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Tories promise 200,000 starter homes

Some 200,000 "starter homes" will be built for first-time buyers in England by 2020 if the Tories win May's general election, the PM is to say.

Lib Dems want extra £1bn bank levy

Lib Dem Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander is calling for an extra £1bn tax on Britain's banks to help pay off the deficit.

UK cuts 'concern' head of US Army

The US Army's most senior general says he is "very concerned" about the impact spending cuts will have on the strength of the UK's armed forces.

Drug drivers targeted by new rules

New regulations aimed at stamping out drug driving, including the first legal limits on cannabis and cocaine, come into force in England and Wales.

Coalition row over 'hate preachers'

The Conservatives accuse Vince Cable of trying to water down a ban on "hate preachers" in English universities to protect free speech.

Labour denies blocking devolution

Plans to devolve even more power to Wales are not being blocked by Shadow Welsh Secretary Owen Smith, Labour insists.

Union flag set for public works

Plaques featuring the union flag will mark publicly-funded projects across Britain - but the SNP attacks the scheme as a "silly gimmick".

UKIP probes 'Jihadi John' tweet

A UKIP parliamentary candidate faces a possible rebuke from the party after saying it was a shame "Jihadi John" had not killed himself.

Nichols: 'Test parties on migration'

Politicians should be "tested" on their approach to immigration, the head of the Catholic church in England and Wales says, adding he is "dismayed" it is a big issue.

Political second-jobs clarity urged

Election candidates are "riding for a fall" if they do not state whether they plan to have a second job if elected to Parliament, an adviser says.

East Coast rail back in private hands

Services on the East Coast rail route between London and Scotland return to private hands after more than five years in the public sector.

Terror tactics 'flawed' - Davis

The intelligence agencies are accused of using flawed tactics after it emerged they were aware of the man dubbed 'Jihadi John' before he went to Syria.

City suffering 'political carnage'

Labour is wreaking "political carnage" on the city of Cardiff by the way it is running the local council, a Liberal Democrat MP claims.

UKIP candidate drops out of race

UKIP's Diane James drops her bid to become an MP at the general election for "personal reasons", hours after speaking at the party's conference.

BBC's Robinson to have tumour removed

The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson is to have an operation to remove a tumour from his lung, the corporation says.

Nesbitt warns DUP on candidate talks

The DUP should focus on negotiations about agreeing joint unionist election candidates "behind closed doors", says UUP leader Mike Nesbitt.


A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.

Robison call to stop mesh implants

Health Secretary Shona Robison urges health boards to suspend mesh implant operations until an independent review into their use is published.


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

'Chaotic' deal-cutting on UK powers

Devolution deals across the UK are chaotic, contradictory and lack logic, a leading economist claims.


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

VIDEO: 'Police hands tied' in terror fight

Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has suggested that police officers need greater powers to help in the fight against extremism. News | Awards & Certificates | Promote Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Uninstall Info

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