The government’s plan to create new grammar schools risks distracting from education reforms and could undermine progress in improving schools, the former education secretary Nicky Morgan has told the Conservative conference.
The chancellor, Philip Hammond, has sought to reassure business about the potential economic shock of Brexit, unveiling a new guarantee over EU funding and promising the referendum result should not result in people becoming poorer or less secure.
Jeremy Hunt is to pledge that the NHS in England will be “self sufficient” in doctors after Britain leaves the European Union as he sets out a package of measures aimed at reducing its reliance on foreign-trained medics.
Russia is deliberately aiding the bombing of hospitals in Syria, committing war crimes that will make it impossible for peace negotiations to begin, the foreign secretary, Boris Johnson has said.
The chancellor is to tell the Conservative party conference that he remains set on achieving a balanced budget, while reiterating that this would happen in a “pragmatic” way without the need for a surplus this parliament.
Theresa May insisted that controlling immigration and withdrawing from the jurisdiction of the European court of justice would be her priorities during EU exit negotiations, the strongest indication yet that she will lean towards a hard Brexit.
A deal on shadow cabinet elections will not be settled before November and Jeremy Corbyn insists that allies who filled major posts in July will not be moved whatever compromise is struck, according to sources close to the negotiations.
Jon Lansman, the co-founder of Momentum, has warned against any challenge to Tom Watson as deputy leader and called for an end to personal animosity between figures from Labour and the unions.
The new poll follows the second presidential debate and the leak of Trump's widely condemned 2005 remarks about women.
David Cameron has mocked Tony Blair over his “global legacy” prize from Save the Children but stopped short of saying he should be stripped of the award.
Jeremy Corbyn’s policies represent “a super-charged Milibandism” but risk hurting the people they are designed to help, the first Labour thinktank analysis of his policies has found.
The former Labour Treasury minister who left the notorious “there’s no money” note after the party lost the 2010 general election considered “throwing himself off a cliff” in the wake of the controversy it sparked.
George Osborne has warned Theresa May against pursuing a “hard Brexit” that would see the UK drifting away from cooperation with the rest of Europe.
The uncertain status of EU nationals living in the UK is “one of our main cards” in the Brexit negotiations with the bloc, Liam Fox has said.
Business leaders have written to the prime minister, Theresa May, urging her to avoid opting for hard Brexit.
On the 19th August, the anti-monarchy group, ‘Republic’ are holding a debate in relation to the referendum on the future of the monarchy in Scotland.
The 2015 general election ‘Vote for policies’ website was launched on Thursday.
He’s a former army captain turned Tory MP who promised his constituents a fresh approach to politics.
Ukip’s deputy leader, Paul Nuttall, is emerging as the figure mostly likely to be able to fill the void created by leadership frontrunner Steven Woolfe’s sudden departure, senior figures within the party have told the Guardian.
As a junior minister fielded questions on Kashmir, Boris Johnson kept his head down and rifled through his briefing notes. No joy. He tried reordering them. Still no joy.
Sir Philip Green has made a last ditch plea to save his knighthood, hinting that he is close to agreeing a rescue deal for the failed retailer BHS’s pension fund and stating he is “very, very, very sorry” for the collapse of the business.