Politics

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Ukip to replace Gerard Batten with new leader
Party seeks to reinvent itself after nosediving in polls under far-right leader

Peter Walker Political correspondent

10, Aug, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Labour, Corbyn and national unity | Letters
Letters: Gerald Dunning says Labour’s overriding aim should be to ensure there will never be another Tory government, David Thacker thinks John McDonnell is right to reject a government of national unity, while Roy Boffy criticises Corbyn. Plus letters from Virginia Yates and Ruth Knox

Letters

09, Aug, 2019 @4:41 PM

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Independence for Scotland and its appeal to English emigrants | Letters
Letters: Sue Hawthorne says there’s a strong case for a second Scottish independence referendum, while Judith Dunkerley and Hilary Ward reflect on Nicola Sturgeon’s invitation for people in England to move north of the border

Letters

09, Aug, 2019 @4:40 PM

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Is Boris Johnson planning an election?
There have been some key hints at the possibility of a general election in the autumn

Peter Walker Political correspondent

09, Aug, 2019 @4:33 PM

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No 10 cancels staff leave, hinting at likelihood of snap election
Boris Johnson’s chief of staff tells advisers not to book holidays before 31 October

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

09, Aug, 2019 @3:20 PM

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Hong Kong delegation invited by UK to attend arms fair in London
Invite comes despite vow by former foreign secretary to halt exports of teargas to territory

Dan Sabbagh

09, Aug, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Government to fast-track spending review to deliver PM's pledges
One-year budget allocation will be expedited to meet promises, likely funded by borrowing rise

Phillip Inman

08, Aug, 2019 @9:30 PM

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Corbyn: Johnson plotting abuse of power to force no-deal Brexit
Labour leader calls on top civil servant to spell out election rules

Rowena Mason and Jessica Elgot

08, Aug, 2019 @9:30 PM

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Is it time to ditch or delay the Irish backstop? | Letters
Letters: Dr Alan Fowler, Pat Carvill and Brexit party MEP Ben Habib on the contentious issue at the heart of the Brexit impasse

Letters

08, Aug, 2019 @6:04 PM

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Boris Johnson calls for EU 'common sense' over Brexit backstop
Current deal ‘just doesn’t work’, says PM as No 10 refuses to rule out early November election

Rowena Mason and Jessica Elgot

08, Aug, 2019 @5:45 PM

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UK to ease visa restrictions on top scientists post-Brexit
Boris Johnson plans measures to counter fears of damage to Britain’s research reputation from no deal

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

08, Aug, 2019 @4:34 PM

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Labour membership falls slightly but remains above 500,000
Latest accounts show party had 518,659 members at end of 2018 and beat rivals’ fundraising

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

08, Aug, 2019 @12:19 PM

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