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Labour has 'no God-given right to exist' and could do 'even worse' at next election, Liz Kendall warns

Ms Kendall has positioned herself as the 'candidate of change' in what is expected to be a three-horse race against Andy Burnham and Yvette Cooper

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Theresa May accused of seeking to introduce state censorship of the media by Cabinet colleague Sajid Javid

The Home Secretary has drawn up plans that would allow Ofcom to prevent programmes containing 'extremist content' from being broadcast

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EU referendum: Stopping benefits for EU migrants a red line in negotiations, says David Cameron

Cameron will tell EU leaders in Latvia that he has received a mandate from the voters for sweeping reform of Britain’s relationship with the EU

West Suffolk MP, Matthew Hancock who has become Minister for the Cabinet Office

Ministers urge civil servants to start recruiting more working-class graduates into Whitehall

'Only 7 per cent of applicants to the Civil Service Fast Stream are from working-class backgrounds'

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: With flashes of mischief, Blairite Liz Kendall slayed Labour’s sacred cows

She needed to show she was serious, as well as likeable

Andy McSmith's Diary: All becomes clear in the library of Osama bin Laden

One of bin Laden's books in particular offers an interesting insight into what Jihadis think of Britain's political landscape

Liz Kendall set out her approach as a Labour leader, pledging to spend 2 per cent of GDP on defence

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Liz Kendall tells her party to face up to the hard-truths of Ed Miliband's 'catastrophic' election defeat and urges colleagues to elect her to give Labour a fresh start

Regulators say that Michael Gove’s maths exams are too hard and must be rewritten

Michael Gove’s maths exams are too hard and must be rewritten, regulator says

Ofqual found a 'significant risk' that exams drawn up by three out of the four main awarding bodies were too difficult for the full range of pupil abilities

The issue of immigration haunted Mr Cameron during the election campaign

The 6 reasons why David Cameron's relentless pursuit of fewer immigrants is fundamentally flawed

Prime Minister has reiterated his determination to cut net immigration to the tens of thousands

The watchdog that would have scrutinised the end of the Human Rights Act just got quietly scrapped

The Political and Constitutional Reform Committee will not operate during the 2015 parliament

Renters pay landlords £5.6bn every year to live in homes that can make them sick or kill them

Rat infestations and risks of explosion are among hazards detailed in a new report

Labour’s decline in the opinion polls has not lifted David Cameron’s party

David Cameron announces plans to set up Immigration Taskforce to cut migration

The Prime Minister made the announcement on the same day that figures released showed near-record levels of immigration

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