-Corbyn rejects Fabian Society call for electoral pact or their suggestion he can only get 150 seat and 20% of vote
-McCluskey says Corbyn could be forced to step down before 2020 if polls continue to be so "awful" and Unite election was being used as a proxy war by Labour right, Labour has to show it understands working class concerns about immigration, gives Corbyn full support.
-Government accused of ignoring CES tech show and failing to support tech companies
-Rail fares up an average 2.3%
-Part 3 of BBC's MP's who died in 2016
-UK manufacturing PMI highest since 2014
-UK's ambassador to the EU, Sir Ivan Rogers, resigns. To Remainers and those not keen on Brexit, a huge blow losing one of our most experienced negotiators and fearing honest advice is being curbed by May, to Brexiteers yay for someone who is too Europhile and too much of a pessimist going, they also argue he may have cost Cameron the referendum.
A blow? Yes, only two months till article 50, the timing is a real pain. Bad headlines. A loss of a respected diplomat, a skilled negotiator and civil servant who knows the EU. However May will be, if she can get a diplomat installed quickly, not displeased about the chance to install someone whose attitude towards Brexit more suits her own. Sir Rogers caution had led to tension (and the usual abuse from Brexiteers who saw his views as high treason) with Number 10 but she needs to act to stop a emerging reputation for driving out honest advice
-George Swinton Cottrell, senior aide to Nigel Farage when arrested, has pleaded guilty to running a ‘dark web’ money-laundering scam
-Not sure Corbyn will be pleased with John Healey agreeing that Labour's polling is awful and that Fabian Society raised a lot of good points about long running issues.
-Farage accuses May of doing nothing yet about Brexit and failing to start trade talks (suggesting something illegal when your former aide has just plead guilty...), Downing Street rejects this. Farage also wants our diplomats to resign on mass so he/the ideologically pure can get the job
-Scottish Labour rejects idea of pact with SNP as SNP are not a socialist/progressive party
-FTSE 100 hits new record high
-Rumours floating about Martin McGuinness' health
-UKIP calls for Farage to replace Sir Rogers, Farage admits that won't happen.
-Peirs Corbyn says all polls are fake
-David Nuttall says they can seize Copeland with right candidate
-Steve Hilton doesn't like the tone of May's Brexit
-William Wearmouth on Tories in 2017
-Joseph D'Urso on Lib Dems in 2017
-Steve Richards wants a referendum on NHS funding
-Robert Hardman takes on Junker
-d'Ancona says resignation is a blow to May's plans
but Iain Martin argues it is best for all sides
-Professor Curtis on numbers being against Labour
“You, are a rebellious son who abandoned his father. You are a cruel brigand who murdered his lord. How can Heaven and Earth put up with you for long? And unless you die soon, how can you face the sight of men?”