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Michael Martin says he is willing to stay in his post after the election

Speaker faces growing pressure to step down

Backbench critics angry at Damian Green affair may oppose reappointment

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Downturn will wipe out Labour's anti-poverty gains

Monday, 8 December 2008

The economic downturn threatens to wipe out a decade of Labour attempts to tackle poverty, researchers will warn today. The recession could eliminate gains in employment levels within a year and send targets for tackling child poverty "out of the window," they said.

Karen Matthews who was convicted this week

Nationwide overhaul of social services departments ordered

Sunday, 7 December 2008

And benefits shake-up will force most claimants to look for work or re-train

Commons Speaker Michael Martin admitted that police had been allowed to enter Parliament without a warrant

Bill to allow Commons searches with no warrant

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Pressure grows on Speaker as new proposal undermines promise to MPs

Speaker 'to stand for re-election' despite Green row

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Beleaguered Commons Speaker Michael Martin is set to defy his critics and stand for a third term, it was reported.

Government 'to make claimants earn their benefits'

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Work and Pensions Secretary James Purnell issued a warning that virtually all welfare claimants will have to do some form of work or prepare for a job if they are to carry on receiving state benefits.

An MPs' panel will examine Damian Green's arrest

Tories sweep Green's home for bugging devices

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Common law offence used to arrest Tory frontbencher

Hutton threatens to pull out of Iraq

Saturday, 6 December 2008

The Defence Secretary, John Hutton, is threatening to pull troops out of Iraq by the end of the year unless the Iraqi government gives them protection from prosecution, it was reported.

Former cabinet minister Peter Hain said he was pleased the investigation into his deputy leadership campaign had cleared his name

Cleared Hain eyes Government return

Friday, 5 December 2008

Peter Hain was eyeing a return to the Government today after being cleared by prosecutors over donations to his campaign for Labour's deputy leadership.

Mole hunts extended across Whitehall

Friday, 5 December 2008

Police mole hunts have begun into other Whitehall leaks in addition to the Damian Green investigation, the Home Office disclosed yesterday as in-fighting intensified between Scotland Yard and the Commons authorities over the raid on the Tory MP's office.

Europe strikes blow against DNA register

Friday, 5 December 2008

The European Court of Human Rights says retention of innocent people's DNA records by police is illegal.

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