Labour says apparent U-turn was 'yet another example of chaos and incompetence at the heart of government policymaking'
Gold medalist's welfare policy criticism blamed for delay in Sport England appointment
Donald Macintyre on the day Parliament was recalled to give its final verdict on the Iron Lady
Out of America: The GOP is finally acknowledging that it has to detoxify if it's to have any hope of regaining the White House
Owners say proposal is 'disrespectful' and could drive them out of business
Urgent work to avert the 'fiscal cliff' as key figures from first term get ready to leave President's team
David Cameron today warned Nadine Dorries she should be representing her constituents rather than appearing on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!
Embattled Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell returned to the Commons front line for the first time since his foul-mouthed row with Downing Street police and was soon reminded of his troubles by Labour MPs.
There are some – not very many – parliamentary constituencies where the demands of constituents are so pressing, and casework so overwhelming, that the MP just cannot play a significant part in broader national politics. Bradford West was one of them. Marsha Singh was a softly spoken colleague of great intelligence, careful judgement and an impressive knowledge of world affairs who could have made an even greater impact in Parliament had he represented a normal constituency.
Rebels shoot down 'dead duck' Lords reform as 91 Tories vote against Bill
A US congressional aide who almost lost his life in the Arizona shooting rampage that wounded former representative Gabrielle Giffords has won a special election to fill her seat.
The crushing primary defeat of Indiana’s veteran Republican senator Richard Lugar not only shows the Tea Party movement is alive and well. It is also a pointer that the next Congress will be even more partisan and less inclined to compromise than ever.
The Queen has vowed to serve as head of state, now and into the future, in a landmark speech to mark her Diamond Jubilee.
Exasperated with a primary process as protracted as it has been vicious, Republican Party grandees are looking to see if Mitt Romney can at last regain an aura of inevitability in tomorrow's "Super Tuesday" contests across 10 states.
Bitter, divisive battle for leadership of Labor Party sees PM win out – for the time being
Pension money should not go to reduce taxes