The former Labour leader is set to remain an MP until at least 2020, reports the Mirror.
Michael Gove, the justice secretary, has issued his civil servants with detailed orders on using good grammar, two years after he circulated similar “golden rules” to officials in the Department for Education.
The Labour leadership frontrunner Andy Burnham has launched a blistering attack on George Osborne’s “disgraceful” approach to cutting £12bn from the welfare budget, warning that he would furiously oppose any attempt to reduce benefits for disabled people or tax credits for those on low incomes.
A member of Norman Lamb’s Lib Dem leadership campaign has admitted running a survey asking about what he considered were rival candidate Tim Farron’s illiberal views on abortion and gay rights, but strongly denied that amounted to negative push polling.
The stage has been set for the Scottish Labour leadership battle with nominations having closed this week.
Britain has been attacked by a senior US official for undermining progress on a global clampdown on tax avoidance by multinationals ahead of an international agreement to be published at the G20 talks in the autumn.
David Cameron is at risk of demoralising British Muslims with his “misguided emphasis” on saying that some people in the community are quietly condoning Islamist extremism, according to a former cabinet colleague and Conservative party co-chair.
Lord Ashdown, the former Liberal Democrat leader, is calling for the progressive forces in British politics not to retreat into post-election tribalism but to work together to try to agree a broad policy agenda for a future non-Tory government.
Jeremy Corbyn’s aides are refusing to let Labour deputy leader Tom Watson hold a one-to-one meeting with him, claiming that Watson will try to “bully” the leader into resigning.
Tim Farron, the Liberal Democrat leader, has demanded that the two million EU nationals residing in the UK are given guarantees that they will have the right to stay indefinitely.