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Jeremy Corbyn and David Cameron try to wish each other Happy Christmas... and somehow mess it up

SKETCH: At PMQs, the Labour leader and the Prime Minister have a peculiar exchange about Christmas – before the PM dodges a more serious question<p>Journalists often take politicians to task for sticking to the script. This MP has asked a scripted question, we complain. The Prime Minister has given a …

Labour MP Anna Turley cancels constituency surgery over 'threat'

MP says she will 'not jeopardise safety of staff or constituents' at regular event in Redcar, North Yorkshire, over 'aggressive' threat<p>A Labour MP has cancelled her constituency surgery this week over an "aggressive" email threat made against her.<p>Anna Turley said she was not willing to "jeopardise …

MPs including Jeremy Corbyn have earned more than £100,000 for answering poling questions for cash

Politicians are allowed to keep the money they make from the surveys, which can pay as much as £200 per hour, but many donate it to charity<p>MPs including Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn have collectively earned more than £100,000 over the past three years answering polling questions for cash, it has …

Jeremy Corbyn Stamps Authority On Labour Party Over Syria, And Tells Critics: 'I'm Not Going Anywhere.'

A defiant Jeremy Corbyn has stamped his authority on the Labour Party over supporting bombing in Syria after saying only he will decide whether his …

Labour MPs have only one option – a mutiny

Jeremy Corbyn has lost all credibility as Labour leader. The Parliamentary party should stage a coup by choosing its own own<p>What do you call a man who promises to do one thing and then does the opposite? A liar? A hypocrite? Or just plain Jeremy Corbyn?<p>"Mutiny will take some organisation, but it no …

Sex, blackmail and 'suicide': how Tatler Tory saga got out of control

Party finally forced into action as allegations surrounding activist claim ministerial scalp<p>So outlandish are the claims that had they been in a salacious novel about Westminster nobody would ever have believed them.<p>They encompass tales of violent sex, a pornographic blackmail plot, vicious and …

David Cameron to launch inquiry as Tory bullying scandal claims scalp of Grant Shapps

In his resignation letter minister told the PM ‘the buck should stop with me’ after it emerged he was asked to act years ago over Mark Clarke’s behaviour

How to vote: Polling station rules and etiquette guide

Where can you find your nearest UK election polling station? What are the opening and closing times? Do you need your polling card to vote? Here's everything you need to know...<p>Millions of people will cast their votes in this year's general election on Thursday – but here are six things that every …

A guide to the British election for non-Brits

General election 2015,Politics,UK news,Labour,Conservatives,Liberal Democrats,Green party,Scotland,Wales,Northern Ireland,Scottish National party (SNP),David Cameron,Ed Miliband<p>Who’s going to win, what is a coalition, and what’s going on with Scotland? Esther Addley guides us through the …

Minimum Income Calculator

Do you earn enough for a<br>decent standard of living?<p>Answer three short questions and find out the minimum income for your family type.<p>The Minimum …

Pocket databank: economic indicators

The 'pocket databank' is a monthly HM Treasury statistical publication, containing major economic indicators and series for both domestic and …

Malcolm Rifkind Says MPs Can't Live On 'Simply' £60,000 A Year

Senior Conservative backbencher Sir Malcolm Rifkind has declared it is "simply unrealistic" to believe MPs can survive on "simply £60,000" a year - …

Global wage calculator: Compare your salary - CNNMoney

Davos 2017 Global wage calculator<p>Find out how your wage compares to the average in your country, then see where you sit globally.<p>Are you in ?<p>Yes<p>No<p>What is your annual wage? (before tax)<p>Confirm<p>*CNN will not retain information or share information.

A billion here, a billion there - and not a word of it matters

One of the more depressing aspects of the election debate is the way numbers get tossed about on spending pledges. It is depressing from an economic …

The backbenchers will be calling the electoral shots

How the main party leaders manage their internal factions before and after the election will prove vital to each man's survival<p>Neither of them wants you to know it, but David Cameron and Ed Miliband have quite a lot in common. It’s not just that they’re both 40-something <b>Oxford PPE graduates</b> whose …

How old is David Cameron? We answer the most Googled queries about the party leaders

Nigel Farage,David Cameron,Nick Clegg,Ed Miliband,General election 2015,Nicola Sturgeon,UK news,Natalie Bennett<p>How much does David Cameron earn? How tall is Ed Miliband? Is Natalie Bennett British? Here are the answers to the questions everyone asks