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The most ridiculous stories about politicians in 2015

Politicians are usually painfully predictable creatures who fail to surprise and often disappoint. But this year's cohort proved they still have the ability to shock when some names appeared in headlines no-one could have anticipated (except perhaps for Charlie Brooker).

57 things we learnt in 2015

Some of our news nuggets from 2015 advance the sum total of human knowledge - but not too many, you'll be pleased to hear

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Jeremy Corbyn’s recycled lines were rejected by Ed Miliband

In his first conference address as party leader, Jeremy Corbyn recycled lines that had been published by Richard Heller, a former adviser to Denis Healey. ​In an age of jobbing speechwriters, does it matter? Blair's biographer, John Rentoul, considers the question