Cabinet meetings under Margaret Thatcher were “miserably disappointing” gatherings devoid of debate and filled with “unctuous self-satisfaction”, one her most senior ministers said in 1984.
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Tuesday 17 December 2013
Case raises questions over Lords membership rules
Wednesday 27 November 2013
Meanwhile, though, the Labour leader is doing his best to downplay the heroic role of payday crusader Stella Creasy
Wednesday 16 October 2013
Senior Senate aides say deal is about to be announced
US budget battle: IMF's Christine Lagarde warns America's lawmakers they risk pushing world into recession
Monday 14 October 2013
Stark warning from IMF chief comes as search for deal to extend debt ceiling shifts to Senate
US shutdown: President Obama vows not to give in to 'ideological crusade' as budget impasse forces 800,000 people off work
Tuesday 01 October 2013
Republicans and Democrats have failed to agree the budget for federal agencies, forcing non-essential workers on unpaid leave
'I will see this through to the end': MP Nigel Evans protests his innocence over rape and sex charges
Wednesday 11 September 2013
Alleged offences span a period of a decade and are said to have taken place in London and Lancashire
Saturday 07 September 2013
Conservative Coalition brings an end to six years of Labor rule
Wednesday 28 August 2013
Labour will today call on David Cameron to drop his controversial lobbying bill and return to the negotiating table to reform the way party politics is funded in Britain.
Monday 08 July 2013
MPs are undermining public trust in democracy by failing to back tighter controls on lobbying, Parliament’s official sleaze watchdog has warned.
Thursday 04 July 2013
Police have charged a man with the murder of an 84-year-old woman discovered dead in her home and the attempted murder of a nine year-old boy found stabbed in a skate park.
Monday 01 July 2013
Recommended increase was expected to add up to £10,000 to backbenchers' salaries in 2015
Three years after being knifed by Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd gets revenge and returns as Australian Prime Minister
Thursday 27 June 2013
In an extraordinary turnaround in political fortunes, Australia's former prime minister, Kevin Rudd, wrestled the top job back today from Julia Gillard, who ousted him nearly three years ago to the day.
Tuesday 04 June 2013
Commons Speaker John Bercow today suspended the issuing of new Commons passes to staff working for all-party parliamentary groups amid concerns they are being used as a vehicle for political lobbying at Westminster.
Thursday 30 May 2013
Lawmakers in Nigeria have passed a bill banning gay marriage, setting prison terms of up to 14 years.
Sunday 12 May 2013
The tributes to Sir Alex were out of proportion, but not his pledge to a more moving retiree
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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