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50 years of PMQs

No other parliament has anything like Prime Minister's Questions. Chris Moncrieff, who has covered it from the start, gives his verdict

I'd be proud to follow Blair and Brown's lead, says Burnham

Andy Burnham, one of four former cabinet ministers vying to be the next Labour leader, has announced that he is "proud" to be seen as the candidate who would carry on where Gordon Brown and Tony Blair left off. He defended the most contentious decision of the Blair years, to send British troops to war in Iraq, unlike his rivals, Ed Miliband and Ed Balls, who have distanced themselves from the war.

Liberal Democrats: Ghost of Kinnock haunts Clegg's final plea

Sheffield is a brave place to stage an eve of election rally. It was in the Steel City in 1992 that Neil Kinnock, then riding high in the opinion polls against John Major, was spectacularly undone with a breathtaking display of hubris in front of 10,000 screaming followers scenting victory in what has become the textbook example of how not to appeal to last-minute floating voters.

Thatcher's economic guru dies at 82

Professor Sir Alan Walters, the former economics adviser to Margaret Thatcher whose controversial role led to the resignation of Nigel Lawson, has died at the age of 82.

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