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.

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.

Libya and a stain on Britain"s conscience

Libya and a stain on Britain’s conscience | UPDATED: 23:54 GMT, 13 December 2012 Britain has long been shamed by the grubby relationship between the Blair government and the murderous Colonel Gaddafi regime. The terrorist – who funded IRA attacks in Britain, and feted the Lockerbie bomber – was indulged, fawned over and brought in from the cold by our ex-Prime Minister, who was desperate to get his hands on lucrative Libyan oil contracts. Yet the squalid antics of the Blair administration have not only left a stain on this nation’s conscience.

Clegg turns up to watch as Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to Europe for transforming "continent of war to one of peace"

Europe is awarded Nobel Peace Prize for transforming 'continent of war to one of peace' (but Clegg has to represent Britain as Cameron has stayed at home) All but six Prime Ministers of Europe turn up to see Peace Price awarded to the EUBut David Cameron stays home, leaving Clegg to represent the UK Committee congratulates EU for leading 'global quest for peace' | UPDATED: 17:15 GMT, 10 December 2012 The European Union's three presidents collected the Nobel Peace Prize today in recognition of six decades of work promoting 'peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights'. Prime Minister David Cameron stayed away – one of six EU leaders who decided not to attend. Instead, deputy Nick Clegg got his own day of peace, attending alone to represent the UK in the splendour of the Nobel Institute in Oslo.

JAMES FORSYTH: David Cameron unveils his secret poll weapon… the welfare wedge

David Cameron unveils his secret poll weapon… the welfare wedge | UPDATED: 01:51 GMT, 9 December 2012 Conservative Ministers have been moved on to a campaign footing by David Cameron. The day after the Autumn Statement, he summoned them to party headquarters for a conversation away from prying Liberal Democrat ears.

Crippling payday loan rates will be capped after Government vowed to crackdown on lenders

Crippling payday loan rates will be capped after Government vowed to crackdown on lenders Lenders currently face no restrictions on chargesTreasury ministers backed crackdown to cap ratesCustomers pay annual interest of more than 4,000pc | UPDATED: 00:01 GMT, 29 November 2012 Extortionate interest rates charged by payday loan sharks will be capped after the Government agreed to change the law. Treasury ministers backed a crackdown on the lenders who currently face no restrictions on what they charge, with some customers paying annual interest of more than 4,000 per cent

David Cameron: Don"t shackle our free Press say 86 MPs and peers on eve of Leveson report

Don't shackle our free Press say 86 MPs and peers on eve of Leveson report The cross-party group of 86 insist statutory regulation of the media undermines a cornerstone of our democracyThey are urging the Prime Minister to reject any form of regulation Lord Justice Leveson's report into media standards is due to be released There is speculation that Leveson will recommend some form of 'underpinning' in law to a new Press watchdog | UPDATED: 23:30 GMT, 27 November 2012 Dozens of MPs and peers, including nine former Cabinet ministers, today urge David Cameron to resist laws which would shackle Britain’s 300-year-old free Press. On the eve of Lord Justice Leveson’s report into media standards, the cross-party group of 86 insists that any form of statutory regulation risks undermining a cornerstone of our democracy and asks the Prime Minister to reject any form of statutory media regulation.

Cabinet ministers fighting "like rats in a sack" in blame game about lack of growth

Cabinet ministers fighting 'like rats in a sack' in blame game about lack of growth David Cameron and George Osborne single out ministers at Cabinet meeting for not focusing on jobs and growthDepartments for culture, business, environment and communities among those singled outLabour leader Ed Miliband says ministers are fighting 'like rats in a sack' Chancellor is under pressure ahead of Autumn Statement next week with growth forecasts making grim reading | UPDATED: 14:26 GMT, 28 November 2012 Chancellor George Osborne will deliver his Autumn Statement to the Commons on Wednesday Senior Cabinet ministers are embroiled in a blame game over who is responsible for the lack of economic growth.