Labour’s ruling body will look at changing its rules to stop its MPs being able to veto party leadership candidates so easily, according to one of its members, Ken Livingstone.
The scale of the challenge facing David Cameron at this week’s crucial summit to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with the EU became clear as four eastern European countries rejected proposals to curtail benefits for migrant workers.
David Cameron’s insistence that settlement terms defining a new deal for Britain in the EU must be immediately legally watertight and irreversible has suffered a setback after the president of the European parliament said he could not guarantee that.
One in five Tory MPs have now publicly declared an intention to back exit from the EU before David Cameron has secured his Brussels reforms, with a flurry of ministers and backbenchers expected to show their hands over the weekend.
The UK foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, has accused a majority of Muslim nations of either ignoring the threat of Islamic extremism altogether or turning a blind eye to what is going on in their mosques, schools or prisons.
Donald Tusk, the president of the European council, warned on Monday that positions were hardening on Britain’s future in Europe ahead of the crucial summit he will chair on Thursday and the risk of break-up was real.
Is it just bad luck that there is so much feuding within the Brexit camp before David Cameron’s hoped-for 23 June referendum? Is it bad luck that assorted out champions can’t even agree what Margaret Thatcher would have done, or persuade Boris Johnson off the safety fence?
The sudden passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will not transform President Barack Obama's final year in office or the race to elect his successor. But it will change them.
The Labour MP Frank Field has renewed his attack on Sir Philip Green, accusing him of asset stripping at BHS, which closes its doors for the final time today after 88 years on the high street.
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.