Jeremy Corbyn is conducting the long-awaited reshuffle of his top team, amid intense speculation about who could take the shadow foreign and defence jobs.
He is the self-styled bane of the establishment – and has even made enemies in his own party. But could claims of an assassination attempt on the Ukip leader, Nigel Farage, have been exaggerated?
Britain has been challenged to withdraw its support for Saudi Arabia as chair of the UN human rights council panel as the closeness of the UK-Saudi relationship was dismissed as sycophantic by Tim Farron, the Liberal Democrat leader, and Labour called for an end to judicial cooperation with Riyadh.
Labour MP Simon Danczuk is facing a police investigation after a rape allegation was made against him.
Television executives have accused the Scottish culture secretary, Fiona Hyslop, of making bizarre and preposterous claims about BBC spending in Scotland in an escalating dispute over broadcasting policy.
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has accused George Osborne of being too close to Britain’s top bankers, offering the industry “an ever more soft touch” through a series of regulatory concessions that have emerged in recent weeks.
Simon Danczuk has said he will not be “dragged through a kangaroo court” after he was suspended by the Labour party following reports that he sent sexual messages to a teenager.
John Harris was too kind to say that the single force holding the parliamentary Labour party together is that we no longer know what we collectively stand for (When are Labour ‘moderates’ going to do more than moan?, 2 January).
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.
Theresa May promised to fight “burning injustice” in British society and create a union “between all of our citizens” as she sought to project a one-nation brand of Conservatism when she entered Downing Street for the first time as prime minister on Wednesday.
Tom Watson, the deputy Labour leader, has declared a donation of £200,000 from Max Mosley.
Boris Johnson’s surprise appointment as foreign secretary is as much about the dismemberment of the foreign office as the sudden resurrection of the Conservative party’s favourite loveable rogue.