Chuka Umunna will tell Labour on Saturday that it cannot afford to be complacent about its minority ethnic voters, saying “alarm bells should be ringing” about how many are switching to the Conservatives.
Manuel Valls, the French prime minister, has raised doubts about whether David Cameron can reach a deal with fellow European leaders on his European Union reform package at a summit next month.
Labour no longer has a policy in favour of renewing Trident nuclear submarines because it is under review, a party aide has said.
A disproportionate number of Labour members who have joined since the 2015 general election are “high-status city dwellers” pursuing well-paid jobs, according to internal party data.
David Cameron is close to a deal to curb rights of EU migrants to send benefits abroad, which is set to be included in a package of labour market reforms that the European commission is hoping to publish in early March.
Labour will face “huge challenges” to win the 2020 general election as changes to parliamentary boundaries and Britain’s ageing population move against the party, the former foreign secretary Margaret Beckett has warned.
Widespread opposition to the Iraq war and anger over the aftermath of the conflict “played a big part” in the rise of Jeremy Corbyn’s popularity, Alastair Campbell has said.
Flawed polling “manifestly and substantially” altered the result of the general election, the former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown has said. He called on polling companies to “get their house in order”.
The chancellor has been told to go further after promising to invest billions of pounds in projects currently funded by the EU after the UK leaves the union.
Ukip’s leadership contest has been thrown into fresh controversy as a leaked email reveals that the party was threatened with legal action by two of the candidates if frontrunner Steven Woolfe were allowed to stand.
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