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Election dissection: The week in politics

Fri, 23 Jan 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Our weekly roundup - who said what and why

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It's payback time! Boris settles "outrageous" US tax bill

Thu, 22 Jan 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

After a lot of huffing and puffing, London Mayor Boris Johnson has stumped up money to settle his US capital gains tax bill.

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How much power will Scotland have in the new UK?

Thu, 22 Jan 2015| By Sophie Hobson

Cameron says it will become one of the world’s “most powerful devolved parliaments”

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UKIP loses policy chief and has no manifesto ahead of general election

Wed, 21 Jan 2015| By Harry Cockburn

What does the party stand for? Does it matter?

Cameron cookie jar

Trust in politicians sinks to all-time low

Tue, 20 Jan 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Disdain for Labour and Tories is driving voters to UKIP

Sky News

Chuka Umunna becomes the first MP ever to enhance his reputation by storming out of a live TV interviewVideo

Tue, 20 Jan 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna stormed off Sky News yesterday after a weird grilling from anchor Dermot Murnaghan.

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The North-South divide has become a chasm. Can it be fixed?

Mon, 19 Jan 2015| By Sophie Hobson

So much for George Osborne’s vision of a “northern powerhouse”

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett

It's Green Party time! Greens overtake Lib Dems as 2,000 members join in a day

Fri, 16 Jan 2015| By Robyn Vinter

The Green Party now has more members than the Lib Dems and UKIP after gaining more than 2,000 members in ONE DAY – temporarily crashing the website.

Murray Farage

This is how Nigel Farage has reacted to Al Murray standing against him

Fri, 16 Jan 2015| By Harry Cockburn

A somewhat confused response from Farage

Politics

Election dissection: LLB’s weekly political roundup

Fri, 16 Jan 2015| By Harry Cockburn

What’s going on and who’s doing it? A rapid recap

Green party supporters

The Green Party has overtaken UKIP in membership numbers

Thu, 15 Jan 2015

Updated - the Green Party has now overtaken UKIP in membership numbers

Al Murray Pub Landlord

Comedian Al Murray to stand against Nigel Farage at general electionVideo

Wed, 14 Jan 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Pub Landlord to stand at South Thanet

Ineos Grangemouth refinery energy gas shale fracking

Osborne accused of damaging energy sector with attempts to bring fairer prices for consumers

Wed, 14 Jan 2015| By Harry Cockburn

George Osborne has been accused of damaging the energy sector by fellow cabinet member Ed Davey.

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Will Cameron be replaced by an empty podium for TV debates?

Wed, 14 Jan 2015| By Harry Cockburn

That’s what the other party leaders have called for, in formal letters

NHS Parliament

NHS trumps immigration for first time as top concern for voters

Tue, 13 Jan 2015| By Harry Cockburn

But the government doesn’t want to talk about it. Here’s why

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Government seeks expert in 1970s technology to revamp DWP’s systems

Mon, 12 Jan 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Woah there! Wasn’t it time for an upgrade last century?

Rupert Murdoch

JK Rowling's terrific response to Murdoch's tweet blaming all Muslims for Charlie Hebdo deaths

Mon, 12 Jan 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Warning: this article contains cringeworthy tweets from Rupert Murdoch

David Cameron

The prime minister met security chiefs today to stop "fanatical death cult of Islamist extremist violence"

Mon, 12 Jan 2015| By Robyn Vinter

David Cameron met with terror experts this morning to come up with a plan for defending Britain against terror attacks.

National Portrait Gallery

In pictures: London landmarks in Tricolore tribute to Paris

Mon, 12 Jan 2015| By Sophie Hobson

The capital showed its unity with France yesterday.

The Palace of Westminster

Palace of Theftminster: £90,000 worth of goods stolen from parliament since 2010

Fri, 9 Jan 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

The House of Parliament are patrolled by armed police and sniffer dogs 24x7 and yet over £90,000 worth of goods have been stolen from its buildings since 2010.

Cameron chicken

Why are the other party leaders calling David Cameron a “chicken”?

Fri, 9 Jan 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Party leaders have rushed to criticise David Cameron, calling him a “chicken” who is “running scared”.

Met police homepage top

Al-Qaeda is planning an attack on Britain, MI5 warns

Fri, 9 Jan 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Security has been stepped up in London

Freedom of speech quotes

10 important quotes about freedom of speech

Thu, 8 Jan 2015| By Robyn Vinter, Sophie Hobson

As the world mourns the Charlie Hebdo attack victims

Houses of Parliament

London increases security following Charlie Hebdo attack

Thu, 8 Jan 2015| By Sophie Hobson

As the world reels from the killing of 10 journalists and two police officers in Paris, London is on guard.

Vince Cable means business

Vince Cable demoted and replaced by Danny Alexander in Lib Dem election cabinet

Wed, 7 Jan 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Business Secretary Vince Cable has been snubbed in Nick Clegg’s election cabinet.

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