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.
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.
Just 11 per cent of people think the Scottish National Party's case for independence is 'very convincing', a new poll reveals as business leaders warn against breaking up the UK.
Volunteering is booming. David Cameron is putting social enterprises and charity projects on the G8 agenda. Today, we honour those who selflessly give back to our communities. They - in the age of cuts - are the true heart of Britain
Armed drone aircraft have been operated remotely from Britain for the first time, the Ministry of Defence has said.
Radical scaling back of pilot to include only most straightforward cases causes concern for charities and opposition parties. Only a few dozen people are expected to claim benefits using the government's flagship new universal credit scheme when it is launched on Monday and the total number who will qualify will be limited to 300 a month, in a radical scaling back of the pilot.
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.
The newspaper industry, led by five of the country's largest press groups, has rejected David Cameron's plans for press regulation and launched a bid to set up its own royal charter-backed body.
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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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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.
UK Chancellor George Osborne believes the SNP "are tying themselves in knots" over plans to retain the pound in the event of a yes to independence."This is one of the big contradictions in their whole economic approach. Campaigning to 'bring powers home' with one hand, while giving them away with the other. Calling for 'full fiscal freedom' with one breath, but calling for a 'full fiscal pact' with the next. It simply doesn't add up."