Yvette Cooper will raise the prospect this week of a legal challenge to the trade union bill, which threatens Labour’s funding and limits the right to strike.
A defiant Tony Blair has dramatically re-entered the debate over Labour’s future with an 11th-hour appeal to party members to come to their senses and reject the “Alice in Wonderland” politics of Jeremy Corbyn.
Andy Burnham would promise to increase taxes on companies that failed to pay their staff a new £11 living wage if he leads Labour into the next general election.
Caroline Flint, a candidate in the Labour deputy leadership contest, has put herself on a collision course with Jeremy Corbyn by claiming that she would use the strength of being directly elected to force the next leader to learn the lessons of the electorally successful Blair years.
Nicola Sturgeon has backed her predecessor, Alex Salmond, in his continuing spat with the former BBC political editor Nick Robinson, saying that her SNP colleague was not to blame for the dispute.
Labour has agreed to check the voting history of new members and supporters after it came under pressure from the leadership campaigns of Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall to step up its efforts to weed out suspected infiltrators.
Andy Burnham has been criticised by supporters of Labour leadership rival Yvette Cooper for saying Labour should have a female leader “in time, when the time is right”.
Labour has provided examples of individuals it has barred from voting in its leadership election, including one who posted supportively about the Greens on Facebook and another who stated she was not backing her local Labour MP.
Now there has been a vote for Brexit, there are calls in other countries for people to have their say on the European Union.
Jeremy Corbyn has defiantly announced a raft of shadow cabinet appointments as more frontbenchers resigned in protest, demanding he quit as Labour leader.
The US secretary of state, John Kerry, is flying into Brussels for urgent talks at the start of a crunch week for Europe as leaders struggle to contain the fallout from Britain’s seismic decision to leave the EU.