David Cameron’s hopes of parachuting senior Tory Andrew Lansley into a top UN humanitarian role have hit snags amid an increasingly bitter “jobs for cronies” row that threatens to impact on Britain’s diplomatic standing.
Labour has scrapped all plans to run billboard posters of David Cameron during the general election campaign in what it says it is a deliberate attempt to avoid “negative personalised adverts” and raise the tone of debate.
“Hi, I’m Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green party in England and Wales, can I talk to you for a minute? No?” It’s a tough gig, canvassing in the snow. But no time can be wasted by the Greens in the seat that gives them probably their best hope of gaining a second MP.
Republican Mitt Romney said on Friday he will not seek to run for president in 2016.
The Conservative party chairman, Grant Shapps, has ruled out any kind of deal with Ukip after the election, putting him at odds with David Cameron who has repeatedly refused to do so.
Labour is now comprehensively failing to provide a convincing narrative on a scale bigger even than during Neil Kinnock’s doomed 1992 election campaign, according to the influential playwright David Hare.
The devil finds work. It is just not always easy to tell whose hands are the most idle.
A Labour-led government will only survive the challenge of the next five years if it empowers people to shape the public services they use, according to a new pamphlet written by two of the party’s rising stars.
Ed Miliband has stressed that the new Scottish Labour leader, Jim Murphy, has his full backing to make his own decisions for his party north of the border, as polls suggest a potentially devastating swing from Labour to the SNP.
The home secretary, Theresa May, is facing defeat next week over her plan to place a legal duty on universities to prevent students being drawn into terrorism and to ban extremist speakers.
Boris Johnson has been criticised by fellow Conservative MPs for hitting a new low in the referendum campaign after he claimed the EU has the same goal as Hitler in trying to create a political superstate in Europe.
The Bank of England’s warning that leaving the EU could lead to a recession is an “incredibly dangerous intervention” that has increased financial instability, a Tory minister campaigning for Brexit has said.