William Hague warned on Monday that the Tories were prepared to take the fight to Labour at next year’s general election on restricting the voting rights of Scottish MPs if no agreement was reached by January on a new UK constitutional settlement.
MPs are under fire over their expenses once more after it emerged they claimed more last year than at the peak of the expenses scandal, while a quarter employed family members with public money.
Government whips are understood to be preparing contingency plans to recall parliament if Scotland votes for independence next week, which would postpone the start of the Labour party conference.
David Cameron's plan to fight the terrorist threat posed by Islamic State got off to a stuttering start when he was forced to shelve key proposals amid legal uncertainty, Liberal Democrat objections, and even doubts within the security services.
The east Kent constituency of South Thanet has been catapulted to the forefront of British politics after local Ukip members selected the party leader, Nigel Farage, to be their general election candidate, setting up an intriguing battle with a Tory candidate who once headed Ukip himself.
MPs have renewed their call for the Speaker, John Bercow, to rethink the appointment of an Australian as the House of Commons clerk, parliament's most senior official, following the revelation that he has said he does not believe the job should be done by one person.
John Bercow has made a point throughout his career of ensuring that he could never be accused, as Harold Wilson once was, of going "round the country stirring up apathy".
John Bercow, the Commons Speaker, suffered a significant setback on Thursday night when Jack Straw and Dame Margaret Beckett became the most senior figures at Westminster to raise questions about plans to appoint an Australian parliamentary official to the most senior unelected post at Westminster.
An independent Scotland that kept the pound would have a neo-colonial relationship with the rest of the UK because it would have no say over key economic and monetary decisions, Gordon Brown said on Friday.
A Foreign Office minister who resigned on Monday has blamed "intolerable" expenses rules for forcing him to choose between his family and his parliamentary career.
Conservative ministers declined to say who they were dining with on Wednesday night as they arrived at the party's secretive summer party, which last year saw donors worth £11bn rubbing shoulders with Britain's most powerful politicians.
Twenty years ago, almost to the month, John Major was forced to spell out in the House of Commons the benefits of Britain's continued membership of the European project.
Barclays has privately distanced itself from its bankers' donations to Mitt Romney, the US Republican presidential candidate, after its executives were accused in parliament of fundraising for political candidates instead of working to rebuild the public's trust in the wake of the Libor-setting scandal.