Boris Johnson has scrapped guidance stopping his senior staff at City Hall contradicting his opinions in favour of leaving the European Union, describing it as a cock-up.
Allies of Jeremy Corbyn are so nervous that he could face a leadership challenge by rebel Labour MPs that they are proposing a series of changes to party rules to ensure he is guaranteed a place on the ballot paper.
Sajid Javid is to lead a cross-government taskforce focused on improving the life chances of non-white Britons, as new figures reveal that one in five people claiming jobseeker’s allowance is from an ethnic minority.
Downing Street is facing a knife-edge vote in the House of Commons over its plans to liberalise Sunday trading laws in England and Wales, after the SNP announced it would vote against the proposals.
The former Conservative MPs Neil Hamilton and Mark Reckless have been selected to stand for Ukip in the Welsh assembly elections.
Jeremy Corbyn has faced down his critics in the parliamentary Labour party, calling for an end to the “back-biting, public attacks and constant sniping”.
The cuts are getting closer to home. Last weekend, an 86-year-old near neighbour died in a house fire when he might have been rescued had the fire brigade not been suffering from a programme of cutbacks.
George Osborne has been forced to abandon a package of pension reforms, including reducing tax relief for higher earners, amid growing concern that their introduction could have prompted a backlash from affluent voters.
Theresa May has insisted in her first major interview since taking office that there will be no snap general election before 2020. The prime minister told The Andrew Marr Show the country needed a period of stability after the shockwaves of the pro-Brexit vote, and that the UK should be prepared for “difficult times” ahead, despite better-than-expected economic indicators.
Daniel Radcliffe has endorsed Jeremy Corbyn for leader of the Labour Party, saying the veteran leftwinger’s sincerity won him over.
Some debates are marked toxic from the start.