The Labour MP Jo Cox, who has died aged 41 after being shot and stabbed in her constituency of Batley and Spen, in West Yorkshire, was a woman who in many ways represented the character and style of the modern Labour party. She was widely viewed as someone who could have been a serious player in the party in the years to come.
In the aftermath of the jocular battle of the river Thames, Jo Cox tweeted a picture of her family in a dinghy flying the “in” flag for Europe.
MPs were in the process of receiving “enhanced” security measures for their homes and constituency offices amid heightened fears of attacks, before the fatal shooting of the Labour MP Jo Cox.
Politicians from across the political spectrum have expressed their shock and horror at the death of the popular Labour MP Jo Cox.
Jeremy Corbyn has accused Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage of being “wolves in sheep’s clothing” as they pose as defenders of the NHS when a vote to leave would put the health service in jeopardy.
There were just two people in the Vote Leave office when the phone rang shortly before 8.20am, the intern on work experience and Priti Patel, the employment minister. The intern had one job and one job only: to make sure Priti wasn’t allowed anywhere near the phone. He failed.
Downing Street is considering a last-ditch attempt to revisit a deal on the free movement of workers before next week’s EU referendum, either by making a unilateral statement of intent or securing an understanding from European leaders that the issue can be examined under the UK presidency next year.
George Osborne will warn that he would have to fill the £30bn blackhole in public finances triggered by a vote to leave the European Union by hiking income tax, alcohol and petrol duties and making massive cuts to the NHS, schools and defence.
“Now is the winter of our discontent, made glorious summer by this son of the Manse.” At least, that was the idea.
Jeremy Corbyn will mobilise Labour’s entire shadow cabinet and the leaders of 11 trade unions representing millions of workers, amid growing alarm among remain campaigners that Britain could be on the verge of voting to leave the EU.
The former Labour Treasury minister who left the notorious “there’s no money” note after the party lost the 2010 general election considered “throwing himself off a cliff” in the wake of the controversy it sparked.
Once they exchanged jokes in the Downing Street rose garden, but now Nick Clegg is trudging the Oxfordshire lanes of his former boss’s constituency – not exactly in the hope of taking the seat from his Conservative successor but in an attempt to come second.
Downing Street has warned against attempts to “reheat the arguments” of the EU referendum following claims that the Treasury has issued dire internal warnings about the impact of a hard Brexit.