The latest stories from the Politics section of the BBC News web site.
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The government says it will press ahead with the introduction of non-branded cigarette packaging in England, introducing legislation before May's election.
An MP from Greater Manchester died after drinking a fatal amount of spirits during an official dinner in Poland, an inquest has heard.
The Conservatives says they will not take down an online campaign video after the head of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, whose voice features in it, called for it to be removed.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has voiced his anger that the official inquiry into the 2003 Iraq War will not report until after the general election.
What goes on behind the scenes at the Palace of Westminster?
Tony Blair rejects "politically motivated" suggestions that he is behind the latest hold-up to the official inquiry report into the Iraq war.
The industrial dispute at NI Water has been suspended and unions are recommending the latest offer to their members.
There is a suspicion that Tony Blair conspired with George W Bush ahead of the Iraq War, says a Tory MP.
Labour MP Diane Abbott asks David Cameron about the impact on public confidence of delays over public inquiries.
The leader of the SNP tells the BBC that her MPs will vote on English health matters if it helps to protect the NHS in Scotland.
James Blunt is mentioned at PMQs as a Tory MP jokes about the singer's spat with Labour's Chris Bryant.
Mark Reckless faces noisy MPs as he challenges the prime minister over taking part in planned TV leaders' debates.
Extended video of SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon's interview with the BBC's political editor Nick Robinson.
The unemployment rate in Wales drops to 7% with 103,000 people out of work, the Office for National Statistics says.
Archive clips show how a broadcaster's question can bring a TV interview to a very abrupt end.
About 1,250 customers are currently without a water supply due to an industrial dispute, as the minister and NI Water boss are questioned in an emergency meeting.
Ministers are urged not to commit further public money to plans for a £315m motor racing circuit in south Wales.
The number of people out of work in the UK fell by 58,000 to 1.91 million in the three months to November, official figures show.
Blogger Sunny Hundal says Raif Badawi's treatment means the UK should stop "hugging" the Saudi Arabia regime.
MPs react angrily to news that the official inquiry into the 2003 Iraq War will not report until after the general election.