Scottish National party takes stewardship of two Commons committees

Nationalists gain sway over devolution and energy policy scrutiny

Mayoral hopefuls woo London

After Boris’s ‘juddering climax’, what next for the capital?

No ‘wall of love’ for Cameron at summit

European leaders warn UK PM over reform negotiations

Lone Scots Lib-Dem under fire over leaked memo

Sturgeon tells ex-Scottish secretary to consider position as MP

No news is good news for spin chiefs

Ministers told to keep clear of airwaves for fear of political overload

Eric Pickles awarded knighthood

Ex-minister given consolation prize after losing job in cabinet

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BoE mis-sends Brexit email to press

Officials confirm research into impact of EU departure

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Passion will make case for Europe’s union

The Scottish independence campaign showed facts alone do not win argument, writes Jim Murphy

Steve Hilton: out of step Tory guru

‘Hiltonism’ fed off the man’s inability to grasp a system he longed to control, writes Giles Wilkes

UK public finances improve in April

Deficit down to £6.8bn, £2.5bn lower than year ago

Cameron warns of long path to EU reform

PM says resolving ‘British question’ will benefit entire bloc

Paris attacks UK’s EU bank reform opt-out

Dry run in UK push for special treatment within single market

Net migration to the UK leaps 52%

Figure of 318,000 is just below the peak reached in 2005

PM aims to cut non-EU skilled migrants

Businesses warn of economic fallout from planned clampdown

Politicians seek credible backstories

Phoney concepts are preserve of an increasingly phoney class

Osborne urges Whitehall to embrace cuts

Chancellor will be pursuing his ambition of eliminating deficit by 2020 through more savings

Pro and anti-EU groups rush to organise

Unexpected Conservative win poses dilemma for lobby groups

UK rail strike off after deal with unions

RMT accepts offer from Network Rail after Acas talks

Lords poised for more combative role

Labour and the Lib Dems could form formidable bloc

Cameron picks journalists for key roles

Prime minister and chancellor rebuild their political teams

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