David Cameron is intensifying his lobbying of EU leaders over his plans to renegotiate the terms of Britain’s EU membership by embarking on a two-day tour of four European capitals.
Alex Salmond, the former Scottish first minister, has challenged David Cameron’s attempt to bring in English votes for English laws without fresh legislation, as the new raft of Scottish National party members made their presence felt on their first full sitting day in the House of Commons.
The Ukip MP, Douglas Carswell, has been escorted away in a police van after he was surrounded by anti-austerity protestors in central London.
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Kate Hoey, the former Home Office minister under Tony Blair who is one of the most prominent Eurosceptics in the Labour party, is being lined up as a possible leader of the no campaign in the referendum on Britain’s EU membership.
Nick Clegg will on Wednesday emerge from the disaster of the general election to warn MPs that Britain’s civil liberties hang in the balance, promising to fight measures expected in the Queen’s speech that may compromise Britain’s commitment to the European convention on human rights.
The Welsh first minister, Carwyn Jones, Labour’s most senior politician still in power, has said his party had “no broad appeal” in the May elections, and expressed concern that Scottish Labour will never recover the ground it has lost.
Nicola Sturgeon has attacked the “scale and speed” of government spending cuts, while pledging that the Scottish government will campaign for the UK to stay in the EU.
John Healey, the former Labour housing minister, has become the seventh MP to run for the party’s deputy leadership, making an already busy field more crowded.
The leave campaign has picked up momentum and taken a three point lead over remain in the latest Observer/Opinium poll on the EU referendum. The Brexiters now stand on 43%, while 40% say they support the campaign to keep the UK in the union.
Tom Watson, the deputy Labour leader, has criticised party supporters who booed and hissed at the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg at a speech by Jeremy Corbyn, saying it undermined the leader’s message.
Nigel Farage, the leader of Ukip, is to lead a flotilla of fishing trawlers up the Thames to central London to call for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, in a mass protest timed to coincide with prime minister’s questions.