The Scottish government is coming under greater pressure to use Scotland’s new income tax powers after Labour proposed a 1p increase and combined with a system to give a rebate for low earners.
Downing Street has hit back at anti-EU campaigners who have described David Cameron’s negotiations as a joke, with No 10 saying the prime minister was working to achieve “significant, far-reaching reforms”.
In his negotiations over Britain’s future in the EU, David Cameron is trying to give the impression he is on a roll that will allow him to bounce a hesitant and cautious electorate into voting yes to Europe as early as 23 June.
Labour may need a swing in England larger than it managed in 1997 to win a bare overall majority at the next election, with its challenge made steeper because of the government’s boundary changes, according to a new analysis.
Labour’s John McDonnell has challenged George Osborne to be “open and transparent” about his personal income, as the shadow chancellor published his tax return.
An estimated 800,000 people have dropped off the electoral register since the government introduced changes to the system, with students in university towns at highest risk of being disenfranchised, the Guardian has learned.
David Cameron has been accused by the shadow foreign secretary of a leadership failure in Europe as the prime minister prepares to hold a crucial meeting to finalise the renegotiation of Britain’s EU membership terms.
Leading Tories are demanding change to government education policy and an easing of cuts, amid predictions that councils in Conservative-run heartlands will soon be unable to provide school places for all the children in their areas.
The moment of truth has arrived, and tonight the serious talking will begin.
Hard-left “Trotsky entryists” have been “twisting the arms” of young Labour members to shore up Jeremy Corbyn’s control of the party, deputy leader Tom Watson has said.
Political parties at Westminster must take steps to ensure the upcoming review of constituency boundaries does not result in a reduction in the proportion of women in parliament, says a cross-party committee of MPs.
The Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith has called for an extension of the contest after a high court judge ruled the party’s government body had illegally barred 130,000 people who recently became party members from voting in the leadership election.