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21 December 2014 Last updated at 03:14

Migration system 'in intensive care' UK passport control

A parliamentary committee warns ministers over UK exit controls, record-keeping and the use of a net migration target.


Philip BradbournTory MEP Philip Bradbourn dies

Philip Bradbourn, a Conservative MEP for the West Midlands, has died, the party announces.

Job interviewPlan to help over-50s get jobs

Unemployed over-50s will be offered "career reviews" and help using computers as part of plans to get more people in that age group into work.

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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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