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After years of debate, ID cards have finally bitten the dust
The death of ID cards

By Ian Dunt Today marks the beginning of the end for ID cards for British nationals, with the publication of the identity document bill. Within 100 days the plans will be scrapped, the Home Office confirmed, as it made the bill the first piece of legislation introduced to parliament by the coalition government. The bill… Read more »

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Vince Cable steps down as Lib Dem deputy
Cable quits as Lib Dem deputy

By politics.co.uk staff Business secretary Vince Cable has stood down as deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats, paving the way for a contentious election over his successor. Dr Cable is widely thought to have been less comfortable with working in government with the Conservatives than leader Nick Clegg, who is now installed in the Cabinet… Read more »