The overriding issue for Britons in the EU vote debate is sovereignty. Is Parliament still sovereign, or is it Brussels and its sizable bureaucracy?
If the UK votes to leave it, the European Union project would collapse, according to Xavier Rolet, the head of the London Stock Exchange group.
The costs of leaving the European Union are “lower then ever”, Boris Johnson has said, contradicting warnings issued by business leaders hours earlier at the launch of what is likely to be the official pro-Europe campaign.
David Cameron is running his EU negotiations on the basis that he effectively has a nine-month window from the summer of next year to the spring of 2017 to hold his in/out referendum on Britain’s EU membership.
Labour’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, may face a grilling by the parliamentary home affairs select committee over his pursuit of an accusation of rape against the Conservative peer Leon Brittan after the police decided not to continue with the investigation.
Jeremy Corbyn returns to parliament this week having passed the one-month marker as Labour’s leader, where he will look forward to a string of elections that could determine when and how Labour moderates decide to challenge his leadership.
Labour MP Helen Goodman has been criticised after a tweet from her account asked why, “if China is so great”, Jeremy Hunt’s wife – who is from China – had come to England.
Nicola Sturgeon has said her party will learn “any lessons that require to be learned” from the growing controversy over a prominent MP’s property deals, which were allegedly linked to mortgage fraud.
Diane Abbott, the shadow international development secretary, has been told by a fellow Labour MP to stop behaving like an “internet troll” after she accused some of her fellow MPs of wanting to side with David Cameron and bomb Syria.
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.