Politics

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Blair and Corbyn weigh in on Keir Starmer’s election troubles
Former PM thinks Labour leader is ‘struggling to break through’, while Corbyn says woes are not his fault

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

12, May, 2021 @6:58 PM

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Jo Cox’s sister confirms she wants to stand for Labour in Batley and Spen
Kim Leadbeater puts herself forward for crucial byelection in Yorkshire constituency where Cox was killed

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

12, May, 2021 @6:48 PM

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A Covid inquiry is essential after all, says Boris – as long as it takes years | John Crace
MPs were bemused by the new, helpful Johnson till they realised he will call a general election long before any damning conclusions are reached

John Crace

12, May, 2021 @6:38 PM

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Councils could have to issue up to 3.5m ID cards for voters under new bill
Plan has prompted warnings over the potential ‘huge challenge’ for already struggling local authorities

Peter Walker Political correspondent

12, May, 2021 @6:26 PM

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UK Covid inquiry: the key areas likely to be scrutinised
Boris Johnson has pledged that an independent inquiry will investigate the lessons of the UK pandemic

Ben Quinn

12, May, 2021 @5:40 PM

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Rachel Reeves decries lack of employment bill in Queen’s speech
New shadow chancellor faces Rishi Sunak in Commons for first time and signals intent to recoup lost voters

Larry Elliott Economics editor

12, May, 2021 @5:17 PM

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UK Covid: work from home guidance to be lifted on 21 June, Johnson indicates – as it happened
No 10 did not say whether Whitty and Vallance backed the move; No 10 won’t commit to Covid inquiry ending before next general election

Andrew Sparrow

12, May, 2021 @4:48 PM

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Boris Johnson to apply to have court judgment struck out, says No 10
PM’s spokesperson says judgment issued in October over £535 unpaid debt is ‘totally without merit’

Peter Walker Political correspondent

12, May, 2021 @4:35 PM

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How Labour can avoid marching into oblivion | Letters
Letters: The party must embrace a radical programme of change, writes Prof Peter Coss, while Jon Culley says aspirational voters respond far more positively to optimism and hope than to pity. Plus letters from Stephen Jakobi and Kate Wheller

Letters

12, May, 2021 @3:39 PM

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UK urged to repatriate family with Covid from camp on Syria-Iraq border
Charity says family, likely to include victims of trafficking, is unable to access adequate care

Ben Quinn

12, May, 2021 @8:49 AM

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Cross-party MPs aim to force government to rectify rights breaches
Stella Creasy and David Davis leading attempt to protect at-risk women and extend bereavement benefits to unmarried parents

Heather Stewart Political editor

12, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Jo Cox’s sister considering standing for Labour in Batley and Spen
Murdered MP’s sister Kim Leadbeater has told friends she could contest crucial byelection for party

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

12, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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