Scottish Labour activists might well ask why it has all gone so wrong.
David Cameron was still fuming on Friday afternoon as he flew back from Brussels after yet another bruising EU summit. If he was angry after failing to block Jean-Claude Juncker’s appointment as European commission president earlier this year, this time he was incandescent.
The phenomenal rise in support for Ukip is underlined by a new Opinium/Observer poll which shows almost one-third of voters would be prepared to back Nigel Farage’s party if they believed it could win in their own constituency.
The Labour party erupted into open civil war as Ed Miliband loyalists and supporters of Johann Lamont, the Scottish Labour leader who resigned this weekend, exchanged accusations and insults.
Tony Blair’s office last night insisted the former prime minister believes Ed Miliband will win the general election following a report he has told friends that Labour is not ready to beat the Conservatives next year.
MPs, including former coalition ministers who have since returned to the backbenches, have declared more than £7.1m earnings from second jobs and outside interests, according to parliamentary records.
The NHS' landmark plan sends a clear message to the government- 'implement our plans or face the consequences in May's general election'
The education secretary, Nicky Morgan, has been ordered by MPs to write to the chief inspector of schools after she publicly contradicted him over the watchdog’s powers to inspect academy chains.
Bank of England policymakers remained split over whether to raise interest rates immediately, with two members of the nine-strong monetary policy committee (MPC) voting in favour this month.
Charities being used as a front for terrorism are facing a further crackdown after David Cameron unveiled new powers and an extra £8m for the charities watchdog.
Shadow cabinet members are privately expressing concern that Ed Balls needs to adopt a more clearly defined position on the budget deficit after recent statements that have left many of them confused.
The Scottish Labour party faces a bruising leadership contest between its Blairite wing and left wingers after Gordon Brown ruled himself out of the running to succeed Johann Lamont.
Fashion exhibitions tend to focus on designers. But a subversive new show is turning the spotlight back to where it belongs – from Joan of Arc to Joan Collins