Labour’s shadow business secretary, Chuka Umunna, has claimed the UK should not lecture China on democracy given Britain’s colonial past. He is wrong, Britain has every right to lecture China.
A future Labour government would take legal steps to ensure that live television debates become permanent features of general election campaigns, in a move to prevent politicians blocking them for their own self-interest.
Labour and the Conservatives are neck and neck in the latest Opinium/Observer poll, with less than two months to go until the 7 May general election.
Ed Miliband is to issue a stark warning that the Conservatives could “wreak havoc” in Scotland if a Scottish National party landslide allows David Cameron to regain power after the general election.
Broadcasters have stated that the three planned TV debates will go ahead, meaning that the Prime Minister could be 'empty-chaired'.
Broadcasters are expected to press ahead with the TV election debates and believe they have legal grounds to “empty-chair” the Tories on the basis that they turned down a reasonable invitation to attend.
The Liberal Democrats are discussing the extent to which the budget on 18 March can be regarded as a coalition effort at a time when they are odds with the Tories over deficit reduction, capital investment and tax rises.
The prospect of any repeat of the 2010 election TV debates appeared to be drawing to a close on Thursday night as exasperated broadcasters desperately suggested they might screen the events by replacing an absent David Cameron with an empty chair.
George Osborne plans to sell the government’s holding in Royal Bank of Scotland “as quickly as we can” if he remains chancellor after the election.
Behind the Conservatives' failed immigration targets, the beginnings of a hidden leadership contest are taking place.
Labour MP Frank Field, who chairs the work and pensions committee, has called in two of Sir Philip Green’s bitterest former rivals to assist the parliamentary investigation into the collapse of BHS.
Jeremy Corbyn’s allies are urging him to extend an olive branch to disillusioned Labour MPs as shadow cabinet ministers warned that the election results suggest the party is facing defeat in 2020 without improvement.
Nicola Sturgeon has ruled out forging a coalition at Holyrood after failing to win an overall majority in an election that brought humiliation for Labour and saw a resurgence by the Scottish Tories.