Political News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 22 July 2014

    Daytime television advertisements are fuelling a rise in personal injury claims, the Westminster Justice Secretary has said amid claims he is making law based on myths.

  • 19 July 2014

    POLICE Scotland Chief Constable Sir Stephen House and his most senior officers have pledged to review the controversial decision to routinely deploy armed police officers.

  • 19 July 2014

    STRIKES would be "close to impossible" under a Tory plan to make illegal any ballot that did not have at least half of eligible workers participating in it, trade union chiefs have warned.

  • 19 July 2014

    ANGRY peers are set to table a parliamentary motion condemning David Cameron's decision not to make the Leader in the House of Lords a full-time member of the Cabinet.