Westminster

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 minister said Boris Johnson, Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak must agree an emergency budget this week otherwise “parliament should be recalled to force them to...

Truss and Sunak pull out as TV debates prove too hot...

Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak have withdrawn from the third Conservative leadership TV debate following concerns the clashes between rivals are damaging the party’s standing.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 announcing Sunak and Truss –...

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...

Tory MPs weaponise ‘mucky Sunak memo’ in ‘war’ to replace Johnson

Conservative MPs are circulating a “mucky memo” about Rishi Sunak as the race to succeed Boris Johnson in Number 10 descends “into all-out war”. Sunak is called a “schoolboy” and...

Starmer accused of ‘running scared’ after promising to ‘make Brexit work’

Ian Blackford has slammed Sir Keir Starmer for “running scared of the Tories” and “offering no real change at all” after the Labour leader ruled out the UK rejoining...

PM’s deputy chief whip quits over drunken groping claims

The Conservative party deputy chief whip Chris Pincher has resigned following claims he drunkenly groped two men at the party’s private member Carlton Club. Pincher was only recently appointed to the role and the Tamworth...

Boris Johnson in new crisis as Dowden quits following double by-election defeat

Boris Johnson’s premiership has been plunged into yet another crisis with the Conservative party chairman Oliver Dowden resigning in the immediate wake of double by-election defeats. The Liberal Democrats overturned a 24,000 Conservative majority in...

Queen’s speech shows government’s ‘time has passed,’ says Starmer

The Queen’s speech, outlining the government’s legislative programme, has been attacked by Labour for lacking any strategy, detail or ideas to deal with the cost of living crisis. While Boris Johnson effused about the need...

Rogue Johnson prorogues after curtailing freedoms under veil of sleaze

A raft of legislation curtailing the rights of UK citizens sailed through parliament last week on the will of a rogue with barely a murmur from a compliant media that chose instead to focus...

Scandal hit parliament needs urgent, radical reform says Speaker Hoyle

Commons speaker Sir Lyndsay Hoyle has called for “radical” reform of parliament’s working practices following a series of scandals capped by the resignation of porn-watching Conservative MP Neil Parish. The speaker’s comments – in an...