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General election 2017: Labour leader a ‘mugwump’, says Johnson

General election 2017: Labour leader a ‘mugwump’, says Johnson

Image copyright PA, AFP Boris Johnson has used his first intervention in the election campaign to mount the Conservatives’ most personal attack yet on Jeremy Corbyn. Writing in The Sun, the foreign secretary accused the Labour leader of being a threat to the UK and described him as a “mutton-headed, old mugwump”. He accused Mr […]

General election 2017: Labour councils ‘build more homes’

General election 2017: Labour councils ‘build more homes’

Image copyright PA Labour-led councils build more homes than Conservative-led councils, the shadow housing secretary John Healey has said, as he promised to take “big steps” to deal with the housing crisis. Mr Healey said a Labour government would build 100,000 affordable council and housing association homes a year to rent and buy. However, he […]

General election 2017: Labour leader a ‘mugwump’, says Johnson

General election 2017: Labour leader a ‘mugwump’, says Johnson

Image copyright PA, AFP Boris Johnson has used his first intervention in the election campaign to mount the Conservatives’ most personal attack yet on Jeremy Corbyn. Writing in The Sun, the foreign secretary accused the Labour leader of being a threat to the UK and described him as a “mutton-headed old mugwump”. He accused Mr […]

PMQs: May and Corbyn set out election ‘choices’

PMQs: May and Corbyn set out election ‘choices’

Media captionThe Labour leader addressed a series of questions from members of the public to the prime minister Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn clashed over the “choice” facing voters in the final PMQs before the general election. The PM claimed a win for Labour would mean a “chaotic Brexit” but Mr Corbyn said the Tories […]

PMQs: May and Corbyn set out election ‘choices’

PMQs: May and Corbyn set out election ‘choices’

Media captionThe Labour leader addressed a series of questions from members of the public to the prime minister Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn clashed over the “choice” facing voters in the final PMQs before the general election. The PM claimed a win for Labour would mean a “chaotic Brexit” but Mr Corbyn said the Tories […]

Brexit: Theresa May meets EU’s chief negotiator for talks

Brexit: Theresa May meets EU’s chief negotiator for talks

Image copyright AFP Theresa May has met the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator for talks in Downing Street in the run-up to a crucial summit of the remaining 27 EU members. She had a working dinner with Michel Barnier and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in No 10. Downing Street said Mrs May reiterated the UK’s […]

Zac Goldsmith wins Conservative nomination for Richmond Park

Zac Goldsmith wins Conservative nomination for Richmond Park

Image caption Zac Goldsmith beat two other candidates to the nomination Former London mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith has been chosen by the Conservatives to stand for parliament in his old constituency. Mr Goldsmith, who became a father again on Tuesday, was ousted as MP during a by-election in December. He had previously left the Conservative […]

PMQs: May and Corbyn set out election ‘choices’

PMQs: May and Corbyn set out election ‘choices’

Media captionThe Labour leader addressed a series of questions from members of the public to the prime minister Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn clashed over the “choice” facing voters in the final PMQs before the general election. The PM claimed a win for Labour would mean a “chaotic Brexit” but Mr Corbyn said the Tories […]

Ex-Lib Dem MP David Ward sacked as Bradford East candidate

Ex-Lib Dem MP David Ward sacked as Bradford East candidate

Image caption Mr Ward said the decision was designed to stop “supporters of the Palestinians” being elected Ex-MP David Ward has been sacked as a Lib Dem general election candidate, party leader Tim Farron says. Mr Ward, who planned to stand in Bradford East – the seat he lost in the last election – caused […]

General election 2017: Corbyn ‘won’t do TV debates without PM’

General election 2017: Corbyn ‘won’t do TV debates without PM’

Image copyright PA Jeremy Corbyn has said he will not take part in any head-to-head TV election debates without Theresa May. Labour’s leader said the only debate he wanted was one between the “two people who could form the next government”. In 2015, Ed Miliband took part in a debate against four other opposition leaders […]

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