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 SNP has announced Scotland should be able to overrule the EU referendum result. This is undemocratic, and the SNP must learn to accept that Scotland voted to remain part of the UK.
The two rival candidates to replace Nick Clegg as leader of the Liberal Democrats have united to launch a campaign to stop the Conservative government from scrapping the Human Rights Act.
David Cameron is to meet the European commission president at the start of a week-long charm offensive in which he will visit five European leaders in a bid to renegotiate the terms of the UK’s EU membership.
A new YouGov poll, for the Sunday Times, indicates that voters think that David Cameron will have a tough time negotiating reforms.
George Osborne’s allies are taking soundings this weekend among Tory MPs on whether the chancellor should stand against Boris Johnson to be the new Tory leader.
The government has spent at least £600,000 of taxpayers’ money trying to prevent a civil case being brought against it by a husband and wife who allege that British intelligence was complicit in their detention, rendition and torture.
Justine Greening, the secretary of state for international development, chose Pride to announce that she was in a same-sex relationship, as up to a million people brought much of London to a standstill for the nation’s biggest annual celebration of the LGBT community.