Ed Miliband has still not convinced enough voters that he is a prime minister in waiting, but he is not short of top quality advice on how to perform like one.
Despite a barrage of criticism from business leaders over recent days, Labour has extended its narrow lead over the Conservatives to 2 points, according to the latest Opinium/Observer poll.
Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has dismissed William Hague’s plans for English laws for English people, and committed to vote on English-only issues at “each and every opportunity” when Scotland’s interests are affected.
The phoney war in the lead-up to the general election kicked off last week with some story that there won’t be many Labour votes from (a) Monaco-based billionaires or (b) Tory peers who once ran the UK’s best-known purveyor of underpants.
In three months Brits will go the polls in what is possibly the most uncertain election in decades.
When Labour’s business team are out with the great and the good from Britain’s boardrooms over a City dinner, there has of late been a moment when the convivial hum of chatter subsides – and someone mentions the mansion tax.
The London mayor, Boris Johnson, will fly to the US on Sunday for a six-day east coast tour, his second trip across the Atlantic in three months, and his third long-haul mission on City Hall business since December.
If David Cameron’s party falls short of a majority then what can the Conservatives do to get into power?
Chief whip and former education secretary, Michael Gove, has defended Boris Johnson’s credentials as a candidate for a top role in a future Conservative government, saying he’d like to see the London mayor in a “succession of frontline roles”.
Labour members who are excluded from the party for antisemitism should not automatically be banned for life, an internal party inquiry has recommended, raising the prospect that Ken Livingstone could be readmitted following his claim that Hitler supported Zionism.
Boris Johnson may have ruined his chances of becoming prime minister by behaving “irresponsibly [and] recklessly” and making “preposterous, obscene political remarks” during the referendum campaign, the Conservative former deputy prime minister Michael Heseltine has said.
John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, will say that Labour can “rescue” the European Union referendum debate from Conservative infighting by making a positive case for Britain to remain in the EU.