A major drive is to be launched against “entryist” infiltration of the public sector, charities and businesses by Islamist and other extremists as a key part of the government’s new counter-extremist strategy.
A Conservative MP who spent the first three months of this year working as a barrister in a high-profile trial of a Sun journalist, earned more than £800,000 from his second job in the past two years.
Parents should be denied child benefit if they do not send their children to pre-school education from the age of three, according to an increasingly influential Conservative pressure group.
Sir John Chilcot is facing renewed pressure over his inquiry into the Iraq war following the emergence of a leaked White House memo that appears to prove Tony Blair backed military action a year before seeking a vote in parliament.
David Cameron’s whole cabinet is now Eurosceptic so cannot be purged of ministers who are not on his side of the EU referendum argument, Michael Fallon, the defence secretary, has claimed.
It is proving quite a month for chancellors and shadow chancellors. The symmetry with which Geoffrey Howe, chancellor 1979-83, followed Denis Healey, chancellor 1974-79, both in life and in death (they died within a week of each other) was remarkable.
The prime minister has announced that the government is to spend millions on funding anti-extremism projects in communities and tackling online attempts to radicalise the vulnerable, in a sign of growing concern at the threat from domestic terrorism.
The majority of Conservative backbenchers will remain unconvinced even if David Cameron succeeds in renegotiating the terms of the UK’s membership of the European Union, the chairman of the foreign affairs select committee has said.
It is beginning to dawn that in the wake of the Brexit vote there will be no such thing as a return to business as usual in British politics.
Labour MPs supporting Jeremy Corbyn are urgently seeking ways to avoid a historic split after their leader’s refusal to resign set the party on track for a ferocious leadership battle.
Senior figures from Labour and the Scottish National party are considering calls for legal action against Tony Blair if the former prime minister faces severe criticisms from the long-awaited inquiry into the war in Iraq.