Election: Labour minister calls party’s chances ‘dire’ — as it happened
Jon Ashworth defends comments about Jeremy Corbyn as ‘banter’. Boris Johnson holds a comfortable lead in the polls with the election looming just days away.
- Labour facing ‘abysmal’ defeat says health spokesman
- McDonnell to be interim leader if Labour loses, insiders say
- Johnson plans Foreign Office takeover of international aid budget
- Efforts to stop foreign manipulation of vote flounder
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