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PM Slated As Boris Sister's Twitter 'Hacked'

news.sky.com — David Cameron, in opposition, once said: "The trouble with Twitter, the instantness of it - too many twits might make a twat." Well, he was certainly on the end of an unintentional Twitter tirade when Rachel Johnson, editor of weekly magazine The Lady and sister of London Mayor Boris Johnson, tweeted...

Migration Target 'Blown Off Course' Says May

news.sky.com — 'No ifs, no buts' the Prime Minister on his pledge to get net migration down to tens of thousands by May 2015. Well today, those ifs, those buts came with Theresa May admitting that the target had been 'blown off course' because of internal EU migration. And that was down to Britain's booming economy.

SNP Slams Main Parties Over UKIP Victory

news.sky.com — The Scottish National Party has accused the three main Westminster parties of "pandering to the politics of the extreme right" following the victory of Mark Reckless in the Rochester and Strood by-election. In a scathing attack the party accused UKIP of being "a xenophobic, anti-European, anti-immigration party" who are "totally beyond the pale".

Parliamentary Staff Pick Leaves From Trees

news.sky.com — Gardeners at the Palace of Westminster are being employed to pick leaves from the lime trees outside the building to stop them falling off and making the place look untidy. A female member of staff was seen up a ladder in New Palace Yard on Friday removing individual leaves from the trees.

Is There A Miliband Leadership Crisis?

news.sky.com — Lord Levy, Lord Noon, Margaret Hodge, Dame Tessa Jowell and even Lord John Prescott, a list of party grandees who in recent days have voiced concern over some Labour policy and in certain cases their leader. Weeks after a disappointing conference and as their poll lead disappears - is this a sign of a greater leadership crisis inside the Labour party?

Scotland Devolution Pledge 'Non-Negotiable'

news.sky.com — Better Together leader Alistair Darling has insisted a pledge to devolve more powers to Scotland made before the independence referendum will be acted upon within the timetable. The former chancellor said in a recorded interview that any of the leaders of the three main Westminster parties who rowed back on the devolution timetable would "pay a heavy price".

Miliband: More Important Things Than Devo Max

news.sky.com — Ed Miliband has side-stepped the issue of constitutional change, saying the issue matters - but is not the priority for most voters. Prime Minister David Cameron says all parts of the UK should have more powers after the independence referendum in Scotland, but Mr Miliband says the process is being rushed.

Little Agreement Over UK Constitutional Change

news.sky.com — Acclaimed as the man who helped save the Union, Gordon Brown will later issue a warning following the No vote. Amid disagreements on wider devolution plans among Westminster leaders, the former prime minister will plead for unity and a proper timetable for further Scottish devolution.

'Sobriety Tags' For Offenders Who Abuse Alcohol

news.sky.com — Repeat offenders of alcohol-related offences will be forced to wear tags, to monitor if they are still drinking under a pilot scheme in London. The mandatory, so called 'sobriety tags' which look like electronic tags could force abstinence for up to four months and work by recording alcohol intake - measuring air and sweat emissions from the skin every half an hour.

Miliband Plays Early 'Politician's Wife' Card

news.sky.com — The weather is proving Britain can still enjoy a decent summer, Parliament is in recess and for many politicians this will be their last break before a gruelling nine months. So we can expect a quiet break at Westminster? Wrong.
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Nov 26, 2014

Scottish Parliament to be given full powers over income tax, under deal struck by Smith Commission: news.sky.com/story/1380950/…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @SkyNewsTonight: How much money do peers in the House of Lords claim in expenses? @DMcCaffreySky explains #SkyNewsTonight snpy.tv/1zYwriW

Nov 26, 2014

It's official: Tennis star Andy Murray has got engaged to his girlfriend of 9 years, Kim Sears.

Nov 26, 2014

How much money do peers in the House of Lords claim in allowances? I explain for @SkyNewsTonight: snpy.tv/1zYwriWz.

Nov 26, 2014

WATCH: Iranian woman dances on Tehran's metro in protest against laws | via @Telegraph fw.to/2Hc06Xa.

Nov 26, 2014

Think we should take notes... @GarethBebb @JonnyCherry. :-) RT @NYTimes How to be the perfect Thanksgiving guest nyti.ms/1yOympA.

Nov 26, 2014

Teenagers and tweens watching TV half as much as adults - @Ofcom: gu.com/p/43tqj/stw via @MediaGuardian.

Nov 26, 2014

MT @EdConwaySky: Striking how many countries pay more in benefits to richest quarter of population than poorest: pic.twitter.com/YI9T1YpSNE.

Nov 26, 2014

WATCH: Twenty minutes into #PMQs and Emily Thornberry's white van picture is brought up: PM's response: snpy.tv/1xF30PU @SkyNews.

Nov 26, 2014

Was it @EdBallsMP? MT @GilesSkyNews: Someone on Labour benches tells the Chancellor to straighten his collar: pic.twitter.com/YJ9Qka9lNb.

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