Betty Boothroyd, the former Speaker of the House of Commons, has launched a stinging critique of the government’s proposals on English votes for English laws, saying it was a “recipe for discord” that threatens to undermine the union and both houses of parliament.
George Osborne has backed down over the use of an EU bailout fund to give an emergency loan to Greece.
The Labour party, which is in the middle of a tight leadership contest, has gained its 250,000th member.
Jeremy Corbyn has set out a £10bn plan to scrap all tuition fees and restore student maintenance grants in his first major policy announcement.
The government has suffered yet another defeat in the House of Lords over an amendment that would give 16- and 17-year-olds the vote in council elections.
Protesters have taken to the streets in 14 German cities to show their anger with their government’s handling of the Greek crisis, as opposition to the bailout deal appeared to be growing within Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrat (CDU) party.
The Liberal Democrats will announce the result of their leadership election on Thursday, with the winner facing the onerous task of rebuilding a party punished hard by voters for its five-year partnership in government with the Tories.
An opening eBay offer of 99p (plus £2.75 postage and packing) for three Ziegler Wasserwerfer 9000s wasn’t quite what Boris Johnson had hoped.
Left winger, Jeremy Corbyn, once an outsider in the leadership debate, could be set to become Labour leader, if private polling is believed.
The biggest crackdown on trade union rights for 30 years will be unveiled on Wednesday, including new plans to criminalise picketing, permit employers to hire strike-breaking agency staff and choke off the flow of union funds to the Labour party.