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Sturgeon out to smash glass ceiling

7 hours 18 min ago
Scotland's new first minister is to say that smashing to "smithereens" the glass ceiling faced by women is an important part of tackling inequality.

Brown wants Scots politics 'reset'

7 hours 19 min ago
Former prime minister Gordon Brown says politicians in Scotland must stop obsessing about constitutional change and focus on improving people's lives.

Students' event cancelled over UKIP

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 17:41
A political discussion featuring speakers from UKIP was called off after more than 1,100 people signed a petition opposing it.

VIDEO: 'Cameron's curbs will not stop migrants'

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 17:10
Saira Grant from the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants says she welcomes the language used by David Cameron in his speech on immigration but the curbs will not stop migrants.

Smith 'dropped welfare proposals'

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 15:07
Papers seen by BBC Scotland suggest the Smith Commission contemplated more extensive welfare devolution until the final phase of talks.

Spending on police 'set to fall'

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 14:25
Spending on front-line policing in England is set to fall by a fifth in the next five years, according to the London School of Economics.

Will the public accept the cuts to come?

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 14:25
Westminster parties must balance the books by 2020

VIDEO: What has happened to the BNP?

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 14:14
Support for the party with the toughest policy on mass immigration has fallen while smaller political parties are doing well.

VIDEO: Darby: BNP 'time will come again'

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 14:13
Simon Darby says the BNP's message on immigration has been "pretty well co-opted" by other political parties.

Lottery funding figures anger MP

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 13:46
Labour's Gloria De Piero claims former coalfield communities are unfairly treated

VIDEO: Uncomfortable week for president Juncker

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 13:38
MEPs vote on a censure motion in a bid to force Jean-Claude Juncker out of his post with questions over tax.

VIDEO: European political week in 60 seconds

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 13:19
Highlights of the European political week in Strasbourg include a Papal visit, along with TTIP and the economy.

Iris Robinson in 'serious breach'

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 13:06
Stormont's Standards and Privileges Committee says Iris Robinson committed a serious breach of assembly rules, but First Minister Peter Robinson did not.

Paxman rules out Tory mayoral bid

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 13:01
Jeremy Paxman says he was approached to become a Conservative candidate for London mayor - but is not interested in it.

Pembs chief's pay deal Porsche

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 12:37
A former council chief at the centre of a row over cash payments made in lieu of pension contributions was given a luxury Porsche lease car as his work vehicle, BBC Wales learns.

Plebgate row was 'nonsense incident'

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 12:14
A police officer who witnessed the so-called "plebgate" row says it was a "nonsense incident" that should not have cost Andrew Mitchell his job.

Why immigration can be a good thing

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 11:24
The University of Birmingham's new chancellor calls for a rise in the number of international students.

VIDEO: Meet the neighbours: Life in Denmark

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 11:00
In a film from Copenhagen, Politics Europe finds that Denmark is very green, but it's not very cheap.

Cuts to reduce road safety campaign

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 10:12
The Department of the Environment's road safety promotion campaign could be significantly curtailed as a result of budget cuts, which could also see up to 500 jobs losses across the department.

NI leaders to attend island summit

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 06:41
The Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and the Secretary of State Theresa Villiers are to attend a British-Irish Council summit in the Isle of Man on Friday.