Jeremy Corbyn has said the “vast majority” of Labour MPs should not fear deselection, as he prepares to strengthen members’ grip on policymaking.
A triumphant Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to reward Labour’s mass membership with more power over the running of the party, after he inflicted a thumping defeat on leadership challenger Owen Smith.
“You OK?” John McDonnell inquired softly as he passed John Woodcock, the Labour MP for Barrow and Furness, and a chief critic of the Corbyn project.
The bitter divisions between David Cameron and Theresa May over Brexit have been revealed in two books about the EU referendum campaign, in which May is described as “lily-livered” and an “enemy agent” by Cameron and his allies.
Tom Watson, Labour’s deputy leader, has proposed to the party’s governing body, the national executive committee, that MPs elect colleagues to positions in the shadow cabinet, as they did until 2011.
Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to “wipe the slate clean” after winning a convincing victory in Labour’s bitter leadership battle, securing 62% of the vote.
Harriet Harman is to launch a blistering attack on Theresa May, claiming that while she may be Britain’s second female prime minister, “she’s no sister” when it comes to women’s rights.
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.
Steven Woolfe, the Ukip MEP for the North West England region, is a barrister by profession and joined the party’s top team in 2010 when he became economics spokesman under Nigel Farage.
Hilary Benn, the shadow foreign secretary, has signalled Labour could support David Cameron in launching airstrikes in Syria, despite Jeremy Corbyn’s opposition to military action.
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.
David Davis has dismissed the idea that he and other prominent leave campaigners were put in charge of Brexit so they could be held responsible if it went wrong, saying “there will be plenty of blame to go round” if that were to happen.
Jeremy Corbyn has made his first major changes since being re-elected as Labour’s leader, appointing his allies Diane Abbott and Shami Chakrabarti to top jobs within the shadow cabinet.
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.
The defeated Labour leadership challenger, Owen Smith, has ruled out returning to the shadow cabinet as Jeremy Corbyn continues work on reshuffling his frontbench.