Political News Archive

  • Tuesday 15 July 2014

    David Cameron has removed Michael Gove from the English education department to become "minister for TV" with a brief to promote the Government's message in broadcast interviews as he shapes up to fight for a Conservative majority in next year's general election.

  • Tuesday 15 July 2014

    David Cameron has put his reshuffled Cabinet on a war footing ready for the 2015 General Election as, in a shock move, William Hague stepped down as Foreign Secretary.

  • Tuesday 15 July 2014

    Ed MILIBAND is leading Labour to defeat at the hands of the Conservatives and has proved a worse leader than Neil Kinnock, former cabinet minister Charles Clarke has said.

  • Tuesday 15 July 2014

    WILLIAM Hague came back from leading the Conservatives to crushing defeat in the 2001 election to become one of the most effective members of David Cameron's team.

  • Tuesday 15 July 2014

    ALL new MPs should be expected to attend ethical training, a standards watchdog said after finding evidence the House of Commons was lagging behind other pubic bodies in providing proper induction.

  • Tuesday 15 July 2014

    DAVID CAMERON has put his reshuffled Cabinet on a war footing ready for the 2015 General Election as, in a shock move, William Hague stepped down as Foreign Secretary.

  • Monday 14 July 2014

    PROMOTING women in the widely-expected government reshuffle will look like a "last-minute worry" about votes, Labour has claimed.

  • Monday 14 July 2014

    WESTMINSTER'S Scottish Affairs Committee will today launch a consultation on the future of the Borderlands.

  • Monday 14 July 2014

    THE Home Office Minister has said there will be a panel of experts to sit alongside Lady Butler-Sloss in the inquiry into allegations of child abuse, but he refused to confirm whether or not the other members would have equal powers.

  • Monday 14 July 2014

    DAVID Cameron offended the whole of Luxembourg with his bid to stop the country's European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker taking up his post, a former EU commissioner has said.

  • Saturday 12 July 2014

    MUSLIM leaders in Britain have condemned the ­extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis), expressing their "grave concern" at continued violence in its name.

  • Saturday 12 July 2014

    MOST of the 114 missing Home Office documents potentially linked to child sex abuse allegations in Westminster appear to be about routine inquiries from ­politicians, according to the department's top official.

  • Friday 11 July 2014

    AN opportunity has opened up for London Mayor Boris Johnson to make a Commons return after the sitting MP in a Tory safe seat announced he will not be standing at the next General Election.

  • Friday 11 July 2014

    The bill to taxpayers in Brussels' fines for the Government's mishandling of EU financial help for farmers is likely to top £580 million, a public spending watchdog said.

  • Friday 11 July 2014

    l Will this bill give the state new powers to spy on people's phone calls and emails?

  • Friday 11 July 2014

    TAXPAYERS have lost £1 billion in the "botched" sell-off of Royal Mail because the UK Government underestimated the demand for shares, according to a damning new report.

  • Friday 11 July 2014

    THE Scottish Government has hit out at the "lack of prior consultation" from UK ministers before fast-track legislation to ensure police and security services can access mobile and internet data was announced.

  • Thursday 10 July 2014

    THE failure of the England football team in the World Cup has prompted a Tory MP to resurrect the controversial idea of scrapping the four home nation teams and creating a single UK one - just two months before Scots vote on independence.

  • Thursday 10 July 2014

    DAVID Cameron is steadfastly standing by Baroness Butler-Sloss as head of the new wide-ranging inquiry into historical child abuse allegations despite calls for her to step aside because she is an Establishment figure.

  • Thursday 10 July 2014

    AFTER a comradely agreement about how the Tour de France had been a tour de force in England, PMQs sped down hill very quickly as round two of the NHS statistical ding-dong between Ed and Dave took hold.

  • Thursday 10 July 2014

    PUBLIC services face disruption today as thousands of civil ­servants join as many as an ­one million workers south of the Border in a strike over pay.

  • Wednesday 9 July 2014

    Harriet Harman has suggested Gordon Brown sidelined her as prime minister because she was a woman.

  • Wednesday 9 July 2014

    THE top mandarin at the Home Office has admitted he is "concerned" more than a hundred files linked to allegations of paedophile activity in Westminster have gone missing.

  • Wednesday 9 July 2014

    WALES's Environment Minister Alun Davies has been sacked from his post for "unacceptable behaviour".

  • Wednesday 9 July 2014

    THE head of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has apologised to MPs for an error which led tax officials wrongly to claim they were bringing in billions of pounds in additional tax revenue for the Exchequer.

  • Tuesday 8 July 2014

    The Scottish Government has spent almost £219,000 on overseas trips for ministers and their officials in the last three years, figures show.

  • Tuesday 8 July 2014

    A CROSS party group has set out proposals to give voters stronger powers to sack their MP than those outlined by the Government amid fears the public will feel "duped" by the current planned new laws.

  • Tuesday 8 July 2014

    The Treasury has still not signed off the Government's troubled flagship benefits reform, the head of the civil service has told MPs.

  • Tuesday 8 July 2014

    THE UK Government has ­promised maximum transparency as it launched two high-level inquiries into allegations of historic child abuse.

  • Monday 7 July 2014

    Governance in Northern Ireland is set to be impacted by the unionist and loyalist reaction to a controversial decision to limit an Orange Order parade in Belfast, a senior member of the protestant loyal order has warned.