Andrew Lansley really, really cares

by Jon Stone / 23 Nov 2011

Patients in hospitals across England are being treated to a video of the health secretary informing them that their care "really matters"

Clegg's warning to banks contradicts Osborne's rhetoric

by Jon Stone / 17 Dec 2010

Today in an interview with the Financial Times Nick Clegg warned that banks could face government intervention and taxation if they did not show "sensitivity".

Just how libertarian are UKIP?

by Jon Stone / 16 Dec 2010

This evening the right-wing think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs is hosting an event with UKIP leader Nigel Farage discussing how free market liberal, or “libertarian” Farage’s party is.

On this day: the Brixton riots

by Jon Stone / 13 Dec 2010

On the December 13, 1995 hundreds of youths took to the streets of Brixton in south London, burning cars and attacking shops after the death of a man in police custody.

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Photos from the student protests on the day of the fees vote

by Jon Stone / 10 Dec 2010

BREAKING: Third Tory MP to rebel against the government on tuition fees

by Jon Stone / 07 Dec 2010

Total Politics can exclusively report that Dr Julian Lewis, Conservative MP for New Forest East, is planning to vote against the coalition government's plans to raise tuition fees.

Are the government's tax avoidance plans really significant?

by Jon Stone / 06 Dec 2010

Today the treasury fleshed out its proposals for tackling tax avoidance by businesses.

Regional round-up

by Jon Stone / 03 Dec 2010

Seven Liberal Democrat councillors who resigned in Rochdale are to form their own independent party in the town.

Regional round-up

by Jon Stone / 02 Dec 2010

The son of a Walsall Tory councillor who was accused of forging votes for his father has been jailed for three months.

Regional round-up

by Jon Stone / 29 Nov 2010

Councillors in Newport are considering using false eggs, trained hawks and birdcages in a bid to stop pigeons from defecating on a market in the town.

On this day: Britain condemns massacre of Jews

by Jon Stone / 17 Dec 2010

On 17 December 1942 the then foreign secretary Anthony Eden first told the Commons about the mass executions of Jews by Germans in occupied Europe.

Regional round-up

by Jon Stone / 17 Dec 2010

An ignored email at Stoke-on-Trent City Council is said to have cost the local authority £5m.

Regional round-up

by Jon Stone / 15 Dec 2010

Westminster Council has admitted that it is looking to expel nearly 400 families from the borough because of a new cap on housing benefits.

Regional round-up

by Jon Stone / 13 Dec 2010

A leaked document from Argyll and Bute Council has suggested that a private consultant is attempting to gag elected local authority councillors during meetings on planned school closures.

Highlights from George Osborne at the Treasury select committee

by Jon Stone / 08 Dec 2010

Here are the main highlights of George Osborne’s appearance before the Commons Treasury select committee.

MPs document the Student Loans Company’s failings

by Jon Stone / 07 Dec 2010

Today the Commons public accounts committee releases its damning report into the delivery of student finance.

Frank Field’s report on child poverty makes sweeping recommendations

by Jon Stone / 03 Dec 2010

Today Labour MP Frank Field's report for the government on child poverty was released.

Johnny Marr 'forbids' David Cameron from liking The Smiths

by Jon Stone / 02 Dec 2010

The prime minister was this morning “forbidden” from liking The Smiths by the band’s guitarist, Johnny Marr.

Interview: Derek Deedman, Lib Dem PPC who petitioned Nick Clegg not to raise tuition fees

by Jon Stone / 29 Nov 2010

This morning I spoke to Derek Deedman, a Liberal Democrat county councillor and former PPC who was involved in the publishing of a petition to Nick Clegg asking him to abandon the planned rise in tuition fees.

The Treasury committee's CSR report is a boost for Ed Miliband

by Jon Stone / 26 Nov 2010

Good news for Ed Miliband: in its discussion of whether George Osborne's comprehensive spending review was "progressive" or not, the treasury committee's report on the CSR implicitly suggests that his approach to the deficit is more progressive than the coalition's.

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