Sajid Javid will address MPs about the crisis in the steel industry as a deal securing thousands of jobs at Tata’s Scunthorpe plant is expected to be secured.
Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and other leading figures campaigning for Britain to leave the EU could be offered senior cabinet roles after June’s referendum, under plans being considered by the prime minister.
Convincing the British public to remain in the European Union should be the overriding priority for our political leadership this year. Britain’s economic strength, jobs and trade, our quality of life and our long-term security are all on the ballot paper in the June referendum.
Senior Labour MPs are calling on Jeremy Corbyn to “step up his efforts” in the campaign to keep the UK in the European Union amid mounting concern in the party that he is failing to argue the case with sufficient passion.
The Conservative cabinet minister in charge of trying to save jobs in the steel industry is considering plans to cut up to 4,000 employees in his own department and its agencies, and slash costs even more deeply than George Osborne’s austerity requires, according to official leaked documents.
The European Union is trying to brainwash children with “taxpayer-funded propaganda”, according to Michael Gove, a leading campaigner for Britain to leave the union.
Conservatives could replace Labour as the most viable opposition to Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP the Tory leader in Scotland has said.
Political parties at Westminster must take steps to ensure the upcoming review of constituency boundaries does not result in a reduction in the proportion of women in parliament, says a cross-party committee of MPs.
The Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith has called for an extension of the contest after a high court judge ruled the party’s government body had illegally barred 130,000 people who recently became party members from voting in the leadership election.
Jeremy Corbyn would fund pay rises for public sector workers partly through a 1% rise in corporation tax and bringing back the 50p top rate of tax, the party has said.