Beto O'Rourke given poll boost as Trump hits back at Paul Ryan – midterms live

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Democratic candidate for Senate in Texas attacks Trump’s rhetoric while new poll shows he has reduced Ted Cruz’s lead Sign up to the Guardian US morning briefing 6.24pm GMT A Democrat in a competitive Ohio House race has parted ways with his campaign manager after allegations his campaign infiltrated his opponent’s. Aftab Pureval told the […]

The thin blue bottom line: which other institutions might grab a slice of merch?

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The Met police is following the NYPD’s lead in exploiting its trademark. Cool, but Dimbleby T-shirts would be better Spend five minutes in Oxford and you will see that every second shop sells Oxford University hoodies. This fact has not escaped the notice of London’s Metropolitan police. After consultations with branding specialists, The Point.1888, the […]

OBR casts doubt on Hammond's claim UK could get 'deal dividend' from Brexit – Politics live

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Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs PMQs – Snap verdict PMQs – Verdict from Twitter commentariat Afternoon summary 5.56pm GMT No, that’s not us. We could be in a world where that removal of the immediate concern about something very nasty could release […]