Theresa May has intervened in the row over Keith Vaz’s conduct by pointedly calling for MPs to maintain the public’s confidence or consider their positions.
Some debates are marked toxic from the start.
Daily Mail columnist Sarah Vine resumed her weekly column for the newspaper on Wednesday after a three-week break – a break occasioned, it was rumoured, by the chaos in the professional life of her husband, the ex-justice secretary and former Conservative party leadership hopeful Michael Gove.
A late plea for voters to back the remain option in this week’s EU referendum has been issued by 1,285 business leaders who say in a letter to The Times that Brexit would damage Britain’s economy.
Harriet Harman has written to Ofcom to complain that male politicians are being allowed to dominate the EU referendum debate on the airwaves.
Former Conservative MP Matthew Parris has deepened the rift among top Tories by using his Times column to launch a scathing attack on the pro-Brexit mayor of London, Boris Johnson.
The Sun has stepped up its battle with Buckingham Palace over its report about the Queen’s alleged Euroscepticism by claiming it knows more than it has published, while David Cameron has ruled out an official inquiry.