Mitchell called PCs plebs, judge says
A judge says he is satisfied former chief whip Andrew Mitchell called police officers "plebs" as he rules against the MP in a High Court libel action.

Scotland 'should set income tax'
The Scottish Parliament should have the power to set income tax rates and bands, the body on strengthening devolution recommends.

UK net migration rises to 260,000
The government is set to miss its immigration targets as net migration to the UK reaches its highest level since the 2010 general election.

PM accused of immigration 'failure'
David Cameron faces criticism from his rival party leaders as new figures show net migration has gone up since the 2010 election.

Ex-GCHQ boss warns on phone biometrics
Mobile devices using biometric data should be better designed to protect security and privacy, according to the former head of GCHQ, Sir John Adye.

British state 'not fit for purpose'
Labour MP John Cruddas - the party's policy coordinator - says the British state is "no longer fit for purpose" and is in need of radical reform.

US planes 'may use British carrier'
The Royal Navy wants to ask American squadrons to fly off its new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, because of delays to the introduction of Britain’s new F35B fighters, BBC Newsnight learns.

English votes plans 'by Christmas'
Proposals for English MPs to vote on English laws are to be brought in before Christmas, David Cameron says.

Fall in council tax collection rates
Nearly £750m in council tax went unpaid last year, as collection rates fall for only the second time.

East Coast rail winner announced
A joint venture between Stagecoach and Virgin wins the franchise to run the East Coast mainline rail route, which has been in public hands since 2009.

Weak academies under 'close watch'
Schools minister David Laws says academies need better supervision and calls for an end to "open warfare" between politicians and teachers.

'Give 16-year-olds voting rights'
Former Conservative minister Damian Green says the government should consider giving 16 and 17-year olds the right to vote.

Lansley 'nominated for top UN role'
David Cameron reportedly suggests former health secretary Andrew Lansley to fill one of the UN's most influential roles.

Syrian refugee resettlement 'woeful'
The government has made a "woefully inadequate" attempt to resettle Syrian refugees, high-profile charities and aid agencies say, as new immigration figures are released.

Concerns over terror exclusion plans
The UK's reviewer of terrorism laws raises concerns about plans to exclude people from the UK if they go abroad to fight with extremist groups.

Government 'doing 30% too much'
The new chief executive of the civil service says the government has attempted "too much transformative change" at once.

'Plebgate' trial: 'Powerful evidence'
The QC for former chief whip Andrew Mitchell in the so-called plebgate trial has said there was "powerful evidence" the MP did not use the term.

Clegg backs EU migrant benefit curbs
Nick Clegg outlines his proposals to curb benefits to European Union migrants, during a meeting with his German counterpart in Berlin.

Minister warns of major job losses
Finance Minister Simon Hamilton warns of "considerable" job losses in the public sector, but cannot put an exact figure on cuts through voluntary redundancy.

A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.

Salmond rebuked over data claim
Scotland's former first minister Alex Salmond is rebuked for claiming Westminster politicians interfered with the reporting of economic data.

BBC Democracy Live takes you on a tour of the Scottish Parliament.

Offer Wales same powers, says Jones
First Minister Carwyn Jones says Wales should be offered powers recommended for Scotland, but the Welsh secretary warns against a "knee-jerk" response to a Scottish devolution report.

A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.

Farage blasts MP Turner over recall
UKIP's Nigel Farage is calling on Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner to face the electorate over expenses allegations.

Bookies expect more MPs for UKIP
UKIP's latest by-election victory has prompted a flurry of bets on the party securing more MPs at Westminster.

Political editors across England
Political analysis from around England

VIDEO: Public Accounts Committee
MPs take evidence on flood risk management.

Links to UK political websites
Links to political parties and other useful websites covering UK politics.

Who's who: Cameron's cabinet
Here's a full list of who is doing what job in David Cameron's new cabinet

Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet
The details of Labour leader Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet following the recent reshuffle.

European Parliaments online
Links to other Parliamentary broadcasters

VIDEO: The longest-serving political leader in UK
Howling Laud Hope is the UK's longest-serving political leader but has never won an election or saved his deposit.

VIDEO: Why stand as an election no-hoper?
Most by-elections have a raft of candidates who have no hope of winning, or even saving their deposit.

VIDEO: Why can't comedians show MPs in action?
The strict guidelines that cover broadcasting Parliamentary footage need to be updated says John O'Farrell.

VIDEO: MP: No sympathy for millionaires like you
Former England footballer Sol Campbell clashes with Labour MP Owen Smith over the party's proposed mansion tax.

VIDEO: MPs on Shakespeare and the white van
Nadhim Zahawi refers to a picture tweeted by the former shadow attorney general as he quote Shakespeare's Richard ll.

VIDEO: UKIP new boy heckled in Commons
Mark Reckless faces noisy scenes as he puts his first question to the prime minister since his election as a UKIP MP.

VIDEO: MP woke from coma and asked to pay bill
An MP described awaking from a coma in a US hospital to a phone call asking how he was going to settle his bill.

VIDEO: Miliband: English NHS at breaking point
David Cameron and Ed Miliband clash on figures with competing claims about NHS services in England

Andrew Mitchell's life and career
A look at the life and career of Andrew Mitchell

Why did the word 'pleb' matter?
He swore but the p-word claim was the damaging one

What Scotland deal would mean for UK
Scottish deal is risky but leaders cannot backtrack on promises

Somerset flood spend 'driven by politics', say experts
Was Somerset Levels action driven by politics or science?

'Managed return' the way forward
Is the independent reviewer right to be concerned?

Millennials, not Mumsnet: Younger women and the 2015 election
Can younger women change our politics and influence the election?

Gallantry in the House of Commons
MPs consider pleasantries for colleagues in the military

Manifesto watch: Where parties stand
What we know parties will be promising at next year's election

Political opinion polls since May 2012
See how parties have been doing in opinion surveys

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