Former home secretary Jacqui Smith has opened up about the porn scandal which ended her career and has suggested her expenses were scrutinised more because she is a woman.
The controversial power for police to hold terrorist suspects without charge for 28 days is to be scrapped within months, The Independent has learnt.
With any potentially transformative national event, our guide is the Chinese communist who, asked about the impact the French Revolution almost two centuries later, said it was too soon to tell. So hats off to Nick Robinson, the BBC's very own Zhou Enlai, for patiently hanging on for almost three months to make his film Five Days That Changed Britain.
As the newly promoted Home Secretary, Theresa May becomes only the second woman after Jacqui Smith, to hold the role - considered one of the three major offices of state.
Far right-wing Dutch politician Geert Wilders sparked angry scenes outside Parliament today after claiming Islamism and democracy were "incompatible".
New book claims Brown mistreated employees
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Conservative forced to quit anti-sleaze committee over expenses hits back
The dunces who are our MPs still cannot grasp that they have been naughty
MPs fear 'arms race' recriminations will cause further damage to system
Jacqui Smith suffered the humiliation of being forced to apologise in the Commons yesterday for wrongly designating her family home as her second property for expenses purposes.
A "herbal high" that mimics the effect of cannabis should be banned, the Government's drug adviser said today.
Britain's first female Home Secretary fell victim to expenses – and comedians
Home Secretary Jacqui Smith will fight defamation proceedings launched against her by a US "shock jock" barred from entering the UK, the Home Office said today.
The Conservative MP Julie Kirkbride was under fresh pressure over her use of expenses last night after allegations that both her brother and her sister were benefiting from her parliamentary allowances.
Conservative MPs to spend 'more time with family'