Silly season is the glorious summer period in which politicians are dispatched on their holidays, and lobby journalists scrabble around for something, anything to fill the news. In the south of France, MPs quake in their flip flops at the thought of a two-page spread on whether they are “beach body ready”; in the UK, their pets hold a new fascination for the public. Read more
“Too much politics” is set to continue with Parliament resuming today – four key Parliamentary dates before Christmas
Saturday September 24
The result of the Labour leadership contest may now be predictable – Jeremy Corbyn is odds on favourite – but what happens after that is far less so. Will Jeremy reach out and form an inclusive Shadow Cabinet? Will he be able to?
The Leave campaign ahead of the Brexit referendum focused on one simplistic, but effective, argument about the need to close national borders, which played on the fears of globalization-fatigued and insecure people, and gave the Outers every chance of a victory in Thursday’s vote. Read Michael Burrell’s opinion piece, published by Sputnik News ahead of the EU referendum last week. Read more
Connect will be tweeting updates throughout the count night. In advance we thought we would give you a guide to some of the declaration times and ten potential key moments of the count to watch for. Read more