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.
Michael Gove has said he did “almost everything” he could to avoid running for the Conservative leadership but was left with no choice after realising Boris Johnson was not the right person for the job.
Critics have rounded on Boris Johnson after the former mayor of London quit the Conservative leadership race accused of having created a Brexit crisis without confronting the aftermath.
Heidi Alexander, who quit as shadow health secretary last weekend, has criticised John McDonnell’s “totally unacceptable” conduct in setting up a team of NHS policy advisers without telling her.
Chris Coleman wants his Wales players to stay hungry and try to advance in Friday’s quarter-final against Belgium, rather than merely being satisfied with being the last home nation still involved at Euro 2016.
Tim Farron will tell the Liberal Democrat conference that the party would rebrand the NHS to include a fully taxpayer-funded care service, warning that governments must be honest about raising taxes to ease the healthcare crisis.
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.