I first met Denis when I was 15 and my father [the political scientist and philosopher George Catlin] took me to the 1946 Labour party conference.
Nearly three quarters of the peers created since the general election are party political apparatchiks, including former MPs, special advisers and party aides, a new analysis reveals.
Abolition of corporation tax is to be considered by a new cross-party group of MPs and peers who will subject ministers and business leaders to public interrogations in a bid to secure fairer and more responsible tax policies.
Well, knock me down with a Christmas pudding! William Hague has chosen what is virtually Christmas Eve to tell elderly, Tory and EU-wary readers of the Daily Telegraph that he plans to vote for Britain to stay in the European Union when the great day comes. Many will be baffled, then quite cross.
Lord Feldman, the Conservative chairman and close friend of David Cameron, has been accused of undermining the party’s commitment to neutrality in the EU referendum by helping to raise funds for the in campaign.
David Cameron will become “a laughing stock across the world” if he gives ministers a free vote in the EU referendum, according to Lord Heseltine, the Conservative former deputy prime minister.
Hold your ground, keep going – and stay true to your principles.
Jeremy Corbyn has spoken of being appalled at the response of MPs after the shadow foreign secretary, Hilary Benn, made a fiery speech in favour of the UK joining airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria.
Ed Miliband has vowed to build a “high-ambition coalition” of UK businesses, trade unions and civic society to challenge the government’s “backward” environmental policies.
Jeremy Corbyn has described the challenge to his leadership of the Labour party as a “massive opportunity to reach out to people all across the country”, speaking to a crowd of about 5,000 people at a campaign rally in Liverpool.
The prime minister’s ability to send special forces on secret missions without a parliamentary vote should be constrained, Jeremy Corbyn has said, reiterating calls for a US-style war powers act.
Downing Street has stressed that Theresa May believes everyone should be “getting behind” Brexit after a Tory peer suggested the House of Lords could delay the UK’s exit from the EU.