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article 11 August 2014 UK
Foreign Office minister Mark Simmonds resigns

Foreign Office minister Mark Simmonds quits the government and is standing down as an MP at the next general election.

article 10 August 2014 UK
Baroness Warsi: 'Tories can't win general election'

David Cameron won't win a majority at the next election because he has failed to woo ethnic minorities, according to Baroness Warsi, Britain's first female Muslim cabinet minister.

article 05 August 2014 UK, Israel
Baroness Warsi
Baroness Warsi quits government over Gaza

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, senior minister of state at the foreign office and minister for faith and communities, resigns from the government over its policy on Gaza.

post 31 July 2014
Read more on Cathy Newman's blog Exclusive: Tory MP urges government 'rethink' on Gaza

A letter from a Tory MP to the foreign secretary, seen by Channel 4 News, shows the first signs of serious unease emerging in Conservative ranks about the government's stance on the conflict in Gaza.

article 22 July 2014 UK
Left to right: David Davis MP and Tom Watson MP (pictures: Getty)
Two MPs to sue government over data law 'stitch-up'

Two MPs, Tom Watson and David Davis, are to sue the government for introducing "ridiculous" emergency legislation allowing police and security services access to people's phone and internet records.

article 15 July 2014 UK
by New cabinet minister or TV politician? Take the quiz

Prime Minister David Cameron promotes some new faces to his cabinet. But can you tell the difference between the real deal and the actors pretending to be politicians in shows like The Thick of It?

video 15 July 2014 UK

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Cabinet reshuffle: Gove demoted to chief whip- video

William Hague stands down as foreign secretary and is replaced by Philip Hammond. Nicky Morgan replaces Michael Gove as education secretary and Kenneth Clarke exits.

article 06 July 2014 UK
A political cover-up of child abuse in the 1980s?

The former Conservative cabinet minister Lord Tebbit has said he believes there "may well" have been a political cover-up over child abuse in the 1980s.

article 06 July 2014 UK
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Ex-Home Secretary Leon Brittan 'questioned over rape claims'

Former Home Secretary Leon Brittan has been quizzed by police over claims he raped a young woman, according to reports.