The home secretary, Theresa May, has been accused of fast-tracking her “snooper’s charter” legislation by the back door after giving a scrutiny committee of MPs and peers only three weeks to consider the 299-page bill.
David Cameron has begun the delicate process of persuading sceptical Labour MPs to back airstrikes in Syria, saying the UK was already facing the threat of mass casualties from Isis and arguing that Britain could not outsource its security to allies.
Labour has reacted with fury after Jeremy Corbyn was invited to a government security briefing on airstrikes in Syria with just 12 hours’ notice and at a time that clashes with the autumn statement.
George Osborne’s £3.8bn boost for the beleaguered health service may prove insufficient to deliver the promised seven-day NHS, medical organisations have warned.
Buy-to-let landlords and second-home buyers face a big jump in stamp duty under plans designed to ease the path to home ownership for first-time buyers.
The Treasury’s independent forecaster has conceded there are big uncertainties in its predictions for higher tax revenues after the chancellor used the prospective windfall to justify a softer pace of cuts in his autumn statement.
The former foreign secretary William Hague has said that the UK should not rule out having some of its own forces on the ground in Syria and Iraq if it is to defeat Isis.
The co-author of a parliamentary report into the demise of BHS has called on the Serious Fraud Office to launch a formal inquiry into the actions of the department store chain’s former owners.
Owen Smith has copied his new policy ideas on workers’ rights from Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader’s campaign team has suggested.
Liam Fox, the international trade secretary, has said he expects the issue of Britain’s relations with the EU to be resolved by 2020, the date of the next election.