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UK 'must prepare for Russian threat'

Russia has become a danger to Britain and the country must be prepared to take steps to defend itself and its allies, the former head of MI6 says.

MPs call for energy switch 'refunds'

Energy price comparison sites should compensate customers who changed to tariffs that may not have been the cheapest deals, MPs say.

First-time buyers get 20% discount

First-time home buyers aged under 40 in England can now register to buy new homes at a discount of up to a fifth off the normal price.

Sir Cliff's lawyers criticise MPs

Sir Cliff Richard's lawyers criticise a parliamentary committee for publishing a letter about the police inquiry into sex abuse allegations against the singer.

Farage: UKIP backs Tories on deficit

Nigel Farage says UKIP will back Conservative efforts to eliminate the deficit by 2018 but only if they stick to their plans.

Spy watchdog 'taken in' by spies

Tory MP David Davis accuses Sir Malcolm Rifkind's Intelligence and Security Committee of being taken in by the "glamour" of spying and failing to do its job properly.

Labour pledges £6,000 tuition fees

Ed Miliband says £9,000 tuition fees in England have been a "disaster" and promises Labour would fund a reduction by cutting tax relief on high earners' pensions.

'No barriers' to income tax poll

A new devolution package for Wales removes "the last remaining barriers" to an income tax referendum, Prime Minister David Cameron says.

PM defends spies over 'Jihadi John'

The prime minister defends the security services amid criticisms they failed to stop the Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John" from travelling to Syria.

Osborne rebuked on EU surcharge claim

MPs say Chancellor George Osborne's claim to have "halved" the UK's £1.7bn EU budget surcharge last year is "not supported by the facts".

Lloyds to resume dividend payments

Lloyds Banking Group confirms that it will resume paying dividends to shareholders for the first time since the financial crisis in 2008.

UK diplomats' language skills warning

There is an "alarming" shortfall in Foreign Office staff able to speak Arabic or Russian, the Foreign Affairs Committee warns.

Agreement on new department names

The Northern Ireland Executive confirms that it has unanimously agreed the names of the nine new Stormont departments which will replace the current 12 in 2016.


A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.

Murphy will stand for Westminster

Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy says he is the party's candidate for East Renfrewshire at the general election in May.


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

'Living wage' for all public workers

The Conservatives would seek to pay every public sector worker in Wales the living wage if the party wins next year's assembly election, Welsh Tory leader Andrew RT Davies will promise.


A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.

MP's 'crackpot' claim over job ban

The longest serving MP Sir Peter Tapsell has waded into the debate over MPs having second jobs.

Targeting, switching and swinging

Targeting, switching and swinging in Midlands numbers game as election draws near.

Political editors across England

Political analysis from around England

VIDEO: Treasury Committee

MPs take evidence on the Bank of England’s Inflation Report.

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

AUDIO: Ex-MI6 chief on 'Jihadi John' claims

The former head of MI6, Sir John Sawers, defends the security services amid criticisms they failed to stop Mohammed Emwazi - known as "Jihadi John'" - from joining Islamic State.

VIDEO: Inside UKIP's 'get Nigel elected' rally

Robin Brant reports from UKIP's Spring Conference in Margate, an event a senior party figure describes as a 'get Nigel elected' rally.

VIDEO: PM outlines Wales funding proposals

A new devolution package for Wales removes "the last remaining barriers" to an income tax referendum, Prime Minister David Cameron says.

VIDEO: Miliband makes tuition fees pledge

Ed Miliband says Labour would cut university tuition fees in England to £6,000 per year from autumn 2016. News | Awards & Certificates | Promote Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Uninstall Info

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