David Cameron has been criticised by senior MPs after he refused to allow parliament’s intelligence and security committee (ISC) unlimited access to the intelligence that led to recent drone strikes against Islamic State.
Ministers have been accused of playing “fast and loose” with public money after auditors discovered an increase in Whitehall spending on consultants and temporary staff who are paid up to £1,000 a day.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has stepped down from his post as leader of a cross-party group opposing the proliferation of nuclear weapons amid growing discontent over the Labour party's stance on Trident.
Jeremy Corbyn has cleared the way for Labour party members to be given a decisive role in whether to change policy on the Trident nuclear weapons programme in a move that would downgrade the role of the party conference and the shadow cabinet.
The Democratic Unionist leader, Arlene Foster, has been appointed Northern Ireland’s new first minister, becoming the first woman to hold one of the power-sharing executive’s two top jobs.
David Cameron has set out his vision for an all-out assault on poverty, insisting people’s lives can be improved at the same time as cuts to benefits and council services.
The chief executive of HM Revenue and Customs, Lin Homer, is leaving the role after four years in which she faced fierce criticism over a failure to answer millions of calls from the public and the HSBC tax scandal.
The Labour party has suffered another setback after shadow attorney general Catherine McKinnell resigned and returned to the back benches.
An expected £6m fall in Labour’s annual income as a result of legal changes being proposed by the Conservatives will make it impossible for the party to maintain its current structure, staffing or offices, a confidential party document released to the Guardian reveals.
Theresa May has held her first telephone call with the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, and the two leaders could meet face-to-face in China next month, Downing Street has confirmed.
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.