Westminster

Ian Blackford has announced he will step down as leader of the Scottish National party at Westminster and will be replaced at next week’s parliamentary party AGM. Blackford’s surprising statement comes just a week after he told the Scotsman newspaper he had no intention of quitting and that he looked “forward to being the MP that leads the SNP group...

Top Tories rebelling against Sunak ‘spells real danger’ for the government

Rishi Sunak is under increasing pressure with growing numbers of disgruntled Conservative MPs rebelling over onshore wind farms, planning reforms and a proposed crackdown on overseas students. Former prime ministers Boris Johnson and Liz Truss signed a rebel amendment last...

Sturgeon fights on after Supreme Court rules against IndyRef2

Nicola Sturgeon has vowed to make the next election a referendum on Scottish independence after the UK’s Supreme Court ruled against the SNP’s bid for a ballot in 2023. Scotland’s...

PM clinging on by a thread after stinging Braverman resignation

According to some MPs, the PM has 12 hours to save her job. Her position yesterday became even more untenable after the resignation of Suella Braverman. At this point,...

Labour starts conference with 12pt lead over Tories

The Labour party conference in Liverpool has started with a big boost from opinion polls putting them on course to win a 56-seat majority in the next general election. The...

Energy bills up 80% in October amid warnings that ‘people will die’

UK energy bills will rise from £1,971 to £3,549 in October with Ofgem today confirming the 80% hike. Household bills are forecast to soar even further in 2023 with warnings already made that “people...

Labour takes 15% poll lead, Truss takes ‘holiday from reality’

Labour is extending its lead over the Conservative party and is now perceived as being less extreme and more economically competent than the Tories. Sir Keir Starmer’s party has taken a 15% lead over the...

Gordon Brown demands emergency budget for UK’s ‘financial timebomb’

Gordon Brown is demanding an emergency budget to address the “financial timebomb” that “will explode” in October and leave half of the UK’s population in fuel poverty, causing “a humanitarian crisis”. The former Labour prime...

Truss and Sunak pull out as TV debates prove too hot for Tories

Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak have withdrawn from the third Conservative leadership TV debate following concerns the clashes between rivals are damaging the party’s standing. Sky News has been forced to cancel the programme after...

Government’s flagship online safety bill may be sunk by next PM

The government’s flagship online safety bill - designed to protect children from harm - faces being scrapped due to a lack of Commons time and more Tory infighting. Online safety campaigners fear the next prime...