Voices Employers have accused Labour leader Ed Miliband of putting jobs at risk by targeting a 'perfectly legal' loophole used to exploit cheap foreign labour

This week's session marked a return to combat as usual

Matthew Norman: TV debates are no longer optional, PM

In the realm of unwitting but illuminating self-analysis, there has been little like it since Gerald Ratner. If David Cameron's crack at undermining market confidence in his brand (himself) was wordier and less honest than Ratner's "crap", his choice of this week to launch a bid to wheedle out of pre-election live debates in 2015 still made a handsome Christmas gift to market rival Ed Miliband. When the Prime Minister informed a parliamentary press lunch of his doubts about participating in any debates, or making them irrelevant by holding them months before the vote, he exposed more of himself than I suspect he realised.

Tory rebels give PM a bloody nose in fight over EU budget

Eurosceptics defy whips and join Labour to defeat Cameron and demand cut in Brussels spending

Be cautious: if you choose an environmental fund, check how green its investments really are

There will be no change on energy policy despite windfarm split, says David Cameron

David Cameron insisted today that the Government's energy policy has not changed, after a Tory minister attacked the way wind farms were being “peppered” across the countryside.

David Blanchflower: Cameron's employment claims just don't add up

Economic Outlook: He insists one million jobs have been created; they haven’t

The CPS investigated allegations that Jimmy Savile assaulted girls at the Duncroft children's home and Stoke Mandeville hospital but concluded at the time that there was not enough evidence to prosecute the television personality, who died two years later

Details of three doctors passed to police investigating Jimmy Savile allegations amid fears of paedophile sex abuse ring

The details of three doctors, who are alleged to have abused young people they were caring for, have been passed to detectives investigating allegations of sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile.

Labour MP Tom Watson

Paedophile ring 'was protected by Downing St'

A powerful paedophile network may have operated in Britain protected by its connections to Parliament and Downing Street, a Labour politician suggested yesterday.

The outgoing
president of the
ECHR deplored
Britain’s attitude
to the court

UK’s disdain for European Court of Human Rights condemned

The UK has shown more contempt towards the European Court of Human Rights than any other nation, its outgoing president claims today, as David Cameron again set himself at loggerheads with the Strasbourg court over votes for prisoners.

Sketch: Cameron wanted good news, but got unearthly silence

Tom Watson had command of a hushed House and a shocked Prime Minister

Four-month-old baby whose soldier father was killed in Afghanistan is denied compensation because paternity cannot be proved

A four-month-old baby whose father was killed in a Taliban bomb attack in Afghanistan is being denied compensation because paternity cannot be proved.

Cameron gets drawn into row as confusion over energy tariff row escalates

David Cameron's pledge that gas and electricity consumers would automatically get the lowest tariff was thrown into confusion today as the Government staged a partial retreat.

Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell

Tories defend under-fire Andrew Mitchell

Labour MPs today attempted to pile the pressure on embattled Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell amid renewed demands for him to be sacked over his row with Downing Street police.

The Prime Minister lost his cool in the Commons

Angry Cameron breaks protocol in refusing to tell MPs about emails to Rebekah Brooks

David Cameron is under pressure to release private emails exchanged with Rebekah Brooks that he has withheld from the Leveson Inquiry, after extraordinary scenes in the House of Commons in which he refused to answer a question on the issue.

Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell

David Cameron defends Andrew Mitchell amid fresh sacking demands

David Cameron was forced to defend his chief whip again today amid fresh demands for him to be sacked over his notorious confrontation with police.

Andrew Mitchell's refusal to admit that he had used the word “pleb” led the federation to demand his resignation

'Draw a line' under Andrew Mitchell row, says 1922 Committee's John Whittingdale

A senior Conservative backbencher today said he hoped chief whip Andrew Mitchell will be able to “draw a line” under the row over his clash with police.

The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow has added 'disingenuous' to the list of words that are, supposedly, unparliamentary

John Bercow hits back at critics calling those ridiculing his Labour-voting wife Sally of writing sub-standard 'drivel'

John Bercow risked infuriating loyal Conservative MPs by suggesting that criticism of the way he handles House of Commons business comes from MPs who are “embittered” and “resentful” because their own political careers have not worked out as they had hoped.

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