Here’s a line in the sand, one that stretches from Michigan in US primary season to Manchester as referendum time edges ever closer. Beware pundits bearing wonky opinions.
Tony Blair has called for more “muscularity” from the political centre ground in making the case for Britain’s membership of the EU, but admitted he was too divisive a figure to help the in campaign.
“Boris definitely won’t be driving the lorry,” says one of the London mayor’s right-hand men, “absolutely not.”
George Osborne, has been rebuked by the statistics watchdog for wrongly claiming there would be “no cuts at all in police budgets” in his autumn statement last November.
David Cameron will use a speech on Thursday to dismiss claims by anti-EU Conservatives that a short, sharp economic shock if Britain voted to leave the EU on 23 June would be a “price worth paying” for gaining freedom from Brussels.
George Osborne’s decision to back down from making radical changes to pensions tax relief was a “missed opportunity” to boost the retirement pot of the average British worker by more than 14%, according to an analysis by the Resolution Foundation thinktank.
The UK’s poppers manufacturers should be allowed to operate while the government reviews the product’s legality, the former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has said.
The Sun has stepped up its battle with Buckingham Palace over its report about the Queen’s alleged Euroscepticism by claiming it knows more than it has published, while David Cameron has ruled out an official inquiry.
Labour could be forced to reopen its nomination process for the leadership contest if a high court judge rules on Thursday that Jeremy Corbyn must have the support of his MPs to appear on the ballot.
Independence may offer Scotland the greatest stability while the rest of the UK faces upheaval after last month’s vote to leave the EU, Nicola Sturgeon has said.