The latest stories from the Politics section of the BBC News web site.
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Russia should lose the right to host the 2018 World Cup as part of sanctions following the Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine, Nick Clegg says.
The new Director of Public Prosecutions on helping witnesses give evidence in court without the need for new laws.
Historical sexual abuse court cases could be "rebalanced" to make it "a little fairer" for victims to give evidence, the director of public prosecutions in England and Wales says.
The public should be able to question the prime minister in Westminster every week, just as MPs do, Labour leader Ed Miliband tells the BBC.
Ed Miliband says he does not care about reaction to him eating a bacon sandwich or Wallace and Gromit comparisons.
Ed Miliband has said the Israeli incursion into Gaza is "doing no favours to Israel" and Hamas rocket attacks were "totally unjustified and appalling".
Ed Miliband says voters should be involved in a public version of PMQs "to let the public into our politics".
Dominic Grieve, Olly Grender and Max Hastings review the Sunday newspapers on the Andrew Marr Show.
A group of local councils in England is formally asking the government for new powers to tax large supermarkets, a plan dubbed the "Tesco tax".
Why is Ed Miliband drawing attention to his public image mishaps
Prime Minister David Cameron appears to think he is speaking to people on Tyneside during an interview with BBC Tees.
The Chancellor George Osborne has said that GDP figures showing the economy is now 0.2% ahead of its pre-crisis peak are a "major milestone".
Ed Miliband hits back at critics of his image and leadership style, insisting voters want "big ideas" not photo opportunities.
There was "no question" the Red Arrows would change the colour of smoke trails to represent the Scottish flag at the Glasgow 2014 opening ceremony, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.
The government must find someone to lead its probe into historical child abuse allegations immediately, a children's charity says.
The UK economy grew 0.8% in the second quarter and has now recovered the ground lost since the downturn began in 2008, according to official figures.
Children with special needs in Wales will be worse off than those in England if a new law is passed, a leading education solicitor claims.
A report by MPs suggests a lack of female participation in sport has long-term health and social consequences.
Tory MP David Tredinnick speaks of his belief in astrology and his desire to incorporate it into mainstream medicine.
A former assistant director of social services at Lambeth council claims there was a cover-up to protect politicians after allegations of abuse at a children's home.