The government has been accused of shortchanging the taxpayer by “selling the family silver at a record pace” after new analysis showed a record £26.4bn raised last year through privatisation.
Oh dear. First, trouble over the government’s pension “reforms” and bank regulation, now over its short-lived triumph over Google’s tax bill. It’s been a bad few days for cocky George Osborne, further indication that his hopes of succeeding David Cameron as prime minister are just that.
The House of Commons may have to relocate beyond its historic home at the Palace of Westminster to a temporary home in a nearby Whitehall courtyard as part of plans to refurbish parliament during the next decade.
Cecil Parkinson, who has died aged 84 after suffering from cancer, rose from humble origins to become an archetypal figure of 1980s Conservatism, with a string of ministerial appointments in government.
Northern Ireland would face a “serious difficulty” if the United Kingdom votes to leaves the European Union, the Irish prime minister, Enda Kenny, has said.
A former Labour minister has said the party risks another “walloping” at the next election because of its failure to learn the lessons from its 2015 defeat.
Nicola Sturgeon warned David Cameron on Sunday that he would be making a mistake if he tried holding his EU referendum in June.
A former Labour pollster who conducted research that fed into a report on why Labour lost the 2015 election has branded the report a “whitewash”.
Labour is facing the prospect of damaging setbacks in England, Scotland and Wales in the May elections, members of the shadow cabinet have been told.
Hard-left “Trotsky entryists” have been “twisting the arms” of young Labour members to shore up Jeremy Corbyn’s control of the party, deputy leader Tom Watson has said.
Political parties at Westminster must take steps to ensure the upcoming review of constituency boundaries does not result in a reduction in the proportion of women in parliament, says a cross-party committee of MPs.
The Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith has called for an extension of the contest after a high court judge ruled the party’s government body had illegally barred 130,000 people who recently became party members from voting in the leadership election.