Eric Pickles, the communities secretary, has sent commissioners into Tower Hamlets council in east London after he failed to receive assurances from the council leadership that they would take on board criticisms over its governance.
Electoral Commission figures show that the UK Independence Party was amongst the biggest spenders in this year’s EU elections
The Ukip candidate who resigned after he was taped referring to “fucking disgusting poofters” and a “Chinky” has warned other parliamentary hopefuls to beware of dark arts within the party.
Lord Prescott has referred to Ed Miliband as “Red Ed” in the middle of a BBC Radio 4 Today interview on English votes for English laws.
William Hague, the leader of the Commons, has said it is time for the house to make decisions in the coming months that will give only English and Welsh MPs the power to decide on laws that affect their two countries.
Senior figures in Whitehall and Downing Street became so fearful that the Scottish independence referendum could lead to the breakup of the United Kingdom that the Queen was asked to make a rare public intervention in the final days of the campaign.
Tuesday’s YouGov poll for the Sun puts the Greens in fourth place in the polls on 8%, whilst Nick Clegg’s party are on 6%.
Tuesday’s YouGov poll for the Sun suggests that if there was an in/out EU referendum, a thin majority would vote to remain 40%-39%.
Eric Pickles, the communities secretary, is facing opposition from the home secretary, Theresa May, and the Liberal Democrats over plans to force all councils and police authorities to hold a council-wide referendum if they propose a council tax rise of more than 1%.
The home secretary, Theresa May, has firmly denied speculation that she had a role in securing the redaction of any details about the British security services from the US Senate report on alleged torture by the CIA.
Sadiq Khan, the new Labour mayor of London, has launched an extraordinary attack on David Cameron and his defeated opponent, Zac Goldsmith, accusing them of trying to turn different ethnic communities against each other to stop him winning in the capital.
There weren’t any formal celebrations and the Scottish Conservative leader, Ruth Davidson, limited herself to one stiff drink before bedtime.
The location was chosen for maximum symbolic effect. And so were his opening words. “My name is Sadiq Khan – and I’m the mayor of London,” declared the diminutive figure standing, without a tie, in the nave of Southwark Cathedral.