Jeremy Corbyn has been told that Labour “is a broad church, not a religious cult” in response to reports that the party leader is planning to remove more centrist members of his shadow cabinet.
Jeremy Corbyn is ready to offer the shadow foreign secretary, Hilary Benn, a move to another shadow cabinet post in what is likely to be an imminent, high-risk reshuffle aimed at ensuring that his top team speaks with one voice on foreign and defence matters, the Observer understands.
Labour is considering withdrawing cooperation with the Conservatives in Westminster over a proposed 19% reduction in state money to opposition parties in parliament.
Three of Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow ministerial team have endorsed calls for the party to focus its energies on attacking the Conservative government amid speculation of an imminent reshuffle.
Since entering the House of Commons in 2010, Simon Danczuk has attracted publicity for his forthright views, his campaigns and his increasingly complicated personal life.
The UK is in “one of the great reforming decades” in its history, David Cameron has said in a new year’s message.
Jeremy Corbyn is deliberately seeking to divide the Labour party in a way that will destroy its electability, Peter Mandelson, the former cabinet minister has said in his most strident warning yet on the political direction of the party under its new leadership.
The Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron, has called for the commission reviewing the freedom of information law to be disbanded, describing the stance of his party’s own peer Lord Carlile and others on the commission as one-sided.