The Tunnock’s chocolate factory rises above Uddingston, a small town seven miles south-east of Glasgow, with the authority of a cathedral – a cathedral of snacks – the giant Caramel Wafer on its front glowing red and gold in the cold Lanarkshire night.
Former Conservative MP Matthew Parris has deepened the rift among top Tories by using his Times column to launch a scathing attack on the pro-Brexit mayor of London, Boris Johnson.
A call for Jeremy Corbyn to go as Labour leader has been publicly backed by two other MPs, while his allies have responded by telling rebels to accept the decision that party members made in the party’s leadership election.
The government’s overhaul of primary-school assessments has turned into a shambles, according to the teachers who will have to carry them out from next month, with complaints that seven- and 11-year-old pupils find the new standards too hard and too confusing.
A group of 250 business leaders, including the former boss of HSBC, have added their voice to the Brexit campaign, saying that EU membership harms the UK’s economic prospects.
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.
Theresa May is refusing to block David Cameron’s resignation honours list for his political allies because it would “set a very bad precedent”, despite claims it reflects badly on her judgment.
Steven Woolfe’s hopes of becoming Ukip leader suffered yet another blow after it emerged he forgot to declare a spent drink-driving conviction when he stood as a police and crime commissioner for the party.
The Labour leadership challenger Owen Smith has been accused by Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign of talking up the threat of a split in the party and giving tacit support to plotters who want to see it divided.