Catalans queuing outside a polling station in the Delegation of the Catalan Government in Paris

Catalonia backs independence in vote which 'means nothing'

One-Minute Read Mon 10 Nov, AT 14:16

The north-eastern region votes by 80% to leave Spain, in a ballot that Madrid has refused to recognise

The Mole

Ed Miliband seeks new friends at Big Business love-in

Mon 10 Nov, AT 11:20 The Mole

Labour leader steals pro-EU agenda as Cameron faces back-bench rebellion over European Arrest Warrant

Columnist Don Brind

General election 2015: where do things stand with 6 months to go?

Fri 7 Nov, AT 12:02 Don Brind

With Ukip and the SNP surging, anything could happen: The Week’s poll-watcher looks at the alternatives

The Mole

Is Ed Miliband quitting? BBC reporter starts media flap

Thu 6 Nov, AT 16:30 The Mole

Radio report starts fevered speculation that Miliband might be about to stand down as Labour leader

House of Lords chamber

House of Lords: pros and cons of an unelected upper chamber

Briefing Thu 6 Nov, AT 13:09

Labour wants to replace House with an elected senate, but will it be filled with career politicians?

The Mole

Miliband: ‘old-style socialist who can’t connect with public’

Thu 6 Nov, AT 10:24 The Mole

Stinging attack from New Statesman as Times claims Labour backbenchers could still ask him to step aside

UK ID Card

Verify system announced - is it an ID card by the back door?

Briefing Wed 5 Nov, AT 11:40

The government has announced a new online system which some campaigners claim is an ID card by stealth

Republican supporters in Colorado

US midterm elections: what next after Republican victory?

Briefing Wed 5 Nov, AT 11:27

Republican party overwhelms Democrats in a sweeping election victory across the United States

The Mole

Battling 'Maggie' May: Tories’ top choice to replace Cameron

Wed 5 Nov, AT 10:29 The Mole

Having seen off Norman Baker, Theresa May is now digging in her heels with another colleague, Sajid Javid

UK border control

EU migrants contribute £20bn to UK economy, study finds

One-Minute Read Wed 5 Nov, AT 09:19

University College London study finds that European migrants pay out more in taxes than they receive in benefits

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