EU.