• 16 May 2017

    Jeremy Corbyn has launched Labour’s manifesto with pledges to make the richest pay more tax. Mr Corbyn said it would fund billions of pounds in new spending on education, health and social care, scrap university tuition fees and renationalise the railways, Royal Mail, and public utilities. Some critics called it a return to the 70s,…

  • 16 May 2017

    Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, Emily Thornberry, is challenged on her party’s election manifesto. Would working-age benefits be frozen? Where are the costings for renationalisation? Do Labour’s plans depend on higher borrowing?

  • 15 May 2017

    Karen King, a Lib Dem councillor; Lynn Pallister, a Labour councillor; Glenn Preedy, who’s chair of UKIP North East; and Steve Turner, a Conservative councillor.

  • 15 May 2017

    Welcome to Redcar, in the heart of the Tees Valley, where unemployment is well above the national average. With the main parties now reaching out to working-class voters, we’ve spent much of the past week here, asking people what this election is all about for them.

  • 15 May 2017

    A “new deal for workers”, including representation on company boards and a year’s statutory leave to care for a relative. This isn’t Labour, but Theresa May, promising what she called the biggest expansion of workers’ rights by any Conservative government.

  • 12 May 2017

    Two years ago Jeremy Corbyn was two hundred to one outsider in the Labour leadership contest. He defied those odds to win. Now he is in another race to be the next Prime Minister – and many say the odds are stacked against him again. According to his devoted supporters, his idealism is exactly what…

  • 12 May 2017

    The former prime minister Tony Blair has said a hard Irish border would be a disaster, with an agreement the best way of limiting damage after Brexit.

  • 12 May 2017

    Cathy Newman asks Jeremy Corbyn: When in the last half century has British-backed military action been necessary?

  • 12 May 2017

    Jeremy Corbyn has insisted he is no pacifist, as he set out his view of Britain’s role in the world, accusing Theresa May of “pandering” to Donald Trump. Theresa May hit back, declaring Mr Corbyn was simply “not up to the job” of being prime minister. Michael Crick was at the other end of the…

  • 10 Jan 2017

    Ministers have appealed to nationalists and unionists in Northern Ireland to come together to avert a looming political crisis.

  • 25 Nov 2016

    Pro-Brexit Tories have rounded on Sir John Major for suggesting a second referendum on Britain’s departure from the EU would be perfectly credible.The former PM said the Brexit process shouldn’t be subjected to the “tyranny of the majority”, sparking anger among Eurosceptics.