An old joke went along the lines of a Tory MP saying, “My grandad knew a lot about mining—he owned loads of it.”
MPs were set to trouser an extra £10,000 of a pay rise on Thursday of this week.
David Cameron has said Nelson Mandela is his personal hero. But he didn’t always feel that way.
Notorious security firm G4S could soon be brought into every home in Britain, thanks to a new government mega-contract.
Hearty congratulations are in order this week to Sir Brendan Barber, whose lifetime of “services to employment relations” has finally been recognised by the queen.
Political party funding, footballer's homes and the number of golf courses in Surrey
Hosting the G8 summit is a double-edged sword for George Osborne.
How would you feel if you found out that a load of strangers could go rooting through all your texts, emails and instant messages without you even knowing?
Some of this week's choice quotes
The most infuriating thing about Ukip’s recent success hasn’t been Nigel Farage himself, odious far right banker that he is.
The smart way to boycott Israel, less smart defence spending and made up figures from IDS
Move over Dragon’s Den. Tory Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude’s quest to find investors for some of the civil service’s wackiest ventures could prove to be entertainment gold.
Ukip chiefs are terrified that its candidates in this week’s local elections are exposing the revolving door between it and the Nazi far right.
Not content with making school life even more of a misery with his Victorian-style curriculum, Tory education secretary Michael Gove wants to slash holidays.
Comments from the week's news
The Tories threw barrels of our cash at Maggie Thatcher’s funeral. But all the money in the world can’t buy respect. Most of the friends she’d have actually cared about died years ago.
Quotes from this week's news
The Troublemaker looks at the vile Daily Mail, gold iPhones and George Osborne's parking arrangements
Who lives in London’s most expensive apartments? One thing that’s for sure is that they don’t want you to find out.
Last week could have been a disaster for the government’s workfare programme. It sends unemployed people to toil for free – and takes away their benefits if they refuse.