Political News

  • 21 April 2014

    LEGISLATION requiring companies to declare publicly their true owners is set to be included in the Queen's Speech in a crackdown on tax evasion and money-laundering, said Business Secretary Vince Cable.

  • 19 April 2014

    THE Government is set to bring forward proposals aiming to implement more restrictions and punishments for so-called "dodgy directors".

  • 19 April 2014

    The hiring of one of Barack Obama's top strategists will help Ed Miliband win against a Conservative campaign based on "fear and smear" at the next general election, Labour has said.

  • 18 April 2014

    FEMALE MPs are refusing to take part in Prime ­Minister's Questions in the Commons because it has become so raucous, Speaker John Bercow has revealed.

  • 17 April 2014

    Gordon Brown's office has insisted he has no plans to stand down as MP, but stopped short of saying he would fight the next General Election.

  • 17 April 2014

    LABOUR leader Johann Lamont has claimed Alex Salmond acts in the interests of big business bosses rather than their workers.

  • 16 April 2014

    UKIP leader Nigel Farage has claimed he is the victim of a "politically motivated" campaign against him and his party after a row over his European Union allowances.

  • 16 April 2014

    Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has again insisted the Liberal Democrats had no knowledge of the child abuse scandal involving the party's former MP Sir Cyril Smith.

  • 16 April 2014

    SIR Jeremy Heywood, the Cabinet Secretary, has been asked by Edinburgh East MP Sheila Gilmore to investigate whether or not Nick Clegg's aide Ryan Coetzee has broken the Whitehall code of conduct for special advisers.

  • 16 April 2014

    RUSSIA has deliberately pushed Ukraine "to the brink" in recent days and increased the risk of violent confrontation, William Hague has warned.

  • 16 April 2014

    CONSERVATIVE and Liberal Democrat headquarters will be keenly watching out for the latest wage figures today to see whether or not pay is now outstripping inflation, which has fallen for the sixth consecutive month to 1.6%.

  • 15 April 2014

    ABANDONING fuel duty rises would boost the UK economy by as much as £7.5 billion or £300 per household in the next 20 years, according to Treasury analysis.