Russell Brand has endorsed Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour leadership race.
A Labour committee voted not to undertake extra due diligence on voters in its leadership election last week, against the advice of party lawyers, according to leaked meeting notes obtained by the Guardian.
Schools in England are braced for a bumpy crop of GCSE results on Thursday, with this year’s performance given a degree of uncertainty by a widespread exam boycott that took place five years ago.
Labour is seeking legal advice to ensure its leadership election is being conducted according to party rules, amid fears that the contest is being infiltrated by people who oppose the party.
Labour leadership candidate Yvette Cooper has called a truce in her campaign’s spat with her rival Andy Burnham, but has made clear she will not tolerate “sexist” claims that her tactics are being driven by her husband and former shadow chancellor, Ed Balls.
You almost feel sorry for the other Labour leadership candidates after attending a Jeremy Corbyn rally.
Labour leadership contender Andy Burnham has vowed to lift the party’s longstanding ban on putting up candidates in Northern Ireland’s elections.
Andy Burnham’s campaign chief has accused Labour leadership rival Yvette Cooper of clinging on in the contest “out of pride” as the two candidates fought publicly over who was best placed to defeat frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn.
Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn has dismissed “ludicrous and wrong” suggestions he would knowingly have associated with Holocaust deniers, as he broke his silence about accusations he has past links to people with antisemitic views.
George Osborne’s allies are taking soundings this weekend among Tory MPs on whether the chancellor should stand against Boris Johnson to be the new Tory leader.
The government has spent at least £600,000 of taxpayers’ money trying to prevent a civil case being brought against it by a husband and wife who allege that British intelligence was complicit in their detention, rendition and torture.