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VIDEO: Sydney style attack 'could happen in UK'

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 21:22
David Cameron has told the Liaison Committee that a Sydney style attack could happen at any moment in Britain.

MP Joyce charged over shop incident

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 18:28
Falkirk MP Eric Joyce is charged with assault and criminal damage over an incident at a shop in North London earlier this year.

VIDEO: Liaison Committee

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 18:21
MPs hear evidence from Prime Minister David Cameron.

Prescott's son to stand as Labour MP

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 18:14
The son of former deputy prime minister John Prescott will fight for a seat in Parliament after two previous failed attempts to be selected.

UK condemnation for Peshawar attack

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 18:13
Politicians and Asian organisations in Britain denounce the attack by the Pakistani Taliban on a school in Peshawar in which 141 people died.

Ex-UKIP member's 'black arts' claim

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 18:09
Former UKIP parliamentary candidate Kerry Smith says he may have been a victim of "black arts" within the party.

VIDEO: Defence Committee

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 17:56
MPs heard evidence on decision-making in defence policy.

MPs back equal pay disclosure plans

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 17:48
Labour MP Sarah Champion wins support for her bill to require large firms to publish information on any gender pay gap between employees.

PM: People 'fed up' with wind farms

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 17:22
People are "fed up" with onshore wind farms being built, and "enough is enough", Prime Minister David Cameron tells MPs.

VIDEO: SNP 'can't expect to take English decisions'

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 16:48
The Labour Party is in "dead trouble" over its stance on English devolution, says Lord Heseltine.

VIDEO: PM appears at Commons liaison committee

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 15:53
David Cameron is expected to face questions from senior MPs about climate change and the threat posed by extremists.

Welsh MPs warning over English votes

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 15:33
Welsh MPs warn of the dangers of plans to restrict their say in English matters at Westminster outlined by the UK government.

VIDEO: Should Lords retire or face elections?

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 15:22
A Conservative member of the House of Lords is making history when he becomes the first peer to retire publicly.

VIDEO: Why was Parliament not knocked down?

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 14:56
The Houses of Parliament may have been considered suitable for demolition, if it was not for their history.

Ofcom names Sharon White as new boss

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 14:32
Ofcom, the UK's telecoms regulator, has named senior Treasury official Sharon White as its new chief executive.

Murphy names new front bench team

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 13:33
Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy has announced his new front bench team, with jobs for fellow leadership contenders Neil Findlay and Sarah Boyack.

UK 'will join the euro' - Heseltine

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 13:23
Former Conservative Deputy Prime Minister Lord Heseltine predicts the UK will join the euro one day.

AUDIO: John Prescott refers to 'Red Ed'

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 13:22
Lord Prescott has referred top the Labour leader as 'Red Ed' during an interview on Radio 4's Today programme.

Stormont opposition plans outlined

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 13:09
Arrangements for a Stormont opposition could be put in place as early as March 2015, according to the government paper given to the parties last week.

Cancer patient 'moved home for drug'

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 12:34
A Welsh cancer patient who waited three months for a drug moved to England and got it within 72 hours of registering with a GP, MPs are told.