Boris Johnson could send MPs home for up to two weeks in October under plans being considered by his campaign.
The Tory leadership hopefuls are facing pressure to lower the salary threshold for migrant workers from £30,000 to £20,000 to avoid skills shortages across the economy after Brexit.
John McDonnell is unveiling a socialist revolution aimed at reducing the "scourge" of poverty, which will be the centrepiece of Labour's manifesto in a general election.
Theresa May is to make an emotional valedictory speech, on "the state of politics", just days before she leaves Downing Street next week.
The new president of the European Commission issued an instant Brexit message after being elected to replace Jean-Claude Juncker - warning that both Britain and the EU "should do everything not to have a hard Brexit".