He is the self-styled bane of the establishment – and has even made enemies in his own party. But could claims of an assassination attempt on the Ukip leader, Nigel Farage, have been exaggerated?
Britain has been challenged to withdraw its support for Saudi Arabia as chair of the UN human rights council panel as the closeness of the UK-Saudi relationship was dismissed as sycophantic by Tim Farron, the Liberal Democrat leader, and Labour called for an end to judicial cooperation with Riyadh.
Labour MP Simon Danczuk is facing a police investigation after a rape allegation was made against him.
Television executives have accused the Scottish culture secretary, Fiona Hyslop, of making bizarre and preposterous claims about BBC spending in Scotland in an escalating dispute over broadcasting policy.
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has accused George Osborne of being too close to Britain’s top bankers, offering the industry “an ever more soft touch” through a series of regulatory concessions that have emerged in recent weeks.
Simon Danczuk has said he will not be “dragged through a kangaroo court” after he was suspended by the Labour party following reports that he sent sexual messages to a teenager.
John Harris was too kind to say that the single force holding the parliamentary Labour party together is that we no longer know what we collectively stand for (When are Labour ‘moderates’ going to do more than moan?, 2 January).
Jeremy Corbyn has been told that Labour “is a broad church, not a religious cult” in response to reports that the party leader is planning to remove more centrist members of his shadow cabinet.
Jeremy Corbyn would require companies with more than 250 employees to accept new industrial laws under which they would have to recognise a specific union with which to bargain over pay.
Down in the basement of the Misty Blues pub in the Wirral, Merseyside, on Thursday night, 40 men and women, most of them in their 60s, nursed drinks under the fluorescent lights and munched on ham sandwiches, chicken wings, mini-sausage rolls and cupcakes decorated with Union flags.