UK economic growth driven by shoppers in second quarter

UK economic growth driven by shoppers in second quarter

Image copyright Reuters Strong growth in spending by consumers helped to drive the UK economy ahead of the Brexit vote, official figures show. Consumer spending in the April to June period grew by 0.9% from the previous quarter, the fastest pace since 2014. A rise in business investment also helped growth, the Office for National […]

John McDonnell claims Corbyn supporters ‘purged’

John McDonnell claims Corbyn supporters ‘purged’

Image copyright PA Shadow chancellor John McDonnell claims there has been a “rigged purge” of supporters of Jeremy Corbyn in Labour’s leadership contest. Mr McDonnell said thousands of members were being denied a vote “without being given an explanation”. He was reacting to the suspension from Labour of Ronnie Draper, who leads the Corbyn-supporting Bakers, […]

Greens’ Caroline Lucas proposes Labour election pact

Greens’ Caroline Lucas proposes Labour election pact

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has raised the prospect of an electoral pact with other parties to prevent them “fighting each other”. She indicated she would be prepared to consider deals with Labour that could involve candidates standing aside in some constituencies. Counting of votes is due to start today in the Green Party leadership […]

Labour leadership: Smith claims Corbyn ‘happy’ about Brexit vote

Media captionMr Smith repeatedly asked Mr Corbyn whether he had voted to Remain Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith has claimed Jeremy Corbyn was “happy” about the UK voting to leave the EU. Speaking during a sometimes ill-tempered hustings debate in Glasgow, he also warned that the party could split unless Mr Corbyn was replaced. Mr […]

Labour leadership: Smith claims Corbyn ‘happy’ about Brexit vote

Media captionMr Smith repeatedly asked Mr Corbyn whether he had voted to Remain Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith has claimed Jeremy Corbyn was “happy” about the UK voting to leave the EU. Speaking during a sometimes ill-tempered hustings debate in Glasgow, he also warned that the party could split unless Mr Corbyn was replaced. Mr […]

Labour leadership: Smith claims Corbyn ‘happy’ about Brexit vote

Media captionMr Smith repeatedly asked Mr Corbyn whether he had voted to Remain Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith has claimed Jeremy Corbyn was “happy” about the UK voting to leave the EU. Speaking during a sometimes ill-tempered hustings debate in Glasgow, he also warned that the party could split unless Mr Corbyn was replaced. Mr […]

Labour leadership: Smith claims Corbyn ‘happy’ about Brexit vote

Labour leadership: Smith claims Corbyn ‘happy’ about Brexit vote

Image copyright PA Image caption The hustings debate is being held at the SECC in Glasgow Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith has claimed Jeremy Corbyn was “happy” about the UK voting to leave the EU. Speaking during a sometimes ill-tempered hustings debate in Glagow, he also warned that the party could split unless Mr Corbyn […]

Poland overtakes India as country of origin, UK migration statistics show

Poland overtakes India as country of origin, UK migration statistics show

Image copyright PA Poland has overtaken India as the most common non-UK country of birth for people living in the UK, Office for National Statistics figures show. It comes as net migration estimates show it remains near record levels, at 327,000 for the year to March. The figures – for the period before Britain voted […]

Donald Trump can beat polls, UKIP’s Nigel Farage tells rally

Media captionNigel Farage addressed a rally of Donald Trump supporters Outgoing UKIP leader Nigel Farage has urged Republicans to “get your walking boots on” and drum up support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. He appeared before 15,000 activists in Jackson, Mississippi, being introduced by and sharing the stage with Mr Trump. And he said […]

Labour leadership hustings: Corbyn against coalition with SNP

Labour leadership hustings: Corbyn against coalition with SNP

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale is backing Mr Smith (right) while her deputy Alex Rowley has spoken in support of Mr Corbyn The current leader of Labour, Jeremy Corbyn, has ruled out his party entering into a coalition with the SNP. He made his view clear ahead of taking […]