Downing Street has stressed that Theresa May believes everyone should be “getting behind” Brexit after a Tory peer suggested the House of Lords could delay the UK’s exit from the EU.
Theresa May is refusing to block David Cameron’s resignation honours list for his political allies because it would “set a very bad precedent”, despite claims it reflects badly on her judgment.
Steven Woolfe’s hopes of becoming Ukip leader suffered yet another blow after it emerged he forgot to declare a spent drink-driving conviction when he stood as a police and crime commissioner for the party.
The Labour leadership challenger Owen Smith has been accused by Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign of talking up the threat of a split in the party and giving tacit support to plotters who want to see it divided.
Steven Woolfe, the favourite to succeed Nigel Farage as Ukip leader, could be out of the race after he missed the deadline for submitting his application by 17 minutes because of technical problems.
Theresa May is facing calls to block honours for No 10 “cronies” after a leaked list revealed David Cameron has requested knighthoods for party donors, pro-EU campaigners and political aides.
Jeremy Corbyn has been accused of “bottling” the first head-to-head hustings with Owen Smith after it emerged that he has rejected a Channel 4 News debate organised by the Labour party that was due to be held on Monday evening.
Jeremy Corbyn would require companies with more than 250 employees to accept new industrial laws under which they would have to recognise a specific union with which to bargain over pay.
Down in the basement of the Misty Blues pub in the Wirral, Merseyside, on Thursday night, 40 men and women, most of them in their 60s, nursed drinks under the fluorescent lights and munched on ham sandwiches, chicken wings, mini-sausage rolls and cupcakes decorated with Union flags.
Douglas Carswell is not just one of Ukip’s most unusual members – although that is quite a distinction in itself. He is also one of the most unusual MPs I have ever met.
The defence of Blairism by Anne McElvoy (Britain’s new generation of populists fail the Blair test, 31 December) was a timely reminder of the now very tired and tedious assumptions made by political commentators of her kind over the previous 20 years.
Liam Fox, the international trade secretary, has said he expects the issue of Britain’s relations with the EU to be resolved by 2020, the date of the next election.
Jeremy Corbyn has urged his supporters to campaign for jobs and the NHS once the current leadership battle is over.
The decision over whether the UK remains inside the European Union could depend on whether young people shake off their apathy and vote in sufficient numbers on 23 June, a revealing opinion poll conducted for the Observer shows.
Sadiq Khan called on Labour to unite and get into “the habit of winning elections” as the newly elected London mayor urged the party to go back to the strategy followed by previous leaders John Smith and Tony Blair.
Less than 0.5% of the electorate for Labour’s leadership ballot later this month have been denied a vote, the party has announced, as it seeks to rebut claims of a deliberate purge of Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters.
Ukip is expected to elect its first female leader at the party’s annual conference, ahead of a struggle for relevance after the Brexit vote and departure of Nigel Farage.
David Davis has dismissed the idea that he and other prominent leave campaigners were put in charge of Brexit so they could be held responsible if it went wrong, saying “there will be plenty of blame to go round” if that were to happen.
The government’s plan to create new grammar schools risks distracting from education reforms and could undermine progress in improving schools, the former education secretary Nicky Morgan has told the Conservative conference.