George Osborne has formally committed himself to “lessening” the impact of his proposed cuts to tax credits on families after peers voted to delay the cuts until the government compensates low earners.
David Cameron’s reforms to the voting system have narrowly survived an attempt to kill them off in the House of Lords, despite warnings from the Electoral Commission that people could be disenfranchised.
Lord Grabiner has become the second peer to abandon Labour’s benches in the House of Lords because of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the party, saying “I can’t square [staying] with my conscience”.
Labour MPs who repeatedly defy Jeremy Corbyn by voting against the party’s agreed position in the House of Commons should face a reselection challenge in their constituencies, Ken Livingstone has said.
Kezia Dugdale has set out radical plans for securing the autonomy of Scottish Labour from the main party, specifying complete control over policymaking, candidate selection and membership, for the first time.
David Cameron will signal this week that he hopes to maintain Britain’s membership of the European Union when he challenges a series of claims by campaigners seeking to take the UK out of the EU.
Labour is facing serious questions about the role of of hard-left activists within Jeremy Corbyn’s grassroots movement after the party’s decision to expel four alleged Trotskyists was challenged by Britain’s biggest trade union.
David Miliband is showing no sign of hankering for a return to the grind of British politics after being photographed with George and Amal Clooney outside a restaurant in Los Angeles.
Senior Whitehall figures expect that George Osborne will soften the impact of tax credit cuts, amid fears among Tories that the government is suffering severe damage from the charge that it will penalise low-paid workers.