The new London mayor, Sadiq Khan, is investigating his predecessor’s conduct over the procurement process for London’s planned £175m garden bridge.
Extraordinary, is it not? The political, financial and media worlds are obsessed by a referendum we could do without, called to sort out problems of Conservative party management that will almost certainly not be resolved, and masterminded by a prime minister who is desperately dependent on the support of the Labour party to avoid humiliation.
The government is considering introducing legislation to close a loophole allowing parents in England to take their children on holidays during term-time, after a ruling by the high court left its school attendance policy in tatters.
Jeremy Corbyn will use a speech in London to urge Labour voters to lay the blame for pressures on housing, jobs and the NHS at the door of the Conservatives, instead of seizing on the EU as a scapegoat.
Kezia Dugdale has challenged the Scottish National party to make the positive case for Europe as she formally launched the Labour In for Scotland campaign with its UK chair, Alan Johnson.
It has been claimed that the Conservatives have misallocated spending during their 2015 general election campaign.
Sadiq Khan called on Labour to unite and get into “the habit of winning elections” as the newly elected London mayor urged the party to go back to the strategy followed by previous leaders John Smith and Tony Blair.
In Cardiff, Welsh assembly politicians and their aides were hammering out deals, exchanging insults in the press and attempting to compromise on a deadlock that has prevented the creation of a new government.
David Cameron’s director of communications, Craig Oliver, is publishing an insider’s account of the EU referendum campaign with his memoir, Unleashing Demons.
Allies of Theresa May have rejected claims that she failed to pull her weight in the campaign to stay in the EU, after David Cameron’s former media chief said she declined to help on 13 occasions.
The kinder and gentler politics didn’t get off to the kindest and gentlest of starts on day two of Corbyn 2.0.