Britain would be “permanently poorer” if voters choose to leave the EU, George Osborne has warned, as a Treasury study claimed the economy would shrink by 6% by 2030, costing every household the equivalent of £4,300 a year.
Frustration at her powerlessness to change the country prompted Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson to quit her well-paid, four-days-a-week job as a popular drivetime radio presenter in 2009 in order to stand for Holyrood.
The Treasury is primed to publish a barrage of statistics showing the economic merits of Britain’s membership of the EU this week, ahead of a controversial intervention by President Barack Obama in the campaign.
Nothing says modernity, progress and optimism quite like President Barack Obama surrounded by a troupe of young people and talking of the importance of solidarity among nations. At least that is what those running the pro-EU Remain campaign will devoutly hope.
Jeremy Corbyn will secure an even greater mandate from Labour members if his opponents, who are motivated by “deep malice”, succeed in triggering a fresh leadership contest, the founder of the grassroots movement Momentum has said.
Boris Johnson has launched a fresh assault on David Cameron’s decision to spend more than £9m on a pro-EU leaflet sent to every UK household, saying the document was full of factual errors and “not sufficiently absorbent for the purposes” to which someone might wish to put it.
It was a bright cold day in April and the clocks were striking 13. Jeremy Corbyn, his chin nuzzled into his chest, stood up to speak at Senate House in central London. “This building was the model for George Orwell’s Ministry of Truth,” he began. “We shall see.”
Nigel Farage has called for an end to infighting among Brexit campaigners as the group run by the Ukip donor Arron Banks backed down from threats of legal action against Vote Leave.
David Cameron would be overthrown as prime minister within 30 seconds of a vote to leave the EU in the June referendum, Kenneth Clarke has said.
A Palestinian group, whose founder once praised the militant Islamist group Hamas, held a fundraising dinner at which it collected £10,000 for Jeremy Corbyn’s last leadership campaign, documents seen by the Observer reveal.
Jeremy Corbyn has insisted that Labour will not stand in the way of Brexit amid fresh attacks on his “lukewarm” campaigning before the referendum.
MPs are set to clear out of Parliament while it gets refurbished over a six-year period.