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Housing bill to include right-to-buy extension in Queen's speech

Plans to allow housing association tenants to buy the homes they live in at a discount will be included in the Queen’s speech on Wednesday, the government has announced.<p>The housing bill, which contains a number of key Conservative election pledges, will include an extension of Margaret Thatcher’s …

The pomp and pageantry of the Queen's speech 2015 – video

Watch footage of the Queen's journey from Buckingham Palace to Westminster and the state opening of a new parliamentary session in the UK. The Queen gives her address in the House of Lords, this year detailing an EU referendum, tax freezes and other planned government policies. The speech also …

David Cameron packs plenty into his one-party Queen's speech

Polls led the Conservative party to plan for coalition negotiations, so this Queen’s speech is not quite the one its leadership anticipated<p>This may be the Queen’s speech that David Cameron never planned, or entirely hoped, to pass to Her Majesty. He largely regarded the Conservative manifesto as an …

Labour funding will be hit hard by changes to political levy system

Trade union bill, stipulating members have to contract in to contributing, is likely to lead to big drop in party funding<p>The chief source of funding for the Labour party – the trade union political funds – are likely to undergo big cuts as a result of a bill being introduced by the business …

David Cameron pays tribute to Harriet Harman following the Queen’s speech - video

David Cameron makes fun of interim Labour leader Harriet Harman and SNP MP Alex Salmond, whilst also welcoming them back to parliament after the Queen's speech on Wednesday. Cameron asks what he and Harman could possibly have in common, saying 'she's far posher than I am'. But Cameron also struck a …

What has Blair achieved during his time as Middle East peace envoy? - video report

Tony Blair,Israel,Palestinian territories,Middle East and North Africa,Politics,World news<p>Tony Blair is to step down next month as special representative of the quartet of international powers seeking a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, but what exactly has he done during his …

David Miliband: election defeat has sent Labour back to the classroom

David Miliband has said the Labour party has been sent “back to the classroom for the second time in five years” after its crushing defeat in the general election.<p>The former foreign secretary previously said “deep and honest thinking” was required after his brother, Ed, led Labour to its worst …

UK will quit EU unless PM's reforms go through, says Philip Hammond

Foreign secretary believes Britons will opt to leave union unless EU leaders agree to changes and that in/out referendum campaign could launch in spring 2016<p>Britain will vote to leave the EU unless European leaders agree to a “substantial package of reform” demanded by David Cameron, the foreign …

Tom Clark and the politics team ask, how 'one nation' was the Queen's speech?

The politics team dissect the Queen's speech, and New York Times journalist and author David Brooks discusses the nature of character in politics<p>The Queen has spoken, parliament is open for business and – with the Lib Dem shackles finally off – the bills to go forward are now 100% Conservative. We …

Despair, and a little hope, at the Queen’s speech | Letters

The government’s decision to omit from the Queen’s speech the Conservative election pledge to scrap the Human Rights Act and to replace it with a British bill of rights, should be welcomed (Report, 28 May). A single message should emerge loud and clear from the consultation process which will take …

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Clinton is banking on the Obama coalition to win

Hillary Rodham Clinton is running as the most liberal Democratic presidential front-runner in decades, with positions on issues from gay marriage to immigration that would, in past elections, have put her at her party’s precarious left edge.<p>The moves are part of a strategic conclusion by Clinton’s …

Government

The long and winding road ahead for Hillary Clinton’s e-mails

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>The State Department said in a court filing late Monday that it will take at least until January 2016 for it to review a cache of 30,000 e-mails provided by former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton and to decide which ones can be made available to the public — and …

Hillary Clinton

Now, here’s what it looked like outside Hillary Clinton’s presser

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa--"Hillary! Hillary!" they yelled at the distant figure, from across the parking lot and across the street, at the edge of the Secret Service's protective zone.<p>She waved. Then, lo and behold, she started walking over, across the street, trailed by a phalanx of aides and cops and …

In just five weeks, Hillary has had a lifetime quota of scandals

I recall the moment when the press finally turned against Bill Clinton.<p>In 1998, I was a junior writer at U.S. News & World Report, then (for the children in the audience) an actual, physical weekly magazine, useful for pressing leaves or as packing material. When the word came that there was a blue …

Clinton Foundation reveals up to $26 million in additional payments

The Clinton Foundation reported Thursday that it has received as much as $26.4 million in previously undisclosed payments from major corporations, universities, foreign sources and other groups.<p>The disclosure came as the foundation faced questions over whether it fully complied with a 2008 ethics …

Hillary Clinton sets June date for official campaign announcement rally

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Hillary Rodham Clinton announced Thursday that she will make her first major address as a presidential candidate in mid-June, two months after jumping into the 2016 race.<p>The move signals that the Democratic front-runner’s campaign so far, which has mostly featured small events …

London's best Greek restaurants

While great Greek restaurants in London can still feel as hidden away as the the army inside a Trojan Horse, things have more than come on since The …

Hummus and mutiny: what happened when my family went vegan

Heeding warnings that consumption of meat and dairy are the biggest threat to the environment, Becky Dickinson attempts to turn her family vegan for a week<p>The fridge door is on its last hinges, sighing under the weight of three giant containers of milk - blue, green and orange-topped to suit all …

3 of the best wines to toast English Wine Week

With English Wine Week just around the corner, our wine expert Hamish Anderson shares his favourite home-grown beverages<p><b>2012 Camel Valley Pinot Noir Rosé Brut, Cornwall £26.95, Camel Valley</b><p>English Wine Week starts on Saturday, although nowadays there is no need for such gimmicks – the sparkling …

How to Make Your Best-Ever Smoothie

The best morning smoothie is one that takes almost no time at all to put together. Here's how it's done, from flavors and textures to ways to avoid breaking your blender.<p>There's always time to have breakfast in the morning if that breakfast is a smoothie. In no more than five to ten minutes, a …

London’s best street food

44<p>Restaurants, Vietnamese<p>Bittenclub<p>The Vietnamese got their baguette habit from French invaders, and Bittenclub is bringing that full circle with a …

Braised Peanut Curry Chicken with Thai Gremolata

<i>There are 3 million chicken recipes on the internet. We're here to show you the good ones. Win, win.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>A classic Thai dish gets introduced to a bright, herbaceous garnish; we eat bowlfuls.</i><p>Sometimes dinnertime inspiration comes from the least likely places—in this case, off of Highway 80 in …

A Genius Dinner Party, Part 1: Broccoli Cooked Forever

<i>We partnered with Miele to show you how to plan and execute a Genius night in for six to eight friends. Follow along as we prepare a three-course menu on a Miele range and share tips for perfect ambiance. Here's to an evening that's a little less kitchen-heavy and a little more wine-and-dine.</i><p><i>Today:</i> …

The UK's most charming seaside cafes and restaurants

Fancy a road trip this bank holiday weekend? Our food experts pick their favourite places to eat by the sea, from sandy crab shacks to smart fish restaurants<p>Whether it’s tucking into crisply battered fish at a sandy picnic table, or knocking back a lemon-spiked oyster in a waterside bistro, there …