Political News

  • 30 September 2014

    INVESTIGATIONS into alleged abuses of MPs' expenses will be carried out in secret, under new proposals from the Commons watchdog.

  • 30 September 2014

    Amid the welter of fringes on Europe, there was one that stood out as providing a bit of light relief to all the earnest Euroscepticism - Beers of Europe with David Lidington, the Minister of Europe, as guest speaker, who is known, of course, for believing the glass is always half full.

  • 30 September 2014

    Boris Johnson has attacked Ukip following two Tory defections, suggesting its members are the sort of people who have sex with vacuum cleaners.

  • 29 September 2014

    David Cameron faced another blow as Tory pollster Lord Ashcroft said his research suggested Labour could achieve a "comfortable working majority" at the General Election.

  • 29 September 2014

    Ministers should "hold their horses" in trying to solve the issue of English votes for English laws ­following the Scottish ­independence referendum which "solved nothing", former Cabinet minister Ken Clarke has said.

  • 29 September 2014

    David Cameron has given his ­strongest indication yet that he could back taking the UK out of Europe as he spent the first day of his party conference battling the fallout from a defection to Ukip and the resignation of a minister over alleged "sexting".