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Spy chief's parting warning on online privacy

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 19:46
Spy chief's parting warning on online privacy

VIDEO: More UK medics travel to Ebola area

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 18:49
International development secretary Justine Greening travels with soldiers from the Royal Army Medical Corps to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone.

VIDEO: Polish MEP on joining UKIP group

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 18:18
The BBC's Damian Grammaticas speaks to Robert Iwaszkiewicz about joining the UKIP grouping in the European Parliament

5.5m yet to join new voting register

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:16
Some 5.5 million voters in England and Wales have yet to be transferred onto a new version of the electoral register.

NHS reputation 'dragged through mud'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:15
Health Minister Mark Drakeford launches a stinging attack on the Conservatives for trying to drag the reputation of the Welsh NHS "through the mud" for "partisan political purposes".

What about the pro-European Conservatives?

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 16:15
Norman Smith asks what happened to pro-European Tories

McConnell: No 'backroom' powers deal

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:46
Former First Minister Lord McConnell says an agreement on more powers for Scotland must "stand the test of time".

'Rapid deterioration' in jail safety

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:18
There has been a rapid deterioration in the state of jails in England and Wales with cracks in the system of widening, the chief prison of inspector warns.

VIDEO: Gibraltar future with Spain 'not realistic'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:59
Fabian Picardo says the people of Gibraltar see their future with the UK, and being part of Spain is "not realistic".

Farage defends Polish MEP alliance

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:46
UKIP leader Nigel Farage defends allowing a Polish politician criticised for a comment on hitting women into its grouping in the European Parliament.

Inquiry head discloses Brittan links

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:32
The new head of the historic sex abuse inquiry, Fiona Woolf, says she has dined with former home secretary Lord Brittan but insists that would not affect her "actual or apparent impartiality".

Hunt brands Welsh NHS 'second-class'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:12
Welsh patients receive a second-class health service, according to UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

VIDEO: Recall bill 'will hardly ever be used'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:06
The government's Recall bill 'will hardly ever be used' claims Conservative Zac Goldsmith debating with Lib Dem MP Tom Brake.

Elections watchdog fines Farage £200

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:04
UKIP leader Nigel Farage is fined £200 by the Electoral Commission, while the Conservative Party forfeits a £28,000 donation.

VIDEO: UKIP investigating election phone claims

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:50
UKIP investigates claims of "underhand play" it alleges behind phone calls to voters in Rochester and Strood.

VIDEO: 'Only Eurosceptic grouping is back'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:46
UKIP's European political grouping is working again after a member of the Polish Congress of the New Right joined up.

Kincora move 'disappoints' Robinson

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:27
First Minister Peter Robinson says he is disappointed a UK-wide inquiry into child sex abuse will not include allegations about Kincora boys home.

VIDEO: Best, or worst, five political 'hits'?

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:03
The Daily Politics' top five political tracks from the past few years, with some more memorable than others.

Patients 'fleeing' Wales denial

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:07
Claims that thousands of patients from Wales are seeking treatment in England because they are not happy with the Welsh NHS are dismissed.

UK spy drones to fly over Syria

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:03
The UK will fly unmanned drones over Syria in the battle against Islamic State militants, the government says.