This week the prime minister perhaps reached a new low when he observed that "too many care homes didn’t really follow the procedures in the way that they could have"

Week in Review: When lies and incompetence collide

Sometimes the smallest things can reveal the most.

Business has a role to play in tackling poverty following the ill-conceived and poorly timed DFID merger

Vital role for business following 'ill-conceived' DFID merger

Business has a role to play in tackling poverty following the ill-conceived and poorly timed DFID merger.

Rishi Sunak leaves No. 11 Downing Street ahead of his summer statement to Parliament (photo: Press Association)

Sunak's 'V-shaped' gamble

It's easy to see how Sunak's proposals can work with a 'V-shaped', bounce-back economic recovery - but events may overtake him without one.

Boris Johnson sported a new haircut as he visited a new rail factory earlier this week, but his exuberance is yet to return (photo: Press Association)

I worry about 'brittle' Boris

He bangs the dispatch box during prime minister’s questions, as if following a stage direction. But there’s profound and growing sadness in his eyes.

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'He dragged Labour back to its roots' - BFAWU pays tribute to Jeremy Corbyn

He dragged Labour back to its roots, increased its membership and found a strong audience with Trade Unions. The BFAWU's Ian Hodson pays tribute to outgoing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

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Rebecca Long-Bailey should be the next Labour leader

This Labour leadership election ought to be a battle for ideas and how we challenge a political and financial establishment that has had the system rigged in their favour for far too long.

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We explain why legal reform is needed urgently to stop spiralling increases in compensation claims. For more information visit http://themdu.com/faircomp or Twitter using #FairComp

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