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

The trouble with Ed: Labour MPs' gripes over leader

Backbench discontent with Miliband is brewing again after his Commons performance this week against Cameron

The Sketch: Class war's back, and so are Ronettes hand-jivers

You're probably too young to remember the 1970s. Piles of unburied bodies on the streets. We had to sell our miners to Poland, you know, and the Arabs had a timeshare on Buckingham Palace. Freelance sketch-writers went door-to-door selling their wares. Knock, knock. "Yes?" "You're a pompous idiot and your wife has the face of a weasel. That'll be £750, cash or card, sir?"

Sitting MP 'granted a super-injunction'

A serving MP may have taken out a super-injunction preventing details of their activities being exposed, it was disclosed yesterday. The revelation came in the Commons as MPs discussed future parliamentary business – including whether to debate creeping judge-made privacy laws and the use of gagging orders.

MPs reject threshold on AV referendum

MPs have overturned a proposal to make a referendum on the Westminster voting system non-binding unless 40 per cent of the electorate take part in the poll. Peers backed the measure earlier this month but the Commons rejected the proposal by a majority of 70.

Funding scandal charge adds to crisis

Ichiro Ozawa, the power broker of the Japanese ruling party, was charged yesterday over a funding scandal, adding to Prime Minister Naoto Kan's woes as he struggles to survive in the face of a divided parliament and sagging support.

Expenses watchdog hits back at MPs

The watchdog that oversees parliamentary expenses has hit back at criticism of it by MPs and warned they have not convinced the public the system has been cleaned up.

Pistols at Dawn, By John Campbell

For Lloyd George, "there is no friendship at the top". If the titanic Blair-Brown feud bore out the dictum of a Westminster street-fighter who gave as good as he got, then their intimate enmity has parallels over two centuries.

John Rentoul: More squattery

Grateful for Archie Bland’s clarification of the argument about the squatter camp in Parliament Square.

Archie Bland: Why the squatter camp should stay

I was pleased to see John Rentoul’s post about the encampment in Parliament Square.

Jane Merrick: MPs' expenses and the IPSA factor

After PMQs, a quick statement by the Speaker on the new chairman of what we have to call IPSA, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, who is Professor Sir Ian Kennedy, who I suppose we should refer to as PSIK.

No Commons pass for BNP's Griffin

BNP leader Nick Griffin will no longer be entitled to a House of Commons pass following a decision taken by MPs.

Grace Boyle: Live from the roof of the Houses of Parliament

I only found out the day before we came up here that I was going to be getting onto the roof of the mother of all Parliaments."

Everton 2 Sheffield Utd 0: Arteta's launchpad for Planet Everton

Blues cruise to stay on course for Europe as Warnock's 10-man Blades lack any cutting edge

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