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Mark Reckless

Tories are suing Mark Reckless for defecting, so he's crowdfunding legal fees

Fri, 19 Dec 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Did you hear about the Tories suing Mark Reckless for £3,000 on now useless 2015 general election leaflets?

Oil rig in North Sea

Oil be damned: North Sea oil heading for the rocks as prices crash

Thu, 18 Dec 2014| By Harry Cockburn

The UK’s North Sea oil industry is in crisis as the price of oil has fallen below the cost of sucking it out of the earth.

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett

The public overwhelmingly thinks the Green Party should be included in the general election TV debates

Thu, 18 Dec 2014| By Robyn Vinter

The vast majority of the British public think the Green Party should be included in the TV leaders’ debates.

Green party poster

The Green Party is growing much faster than you might think. This is whyVideo

Thu, 18 Dec 2014| By Robyn Vinter

It’s not easy being green, as Kermit the Frog used to say*, and the Green Party know that better than anyone.

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Government could have made £180m more from Royal Mail

Thu, 18 Dec 2014| By Sophie Hobson

But should we be bothered about £180m?

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Unemployment falls and wage growth overtakes inflation for first time in 6 years

Wed, 17 Dec 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Some good news as Advent reaches its giddy yuletide peak: levels of employment have risen.

Top UKIP donors

Top 10 donors who bankrolled UKIP in 2014

Wed, 17 Dec 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Nigel Farage’s party has raised over £3m this year

Police posters index

The story behind the posters everywhere saying police are "really racist"

Tue, 16 Dec 2014

“We caused the 2011 riots by shooting dead an unarmed civilian and then lying about it. And we got away with it.”

Boris Johnson on the London Underground

Boris blames xenophobia for complaints London is overcrowded

Tue, 16 Dec 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Mayor of London Boris Johnson today lashed out at xenophobic Londoners for complaining that the capital is too crowded.

UKIP logo

How did UKIP get its hands on £1.5m in EU funds?

Tue, 16 Dec 2014| By Robyn Vinter

UKIP has received £1.5m worth of EU funding which was set aside for helping European countries integrate better.

BNP racist card

The BNP has released its Christmas card and, true to form, it’s pretty racist

Mon, 15 Dec 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Here it is – the annual festive monstrosity known as the BNP Christmas card.

Boris glasses

This is why Boris Johnson might go to jail

Mon, 15 Dec 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

“Now what on earth has London Mayor Boris Johnson done to deserve jail?” You might be wondering.

Nigel farage upset

This is Nigel Farage’s biggest regret

Mon, 15 Dec 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Nigel Farage has talked about his biggest regret in a programme going out on Channel 4 tonight.

Question Time

Farage vs Brand on Question Time – who won?Video

Fri, 12 Dec 2014| By Robyn Vinter

The answer might surprise you

Galaxy future star innovation 2015

Natalie Campbell: My three big predictions for 2015

Thu, 11 Dec 2014| By Natalie Campbell

The founder of A Very Good Company on Tesco’s new direction and UK entrepreneurialism

Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard for Tory MP?

Wed, 10 Dec 2014

If you’re a Tory voter who’s a Manchester City fan then this news story will probably make your day.

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Robyn Vinter: Votes at 16? It doesn’t matter. Here’s why teenagers will never vote for Labour

Tue, 9 Dec 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Ed Miliband’s policy to allow 16-year-olds to vote just plays into the hands of his opponents

House of Lords 2013

Lords rejected cost-cutting measures over fears of worse champagne

Mon, 8 Dec 2014| By Harry Cockburn

It’s a hard life being a lord. All that responsibility, privilege and ermine. And don’t forget the champagne. You can’t lord it up properly without decent bubbly.

Candy Crush

MP caught playing Candy Crush during parliamentary meeting

Mon, 8 Dec 2014| By Robyn Vinter

A backbench MP has been caught playing Candy Crush Saga in a parliamentary committee meeting.

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Air pollution crisis: UK’s toxic air killing as many as smoking

Mon, 8 Dec 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Air pollution in the UK is causing a deadly “public health crisis”, responsible for almost as many deaths as smoking, a panel of MPs has warned.

Farage laughing

Nigel Farage is late for an event. Blames immigrants

Mon, 8 Dec 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Nigel Farage has blamed “immigration” after missing a meeting with UKIP supporters this weekend.

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One in five public sector workers to lose jobs under Osborne's plans - OBR

Thu, 4 Dec 2014| By Sophie Hobson

If the Conservatives win the general election in May, a further one million public sector workers will be sacked by early 2020.

Nigel Farage home in Kent

How rich is Nigel Farage?

Thu, 4 Dec 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Get your hankies ready, people: Nigel Farage claims he’s the “poorest man in politics”.

George Osborne and Nick Clegg

Why wasn't Nick Clegg at the Autumn Statement yesterday?

Thu, 4 Dec 2014| By Robyn Vinter

The deputy prime minister was in Cornwall yesterday while the Autumn Statement was being announced – but why?

Megaphone book cover

Autumn Statement: Reactions from the business world

Wed, 3 Dec 2014

Well it’s out now. Stamp duty bonfires, business rate caps, more small business relief and last but not least, a tax credit for Wallace & Gromit. Here’s what the business world thinks:ON BUSINESS RATESJohn Cridland, director general of the CBI:

Happy trader

8 ways the Autumn Statement was good news

Wed, 3 Dec 2014| By Robyn Vinter

The chancellor received a mixed review of the 2014 Autumn Statement.

Rubber Stamp

Autumn Statement stamp duty changes – what do they mean?

Wed, 3 Dec 2014| By Harry Cockburn

A significant overhaul of how stamp duty will be charged was perhaps the biggest surprise in George Osborne’s Autumn Statement this afternoon.

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How the Autumn Statement 2014 affects your business

Wed, 3 Dec 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Don’t fancy reading the full 108 pages? Our handy digest is for you

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S&M or M&S? Here are the funniest Autumn Statement tweets

Wed, 3 Dec 2014| By Robyn Vinter

It hardly broke the internet, but this year’s Autumn Statement produced some amusing tweets.

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Autumn Statement: £900m boost for small businesses

Wed, 3 Dec 2014| By Harry Cockburn

In today’s Autumn Statement, the chancellor will have to admit that not everything is going to be as rosy as he’d previously hoped.

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