MP Murphy wants Scottish FM role - MP Jim Murphy tells the BBC he not only wants to be Scottish Labour leader but has set his sights on becoming first minister of Scotland. Read article... 'Tabloid fear' drives UK drug policy - The House of Commons is debating government policy on drugs, with MPs from all parties calling for a review of 40-year old legislation on drug misuse. Read article... UK migrant rescue stance criticised - A Home Office minister insists a change of policy on Mediterranean search-and-rescue operations would save lives - after MPs call it "shameful" and "a new low". Read article... UK can be sued over rendition case - A Libyan man can sue the UK government over claims he was illegally sent back to Libya and tortured, the Court of Appeal rules. Read article... Postal votes 'arrived too late' - More than 50,000 postal votes arrived too late to count in this year's European Parliamentary elections, it emerges. Read article... Sickness benefit cuts 'considered' - Papers seen by the BBC suggest cuts to the Employment and Support Allowance are being contemplated but ministers say it is not policy. Read article... Care plan 'to ease hospital pressure' - Vulnerable patients in England will get better support in the community as part of plans to ease pressure on hospitals, ministers say. Read article... Legal challenge to probation reforms - A legal challenge to government plans to privatise some probation services in England and Wales is launched by the probation officers' union Napo. Read article... Wait for train seats 'unacceptable' - Passengers should not have to stand for more than 20 minutes during a journey says rail minister Clare Perry, but admits this is "not always achieved". Read article... UK 'once keen' on EU funding rules - The UK was "keen" in the past on EU funding rules which mean it now has to pay an extra £1.7bn in contributions, the country's new European Commissioner says. Read article... Morgan: I'd vote for gay marriage now - Nicky Morgan, the education secretary and equalities minister, says she has changed her mind and now supports same-sex marriage. Read article... Lib Dem urges local pacts with Greens - Andrew George, former Lib Dem environment spokesman, calls for "local pacts" between his party and the Greens in the 2015 election. Read article... MPs demand action on asylum backlog - The Home Office has "failed to deal" with the UK's backlog of asylum cases, with 29,000 applications dating back at least seven years still unresolved, MPs warn. Read article... Rochester by-election candidates - A by-election is being held in the constituency of Rochester and Strood, Kent, on 20 November. Read article... EU Warrant vote 'before by-election' - David Cameron says a vote on the future of the European Arrest Warrant will be held before the crunch Rochester and Strood by-election on 20 November. Read article... Hold heads high, Lib Dems urged - Nick Clegg tells Lib Dems to be proud of their record at next year's election - and unveils new mental health treatment targets in his big party conference speech. Read article... Now what for the Liberal Democrats? - Nick Clegg has delivered his final conference speech before the general election. What do the Lib Dems do next? Read article... Cameron pledges tax cuts 'for 30m' - David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech. Read article... Analysis: Primary colours - David Cameron's speech was a confident attempt to seize large chunks of Labour's traditional territory, Ben Wright says. Read article... Miliband £2.5bn pledge 'to save NHS' - Ed Miliband tells the Labour conference he wants to recruit 36,000 NHS doctors, nurses and other health staff - partly funded by a tax on tobacco firms and expensive homes. Read article... Did Miliband get the Downing St job? - Ed Miliband said the next eight months is a job interview. So how did he do with his party conference presentation? Read article... UKIP promises income tax cuts - The UK Independence Party proposes cutting income tax from 40p to 35p for people earning up to £55,000 at the party's conference. Read article... Second Tory MP defects to UKIP - Mark Reckless becomes the second Tory MP to defect to UKIP, announcing his decision on the eve of the Conservative party conference. Read article... Greens call for £10 minimum wage - The Green Party of England and Wales is calling for the minimum wage to rise to £10 an hour by 2020, as leader Natalie Bennett addresses their annual conference. Read article... Will Green Party ideas grab attention? - In the crowded political arena, are the Green Party's ideas for radically changing the economy enough to win votes, Chris Mason asks. Read article... DUP wants 'encouragement' from US - Northern Ireland's first minister say he wants "encouragement but not direct involvement from the United States" after meeting the American envoy to inter-party political talks in Belfast. Read article... Introduction - A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont. Read article... Miliband due at Scots Labour dinner - Labour's UK leader Ed Miliband will attend a gala dinner in Glasgow as the process of finding a new Scottish leader continues. Read article... Introduction - BBC Democracy Live takes you on a tour of the Scottish Parliament. Read article... Wales' £2bn EU deal formally agreed - A deal for Wales to receive £2bn in European aid between 2014 and 2020 is formally agreed. Read article... Introduction - A guide to the National Assembly for Wales. Read article... HS2 could spell hard lines for Stoke - What will it mean for Stoke-on-Trent if HS2 bypasses the city in favour of Crewe? Read article... Election overshadowed by grooming - South Yorkshire Police Commissioner election overshadowed by grooming Read article... Political editors across England - Political analysis from around England Read article... VIDEO: European Scrutiny Committee - The committee questions the UK Commissioner-designate Lord Hill Read article... Q&A: Beginner's guide to PM's speech - David Cameron delivers his long-awaited speech on the UK's relations with the EU. Here's an at-a-glance guide. Read article... Links to UK political websites - Links to political parties and other useful websites covering UK politics. Read article... Who's who: Cameron's cabinet - Here's a full list of who is doing what job in David Cameron's new cabinet Read article... Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet - The details of Labour leader Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet following the recent reshuffle. Read article... European Parliaments online - Links to other Parliamentary broadcasters Read article... VIDEO: Brits love Borgen, but cannot pronounce it - How the Borgen legacy of Birgitte Nyborg, Kasper Juul and others live on for some in Danish circles. Read article... VIDEO: Tory: Home secretary view 'particularly silly' - Jacob Rees-Mogg says Theresa May's claim the UK may become a honey pot for criminals is a particularly silly to say. Read article... VIDEO: You behind the pillar, you're on camera! - Do not adjust your set, as the BBC fails to adjust a camera in the Edinburgh newsroom which has a mind of its own. Read article... VIDEO: Westminster and Whitehall ghost tales - Giles Dilnot guides viewers towards some Westminster spirits they may want to investigate, or avoid, over Halloween. Read article... VIDEO: Should MPs wear slogans on T-shirts? - Harriet Harman wore one in PMQs, but the PM chose not to wear a T-shirt with a slogan in support of gender equality. Read article... VIDEO: Murphy: 'I'll bring Labour together' - Jim Murphy MP says he is running to be Scottish Labour leader and first minister of Scotland to end the party's period of "self-harm". Read article... VIDEO: Would-be Labour leaders make a case - Two MSPs who are bidding to become the new leader of the Scottish Labour Party have been speaking to the BBC's Politics Scotland programme. Read article... VIDEO: Leaders clash on immigration records - Ed Miliband and David Cameron clash on the parties' records on UK immigration, with calls for apologies. Read article... EU poses tough challenge for Cameron - The complex balancing act for the PM on the EU Read article... Time for the Lib Dems and Greens to do deal? - Shaun Ley on whether there's likely to be an election pact Read article... The story behind the fall of the EU referendum bill - What's the story behind the fall of the EU referendum bill? Read article... Migrants who risk everything to reach Europe - Migrants who risk everything to try to get to Europe Read article... Christmas tree battle for No 10 - Christmas Tree growers fight for Downing Street honour Read article... The end of Bastion - and Britain's war - Was the 13-year mission in Afghanistan worth its costs? Read article... Who's in and who's out of the race? - Runners and riders who might replace Johann Lamont Read article... Political opinion polls since May 2012 - See how parties have been doing in opinion surveys Read article...
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