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Why is #CameronMustGo trending on Twitter?

Mon, 24 Nov 2014| By Robyn Vinter

It’s been the top trend on Twitter most of the day, but why is #CameronMustGo trending today? We take a look.

Marta Andreasen UKIP campaigning for EU Elections in 2009

This survey proves people don’t want to be friends with UKIP voters

Mon, 24 Nov 2014| By Robyn Vinter

A quarter of people would find it hard to be friends with a UKIP supporter, according to a poll.

Met Police

Met chief: Terrorism threats increasing, police stopped five attacks this year

Mon, 24 Nov 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Terrorism threat in the UK is increasing, Scotland Yard commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has warned.

Emily Thornberry and Gadaffi

Is Cameron inadvertently equating Emily Thornberry’s tweet to Jimmy Savile’s abuse and Gaddafi’s violence?

Fri, 21 Nov 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Labour MP’s tweet was “completely appalling”, says PM, a phrase he usually reserves for the worst atrocities

Parliament union flag

The taxpayer needs to spend £3bn to repair crumbling Houses of Parliament

Fri, 21 Nov 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

It could cost taxpayers over £3bn to refurbish the Palace of Westminster.

Mark Reckless

UKIP gains its second MP

Fri, 21 Nov 2014| By Robyn Vinter

This morning Tory defector Mark Reckless was announced as the winner of the Rochester and Strood byelection.

Nick Clegg

Check out the big blunder Nick Clegg made on live radio today Video

Wed, 19 Nov 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

You’d expect the deputy prime minister of the country to know where tomorrow’s by-election takes place. Trouble is, he’s not so sure.

Barman serving a pint of beer

Government bill defeated in Commons as time is called on tied pubs

Wed, 19 Nov 2014| By Harry Cockburn

A government bill to maintain the tied pub model – a 400-year-old practice in which pub tenants are only allowed to purchase beer made by the companies that own their pubs – has been defeated in the House of Commons.

Ed Miliband died inside

Millionaire Myleene Klass is mocked by Twitter after calling mansion tax “disturbing” in bizarre TV debate with Ed Miliband Video

Tue, 18 Nov 2014| By Robyn Vinter

This morning’s newspapers seem to have sided with pop star Myleene Klass in her debate with Ed Miliband last night over the mansion tax.

Cambridge University

Higher student fees costing government billions

Tue, 18 Nov 2014| By Harry Cockburn

The current university fees structure has been slammed as “unsustainable” by an independent study into higher education in the UK.

David Cameron at party conference

David Cameron warns of “dangerous” instability and uncertainty in the global economy

Mon, 17 Nov 2014| By Robyn Vinter

The global economy is facing “red warning lights”, according to David Cameron.

Money, wealth, funds

Labour pledges double penalties for tax avoiders

Fri, 14 Nov 2014| By Robyn Vinter

The Labour party has said if it gets into power next year, tax avoiders will have to pay double what they currently pay.


Problems, problems: What we learned from Microsoft’s Future Decoded conference

Tue, 11 Nov 2014| By Harry Cockburn attended Microsoft’s Future Decoded conference on Monday, and it was a fairly unconventional event.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson with an oyster card

Boris just capped Tube fares for part-time workers, here's how much they could save

Tue, 11 Nov 2014

If you’re one of London’s 600,000 part-time workers, then this news story is going to make you very happy.

Farage laughing

Are UKIP supporters the most honest?Video

Mon, 10 Nov 2014| By Robyn Vinter

A YouGov poll in the Sunday Times could have inadvertently revealed UKIP supporters are the most honest.

tornado over road

Cameron's £15bn plan to tackle UK's worst roads - will it work?

Mon, 10 Nov 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed to fix Britain’s potholes through a £15bn roads revolution.

Tony Blair hand

Revealed: Tony Blair's £41,000-a-month secret contract to help Saudi oil firm

Mon, 10 Nov 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

There is much speculation on former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s company Tony Blair Associates (TBA). Questions range from “How much does he earn?”, “Who does he deal with?” to “Did he really help a Kazakh dictator?”.

Cameron EU council meeting 2013

Leaked: Britain’s £1.7bn EU bill repayment plan

Fri, 7 Nov 2014| By Harry Cockburn

David Cameron’s knickers have been in a thorough twist over the EU’s £1.7bn bill, and they’re about to be twisted further.

Ed Miliband studious

Will Ed Miliband step down before the general election?

Thu, 6 Nov 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Ed Miliband has been forced to defend himself after an article appeared on the BBC website suggesting he has lost the support of his party.

Immigration charts index

These five charts might make you rethink your views on immigrationVideo

Wed, 5 Nov 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Wow. A new study shows that EU migrants added some £20bn to the UK economy between 2000 and 2011.

Office workers on holiday

Holiday pay ruling attacked by business groups

Wed, 5 Nov 2014| By Harry Cockburn

A controversial ruling at a tribunal which set a precedent for workers’ holiday pay to be calculated including voluntary overtime has been slammed by business organisations.

Border UK

UK gains £20bn from EU migrants in 10 years

Wed, 5 Nov 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Migrants coming to the UK from the EU are highly valuable to the economy, paying out significantly more in tax to the government than they receive in the form of state welfare.

ISIS protest November 2014

British Muslims stage anti-ISIS protest march in London

Tue, 4 Nov 2014| By Harry Cockburn

ISIS protest November 2014. Image via Twitter

ISIS British fighters Reyaad Khan and Nasser Muthana in Syria 2014

Leading tech firms are aiding terrorist activities, says GCHQ chief

Tue, 4 Nov 2014| By Harry Cockburn

British ISIS fighters Reyaad Khan and Nasser Muthana in Syria 2014

The Palace of Westminster

The Palace of Westminster is crumbling and could burn down. Should it be demolished?

Tue, 4 Nov 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Rusting roof, wilting walls, broken lifts, leaking pipes and antiquated wiring – that’s the state of the Palace of Westminster presently.

Norman Baker

Norman Baker quits, says working with Theresa May was like "walking through mud"

Tue, 4 Nov 2014

Senior Lib Dem minister Norman Baker has resigned from Government and has blamed Home Secretary Theresa May for his decision.

Help sign

One massive tech problem is damaging London’s growth. Here’s how to fix itVideo

Fri, 31 Oct 2014| By Sophie Hobson

London faces a major problem that hardly anyone is talking about.

Pills, is ketamine the new coke in London's workplace?

Rebecca Hobson: The drugs debate is raging in parliament. Here are the facts behind the headlines

Thu, 30 Oct 2014| By Rebecca Hobson

Parliament is debating UK drugs policy right now. Make no mistake, this is a big deal.

Cameron EU at 40

Is the £1.7bn EU top-up bill row overshadowing the government’s even bigger EU bill?

Thu, 30 Oct 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Is the the storm over EU demands for £1.7bn for budget contributions overshadowing a massive surge in UK payments to the EU?

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