Dozens of MPs’ staff were given nearly £1m in redundancy payments prior to the general election just weeks before returning to another publicly funded job, the expenses watchdog has disclosed.
Iain Duncan Smith has claimed “Turkey is on the ballot paper” in June’s referendum and warned of the prospect of even greater uncontrolled migration when the country joins the EU.
With the road now clear for the remaining “short campaign” to the EU referendum, both sides are accusing their rival of panic: David Cameron for allegedly warning of future European wars, Iain Duncan Smith and Boris Johnson for assorted wild exaggerations.
The former Tory MP Neil Hamilton has been elected to lead the seven-strong Ukip group in the Welsh assembly, winning by four votes to three.
Ken Livingstone, who was suspended by Labour for claiming that Hitler was a supporter of Zionism, is giving up his position on the party’s ruling body.
Jeremy Corbyn has admitted that Labour is not yet doing enough to win the general election in 2020 and called on MPs to show greater unity by refraining from “parading on the media”.
The Conservative civil war over Europe has come to a head, as Boris Johnson accused the prime minister of undermining public trust over immigration before being rebuked for his own comments about the European Union’s impact on Ukraine.
Sadiq Khan, the new Labour mayor of London, has refused to endorse the party’s local election posters, signed off by Jeremy Corbyn, that urged voters to “take sides”.
Leaving the European Union would hit house prices significantly and make mortgages more expensive, George Osborne has claimed, as the referendum campaign steps up a gear.
Jeremy Corbyn will pledge to “renationalise” the NHS on Wednesday as he sets out some of the policies he hopes to use to reunite the Labour party if he succeeds in seeing off a leadership challenge from Owen Smith.
The leader of the Scottish Labour party has announced her support for Owen Smith in the party’s leadership contest as ballots are sent out to 640,000 members.
Chi Onwurah, the former shadow minister for culture and the digital economy, has suggested Jeremy Corbyn could be guilty of racial discrimination, in the latest attack by a senior Labour MP on his leadership.