Former Labour leader Ed Miliband has lavished praise on his successor, Jeremy Corbyn, saying he has what it takes to be prime minister and praising him for recruiting new members to the party.
Ed Miliband’s feelings about Jeremy Corbyn, his successor as Labour leader, have been revealed after he suggested that the party was in direr straits than when he was at the helm.
The chancellor, George Osborne, is expected to fund the softening of the blow of controversial tax credits reductions by taking away housing benefit from many of the same people who will lose out.
George Osborne is preparing to allow councils to raise council tax by up to 2% in their areas if they are facing a social care funding crisis, which could raise up to £2bn.
The UK could join the aerial bombing campaign against Islamic State in Syria before Christmas, the chancellor, George Osborne, has indicated, as David Cameron prepares to propose extending RAF involvement in parliament this week.
Labour will launch a detailed review of the multitude of tax breaks offered to Britain’s businesses, as the party seeks to craft a distinctive Corbynite economic policy, according to shadow chief secretary to the Treasury Seema Malhotra.
He is reputedly worth more than £800m, sports a perma-tan and is a non-dom who uses tax havens. Meet Richard Caring, the Tory party’s new best friend.
George Osborne and the NHS boss Simon Stevens are at loggerheads because the chancellor has rejected pleas to increase the health service’s budget by £4bn next year, despite fears that patient care could suffer if the money is not forthcoming.
Jeremy Corbyn will announce that he is giving more decision-making powers to registered party supporters and introducing online ballots for members on policy, as part of a “democratic revolution” within the Labour party.
Ukip’s most high-profile donor, Arron Banks, has given further hints that he may start a new political party, inspired by Italy’s populist Five Star Movement, which recently won several significant electoral victories.
UK officials have been trying to reach an outline agreement with European leaders on the sequence of Brexit talks, including a discussion about whether the terms of Britain leaving the EU can be negotiated at the same time as talks about the future trade relationship.