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David Cameron plans to use the general election franchise for voters who will be eligible in the referendum

EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote

Christian Allard, SNP MSP for North East Scotland, would be disqualified

4 charts that show exactly what Britain's 3m minority ethnic voters think of the political parties – and it is not good news for Labour

Post-election polls show that the Conservatives gained ground amongst ethnic minorities

In the United Kingdom there are nearly 5m people today living as food insecure

A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people

Deepening divisions between the haves and have-nots will increase the number of people requiring emergency food assistance

In his new book, Joseph Stiglitz blames poor political policy for inequality

Joseph Stiglitz interview: Nobel-prize winning economist on advising Scotland on its future

His latest collection of writings puts inequality down to poor political policy

British Prime Minister David Cameron talks with President-elect of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker at the start of a Special Meeting of the European Council at EU Council headquarters in Brussels

EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote

Labour joins SNP and Lib Dems in calling for teenage vote as Cameron faces first big test touring Europe in search of backing for his reforms

Angus Robertson said David Cameron’s promise to give Scots an 'equal voice' in the wake of the independence referendum would lie 'in tatters' if the Prime Minister did not allow each part of the UK its own say in the forthcoming in/out vote

Scotland should have right to veto British exit from Europe, says SNP representative

The Government opposes a system where each UK member must vote for Britain to leave the EU in order for the result of the referendum to stand

Sajid Javid said ‘all sorts of issues’ would be looked at

Government will not push through plans to make sackings easier, says Sajid Javid

The Tories had been expected to relax employment laws

Government ministers will face a further five years of frozen pay as the Prime Minister insists that 'we will all play our part' in balancing the books

David Cameron announces pay freeze for ministers to ensure Cabinet 'plays its part'

Cabinet ministers in the Commons currently receive a salary of £134,565

Lord Dannatt, former head of the Army, says we must think the unthinkable

War with Isis: Government quashes ex-Army head's call for 'troops on the ground'

Lord Dannett urged ministers to 'think the previously unthinkable'

Margaret Hodge said it was completely wrong for union bosses to try to influence the result of the election

Labour leadership contest: Margaret Hodge tells 'union barons' to 'shut up' and stop interfering

Ms Hodge said it was wrong for union bosses to try and influence the decision

The former International Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell, said he was 'extremely sceptical' about proposals to restrict the power of the European Court to interpret British laws under the Convention

David Cameron warned he faces backbench rebellion over plans to scrap Human Rights Act

The proposals are due to be included in this week's Queen's Speech

Andy Burnham claims £17,000 a year in rent for London flat – despite owning another that's walking distance from Westminster

There is no suggestion the Labour leadership hopeful broke any rules

Plans for an in/out referendum on EU membership received a boost as Labour dropped its opposition to the vote

EU referendum: 'Extraordinarily strong' case for UK to stay in Union, says Britain's commissioner in Brussels

Lord Hill warned Eurospectics: 'You can't have your cake an eat it'

Nicky Morgan

Nicky Morgan branded a hypocrite after backing Irish gay marriage referendum having voted against it in England and Wales

The Equalities Minister decided against equal marriage in 2013 but has since had a change of heart

Labour drops its opposition to Tory EU referendum plans

Acting leader Harriet Harman said the party would now support the bill

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