China accuses MPs of 'interference'

Chinese authorities have accused British MPs of interfering in Hong Kong's affairs by investigating tensions there, Newsnight learns.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 3:00 pm

Bercow 'pauses' clerk recruitment

John Bercow announces a "modest pause" in the recruitment of the next clerk of the House of Commons following a row with MPs.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 2:14 pm

PM outlines new anti-terror plans

New powers are needed to seize the passports of terrorist suspects and stop British jihadists from returning to the UK, David Cameron says.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 2:11 pm

Boris Island airport plan 'rejected'

A plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", looks set to be shelved, the BBC understands.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 1:23 pm

VIDEO: PM 'wrong to abolish control orders'

The Labour leader has said he will offer broad support to government plans to seize the passports of terrorist suspects and stop British jihadists from returning to the UK.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 11:56 am

VIDEO: Bercow orders clerk recruitment 'pause'

John Bercow has announced a "modest pause" in the recruitment of the next clerk of the House of Commons following a row with MPs.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 11:10 am

What Commons Clerk row is all about

What is the row over a new House of Commons Clerk all about?

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 11:04 am

Latest opinion polls

See how political parties are doing in the latest opinion surveys

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 10:47 am

VIDEO: Who wants to see MPs get a soaking?

Tory Peter Bone, Labour's Seema Malhotra, and Lib Dem Tom Brake take the ice bucket challenge on live television.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 10:02 am

VIDEO: Why voter registration is changing

The way the electoral register is being compiled is changing with a new system to cut ballot box fraud

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 10:02 am

Man denies assaulting MP Galloway

A 39-year-old man pleads not guilty to the religiously aggravated assault of MP George Galloway in a London street.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 9:48 am

Darling: Vote is 'test of judgement'

The referendum is a test of "judgement over patriotism", says the chairman of the Better Together campaign Alistair Darling.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 9:14 am

Council 'not planning effectively'

Cardiff council is failing to improve its services because of "fragmented leadership and management", says Wales' public spending watchdog.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 9:07 am

Deadline looms for vote registration

Both independence referendum campaigns have urged people to register to vote if they have not already done so.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 8:33 am

Baldry to end 32-year Commons career

Conservative MP Sir Tony Baldry is to leave Parliament at the next election after more than three decades in the Commons.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 6:06 am

Conservative MP Kelly to stand down

Conservative MP for Dudley South Chris Kelly announces he will stand down at the 2015 general election after one term.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 5:41 am

High noon for UKIP in Clacton

As he stood outside McDonalds in the centre of Clacton, the UKIP leader Nigel Farage was clear about the importance of the forthcoming by-election.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 5:12 am

Umunna: Brown's denials hurt Labour

Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna says Gordon Brown's refusal to use the word "cuts" in 2010 is still hurting Labour.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 4:11 am

Charities urged to open own schools

Charities campaigning against child poverty should be encouraged to set up their own free schools, says a think tank report.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 4:00 am

Pupils begin 'tough' new curriculum

Teaching of a "tough" new national curriculum begins in England as children return to school this week.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 3:14 am

VIDEO: Eurosceptics win German state seats

Germany's newest party, the Eurosceptic "Alternative for Germany" (AfD), has won its first seats in the state parliament of Saxony, according to preliminary results.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 2:12 am

Welsh people behind the Nato summit

The people and businesses who will add some Welsh flavour to Nato talks

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 1:40 am

McGuinness urges dissident ceasefire

Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness urges dissident republicans, on the IRA ceasefire 20th anniversary, to "take that same step into politics and away from conflict".

Posted by on 31 August 2014 | 12:36 pm

UK businesses 'want new EU deal'

Most British businesses want the UK to renegotiate its relationship with the EU, according to a British Chambers of Commerce survey.

Posted by on 31 August 2014 | 8:58 am

Northern Ireland then and now

How N Ireland has changed in 20 years since IRA ceasefire

Posted by on 31 August 2014 | 3:50 am