Jeremy Corbyn has called on Labour MPs critical of his leadership to rejoin the frontbench if he wins next week’s vote, as long they respect his mandate and accept the “general direction” of his anti-austerity policies.
Ukip is expected to elect its first female leader at the party’s annual conference, ahead of a struggle for relevance after the Brexit vote and departure of Nigel Farage.
John McDonnell has said he is “furious” about a briefing note from Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign team that listed 13 Labour MPs who had supposedly abused their party leader, saying he had apologised and would meet the MPs in question.
The words just wouldn’t come. On Monday, Theresa May had tried to find a way of paying tribute to David Cameron but had managed to come up with little more than: “He was OK if you like that kind of thing, I suppose.”
Jeremy Corbyn will use a speech in London on Thursday to announce that Labour will research the radical policy of universal basic income, which would replace means-tested benefits with a flat-rate payment.
David Davis, the Brexit secretary, has been snubbed by UK retail bosses after he tried to call an industry meeting to discuss the pros and cons of exiting the EU.
Nick Clegg has suggested he could follow David Cameron, with whom he spent five years in coalition, out of parliament before 2020.
Jeremy Corbyn has urged his supporters to campaign for jobs and the NHS once the current leadership battle is over.
Nicola Sturgeon has backed her predecessor, Alex Salmond, in his continuing spat with the former BBC political editor Nick Robinson, saying that her SNP colleague was not to blame for the dispute.
The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has backed Theresa May’s decision to wait until next year before starting the formal process of leaving the EU, despite pressure from others in Europe for a speedier exit.
John McDonnell has defended describing a Conservative MP as a “stain of inhumanity” by arguing that it is better if politicians are honest about the way they feel.
Liam Fox has hailed the opportunity for Britain to become a fully independent member of the World Trade Organisation after leaving the EU, indicating that he appears to favour a “hard Brexit”.
Jon Lansman, the co-founder of Momentum, has warned against any challenge to Tom Watson as deputy leader and called for an end to personal animosity between figures from Labour and the unions.
The chancellor is to tell the Conservative party conference that he remains set on achieving a balanced budget, while reiterating that this would happen in a “pragmatic” way without the need for a surplus this parliament.
Senior Tories have urged Theresa May to set out a clearer plan for Brexit, as yet another EU leader warned Britain was not going to get special deal on immigration and the single market.
Thangam Debbonaire is to return to Jeremy Corbyn’s front benches only four months after resigning as a shadow minister.
Nicola Sturgeon is to welcome 3,000 delegates to the Scottish National party conference in Glasgow with a commitment to seek common cause with Westminster opposition parties and moderate Conservatives in order to defeat hard Brexit.
Theresa May has accepted the need to have “full and transparent” parliamentary scrutiny before triggering Brexit, as Labour demanded answers to 170 questions about leaving the EU.