Political News Archive

  • Wednesday 19 November 2014

    FORMER Tory Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi has sent a flurry of controversial tweets following the brutal murder of four worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue.

  • Wednesday 19 November 2014

    SINGER Myleene Klass has suffered a backlash after she took on Labour leader Ed Miliband in a TV debate with criticim of the party's mansion tax.

  • Tuesday 18 November 2014

    A LABOUR MP has rejected requests to apologise for repeating comments about employment minister Esther McVey being lynched.

  • Tuesday 18 November 2014

    IT is now more important than ever to stick to the Coalition's long-term economic plan, David Cameron has told MPs, after cautioning that "red warning lights are once again flashing on the dashboard of the global economy".

  • Monday 17 November 2014

    THOUSANDS of recovering heroin addicts should not be "parked" on methadone but should get the support they need to break their dependency, Iain Duncan Smith has said.

  • Monday 17 November 2014

    Sir John Major has warned the UK would face a "lesser future" if it leaves the European Union as he urged continental leaders to accept changes are needed to ease pressures caused by the number of migrants coming to Britain.

  • Monday 17 November 2014

    THE foreign exchange ­scandal showed the need to maintain pressure on the Government and regulators to implement plans to shake-up the banking sector, the chairman of the Treasury Select Committee has said.

  • Monday 17 November 2014

    BRITISH combat troops could be required to fight in Iraq and Syria to eradicate the threat from the Islamic State (IS), according to former head of the army General Lord Dannatt.

  • Monday 17 November 2014

    A SENIOR member of Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet team has emulated Sir Alex Ferguson by describing the leadership tribulations as "squeaky bum time".

  • Saturday 15 November 2014

    Ed Miliband will today launch an attack on companies which employ most of their staff under controversial zero-hours contracts.

  • Saturday 15 November 2014

    Aircraft could be prevented from landing in the UK if it is believed they are returning suspected extremist jihadists from Syria or Iraq, under proposals set out by David Cameron.

  • Friday 14 November 2014

    A defiant Ed Miliband has said he will not buckle under the pressure over his leadership as he vowed to take whatever was thrown at him to ensure Labour win the next General Election.

  • Thursday 13 November 2014

    Controversial plans to conduct secret inquiries into MPs' expenses have been criticised.

  • Thursday 13 November 2014

    AIRLINE Flybe is re-establishing a base at Aberdeen Airport a year after it was closed as part of a cost-cutting drive.

  • Thursday 13 November 2014

    ED Miliband will today urge his own party to keep its "eyes on the prize" of ejecting David Cameron from Downing Street in a major speech designed to draw a line under his own leadership woes.

  • Wednesday 12 November 2014

    Ukip leader Nigel Farage has hinted he would be willing to "do a deal" with Labour if the terms were right.

  • Wednesday 12 November 2014

    David Cameron has hailed a European court ruling which appeared to support limits on the benefits that can be claimed by European nationals.

  • Tuesday 11 November 2014

    POLITICAL parties including the SNP and the Greens have banded together to protest at their exclusion from next year's scheduled General Election televised debates.

  • Tuesday 11 November 2014

    THE "delicate" economic recovery will be put at risk unless the Liberal Democrats form part of the next government, Nick Clegg has claimed.

  • Tuesday 11 November 2014

    The Government has yet to spell out details of £38 billion of spending cuts which would have to be imposed after the general election to meet Chancellor George Osborne's plan to eliminate the deficit without tax rises, an influential economic think tank has warned.

  • Tuesday 11 November 2014

    DAVID Cameron dashed back from a Lord Mayor's banquet to vote in the Commons last night, as the Government won a dramatic and controversial vote on its bid to sign up afresh to European justice measures.

  • Tuesday 11 November 2014

    RBS, HSBC and Barclays are being sued by the families of US soldiers killed in combat in Iraq for allegedly processing Iranian money that paid for shootings and roadside bombs.

  • Tuesday 11 November 2014

    BRITAIN cannot secure reform of the European Union by just saying it will "stick with whatever we have come what may", David Cameron has said.

  • Monday 10 November 2014

    NICK Clegg will warn industry leaders that a return to single-party government will jeopardise the country's recovery and send business profits plummeting.

  • Monday 10 November 2014

    PLOTTERS against Ed Miliband have been attacked as backers of his brother David who have never accepted the result of the Labour leadership contest.

  • Saturday 8 November 2014

    George Osborne has been accused of resorting to "smoke and mirrors" after he claimed to have halved the ­additional bill Britain will pay towards the European Union (EU) budget from £1.7 billion to £850 million.

  • Saturday 8 November 2014

    Ed Miliband has made clear that he intends to lead the Opposition into the 2015 General Election after two senior colleagues denied they had been plotting behind his back should he step down.

  • Friday 7 November 2014

    More European leaders have poured cold water on David Cameron's hopes to restrict free movement within the European Union.

  • Friday 7 November 2014

    Supermarkets have launched a petrol price war after warnings drivers would be outraged if they failed to pass on cuts to the wholesale cost of oil.

  • Friday 7 November 2014

    LABOUR politicians have warned of a serious problem with Ed Miliband's leadership following reports of a backbench plot to oust him.