George Osborne has revealed the thinking behind the relaxed dress code at the G8 summit, saying an informal atmosphere is more conducive to getting work done.
An MP whose election was expected to trigger a new age of democratic legitimacy in Britain has issued a damning assessment of life in parliament.
A light week in news, but division over the best response to Syria suggest a storm is coming.
Ministers need a minister to train them to be better ministers, a group of non-ministers has concluded, in a clear-cut case of ministerial overdrive.
Nick Clegg should have asked for a formal investigation into sexual harassment allegations against the Liberal Democrat chief executive, an independent probe into the party's culture has found.
Ukip's extraordinary surge in the polls appears to have faltered, after a new poll saw them lose a third of their support and fall back to level with the Liberal Democrats.
Tim Yeo has stood down as chair of the energy and climate change committee, amid accusation of corruption.
Tim Yeo is fighting to save his position as a key policy influencer on energy issues after a lobbying sting by undercover reporters.
A senior member in the House of Lords suggested that the establishment benefits from older peers with experience.
David Cameron has slipped behind his party in the popularity stakes for the first time, according to a new poll.
Nigel Farage has insisted he is "entitled" to a pint at lunchtime, after a new study showed he has the fifth worst attendance level out of all 752 MEPs.
Opponents of gay marriage are convinced they still have a chance of seeing the bill thrown out by the Lords, despite a resounding defeat for a 'fatal motion' last night.
Nigel Farage and John Bercow have become embroiled in a bitter argument after the Commons Speaker made positive comments about immigration on a visit to Romania.
Peers voted down a last-minute 'fatal motion' which would have killed off gay marriage this evening, after two days of debate.
The government could legislate to ensure misbehaving peers are booted out of the Lords, Nick Clegg has suggested, as lobbyists face permanent expulsion from parliament.
Lobbying reform groups have reacted with outrage at the government's decision to tack on an attack on Labour's funding to its response to the ongoing lobbying scandal.
MP Mike Hancock has resigned the Liberal Democrat whip over sexual assault allegations "in the best interests of the party nationally".
The government will use the lobbying scandal to clampdown on the trade unions which fund the Labour party.
It will take Labour years to sort out the economic mess created by the coalition government, Ed Balls warned today.
The House of Lords was the scene of a uniquely strange speech today, after Lord Dear quoted extensively from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in a bid to defeat gay marriage.
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