The Labour MP Jim Sheridan on Tuesday called for sketchwriters to be banned from the Commons.
It is a scene familiar to many who have wandered down a British high street on a busy night: a man worse for wear for drink being restrained by three police officers as blue lights flash and fellow revellers crane their necks to watch the drama.
A major Revenue & Customs (HMRC) inquiry into the tax credit system failed to identify at least £850m that was believed to have been lost through fraud and error, the government's independent auditors have found.
Eurosceptic Tory MPs and the Labour party strengthened Britain's position at last week's European summit after they defied the government to vote in favour of a real terms cut in the EU budget last year, David Cameron said.
Nick Clegg is battling to prevent Conservative reprisals after leading his MPs to vote with Labour for the first time since the coalition was formed, in order to defer the parliamentary constituency boundary review until after the next election.
MPs have privately said they want a pay rise, with the majority calling for a 32% increase that would take their annual salary to £86,250.
David Cameron has acknowledged to Tory MPs that the party will struggle to defeat a joint Liberal Democrat-Labour plan to postpone shrinking the House of Commons until after the next election.
Britain's armed forces are at risk of being "fatally compromised" by a sustained cyber-attack because the military is dependent on technology that has no proven back-up, MPs have warned .
You know it's Christmas because things get silly.
Maria Miller is to face an investigation into her expenses by the parliamentary commissioner for standards after the Daily Telegraph alleged that the culture secretary had breached rules over her second home.
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.