After the SNP's crushing election victory, Scottish independence is back on the political agenda
Conservative victory means in/out European Union referendum will be held in 2017 - if not before
SNP leader criticises 'scale and speed' of cuts and reaffirms party's support for the EU
The expenses claim, the Unite threat and the theory that David Miliband could try to make a comeback
Don't call her a Blairite, but Liz Kendall wants to reconnect Labour with aspirational centre-ground voters
PM says it's 'tougher but fairer', but critics say it would be 'extremely detrimental' to access to justice
Miliband himself may have failed to cut through – but his policies were largely popular, argues Guardian columnist
Policy chief set to be replaced by Mark Reckless, as Nigel Farage insists Ukip 'has never been more united'
Prince of Wales and Sinn Fein leader express regret for the past and talk of need to move forward
Police Federation survey shows three quarters of forces have cut or merged neighbourhood teams
Unite boss threatens to withdraw funding if Labour Party fails to elect the 'correct leader'
The two leaders were expected to clash, but the SNP leader says talks were 'constructive'
Shadow business secretary had been favourite to succeed Ed Miliband as Labour leader
Campaigners argue that quotas are the quickest way to improve female representation, but others warn of unintended consequences
The 73-year-old is among a handful of potential Democratic nominees listed in presidential polls
Chancellor offers greater powers to cities that agree to be governed by a directly elected mayor
Sources insist the letters sent to government ministers 'are much more boring than people think they are'
New legislation will crack down on individual extremists trying to radicalise young people
Prime minister announces priorities in Downing Street after defying pre-election predictions
What are we to make of recent polling that shows Brits will vote to stay in EU. Is that wrong too?