Report: no real-terms wage rise until 2017 Lowest 10% of earners have seen £300 cut since 2008 Poorest not seeing benefits of ‘recovery’ Sajid Javid denies link between wages and income tax receipts With a report from Ernst & Young warning that families face a “lost decade” with real wages in the deep freeze, cabinet minister Sajid Javid — […]

A furious Diane Abbot pops up at PMQs to raise the case of desperate residents facing a £14,000 annual hike in their rent after the country’s richest MP bought a stake in their properties. With Tory Richard Benyon’s family company buying into the New Era estate in East London, up to 90 families could be left facing eviction. Tenants […]

Nigel Farage asked to explain why his office electricity bill is £3,000 per year: Murnaghan: “What are you doing in there? What are you running in there? Farage: “Running machines, running banks for computers. Doing things! Doing things! Doing things that use a lot more electricity than many household chores do” Murhahan: “It sounds like […]

Serious David Cameron came in for some serious mockery on Twitter last night: I've been speaking to @BarackObama about the situation in Ukraine. We are united in condemnation of Russia's actions. — David Cameron (@David_Cameron) March 5, 2014 .@David_Cameron @BarackObama Hi guys, I'm on the line now too. Get me up to speed. […]

When is a public meeting not a public meeting? When it’s a meeting of Carmarthenshire County Council, apparently. This morning, visitors to a supposedly open meeting of the council found the door to the public gallery locked. Before being granted admission to the gallery, access to which is guaranteed by law, visitors were required to […]