Labour in disarray on welfare shake-up as its proposals for tough reform unravel

Labour in disarray on welfare shake-up as its proposals for tough reform unravel Labour leader Ed Miliband faces growing mutiny over his soft approachPolls reveal decisive public support for Government's benefit shake-upLiam Byrne rushes out proposals designed to harden up Labour's image By Jason Groves PUBLISHED: 00:28 GMT, 8 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:58 GMT, 8 April 2013 Labour was plunged into disarray over welfare yesterday, as its proposals for tough reforms unravelled – and Ed Miliband faced a growing mutiny over his soft approach.

Number of police officers suspected of conspiring about Andrew Mitchell in "Plebgate" row rises to 10

Number of police officers suspected of conspiring about Andrew Mitchell in 'Plebgate' row rises to 10Inquiry into allegations has widened following fresh informationIPCC operation now encompasses officers from four forces: Metropolitan Police, West Mercia, West Midlands and Warwickshire Some accused of fabricating allegations and of leaking details to press By Arthur Martin PUBLISHED: 12:43 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:41 GMT, 25 March 2013 At least ten police officers are now suspected of discrediting former cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell over the Plebgate affair. The criminal investigation into the alleged attempts to smear the former Tory chief whip has widened after the Independent Police Complaints Commission received fresh information. Ten officers from four forces are being investigated by the watchdog

Nick Clegg would face 150,000-a-year bill for his official country retreat under his own mansion tax plan

Nick Clegg would face 150,000-a-year bill for his official country retreat under his own mansion tax plan The Deputy Prime Minister is entitled to use Chevening House – worth 15mProperties worth more than 2m would be charged one per cent annual tax By Mail On Sunday Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:48 GMT, 3 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:00 GMT, 3 March 2013 The Deputy Prime Minister shares the use of Chevening House with Foreign Secretary William Hague as a perk of his Cabinet position Nick Clegg's plan to introduce a mansion tax on expensive properties would mean a charge of 150,000 a year on his country retreat Chevening House, it was revealed last night. The Deputy Prime Minister is entitled to use Chevening, which has 115 rooms and is set in 3,500 acres of Kent countryside, as a perk of his Cabinet position.

Welcome to poundland: Thousands clamour for the 20 Victorian terraced properties on sale for 1 EACH

Welcome to poundland: Thousands clamour for the 20 Victorian terraced properties on sale for 1 EACHMore than 100 people fighting for every Victorian house Council desperate to prompt regeneration in one of Liverpool's most impoverished areas By Jaya Narain PUBLISHED: 22:53 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:02 GMT, 2 March 2013 A house in Kensington, Liverpool may not have the airs and graces of a Georgian mansion in the desirable SW1 district in London.

Lib Dems battle to persuade voters to turn out in today"s crunch Eastleigh by-election amid fears sex scandal could decide result

Lib Dems battle to persuade voters to turn out in today's crunch Eastleigh by-election amid fears sex scandal could decide result Polls open in Hampshire town to elect successor to disgraced Cabinet minister Chris HuhneContest billed as three-horse race between Lib Dems, Tories and UKIPLib Dems thought win was 'in the bag' until allegations emerged against ex-chief executive Lord RennardTories fear they could be forced into third place by a surging UKIP By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor PUBLISHED: 08:54 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 09:45 GMT, 28 February 2013 Panicked Liberal Democrats launched a drive to persuade their supporters to turn out in today's crunch Eastleigh by-election amid fears voters will desert them in protest at the Lord Rennard scandal. Voters go to the polls in the Hampshire seat today to choose a successor to disgraced Cabinet minister Chris Huhne, who quit after being warned he faces jail for pleading guilty to perverting the course of justice. The Lib Dems are battling to see off challenges from the Conservatives and the UK Independence Party, who claim they could be on course for a historic first Commons win

Cameron"s deficit boast is misleading, says senior Tory John Redwood as he calls for new cuts to boost economy

Cameron's deficit boast is misleading, says senior Tory as he calls for new cuts to boost economy John Redwood says national debt is still rising fastPrime Minister is in danger of 'misleading' the publicDeeper cuts to both taxes and spending needed, he argues By Jason Groves PUBLISHED: 01:59 GMT, 1 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:59 GMT, 1 January 2013 John Redwood says David Cameron is misleading the country by claiming to have slashed the deficit David Cameron is ‘misleading’ the public by bragging about having slashed the nation’s budget deficit, a former Conservative Cabinet minister said yesterday. John Redwood said the boast – repeated in the PM’s New Year message – risked fooling people into thinking that the nation’s debt was coming under control at a time when borrowing is still running at more than 100billion a year, because many voters did not know the difference between the debt and the deficit.

Hillary Clinton hospitalized with blood clot – three weeks after suffering concussion

Hillary Clinton rushed to hospital with blood clot just three weeks after suffering concussionSecretary of state hospitalized at New York-Presbyterian hospital after follow-up exam found the clotWas treated for a concussion earlier this month after fainting while she battled a stomach virusSpokesman would not indicate where the blood clot is located | UPDATED: 07:15 GMT, 31 December 2012 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been admitted to a New York hospital after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month. Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines said her doctors discovered the clot during a follow-up exam on Sunday.

Universal credit plan "is a disaster in the making", says Minister just months ahead of launch

Universal credit plan 'is a disaster in the making', says minister just months ahead of launchDavid Cameron's new benefits initiative 'set to fail'Universal credit scheme criticised by Cabinet ministerNew system will replace list of unemployment handouts | UPDATED: 08:05 GMT, 31 December 2012 The universal credit scheme is a disaster waiting to happen, a Cabinet minister has warned. The initiative, which is the centrepiece of David Cameron’s welfare reforms, is due to begin with a pilot scheme in April and a national roll-out in October. Aimed at making it pay to return to work, the single benefit will replace a raft of unemployment and in-work handouts

Stop these infantile, grubby power games

Stop these infantile, grubby power games | UPDATED: 00:19 GMT, 24 December 2012 Mr Mitchell, as he accepts, was wrong to have set such a bad example by swearing at the police What an extraordinary – and unedifying – week it has been. Last weekend, the Plebgate saga had appeared all but over. Ex-chief whip Andrew Mitchell – while still denying that he called police officers ‘plebs’ in an altercation at the Downing Street gates – had long since resigned.