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  • ROCHESTER RESULT DUE

    Mark Reckless has arrived at the count for the Rochester and Strood by-election. The turnout for the vote, triggered by Mr Reckless’ defection from the Tories to Ukip, was ...


  • The Waugh Room

    Migrating the Message

    Migrating the Message

      David Cameron won’t want to be seen to be dancing to UKIP’s tune tomorrow as the Rochester result comes in. But I’ve been told that he’s strongly leaning tow...

  • The Green Box

    John Boehner, the Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, says President Obama has 'cemented his legacy of lawlessness and squandered what little credibi...

  • The House Magazine

    Stowell Power

    Stowell Power

      Words: Daniel Bond Photos: Paul Heartfield       Parliamentary debates and jokes about pop culture rarely make easy bedfellows. Nothing illustrates ...

  • Dot Commons' Diary

    Council goes off-message

    Ministers have been advising councils to think creatively when it comes to dealing with cuts in government funding, but they probably didn’t have this in mind. At...

  • Political Pulse

    The Knowledge: Are MPs running scared of UKIP?

    “The Balkans”, according to one of the many witticisms attributed to Winston Churchill, “produce more history than they can consume locally”. In the past two weeks, ...

Central Lobby

Design housing ‘for the ageing population’

New types of homes are needed to accommodate an ageing population, the government has said.

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