The Parliamentary Standards Committee is preparing to meet to discuss George Osborne's new job as Editor of the London Evening Standard as he faces a growing public backlash, with a petition reaching 150,000 demanding he choose between being a backbench MP or working in a newsroom. The petition will be handed in later today at his constituency office in Tatton, Cheshire, which is 190 miles from the capital.
Theresa May kicks off a tour of the UK today, as she faces pressure over the future of the union, ahead of firing the Brexit starting gun. She is visiting Wales this morning, where she will meet politicians and business leaders to discuss what Downing Street says are the opportunities offered by leaving the EU . She is expected to visit Scotland and Northern Ireland in the coming days too
And finally; the original Forces Sweetheart turns 100 today, with the nation celebrating the milestone birthday of DameVery Lynn. An album, documentary and concert mark the occasion and yesterday, her image was projected onto the Houses of Parliament and Dover.