Political News

  • 25 July 2014

    FORMER broadcaster Selina Scott has decided not to stand as a Tory candidate for her local seat.

  • 25 July 2014

    RUSSIA has begun a fightback against the West, saying it was not responsible for arming the Ukrainian separatists blamed for downing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 and that any economic sanctions against it would be "illegal, unreasonable and counter-productive".

  • 25 July 2014

    The UK is on course to outpace the world's major advanced economies this year after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) raised its GDP forecast for a fourth time in a row to 3.2 per cent.

  • 24 July 2014

    DAVID Cameron has rejected calls for the Tories to hand back a £160,000 donation to the Conservatives from the wife of a former member of Vladimir Putin's government.

  • 23 July 2014

    PAYMENTS totalling £972.9 million have now been made to victims of the Equitable Life scandal but 160,000 policyholders who are due a payout still need to be tracked down, the Government has said.

  • 23 July 2014

    FLAWS in the benefit system for people with disabilities and health conditions are so "grave" that they cannot be solved simply by rebranding eligibility tests and appointing a new private sector contractor to conduct them, a parliamentary report has said.

  • 23 July 2014

    LABOUR promised action to boost the number of women and ethnic minority officials in the upper echelons of the Civil Service, accusing the Government of having "lost sight of the diversity agenda".

  • 23 July 2014

    ARMS and other dual-use military equipment worth tens of millions of pounds are still being exported from Britain to Russia, MPs have warned, despite fears Moscow has been arming the separatist rebels in Ukraine.

  • 23 July 2014

    BARONESS Stowell of Beeston is to forego a £36,000 Tory HQ top-up to her salary after angry protests following David Cameron's reshuffle last week when the role of Leader of the House of Lords was downgraded to a part-time member of the Cabinet.