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post 25 October 2014
Read more on Simon Israel's blog The Gaza family caught in limbo

Ali Dalloul - who has a UK passport - was helped by the Foreign Office to get his family out of Gaza. But now the Home Office won't let his Palestinian children into this country.

article 25 October 2014 UK, Scotland
What's happening to the Labour party?
What's happening to the Labour party?

Tony Blair trashes claims he said Ed Miliband will lose the general election, while Johann Lamont, leader of the Scottish Labour party, steps down after attacking colleagues in Westminster.

video 24 October 2014 UK

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Should the ban on term-time holiday be scrapped? - video

Is it skiving or a legitimate excuse to bunk off school? Council leaders have called for a ban on term-time holidays to be overturned.

video 24 October 2014 UK, Greece

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'We can't just stay in the EU and complain' - video

Britain's new 1.7bn EU bill has given the UK "1.7 billion very good reasons to seek a different kind of relationship", says Tory Eurosceptic MEP Daniel Hannan.

video 24 October 2014 UK

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Cameron: I'm not paying that 2bn euro bill! - video

Responding to the EU demand for an extra 1.7bn from the United Kingdom, Prime Minister David Cameron retorts that if people think he is going to pay up, "they've got another thing coming".

post 24 October 2014
Read more on Michael's blog Our whole relationship with Europe is now at stake

I hate journalistic hype and exaggeration but could the EU's sudden demand for Britain to pay an extra 1.7bn be a possible turning point in our political history?

article 23 October 2014 UK
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Parliament square arrests for feeding protest (literally)

Two people are arrested for obstructing police after giving food and water to a fellow protester who is occupying a site outside the Houses of Parliament.

article 23 October 2014 UK
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Have new government tax rules made any difference at all?

Introduced after the Google, Facebook and Starbucks tax scandals, new tax rules are doing very little to curb similar legal tax avoidance, it is claimed. Is public disquiet having more influence?

article 22 October 2014 UK
Why should disabled people feel hard done by? Welfare Secretary Iain Duncan Smith says the UK probably spends more on the disabled and sick
Krishnan Guru-Murthy by IDS: 'We spend more on disabled than most countries' - video

Why should disabled people feel hard done by? Welfare Secretary Iain Duncan Smith says the UK probably spends more on the disabled and sick "than almost any other country in the developed world".