Yvette Cooper, pushed into third place in the Labour leadership race, has said she is to dedicate herself to help step up the British and European response to the refugee crisis.
Some politicians seem to get all the luck. Even though the NHS has lurched from crisis to crisis ever since he was appointed health secretary three years ago, Jeremy Hunt has always seemed to get a relatively easy ride.
Millions of trade union members could vote against the UK staying in the EU if the government waters down workers’ rights.
George Osborne managed to see off a Tory rebellion against his planned cuts to tax credits by reassuring a series of backbenchers and ministers that he would address their concerns about the impact on low-paid workers.
Day three-and-a-half of the Corbynite era and another blizzard of lessons for the entrenched elite of politics and the media that “how we intend to do things”, as the new Labour leader put it, is not like anything any of them have seen before.
It wasn’t quite the time for a chat, indicated Jon Trickett with an apologetic smile as he hovered impatiently in the queue of the parliamentary cafe waiting for his coffee.
As the Labour movement was convulsed over the summer by the surge in support for Jeremy Corbyn, the inner circle around David Cameron were quietly thinking long and hard about how to respond to the historic breakthrough by the Labour left.
Thursday 7 May 2020. The polls have closed and, to general astonishment, a BBC exit poll is predicting a narrow victory for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour-Liberal Democrat-Green alliance.
It is third time lucky for John McDonnell, who twice tried to run as the left’s candidate for the Labour leadership but was kept off the ballot.
The UK’s new chancellor, Philip Hammond, has said there will be no emergency budget to deal with the economic effects of Brexit, adding that he will deliver an autumn statement as normal.
Theresa May has continued a swift and sweeping reconstruction of her cabinet by dismissing Michael Gove as justice secretary, with Nicky Morgan, the education secretary, and John Whittingdale, the culture secretary, also being told they have lost their jobs.
Oh Boris. The lovable rogue was an recognisable mascot for London, but taking on an official statesman role as foreign secretary? You'd be forgiven for having doubts about his diplomatic skills...