Political News Archive

  • 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.

  • Sunday 6 July 2014

    SCOTTISH Labour members are planning an organised effort to unseat at least four MSPs they believe are among the party's weakest performers.

  • Saturday 5 July 2014

    A GAME of tennis with the Prime Minister and Mayor of London has been auctioned by the Tory Party for a reported £160,000 to the wife of a former Russian government minister.

  • Saturday 5 July 2014

    DAVID CAMERON has ordered the most senior official at the Home Office to conduct a fresh investigation into what happened to a missing dossier of alleged paedophile activity at Westminster in the 1980s.

  • Saturday 5 July 2014

    NICK Clegg is to be repackaged as a party leader so that voters give the Liberal Democrats a second look in the run-up to the 2015 General Election, senior party sources have suggested.

  • Saturday 5 July 2014

    THE safety of passengers "must come first," David Cameron has said as security was stepped up at British airports amid fears that terrorists are working on a bomb that could sidestep current measures.

  • Friday 4 July 2014

    NICK CLEGG is being targeted by the right-wing press as the "weakest link" in the coalition, former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown has said.

  • Friday 4 July 2014

    EFFORTS to restore haggis exports to the US have made progress, UK Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has said.

  • Friday 4 July 2014

    CABINET minister Kenneth Clarke has told a German audience he was glad to see Jean-Claude Juncker get the post of president of the European Commission despite fierce opposition from David Cameron.

  • Friday 4 July 2014

    ALEX Salmond's 92-year-old naval veteran father joined the Queen at Rosyth today for the naming of Britain's biggest ever warship.

  • Thursday 3 July 2014

    SPECIAL forces should be sent into Nigeria "if necessary" to help the country confront the terrorists who kidnapped and are still holding more than 200 schoolgirls, Gordon Brown has said.

  • Thursday 3 July 2014

    AS MARK Twain once observed - there are lies, damned lie and statistics.

  • Thursday 3 July 2014

    Veteran Labour MP Dennis Skinner has been voted off the party's national executive committee (NEC) by fellow MPs to the fury of some colleagues.

  • Thursday 3 July 2014

    ED Miliband will try to convince industry he is not anti-business today with an appeal that together they can create a thriving economy.

  • Thursday 3 July 2014

    ISLANDERS campaigning for a separate referendum in Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles say the Scottish Government is being deliberately evasive about the idea.

  • Wednesday 2 July 2014

    coalition ministers are being urged to sign their staff up to the Army reserves to help solve a recruitment crisis after thousands of soldiers were sacked.

  • Wednesday 2 July 2014

    DAVID Cameron has set himself on a collision course with some of his Conservative colleagues after backing a late bid by Liberal Democrat Michael Moore, the former Scottish Secretary, to enshrine in law a pledge to spend 0.7 per cent of Britain's annual income on overseas aid.

  • Wednesday 2 July 2014

    LABOUR has condemned the Tories as a party reliant on a select band of super-rich donors after the guest-list of a secret fundraiser was revealed as being made up of bankers, lobbyists and business chiefs with a combined wealth estimated to be in excess of £11 billion.

  • Tuesday 1 July 2014

    AN ambitious plan to decentralise power across Britain through "big reform, not big spending" will be endorsed by Ed Miliband today as he and his colleagues seek to convince voters that Labour can best manage the post-recession economy.

  • Tuesday 1 July 2014

    Opportunities to help prevent a mid-air crash between two jets which killed three RAF servicemen were missed, an official report has said.

  • Tuesday 1 July 2014

    DAVID Cameron's hard line on Europe appears to have given the Tories a lift in the polls with a new two-point lead over Labour.

  • Tuesday 1 July 2014

    Former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy has accused David Cameron of sowing the seeds of his own European defeat.