Labour Party

Nicola Sturgeon 'absolutely dismayed' as Dundee's Capital of Culture bid crushed by Brexit bombshell

Dundee falls victim to Brexit turmoil as the European Commission say the city is unfit to win the title.<p>Nicola Sturgeon has said she is "absolutely …

Brexit

Corbyn has seen the light on Brexit. Now he’s taking the fight to the Tories

The Labour leader finally grasps what leaving the EU really means: the greatest harm inflicted on the very people his party cares about the most<p>At last, Labour steps up. Brexit is the great national crisis of our times and yet the leaders of the opposition have sometimes seemed so muted it has …

Brexit

Corbyn’s Labour party isn’t fit for opposition, let alone government

As Westminster digested Wednesday’s budget, shadow chancellor John McDonnell was asked nine times how much Labour’s own plans for extra borrowing …

John McDonnell

Nicola Sturgeon mocked over claim more than half £2 billion Budget boost is 'wrong sort of money'

Nicola Sturgeon has been mocked for claiming Philip Hammond’s £2 billion Budget boost for Scotland was a “con” after it emerged that her government had repeatedly lauded its own schemes using the same type of funding.<p>The First Minister had argued that the increase was illusory because £1.1 billion …

Referendums

Brexiteers, remember how the promise of New Labour turned to dust

Those expecting a new Britain should look back two decades at the reality of Tony Blair’s seemingly transformative agenda<p>Twenty years after New Labour’s triumphant electoral victory, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown are still squabbling. But far more important than the competing accounts of when the …

Opinion

Question Time cut short as woman falls ill

<b>The BBC's Question Time was cut short on Thursday when an audience member was taken ill during the recording.</b><p>The show, from Colchester town hall, in Essex, was suspended while the woman was given first aid.<p>Host David Dimbleby said later they had to end the recording as the woman "could not be …

Diane Abbott

Labour suspend Ivan Lewis MP after misconduct allegations

Labour MP Ivan Lewis has been suspended from the party over allegations of sexual harassment, a party spokesman has confirmed.<p>More follows…<p>Reuse …

UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn reveals he was never supposed to be called Jeremy

ES News Email<p>It’s difficult to recall the 2017 General Election without hearing the words “Oh Jeremy Corbyn” sung to tune of White Stripes' Seven …

Referendums

Ken Clarke: Cameron had deal with Murdoch for 2010 election

The deal involved appointing Andy Coulson, former News of the World editor, to a position inside No 10, the MP claims<p>David Cameron may have done “some sort of a deal” with Rupert Murdoch to win the Sun’s support for the Conservatives in the 2010 general election, Ken Clarke, the former justice …

Referendums

Jeremy Corbyn Supporters At West Bromwich Rally Aren't Concerned At Polls Showing Theresa May Gaining Support

'Polls haven’t had much of a history of being that accurate, let’s be real.'<p>Labour may not be performing quite as well in the polls as its supporters …

Brexit

The ‘millennial railcard’ shows the utter disdain the Tories hold us in

Young people face a perfect storm of unaffordable housing, spiralling debt and job insecurity. Slightly cheaper off-peak rail travel doesn’t begin to address that<p>Wednesday was budget day: that time of year when the chancellor moves money around ostensibly to manage the economy, when really it’s to …

Opinion

Labour calls on Minister for Justice and Equality to apologise to Dáil Éireann

23 November 2017<p>Statement by Brendan Howlin TD <b><br>Party Leader and Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Northern Ireland</b><p>Labour leader Brendan Howlin has …

Jeremy Corbyn

Whatever happened to socialism?

The Left may be offering certain horrors, but socialism isn’t one of them<p>There has been some alarm expressed in Britain by worried editorial writers in journals like the <i>Economist</i> that Jeremy Corbyn could soon be Prime Minister and introduce a socialist regime for the country. Corbyn himself has …

Economics

I'm a young Tory activist – and the Budget proved exactly why young people don’t vote for the Conservatives

In the build up to this Budget, many people on all sides of the political spectrum were sceptical that Philip Hammond would still be in a job by the …

Philip Hammond

The Chancellor's land grab could make huge impact on housing crisis

For much of the last decade we have heard a succession of government ministers moaning about how red tape and the bureaucracy of the planning system …

Housing

“It doesn’t give you social points to be a Frank Turner fan”

Frank Turner is taller than he seems in photographs. A dark mop of short curls and a beard frame a long, fair face and dimpled cheeks, and the …

Jeremy Corbyn

I’m a Celebrity 2017: Kezia Dugdale scrabbles around in fish guts for political themed trial Downing Creek

The latest I’m A Celebrity Bushtucker Trial Downing Creek sees new arrivals Kezia Dugdale and Iain Lee scrabble around in fish guts, worms and …

Scottish Politics

Animals should become a priority for the Tories

When I was a teenager, my oldest friend spent some time as an in-patient at University College Hospital. It had only recently been refurbished and …

Theresa May

Sparks fly online between Angus MP and First Minister over broadband

© DCT Media / PA<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Angus MP Kirstene Hair and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon have taken to social media to fight out a …

Broadband

They were "minutes" from administration - but Nicola Sturgeon says BiFab should be optimistic about the future

The Scottish Government are committed to working with the engineering firm to ensure they continue to survive<p>Saved engineering company BiFab have …

Nicola Sturgeon

Jim Armitage: Scratch the surface and find something truly alarming

For all the cheers, you'd have thought Philip Hammond had discovered a new North Sea's worth of oil in yesterday's Budget.

UK Politics

The SNP will attack the Chancellor regardless, but at least he can make a taxing decision

© UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>The Chancellor is a fool and is to be mocked for whatever egregious mistakes he has …

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The Guardian view on NHS spending: what’s enough?

NHS England fronts up to the Treasury. In Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon ponders higher taxes for higher health spending. The debate is on<p>The chancellor knew that the cash he announced for NHS England in Wednesday’s budget fell well short of the demand for an extra £4bn next year which was made by the …

Downing Street

Minister Backtracks After Suggesting Labour MP Ivan Lewis Was Suspended For Being 'Jewish Blairite'

Greg Hands said he did not mean to cause offence.<p>PA Archive/PA Images<p>London minister Greg Hands.<p>Government minister Greg Hands was forced to …

UK Politics

Retail For The Disabled Consumer, Assault Courses For The Mind And Body

The retail behemoth! Shops crammed with goods we all supposedly can’t live without are once again approaching the Christmas season. With all the …

Disability

Furious Jeremy Corbyn lashes out at Tory MP who 'tells him he should be in care' during Budget debate

Jeremy Corbyn lashed out at an “uncaring” Tory today in a furious attack after the MP heckled him during the Budget debate.<p>The heckler made what …

Referendums

Corbyn’s anger gets the better of him in his Budget response

If we accept the usual caveat that it’s difficult for any Opposition leader, no matter how good, to respond well to a Budget straight after it has been delivered only in its broad-brush form, then we might conclude that Jeremy Corbyn’s response today was pretty good, all things considered.<p>The …

Jeremy Corbyn

Cheeky iPhone thief messaged owner afterwards to ask for her iCloud password

A student lost her iPhone – then four months later, received a message asking for her iCloud password so someone else could use it.<p>Budget 2017: …

iOS

Budget 2017: Furious Jeremy Corbyn lashes out at Tories jeering him as he calls for urgent social care funds

Jeremy Corbyn has lashed out at Conservative MPs in a passionate tirade against cuts to social care budgets, after the Chancellor failed to mention …

Brexit

We were lied to! Secret document FCO 30/1048 kept truth about EU from British for 30 years

Almost all of the shocking predictions – from the loss of British sovereignty, to monetary union and the over-arching powers of European courts – …

Brexit