Pound hits 31-month high as Conservatives hold election…

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as the Conservative party extends its lead over Labour to 14 pointsIntroduction: Sterling hits €1.19Survation poll give solid Tory leadPound hits $1.318 against US dollar -…

General election: pay gap promises from Labour and…

Opposition parties are using Equal Pay Day to announce equalities packages, while Johnson tries to brush off hostile reaction from flood victimsSign up for the Guardian’s morning briefingBoris Johnson heckled over floodsEqual pay: election rivals…

On Brexit, I’m out of time and out…

On my 63rd birthday I’m not ready to ease up – no matter how hard it is to be positive about politicsMondayI know it’s unfashionable, but I rather miss Chris Grayling. Not just because he…