CCTV footage and claims of fabricated evidence may exonerate Mitchell
A police officer under investigation over claims he witnessed a row in Downing Street involving a Cabinet minister "wasn't there at the time", the Metropolitan Police Commissioner has said.
Scotland Yard was condemned last night for arresting a police officer on suspicion of leaking details of Andrew Mitchell's angry outburst when he was stopped from using Downing Street's main gates.
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.
The daughter of suspended MP Nadine Dorries has insisted her mother was given permission to have one month's leave from her parliamentary duties.
Another jibe at Cameron?
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.
Nurses, firefighters, teachers and prison officers joined over 150,000 protesters today in huge demonstrations against the Government, loudly cheering calls for a 24-hour general strike.
It is being dubbed the Great Train Snobbery or simply – and perhaps predictably – ticketgate.
A departmental minister might have weathered a scandal like Mitchell's, but for the Chief Whip, it's different.
Our diarist notes that the stand-up comedian, notoriously fond of making unfunny jokes, had a deeper impact on workplace legislation than you might think
Stunningly artful in positioning and projection, this speech by the Labour leader will resonate with many of the Liberal Democrats in government
Miliband is a nightmare for television broadcasters, says our diarist at the Labour Conference in Manchester, but could he be a voters dream?
Independent Voices is partnering with the Battle of Ideas festival to present a series of guest articles on the key questions of our time.
Rumour has it that Euan Blair, Tony' eldest, may run for parliament. But what about the other progeny of those who dominated the New Labour era?