One of Labour’s pre-eminent thinkers is to resign his party’s whip in the House of Lords after being recruited by George Osborne to head a newly created National Infrastructure Commission.
Like most Conservatives, Patrick McLoughlin, the transport secretary, is in a cheery mood as he heads for his party conference in Manchester.
Denis Healey, who has died at the remarkable age of 98, was a practical man of power and of paradox.
The Scottish government has been warned by a spending watchdog that it is failing to publish enough data on public sector spending and borrowing, including billions of pounds worth of pension liabilities.
The crises of mass migration and Greek debt have hit the European Union like an “an out-of-control bulldozer”, forcing its leaders to rethink David Cameron’s call for fundamental reform, the cabinet’s leading Eurosceptic has said.
Jeremy Corbyn conceded that it would not be easy to revive Labour’s position in Scotland but promised “hard work and dour activities” as he made his first visit to the nation since his election as party leader.
Tom Watson has issued a plea for Labour unity by describing Jeremy Corbyn as the right choice to lead the party as he challenged MPs who have failed to accept his victory.
The education secretary, Nicky Morgan, has said she would consider standing for the leadership of the Conservative party when David Cameron steps down.
Theresa May has drawn a decisive line under the David Cameron era with a sweeping reshuffle that saw several of his key ministers, including justice secretary, Michael Gove, sacked, and her own handpicked team rewarded with cabinet posts.
Labour grassroots members are in open revolt over a series of restrictions imposed by the party’s ruling national executive over the leadership contest – with some branches holding unofficial meetings in defiance of a ban imposed nationally earlier this week.
Angela Eagle has admitted she regrets her vote to support the Iraq war, but said it was outrageous of her rivals for the Labour leadership to use that decision 13 years ago to paint her as on the right of the party.