15 December 2014
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.
A parliamentary committee warns ministers over UK exit controls, record-keeping and the use of a net migration target.
Philip Bradbourn, a Conservative MEP for the West Midlands, has died, the party announces.
The diplomat and journalist John Freeman, best known for his interviews for BBC television series Face to Face, dies at the age of 99.
Ex-armed forces members who are sent to prison will get more support following a review of how they are treated, the Ministry of Justice says.
An Oxfam tweet linking benefit cuts to poverty could have been "misconstrued" as party political campaigning, the Charity Commission says.
2 December 2014
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.
19 December 2014
It is beginning to dawn on MPs and peers quite how difficult it is likely to be to govern after the next election.
Mandy Rice-Davies and a scandal that wounded a prime minister
Why are the EU-US trade talks proving to be so controversial?
What did UK know about CIA practices?
Mark Mardell on Scottish Labour's new leader
Re-imagining the political highlights of 2014
George Osborne's EU payment plan makes little difference
The options and what it will mean for the rest of the UK
What we know parties will be promising at next year's election
See how parties have been doing in opinion surveys
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