Boris Johnson hit an immediate hitch on his first assignment as foreign secretary when the plane carrying him to Brussels for talks with EU officials was forced to make an emergency landing.
Labour is facing a likely three-way internal split as the Commons holds a marathon debate on renewing Trident – a decision already made but reintroduced by the government to highlight opposition divisions.
At the end of 2013 Andrew Johnston, the player they call “Beef”, was worried that he did not have enough money to buy Christmas presents.
Theresa May has announced a number of junior ministerial appointments as she makes her mark as Prime Minister.
The Labour party has been engulfed by a fresh bout of infighting as the camps of the two potential “unity candidates” set to fight Jeremy Corbyn for the leadership embarked on their own war of words.
Receiving his “frothy coffee” in Pontypridd’s Prince’s cafe, Owen Smith stopped mid-sentence to express some amusement. “I tell you it is the first time I have ever been given little biscuits and a posh cup in here,” Smith said, looking up at the owner David Gamberini, as his order was placed on the table. “Seriously, I would have a mug normally,” the MP added, examining the refreshments in front of him.
There is a deep split in government over the single market and whether it is a prize worth fighting for.
David Cameron joined Nigel Farage last week in becoming an ex-leader of a British political party.
John McDonnell has accused members of Labour’s national executive committee of attempting to rig the leadership contest by changing the rules to prevent more than 130,000 new members from voting.
Allies of Theresa May have rejected claims that she failed to pull her weight in the campaign to stay in the EU, after David Cameron’s former media chief said she declined to help on 13 occasions.
The kinder and gentler politics didn’t get off to the kindest and gentlest of starts on day two of Corbyn 2.0.
Hostilities resumed in the battle for the soul of the Labour party at its conference in Liverpool on Sunday as Jeremy Corbyn’s critics insisted they would not be silenced, just a day after he won a convincing victory over leadership challenger, Owen Smith.