Campaigners against the expensive project accuse the coalition of 'underhand misuse' of money
Former Home Secretary, backed by ex-Chancellor, expresses concern about Labour’s public appeal
Move could help counter claims made by ministers that economic crisis was caused by previous Labour government
“One year mair, one year less,” rumbles Gordon Brown, thinking back to the homespun sayings of his hometown of Kirkcaldy - this one a somewhat cynical birthday greeting.
News that knighthood got clean bill of health after collapse of RBS fuels row about 'political' decision
Government borrowing is expected to rocket to levels higher than would have been seen under Labour, despite George Osborne's deep spending cuts.
Alistair Darling feared the bank chiefs at the heart of the financial crisis were "so arrogant and stupid that they might bring us all down".
The former Chancellor tells Andrew Grice how close we came to financial chaos – and why Osborne could push us back to the brink
Ok, he's stopped touching his face. That's an improvement, it shows progress. At this rate he'll be ready to be prime minister when Sam Miliband comes of age (and pips his father to the vote while uncle David laughs).
A Labour MP has accused the Coalition of putting jobs at risk in the videogame sector following its decision earlier this year to cancel proposed tax relief for the industry.
Alan Johnson has said banks should be forced to pay another £3.5bn in tax to help avoid some of the huge cuts to public spending to be unveiled by the Coalition Government tomorrow.
The camera that set out to discomfort our leaders has become their new best friend
Civil servants will for the first time help Britain's political parties to stitch together a post-election agreement if the general election results in a hung parliament.
Petrol prices will reach record levels this year, according to research by the AA.
Conservative plans to slash inheritance tax would effectively abolish the tax "for practical purposes", shows research by the leading accountants, Grant Thornton, for The Independent. In the proposals by the shadow chancellor George Osborne, unveiled in 2007, the threshold would be raised from the present £325,000 to £1m.