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Friday December 21

Political review: 2012 for the coalition

2012 political review for Labour and Ed Miliband

2012 political review for SNP, Greens, Respect and Ukip

Political week: Queen in Downing Street and plebgate

Thursday December 20

Plebgate: Baker on Police Federation and Andrew Mitchell

Students and principal on universal technical colleges

Christmas festive card images from political leaders

Wednesday December 19

David Davis on Andrew Mitchell and police pleb claims

Martin Narey: MPs should get a salary increase

MP salaries: Margaret Curran, Alan Duncan, Martin Narey

Council tax: Local Government Association on spending

PMQ review: Nick Watt on Cameron, Miliband and Newsnight

PMQs: Arctic Convoy veterans to be honoured

PMQs: Cameron on Muppets and giving Ed Balls the sack

PMQs: Cameron and Miliband on food banks and poverty

Cameron on 'serious' Mitchell 'pleb row' claims

Tuesday December 18

Living wage: some councils paying staff higher wages

Women in unions and TUC's new leader Frances O'Grady

Energy Bill: Tim Yeo on government fossil fuels targets

TUC's Frances O'Grady on rail and Underground strikes

Bernard Hogan-Howe on Andrew Mitchell officer arrest

Monday December 17

Christmas lights: council spending and sponsorship

Civil servants: Douglas Carswell and Sir Richard Mottram

US handgun culture: Charlie Wolf and Lord Hennessey

Sunday December 15

McLoughlin on 80mph motorway speed limit consultation

Patrick McLoughlin on road, rail and airport plans

Welfare benefits and tax credit increase policies

Friday December 14

European week: Nobel peace prize, Scotland and voting

Personal health budget spent on drum kit and sat-nav

EU languages: translation services in Brussels politics

Single market: Baggage handlers protest at EU plans

Scotland and EU: Alistair Darling and Blair Jenkins

Thursday December 13

Green Party: neo-greens on nuclear and GM crops rethink

Nuclear power: Caroline Lucas and John Hayes

UK-EU relations: Mark Field on Boris Johnson comments

Wednesday December 12

PMQs review: Nick Robinson on Cameron v Miliband

PMQs: Cameron and Miliband on unemployment and benefits

PMQs: Cameron tribute to Duchess of Cambridge hoax call nurse

PMQs: Cameron and Miliband on Ed Balls and bullying

Pubs and beer duty escalator: Camra and Greg Mulholland

Public Order Act: Rowan Atkinson and Peter Tatchell

Viewpoint: Simon Callow on same-sex marriage

Tuesday December 11

Census and UK immigration: Keith Vaz and Andrew Green

England and Wales census: population and migration rise

Communications Data Bill: Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales

Communications Data Bill: Jimmy Wales and Michael Ellis

Gay marriage: Coalition For Marriage's Dr Sharon James

Chris Skidmore on petitions against planning decisions

Mark Littlewood on government spending taxpayer money

Monday December 10

Immigration cap hurting UK businesses?

Immigration cap: Lord Bilimoria and Tory MP Mark Harper

Tories on gay marriage: Peter Bone and Tim Montgomerie

Leveson: Harriet Harman on Labour press regulation plan

Sunday December 9

Nadine Dorries MP on I'm a Celebrity jungle holiday (film)

Nadine Dorries on jungle celebrity show reaction (interview)

Chuka Umunna on Autumn Statement and welfare benefits

Friday December 7

Political week: Autumn Statement, royal baby and papers

Starbucks and tax: Anna Walker and Andrew Perloff

Ann Clwyd on husband Owen Roberts' care in NHS hospital

Scotland and EU: Michael Moore on legal advice

Scotland and EU: SNP MEP Alyn Smith on Scotsman claims

Passports: political statements over design and colours

Thursday December 6

Fracking and shale gas: Dan Lewis and Caroline Lucas

Fracking gas fears from residents in Balcombe, Sussex

UK AAA credit rating: Allister Heath and Larry Elliott

Parliament Choir: MPs unite to sing at carol service

Reshuffles 'no good for government' says Chris Mullin

Wednesday December 5

Autumn Statement special (text and video)

Tuesday December 4

Leveson: Independent editor Chris Blackhurst on PM meeting

Usain Bolt and UK tax laws on sports stars' earnings

Ex-Apprentice Kate Walsh on sales profession reputation

Monday December 3

Margaret Hodge taking legal action on Stemcor tax claims

HMRC tax collection: Margaret Hodge and Jesse Norman

MPs and religion: politics, the church and 'doing God'

Sunday December 2

Chris Grayling on knife crime and votes for prisoners

Leveson Report: reaction to legislation and regulation

Friday November 30

Press Complaints Commission chair Lord Hunt on Leveson

Political week in 60 seconds: Boris Johnson and Lord Patten

Thursday November 29

Leveson Inquiry hearing into British press highlights

Printed newspaper sales and online news subscriptions

Newspaper sales: Matthew Parris and Guido Fawkes blogger

Wednesday November 28

PMQs: Cameron and Miliband on work programme figures

Leveson report: Cameron and Milband call for co-operation

PMQs review: Nick Robinson, Matthew Hancock, Sadiq Khan

Martin Lewis: Save money, don't buy Christmas presents

Tuesday November 27

Work Programme figures: Labour's Liam Byrne

Work Programme figures: Employment minister Mark Hoban

Mark Carney, Margaret Thatcher and Grant Shapps predictions

West Somerset: smallest district council under threat

Public votes on opinion polls and surveys

Monday November 26

Michael Fabricant on Conservative-UKIP pact and Farage

UKIP's Nigel Farage on Michael Gove as Tory leader

Rotherham Council faces fostering legal threat from UKIP

European Parliament political week news in 60 seconds

Sunday November 25

Liam Byrne on benefit cap and disability payments

Leveson Report on press standards to be published

Friday November 23

European Council: Why John Major adviser hid under table

UK referendum: Norway and Switzerland EU relations

Youth Parliament Day: Curriculum For Life debate

European Parliament political week news in 60 seconds

Euopean budget: MEPs divided on bigger EU budget

Thursday November 22

UK lessons from US election with pollster Frank Luntz

Prisoner votes: Dominic Raab and Shami Chakrabarti

UK lessons from US election with pollster Frank Luntz

Wednesday November 21

Sgt Danny Nightingale: Philip Hammond hopes for review

Katie Hopkins on NHS eating, smoking and drinking costs

Hammond and Thornberry on NHS charging smokers and drinkers

PMQs: Miliband 'like Rory Bremner' says Cameron

PMQs: Cameron on Sir Cyril Smith child abuse claims

PMQs: Cameron and Milband on Israel and Gaza violenceDaily Politics highlights of 2012

PMQs: Cameron on police commissioner election costs

Cameron: Synod vote on women bishops 'very sad'

PMQs review: Robinson, Hammond and Thornberry

Tuesday November 20

Mobile phone signal and broadband speed in rural areas

Tim Montgomerie on Lynton Crosby Conservative role

Lord O'Donnell on civil servants and rating agencies

MPs job share: Meg Hillier and David Amess

Monday November 19

Political advertising: archive and modern marketing

NHS: Richard Taylor on new National Health Action Party

Scottish finances: Stewart Hosie and Alistair Darling

Sunday November 18

Grant Shapps on police election votes and Lynton Crosby

Prisoners' vote: MPs to decide on European ruling

Recess

The Daily Politics was off-air through a short recess

Tuesday November 13

Prof Michael Clarke on UK troops leaving Afghanistan

Geoffrey Robertson on Iran and nuclear weapons

Griff Rhys Jones on localism and planning controls

Abu Qatada: Geoffrey Robertson and Chris Bryant

Monday November 12

BBC sex claims and Entwistle: Tessa Jowell and Conor Burns

Nadine Dorries in jungle and extra pay for MPs

British High Street shops fight online threat

Sunday November 11

Philip Hammond: army, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Trident

BBC and George Entwistle: Kevin Marsh and David Mellor

BBC independence must not be next victim, says Harriet Harman

Friday November 9

Health complaints: Daniel Poulter and Katherine Murphy

Corby by-election - new MP after Louise Mensch resigns

Political week Dorries, Clegg, Cameron and Merkel

Thursday November 8

Woodland Trust on as tress and dieback disease in UK

China: Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang names are tested

Neil Wallis on press regulation and Leveson Inquiry

Press regulation: Charlotte Harris and Neil Wallis

Wednesday November 7

Zac Goldsmith on voter power to recall Nadine Dorries

Police and crime commissioner elections in England and Wales

PMQs: Nick Robinson on Clegg v Harman and Leveson

PMQs: Nick Clegg on abuse of children in care homes

PMQs: Harman and Clegg on Dorries on I'm A Celebrity TV show

Tuesday November 6

Celebrity nightmares: Osborne, Brown, Widdecome, Balls

Dorries in jungle celebrity TV show: Mullin and Letts

US election TV adverts from Romney and Obama campaigns

Candidate selection - how political parties select MPs

Monday November 5

Celebrity support in UK and US election campaigns

CPRE on Growth and Infrastructure Bill planning changes

Electoral Commission on voting deadline queues review

Sunday November 4

Nigel Farage on trade, National Insurance and expenses

Friday November 2

Justice and Security Bill: Ken Clarke on secret courts

Ken Clarke recalls eurosceptic Maastricht Treaty fears

Police commissioners: US and New York lessons for UK

Political week: EU budget, wind farms and Heseltine

Thursday November 1

Wind farm debate: Caroline Lucas and James Delingpole

Beer tax 'leading to pub closures' claims Andrew Griffiths MP

Movember MPs Henry Smith and Michael McCann on cancer

Movember: fake and real moustaches on political faces

Former MPs on life after office: Martin Salter and Sue Doughty

Wednesday October 31

Wind farm and energy: Andrew George and Michael Fallon

Lord Heseltine: city-states and single-tier councils

PMQs review: Nick Robinson on Cameron v Miliband

PMQs: Cameron and Miliband on Europe and EU budget

PMQs: Cameron threatens veto on EU budget talks

PMQs: Miliband and Cameron clash over Heseltine report

Tuesday October 30

Elected EU president: Blair wants job says Rees-Mogg

EU president: Liddle, Rees-Mogg, Poirier and Dale debate

Hill farmers struggle with food bills after wet summer

Gay marriage divides Conservative Party and voters

Gay marriage: Nadine Dorries and Iain Dale on Tory views

Ash trees and dieback disease: MPs on government action

Monday October 29

Labour MP Gisela Stuart: UK should leave European Union

Press regulation: Charlotte Harris and Neil Wallis

Lawyer Charlotte Harris on Leveson and the press

Online news: readers move from newspapers to tablet PCs

Sunday October 28

Danny Alexander: economy, banks, austerity and recovery

Child benefit cap to limit money to families on benefits

Friday October 26

Child benefit changes criticised by Tory MP Mark Field

Chloe Smith recalls Paxman Newsnight interview

UKREP: UK base in Brussels for European civil servants

European political week: EU budget and 'Robin Hood' tax

Admiralty Arch to be made into a luxury hotel

EU Parliament's journeys from Strasbourg to Brussels

Thursday October 25

Public sector pensions: Neil Marsh and Darren Philp

Afghanistan: Malcolm Bruce on UK troops helping women

Ed Balls on GDP, UK economy and 'structural deficit'

Matthew Hancock on GDP figures and UK out of recession

Westminster Dog of the Year: MPs and their pets

Westminster Dog of the Year: Charlie Elphicke and Star

Wednesday October 24

Scotland joining EU: SNP Jamie Hepburn on legal advice

Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst relative on women's rights

PMQs review: Nick Robinson on Cameron v Miliband clashes

PMQs: Miliband and Cameron on West Coast rail franchise

PMQs: Miliband mocks Cameron on energy bill

PMQs: Watson on paedophile ring links to previous PM

PMQs: Cameron confirms CPS will review Savile decision

David Cameron rules out allowing prisoners right to vote

Attorney General Dominic Grieve on votes for prisoners

Tuesday October 23

Badger cull: RSPCA's Gavin Grant calls for vaccinations

Nuclear and green energy: David Morris and Natalie Bennett

Jack Straw on Iraq war and Gordon Brown as PM

Jack Straw and Iraq war: Kevin Marsh and Philippe Sands

BBC DG George Entwistle on Savile: Steve Hewlett reaction

Monday October 22

Votes for 16 and 17-year-olds: Lord Adonis on bill

Savile: Ben Bradshaw, John Whittingdale and Kevin Marsh

Parental leave changes - and impact on small firms

Sunday October 21

Press regulation changes after Leveson and Savile

Press regulation and Savile: Neil Wallis and Anne Diamond

Theresa May on police reforms, elections and Mitchell

Friday October 19

US election: Romney and Obama go 'gangnam style'Daily Politics highlights of 2012

SNP conference: Alex Salmond on Nato and Scottish currency

Scottish referendum: Stirling's view of independence

A-Z of Parliament with Quentin Letts: W for whips

Political week in 60 seconds: Scotland and McKinnon

Thursday October 18

MP addresses and renting: Julian Lewis and Lord Howard

SNP's Nato and defence policy for an independent Scotland

Lord Howard on Andrew Mitchell swearing at police

Wednesday October 17

PMQs review: Robinson on Cameron, Miliband and Mitchell

PMQs: Cameron and Miliband on Mitchell 'pleb' comments

PMQs: David Cameron on UK referendum and EU membership

PMQs: David Cameron pays tribute to Machynlleth community

PMQs: Cameron on disability benefit and universal credit

Disabled benefits: Tanni Grey-Thompson and Steve Webb

Explorer Dwayne Fields on black youths in countryside

George Galloway on cinema popcorn and drinks prices

Tuesday October 16

Northern Ireland's young politicians take top posts

Young people in politics: Pamela Nash and Joan Bakewell

Jimmy Savile allegations: Rob Wilson MP and Joan Bakewell

Joan Bakewell on treatment of women in television

Cuban Missile Crisis: Joan Bakewell and Peter Hennessy

Sir Menzies Campbell on Gary McKinnon extradition case

Monday October 15

MPs' salary: Steve Brine, Anas Sarwar and Lorely Burt

EU law and order rules: Chris Bryant and Dominic Raab

Government 'Dragon Den' to help businesses and economy

Sunday October 14

Grant Shapps on boundary review and Michael Green

Paralympian Sophie Christiansen on London transport

Scottish referendum: Dennis Canavan, Johann Lamont, John Curtice

Friday October 12

UKIP's Nigel Farage on EU wining Nobel Prize

Police Federation's Ken Mackaill on Andrew Mitchell

Nick Clegg- Sheffield view on Liberal Democrat leader

Political week in 60 seconds: Boris, Cameron, Gillard

NHS and health reforms in England: Prof Chris Ham

Thursday October 11

Allister Heath and Max Keiser on banker bashing

Votes at 16 and 17: Eleanor Laing and Rhammel Afflick

Lords Forsyth and Wallace on lowering voting age to 16

Housing Minister Mark Prisk on first-time buyers

Economic terms RPI, CPI, inflation, bonds and QE explained

Tory conference votes: Romney or Obama for US president

Wednesday October 10

Tory conference: Nick Robinson reviews Cameron speech

Tory conference: Maria Miller on David Cameron speech

Tory Conference: David Cameron's speech in full

Conservative conference: David Cameron's year reviewed

Tuesday October 9

Tory conference: Chris Grayling on tackling burglars

Tory conference: Jeremy Hunt on NHS and health budgets

Tory conference: Boris Johnson on mayor, MP and PM jobs

Tory Conference: Boris Johnson on goods made in London

Tory Conference: Boris Johnson addresses David Cameron

Tory conference: Boris Johnson as future party leader?

George Osborne compared to Mr Micawber by Lord Forsyth

Monday October 8

Tory conference: George Osborne's background profiled

Conservative conference: Now or later for EU referendum?

West Coast Mainline: McLoughlin on rail operator

Tory conference: Osborne on employment law changes

Tory conference: George Osborne on tax and benefits cap

Sunday October 7

Conservative Conference: Voters' views on politics

Philip Hammond on West Coast Main Line contract

Boris Johnson's diary with Cameron, Brooks and Murdoch

Douglas Alexander on voters' doubts on PM Ed Miliband'

Sunday Interview: Douglas Alexander on Labour conference

Friday October 5

Conservative Conference: Party aims in northern England

EU budget: Alain Lamassoure on call for 10bn euros

Mastermind chair: Douglas Carswell MP on big government

Political week in 60 seconds: Labour, rail, US elections

Thursday October 4

Gloria De Piero: Why people 'hate' MPs and politicians

Margot James on Conservative equality record for women

Labour conference: Harriet Harman on Ed Miliband speech

Labour conference: Discrimination and equality policy

Labour conference: Free schools to close or stay open?

Wednesday October 3

Labour policy on crime, ID cards and control orders

Labour conference: Cooper on police standards authority

Labour conference: Is Ed Miliband posh or not?

John Prescott on Ed Miliband, Disraeli and 'one-nation'

Police commissioner post: Lord Prescott on job cuts

Tuesday October 2

Labour conference: Nick Robinson on Ed Miliband speech

Labour conference: Ed Miliband speech in full

Labour conference: opinion polls on party and Miliband

Labour conference: Blairites to stay or leave party?

Labour conference: Ed Miliband review from Kevin Maguire

Labour conference: Ed Miliband 2012 highlights

Monday October 1

Labour conference: Ed Balls views from MPs and press

Labour conference: Ed Balls on cuts, taxes and spending

Labour conference: Ed Balls on homes and stamp duty

Labour conference: Jim Murphy on Europe referendum

Labour conference: Europe referendum 'vote' for delegates

Labour conference: Ethical foreign policy and wars

Sunday September 30

Norman Lamb: NHS reforms, social care and Dilnot Report

Labour conference: Harriet Harman on Ed Miliband

Labour and general strike: GMB, Unison and Kevin Maguire

General strike: PCS' Mark Serwotka and Philip Collins

Friday September 28

US election: Ryan Grim on Romney and Obama campaigns

Margaret Hodge on A4e and welfare to work providers

Political humour: Blair, Heseltine, Reagan and Johnson

Political week in 60 seconds: Mitchell and Lib Dems

Thursday September 27

Rain: Association of British Insurers on flooding cover

Cameron on Letterman show: Clive Anderson and Mike Hale

Israel and Iran tension: Douglas Murray and Ben Wallace

Philanthropy: City of London School and Royal Opera House

Wednesday September 26

Nick Clegg's conference speech in full

Liberal Democrat conference: Nick Clegg 2012 highlights

Lib Dem conference: Nick Robinson on Nick Clegg speech

Lib Dem conference: Nick Clegg in 2015 general election

David Cameron to appear on David Letterman TV show

Lib Dem conference: Alexander on deficit and spending

Tuesday September 25

Liberal Democrat conference: Danny Alexander on taxes

Scottish Lib Dems and Westminster coalition relations

Liberal Democrat delegates: Labour or Tory coalition?

Ed Davey denies Liberal Democrat leadership bid

Ed Davey dismisses Conservative climate change sceptics

Monday September 24

Liberal Democrats conference: mood box vote on being sorry

New state bank: Simon Hughes on Vince Cable speech

Tax: Conservative and Liberal Democrat financial plans

Lib Dem conference delegates on economic policy

Sunday September 23

Eric Pickles on Andrew Mitchell 'pleb' comments

Lib Dem conference: Danny Alexander on tax avoidance

Liberal Democrat conference: party plan for wealth tax

Tax rates on rich and poor: Evan Harris and John Redwood

Friday September 21

Cash in the Attic's Paul Hayes on political memorabilia

Boris Johnson's odds of being MP or prime minister

Nigel Farage on UKIP-Conservative deal over referendum

English Democrats: Robin Tilbook on party conference

Political betting: Bookies' odds on Cameron and Miliband

Liberal Democrat conference: Lamb on Clegg abuse

Political week in 60 seconds: Gove, Flynn and Clegg

Thursday September 20

Conservative UKIP electoral pact: Hannan and Stevens

UKIP, Europe and Tories: Young, Nuttall and Hopkins

Nick Clegg apology: Steve Webb on thepoke web remix

Electric cars: Quentin Willson on greener vehicles

Wednesday September 19

TUC General Strike bid and calls for union legislation

TUC general strike call: Sarah Veale and Digby Jones

UK business leaders on help needed for British firms

Racism in football: Garth Crooks and Therese Coffey MP

Manchester police shootings: Keith Vaz bail review call

Tuesday September 18

Birmingham: can people name England's Second City?

Economic green shoots: Leadsom, Myners and Portes

UK economy: US lessons to help British recovery?

Stephanie Flanders on 'green shoots' in UK economy

Monday September 17

Richard lll state funeral after car park skeleton found?

GCSEs: Ken Baker on English school exam changes

Think tanks and policies: Nick Pearce and Karen Lumley

Political books: why politicians and MPs write essays

Friday September 14

Eurozone banking union to control 6,000 banks?

European political week in 60 seconds

European Commission explained in A-Z of Europe

Euro Parliament President Martin Schulz on federal EU

Ann Clwyd MP meets 'men in white coats' in Parliament

Thursday September 13

Plaid Cymru leader: economy and independence for Wales

Hillsborough: Andy Burnham on Labour help for families

Esther Rantzen on Silver Line phone for older people

Childline-style phone service for lonely pensioners

Big Ben: Clock Tower renamed Elizabeth Tower for Jubilee

Boris Johnson apology for Spectator Hillsborough article

Wednesday September 12

HS2: Cheryl Gillan, David Willets and Douglas Alexander

Cheryl Gillian: cabinet sacking and Welsh secretary job

PMQs: Cameron on 'predistribution', Labour on taxes

PMQs: Cameron and Miliband on unemployment figures

PMQs: David Cameron challenged over Greg Barker

PMQs: Landale, Willets and Alexander on Cameron v Miliband

Tuesday September 11

GCSE grades and Ofqual: Graham Stuart and Brian Lightman

Universities lose 0% VAT rate for listed building work

Party conferences: Gavin Hayes and Stewart Jackson

Party conference clips: Tory, Labour and Lib Dem leaders

Universal credits and changes to benefit claims debate

Monday September 10

Food, fuel and rail tickets costs: can government help?

Tanni Grey-Thompson on Olympic and Paralympic legacy

TUC's Brendan Barber on public sector wages

Payday loan regulation: Martin Lewis and Michael Fallon

Food and fuel costs: Martin Lewis and Nadhim Zahawi

Friday September 7

Boris Johnson as prime minister: mood box balls vote

Green Party conference in Bristol: Darren Johnson

Thick of It's Vincent Franklin on Steve Hilton PR role

Public sector unions: Paul Novak and Matthew Sinclair

Political week in 60 seconds: reshuffle and Paralympics

Thursday September 6

Rail and parking fares: Caroline Lucas and Brian Binley

Scottish Referendum: Nicola Sturgeon on independence talks

Atos protests and disability benefit payment changes

Eric Pickles vs Tory council in Cotswold planning row

Wednesday September 5

PMQs: Cameron in 'assertive and butch' jibe at Miliband

PMQs: Cameron on Heathrow third runway manifesto pledge

PMQs: Miliband and Cameron on reshuffle and chancellors

PMQs: Dennis Skinner taunts David Cameron on reshuffle

PMQs review: Nick Robinson, Grant Shapps, Rachel Reeves

Grant Shapps on Baroness Warsi as Tory party chairman

Work and training employment plans needed says author

Tuesday September 4

Reshuffle: Ken Clarke 'not house-trained' - Peter Lilley

Reshuffle: Mark Pritchard and Andrew George on moves

Cabinet reshuffle: Grayling, Clarke, Hunt, and Villiers

Nick Robinson explains Cameron's Cabinet reshuffle

Public Accounts Committee scrutinising civil servants

House of Commons: MP and peers to leave Westminster?

Monday September 3

Natalie Bennett elected as Green Party leader

Recess news: Johnson, Mensch, Clegg, Yeo, Gove, Cameron

Michael Gove policies on free schools and academies

Tuesday July 17

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg's 2012 political highlights

Keith Simpson's list of summer books for MPs to read

Population and migration: Matt Kavanagh and Alp Mehmet

Monday July 16

Census: Office for National Statistics on 2011 figures

Immgration: are foreign students visitors or migrants?

Rail investment: Norman Baker and Maria Eagle

Weather: shoppers with umbrellas on summer and the rain

Sunday July 15

Jeremy Browne on House of Lords reform and coalition

Yvette Cooper on migration figures, G4S and Olympics

House of Lords reforms dominate House of Commons week

London 2012: Olympic costs and traffic lane bans

Death row trip for Tory MP who wants death penalty

Friday July 13

Harold Macmillan's Night of Long Knives: 50 year on

Political bad luck: Miliband, Portillo and Opik

Nick Herbert on White Paper 'speeding up justice'

Political week in 60 seconds: Lords, banks and Morris

Forecast: When will UK economy and finances improve?

Thursday July 12

Conservative MPs' advice to David Cameron on management

G4S and Olympic security staffing: Lord West

G4S and Olympic security staffing: Patrick Mercer MP

Canal and River Trust takes over in England and Wales

Election night counts: move from Thursday to Friday?

Newsbeat listeners v MPs on why many young don't vote

Wednesday July 11

PMQs review: Robinson on coalition and Miliband future

PMQs: Cameron and Miliband on Lords reform and economy

PMQs: Anne Marie Morris question on technical colleges

PMQs: David Cameron teased over Jesse Norman

Poundland boss on young people's working skills

Conservative rebel Eleanor Laing on Lords reform bill

Tuesday July 10

Norman Lamont on George Osborne, Ed Balls and Libor

Euro currency: Douglas Carswell and Andrew Lilico

Filibustering: How politicians 'talk out' legislation

UK in Europe and EU: Eustice, Nuttall, Lamont and Monks

Monday July 9

Tory MP Conor Burns faces sack after House of Lords vote

House of Lords 'deadbeats and has-beens' says Oakeshott

School has checklist to help improve pupil behaviour

Sunday July 8

No programme - due to coverage of men's final at Wimbledon

Friday July 6

Political week in 60 seconds

Peter Bone on coalition ending for minority government

Flooding risks and insurance costs after heavy rains

Alan Johnson on John Lydon's Question Time performance

Thursday July 5

Army reforms: How will the rise in reservists work?

Eurozone: Debate on whether or not it will break-up

Small businesses: Are they being treated well?

Which party is the party of business?

Wednesday July 4

PMQs review: Nick Robinson on Cameron vs Miliband

PMQs: Cameron and Miliband clash on banking inquiry

PMQs: Miliband quotes Cameron on bank regulation

Higgs boson God particle explained by MP Julian Huppert

Forests: Caroline Spelman and Bishop of Liverpool

HS2: Martin Tett and Peter Waterman debate rail plan

HS2 London to Midlands rail plan backed by Pete Waterman

Tuesday July 3

Bob Diamond resignation: Mark Field and Chris Leslie

Inquiry costs: test on Heathrow, Sizewell and Leveson

Health costs and care levels in UK, USA and Europe

Author James Robinson on China, Europe and Soviet Union

Monday July 2

Britain in Europe: sterling or euro currency choice

Tory MP Stewart Jackson: UKIP threat to Conservatives

Maria Eagle on rail fares, subsidies and franchises

Sunday July 1

Sunday Interview: Andrew Neil and Lord Strathclyde

Labour could back Europe referendum says Rachel Reeves

Reeves on Barclays' Bob Diamond and rate manipulation

UKIP's Nigel Farage on David Cameron's EU referendum

Friday June 29

Political week in 60 seconds: Blair, Clegg, Chloe Smith

Mood box: public mood of bankers and bank regulation

Thursday June 28

David Mellor memories of spy and Tory MP Raymond Mawby

UN Security Council and action in Syria against Assad

Syria and UN role: David Mellor and Mark Malloch Brown

Bankers thought rate fixing was 'joke' claims Heath

Wednesday June 27

Defamation Bill: Prof Brian Cox on libel law changes

PMQs review: Nick Robinson on Cameron vs Miliband

PMQs: David Cameron calls for progress on Lords reform

PMQs: Miliband quotes Dorries' Osborne 'coward' tweet

PMQs: Miliband accuses Cameron of 'panic at pumps'

Arthur Laffer on VAT, taxes, prosperity and the economy

Reagan adviser Arthur Laffer backs VAT cut call

George Monbiot: Public schools should be closed down

Tuesday June 26

Headteacher TV sacking: Mary Bousted and Michelle Rhee

Michelle Rhee's Washington lessons for Michael Gove

House of Lords corruption claim from Lib Dem president

Sinn Fein MP Conor Murphy on Queen visit to N Ireland

Monday June 25

Guide to European Central Bank and Bank of England

'Whitehall waffle' threat from minister Alan Duncan

Harriet Baldwin on Conservative benefit reform bid

Greece 'will be forced out' of euro says Deanne Julius

Sunday June 24

Why we still talk about the Falklands

George Galloway: Share Falklands with Argentina

Danny Alexander on benefit cuts

Sunday Interview: Danny Alexander

Friday June 22

Political week in 60 seconds: Cameron in Mexico

Hitchens and Bryant on Labour's immigration policy

Social media: Facebook and twitter enables people power

Thursday June 21

Doctors' action: Simon Burns and Hamish Meldrum

Olympic and Jubilee effect helping UK sell abroad?

Euro 2012: football messages from MPs on Europe

Euro 2012: Jeremy Browne on human rights in Ukraine

Wednesday June 20

PMQs review: James Landale and MPs on Hague and Harman

Doctors should go to work, says William Hague

PMQs Aung San Suu Kyi praised by Hague and Harman

PMQs: Bone calls for 'yellow peril' coalition divorce

PMQs: William Hague takes swipe at absent Ed Balls

Parliamentary stone: MPs tempted with free doughnuts

Economist Robert Skidelsky on Keynes and working hours

Tuesday June 19

London 2012 Olympic Games budget and legacy

London 2012 Olympic Games legacy: Jowell and Jenkins

Institute for Government on civil service staff cuts

Chris Mullin on A Walk On Part play and Rupert Murdoch

Monday June 18

Pronouncing foreign leader names test for politicians

Lord Fowler on life as minister with Margaret Thatcher

Cabinet resignations: Jacqui Smit advice for ministers

Care system 'failing vulnerable young' says Ann Coffey

Sunday June 17

Cameron, Brown and Major before Leveson Inquiry

Hammond on Trident replacement and defence spending

£1bn contract for UK nuclear submarines to be announced

Friday June 15

George Galloway's Respect Party conference in Bradford

Greek euro exit like 'Lehman Brothers' - Allister Heath

Political week in 60 seconds: Leveson, the euro, Falklands

MPs Kevan Jones and Charles Walker on mental health

Charles Walker MP on his mental health issues

Thursday June 14

Oldham scheme to get youths into training and jobs

David Davis: Theresa May wrong over Communications Bill

Commons debate: Jeremy Hunt and News Corp's BSkyB bid

Ed Balls or George Osborne choice in mood box vote

Wednesday June 13

PMQs review: Nick Robinson and MPs on Cameron/Miliband

PMQs: Speaker teases Michael Gove over 'exclusion'

PMQs: Goldsmith and Cameron on Heathrow third runway

PMQs: Cameron's Falklands warning to Argentina

PMQs: Cameron and Miliband on Jeremy Hunt and Leveson

Newlove on underage drinking and anti-social behaviour

Tuesday June 12

Cage cricket: Sir Ian Botham and Crispin Blunt MP

Lord Ashdown on UK and west's role over Syria

Gay marriage: Bishop of Norwich and Chris Bryant MP

Discrimination, human rights and equality law changes

Monday June 11

European Court of Human Rights' role in UK justice

Spelling and maths times tables tests for passengers

Can Saltire, St George and Union flags affect our mood?

Cycling campaign to get British on the bike

Sunday June 10

Labour backs primary school foreign language lessons

Stephen Twigg: Labour free school and academy policies

Eurozone: single currency disaster, says Allister Heath

Heathrow Airport expansion vs Boris Island estuary plan

London Heathrow Airport third runway U-Turn ahead?

Sunday May 27

Sunday Interview: Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna

Chuka Umunna: Christine Lagarde 'is no Oracle'

Chuka Ummuna on Baroness Warsi expenses allegations

UK in Europe: UKIP's Paul Nuttall and Denis MacShane

Europe referendum: George Eustice and Baron Liddle

Friday May 25

Political week in 60 seconds: Cameron in US and PMQs

Edinburgh: Scotland Yes to independence campaign launch

Caravan tax: Budget U-turn after Yorkshire campaign?

Thursday May 24

Cameron: 'muttering idiot' to 'calm down dear' lines

Online pornography: Nick Pickles on internet filters

Online pornography: Claire Perry MP and Nick Pickles

Tory MEP leader Martin Callanan rules out UKIP pact

How to get more women in top politics and business jobs

Wednesday May 23

Political words: twitterati, chillaxing and eurogeddon

PMQs review: Nick Robinson, Jeremy Browne and Andy Burnham

PMQs: Cameron taunts Miliband on Jubilee strike threats

PMQs: Cameron on Beecroft Report and employment rights

PMQs: Cameron told to withdraw 'muttering idiot' jibe

Cameron says Parliament should decide prisoner vote rights

George Trefgarne on economic lessons from Chamberlain

Tuesday May 22

Labour's role in supporting coalition government policies

Beecroft Report debate in House of Commons highlights

Michael Sandel on markets and selling Olympic torches

Charles Hendry: 'Low-cost low carbon energy security'

Monday May 21

Beecroft report: IoD's Simon Walker on no-fault sacking

Beecroft report: Chuka Umunna on hiring and firing

2015 election: Labour and Liberal Democrats together?

A-Z of Parliament with Quentin Letts: J for journalists

Sunday May 20

Sunday Interview (n full): Energy Secretary Ed Davey

MPs on police service reforms, cuts and strikes

Friday May 18

People's Pledge polls to call for EU referendum

Lucas, Goldsmith, Farage, Galloway: bigger than party?

Political week in 60 seconds: Europe and Leveson

Technology and texting tips for tweeting MPs

Online test to discover if you are happy or sad

Thursday May 17

1922 committee: Graham Brady on backbench elections

Free speech campaign on Public Order Act and insults

Political insults: Blair, Cable, Watson and Farage

Diamond Jubilee: Why British love Queen and monarchy

Wednesday May 16

PMQs: Nick Robinson and MPs review Cameron v Miliband

Economy: 'National pay' cut hitting UK says Heath

PMQs: Cameron calls for decision on eurozone future

PMQs: 'No smoking gun' over Andy Coulson says Cameron

PMQs: Miliband challenges Cameron over police numbers

PMQs: Cameron faces Brooks LOL text jibe

No packed lunches or chips at school says Alex Reid

Tuesday May 15

Heathrow Airport queue warning from London First group

Damian Green on Heathrow and Stansted border queues

Tory 1922 and 301 groups: Dan Poulter and Philip Davies

Mary Bousted and Graham Stuart on harder school exams

George Osborne: Euro uncertainty 'undermining recovery'

Bob-a-job scouts clean up Houses of Parliament rubbish

London 2012: Justine Greening 're-moding' in film

Monday May 14

Police Federation's Paul McKeever on Theresa May's plans

What Rupert Murdoch told Michael Howard at 2005 election

Conservative MPs want Cameron to move party to right

Sunday May 13

Sunday Interview: Eric Pickles and Andrew Neil

UK economy: coalition plans on growth and labour market

Friday May 11

Political week in 60 seconds: Queen's Speech review

Snooping powers 'completely wrong' says David Davis

Cameron's pledge on ending Punch and Judy politics

Thursday May 10

Lord West on government fighter planes 'shambles'

Strike: Police Federation and PCS union on march

Streatham campaign to save High Street shops

Griff Rhys Jones on appeal of the British high street

Wednesday May 9

No Daily Politics - Special programme on State Opening of Parliament

Tuesday May 8

Nick Robinson behind the scenes before Queen's Speech

A-Z of Parliament with Quentin Letts: Q for Queen's Speech

Queen's Speech - previewing coalition government plans

Peter Bone's 'more conservative, less liberal' call

London 2012: Shapps' Olympic evictions jail warning

Monday May 7

No Daily Politics (bank holiday)

Sunday May 6

Ed Balls on economy, Lords reform and election results

Nigel Farage calls on Conservative MPs to join UKIP

Election night review of Labour, Tory and Lib Dem votes

Conservative backbench MPs' warning to David Cameron

Friday May 4

No Daily Politics - see Vote 2012 index

Thursday May 3

Weatherman's forecast for election day polling

Election day: Busting a few polling day myths

Election result times for councils and mayor votes

Political week in 60 seconds: penguins and football

Garth Crooks on minister's Ukraine Euro 2012 protest

Bank of England gets Financial Services Authority roles

Wednesday May 2

Prorogation: MPs, Lords and Parliament are not sitting

A-Z of Parliament with Quentin Letts: P for PMQs

Louise Mensch on Murdoch phone-hacking report confusion

Airport border queues 'still too long' says minister

MP Louise Mensch calls for local newspapers subsidy

MPs don't back Mensch local newspaper subsidy plan

Tuesday May 1

Rupert Murdoch 'not fit to run' international company

News of the World 'misled' MPs on phone hacking claims

Phone-hacking report 'partisan' - Tory MP Louise Mensch

Local elections: English district and unitary councils

Tony Blair elected PM 15 years ago: was he good or bad?

London mayoral election: Boris Johnson on PM's support

London mayor election: Inside Boris Johnson campaign HQ

Monday April 30

MP Rushanara Ali on Olympic missiles on London flats

'Money-saving' tablet computer or iPad plan to help MPs

Coalition agreement changes party election manifestos

Nick Boles and Simon Hughes on coalition manifestos

Sunday April 29

Harriet Harman on Hunt, Livingstone and local elections

Conservative comeback from Hunt and Budget headlines?

Friday April 27

Political week in 60 seconds: Murdoch at Leveson

London mayor: Brian Paddick on housing and policing

Conservative party chairmen in action for TV cameras

Every Scottish council seat up for election on 3 May

Thursday April 26

Ed Balls on borrowing, inflation, taxes and recession

London mayor: Benita on schools and airport policies

Workers asked about retirement: have you got a pension?

Ariel 1 satellite: 50 years of Britain in space

Wednesday April 25

David Willetts on UK GDP figures and British recession

Miliband and Cameron clash over GDP at PMQs

PMQs: David Cameron on Nadine Dorries posh boy comments

PMQs: Miliband on Hunt 'helping' NewsCorp bid for BSkyB

PMQs: Jeremy Hunt has 'full support' of David Cameron

Tuesday April 24

Leveson Inquiry: Chris Bryant on James Murdoch evidence

Decriminalise drugs says Labour peer Robert Winston

Celebrities help in political election broadcasts

UKIP candidate Lawrence Webb on crime and pub policies

Ken Livingstone criticised by Labour peer Robert Winston

A-Z of Parliament with Quentin Letts: U for Upper House

Monday April 23

Tory Peer claims Lords would be 'strengthened' by elections

RSPCA: Microchipping dogs 'wasted opportunity'

Extra support for stressed MPs, says Dr Ashley Weinberg

Cameron and Osborne 'arrogant posh boys' says Nadine Dorries

Cameron and Osborne: Posh or ordinary blokes?

Sunday April 22

Pasty tax: Nick Clegg disowns Lib Dem Cornwall leaflet

Nick Clegg: No referendum for elected House of Lords

Clegg to carry on as Lib Dem leader at 2015 election

Sunday Interview (in full): Nick Clegg

House of Lords reform 'no priority' for Tory MPs

Labour's Sadiq Khan on House of Lords referendum

Council house prices fall with bigger discounts

Friday April 20

Lords reform: Matthew Oakeshott and Charles Falconer

Welsh local council elections: view from Barry Island

French presidential election: Sarkozy vs Hollande

London elections: BNP's Carlos Cortiglia on immigration

Political week in 60 seconds: Budget, Qatada and May

Thursday April 19

Big Ben tower renamed in Diamond Jubilee tribute?

Elizabeth Tower name for Big Ben backed by Kate Hoey MP

London City Airport should be closed - Green candidate

Bakewell: granny tax funding tax cuts for rich

Ex-Treasury Minister David Laws on returning to government

Local elections: Liberal Democrat chances in May polls

Wednesday April 18

PMQs: Cameron and Miliband on 50p tax rate and Budget

PMQs: Speaker's health warning to minister Simon Burns

PMQs: Galloway and Cameron on UK leaving Afghanistan

PMQs: Douglas Carswell's Yes Minister question

PMQs: James Landale reviews Budget backlash

Fig trees: deal over £30,000 Portcullis House greenery?

Fat tax call for cola drinks and unhealthy foods

Fat Tax: Angela Eagle and Steve Webb on unhealthy food

Tuesday April 17

UK will join euro currency says Michael Heseltine

English cities vote on elected mayors for councils

Who are the political 'Big Beasts at Westminster'?

Spain 'almost too big' for a bailout says Louise Cooper

Monday April 16

George Galloway on Bradford and Birmingham elections

Bradford council elections and Respect by-election win

Disability Living Allowance changes and cost-cutting

Local elections: Baroness Warsi on Conservative launch

Should MPs and politicians publish tax returns?

Sunday April 15

Tax forms: UK lessons from Sweden's full disclosure

Grant Shapps on Ed Miliband's party funding plans

Grant Shapps on party donations and tax plans

Tim Montgomerie on Conservative opinion poll rankings

Nigel Farage on Conservative MPs defecting to UKIP

Sunday April 1

Heath and Social Care Bill: Lansley explains changes

Full Sunday Interview with Health Secretary Andrew Lansley

Health and Social Care Bill: NHS bill becomes law

Tuesday March 27

A-Z of Parliament with Quentin Letts: R for recess

Public information films: Kevin Keegan to nuclear war

Banker George Peabody's legacy of homes in London

Prescott and Fowler on government housing projects

Monday March 26

Lobbyist Mark Adams on Peter Cruddas and cash for access

Cash for access: Michael Dugher and Michael Fallon

Classrooms ruled by pupils or teachers?

Sunday March 25

Budget 2012: Conservative MPs on Osborne's Granny Tax

Budget 2012: Ed Balls on 50p tax rate and granny tax

Michael Fallon on cash for access and Peter Cruddas

Friday March 23

Bradford West by-election candidates bid to be new MP

Kaleidoscope talk with John Bercow and David Cameron

David Mundell on Conservative fight in Scotland

Political week in 60 Seconds: Budget, Queen, road tolls

Thursday March 22

Police commissioner elections to be held in November

Budget 2012: British Chambers of Commerce's Adam Marshall

Budget 2012: Andrew Lilico on Granny tax effect

Budget 2012: growth figures 'unrealistic' says Heath

Budget 2012: newspapers kick George Osborne announcements

Wednesday March 21

Budget 2012

Tuesday March 20

Health Minister Simon Burns on NHS bill for England

NHS Bill for England: What changes will the public see?

Could Orkney and Shetland leave Scotland but stay in UK?

Budget: backbench MPs John Pugh and Matthew Hancock

Queen in Parliament to mark Diamond Jubilee

Monday March 19

Politicians making gaffes in TV interviews and debates

The role of a special adviser (Spad) in Westminster

Labour's Maria Eagle on government road tolls plans

Mark Prisk on economic recovery outside London

Sunday March 18

Budget: CBI's Cridland on tax rates, growth and deficit

Budget: Redwood claims 50p tax rate cut would raise money

Budget: Stephen Williams on 50p top rate of income tax

Planning reforms: Simon Jenkins and Stephen Hammond

Revised rules on planning and development in England

London's air pollution levels, monitoring and EU limits

Friday March 16

Political week in 60 Seconds: Joyce, Cameron and Clegg

Harriet Harman struggles with bank bonus and job figures

Big Ben and St Stephen's Tower £15 visit fee scrapped

1984 miners' strike: Dave Nelliist at Daw Mill Colliery

Thursday March 15

A brief history of political photo-ops

MP calls for publication of extradition evidence

Lord Levy on the different sides of President Assad

Is the perception of bankers in the UK still 'toxic'?

Wednesday March 14

Budget ideas from blogger Tim Montgomerie to Chancellor

Budget plans: Tim Montgomerie, Sadiq Khan, Mark Harper

PMQs: Dennis Skinner quizzes Nick Clegg on PM and horse

PMQs: Nick Clegg challenged on health by Harriet Harman

PMQs: Harriet Harman and Nick Clegg on unemployment

PMQs review: Landale, Khan and Harper on Harman v Clegg

Tuesday March 13

Expand Heathrow but no Estuary Airport says Tim Yeo MP

UK airports - green arguments and calls for expansion

Apps a prime minister needs on tablet computer or phone

NHS bill debate: Diane Abbott and Lord Clement-Jones

Budget: Lord Lawson on cutting tax rate to raise money

Monday March 12

Ed Miliband and Ed Balls pre-Budget conference

Labour plan on children benefit, 50p and mansion tax

Justice Secretary Ken Clarke must go - Douglas Carswell

Could UK intervene in Syria and Iran?

A-Z of Parliament with Quentin Letts: C for committees

Sunday March 11

Iain Duncan Smith on welfare, benefits and working

Bill of Rights commissioner Pinto-Duschinsky resigns

Friday March 9

Political week in 60 Seconds: Cable, tax and jubilee

English cities want elected mayors, BBC poll finds

Lib Dem MPs could defy conference over health bill

EU Growing Together film pulled after racism accusation

Thursday March 8

German mittelstand lessons for UK firms and businesses

Philip Hammond on UK servicemen in Afghanistan war

Syria: Philip Hammond on UK arming and helping rebels

Mortgage cost and interest rate rise prediction

A-Z of Parliament with Quentin Letts: O for Order

Wednesday March 7

Cameron v Miliband reviewed by Robinson, Shapps, Murphy

Ed Miliband attacks David Cameron over child benefit

Cameron and Miliband praise soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Portsmouth Council leader on Scotland naval contracts

Navy and defence jobs: Stewart Maxwell and Jim Murphy

TUC on rally to block government health care bill

Steve Hilton guru's tweets on Downing Street life

Budget: Polling advice on tax, benefits and spending

Tuesday March 6

Mark Pritchard MP: Europe, immigration and resignation

Can governments measure happiness by survey?

Christian and church role in Westminster and government

Monday March 5

Lembit Opik on Nick Clegg as Liberal Democrat leader

Ken Clarke on Abu Qatada deportation from UK to Jordan

Lord Bach on legal aid changes in government bill

10 Downing Street's inner-circle of political advisers

Sunday March 4

Petrol prices: Budget fuel duty cut call to chancellor

Alex Salmond: Independence campaign and shared currency

Friday March 2

Quiet House of Commons: one vote for MPs in seven days

Tuition fees: David Blunkett recalls introduction

Political week in 60 Seconds: health, Leveson and horse

Thursday March 1

50p tax claims: Charlie Mullins and Richard Murphy

Social care plans to look after old and vulnerable

NatWest Three's David Bermingham on Tony Blair and bail

Extradited Christopher Tappin's conditions in US jail

Wednesday February 29

English Democrats: Robin Tilbrook on new Parliament

PMQs: Miliband taunts Clegg over NHS reforms in England

PMQs: Cameron and Miliband on support for NHS reforms

PMQs: Cameron attacks Unite union's Olympic strike call

PMQs: David Cameron questioned on A4e's Emma Harrison

PMQs review: Nick Robinson and MPs on Cameron/Miliband

SWP's Michael Bradley on Tesco work experience protests

Tuesday February 28

Minister rejects US comparison to English health bill

Women MPs debate: Nadine Dorries and Nia Griffith

Women MPs at Westminster in power and Borgen influence

Barclays Bank and retrospective legislation on tax

Badger cull to control TB: Bill Oddie and Simon Hart MP

Monday February 27

Eric Pickles: 300 authorities to cut council tax levels

MPs after office: Neil Hamilton and Martin Salter

MPs after office: Ann Widdecombe and Matthew Parris

Council tax bills frozen in some English counties

A-Z of Parliament with Quentin Letts: B for Bills

Sunday February 26

Lords reform debate: Lord Oakeshott and Philip Davies

UK to elect MP for Northern Europe in French Parliament

Simon Hughes on Budget, 50p tax rate and NHS reform bill

Andy Burnham: English Heath bill turns NHS into market

Liam Fox on tax cuts, coalition relations and comeback

Friday February 24

Political week in 60 seconds: Lansley, Ebdon, RBS, Adele

A-Z of Parliament with Quentin Letts: H for Hansard

GM foods: Meacher on super tomatoes and trampled fields

Green Party's Adrian Ramsay on tax, spending and cuts

MP uses 29-letter word: floccinaucinihilipilification

Thursday February 23

Camera shows cyclist's view of dangers of London roads

Does Parliament need more working class MPs?

NHS reforms: GPs do not want bill says Clare Gerada

How rationing affects NHS health care and operations

Andrew Mitchell on Somalia conference in London

Wednesday February 22

PMQs review: Nick Robinson, Caroline Flint, Nick Herbert

Olympics ruined London wasteland says writer Iain Sinclair

PMQs: Cameron produces Labour briefing on NHS bill

PMQs: Cameron quizzed on police numbers and helicopter

Health Bill: MPs calls for risk register publication

Marie Colvin tribute from David Cameron at PMQs

Tuesday February 21

UK Border Agency security report author John Vine

Blair, Brown, Cameron and Clegg tackled by protesters

Labour's economic plans: Rachel Reeves and John Redwood

Industrial relations: unions to hold more strikes?

Monday February 2

Sun on Sunday: Dr Evan Harris on News International title

MP on Sun on Sunday sales in Liverpool and Merseyside

More shorter school holidays says NAHT's Russell Hobby

Isuzu Trucks' Nikki King on UK economy and tax cut call

CBI and smaller firms on economy and UK recession

Sunday February 19

Michael Fallon: Balls plan could lose UK its AAA rating

Does Borgen reflect life for woman MSPs

Michael Moore on Scotland independence referendum date

Occupy London's Tammy Samede on court eviction hearing

Foreign criminals could be returned to home country

Greek minister Constantine Papadopoulos on euro and wages

Police commissioners: Lord Blair v Lord Prescott

Friday February 10

Political week in 60 seconds: Greening, Hague, Cameron

Legacy of 2001 foot-and-mouth outbreak for agriculture

Tory blogger Tim Montgomerie questions coalition NHS plans

Health minister Simon Burns on NHS reforms in England

Thursday February 9

UKIP leader Nigel Farage's influence over his party

Farage backs English Parliament and House of Lords reform

Ed Miliband 'misrepresented Tory Reform Group on NHS'

Councils fined for missing landfill rubbish targets

Livingstone and gay Tories: Chris Bryant and Mike Freer

Wednesday February 8

Lord Owen calls on PM to stop NHS reform plans

PMQs: Robinson, Duncan and Kendall on NHS reforms

Cameron and Miliband on health secretary and reforms

PMQs: Miliband claims Tories don't back NHS reforms

Ann Widdecombe MP gives winter fuel money to charity

UK-Nordic-Baltic summit: Norway, Denmark, Sweden links

Tuesday February 7

A-Z of Parliament with Quentin Letts: D for division

Regional pay deals and scales for public sector workers?

Liberal Democrat peers rebel against coalition plans

House of Commons Top Totty and Kangaroo Court beers

Abu Qatada: Hazel Blears on control orders and courts

Monday February 6

Charles Dickens anniversary: What books should MPs read?

Maria Eagle: Greening can block Network Rail bonuses

Network Rail: Christian Wolmar on Justine Greening's powers

Single-sex or co-educational schools for girls and boys?

Sunday February 5

Justine Greening to vote against Network Rail bonuses

Church of England General Synod divided on gay marriages

Friday February 3

Political week in 60 seconds: Banking and Europe

Chris Huhne - political career of Liberal Democrat MP

Chris Huhne political career praised by Chris Davies MEP

Chuka Umunna on UK banking lessons from Germany

Thursday February 2

Welfare reform debate: Byrne, Redwood, Soubry, Grayling

Young people and the skills they need for the work place

Austerity no solution for eurozone - French socialist MEP

Immigration minister Damian Green on who can come to UK

Wednesday February 1

PMQs: Robinson, Vaizey and Twigg review Cameron v Miliband

PMQs: Cameron taunts Labour MPs on welfare reforms

PMQs: Cameron and Miliband on bank bonuses and reforms

Historian Dan Snow on Goodwin, Raleigh and Churchill

Tuesday January 31

Saving the High Street's shops from online threat

Primary schools: Shortage of places for children

Syria: Mark Malloch Brown and Mousab Azzawi

Education Secretary Michael Gove asks to go to the loo

Education Secretary Michael Gove answers public tweets

Lord West: UK could not recapture Falklands from Argentina

Monday January 30

Police Federation: Massive cuts put public at risk

A-Z of Parliament with Quentin Letts : A for Adjournment

RSA report on community capitalism at a B&Q DIY store

RBS Hester bonus should have been allowed, says editor

Sunday January 29

Danny Alexander: 'No-one wants bonus culture'

Commercial names to sponsor London transport landmarks?

Friday January 27

Political week in 60 seconds: Davos and welfare reform

Boris Johnson on bonus to RBS boss Stephen Hester

Community charge or poll tax: John Selwyn Gummer's memories

Thursday January 26

Accents: Joan Bakewell and voice coach Barbara Berkery

Politicians' voice: sound of PMs Thatcher and Blair

House of Lords reform with elections and retirements

Young people's internships and paying for work experience

Wednesday January 25

Lobbying: Byrne and Grayling on opening up government

Lobbyist Mark Adams speaking up for lobbying profession

PMQs: Robinson, Byrne and Grayling review Cameron v Miliband

PMQs: David Cameron quotes Robert Burns on the union

PMQs: Miliband attacks Cameron over GDP and UK economy

PMQs: Cameron defends government's NHS reforms

Louise Cooper on GDP, UK economy, eurozone and bailouts

Tuesday January 24

Sir Richard Branson welcomes drug mule 'leniency'

Health minister Simon Burns on Dorrell report criticism

Rebel MPs who vote against the government

Government cuts number and size of cars for ministers

Monday January 23

Gas and electric bills - challenge to 'big six' utility firms

MPs complain about food standards in Parliament

Council tax freezes is 'gimmick' says Brighton councillor

Sunday January 22

Northumberland widow's battle for asbestos compensation

European Court of Human Rights in need of reform

London Underground Tube stations have no light switches

Friday January 20

Political week in 60 seconds: yacht and airport talk

Thursday January 19

GMT and Somerset clocks: Jacob Rees-Mogg on time zones

Buckingham: UK's only independent university, could we see more?

Private universities: AC Grayling and Tessa Blackstone

Wednesday January 18

DLA changes: Tanni Grey-Thompson and Iain Duncan Smith

Dementia care reform needed, says Rosie Boycott

Portcullis logo scares public off Parliament, says adviser

Macmillan cancer figures wrong, says Iain Duncan Smith

PMQs: Cameron and Miliband on unemployment figures

PMQs: Dinosaur jibe to Dennis Skinner from Cameron

Tuesday January 17

Harriet Harman on Len McCluskey criticising Ed Miliband

Baroness Flather on housing benefits and welfare changes

Could the UK see US-style negative election adverts?

Will housing benefit caps bring down private rents?

Monday January 16

Queen's Diamond Jubilee present: What to buy for royals

Business reacts to government bid to cut red tape

Sunday January 15

Scrap metal thefts: Private member's bill to control trade

Westminster parking row council leader stands down

Michael Gove on improvements to England school rankings

Scotland questions over currency, tax share of UK debts

Alistair Darling on independent Scotland using sterling

Salmond on independent Scotland using sterling currency

Friday January 13

Political week in 60 seconds: Scotland, HS2 and Top Gear

Fuel price protests 2000: farmers and motorists remember

Child benefit cut to hit 1.5m families, says IFS

Thursday January 12

Scottish independence: London people's views on SNP plan

Swinney on independent Scotland finances and currency

Filkin Report reaction on police links to journalists

Scottish independence: London people's views on SNP plan

Wednesday January 11

Nuclear power needed to fight climate change, says Al-Khalili

PMQs review: Nick Robinson on Cameron v Miliband

Scottish referendum: Bruce Crawford and Douglas Alexander

PMQs: Cameron and Miliband on Scotland referendum

SNP: Cameron behaving like Thatcher over Scotland

PMQs: Cameron quizzed on rail fare rises by Miliband

Tuesday January 10

HS2 high speed rail project: Martin Tett and Lord Adonis

'Crony capitalism': Jesse Norman MP's reform plan

Monday January 9

Scotland will decide independence vote date says Sturgeon

Alcohol advice no green light for beer binge, says MP

Public vote on austerity cuts and spending plans

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    BBC political correspondent Robin Brant: "Promising to protect spending on schools in England is not a big surprise. The Conservatives have already pledged to increase it to £53bn this year and the Lib Dems have gone further, saying they would extend it to include education of children from three to 19 years old.

    "But Nicky Morgan's nod on TV this morning leads to the inevitable question of where will the next round of cuts come then? If school spending in England is protected, and the NHS and international aid, what will the Conservatives cut more to hit their deficit target?

    "The generals at the MoD will fear it's them again although the evidence on welfare suggests they may want to go further there too. For the record Labour has said it plans to get the deficit down 'as soon as possible' in the next five years, but it is yet to lay out its specific plans for education spending."

     
  17.  
    14:02: The 'real Nick Clegg'

    Political commentator for the Financial Times, Janan Ganesh, calls personal attacks on Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg "one of the saddest parts" of this government. Guardian Journalist, and fellow Sunday Politics pundit, Jackie Ashley says that Mr Clegg was "ruined by the tuition fees". Mr Ganesh calls Mr Clegg a "natural performer" after his appearance on Channel 4's 'The last leg', and tells Andrew Neil people have "lost sight" of the real Nick Clegg in "the vitriol of the last five years".

     
  18.  
    13:43: 'Come out fighting'
    Nick Watt

    Nicholas Watt, the Guardian's chief political correspondent, tells Andrew Neil that there are some people in Labour's shadow cabinet who are now "resigned" to the fact that Ed Miliband will not "connect all that brilliantly" with the general public. But he says Labour must, like New Labour and the New Democrats in other elections, come out fighting rather than complaining about the coverage they might get in newspapers.

     
  19.  
    13:38: Pic: Sunday Politics pundits panel Sunday Politics
    Sunday Politics newspaper panel
     
  20.  
    13:32: Suction machine London?

    Business Secretary Vince Cable rows back from his previous view that London is "sucking in growth" at the expense of the rest of the country. He tells the London-only bit of the Sunday Politics that London's economy's growth is "welcome" but insists the government are overseeing "growth around the country" through the use of the Regional Growth Fund and City Deals.

     
  21.  
    13:19: Who's Captain Kirk?
    William Shatner wears a starship uniform as Captain James T Kirk in a promotional portrait for the science fiction television series, "Star Trek" in 1967

    Sajid Javid dismisses discussions about ambitions to lead the Conservative Party. The Star Trek fan is asked by Andrew Neil if he wants to be "the Tories' Captain Kirk". The party has already got a Captain Kirk and his name is David Cameron, says Mr Javid.

    The leadership question is "a conversation not worth having". "What the British people want to see is competent leadership, and that's what you get with David Cameron" he says.

     
  22.  
    13:16: Black and ethnic minority voters

    Culture Secretary Sajid Javid says the Conservative Party's relatively poor performance with black and ethnic minority voters is "not a policy issue". The problem is "more about perceptions that have built up over decades," he says. "Perceptions take time to change," he adds.

     
  23.  
    13:11: Young Conservatives? Sunday Politics

    Culture Secretary Sajid Javid denies that the Conservative Party is unattractive to young voters. "Young people want jobs, just like everyone else," he tells Andrew Neil "and for that you need a strong economy".

    The government's reform of university fees had led to "more people than ever before going to university, and more from disadvantaged backgrounds", he adds.

     
  24.  
    13:06: Javid on the Sunday Politics
    Sajid Javid

    Culture Secretary Sajid Javid is now on the Sunday Politics sofa. He tells Andrew Neil that the fact the Conservatives are not leading in the polls ahead of the election isn't a problem. "Polls are just a snapshot of the current situation," he says

     
  25.  
    13:04: Graphic: Election campaigns who's who Sunday Politics
    A graphic
     
  26.  
    13:02: The more NHS ' the better' Sunday Politics

    On the Daily Politics Labour's Tom Watson counters former health secretary Alan Milburn's claims that Labour's "comfort zone" campaign could lose them the general election. "The more we are talking about the NHS the better" he tells presenter Andrew Neil.

     
  27.  
    12:54: Voters 'not ready' Sunday Politics
    Tom Watson

    Labour's Tom Watson is first up on the delayed Sunday Politics. He tells presenter Andrew Neil that he's been doing lots of campaigning and the "news from the front line is that voters aren't ready for the General Election yet... any parliamentarian who thinks this election is won or lost already is sorely mistaken".

     
  28.  
    12:50: Sunday Politics
    Sunday Politics

    A bit later than planned, because of the tennis, Sunday Politics is under way. You can watch it live on BBC One or by clicking on the Live Coverage tab on this page.

     
  29.  
    Daily and Sunday Politics

    tweets: UPDATE: With the tennis over, @afneil may be bringing on #bbcsp guests and panel at 12.45pm on BBC1.

     
  30.  
    12:31: Lim Dems on education

    Liberal Democrat Schools Minister David Laws has weighed in on the schools issue. Responding to Nicky Morgan's comments on school budget policy and standards in primary schools (see 11:11 and earlier).

    He said in a statement: "You simply cannot raise standards in schools while also pursuing a scorched earth policy that would decimate the education budget.

    "More children are now doing well in school because, in this parliament, Liberal Democrats forced the Tories to protect the schools budget. But in the next parliament we will need to go further and protect the whole education budget - including early years and 16-19 education. The Tories are living in fantasy land if they think great schools and teachers come for free."

     
  31.  
    12:27: US governor in London
    Chris Christie

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is on an official visit to London where he will hold meetings with David Cameron and George Osborne, as well as dining with the cabinet. The three-day trip comes amid increasing speculation that he will run for the Republican nomination for the 2016 US election. Gov Christie will also attend Sunday's match between Arsenal and Aston Villa which kicks off at 13:30.

     
  32.  
    12:18: Nicky Morgan: I'm in charge of education
    Michael Gove and Nicky Morgan

    Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has described as "complete nonsense" a newspaper report that Michael Gove was trying to 'backseat drive' her department. Read the full story about her comments on the Andrew Marr Show.

     
  33.  
    12:02: Key clip: Douglas Alexander
    Douglas Alexander

    You can now watch Labour's election strategist Douglas Alexander on the Andrew Marr Show refusing to rule out a coalition with the SNP.

    The shadow foreign secretary was repeatedly pressed on whether Labour would do a deal with Nicola Sturgeon's party in the event of a hung parliament but said he was "not going to play that game".

    Mr Alexander conceded the "polls are tough" for Labour but insisted the party was fighting for a majority.

     
  34.  
    11:54: Heseltine on Europe
    Michael Heseltine

    Former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine argues for the UK to remain in the European Union on Sky's Murnaghan programme.

    Though "Britain has always had doubts about Europe" the UK always joins in out of "an overarching self-interest" in its trading partners, he says.

     
  35.  
    i100

    tweets: Why women in politics still have a long way to go, in 7 charts http://i100.io/MuQHobe

    Leaders
     
  36.  
    11:45: NI peace process

    Former Northern Ireland Secretary Paul Murphy has said establishing peace has taken longer than expected. Speaking to BBC Wales' Sunday Politics, he said process was "a bit slower than we thought".

    "I didn't think the process was going to last quite as long as that. But it did. It's 10, 15 years before things started changing," he said.

     
  37.  
    11:42: Maude stepping down

    Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude will step down as an MP at the general election, the Conservatives have confirmed. The Tory MP for Horsham said that 32 years after entering parliament it was time to ''make way for a younger candidate'', PA News reports.

     
  38.  
    11:39: No 'back seat driving'

    The Cabinet Office has released a statement rejecting the Independent on Sunday's story that former education secretary Michael Gove is still "back-seat driving" the Department for Education.

    It says: "The Independent on Sunday's story is totally untrue. The Chief Whip's office has not received, handled or put into the red box any of the Education Secretary's paperwork."

     
  39.  
    11:35: Miliband defended

    Ed Miliband's campaign manager Lucy Powell dismisses stories of senior figures chipping away at the Labour leader's credibility as "more about the agendas of newspapers than what colleagues are feeling".

    Speaking on Sky's Murnaghan programme Ms Powell says she "totally disagrees" with former health secretary Alan Milburn's comments on the NHS and millionaire donor John Mills comments on privatisation, and describes them as "deeply unhelpful".

     
  40.  
    UKIP Leader Nigel Farage
    Nigel Farage

    tweets: As of this moment I'm returning as a fully paid up member of the drinking classes! #dryjanuary #DryJanuaryIsOver

     
  41.  
    11:13: 'Sharpening the knives' The Daily Mail
    Ed Miliband

    The Mail on Sunday is reporting that senior figures in Labour are "sharpening the knives" for Ed Miliband. The paper highlights criticism of ""mansion tax" plans by a Labour donor, and criticism of NHS strategy from former Health Secretary Alan Milburn.

     
  42.  
    11:11: Key clip: Nicky Morgan
    Nicky Morgan

    You can now watch a clip of Education Secretary Nicky Morgan on the Andrew Marr Show. "If we don't get it right at primary, then it becomes much harder for children to catch up," she says.

     
  43.  
    10:54: Youth-KIP
    Youth Independence

    The BBC's Leala Padmanabhan has been talking to UKIP's 3,000-strong youth wing, known as "Young Independence" which is determined to tackle what some have described as the party's "young people problem".

    Recent polls, including a survey by ComRes, suggest voters in the over-65 category are twice as likely to vote for the party as 18-25 year olds.

     
  44.  
    10:51: Labour on education

    Tristram Hunt MP, Labour's Shadow Education Secretary, has responded to Nicky Morgan on the Andrew Marr Show, blaming "David Cameron's flawed schools policy" for "failing to close the learning gap between disadvantaged children and the rest".

    Responding to the education secretary's plan to tackle illiteracy and innumeracy, Mr Hunt said: "The surest way to raise standards in every lesson, in every school, is to improve the quality of teaching in the classroom. That begins with an end to Cameron's unqualified teachers policy."

     
  45.  
    Andrew Neil Presenter, Sunday Politics

    tweets: Sunday Politics coming up immediately after the tennis on BBC1. Who's winning?

     
  46.  
    10:29: Salmond on Murnaghan
    Salmond

    Alex Salmond tells Sky's Murnaghan programme that another referendum on Scottish Independence would not form part of any coalition negotiations.

    Scotland has already "set the gold standard " for establishing a national referendum, Mr Salmond says: If Scottish people want another referendum on Scottish independence they should vote for a party that promises one.

    Dermot Murnaghan reports Andy Murray has lost the first set in the Australian Open: "It's just like the referendum," replies Salmond.

     
  47.  
    10:26: Salmond on Murnaghan

    Former Scottish first minister, and prospective parliamentary candidate, Alex Salmond tells Sky's Murnaghan programme he is "not ruling out" a coalition with Labour that would make him Deputy Prime Minister after the general election.

    However "a formal coalition is unlikely" he warns. In his experience "the best way to affect change is to negotiate on a vote by vote basis" he says. But "who'd want to give either David Cameron or Ed Miliband a majority?" Mr Salmond asks.

     
  48.  
    10:24: Union hits back at Boots CEO

    Paul Kenny, General Secretary of the GMB union, has been reacting to comments by the acting CEO of Boots who said a Labour government would be a "catastrophe" for the UK.

    Mr Kenny says: "This is the same boss who used private equity to take Boots private and move the domicile off shore to stop paying corporation tax since 2007. Given the amount of taxpayers money Boots get from NHS you would think this guy would keep his head down. There used to be the slogan 'no taxation without representation'. Surely the opposite is equally true."

     
  49.  
    10:14: Ex-Army chief on IS

    Former head of the army Lord Dannat tells Sky News' Dermot Murnaghan that Islamic State (IS) can be beaten.""if there is the right degree of equipment, training and support from ourselves".

    Lord Dannat warns this will be a "generational struggle" and tells Murnahan the coalition against IS has "to grow" for this to work.

    There has been international outrage after a video appearing to show the beheading of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto by an IS militant appeared online.

     
  50.  
    09:56: Syriza on Marr
    Marina Prentoulis

    Catching up with an earlier Marr interview now. The academic Marina Prentoulis, from Syriza London, was on the show, talking about the new Syriza government in Greece which seems determined to carry out its campaign promise, to overturn years of enforced austerity.

    Ms Prentoulis, from Syriza London, called on the Labour Party to support that fight against austerity.

    "Any person who calls themselves a socialist should come out against austerity," she told Marr.

     
  51.  
    Nick Robinson Political editor

    tweets: So close and yet....anyone else finding this agony? @BBCSport: Novak Djokovic takes the first set 7-6 on a tie-break. @BBCOne @bbc5live

    (BBC Sport has live coverage of the Australian Open tennis final)

     
  52.  
    Editor of @SchoolsWeek Laura McInerney

    tweets: I think Nicky Morgan has said "since I've been going around the country" - about ten times. It's the new "as a mum". #Marr

     
  53.  
    09:50: Morgan on Marr

    Nicky Morgan dismisses claims that her predecessor Michael Gove is "back seat driving" the education department as a "complete load of nonsense."

    Michael Gove has been "nothing but supportive", and while he may have seen some departmental briefings in his role as Chief Whip Ms Morgan affirms "I am in charge of the Department of Education".

     
  54.  
    The Andrew Marr Show

    tweets: Morgan - It is an 'outrage' if students leave school with qualifications that do not help them to enter the world of work #marr #marrshow

     
  55.  
    09:47: Morgan on Marr

    Asked by Andrew Marr whether schools funding for ages five - 16 will be "ring fenced" under a Conservative government Nicky Morgan nods. She tells Marr that she is "fighting" for the funding.

     
  56.  
    09:43: Nicky Morgan on Marr
    Nicky Morgan on The Andrew Marr Show

    Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is on the Andrew Marr Show, defending her "war on illiteracy and innumeracy" which includes new plans to get all children to know their 12 times table when they leave primary school.

    "Getting... the absolute basics right has to be at the core of our education system," she says.

     
  57.  
    09:38: Alexander on Marr

    Douglas Alexander refuses to be drawn on whether he will make a deal with SNP and Sinn Fein to from a majority government after the general elections. But he accuses the Conservatives of trying to "split the vote on the left" after they tweeted a mocked-up picture of Ed Miliband alongside SNP politician Alex Salmond and Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams, with the caption: "Your worst nightmare just got even worse."

    Labour has vowed not to feature Prime Minister David Cameron on its campaign billboards ahead of the general election.

     
  58.  
    The Andrew Marr Show

    tweets: Alexander - Voting for the SNP in the general election will result in a Conservative government

     
  59.  
    09:34: Alexander on Marr

    Douglas Alexander is pressed on the challenge facing Labour in Scotland, where Andrew Marr suggests his own seat is under pressure. "The polls are tough", Mr Alexander says, adding that he realises there is an appetite for change north of the border. But he says "I share that appetite for change" and adds: "The way we can secure that change is to deliver the maximum number of Labour MPs..."

     
  60.  
    09:28: Alexander on Marr
    Douglas Alexander on The Andrew Marr Show

    Labour election strategist Douglas Alexander tells the Andrew Marr Show: "We face a challenge to secure a recovery that reaches beyond the city of London and reaches kitchen tables right around the country."

     
  61.  
    Robin Brant Political Correspondent, BBC News

    tweets: first question to @NickyMorgan01 on @MarrShow is surely 'whats 12 x 12?'

    Robin is of course referencing the education secretary's "war on illiteracy and innumeracy" which state that all children in England will need to know up to their 12 times table when they leave primary school.

     
  62.  
    Guardian political editor Patrick Wintour

    tweets: Some pointed advice from Andrew Rawnsley for Tony Blair - time to say whose side you are on.

     
  63.  
    09:13: Papers on Marr
    Sun on Sunday editor Victoria Newton and impressionist Rory Bremner are doing the paper review to get The Andrew Marr Show under way

    Reviewing the newspapers on the Andrew Marr Show, impressionist Rory Bremner picks out the Observer's story on what it says is an acute shortage of beds for young mental health patients. This will be a "critical area" for the next government to get involved in, the comedian says. His fellow paper reviewer is Sun on Sunday editor Victoria Newton.

     
  64.  
    Labour press team

    tweets: Labour's Shadow Foreign Secretary @DAlexanderMP will be speaking to the @MarrShow this morning on @BBCTwo at 9am

     
  65.  
    08:50: 'Back seat driving' The Independent
    The Independent on Sunday

    The Independent on Sunday claims former Education Secretary Michael Gove is still "back-seat driving" his old department and maintains a "shadowy influence" behind the back of his "more teacher-friendly" successor Mrs Morgan.

    The paper says the chief whip still receives paperwork related to Department for Education issues.

     
  66.  
    08:44: New beds crisis
    The Observer

    The Observer leads on what it says is an acute shortage of beds for young mental health patients in the NHS.

    According to guidelines from NHS England, leaked to the Observer, 16 and 17-year olds, who should be admitted to specialist child adolescent mental health facilities (Camhs), are likely instead to be admitted to adult wards.

     
  67.  
    08:41: 'War on illiteracy' Sunday Times
    Sunday Times

    The Sunday Times's top story (paywall) is Education Secretary Nicky Morgan's "war on illiteracy and innumeracy". The paper says she plans to remove head teachers from schools where 11-year-old pupils cannot pass tests on basic English and times tables.

     
  68.  
    08:37: Miliband attacked The Daily Telegraph
    Telegraph

    Ed Miliband has faced criticism from a leading business chief who said a Labour government would be a "catastrophe" for the UK.

    Stefano Pessina, acting chief executive of Boots, said in an interview with today's Sunday Telegraph that Mr Miliband's plans were "not helpful for business, not helpful for the country and in the end, it probably won't be helpful for them".

    He did not elaborate on which specific policies of the party he disliked but told the newspaper: "If they acted as they speak, it would be a catastrophe."

     
  69.  
    08:33: Sunday papers
    Papers

    It is a very mixed - and highly politicised - Sunday for headlines in the nationals. You can read the full write up from our online paper reviewers. But we'll also break it down into bite-sized chunks for you in the next few entries.

     
  70.  
    08:28: Coming up

    A few must watch items for your Sunday morning:

    The Andrew Marr Show is at 09:00 when Education Secretary Nicky Morgan and Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander will be on the sofa. You can watch via the Live Coverage tab at the top of this page.

    Sunday Politics, tennis permitting, at 11:00 will hear from Culture Secretary Sajid Javid and Labour MP Tom Watson. Again, watch live on this page.

    Other options for your Sunday morning political fix include Pienaar's Politics from 10:00 to 11:00 on BBC radio 5Live and we'll also bring you updates from the Murnaghan programme, over on Sky News from 10:00-12:00.

    And of course you may want to keep one eye on events in Melbourne too, where Andy Murray is taking on Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open tennis final. The BBC has live coverage here.

     
  71.  
    08:20: Good morning

    Hello and welcome to Politics Live. Over the course of the next 10 hours we'll be bringing you all the news, views and analysis as it happens from the BBC's political team in text and video - including all the key moments from the Andrew Marr Show, Sunday Politics, the World This Weekend and reaction to the big Sunday newspaper stories. You can see how Friday, which was a Churchill remembered special, unfolded by clicking here.

     

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