Julian Assange released from prison, Wikileaks says, after striking deal with US justice department

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it is anticipated the wikileaks founder will plead guilty to violating us espionage law and will be allowed to return to australia court documents sayjulian assange has been released from prison...

Low wages under Tories have pushed 900,000 UK children into poverty, report finds

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tuc says party has overseen huge rise in poverty as resolution foundation says average wages just 16 a week higher in real terms than in 2010the crisis of poverty that has taken root in the uk over...

Senior Tories call for ban on political bets by MPs after election scandal

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iain duncan smith and tobias ellwood make case for new rules as questions raised over 500 wager senior conservatives and campaigners are calling for a ban on political bets by mps as the gambling...

Tories in election retreat as resources diverted to defend ministers’ seats

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activists and candidates sent to campaign for cleverly dowden and barclay who all hold 20 000 plus majoritiesuk election live latest updatesthe conservatives are rerouting resources to defend at...

General election: Tory former minister says public wants ‘robust action’ from government on betting scandal – UK politics live

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tobias ellwood tory former minister says rishi sunak should be doing more to limit damage to conservatives caused by controversysign up for the general election newsletter herethe labour candidate...

Tory minister accused of cronyism after associate’s firm hired as adviser

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civil servants raised objections to health department giving contract to company run by close associate of nick markhama health minister has been accused of cronyism after a close associate became...

Pressure on Rishi Sunak as election betting scandal grows

theguardian 2024-6-23

senior tories call for suspension of those being investigated and labour demands to know names in gambling circlerishi sunak is facing a growing clamour to come clean about the betting scandal...

Labour to add dozens of peers to back its policies and improve gender balance

theguardian 2024-6-23

exclusive party has pledged to abolish house of lords but plans initial appointments to bolster its bencheslabour is to appoint dozens of peers within weeks in an attempt to push through its...

Fourth Tory official subject to investigation in election date betting scandal

theguardian 2024-6-23

watchdog has told chief data officer he is part of inquiry and party says he has taken leave of absence reports sayuk election live latest updatesa senior conservative official has become the...

General election live: James Cleverly says he has ‘no reason to believe’ cabinet ministers placed bets on date of vote

theguardian 2024-6-23

party s chief data officer has reportedly taken leave of absence after more betting allegations made against tory party officialsshadow education secretary bridget phillipson has been asked about...

Labour watchdog will have ‘real teeth’ to prosecute rogue employers, says Angela Rayner

theguardian 2024-6-23

party s deputy leader says fair work agency will have the power to inspect workplaces and levy fineslabour will create a watchdog with real teeth that has the power to prosecute and fine companies...

Starmer’s growth plan ‘doomed’ without access to EU markets, warn economists

theguardian 2024-6-22

labour leader told if elected he will have to rejoin the customs union to meet party s manifesto pledges while 56 of voters say brexit was bad for economya labour government under keir starmer will...

Reopening Brexit debate would bring ‘turmoil’, says Keir Starmer

theguardian 2024-6-22

labour leader rules out rejoining eu single market or customs unionuk election live latest updateskeir starmer has ruled out rejoining the eu single market or customs union and said reopening the...

Sunak and Starmer condemn Farage for saying west provoked Ukraine invasion

theguardian 2024-6-22

pm says reform leader s comments play into putin s hands while labour leader describes them as disgraceful uk election live latest updatesrishi sunak and keir starmer have condemned nigel farage...

Nigel Farage criticised over Ukraine war comments – UK election live

theguardian 2024-6-22

the reform uk leader said the eu and nato provoked russia s invasion of ukraine in a bbc panorama interviewnigel farage claims russia was provoked into ukraine wargood morning and welcome to our...

UK government weighs action against Russian hackers over NHS records theft

theguardian 2024-6-21

national crime agency may take retaliatory measures after qilin gang steals data covering 300m patient interactionsthe government is considering striking back against russian hackers who have...

Nigel Farage interviewed by Nick Robinson on Panorama election special – live

theguardian 2024-6-21

reform leader speaks on bbc as part of special election interviews welsh tv election debate to take place on bbc one cymruok we are about to begin nick robinson interviews nigel farage in a quirk...

Records on 300m patient interactions with NHS stolen in Russian hack

theguardian 2024-6-21

exclusive health service scrambling to set up helpline after qilin gang put stolen data into public domain overnightrussian hackers have stolen records covering 300m patient interactions with the...

Labour’s NHS and social care plans will save money, says Angela Rayner

theguardian 2024-6-21

party s deputy leader responds to criticism about what funding is needed to revive health service and social carelabour s nhs and social care plans will save money never mind coming in cost neutral...

Tories facing ‘punishment election’ and vote betting allegations making it worse, says former minister – live

theguardian 2024-6-21

paul scully says things have gone from bad to worse for the party since the election was called sign up to our election edition daily newsletterspeaking of nigel farage the reform uk leader has...

Farage said Andrew Tate was ‘important voice’ for men in podcast interview

theguardian 2024-6-21

reform uk leader has also argued against diversity quotas and said people on benefits were too stupid to work in appearances over past yearnigel farage has praised the misogynist influencer andrew...

Rishi Sunak floats sanctions on young people for refusing national service

theguardian 2024-6-21

pm suggests curbs on finance or driving licences for 18 year olds who refuse service during challenging question time leaders specialreality check the party leaders on nhs waiting lists and...

Ed Davey first to take questions as leaders appear on BBC Question Time election special – UK politics live

theguardian 2024-6-20

rishi sunak keir starmer ed davey and john swinney take questions from the audience in two hour debatethe next question comes from linda who says davey s antics during the election campaigns fun...

Former Tory minister vows to vote Labour over Tories’ climate failures

theguardian 2024-6-20

exclusive chris skidmore ex energy minister says rishi sunak s bid to turn net zero into culture war issue is greatest tragedy of his premiership i was a tory minister but i think we need a labour...

Gambling watchdog looks into second Tory candidate over alleged election bet

theguardian 2024-6-20

party urged to suspend laura saunders whose husband the party s director of campaigns is also reportedly being looked atuk election live latest updatesthe gambling commission is looking into a...

Gambling regulator looking into second Tory candidate over bet on general election timing – live

theguardian 2024-6-20

bbc names candidate as laura saunders and says she is married to party s director of campaignssign up to our election edition daily newsletterin case you missed this late yesterday conservatives...

Prisons in England and Wales will be at ‘breaking point’ in July, governors told

theguardian 2024-6-20

exclusive heads of prisons say they will no longer be able to accept new inmates very soon after 4 july electionprison governors have been warned that jails will be so overcrowded by the second...

Rachel Reeves vows to close gender pay gap ‘once and for all’ if she is chancellor

theguardian 2024-6-19

exclusive shadow chancellor says she wants to shatter last glass ceiling in politics and improve women s position no jobs women can t do rachel reeves on idols fiscal prudence and broken...

Policing minister’s wife reported to CPS over corporate espionage claims

theguardian 2024-6-19

exclusive elizabeth philp denies allegations that she used trade secrets gained from former employera leading businesswoman who is married to the policing minister chris philp has been reported to...

Rishi Sunak grilled on Farage, national service and NHS on LBC general election phone-in – live

theguardian 2024-6-19

pm welcomes good news on inflation as figure falls to 2 target sign up to our election edition daily newsletterand here are some of the best pictures from yesterday s campaigning as more voting...

Inflation eases to 2% in May, hitting official target for first time since July 2021

theguardian 2024-6-19

boost to rishi sunak s election hopes as price pressures continue to easeuk inflation fell to 2 in may returning to the official target rate for the first time in nearly three years in a boost to...

UK children shorter, fatter and sicker amid poor diet and poverty, report finds

theguardian 2024-6-19

food foundation says height of five year olds falling child obesity up by a third and type 2 diabetes by a fifth children across the uk are getting shorter fatter and sicker amid an epidemic of...

Labour would use part of NHS budget to buy beds in care homes

theguardian 2024-6-18

party says plan would free up thousands of england hospital beds occupied by patients whose discharge has been delayeduk election live latest updatesnhs money will be used to buy thousands of beds...

Labour landslide projected with dozens of Tory-held seats on knife-edge

theguardian 2024-6-18

data showing 15 swing away from conservatives since 2019 likely to stoke party s fears of extinction level event at general electionuk election live latest updateslabour is heading for a landslide...

Starmer admits he was ‘frustrated’ with his first leaders’ debate performance in LBC general election phone-in – live

theguardian 2024-6-18

host nick ferrari also asks labour leader why his wife victoria has not been more visiblesign up to our election edition daily newsletterq from emma in greenwich how will you protect single sex...

Jeremy Hunt: Liz Truss economic plans were ‘good thing to aim for’

theguardian 2024-6-18

exclusive leaked recordings reveal chancellor trying to achieve some of the same things as former prime ministerjeremy hunt said liz truss s economic ambitions were a good thing to aim for and her...

Farage unveils Reform UK’s £140bn pledges that economists say ‘do not add up’

theguardian 2024-6-17

leader says election is first step for our party and for me as gove dismisses idea of farage in no 10 as ridiculous nigel farage has unveiled a raft of populist pledges massive tax cuts and 140bn...

Tory peer Peter Cruddas shared posts supporting Nigel Farage and Reform UK

theguardian 2024-6-17

exclusive almost half of billionaire tory donor s last 100 reposts were in support of rightwing partya tory peer and former party donor has shared dozens of social media posts supportive of nigel...

Boss of US firm given £4bn in UK Covid contracts accused of squandering millions on jets and properties

theguardian 2024-6-17

exclusive rishi sunak s team helped fast track deal with firm founded by charles huang who says contracts generated 2bn profitin california state of sunshine and palm trees a small group of men are...

Benjamin Netanyahu dissolves Israeli war cabinet

theguardian 2024-6-17

move is apparent rebuff to far right and attempt to tighten grip on decision making over hamas and hezbollahmiddle east crisis live updatesbenjamin netanyahu has dissolved the israeli war cabinet...

Middle East crisis live: Benjamin Netanyahu dissolves Israel’s war cabinet

theguardian 2024-6-17

move could signal end to coalition and more control by israeli pm over war in gazaisraeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has dissolved his six member war cabinet an israeli official confirmed on...

Teachers and GPs ‘staggering’ under extra demands caused by poverty in Great Britain

theguardian 2024-6-17

schools and health services forced to offer crisis help in the form of food clothing money and advicebritain s schools and primary health services are staggering under the pressure of demand caused...

Starmer faces further calls for Labour to axe two-child benefit cap

theguardian 2024-6-17

ifs research shows 670 000 more children will be hit by policy by end of next parliament if limit stays in placekeir starmer is facing renewed pressure to scrap the two child benefit limit as...

Labour’s green plans will create 650,000 jobs, says Rachel Reeves

theguardian 2024-6-17

party begins week of campaigning on economy under pressure to say if it will raise taxes to pay for 7 3bn plans labour will create more than 650 000 jobs with its green investment plans rachel...

Serbia v England: Euro 2024 – live

theguardian 2024-6-16

updates from the 8pm group c game in gelsenkirchenthe complete guide to all 622 players in germanyget in touch email your thoughts to danieldamian clarke returns i was in lisbon in 2004 staying in...

Revealed: private schools have 10 times more green space than state schools

theguardian 2024-6-16

guardian investigation finds pupils at england s wealthiest schools have much greater access to land with implications for mental healthanalysis green space better for young brains than we...

UK general election live: Wes Streeting urges voters not to ‘give the matches back to the arsonist to finish the job’

theguardian 2024-6-16

shadow health secretary says tory election victory would be nightmare on downing street and expresses fury junior doctors strike is not resolvedsign up for the general election newsletterthe...

Labour and Tories would ‘both leave NHS worse off than under austerity’

theguardian 2024-6-16

analysis by leading experts the nuffield trust reveals that main parties manifestos would squeeze health spendinglabour and the conservatives would both leave the nhs with lower spending increases...

Tories and Labour on course for lowest share of the vote since 1945

theguardian 2024-6-15

poll reveals historically low support for the big two with smaller parties up by five pointslabour and the tories are on course for their lowest combined vote share since the second world war as...

Number of private school pupils rises despite claims families priced out by Labour’s VAT plan

theguardian 2024-6-15

independent schools in england had warned plan to charge vat on fees was putting parents off and had shut schoolsthe number of children attending private schools in england has risen new figures...