Political News

  • 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.

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

  • 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%.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 15 April 2014

    A COMMITTEE of MPs has called for an investigation into the way prosecutors handle high-profile cases involving alleged sex offences following the acquittal of ex-Commons deputy speaker Nigel Evans on a string of charges.

  • 15 April 2014

    ALMOST half of voters do not believe UK Independence Party (Ukip) leader Nigel Farage is a "danger to Britain", according to a new poll.

  • 14 April 2014

    LORD Rennard might still have a future with the Liberal Democrats, Ed Davey, the Energy Secretary, has suggested.

  • 14 April 2014

    EVENTS such as the Mid Staffs hospital scandal could be repeated unless there is a revolution in the way the public sector is run, a Commons committee has warned.