STV quits CBI over referendum stance

Broadcaster STV becomes the latest company to leave the CBI after the employers' body formally backed the campaign against Scottish independence.

Posted by on 19 April 2014 | 9:03 am

Hunt warns against schools extremism

Labour's Tristram Hunt has told teachers in Birmingham that there is no place for "cultural or gender segregation" in schools.

Posted by on 19 April 2014 | 8:33 am

VIDEO: Hunt warns against school extremism

Tristram Hunt, Labour's shadow education secretary, has warned against religious extremism in schools.

Posted by on 19 April 2014 | 7:59 am

'Rogue directors' crackdown planned

People convicted of commercial crimes overseas could be banned from running UK firms in an attempt to tackle "rogue directors", Business Secretary Vince Cable says.

Posted by on 19 April 2014 | 3:35 am

HMRC 'plans to share personal data'

Taxpayers' personal financial data could be shared with private firms and researchers, Revenue & Customs says, despite concerns over privacy and security.

Posted by on 19 April 2014 | 2:50 am

Minister's health and safety warning

Work and pensions minister Mike Penning writes to schools and local authorities in England to highlight health and safety "excuses".

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 10:13 pm

Labour hires Obama poll guru Axelrod

David Axelrod, the strategist who masterminded Barack Obama's presidential victories, will be a key adviser on Ed Miliband's 2015 general election campaign, the Labour Party says.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 12:17 pm

Speaker fights 'boring' stereotype

John Bercow takes on 'boring' politics stereotypes

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 9:07 am

Independent MLA David McClarty dies

The independent unionist Northern Ireland Assembly member David McClarty has died after an illness.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 7:32 am

AUDIO: Axelrod 'fully in tune with Labour'

Labour's Douglas Alexander discusses the appointment of David Axelrod, Barack Obama's chief election strategist, to advise the party on its 2015 election campaign.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 5:42 am

VIDEO: PMQs 'not different for women'

Former politician Ann Widdecombe has defended women MPs participating during Prime Minister's Questions.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 2:57 am

'Small farms' group stages protest

A group backing small-scale farmers urges ministers to commit to policies that will give them better support.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 10:50 pm

10 sartorial moments that tell us a lot about politics

10 sartorial moments that reveal the superficiality of politics

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 7:33 pm

VIDEO: French far-right 'opens arms' to UKIP

The leader of the French far right-wing Front National party has said that she would welcome collaboration with UKIP with "open arms".

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 5:42 pm

French far-right 'opens arms' to UKIP

The leader of the right-wing Front National party in France says she would welcome collaboration with UKIP in fighting against the EU "with open arms".

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 3:57 pm

£30m parking charges under fire

Local councils are urged to be open about whether they are using parking charges to raise income or to manage traffic.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 2:21 pm

Female MPs shunning PMQs - Bercow

Some female MPs have stopped attending Prime Minister's Questions because it is so "bad", says Speaker John Bercow.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 12:53 pm

Lucas cleared over fracking protest

Green MP Caroline Lucas and four co-defendants are cleared of obstructing a public highway during an anti-fracking protest in Balcombe, West Sussex.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 12:17 pm

Pensioners could get death estimate

Retirees could be told how long they are likely to live after stopping work, says pensions minister Steve Webb.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 11:31 am

The welfare state: Charity that wounds?

Ed Miliband thinks welfare state can hurt those it helps

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 7:01 am

Bye bye Dany

Green leader Cohn-Bendit bows out after 20 years of EU politics

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 5:27 am

VIDEO: Plan to reveal life expectancy

Pensioners could soon be told how long they are likely to live under a government plan to help them manage their money better.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 1:52 am

'No evidence' in Tower Hamlets probe

There is "no new credible evidence of criminality" in files covering an east London borough, to suspect fraud, the Met Police says.

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 9:39 pm

Don't axe 2021 census, MPs advise

It is "too soon" to decide whether to scrap the national census, and the 2021 survey should go ahead, MPs advise.

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 9:28 pm

How MPs play the Exchequer namechecker

How MPs get saluted by the chancellor in the Budget

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 7:09 pm