Jeremy Corbyn’s aides are refusing to let Labour deputy leader Tom Watson hold a one-to-one meeting with him, claiming that Watson will try to “bully” the leader into resigning.
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.
Jeremy Corbyn was held back by aides today after a reporter asked if he was “running away” from answering questions about his beleaguered leadership.
The hollow, bitter wit of the banners and placards was a fair indication of who took to the streets of London, in their tens of thousands, on the March for Europe on Saturday, hastily scrambled on Facebook.
Andrea Leadsom was widely expected to be a high-profile member of Team Boris, in a deal that was going to be secured via a handwritten note handed over at a Conservative summer party.
Support for Theresa May is surging among Conservative MPs, with almost 100 now backing her bid to become party leader as Michael Gove’s late entry into the race struggled to gain momentum.
Labour’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, is urging colleagues to step back from the brink in challenging Jeremy Corbyn, warning that a leadership election in which the incumbent stands again could cause untold damage to the party.
Theresa May has dismissed threats by EU countries to veto Brexit negotiations with the UK, as she declared: “The 27 will sign up to a deal with us.”
Leading Conservative Eurosceptics have formed a new lobby group to push for a hard Brexit, including leaving the European single market and ending free movement.
The Tories could be in power for a quarter of a century without viable opposition, the Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron, has said. But he stopped short of saying the party would not field candidates in some seats to allow other non-Conservatives a “free run”.