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Osborne sets agenda for 'scroungers and waste' election

Wed 26 Jun, AT 15:26 The Mole

Chancellor's Spending Review sends clear signal the Tories will go into election as cost-cutting party

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Spooks big winners in Osborne's spending review

Wed 26 Jun, AT 08:21 The Mole

Chancellor will hand intelligence agencies extra cash today while other departments suffer £11.5bn hair cut

Osborne's 'sham' spending review leaves Labour floundering

Mon 24 Jun, AT 10:03 The Mole

Clever politics by the chancellor leaves Labour's two Eds in a bind over spending cuts

Will Osborne sweep 'damning' banking report under carpet?

Wed 19 Jun, AT 09:44 The Mole

Don't hold your breath for chancellor to adopt Tyrie report, which takes swipes at government 'interference'

Theresa May wins at last: Abu Qatada could be gone in weeks

Tue 18 Jun, AT 14:19 The Mole

King of Jordan endorses 'fair trial' treaty paving way for May to issue a workable deportation order

Arming Syrian rebels: Cameron isolated as Obama 'gets cold feet'

Mon 17 Jun, AT 10:18 The Mole

Obama now said to be 'very, very hesitant' about arming rebels, while Boris Johnson calls it madness

Time to get tough with Google: yes, but are relations too cosy?

Thu 13 Jun, AT 11:20 The Mole

Margaret Hodge demands an end to 'sweetheart deals' but search giant enjoys close ties with senior pols

Speaker John Bercow acts over conflict of interests scandal

Wed 12 Jun, AT 11:34 The Mole

Move follows revelations that Tim Yeo has green interests while chairing energy committee

Tim Yeo steps aside as energy chair – but stink remains

Tue 11 Jun, AT 10:32 The Mole

New calls for select committee chairmen to be banned from holding jobs and shares where there's a conflict of interest

As Hague defends spies, expect another 'hissy fit' from Clegg

Mon 10 Jun, AT 10:18 The Mole

Despite Big Brother scare, most Tories are on side over national security: but Clegg's a different story

Count the spoons! Miliband and Balls are out to cut benefits

Wed 5 Jun, AT 11:14 The Mole

Labour leader and his shadow chancellor want to persuade us they won't be soft on 'scroungers'

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Gay Lord Black makes passionate plea for same-sex marriage

Tue 4 Jun, AT 08:55 The Mole

But not all Lords are leaping with joy at the idea - and some still question Cameron's political judgment

Close down Cayman Islands' access to Parliament, says peer

Mon 3 Jun, AT 11:58 The Mole

Lord Oakeshott goes on the rampage in wake of latest cash-for-access scandal to hit Westminster

Downing St not sorry as MP quits over lobbying scandal

Fri 31 May, AT 13:57 The Mole

Having called the PM 'despicable' and 'an arse', the only surprise is that Patrick Mercer didn't have to go earlier

UK accused of cheating 'benefit tourists': another boost for UKIP

Thu 30 May, AT 11:36 The Mole

Brussels says UK is already discriminating against EU nationals – never mind Cameron's tough, new proposals

Is Nick Clegg 7 years old? Mansion tax threat suggests answer is yes

Wed 29 May, AT 10:03 The Mole

Clegg said to be considering tit-for-tat threat if Tories and Labour join forces to get 'snooper's charter'

George Osborne defies right-wing Tory calls for more welfare cuts

Tue 28 May, AT 09:54 The Mole

Iain Duncan Smith was ready to cut welfare by further £3bn to fund defence; no thanks says the Chancellor

Were Woolwich killers known to MI5? Cameron doesn't deny it

Thu 23 May, AT 13:20 The Mole

Prime Minister says there will be no 'knee-jerk reaction' to brutal killing and life must go on as normal

Should Parliament be recalled to show united front on Woolwich?

Thu 23 May, AT 09:12 The Mole

Recall would allow government to show leadership against jihadists – and against any far-right backlash

Cameron and the gay schoolboys: is this how to win over Tory rebels?

Wed 22 May, AT 10:51 The Mole

PM says he's proud of his government's reforming style but promises to stick to 'the big picture' from now on

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