Former shadow chancellor Ed Balls has said Labour “didn’t deserve” to win last year’s general election, because under Ed Miliband’s leadership it wasn’t ready to confront Britain’s problems.
The shadow foreign secretary, Emily Thornberry, has intervened in the Labour leadership race, criticising the party’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, and accusing senior figures of attempting to “put the party’s members back in their box”.
Philip Hammond wants to see Britain retain access to the single market in specific sectors such as financial services, while also securing border controls for the UK.
Two hundred Labour seats – more than 85% of the party’s total – could be affected by the review of parliamentary boundaries due next month, according to a detailed analysis of the review’s likely impact.
Jeremy Corbyn has accused Labour officials of suspending members without letting them know why or giving them the chance to appeal, as tensions surrounding the party’s leadership election intensified over the weekend.
Jeremy Corbyn’s closest ally has called for Sir Richard Branson to be stripped of his knighthood, days after his company Virgin released CCTV footage casting doubt on the Labour leader’s claim of train overcrowding.
The Labour MP Frank Field has renewed his attack on Sir Philip Green, accusing him of asset stripping at BHS, which closes its doors for the final time today after 88 years on the high street.
Theresa May has been accused of displaying the “arrogance of a Tudor monarch” over her reported intention to deny a parliamentary vote on Brexit before beginning the process of pulling the UK out of the European Union.
Leading Brexit campaigner and former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith claims members of the cabinet, including Theresa May, are keen to start the formal process of leaving the European Union early in 2017.
The latest YouGov poll, for the Sunday Times, suggests that 12% of voters could be voting for a party that is not their first choice.
The fast food chain McDonald’s has said it is disappointed Labour’s ruling national executive committee decided to bar it from running a stand at the party’s annual conference in Liverpool.
A key ally of Jeremy Corbyn has accused MPs of employing treacherous tactics designed to undermine Labour’s leader, as an analysis of the latest polls by a leading academic suggests the party is on course for its worst local election results for 35 years.
There are few things sadder than a minister trying to defend a policy she doesn’t really believe in. This time last week no one, especially the education secretary, was talking about grammar schools. Then a photographer snapped a No 10 adviser with a briefing note on grammars and Justine Greening was forced to come to the Commons to answer an urgent question about them. “I know nothing about anything,” said Greening. “But when I do, I’ll let you know.”
It’s that time of year: autumn, party conferences, and the season of mellow recall.
Tom Watson, Labour’s deputy leader, has proposed to the party’s governing body, the national executive committee, that MPs elect colleagues to positions in the shadow cabinet, as they did until 2011.
If there is a building in Bradford West that symbolises the political and cultural battle for the constituency, it is perhaps the brand new pub on Westgate.
Boris Johnson has accused David Cameron of “what looks like collusion” with big business leaders to win their support for the remain campaign in exchange for favourable consideration in the awarding of government contracts.
Germany’s finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, has slammed the door on Britain retaining access to the single market if it votes to the leave the European Union.
Steven Woolfe, the Ukip MEP for the North West England region, is a barrister by profession and joined the party’s top team in 2010 when he became economics spokesman under Nigel Farage.
Jeremy Corbyn has made his first major changes since being re-elected as Labour’s leader, appointing his allies Diane Abbott and Shami Chakrabarti to top jobs within the shadow cabinet.