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School tables branded a 'nonsense'

Government school league tables are branded a "nonsense", after numerous changes to the way grades are recognised left more schools failing.

Labour peer backs private role in NHS

Former Labour health minister Lord Darzi tells BBC's Newsnight it is irrelevant whether NHS care is delivered by the private or the public sector.

Churchill's funeral anniversary marked

A series of events in London is set to mark the 50th anniversary of the state funeral of Sir Winston Churchill.

MPs 'plotted to knock over cameraman'

A film-maker says MPs plotted to knock over a BBC cameraman in the House of Commons - in the hope of stopping his new documentary on Westminster life.

Miliband 'not focusing' on SNP deal

Labour leader Ed Miliband says he is concentrating on winning a majority at the general election and not focusing on doing a deal with the SNP.

PM ludicrous over TV debates - Clegg

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg criticises David Cameron's "ludicrous" tactics over the proposed televised election debates.

NHS satisfaction 'risen significantly'

Satisfaction with the NHS has "risen significantly", according to analysis of the influential British Social Attitudes survey.

Tory MP's 'newts in cellar' query

Conservative MP Andrew Robathan calls for a review of EU wildlife laws, saying he could have been jailed over a newt discovery in his own cellar.

MPs' anger at Iraq Inquiry delays

MPs express their frustration at the time being taken to publish of the official inquiry into the Iraq War during a debate in the House of Commons.

DfID criticised for agency oversight

The Department for International Development has been accused of "unacceptably poor" oversight of a UK-funded development agency.

NHS 'crisis guidelines' spark row

David Cameron and Ed Miliband clash in the Commons over the NHS amid a row about new guidance to hospitals about declaring "major incidents".

'Coalition talks role' for Tory MPs

Backbench Conservative MPs expect to be given a key role in any coalition talks involving their party after the next election, BBC Newsnight understands.

Householders to receive rate subsidy

Up to 350,000 householders in Northern Ireland will receive a subsidy on their rates bill as a result of moving to one of the new so-called super councils.


A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.

Exam appeals 'favour private pupils'

Changes to Scotland's school exam appeal system favour privately-educated youngsters over state school pupils, Labour claims.


BBC Democracy Live takes you on a tour of the Scottish Parliament.

Iraq inquiry an 'expensive farce'

Delays to the inquiry into the Iraq war could make Westminster "the laughing stock of the world", Plaid Cymru's parliamentary leader warns.


A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.

General election: 100 days to go

The grids have been drawn up, the campaign is already under way. With the forthcoming election too close to call, for the next 100 days the parties will be throwing everything at trying to win.

MP Mitchell dismisses UKIP threat

The prospect of UKIP taking the Labour seat of Great Grimsby has been rejected by Euro-sceptic MP Austin Mitchell.

Political editors across England

Political analysis from around England

VIDEO: Public Accounts Committee

MPs hear evidence on broadband in rural areas and the Charity Commission.

Links to UK political websites

Links to political parties and other useful websites covering UK politics.

Who's who: Cameron's cabinet

Here's a full list of who is doing what job in David Cameron's new cabinet

Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet

The details of Labour leader Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet following the recent reshuffle.

European Parliaments online

Links to other Parliamentary broadcasters

VIDEO: Chilcot 'did not really explain' delay

Sir John Chilcot has yet to explain reasons for the delay to his inquiry says ex-Home Office minister Norman Baker.

VIDEO: Farage 'no better' for Dry January

Nigel Farage says he does not feel any better for taking part in Dry January, abstaining from alcohol for a month.

VIDEO: EU 'moving very much along UK lines'

Some of the big issues in the EU are "moving very much along UK lines" says a former Swedish prime minister.

VIDEO: Off-switch for fracking in the UK?

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