Labour will be “in the dead zone” if it continues to treat Tony Blair as a pariah to be booed at Labour party conferences, Jon Cruddas, the party’s former head of policy review, has warned.
The Labour leadership contender Liz Kendall has rejected the suggestion that she is a “Blairite” candidate, while pledging to give greater powers to the low pay commission to increase takeup of the living wage.
Nick Clegg has said the Lib Dem’s evisceration at the general election would have happened even if he had resigned earlier.
George Osborne will stand up to deliver his budget on 8 July as a chancellor in his pomp: freed of those pesky Liberal Democrats; emboldened by the Tories’ decisive victory at the ballot box; and invigorated by the prospect of a job vacancy at No 10.
Ed Miliband has met his number one fan, the founder of Milifandom, which he called the “most unlikely cult of the 21st century”.
The Scottish government has been accused of trying to bury a report that predicts North Sea oil revenues could be £40bn less than the SNP’s most optimistic forecasts by releasing it the day before Holyrood’s summer recess – and after the deadline for emergency questions.
The lowest-paid workers would have to get pay rises of at least 25% to compensate for a £5bn cut to tax credits, Labour’s acting leader, Harriet Harman, has said.
A split has emerged within Labour after its former policy chief Jon Cruddas announced he was setting up an English wing of the party.
Nick Clegg discussed resigning as Liberal Democrat leader in the wake of the party’s humiliating reverses in the European and local elections in May 2014, an investigation by the Guardian has revealed.
Unlike in the Scottish referendum, it looks as if the EU referendum will be fought with multiple campaigns on each side.
Police forces are contacting MPs around the country to advise them on their security following the killing of Jo Cox.
Hooliganism has scarred the European Championship once more. Croatia fans fought among themselves and injured a steward with one of several flares thrown on to the pitch in Saint-Étienne and their team’s superiority over the Czech Republic disappeared amid the ugly scenes.
Not so long ago, Michael Gove could address headteachers and have them jeering like unruly schoolboys.