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An Attorney General who does his job by giving his cabinet colleagues sound advice, whether they like it or not, may be a nuisance. But at least he does it in private. The problem with sacking him, as David Cameron is rapidly discovering, is that he then tends to give unpalatable advice in public.

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Drive to claw back millions from wealthy criminals is failing, figures reveal

Only a fraction of confiscated monies retrieved from third parties and overseas

The intervention comes in the wake of the row which followed the awarding of a peerage to Ranbir Singh Suri, a Sikh jewellery magnate who has donated more than £300,000 to the Tories since 2004

Parties should explain why they award peerages, says Lords Appointments Commission

Political parties should start publishing detailed information about why they have chosen to make someone a member of the House of Lords, the body which oversees the awarding of peerages has said.

Tory MP Chris Kelly to stand down after just one term

MP for Dudley South will stand down at the 2015 general election

Umunna accepted Labour needed to make its case with 'even more energy'

‘More energy’ will win Labour election

Mr Miliband will aim to set out such a vision at Labour’s annual conference later this month

A rebel Tory vote to quit the EU would be widely seen as a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister’s ability to win a good deal for Britain when he renegotiates its membership terms

Exclusive: Tory Eurosceptics to defy Cameron with manifesto pledges in next year's general election

Up to 100 MPs will call for EU exit regardless of concessions won by PM, with many in marginal constituencies seeing it as the only way to save their seats

Isis terror threat: Michael Fallon defends Government action against ‘very real’ terrorist threats

Defence Secretary claims Government response is not simply a ‘knee-jerk’ reaction

Ukip poised to inflict humiliating defeat on Tories in Clacton by-election as Nigel Farage warns of 'landslide victory'

Massive lead predicted for Douglas Carswell, who defected from the Tories and is set to become Ukip’s first elected MP

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HBOS accused of misleading the public over £4bn rescue

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Polish PM, Donald Tusk, sure agreement can be reached on issues such as concerns over the free movement of people
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Doctor Who Into the Dalek more than compensated for last week's nonsensical offering