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.
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.
The Conservative leader of Warwickshire County Council has lost his seat to the Green Party.
I am a very old man so I have strong memories of Britain before the NHS. I remember my sister dying of TB in a workhouse infirmary and me almost succumbi...
Wealthy pensioners who do not need benefit payments should voluntarily hand back the money to the government, the work and pensions secretary has said.
Iain Duncan Smith encouraged better-off elderly people to pay back taxpayer-funded financial support that they do not need, such as the winter fuel allowance and free bus passes and television licences.
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
Patients are best served by clinical commissioning groups replacing repeatedly underperforming NHS service providers... also, I'm a fucking whore.
Government spared further embarrassment by better-than-expected public finances for 2012
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.
Around 1,000 people marched through the streets of Leeds today, Saturday, against the Tories' hated bedroom tax.
George Osborne also faces a jump in unemployment, another ratings downgrade and the IMF's criticisms on austerity.
Unemployment jumped by 70,000 in the three months to the end of February and pay rises registered the lowest increase since 2001, adding to the mounting pressure on George Osborne to adopt a more aggressive growth strategy.
What on earth are employees to think if suddenly, out of nowhere, their employer says, “Will you give up all your fundamental rights in this workplace if I give you some shares?” What signal will that send to the employee?
There was no more potent symbol of the government's detachment from the lives of the poor than Iain Duncan Smith's claim on Monday that he could live on £53 a week. This is the income to which some recipients of the social security system he oversees have been reduced.
Scottish independence would condemn people south of the Border to permanent Conservative rule, according to comedian Alexei Sayle.
The Department for Work and Pensions produces a national sanctions "scorecard" that contains precise information about how jobcentre districts are performing on stopping people's benefits, it has emerged. the table emerged after ministers denied the existence of targets for sanctioning benefit claimants over jobseeking efforts.
The three big parties are pushing cowardly, populist policies as they compete to sound as tough as Ukip
The 'private good, public bad' madness sees a bedroom tax foisted on the poor while the rich amass vast property wealth
Stand-in presenter Eddie Mair accused him of "making up quotes, lying to your party leader and wanting to be part of someone being assaulted".
"You're a nasty piece of work aren't you?" he suggested. Mr Johnson said he disputed "all of those things".
George Osborne refuses to rule out possibility that wealthy homeowners could fund a second property through the mortgage guarantee scheme
He told MPs: “The key difference this time is that I am making it much easier for people with no money to get a mortgage.
Thousands of activists protested in 52 towns across Britain on Saturday demanding the government axe a new "bedroom tax" that will reduce benefits for people with a spare room.
David Cameron has accused Labour and the Liberal Democrats of posturing after the collapse of cross-party talks on proposed reforms to press regulation.