Labour is in danger of becoming “irrelevant to the majority of working people” because the party fails to represent their concerns about immigration, Europe, crime and welfare, according to a devastating new report into its electoral prospects.
The official campaign to leave the EU fronted by Michael Gove has been accused of “stoking the fires of prejudice” after it claimed that continued membership would put Britons in danger as a result of a high level of criminality among Turkish citizens.
Andy Burnham says young people in the north-west of England have it harder then their southern counterparts because other northerners “take the mickey” when they say they want to be a doctor, lawyer or politician.
David Cameron is avoiding a head-to-head television debate with Boris Johnson or Michael Gove because he is concerned about turning the EU referendum campaign into a “Tory psychodrama”.
Somewhere in the back office, there was a sound of barrels being scraped.
Labour has accused Nigel Farage of showing “shades of Enoch Powell”, after he warned it was possible there could be violence on the streets if immigration continued at high levels.
Labour frontbencher Emily Thornberry twice mouthed “bollocks” at David Cameron across the dispatch box on Wednesday but managed to avoid being reprimanded for unparliamentary language.
David Cameron has revealed the blueprint he hopes to use to reunite his fractured party after the EU referendum, as he promised to lead a “progressive, one-nation government” that would focus on improving young people’s life chances.
David Cameron is seeking to look beyond divisions in the Conservative party over Europe by promising to “increase life chances” through a programme of social reform in the Queen’s speech, including changes to prisons, schools and adoption.
Theresa May is being urged to consider reviving the principle of social insurance to help struggling low-paid workers, as she prepares to flesh out her vision of “a country that works for everyone”.
Former shadow chancellor Ed Balls has said Labour “didn’t deserve” to win last year’s general election, because under Ed Miliband’s leadership it wasn’t ready to confront Britain’s problems.