Could Britain’s chronic housing shortage be solved by using insurers’ assets? Jamie Dunkley and Russell Lynch report
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Wednesday 15 January 2014
The problem is, speeches won't build you a home - and neither will politicians
Labour MP Nick Brown's Christmas Card takes aim at Cameron, Rebekah Brooks, Grant Shapps (and a horse)
Thursday 12 December 2013
A Labour MP’s Christmas card has taken aim at Conservative Chairman Grant Shapp’s post on Buzzfeed with a tongue-in cheek design.
Exclusive: Ed Miliband says David Cameron's Tories in the gutter as 2015 election strategist Lynton Crosby pushes party towards the politics of division
Sunday 24 November 2013
Labour fears dirtiest Conservative campaign in 20 years, as Attorney General withdraws attack on Pakistani community
Andy McSmith's Diary: Is the revolt against Crispin Blunt by his local party because he's gay? Yes and no
Monday 18 November 2013
Some local ladies were offended by the way that Blunt’s marriage ended
Monday 11 November 2013
Home Secretary attacks broadcaster's ability to subsidise online coverage
Saturday 09 November 2013
In an obscure corner of the parliamentary process sits a committee called the Statutory Instruments Joint Committee.
Sunday 29 September 2013
Daringly, the Conservative conference started with its inspirational highlight, Thatcher: the movie – a nostalgia vehicle which brought the audience to their feet in what may prove the one unequivocally enthusiastic standing ovation of the week. The iconic images included Mrs T be-goggled and all in white in the turret of a Challenger tank: a 20th century Boadicea as played by Isadora Duncan. Or the lady at her shimmering sexiest at a 1976 meeting in Finchley: “I stand before you in my red star chiffon evening gown, my face softly made up and my fair hair gently waved, the iron lady of the western world.” By this point you had begun to fear for the pulse rate of older party representatives.
Friday 27 September 2013
Controversial drugs scheme to be extended despite criticism from doctors
Friday 27 September 2013
After Ed Miliband's price freeze pledge, David Cameron agrees action is needed to reduce the cost of energy
Thursday 12 September 2013
Only 14 per cent think Ed Miliband could stop payments spiralling out of control, says poll
Tuesday 20 August 2013
Hundreds of people who could fall victim to the “bedroom tax” are to benefit from new plans to convert spare bedrooms into bathrooms.
Cameron's new star advisor Jim Messina accused of involvement in 'the most homophobic political advert in US history'
Sunday 04 August 2013
The allegations date back to Messina's time as chief of staff to Max Baucus
Wednesday 31 July 2013
“There should be a way of saying to people ‘thank you very much, it hasn’t worked out but here’s a decent package for you to move on from this role,’” says top Tory
New benefit cap could be lowered by £6,000 a year if deemed a success, according to Treasury sources
Tuesday 16 July 2013
Comments come as benefit claimants have amount they can claim capped at £500 a week for the first time
Monday 15 July 2013
Australia’s Health Minister has accused the UK Government of dropping plans to introduce blank cigarette packaging due to pressure from tobacco companies and one of their former lobbyists now working for the Conservatives.
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Exclusive: UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
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- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'