These are unusually febrile times. The BNP could fill a dangerous gap in the market
Row erupts over who will pay to police demonstrations
Richard Littlejohn, bile-secreting gallbladder of the Daily Mail, is used to life as a conspicuous figure. Not usually conspicuous, however, by his absence.
On the eve of Labour's conference, Brown hit by new blow as Nye plans her departure
Peter Hain was eyeing a return to the Government today after being cleared by prosecutors over donations to his campaign for Labour's deputy leadership.
Labour was embroiled in a fresh row over donations last night after it was forced to pay back £15,000 to a children's charity which illegally donated cash to the party.
Peter Hain will be interviewed as a suspect within days by police investigating secret donations to his deputy leadership campaign.
Senior MPs are expected to open the door today to spot checks of parliamentary staffing and expenses amid growing pressure for radical reform of members' allowances.
Peter Hain is fighting to save his position in the Cabinet after admitting that he failed to disclose donations totalling £103,000 to his campaign to become Labour's deputy leader.
Peter Hain is to admit that he failed to declare tens of thousands of pounds given to his campaign for Labour's deputy leadership.
Individuals are responsible for preventing a national pension crisis in the future, the Government warned yesterday.