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.
A small minority of junior doctors will lose money as a result of the government’s new contracts, Jeremy Hunt has admitted.
George Osborne may have to drastically reconsider his cuts to tax credits after a succession of Conservative MPs warned him in the Commons that his measures punished the wrong people and could permanently damage the party’s “reputation for compassion”.
The strength of the political loyalties of a key adviser to Jeremy Corbyn has come under scrutiny, after it emerged he has at least three times backed non-Labour candidates in general elections.
David Cameron needs to set more ambitious goals in his European Union renegotiations or risk watching the EU tear itself apart as its governing institutions become increasingly detached from the public, a senior Conservative MP has warned.
David Cameron refused six times under questioning from the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, to say whether people would be left worse off by cuts to tax credits after the Treasury revises its proposals.
A former Labour general election candidate who has been critical of Jeremy Corbyn has challenged her party to put her on the shortlist to fight the Oldham West and Royton byelection as a “disabled, working class woman”.
The two rivals for the Labour leadership have set out their positions on the opening weekend of their campaigns, with the rhetoric of both men suggesting that it will be a bloody fight.
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.