George Osborne (centre) with Ed Balls (right) and  Vince Cable (left) in the Ryanair hangar at Stansted Airport: “The next think you know the Leave camp will be accusing us of faking the moon landings, kidnapping Shergar and covering up the existence of the Loch Ness monster.”  Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The economic impact of leaving the European Union has returned to the centre of Britain’s referendum debate, with both sides trading accusations of ec(...)

Sadiq Khan, the Labour Party candidate for London mayor, and his wife Saadiya Khan,  after casting their vote  on Thursday: Mr Khan is expected to beat Conservative Zac Goldsmith in the election. Photograph:  Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Labour candidate Sadiq Khan looked set to become the first Muslim to be elected mayor of London on Thursday, loosening the Conservatives’ hold on the (...)

Jeremy Corbyn: “pacifism that equivocates on terror and devotion to voting against his own party”. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

A gentle reminder: many Britons have no idea what “Zionism” or “anti-Semitism” mean. Some will think Israel is an Arab country – it sounds as exotic a(...)

Former London mayor Ken Livingstone, who faces calls for expulsion from the Britrish Labour party. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

The recent calls to expel former London mayor Ken Livingstone from the British Labour Party have created a worrying alliance between those who use acc(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at  a May Day rally in London on Sunday: he  announced an independent review and pledged to tighten party codes of conduct in a bid to put a lid on the row. Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Senior Labour and trade union figures have denied Labour has a problem with anti-Semitism and accused Labour MPs of whipping up the issue as part of e(...)

Former London mayor Ken Livingstone speaks to the media after appearing on the LBC radio station in London on Saturday. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Ken Livingstone said he regretted sparking a storm over anti-Semitism in the Labour Party but insisted it was a “nonsense” stirred by “embittered Bla(...)

Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home in London. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Jeremy Corbyn has proposed a tightening of Labour rules and launched an independent review into racism as he seeks to calm tensions in the party over (...)

Labour’s candidate for mayor of London Sadiq Khan  with supporters in Brixton, south London:  he would be the first Muslim to hold such a high-profile political office in Britain. Photograph:  John Stillwell/PA Wire

As the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union sucks most of the oxygen out of British politics, voters throughout the country face e(...)

Ken Livingstone, who has been suspended from the Labour Party for comments made while defending Naz Shah – the suspended Labour MP – leaves Milbank Studios in London. Photograph: Rob Stothard/Getty Images

Labour has suspended former London mayor Ken Livingstone from the party after he said that Adolf Hitler had supported Zionism before he murdered six (...)

In a radio  interview,  Ken Livingstone claimed Hitler had supported Zionism before the Holocaust and insisted he had never heard anyone within Labour be anti-Semitic.Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA

Former London mayor Ken Livingstone has been suspended by the Labour Party for “bringing the party into disrepute” in the wake of the anti-Semitism ro(...)

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