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Back me on migration, PM tells EU

David Cameron urges EU leaders to back his "reasonable" plans to curb welfare benefits for migrants, saying he will "rule nothing out" if they fail.

Plebgate row was 'nonsense incident'

A police officer who witnessed the so-called "plebgate" row says it was a "nonsense incident" that should not have cost Andrew Mitchell his job.

Paxman rules out Tory mayoral bid

Jeremy Paxman says he was approached to become a Conservative candidate for London mayor - but is not interested in it.

Spending on police 'set to fall'

Spending on front-line policing in England is set to fall by a fifth in the next five years, according to the London School of Economics.

Iris Robinson in 'serious breach'

Stormont's Standards and Privileges Committee says Iris Robinson committed a serious breach of assembly rules, but First Minister Peter Robinson did not.

Scotland 'should set income tax'

The Scottish Parliament should have the power to set income tax rates and bands, the body on strengthening devolution recommends.

PM accused of immigration 'failure'

David Cameron faces criticism from his rival party leaders as new figures show net migration has gone up since the 2010 election.

Ex-GCHQ boss warns on phone biometrics

Mobile devices using biometric data should be better designed to protect security and privacy, according to the former head of GCHQ, Sir John Adye.

British state 'not fit for purpose'

Labour MP John Cruddas - the party's policy coordinator - says the British state is "no longer fit for purpose" and is in need of radical reform.

US planes 'may use British carrier'

The Royal Navy wants to ask American squadrons to fly off its new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, because of delays to the introduction of Britain’s new F35B fighters, BBC Newsnight learns.

English votes plans 'by Christmas'

Proposals for English MPs to vote on English laws are to be brought in before Christmas, David Cameron says.

Fall in council tax collection rates

Nearly £750m in council tax went unpaid last year, as collection rates fall for only the second time.

East Coast rail winner announced

A joint venture between Stagecoach and Virgin wins the franchise to run the East Coast mainline rail route, which has been in public hands since 2009.

Weak academies under 'close watch'

Schools minister David Laws says academies need better supervision and calls for an end to "open warfare" between politicians and teachers.

'Give 16-year-olds voting rights'

Former Conservative minister Damian Green says the government should consider giving 16 and 17-year olds the right to vote.

Cuts to reduce road safety campaign

The Department of the Environment's road safety promotion campaign could be significantly curtailed as a result of budget cuts, which could also see up to 500 jobs losses across the department.


A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.

Smith 'dropped welfare proposals'

Papers seen by BBC Scotland suggest the Smith Commission contemplated more extensive welfare devolution until the final phase of talks.


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

Pembs chief's pay deal Porsche

A former council chief at the centre of a row over cash payments made in lieu of pension contributions was given a luxury Porsche lease car as his work vehicle, BBC Wales learns.


A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.

Why immigration can be a good thing

The University of Birmingham's new chancellor calls for a rise in the number of international students.

Lottery funding figures anger MP

Labour's Gloria De Piero claims former coalfield communities are unfairly treated

Political editors across England

Political analysis from around England

VIDEO: Public Accounts Committee

MPs take evidence on flood risk management.

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: Darby: BNP 'time will come again'

Simon Darby says the BNP's message on immigration has been "pretty well co-opted" by other political parties. News | Awards & Certificates | Promote Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Uninstall Info

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