"If Jeremy had to become prime minister, he would find that terrifying," one senior Labour MP told BuzzFeed News.
A surge in membership, a wave of defections, a shiny new leader — but are the Lib Dems in danger of becoming a one-trick pony?
Former Tory Party Chair Baroness Warsi Is Being Wooed By The Lib Dems But Says She Isn’t Defecting — Yet
"I am a Conservative, but I’m still hanging on by the tips of my nails," said Warsi, who has been highly critical of her party's handling of Islamophobia.
"If they won't listen through the appropriate channels you have to make them listen any way you can," Catherine Finnecy, a Lib Dem councillor, told BuzzFeed News.
“The Russians might be breathing down our necks. Not just flying sorties over the UK once a month — we may feel like we needed that security,” Tom Brake, the party’s Brexit spokesperson, told BuzzFeed News.
People Are Trapped In Marriages Because The Divorce Bill Was Dropped After Boris Johnson Suspended Parliament
BuzzFeed News spoke to one man in his seventies who is unable to marry the woman he loves. “Who knows how long we’ve got,” he said.
Theresa May Is Accused Of Putting “Mates Over Morals” After Knighting A Cricketer Convicted Of Assault
MPs criticised the former PM after Geoffrey Boycott said he “couldn’t give a toss” about criticism from domestic abuse charities over his conviction for beating his girlfriend.
Exclusive: The former Tory MP will speak to concerned members at a party conference next week after several quit the party over his record.
His departure will take place on the day Britain is due to leave the European Union.
Another former cabinet minister, Philip Hammond, announced his intention to take legal advice against the government shortly after.
“I’ve been torn between family loyalty and the national interest,” Jo Johnson said.
“The Conservative party’s approach to Islamophobia has thus far been one of denial and obfuscation,” the Muslim Council of Britain told BuzzFeed News.
“I don’t see Dr Phillip Lee as a liberal,” one told BuzzFeed News.
Some say he is Parliament’s champion, others that he is biased towards Remainers. All eyes will be on the speaker in the weeks ahead as MPs take on the government over Brexit.
The flagship legislation is hanging in the balance after Johnson announced the suspension of Parliament.
MPs will not sit for around five weeks in September and October as the Brexit deadline looms. The Commons speaker said it was a "constitutional outrage".
Nurses And Doctors Fear Boris Johnson's Plans To Immediately End Freedom Of Movement Will Cause “Untold Disruption” To The NHS
Exclusive: "We risk losing even more nurses at a time when we can ill afford to," the Royal College of Nursing told BuzzFeed News.
Sarah Wollaston, the former Tory who chairs the powerful Commons liaison committee, told BuzzFeed News his regime was "petty" and "imperious".
The party is about to reveal 150 general election candidates — having already infuriated Tories by choosing to stand in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election.
Hunt said he was off to spend more time with his three kids.