A veto over EU laws? This can only be a Mandelsonian plot

What the 95 Tory MPs propose is not just unrealistic, it is unrealism on stilts

Charities say drug users are switching to alternative drugs created in laboratories because they know they are not breaking the law if they are caught in possession

UK opts out of EU legal high plans

Proposals "fetter UK's discretion", insists crime minister Norman Baker MP

A 2010 photograph showing an general view of the nuclear power plant in Bushehr, Iran

Iran agrees to daily inspections as it reaches interim nuclear deal with world powers

Decision sets clock running on six-month deadline for a final nuclear agreement, ending crippling sanctions

Laszlo Andor insists that France and Denmark have more generous welfare systems than the UK

Plan to cut child benefit paid to EU migrants will be vetoed, says Brussels

Laszlo Andor insists that France and Denmark have more generous welfare systems than the UK

The work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith said he wanted to see EU migrants wait up to two years before receiving benefits

Iain Duncan Smith wants two-year ban on immigrant welfare – but Brussels says EU will block attempts to rewrite rules

The work and pensions secretary claims there is a 'growing groundswell of concern about benefit tourism' across Europe

Far-right party Golden Dawn is expected to perform well in municipal and European Parliament elections

Just what Greece didn’t need: BNP leader Nick Griffin seeks Golden Dawn alliance

Athens plays centre stage to a worrying political development

Chuka Ummuna said he had talked to some of his European counterparts about the issue of free movement of people within EU

Tough Labour policy could close door on EU job-seekers

Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Ummuna floats curbs on the free movement of people within EU

House of Lords warned not to 'ignore the public's wishes' on EU referendum debate

The House of Lords has been warned that it would be “ignoring” the wishes of ordinary people if it blocks a referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU.

Top EU official: 'UK Government immigration myths destroying the future of young people'

The UK government’s anti EU migration rhetoric is "destroying the future of young people", a top Brussels official has claimed.

The News Matrix: Friday 10 January 2014

Met ‘was infiltrated by criminals’

The Business Matrix: Friday 10 January 2014

Serco to run Boris bikes in London

Marine Le Pen believes her party and Ukip share a common set of values

France's Marine Le Pen wants her far-right party to join forces with Ukip and destroy 'European Soviet Union'

But Ukip leader Nigel Farage says the suggestion of an alliance was a non-starter

UK trade deficit narrows to £9.4bn in November

Export volumes to the EU rose 5.8 per cent on the month

Central African Republic President Michael Djotodia faces pressure to step down over religious violence

Muslim leader’s exit risks creating greater power vacuum

The News Matrix: Thursday 9 January 2014

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