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Opinion: The Sun’s correction to “benefit tourists” claim goes viral

Last month, the Sunday Telegraph ran a scurrilous story claiming there were ‘600,000 unemployed EU migrants living in Britain’. On closer inspection, …

Labour cannot be the party of the 'Primrose Hill' middle classes, David Lammy says

The Labour MP David Lammy warns Ed Miliband that the Labour Party cannot simply represent the 'metropolitan liberal elite'<p>Ed Miliband should distance himself from his middle-class, “Primrose Hill” background to make sure Labour is not known as the party of the “metropolitan liberal elite”, a Labour …

Gay conversion ban 'not appropriate' say ministers

The government today rejected calls for a ban on gay conversion therapy, claiming that any regulation would be too expensive<p>"There are no plans at …

David Cameron Follows High-Class London Escort Agency On Twitter, CCHQ Blames Gordon Brown

David Cameron's Twitter account started following a high-class escort agency on Wednesday, one that offered the "finest London escorts to gentlemen …

Campaign for a Labour Majority: What's the voters' message for Labour? Launch of BritainThinks research for Progress - Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

<b>Campaign for a Labour Majority: What’s the voters’ message for Labour? Launch of BritainThinks research for Progress</b> <br>6pm, Tuesday 3 December<br>Committee …

Campaign for a Labour Majority: How can Labour win a mandate in 2015? with Chinese for Labour - Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

<b>Campaign for a Labour Majority: How can Labour win a mandate in 2015? with Chinese for Labour</b><p>7-8.30pm, Thursday 21 November <i><br>Peterloo Room, Mechanics</i> …

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Government's handling of UK housing shortage to be reviewed

Nick Boles, the planning minister, is facing a parliamentary inquiry into the government's handling of the acute shortage of new homes in the UK.<p>Clive Betts MP, the Labour chairman of the communities and local government committee, announced the investigation on Wednesday and said he would ask …

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Rennie: “You are a joyous, happy force for good” as Scottish equal marriage bill passes first stage

Five years ago, the embryonic Equal Marriage campaign could scarcely imagine that they would get to the point where the Holyrood Parliament would …

Royal Mail Sale Has 'Cost The Taxpayer', Warns Tory MP

The Royal Mail's controversial privatisation has ended up costing the taxpayers money, a Tory MP has warned, as it was undervalued by the banks …

Bank Of England Runs Meditation Classes For Staff Mindfulness

Mark Carney would be forgiven for feeling a bit stressed at the Bank of England, as he took over with the weight of huge expectations as the man to …

Michael Gove to appoint new regulators to oversee free schools and academies

A new cadre of powerful school regulators called chancellors are to be appointed by Michael Gove in an attempt to oversee the burgeoning number of free schools and academies, with the power to seize control of failing schools.<p>According to internal Department for Education (DfE) documents seen by …

Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passes Key Hurdle In Scottish Parliament

The first key hurdle in implementing a law that would legalise same-sex marriage in Scotland has passed the Scottish Parliament, with MSPs backing a …

Charles Clarke tells how tabloids pursued false affair claim

Day 14 in the phone hacking trial and the jury today heard evidence that the News of the World hacked the phone of an aide to the former-Home …

Andy Coulson messages for Charles Clarke aide 'unheard due to hacking'

Phone messages left by the former News of the World editor Andy Coulson for an aide to Labour's Charles Clarke were not heard by his adviser because they had already been hacked, the Old Bailey has heard.<p>Hannah Pawlby, a special adviser to the former home secretary said she did not pick up two …

Charles Clarke tells trial of being tabloid target over affair claims

The former home secretary Charles Clarke has described how he became a tabloid target after the Westminster "gossip mill" produced false claims that he was having an affair with one of his special advisers.<p>The jury in the Old Bailey phone-hacking trial was told that the News of the World …

Brooks was 'demanding editor', phone-hacking trial told

LONDON (Reuters) - Rebekah Brooks, the former chief of Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper business, was a “demanding boss” who would not simply accept legal advice on stories without explanation, her trial for alleged phone-hacking offences heard on Monday.<p>Former News International chief executive …

Rebekah Brooks did not authorise payments to Glenn Mulcaire, trial hears

Rebekah Brooks' could not be shown to have authorised a single payment to Glenn Mulcaire during her editorship of the News of the World, it was claimed at the Old Bailey.<p>The name of the private investigator, who was paid £1,769 a week – £92,000-a-year – did not appear on a list of her authorised …