I’m not writing my usual blog today but here, as an alternative, is the Politics Live readers’ edition. It is a place for you to discuss today’s politics, and to share links to breaking news and to the most interesting stories and blogs on the web.
Feel free to express your views robustly, but please treat others with respect and don’t resort to abuse. Guardian comment pages are supposed to be a haven from the Twitter/social media rant-orama, not an extension of it.
You can read all today’s Guardian politics stories here.
And here are some of the main ones on our site this morning.
- Theresa May came under further pressure on Thursday, with a group of rebel MPs seeking advice on a potential challenge from those involved in the last successful coup against a Tory leader and a former party chairman urging her to call a leadership election.
- Conservative donors have called for Theresa May to stand down because she is being “bullied” by colleagues including Boris Johnson.
- Nick Clegg, the former leader of the Liberal Democrats, has urged voters to join Labour or the Conservatives if they wish to keep the UK in the EU.
- Male speakers dominated panel events at fringe meetings at the Conservative party’s conference in Manchester, taking up more than two-thirds of the speaking slots.
- Michael Gove has been accused by Scottish ministers of breaking Brexit campaign promises to protect rural funding from the EU worth hundreds of millions of pounds.
On Thursdays local council byelections take place. There were eight yesterday. Britain Elects has seven of the results.
Source: Politics – Google news