Local Conservative party campaigners, including the chairman of one constituency association, will this week pledge their support for Nigel Farage after one of David Cameron’s allies described grassroots Tories as “mad, swivel-eyed loons”.
European governments and the Obama administration are this weekend studying a "gamechanging" report on global drugs policy that is being seen in some quarters as the beginning of the end for blanket prohibition.
Grassroots Conservative activists are “mad swivel-eyed loons” who are forcing Tory MPs to take extremist positions opposing gay marriage and Europe, one of David Cameron’s closest allies has said.
George Osborne’s attempt to slash £11.5bn off public spending in election year has run into cabinet trouble, after ministers identified only £2.5bn in cuts to their budgets.
Perhaps for the first time ever in his political career, Nigel Farage, the scourge of British politics, found himself in retreat on Thursday evening, his bravado and ebullience punctured by dozens of protesters who hounded him out of central Edinburgh.
MPs are ready to haul Amazon back to parliament to answer new questions about its tax status in Britain after a Guardian investigation's findings suggest the online retailer is pushing the tax rulebook to its limits to minimise its tax bill.
While it is the Conservatives who continue to pay the heaviest price for Ukip's arrival as a major player in national polls, the detailed data confirms that the Liberal Democrats and latterly Labour are also now seeping serious support.
More than 100 of Britain's richest people have been caught hiding billions of pounds in secretive offshore havens, sparking an unprecedented global tax evasion investigation.
Yesterday, the Green Party took the next step towards becoming a truly national party, growing out of its traditional strongholds into new areas of the country, winning its first seats on five councils (Warwickshire, Essex, Surrey, Cornwall and Kent) and doubling numbers on Bristol Council and Worcestershire County Council.
In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. The welfare state is dismantled. Essential public services are cut so that the rich may pay less tax. The public realm is privatised, the regulations restraining the ultra-wealthy and the companies they control are abandoned, and Edwardian levels of inequality are almost fetishised
The British National Party has urged its members to procreate after it lost every seat it contested in the English local elections on Thursday.
A Cornwall county councillor who quit after saying disabled children should be "put down" has been re-elected to the unitary authority.
The Conservative leader of Warwickshire County Council has lost his seat to the Green Party.
The Green party will field more candidates than ever in Thursday's local elections, with more than 900 people standing – ensuring that nearly all of the county council constituencies voting have a Green candidate on their ballots.
Lower tax and more spending for all – Ukip's easy promises might seem appealing, but the figures don't bear scrutiny
Prince Charles has used money from people who die without wills or family in Cornwall to fund his own charities and to support bursaries at his old private school in Scotland.
As gun control legislation grinds to halt in Washington, parents and teachers are taking matters into their own hands.
The pink bulletproof rucksack that 5-year-old Jaliyah wears to school every day reaches almost down to her knees and weighs 3lbs even when empty, but for her Colorado father, the size and solidity are part of the attraction.
Fox, seen as a standard bearer of the Tory right, will call for the party to fight the next general election on a radical Thatcherite platform of tax cuts, privatisation and deregulation
The so-called "big four" accountancy firms are using knowledge gained from staff seconded to the Treasury to help wealthy clients avoid paying UK taxes, a report by the influential Commons public accounts committee says.
George Osborne has welcomed news that Britain's economy expanded by a stronger-than-expected 0.3% in the first quarter of 2013, avoiding a triple-dip recession.
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France has become the 14th country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage , pushing through François Hollande's flagship social reform after months of street protests, political slanging matches and a rise in homophobic attacks.
Trade unions have vowed to combat the looming privatisation of Royal Mail as the government kickstarted a series of multibillion-pound sell-offs by announcing plans to sell the state's £3bn stake in the uranium enrichment company Urenco.