Hopes that Boris Johnson will back the campaign for the UK to quit the European Union have been revived, after his wife wrote a lengthy attack on the terms secured by David Cameron.
Scotland’s finance secretary has been accused of killing off proposals in Holyrood to give a financial watchdog far greater powers to scrutinise his spending and borrowing plans.
Nicola Sturgeon has urged David Cameron to overrule the Treasury after talks to agree a new financial deal for Scotland became deadlocked. In a letter to the prime minister, Scotland’s first minister accused the Treasury of sabotaging the deal by refusing to agree that a key principle was that the Scottish parliament would not suffer financially for taking on new tax and welfare powers worth about £15bn a year.
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders both took home decisive victories in the New Hampshire primary.
Ministers are considering lowering the drink-driving limit in England and Wales to the tougher level set by Scotland.
David Cameron’s hopes of limiting the number of Conservative MPs who support a British exit from the European Union were dealt a blow on Tuesday after the influential backbencher Dr Sarah Wollaston stated that her clear preference was for a withdrawal from the union.
Jack Straw, who was a cabinet minister throughout the 13 years of the last Labour government, is to be denied a knighthood and a peerage under the current party leader, Jeremy Corbyn.
David Cameron has been accused of buying off Tory MPs threatening to block local government cuts, after it emerged that a new £300m relief fund will overwhelmingly help Conservative areas, including his own Oxfordshire council.
David Cameron has said that membership of the European Union gives the UK vital information about “terrorists and criminals moving around Europe”, demonstrating that he intends to place security issues at the heart of his referendum campaign.
MPs have voted in favour of replacing the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons programme in another day of extraordinary events at Westminster which saw Jeremy Corbyn yet again clash with a majority of his own backbenchers.
Thangam Debbonaire, the Labour MP who was mistakenly appointed to a shadow ministerial role by Jeremy Corbyn, said she spent six weeks working on her brief while having treatment for cancer before she was told she did not have the job.
A former Tory peer accused of submitting false expenses has been formally acquitted after parliament made an unexpected intervention in the case.