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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.

article 05 July 2014 UK
Legal expert to lead child abuse review

The Home Office is appointing a senior legal figure to carry out a fresh review into how a dossier alleging paedophile activity at Westminster in the 1980s was handled by the department.

post 03 July 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Cameron: Scotland, don't go breaking my heart

The prime minister has ventured to Perth - known as Scotland's Hampshire - to ask reticent no voters to take heart and campaign openly against independence.

article 03 July 2014
Close-up of the hand of a child being treated for cancer (Getty)
by Staffordshire NHS: innovation or backdoor privatisation?

A process that could see private companies running cancer care and end of life services in Staffordshire has been condemned by the union Unison, but is it really the thin end of the wedge?

post 25 June 2014
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog No-one to blame for the wrongdoing at Wonga?

Despite being found to have faked legal letters to pressure customers into coughing up, payday loan company Wonga is not facing criminal action.