A forthcoming byelection in a safe Labour seat in Greater Manchester will be a referendum on Jeremy Corbyn’s “north London, trendy hard-left” politics, according to the Ukip leader Nigel Farage.
Nicky Morgan has justified the reintroduction of national tests for seven-year-olds in England, saying “robust” assessment was needed to measure progress in schools.
Customer service at HM Revenue and Customs has become so bad that it may be hampering tax collection, with half of the public’s phone calls to its helplines going unanswered in early 2015, according to a damning new report from the public accounts committee.
The Labour party is “in the shit” and risks turning into a sect, the former shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt has reportedly told students at Cambridge University.
Downing Street has been ridiculed for digitally adding a remembrance poppy to a photograph of David Cameron that it was using on its Facebook page.
George Osborne will set out the government’s demands for a renegotiated settlement with the European Union on Tuesday by demanding legally embedded principles that will prevent discrimination against British businesses operating in the eurozone.
The Ukip leader, Nigel Farage, has said he would be delighted if the home secretary wanted to lead the official campaign for Britain to leave the European Union.
Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, is considering whether to charge foreigners for using ambulances and visiting A&E in a move that could further escalate tensions with the medical profession.
Scottish Labour is to announce plans to restore tax credits for 350,000 working families in a bid to outflank the Scottish National party over the new tax powers coming to Holyrood.
Boris Johnson has intensified the battle over who will become the next Conservative prime minister by throwing his weight behind Andrea Leadsom, who he said offered “the zap, the drive, and the determination” that is needed to lead the country.
Andrea Leadsom launched her parliamentary career by recalling her own small part in one of the most seismic of City disasters.