Sadiq Khan, the new Labour mayor of London, has launched an extraordinary attack on David Cameron and his defeated opponent, Zac Goldsmith, accusing them of trying to turn different ethnic communities against each other to stop him winning in the capital.
There weren’t any formal celebrations and the Scottish Conservative leader, Ruth Davidson, limited herself to one stiff drink before bedtime.
The location was chosen for maximum symbolic effect. And so were his opening words. “My name is Sadiq Khan – and I’m the mayor of London,” declared the diminutive figure standing, without a tie, in the nave of Southwark Cathedral.
Sadiq Khan became the first Muslim mayor of London in the early hours of Saturday after a bitter campaign marred by accusations of dog whistle racism on the part of his rival, the millionaire environmentalist Zac Goldsmith.
Labour MP Frank Field, who chairs the work and pensions committee, has called in two of Sir Philip Green’s bitterest former rivals to assist the parliamentary investigation into the collapse of BHS.
Jeremy Corbyn’s allies are urging him to extend an olive branch to disillusioned Labour MPs as shadow cabinet ministers warned that the election results suggest the party is facing defeat in 2020 without improvement.
Nicola Sturgeon has ruled out forging a coalition at Holyrood after failing to win an overall majority in an election that brought humiliation for Labour and saw a resurgence by the Scottish Tories.
Ukip's leader Nigel Farage has said that his party has made an electoral breakthrough in London and that his party will now "prove itself".
Theresa May has been accused of displaying the “arrogance of a Tudor monarch” over her reported intention to deny a parliamentary vote on Brexit before beginning the process of pulling the UK out of the European Union.
Leading Brexit campaigner and former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith claims members of the cabinet, including Theresa May, are keen to start the formal process of leaving the European Union early in 2017.
John McDonnell has accused Labour’s general secretary, Iain McNicol, of directing a “rigged purge” of party members, aimed at weeding out Corbyn voters.