Britain’s most senior civil servants should no longer be asked to investigate accusations of ministerial misconduct because they do not have the “powers” to get to the truth, the former Cabinet Secretary, Lord Robin Butler, has suggested.
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Tuesday 27 November 2012
Our diarist on the frosty welcome awaiting the return of the native
Saturday 24 November 2012
I'm A Celebrity MP Nadine Dorries renewed hostilities with Prime Minister David Cameron today by accusing him of trying to "control" Conservative MPs.
Friday 23 November 2012
David Cameron challenged Rwanda’s President to prove his country had no links to murderous militias as the Government prepares to cancel plans to give more financial aid to the central African nation.
Thursday 22 November 2012
Evicted from the jungle after her exploits eating an ostrich anus, Nadine Dorries claimed that she was already back at work as an MP, from the comfort of a five-star hotel in Australia.
Monday 19 November 2012
The daughter of suspended MP Nadine Dorries has insisted her mother was given permission to have one month's leave from her parliamentary duties.
Saturday 10 November 2012
Justine Greening is supposed to have told the Prime Minister, when he made her Secretary of State for International Development in September: "I didn't come into politics to distribute money to people in the Third World."
Thursday 08 November 2012
Sharing in the election joy?
Wednesday 07 November 2012
Another jibe at Cameron?
Tuesday 06 November 2012
Friday 26 October 2012
As the five-year parliament reaches its halfway mark, the Coalition’s key decision-making “quad” – David Cameron, George Osborne, Nick Clegg and Danny Alexander – has been expanded to include David Laws, the Liberal Democrat who returned to the Government last month, and Oliver Letwin, the Conservatives’ policy chief. “It’s still known as the quad,” one insider explained. “We can’t call it the sextet.”
Wednesday 24 October 2012
The Government was forced to fend off fresh accusations of incompetence yesterday after it delayed the controversial badger cull in England, blaming the Olympics, bad weather and a miscount of the animals for the retreat.
Tuesday 23 October 2012
U-turn announced after Political Editor farmers warn they would not be able to kill enough animals in time available
Tuesday 23 October 2012
Monday 22 October 2012
Conservative MPs have told David Cameron to "get a grip" and halt a string of unforced errors that have blown his Government off course.
- 1 Alan Pardew's warning to Joe Kinnear: I am still the Newcastle manager
- 2 Breaking the Silence: In the reality of occupation, there are no Palestinian civilians – only potential terrorists
- 3 Charles Saatchi accepts caution for assault over incident in Scott’s restaurant when he put his hands on throat of wife Nigella Lawson
- 4 Exclusive: Cristiano Ronaldo advised to stay at Real Madrid for another 18 months before making possible switch to Manchester United
- 5 Iran to send 4,000 troops to aid President Assad forces in Syria