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Scottish devolution timetable: Can Westminster keep its promises?

There's already two broken promises, and counting, in the Westminster party leaders' Scottish devolution timetable

Grayling, the lord chancellor, is brought to book by the system he tried to close down

Comment: Chris Grayling has been taught he's not above the law

The high court has ruled Grayling's legal aid reforms to be illegal, in a devastating blow for the justice secretary

Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and David Cameron made their promise - now they must keep it

Comment: England's leaders must set aside party advantage

It's time someone showed the sort of leadership over England that Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling showed over Scotland.

Rubel Ahmed died in Morton Hall earlier this month

The death of Rubel Ahmed: Protest at the Home Office

He died in mysterious circumstances under the responsibility of the British state. But his supporters aren't taking it lying down


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    Everyone knows David Cameron and his Cabinet are posh. Yet few in Westminster will accept a psychotherapist's claim that their boarding school backgrounds have fundamentally crippled their ability to lead.


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