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21 December 2014 Last updated at 17:43

Be honest on cuts, says Mandelson Lord Mandelson

Former Business Secretary Lord Mandelson says Labour's shadow cabinet has to "play as a team" and be up front about public spending cuts.


Students graduatingMay targets student visa 'abuse'

Home Secretary Theresa May backs a plan that would force foreign students to leave the UK after their university courses, in a bid to curb illegal immigration.

AmbulanceAmbulance wait times 'may increase'

Target times for ambulances to reach some seriously ill patients in England could be lengthened, a document leaked to the BBC shows.

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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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Mark D'Arcy Article written by Mark D'Arcy Mark D'Arcy Parliamentary correspondent

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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