The justice secretary, Liz Truss, is embroiled in an extraordinary row with the country’s barristers, after she was accused by the Bar Council of not fulfilling her role as “the conscience of the government”.
The Conservative chair of a parliamentary committee has been accused of “thinly veiled misogyny” by friends of Liz Truss after he questioned her suitability for the roles of lord chancellor and justice secretary.
Theresa May – The new PM will be looking to appoint a unity cabinet with a good mix of ministers who supported leave and remain.
A Conservative cabinet minister has made a direct plea to supporters of other political parties to vote in favour of Britain’s membership of the EU by warning that Brexit would be a “hugely retrograde step” for the environment.
Nick Clegg has accused the Tories of acting in a “deceitful” way over their plans for £12bn in welfare cuts, as he defended the decision of his Liberal Democrat colleague Danny Alexander to expose previous Conservative proposals prepared in 2012 to cut child benefit and tax credits.
This year’s Global Gender Gap report shows that the UK has fallen to 26th place in the yearly rankings.