News Michael Dugher has called for action before the 30th anniversary of the so-called Battle of Orgreave on July 18

Shadow Cabinet Officer minister Michael Dugher calls for action before 30th anniversary of the Battle of Orgrave

Diane Abbott said she lost her frontbench position because she defied instructions from Labour HQ not to take a position on potential British strikes against Syria in advance of a crucial House of Commons vote

I was sacked for not following Ed Miliband’s script, says Diane Abbott

Ed Miliband only wants shadow ministers who “literally read from the [Labour Party] script” in the run-up to the general election, his former shadow Health minister said.

New police anti-terror powers could be unlawful, say MPs

Joint committee on human rights criticise right to detain travellers and raid their data

Former Liberal Democrat leader, Sir Menzies Campbell

Former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell to retire from Commons in 2015

72-year-old to quit after serving as MP for North East Fife since 1987

James Moore: A more stable banking sector does not mean our finances are safe again

Outlook Where's the next financial crisis going to come from? Up until now, regulators have been focused on preventing a repeat of the last one.

Keith Vaz said that the affair sounded like a 'bit of a merry-go-round'

MPs ‘baffled’ as former Soca agents asked to probe scandal it ignored

Defunct agency now replaced by the NCA ‘sat on’ evidence of blue-chip hacking for seven years

The News Matrix: Tuesday 8 October 2013

Fast return expected from Royal Mail

Adam Afriyie has a personal fortune of between £50m and £100m

Tory MP Adam Afriyie throws Tories into turmoil by calling for early EU referendum

Windsor MP - once touted as a future party leader - says public 'not convinced' David Cameron would stick to his pledge after a general election win

Simon Burns insists he can forge a good working relationship with John Bercow

'Stupid, sanctimonious dwarf': Ex-minister Simon Burns who abused Commons Speaker John Bercow could be his deputy

Former Transport minister favourite to be new No 2 to man he criticised

Boris Johnson undecided on Commons return

Speculation suggests London Mayor could stand for Parliament in 2016

Over the weekend Boris Johnson sparked renewed speculation about his leadership ambitions by saying in interviews that the Syria debate had fuelled a desire to be back in the House of Commons

Conservative Party conference: David Cameron says Boris Johnson is welcome back in Commons fold at next election

Prime Minister would give London Mayor a 'warm welcome' if he were to stage a Commons comeback

C’mon Ed, back an in/out EU referendum for the day of the next election and destroy the Tories

Europe remains the Tories’ Achilles heel. Polling conducted by YouGov for Labour Uncut reveals that 1 in 5 2010 Tory voters have defected, with 60 per cent switching to UKIP.

Labour Party Conference: Ed Miliband pledges to freeze gas and electricity bills if he wins 2015 election

Typical household would save £120 and an average business £1,800 over the 20-month period

British soldiers in Afghanistan check equipment that could prove harder to procure under the Government’s proposed ‘GoCo’ policy

Private sector 'will hold MoD to ransom': PCS union warns MPs over proposal to outsource defence procurement

The British government will be "held to ransom" by US and UK contractors if the Defence Secretary, Philip Hammond, pushes through with far-reaching departmental reforms, union leaders have warned.

Matt Butler: World Cup hat-trick hero has his cerebral teeth pulled

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