George Osborne could earn tens of thousands of pounds on the speaking circuit after being given permission to sign up to a US company that already has Tony Blair and Gordon Brown on its books.
Spending a busy train journey without a seat, crushed up against other commuters in the aisle, or crouched uncomfortably in the luggage compartment is an all-too-common experience for many. But you don’t expect to spot the leader of the opposition on the floor of a train on your way to work.
Jeremy Corbyn has won local party nominations by a landslide in the Labour leadership contest, with 84% of constituency nominations at the final count.
Jeremy Corbyn is to renew his pledge to renationalise the railways and promise fare savings of up to 10% for passengers under a Labour government.
A split in the Labour party would risk repeating the Thatcher years of “unfettered power” for the Conservatives, Labour’s former foreign secretary Dame Margaret Beckett has said, amid concerns that the battle for leadership of the party could create an irreparable divide.
The former Labour leader Neil Kinnock has accused Jeremy Corbyn of showing “ignorance, lack of concern, or willingness to let the Tory Brexiters run amok” after the EU referendum, as he endorsed Owen Smith for leadership of the party.
Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership campaign suffered a setback on Thursday after an unexpected Court of Appeal victory for the party’s ruling body that will bar thousands of the leader’s supporters from voting.
The chancellor has been told to go further after promising to invest billions of pounds in projects currently funded by the EU after the UK leaves the union.
John McDonnell has said he is “furious” about a briefing note from Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign team that listed 13 Labour MPs who had supposedly abused their party leader, saying he had apologised and would meet the MPs in question.
The Coalition promised radical solutions to many of the problems in our democracy, but it has failed to deliver. British politics is neither more democratic nor more accountable than five years ago.
The Speaker of the House of Commons has apologised to a female Conservative minister for comparing her mode of speech to a washing machine that will not stop going round.
A Muslim mayor of London would send a message to all “the haters in Iraq and in Syria” that the city is a beacon of tolerance and respect, Sadiq Khan, one of Labour candidates for the job, has said.
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.
The UK is expected to launch formal talks to leave the European Union in January or February next year, one of Europe’s top leaders said after a special summit without Britain, aimed at rallying the bloc battered by Brexit and the migration crisis.
Zac Goldsmith has promised to keep spending on London’s rail and roads while pushing up fares if elected mayor, in a transport manifesto that attempted to paint a choice between Labour’s “experiment” in freezing fares, or delivering new infrastructure.
Ukip’s most high-profile donor, Arron Banks, has given further hints that he may start a new political party, inspired by Italy’s populist Five Star Movement, which recently won several significant electoral victories.
Jeremy Corbyn has set out a 10-point programme for Britain’s future, based on a huge public investment programme and a commitment to equality.