Famously, Jeremy Corbyn could not have entered the Labour leadership contest without the nominations of MPs who wanted a leftwinger in the race, although they had no intention of voting for him. But even before that, it has emerged, the veteran backbench rebel had a highly surprising secret benefactor: Tony Blair.
Vince Cable has signalled he will examine radical new taxes on wealth to ease inequality in Britain, as he vowed to win over voters from the “cult” of Labour under Jeremy Corbyn.
What are the arguments for and against the Conservative Party keeping Theresa May as prime minister?
The Conservative party is so split it is in danger of destroying itself. Theresa May was going to deal with this problem by winning an enormous parliamentary majority, so she could push ahead with Brexit and ride roughshod over whichever faction on her backbenches thought the compromise deal she reached with Brussels was simply not good enough.
The right of EU citizens working in Britain to send child benefits to their children living abroad, even if they are born after Brexit, has become the latest flashpoint in the clashes between London and Brussels over the UK’s withdrawal from Europe.
Conservative MP Nicky Morgan said this morning she has reported a number of Twitter users to the police, after receiving threats of violence with reference to murdered MP Jo Cox.
Transport secretary Chris Grayling has pledged to scrap first class compartments on overpacked commuter trains, as strike activity by the rail unions has placed further pressure on operations.
Now that the Lions tour and Wimbledon are over, and with the Test series against South Africa yet to grab the attention, thoughts can easily turn to the start of the new football season, which is only two weeks away.
The current prime minister could have made it to this list had her plan not backfired.
Concerns about austerity and the public-sector pay cap were highlighted in internal Conservative research carried out before the general election, leaving senior figures aghast that the party failed to act upon the warnings, the Guardian understands.
Michael Gove has said the cabinet is committed to a post-Brexit transition period that takes a “pragmatic approach” to free movement, as Eurosceptic Tory backbenchers warned the UK must not “check out and never leave”.
The latest poll conducted by Survation (for the Mail on Sunday) puts Labour ahead of the Conservatives, but only just.
Diane Abbott has accused broadcasters of being proud to pursue “fact-free, research-free and investigation-free” journalism and of failing to acknowledge racist abuse against her.
Theresa May has survived her first year in power, but it’s hard to imagine her serving for a long time. Who are the country’s longest-serving leaders?
With Vince Cable having been elected unopposed to the position of Lib Dem leader, what has he voted for and against in the past?
The UK borrowed more than expected in June, with the country’s budget deficit rising to £6.9bn – almost 50% higher than the same month last year.
With the UK government introducing new measure to reduce access to knives, what are the facts about knife crime in Britain?
The deadline for nominations has closed meaning Sir Vince Cable is the party's new leader. What next for his party?
Who does the new Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable share his name with?
The current US political scene is deeply polarised, but there have been times when US presidents won commanding election victories.
The number of violent incidents involving acid and other corrosive substances are increasing in Britain. What is happening and how does our situation compare to those of other countries?