The Commons erupted into spontaneous applause after Benn gave the last speech in favour of attacking the ‘fascists’ of Isis in Syria – to his own leader’s disgust
Like almost all fathers, there was nothing but pride there
Labour MPs who want to depose Jeremy Corbyn have hailed Mr Benn as the king over the water they have lacked
Hilary Benn is this age’s Churchill. His eloquence rivals Winston’s. He is as bright as his late dad, Tony Benn.
The shadow foreign secretary's speech was applauded by MPs last night
The shadow foreign secretary won applause from all sides of the House of Commons for his impassioned speech in favour of air strikes
The MP defied his own leader to speak in favour of British intervention in Syria
The shadow Foreign Secretary says that, after Paris, the emphasis must be on peace talks and helping refugees
Labour issued a statement suggesting there might be limited circumstances in which Labour could back UK military action in Syria
Conservative councils build only half as much affordable and social housing
Officials working for Tory minister Eric Pickles have been accused of an extraordinary attempt to suppress internal government emails – on the grounds that publishing such correspondence could lead to unwelcome “political and media exposure”.
New homes should be built with storage areas for wheelie bins to end the scourge of “bin-blighted” streets in England, the Communities Secretary has said.
Controversial plans to force millions of low income families to pay more in council tax from April are to be tested in the courts, it emerged today.
These units do a tremendously important job - let's not forget that
Young voters have been consistently let down by mainstream political parties. Has the Labour leader done enough to win them round?