- Restrictions on arrivals from Romania and Bulgaria to expire on January 1
- Dozens of Tory MPs likely to back plan to extend restrictions for five years
- Proposal heard by committee of MPs today, with Commons vote in weeks
- Echoes Sir John Major’s calls for Coalition to do more for social mobility
- David Cameron said plans should be viewed ‘in the round’ because more houses have to be built
- Methodist minister Paul Flowers, 63, caught on camera buying drugs
- It was just days after he was grilled by MPs over his bank’s performance
- Flowers boasted of using ketamine along with cannabis and club drug GHB
- Ed Miliband held private talks in Commons office with disgraced bank boss
Labour and its ‘ethical’ bank are as morally bankrupt as each other
Cut benefits cap to £20,000, say Tories: Group of MPs says amount should be cut by £6,000 to send message to workshy that they cannot live comfortably on handouts
- Members of Free Enterprise Group of Conservative MPs issue unanimous call for welfare cap to be reduced from current level, £26,000
- Group said it would help raise cash to pay for middle-class tax cuts
- Deputy Prime Minister tears into Ukip and anti-EU Conservatives
- Lib Dem leader says backing EU membership is the patriotic thing to do
- Ex-Tory donor Paul Sykes promises millions of pounds to Ukip
- Ukip leader Nigel Farage says pro-EU establishment is worried
- Danny Alexander says: ‘If you are anti-Europe, you are anti-growth’
- More than half of doctors polled were in favour, with some suggesting £25
- The think-tank, Reform, said funds could be put towards opening weekends
- Two-thirds of Western countries charge patients to visit their GP
- Tax hikes and spending cuts needed to plug financial blackhole
- Falling North Sea oil revenues and ageing population add to problem
- Institute for Fiscal Studies predicts extra 9p on income tax or VAT at 28%
- SNP claims Scotland would have been better off if independent since 1970s
- George Osborne handed major boost ahead of Autumn Statement
- Fall in borrowing spurred by higher corporation tax receipts, £1.7billion windfall from privatisation of Royal Mail and pick-up in pace of growth
CITY council bosses were slated yesterday after spending taxpayers’ money on thousands of leaflets to tell people how to put out their bins.
THE European elections next May will be the most important in my lifetime. Why? Because they represent the last chance we have to halt the abolition of Britain as an independent nation state.
Len Wardle brings forward resignation after taking responsibility for appointment of former Co-op Bank chairman Rev Paul Flowers
Politics sometimes throws up great mysteries. Why does public spending always rise and never fall? How did Gordon Brown ever become Prime Minister? Why is David Cameron still clinging to his pledge on overseas aid?
Paul Sykes may not seek power for himself, but he can play a part in denying it to others
Chancellor uged to give retailers a break as business rates tax take overtakes rents and puts thousands of shops and jobs at risk
Shadow chancellor facing calls to return £50,000 donation linked to former bank chief Paul Flowers, who has been accused of buying class A drugs.
THE UK is climbing the ranks of the most business-friendly tax regimes in the world, behind only three other countries in the western world.
Less well-off families would be hit hardest because they spend a larger proportion on food and goods not currently charged at the full rate
Jeremy Hunt wants to scrap GPs’ catchment areas to give patients more choice. Sounds great – until you think it through