22 December 2014 Last updated at 15:46 ET

Child abuse inquiry overhaul urgedTheresa May

Dozens of child abuse survivors urge the government to scrap an inquiry into historical abuse and replace it with a more powerful body.


Peter RobinsonNI talks continue through the night

Politicians in Northern Ireland negotiate through the night in a last-ditch attempt to reach agreement on key issues, including flags, parades and welfare reform.

Theresa MayScientists attack student exit plan

Home Secretary Theresa May's plan to expel foreign graduates draws criticism from the scientific community.

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The next Parliament: Coalition 2.0 or confidence and supply?

It is beginning to dawn on MPs and peers quite how difficult it is likely to be to govern after the next election.

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Nick Robinson Article written by Nick Robinson Nick Robinson Political editor

UKIP - power struggle, not soap opera

All the bizarre news stories that have emerged from UKIP in recent days reflect a power struggle within a party that aspires to hold the balance of power after the next election.

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James Landale Article written by James Landale James Landale Deputy political editor

Autumn Statement: Osborne's political balancing act

George Osborne's challenge is simple to explain but hard to achieve. He will want to use the poor borrowing figures to try to convince voters that the recovery is still too fragile to risk any change of government. But he will want to avoid voters concluding that his failure to fix the deficit at the pace he intended means that it might be time to give Labour a go.

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