New poll says Labour has closed the gap on Tories

Author: By Brian Brady In the days after Gordon Brown set out his legislative programme for the final days of this government, 31 per cent of those po…

Cameron keeps Mumsnet waiting

Yesterday it was David Cameron’s turn and like the Prime Minister ? he did not come away unscathed. A faulty laptop was apparently to blame for …

Clegg reveals his grand vision on renewable energy

Author: By Ben Russell, Political Correspondent In an interview with The Independent, the Liberal Democrat leader demanded the scrapping of new nuclea…

Ashcroft asked questions in Lords about tropical idylls

Author: By Andy McSmith In April and May, the billionaire deputy chairman of the Conservative Party submitted written questions to ministers about gov…

How Ashcroft became the banker to paradise

For some on the Turks and Caicos Islands, the White House or, to give it its real name, Belview Villa, has come to epitomise an era of excess that has…

Borrowing higher than expected at £11.4bn

Author: By Russell Lynch, Press Association The record rise for the month takes public sector net borrowing for the financial year so far to £86.9 bil…

Pandora: Ukip pick a meaty fight with Sir Paul

Author: By Alice Azania-Jarvis This time, the eurosceptic party ? memorably described by David Cameron as “fruitcakes, loonies and closet racist…

Exclusive: Ashcroft’s bank lent millions to disgraced premier

Author: By Stephen Foley in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Lord Ashcroft’s British Caribbean Bank (BCB), which is run locally by his son Andre…

Why were expenses spared? PM asked

Author: By Nigel Morris, Deputy Political Editor Sir Christopher Kelly, who this month drew up sweeping plans to overhaul the Commons allowances syste…

Hit & Run: Doctor America

After all it was Gupta, a 39-year-old TV reporter who practices neurosurgery in Atlanta (and was named, in 2003, by People magazine as "one of th…