Here is the text of the Commons motion on Syria tabled by the prime minister, David Cameron, the chancellor, George Osborne, the home secretary, Theresa May, the foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, the defence secretary, Michael Fallon, and the international development secretary, Justine Greening:
Tony Blair was guilty of “criminal irresponsibility” for launching the Iraq war in 2003 based on the testimony of one discredited local politician who said that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction, Ken Livingstone has said.
David Cameron’s hopes of building a consensus behind military action against Islamic State in Syria has suffered a blow after parliament’s foreign affairs select committee said he had failed to justify airstrikes.
“He had no choice,” said one shadow cabinet minister, describing how Jeremy Corbyn was forced by colleagues to back down on his demand that Labour officially oppose airstrikes in Syria.
Labour MPs are to get a free vote on whether airstrikes should be extended to Syria, with Jeremy Corbyn and Hilary Benn expected to adopt opposing positions in any Commons debate on the issue.
The UK’s 2 million university students appear to be solid backers of Britain’s membership of the European Union – but a poll suggests their support is unreliable and vulnerable to wooing by “out” campaigners.
George Osborne is to announce market reforms aimed at reducing household bills by about £470 a year, on the same day a House of Commons analysis for Labour shows thousands could be worse off by £2,500 a year because of in-work benefit cuts.
Two intertwined power struggles are being fought in the Labour party this week, one over British airstrikes in Syria and the other over the future of Labour, with questions raised over how it will make collective decisions in the future.
Jeremy Corbyn has warned plotters against his leadership that he is “not going anywhere” over his opposition to bombing Syria, as he urged MPs to listen to the Labour membership.
The votes to decide Labour’s nominees for mayoral elections in Liverpool and Manchester should be delayed because of problems sending out ballot papers, two of the candidates have said.
The leaders of academy schools are spending taxpayers’ money on luxury hotels, top-end restaurants, first-class travel, private health care and executive cars, a joint investigation by Channel 4’s Dispatches and the Observer can reveal.
John McDonnell would look to reform or scrap a £1bn tax relief that was initially designed by the previous Labour government as a means of promoting innovation in companies, including in the pharmaceutical industry.