One of the biggest steelmakers in Britain, second in size only to Tata, has said there is no guarantee that the industry will survive if the government fails to step up its response to the current crisis.
David Cameron has responded angrily to claims the government has descended into chaos because he is too focused on fighting the EU referendum.
Sajid Javid has faced calls to stand down as the business secretary if a buyer is not found for the Port Talbot steelworks after admitting he was caught unaware by Tata’s planned withdrawal from the UK.
John McDonnell has said Labour needs to “sit up and listen” to complaints about antisemitism in the party, as a senior Jewish MP called for more action to tackle the problem.
Sajid David was listed as a participant last month at a US conference organised by a rightwing libertarian thinktank, which took place after a delegation of Labour MPs had failed to secure a meeting with him to press their concerns about the future of Tata steel in the weeks leading up to the crisis.
The UK government is prepared to offer help with pension liabilities and energy costs to potential buyers of Tata’s threatened steel plants, Sajid Javid, the business secretary, has said.
Port Talbot’s derelict Plaza Cinema is a boarded-up patchwork of neglect and decay. Even the colourful murals, which adorn the exterior, of the town’s most famous sons – Michael Sheen, Richard Burton and Sir Anthony Hopkins – cannot conceal the broken windows and soot-smudged facade of this once-loved building.
The government has come under attack over its role in tackling the growing humanitarian crisis in Libya after figures were released showing that the Department for International Development has earmarked just £50,000 in aid for this financial year, despite international calls for an urgent response, to avoid food and medicine stocks running out.
The decision over whether the UK remains inside the European Union could depend on whether young people shake off their apathy and vote in sufficient numbers on 23 June, a revealing opinion poll conducted for the Observer shows.
Less than 0.5% of the electorate for Labour’s leadership ballot later this month have been denied a vote, the party has announced, as it seeks to rebut claims of a deliberate purge of Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters.
MPs and peers should abandon the crumbling Houses of Parliament for six years so that a radical refit costing up to £4bn can be carried out, an influential committee is expected to recommend on Thursday.
Nicola Sturgeon has shelved plans for a quick second referendum on Scottish independence after dire spending figures and a fall in public support for leaving the UK.