David Cameron is chairing a meeting of the government's emergency Cobra committee on Friday morning to discuss Britain's response to the shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine.
The Conservatives are planning the biggest crackdown on strikes since Margaret Thatcher's era by bringing in new criminal offences for "illegal picketing", imposing time limits on mandates, increasing the notice period for employers and insisting that 50% of union members vote in ballots that approve industrial action.
Norman Lamb joins doctors, religious figures and peers in staking position on assisted dying ahead of House of Lords debate.
The "headbangers" in the Conservative party have won an internal battle after David Cameron signalled the "death knell" for moderate Tories by ending the frontbench careers of ministers such as Kenneth Clarke in this week's reshuffle, Nick Clegg has said.
The Tories are speaking "baloney" after they expressed surprise at the Liberal Democrats' decision to end their support for the highly controversial bedroom tax in its present form, Nick Clegg has said.
Following David Cameron's dramatic cabinet reshuffle this week, the question of female representation has risen prominently on the political agenda.
In an effort to cut costs Grayling's most recent proposals discriminate against the most vulnerable.
Nick Clegg has mocked the Daily Mail's dissection of what the new Conservative female cabinet ministers are wearing by tweeting a picture of his outfit.
As an ordinary Leeds lass who spent two decades embroiled in a foreign terrorist organisation in the 1980s and 90s, I was deeply disappointed by the NUT’s vote to reject the Home Office’s Prevent strategy (Report, theguardian.com, 28 March).
If Britain votes to leave the EU it would be “highly unlikely” exit terms could be negotiated within the required two years, according to the former cabinet secretary Lord O’Donnell.
Zac Goldsmith has promised to keep spending on London’s rail and roads while pushing up fares if elected mayor, in a transport manifesto that attempted to paint a choice between Labour’s “experiment” in freezing fares, or delivering new infrastructure.